The Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF), the leading advocate for sportsmen and women in the political arena, and the Boone and Crockett Club (B&C), America’s pioneers of conservation, announced a formal partnership through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) during the Boone and Crockett Club’s 134th Annual Meeting in New Orleans. Defining and establishing a recognized partnership between CSF and B&C – at the state, regional and national levels – will benefit each organization by leveraging the unique expertise and resources of the other through collaboration.
Both CSF and B&C are positioned to advance conservation goals that benefit America’s sportsmen and women. The establishment of a coordinated working relationship provides an opportunity to combine the power of CSF’s sportsmen’s caucus infrastructure and expertise with B&C’s influential network of conservation professionals and regular members across the country.
Through the partnership, CSF will work closely with B&C to identify and track legislation that affects the conservation of our nation’s natural resources. Working together, both organizations will leverage their reach, resources, and expertise to facilitate a strategic path forward on federal, state, and regional policy issues to advance shared goals.
The adoption of the B&C-CSF MOU represents the evolution of a decades-long working relationship between the two organizations that has produced numerous wins for sportsmen and women. Most recently, the two organizations worked successfully in advancing a number of legislative wins including the enactment of the Great American Outdoors Act, establishment of a HuntFish30x30 coalition, passage of an anti-poaching bill in Oregon and the enactment of HB 647 which restructures the costs of Montana non-resident hunting licenses.
“CSF and the Boone and Crockett Club are no strangers to one another having been in the trenches, working together for many years, as we both recognize the immense contributions of America’s hunters and anglers to conservation,” said CSF president and CEO Jeff Crane. “We are excited to establish a formal partnership to foster and further conservation interests of this nation’s great outdoor traditions.”
“For decades, the Boone and Crockett Club has worked closely with CSF and shared many successes for hunting and conservation,” said B&C Chief Executive Officer Tony A. Schoonen. “With the ongoing challenges to ensure a future for wildlife and wild places, formalizing a partnership that builds on the strengths of both organizations will be a great benefit to our sporting and outdoor community.”
CSF and B&C look forward to collaborating in support of a long-term strategy that delivers successful outcomes for conservation. Together, CSF and B&C will continue to identify relevant policy priorities and get those priorities in front of the appropriate agency and legislative bodies in support of our shared hunting and angling heritage.
About the 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, and with the support of major hunting, angling, recreational shooting and trapping organizations, serves as an unprecedented network of pro-sportsmen elected officials that advance the interests of America’s hunters and anglers.
About Boone and Crockett Club
Founded by Theodore Roosevelt in 1887, the Boone and Crockett Club promotes guardianship and visionary management of big game and associated wildlife in North America. The Club maintains the highest standards of fair chase sportsmanship and habitat stewardship. Member accomplishments include enlarging and protecting Yellowstone and establishing Glacier and Denali national parks, founding the U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service and National Wildlife Refuge System, fostering the Pittman-Robertson and Lacey Acts, creating the Federal Duck Stamp program, and developing the cornerstones of modern game laws. The Boone and Crockett Club is headquartered in Missoula, Montana. Click here to learn more about the Boone and Crockett Club.