CSF Celebrates the Effectiveness of the CSC With Some Healthy Competition at Annual Congressional Clays Event

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Earlier today, Members of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus (CSC) and industry partners gathered for a day of fun and fierce competition at the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation’s (CSF) annual bipartisan Congressional Clays Competition, hosted at the premier Prince George’s County Trap and Skeet Center.

This unique sporting clay, trap, and skeet shooting event provides an unparalleled opportunity for attendees to connect with each other and enjoy the great outdoors together. The day started at 10 a.m. with registration and warm-ups, and soon after the bipartisan shooting competition commenced – ending in the afternoon with lunch and a “bragging rights” ceremony.

“Enjoying our time-honored traditions at events like this gives us all the opportunity to set party lines aside, and to celebrate our vast similarities,” said CSF President and CEO Jeff Crane. “In a time where the divide between parties can seem deeper than ever, the CSC’s noteworthy ability to work across the aisle to protect and promote America’s rich sporting heritage is something worth celebrating, and the Congressional Clays Competition is the perfect event to do so. It is all thanks to our great partners and industry allies, as well as the incredible work by the CSC, that days like this are possible.”

Made up of nearly 250 members of the House and Senate, the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus is the largest, most active bipartisan caucus in Congress, renowned for its unparalleled effectiveness and dedication to advancing the interests of America’s 55 million sportsmen and women. The CSC is truly the champion of sportsmen and women in Washington D.C. and has certainly lived up to this reputation in 2024 – spearheading several critical pieces of legislation including the EXPLORE Act, America’s Conservation Enhancement Reauthorization Act, the Protecting Access for Hunters & Anglers Act, and more.

CSF would like to express our gratitude to the Mission Partners and sponsors who helped make this such a successful event. Title Sponsors include Bass Prop Shops; Cabela’s; Outdoor Sportsman Group; and Richard Childress Racing. Host Sponsors include Dallas Safari Club; Ducks Unlimited; Ecentria; Hornady Manufacturing, Inc.; International Order of T. Roosevelt; National Shooting Sports Foundation; Safari Club International; Scheels; Shimano; Silencer Central; and Vista Outdoor Inc. Co-Host Sponsors include Airline Pilots Association, INT’L; AMGEN; Conservative Partnership Institute; Federal Premium Ammunition; Koch Industries; Lockheed Martin; National Rifle Association; Retay; Shumaker; Silencer Shop; The Kinetic Group; White Flyer Targets; Winchester; and Yamaha.

Clays Competition Awards

Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus Individual Category

  • “Top Gun” Member of Congress: Rep. John Rutherford (FL)
  • “Top Gun” Democrat: Rep. Mike Thompson (CA)
  • “Top Gun” Republican: Rep. Jeff Duncan (SC) 
  • Top Skeet: Rep. Bill Huizenga (MI)
  • Top Trap: Rep. Richard Hudson (NC) 
  • Top Sporting Clays: Rep. Gabe Vasquez (NM)

Attendees Category

  • “Top Gun”: Chuck Richardson
  • “Top Gun” Beginner: Sarah Jorgenson
  • “Top Gun” Female: Pamela Meara
  • Top Skeet: Robert Crow
  • Top Trap: Forrest Wilson 
  • Top Sporting Clays: Marshall Conrad 

Founded in 1989, the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) is the informed authority across outdoor issues and serves as the primary conduit for influencing public policy. Working with the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus (CSC), the Governors Sportsmen’s Caucus (GSC), and the National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses (NASC), CSF gives a voice to hunters, anglers, recreational shooters, and trappers on Capitol hill and throughout state capitols advocating on 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.



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