Thomas and Schulze Honored with CSFs Dingell-Young Sportsmen’s Legacy Award

Congratulations to Lindsay Thomas and Richard “Dick” Schulze, who the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation recognized with the Dingell-Young Sportsmen’s Legacy Award! Their dedication to bipartisan collaboration and unwavering commitment to conservation, hunting, and fishing positively impact our nation’s outdoor traditions. This recognition honors their lifelong contributions to our country and America’s outdoor heritage.

CSF and CSC Leadership Recognize Richard “Dick” Schulze and Lindsay Thomas with Dingell-Young Sportsmen’s Legacy Award.

CSF Recognizes Richard “Dick” Schulze and Lindsay Thomas with Dingell-Young Sportsmen’s Legacy Award

Lindsay Thomas and Richard “Dick” Schulze were honored at the 34th Annual Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) Banquet and Auction with the Dingell-Young Sportsmen’s Legacy Award, the highest recognition bestowed by CSF. This award, honored by the Dingell family and Congressman Don Young, acknowledges extraordinary leadership in advancing conservation policy and outdoor hunting and angling traditions.

Schulze, who served in the U.S. House of Representatives for 18 years, was celebrated for his unwavering commitment to conservation. He held influential positions, including Ranking Member of the House Ways and Means Committee, and actively supported sportsmen and women by serving on the Natural Resources Committee and the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission. President George H. W. Bush even appointed him to the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation board.

Thomas, a former five-term Congressman, contributed to the sportsmen’s cause through his roles in various congressional committees and later in leadership positions such as director of state governmental affairs for the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games and president/CEO of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce. He also served as a board member and Chairman of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation.

Schulze and Thomas, as bipartisan founders of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus, played a pivotal role in establishing the largest and most effective bipartisan, bicameral caucus in the U.S. Congress. Despite their political differences, they united to support conservation, hunting, and fishing. Since its inception in 1989, the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus has been recognized for its bipartisan success in advancing policies benefiting sportsmen and women.

In recognition of their outstanding congressional leadership and pivotal role in creating the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus, Schulze and Thomas received the Dingell-Young Sportsmen’s Legacy Award from the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation. This award acknowledges their dedication to conservation and America’s outdoor heritage.

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

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