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Tracking the Capitols – Week of Feb. 8, 2016

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

Large Congressional Turnout for 2016 SCI Convention

Nine Members of Congress attended the SCI annual convention and further understand SCI’s mission of “First for Hunters.” Attracting nearly 25,000 hunters, conservationists, guides, and outfitters annually, the SCI convention has everything sportsmen and women can dream of, in over 1 million square feet of exhibit space. SCI’s Convention presented lawmakers with one of the … Continue reading

Congressman Billy Long (R) Missouri Named SCI Federal Legislator of the Year

On Feb. 5, 2016, Safari Club International was pleased to present its Federal Legislator of the Year Award to Congressman Billy Long (R-MO-07) for the year 2015. The award was presented to Congressman Long at the 44th Annual Hunters Convention. Congressman Long has worked tirelessly to protect the rights of hunters nationwide during his time … Continue reading

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SCI Arizona Member Alert

Safari Club International (SCI) is encouraging all of its Arizona members to provide their input to the Arizona Game and Fish Department for revisions of a portion of the Sonoran Desert National Monument (SDNM). Under a March 2015 federal court order, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is required to reanalyze the impacts of recreational … Continue reading

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SCI’s Seminar on the Recent African Lion Listing Provided Insight into the Future of Lion Importation

On February 6, 2016, Safari Club International held an informational seminar at its Convention about the recent African lion Endangered Species Act listing. The seminar, entitled “What Were They Thinking? – the African Lion Rule,” gave SCI members a chance to learn about recent developments concerning importing legally hunted lions from Africa. With rumors swirling … Continue reading

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Washington Report – Lions and the Future of Hunting

We all know the bad news by now. The federal government has finally disgorged the listing of lions under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). SCI members have been waiting for this proverbial second shoe to drop since the official notice of proposed listing was issued in October of 2014. But it’s important to remember that … Continue reading

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Tracking the Capitols – Week of February 1, 2016

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 President Larry Higgins (right) presents the check to Myles McCallum (left) and Buzz Charlton (center).

SCI President Presents Check to Fund Anti-Poaching Patrol

With the approval of SCI’s Executive Committee, SCI Litigation Dept. selected the Dande Anti-Poaching Unit (DAPU) run by Charlton McCallum Safaris in Zimbabwe as the recipient of a donation to continue the fight against poachers. DAPU operates in Dande East and Dande North. Since its founding n 2010, DAPU’s anti-poaching patrol teams have picked up … Continue reading

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SCI To Hold Important Roundtable Discussion At SCI Convention

Harnessing Our Power: Banding Together to Face the Challenges Ahead Friday, February 5th, 2-4 pm, Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Breakers B Come attend this panel discussion to hear about the challenges the hunting community faces in the coming year and how we can overcome those challenges.  From anti-hunting legislation to social media attacks, sportsmen and … Continue reading

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