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NEW EU TROPHY IMPORT RULES IN EFFECT DESPITE PROCEDURAL VIOLATIONS

EVEN THOUGH THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION DID NOT FOLLOW ALL MANDATORY PROCEDURAL STEPS FOR RULE CHANGES, NEW IMPORTATION RULES IMMEDIATELY APPLY FOR EU HUNTERS WHO HAVE RECENTLY HUNTED, OR ARE PLANNING TO HUNT WHITE RHINO, LION, ELEPHANT, HIPPO, ARGALI SHEEP, AND POLAR BEAR. The European Union (EU) has started enforcing rules that make it more difficult … Continue reading

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U.S. FWS APPROVES TWO BLACK RHINO IMPORTS

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has approved permits required for the importation of two sport-hunted black rhinoceroses from Namibia. After receiving more than 15,000 public comments regarding the permit applications, the FWS maintained its conclusion that the Namibian black rhino hunting program benefits the conservation of the species. The FWS first recognized the … Continue reading

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U.S. FWS CONTINUES HARMFUL AND UNSUPPORTABLE IMPORTATION BAN ON ZIMBABWE ELEPHANTS

Safari Club International is deeply disappointed with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (FWS) announcement yesterday that it will continue the ban on the importation of sport-hunted elephants from Zimbabwe for the rest of 2015.  The FWS first imposed an importation ban on sport-hunted elephants from Zimbabwe in April 2014. Yesterday’s decision will continue the … Continue reading

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FWS Continues Zimbabwe Elephant Importation Ban in 2015

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today that it will continue the ban on the importation of sport-hunted elephants from Zimbabwe for the rest of 2015 and indefinitely into the future.  Despite receiving data and information from Safari Club, Zimbabwe, and many others regarding the benefits of elephant hunting in Zimbabwe, … Continue reading

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SCI Members: Did You Leave Your Elephant In Tanzania in 2014?

As most of you are already aware, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ended the importation of sport-hunted elephants from Tanzania on April 4, 2014.  SCI has sued the FWS to challenge that ban on importation. Because the FWS ended importation from Tanzania so abruptly, many SCI members had already made plans to hunt elephants … Continue reading

Member Alert! New Requirements for Traveling with Firearms Outside U.S.

Safari Club International has received information about changes in the requirements for hunters who wish to export/bring their firearms and ammunition with them when they travel to hunt outside the United States. SCI has been researching these new requirements in order to understand exactly why these changes are going into effect and what will be … Continue reading

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Vermont Fish, Wildlife Board Votes on Proposed Hunting Changes

Hunters, landowners and sportsmen interested in Vermont’s deer and moose should plan on attending one of the public hearings being held around the state in late March. All six of the hearings will include results of Vermont’s 2014 deer seasons and prospects for deer hunting next fall as well as an opportunity for hunters to … Continue reading

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CALL TO ACTION! HUNTERS SHOULD REGISTER FOR SCI LOBBY DAY

Safari Club International (SCI) invites hunters throughout the U.S. to once again participate in it’s annual lobby day on Thursday, May 7, 2015.  SCI will organize over 200 Capitol Hill meetings for hundreds of SCI members when they come to town to lobby lawmakers House of Representatives and Senate.  Now is the time to act, … Continue reading

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Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act Has Second Senate Hearing

The Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2015 (S. 405) had its second Senate hearing this morning. Two vital hearings necessary for this important bill to move forward have taken place in under a week’s time. The message to hunters from Capitol Hill is clear — the new Senate is ready and willing to move this vital … Continue reading

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BIPARTISAN SPORTSMEN’S ACT HAD FIRST SENATE HEARING TODAY

CALL YOUR SENATORS TO CO-SPONSOR S. 405 IF BOTH ARE NOT ON THIS LIST! S. 405, the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2015 is a top SCI legislative priority for 2015. This morning, the bill had its first hearing before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, which heard testimony supporting the bill from Jeff Crane, … Continue reading

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