Season 2, Episode 8 – Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation President Jeff Crane
Today we are talking to Jeff Crane, President of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation. CSF plays a key role for sportsmen and women on Capitol Hill and in state houses around the country. Jeff describes more about the organization and its affiliated National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses and the Governors’ Sportsmen’s Caucus. Miles Moretti, President/CEO of the Mule Deer Foundation joins us and both he and Jeff talk about why sportsmen should care about policy. They talk about some of the legislation that has recently passed such as the Farm Bill, including the provision that helps sagebrush restoration that will benefit habitat, and the “fire borrowing fix”. Both Jeff and Miles are also members of the Hunting and Shooting Sports Conservation Council, a federal committee established to help advise the Secretary of the Interior and Agriculture on sportsmen’s issues and they describe some of the priorities they are working on. We also hear about some of the issues sportsmen and women should pay attention to that are on the horizon. CSF provides updated information about what’s going on in Congress as well as state legislatures at www.congressionalsportsmen.org and also include recommendations on what individuals can do to get involved.
The Mule Deer Foundation is the only conservation group in North America dedicated to restoring, improving and protecting mule deer and black-tailed deer and their habitat, with a focus on science and program efficiency. MDF is a strong voice for hunters in access, wildlife management and conservation policy issues. MDF acknowledges regulated hunting as a viable management component and is committed to recruitment and retention of youth into the shooting sports and conservation. Get involved in your state or become a member at www.muledeer.org or call 1-888-375-3337.