The Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation hosted its 30th annual banquet and auction in Washington, D.C. The event celebrated past and present Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus (CSC) members and 30 years of advancing fish and wildlife conservation in Washington and across the country.
The dinner was preceded by a sponsor’s reception, where SCI President Steve Skold addressed the assembly.
Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt served as the reception’s keynote speaker. “I am grateful for the support of the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation for the Department of the Interior's conservation and recreation priorities. CSF is a valued partner, bringing together leaders in the outdoor community and helping advance President Trump's dynamic vision both for the Department and for American conservation on the whole,” said Secretary Bernhardt.
CSF President Jeff Crane and CSC founding members Reps. Dick Schulze (R-PA) and Lindsay Thomas (D-GA) recognized U.S. House members Congressmen Don Young (AK) and Collin Peterson (MN) as the current longest serving CSC members and thanked them for their years of dedication to the sportsmen's community while working in Congress, said a CSF news release.
“Recognizing our longest standing CSC members is truly an honor for me and CSF,” said Jeff Crane, CSF President. “Their passion and dedication to supporting our sportsmen's community for thirty years has helped to advance many pro-sportsman legislative wins and defeat bills that could have potentially devastated our sporting heritage. I'm grateful for their friendship and continued support and look forward to continuing our fight on behalf of America's sportsmen and women.”
Over 55 CSC members joined representatives from industry and leaders in the sportsmen’s conservation community to celebrate conservation victories over the past year.