Last week at the NASC Legislators and Athletes Summit in Bozeman, Montana, the Congressional Athletes Foundation (CSF) and Delta Waterfowl (Delta) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). CSF, the leading advocate for athletes in the political arena, and Delta, the Duck Hunters Organization, are pleased to announce the completion of an already successful partnership. Through input into this MOU, CSF and Delta will be able to create synergy and collaboration at the state, regional and national levels between two of America’s leading sports conservation organizations.
“In 2022, CSF and Delta were able to achieve several legislative goals together,” said CSF President and CEO Jeff Crane. “From the historic expansion of Sunday hunting opportunities in Virginia to the passage of legislation in Kansas that created lifetime youth licenses, the work between our two organizations is already paying off for America’s 55 million athletes. By formally establishing our association, we can more effectively encourage collaboration, bipartisanship and opportunity for athletes today and for generations to come.”
Representing an opportunity to combine the power of CSF’s policy leadership with Delta’s mission and membership, this partnership will bring together Delta government affairs staff with the CSF team to facilitate collaboration and communication. This working relationship will allow Delta to connect with the caucuses that CSF works closely with while also giving CSF the opportunity to connect and interact with Delta members and volunteers in support of the organizations’ shared missions.
“Delta and CSF have worked together on shared political priorities for years,” John Devney, Delta Waterfowl Policy Director explained. “This MOU is a formalization of that already impressive partnership and will continue to ensure beneficial results for ducks, duck habitat and duck hunters well into the future.”
About the Congressional Athletes Foundation
Founded in 1989, the Congressional Sports Foundation (CSF) has maintained a unity of purpose that has guided the organization to become the most respected and trusted sports organization in the political arena. CSF’s mission is to work with Congress, governors and state legislatures to protect and promote hunting, angling, recreational shooting and trapping. Working with the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus (CSC), the Governors Sportsmen’s Caucus (GSC), and the National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucus (NASC), the CSF gives a voice to hunters, anglers, recreational shooters, and hunters on Capitol Hill and in all state capitals. advocate for vital outdoor issues that are the backbone of our nation’s conservation legacy.
About Delta Waterfowl
Delta Waterfowl is The Duck Hunters Organization, a leading conservation group founded on the famous Delta Marsh in Manitoba, with its US headquarters in Bismarck, North Dakota. Delta works to offer science-based, effective duck production programs, including Predator Management and Hen Houses, which add thousands of ducks to each fall flight. Delta Waterfowl is also the world leader in waterfowl research. Since the 1930s, Delta Waterfowl has conducted groundbreaking and historically important scientific work on ducks and has strived to answer questions that are critically important to ducks and duck hunters throughout North America. With its dedicated policy and government affairs team, Delta works diligently to address threats to duck hunting, as well as create new opportunities to serve waterfowl hunters.
Founded in 1989, the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) is the informed authority on outdoor issues and serves as the primary conduit for influencing public policy. Working with the Congressional Athletes Caucus (CSC), the Governors Athletes Caucus (GSC) and the National Assembly of Athletes Caucus (NASC), CSF gives a voice to hunters, anglers, recreational shooters and hunters on Capitol Hill and in all state capitals. advocate for vital outdoor issues that are the backbone of our nation’s conservation legacy. For more information on CSF’s policy work, visit www.congressionalsportsmen.org.