Since 1989 the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) has maintained a singleness of purpose that has guided the organization to become the most respected and trusted sportsmen’s organization in the political arena. CSF’s mission is to work with Congress, governors, and state legislatures to protect and advance hunting, angling, recreational shooting and trapping.
The unique and collective force of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus (CSC), the Governors Sportsmen’s Caucus (GSC) and the National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses (NASC), working closely with CSF, serves as an unprecedented network of pro-sportsmen elected officials that advance the agenda of America’s hunters and anglers.
CSF’s stature as the sportsmen’s leader on policy issues has steadily grown through active involvement within the hunting and fishing conservation community, including staff leadership and engagement in the American Wildlife Conservation Partners (AWCP), Council to Advance Hunting and Shooting Sports (CAHSS), National Fish Habitat Partnership Board (NFHP) and FishNet at the national level, the Western Governors Association (WGA) GetOut West! Advisory Group, Families Afield and the Sunday Hunting Coalition at the state level.
Additionally, CSF is the only organization represented on the five federally chartered advisory councils (FAC) dealing with hunting, recreational fishing, and wildlife management: the Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council (WHHCC), the Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council (SFBPC), the Marine Protected Areas (MPA FAC), the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee (MFAC), and the National Wildlife Services Advisory Committee (NWSAC).
The Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation provides support and guidance for three distinct caucuses operating at both the Federal and State level:
Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus
With nearly 300 members, the bipartisan Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus has grown into one of the largest and most effective caucuses in the US Congress. The caucus is the sportsmen’s ally and first line of defense in Washington protecting and advancing hunting, angling, recreational shooting and trapping.
Governors Sportsmen’s Caucus
The 31 members of the Governors Sportsmen’s Caucus facilitates communication and information exchange between Governors and one lieutenant governor in support of legislation and regulations that protect and advance hunting, angling, recreational shooting and trapping.
National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses
Forty-seven state caucuses and over 2,000 state legislators are united under the National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses umbrella. The NASC facilitates the interaction and idea exchange among state caucus leaders and the outdoor community.