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Action Alerts – California Members, SCI Needs Your Help!

ACTION ALERT #1– AB 96 (Ivory and Rhinoceros Horn) AB 96 (Atkins) Animal parts and products: importation or sale of ivory and rhinoceros horn passed out of the Senate Appropriations Committee today, August 27, 2016, and will go to the Senate Floor.  SCI has written a letter in opposition of this bill.  It could be … Continue reading

Tracking the Capitols – Week of August 24, 2015

Tracking the Capitols is a source of legislation currently being tracked by the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation state policy team to keep you informed of the most pertinent and timely state legislation affecting hunting, angling, recreational shooting and trapping and other conservation issues. Inclusion in Tracking the Capitols does not necessarily constitute support or opposition to … Continue reading

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SCI Seeks AZ and NM Coyote Hunters

SCI’s Litigation attorneys are looking for Arizona and New Mexico coyote hunters. SCI’s Litigation Department will soon attempt to join litigation that could affect coyote hunting in Arizona and New Mexico – particularly in areas occupied by Mexican wolves (south and central Arizona and New Mexico). Please contact us if you hunt coyotes in these … Continue reading

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Calling Lesser Prairie-Chicken and Greater Prairie-Chicken Hunters in Kansas

SCI will be attempting to (1) join a lawsuit challenging the listing of the lesser prairie-chicken (LPC) and (2) participate as amicus in other lawsuits challenging the listing and the settlement agreements that lead to the listing of the LPC. As a result of the listing, the hunting of LPC in Kansas (the only state … Continue reading

Tracking the Capitols – August 14

NORTHEASTERN STATES New Hampshire H 500 Introduced: 01/08/2015 Sponsor: Representative John Burt, Member, New Hampshire Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus Issue Brief: Firearm Suppressors Summary: Repeals provisions which prohibit the use of silencing devices for taking wildlife and impose penalties therefor. Status: Retained Bill – Subcommittee Work Session scheduled for August 20 New Hampshire H 505 Introduced: … Continue reading

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Washington Report – Fighting the Airline Bans

Most SCI members are likely not familiar with the “online petition” fad. Leftist websites such as Change.org host thousands of these meaningless manifestos, and there is an active subculture of agitators who spend substantial amounts of time signing petitions to boost their numbers. Now, SCI members have become the target of a concerted petition drive … Continue reading

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SCI Condemns Arbitrary Decision by Domestic Airlines To Ban Shipment of African Hunting Trophies

In what appears to be an ill-advised response to public attention, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and American Airlines each announced the immediate suspension of cargo shipments of lion, elephant, rhinoceros, leopard, and buffalo trophies. The airlines have given no indication that they will ban the shipment of trophies of any other species. For Delta … Continue reading

Tracking the Capitols – Week of July 27

Tracking the Capitols is a source of legislation currently being tracked by the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation state policy team to keep you informed of the most pertinent and timely state legislation affecting hunting, angling, recreational shooting and trapping and other conservation issues. Inclusion in Tracking the Capitols does not necessarily constitute support or opposition to … Continue reading

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South African Airways Lifts Cargo Embargo Of Hunting Trophies

South African Airways has lifted its cargo embargo, instituted April 21, 2015, that precluded the shipment of hunting trophies through its system. Safari Club International and others in the hunting community, including the Professional Hunters Association of South Africa (PHASA), have been working feverishly since to have the embargoes lifted. Without consulting the hunting community, … Continue reading

Tracking the Capitols – Week of July 13

Tracking the Capitols is a source of legislation currently being tracked by the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation state policy team to keep you informed of the most pertinent and timely state legislation affecting hunting, angling, recreational shooting and trapping and other conservation issues. Inclusion in Tracking the Capitols does not necessarily constitute support or opposition to … Continue reading

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