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Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation
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 interests 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, and Families Afield and the Sunday Hunting Coalition at the state level.
Additionally, CSF is represented on federally chartered advisory councils (FAC) dealing with hunting, recreational fishing, and wildlife management: the Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council (WHHCC) and WHHCC Recruitment and Retention Subcommittee, the National Wildlife Services Advisory Committee (NWSAC), The Sport Fish and Boating Partnership Council, and the Marine Protected Areas FAC.
Keeping Bass Alive
A Guidebook For Tournament Anglers & Organizers Second Edition Copyright 2009 BASS®, Lake Buena Vista, Florida
Thirty-five years ago, B.A.S.S. introduced the catch-and-release concept to tournament bass fishing. Post-tournament survival of released bass has increased significantly since then as technology has improved and angler knowledge has increased. B.A.S.S. has played a key role in publicizing the development and use of state-of-the-art fish-care techniques. The first edition of Keeping Bass Alive was a milestone publication that became the standard that anglers and tournament directors looked to for information.
In this second edition, our objective remains the same - to provide anglers with information to maximize the survival of bass that are caught and released during tournaments. We have created a guidebook that can do just that. This version of KBA hits the highlights. Anglers and tournament organizers can find more detail in the web version on www.Bassmaster.com Here is the link to Keeping Bass Alive (PDF)