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Outdoor Heritage Act Passes North Carolina State House, On to Senate

Safari Club International (SCI) congratulates the members of the North Carolina state House who voted for the Outdoor Heritage Act (House Bill 640). The House voted 83-35 in favor of this legislation that would allow seven-day firearm hunting on private land with the owner’s written permission. HB 640 will exclude seven-day hunting for migratory birds … Continue reading

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Oregon House Judiciary Committee Holding Hearing on Anti-Ivory Legislation

This week on May 20th, Oregon’s House Judiciary Committee will be holding a hearing on Senate Bill 913. Safari Club International (SCI) opposes SB 913, legislation that would make it illegal to knowingly purchase, sell, offer for sale, possess with intent to sell or import for purchase or sale in Oregon ivory, rhinoceros horn, ivory … Continue reading

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Anti-Hunting Legislation Introduced in New York State Assembly

On April 8, 2015, New York State Senator Tony Avella (D-11) flanked by anti-hunting organizations such as PETA, Friends of Animals, and the League of Human Voters, announced the introduction of New York state Senate Bill 4686, Foreign Game. This bill would completely ban the import, possession, sale and transportation of five African species in … Continue reading

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Lobby Day 2015

SCI’s Annual Lobby Day was a rousing success! This year saw a 23 percent increase in the number of SCI Members participating resulting in SCI having 20 percent more meetings. Overall, SCI met with a third of Congress in one day to express our concerns for hunting related issues.

Tracking the Capitols – Week of May 11, 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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Zambia Lifts Big Cat Hunting Ban!

According to an article published May 15, 2015 by the Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation, the government of Zambia has just lifted its two year ban on the hunting of lions and other big cats. The announcement was made by Zambia’s Minister of Tourism, Jean Kapata at a press conference in Lusaka. Ms. Kapata explained that … Continue reading

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Senator Dan Sullivan Addresses SCI Members

Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) addressed SCI Members prior to the group arriving on Capitol Hill to meet with legislators for the 2015 Annual Lobby Day. This year saw a 23 percent increase in the number of SCI Members participating resulting in SCI having 20 percent more meetings. Overall, SCI met with a third of Congress … Continue reading

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Delta Air Lines Will Continue to Ship Hunting Trophies

SCI is pleased to announce that Delta Air Lines will continue to ship hunting trophies, although some other air cargo carriers have announced plans to stop doing so. In spite of the efforts of anti-hunters to pressure Delta to discontinue trophy shipments, business at Delta will continue as usual. Delta released the following statement in … Continue reading

A Major Victory For Canadian Gun Owners

The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled 5-4 on the side of Quebec’s firearms owners and has stated the Quebec long gun registry data must be destroyed. “Quebec’s position that cooperative federalism prevents Canada and the provinces from acting or legislating in a way that would hinder cooperation between both orders of government has no … Continue reading

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Action Alert to SCI Members – California Ban on Mountain Lion Imports

In 2014, Safari Club International filed a lawsuit against the State of California to challenge its ban on importing mountain lions into California (Import Ban). The Import Ban has been in effect since adopted by voter initiative in 1990. The U.S. District Court in California recently issued a ruling that requires us to seek additional … Continue reading

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