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SCI Appeals Western Great Lakes Wolf Ruling

Safari Club International has taken the next step in the battle over the status and management of the wolves of the Western Great Lakes (WGL). Last December, a D.C. federal district court judge ruled that the federal government illegally delisted the WGL wolves. The ruling returned those wolves to endangered status. Safari Club International, along … Continue reading

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Four Anti-Hunting Groups Are Doing Their Best to Bring African Elephants to Extinction

On February 11, 2015, four notorious anti-hunting groups took action in an attempt to put an end to the most effective means of elephant conservation – U.S. importation of legally sport-hunted elephants. The International Fund for Animal Welfare, Humane Society of the United States, Humane Society International and the Fund for Animals together petitioned the … Continue reading

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U.S. Releases Implementation Plan to Combat Wildlife Trafficking

A year to the day after President Obama issued a “National Strategy for Combating Wildlife Trafficking,” the U.S. released its plan to implement that strategy. Although the plan’s overall objective is to target and reduce wildlife trafficking and not to make it more difficult to hunt and import sport-hunted animals, the lengthy plan does include … Continue reading

Who Does the HSUS Really Support?

We’re all familiar with the ads…dramatic camera pans and close ups of sad puppies and kittens in cages. Some showing signs of abuse or neglect while appropriately moving music plays in the background. The Humane Society of the United States has been using this “rip at the heartstrings” approach to their fundraising efforts for a … Continue reading

SCI Member Beth Ryan Appointed to NM Game & Fish Commission

SCI member Elizabeth “Beth” Atkinson Ryan of Roswell, New Mexico, was appointed by Governor Susana Martinez to the New Mexico Game and Fish Commission. Beth is a partner at the law firm of Carson Ryan LLC, where she has an oil, gas, and energy practice. She is married to Zack Ryan of Paducah, Texas, a … Continue reading

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Washington Report – Reality Disconnect

The annual State of the Union speech is the unofficial kickoff of the legislative season in the nation’s capital. Once a brief report delivered by letter, the speech has taken on all the theatrics of a major Hollywood production. And Barack Obama certainly loves any production that features him as the star. In the speech, … Continue reading

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Introduction of the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2015

Today, SCI is pleased to announce the introduction of the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2015 in the U.S. Senate by Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK).   This important compendium of pro-hunting provisions has been passed by the House but blocked in the Senate for years.  Now, with the election of several new pro-hunting Senators in 2014 and … Continue reading

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EUROPEAN UNION TROPHY IMPORT RULES CHANGED

THESE RULE CHANGES AFFECT EU HUNTERS WHO HAVE RECENTLY HUNTED, OR ARE PLANNING TO HUNT, ANY OF THE FOLLOWING: WHITE RHINO, LION, ELEPHANT, HIPPO, ARGALI SHEEP, POLAR BEAR. The European Union (EU) is making it more difficult to import hunting trophies of these six species into the EU.  The European Commission has finalized new importation … Continue reading

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Court Rules With SCI On EPA Proposed Lead Ammo Limitations

The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled that the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) does not give the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) authority to regulate spent lead bullets and shot from hunters and sport-shooters. In 2012, 101 different organizations, led by the animal rights and anti-hunting group Center for … Continue reading

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Peruvian Congress Approves New Gun Bill

In a landslide vote, the Peruvian Congress approved the new gun bill, which is landmark for grassroots organizations in the region, as it is the first time a firearms civil rights association has been able to completely revert a gun control situation in a country. J.Thomas Saldias, Regional Representative for SCI and Executive Director of … Continue reading

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