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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

SCI Supports Daines, Alexander Legislation To Halt Over-Regulation Of Legal Ivory

TUCSON, AZ– On Wednesday, July 15, Senators Steve Daines (R-MT) and Lamar Alexander (R-TN) announced the introduction of important legislation to protect lawful hunters, gun owners, musicians and antiques owners from being treated as illegal wildlife smugglers. Safari Club International supports this legislation. The announcement reads: Senators Steve Daines (R-MT) and Lamar Alexander (R-TN) today … Continue reading

Ammunition Background Checks Suspended in New York State

In a victory for New York gun owners, Governor Andrew Cuomo has agreed to loosen restrictions on background checks for ammunition purchases, a centerpiece of his 2013 SAFE Act. On July 10th, the Cuomo administration’s director of state operations, James Malatras, signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with State Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan to … Continue reading

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Vermont Updates Deer Hunting Regulations

Effective in 2016, there will be several changes in Vermont’s deer hunting regulations. Archery deer hunting season will be extended five days. It will begin the first Saturday in October, run for 28 days, and then continue for nine days beginning the first Saturday after completion of the November rifle deer season. The archery season … Continue reading

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California Action Alert – More Gun Restrictions Proposed

SB 347 (Jackson) Firearms: prohibited persons passed out of the Assembly Public Safety Committee on June 30, 2015 and has been referred to the Assembly Appropriations Committee. SCI California Chapters have written a letter in opposition of this bill. Although amendments have narrowed some of the categories, we still oppose the bill because it would … Continue reading

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SCI Files New Lawsuit to Challenge 2015 Zimbabwe Elephant Importation Ban

SCI, together with the NRA, has filed a second lawsuit concerning the importation of elephants from Africa. This latest lawsuit challenges a March 26, 2015 decision of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to continue its ill-advised ban on the importation of elephants from Zimbabwe for 2015 and beyond. The FWS first banned the … Continue reading

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Tracking the Capitols – Week of June 29

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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Reduce Restrictions on Supressors

Believe it or not, there is a gun policy lesson that America can take from Europe. And that is to refrain from restricting the sale and possession of firearm suppressors more strictly than firearms themselves.   Suppressors are sold over the counter in some countries, and their use is considered a courtesy to neighbors.   There are … Continue reading

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Ivory Crush May Cause More Problems Than It Solves

SCI Foundation attended the Times Square Ivory Crush, an event where U.S. officials crushed a ton of ivory as part of a publicity stunt to focus on the problems caused by elephant poaching. The United States Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) believes that crushing ivory sends a message to traffickers and their customers that the … Continue reading

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