SCI Members Lobby For International Hunting, Conservation In Washington, D.C.

lobbyist-on-capitol-steps-300x200Over 150 members of Safari Club International (SCI) are lobbying their members of Congress for legislation and policies to improve hunting and international conservation. SCI’s annual Congressional Fly-In is the largest lobbying opportunity for big game hunters.

“SCI’s members are more committed than ever to meet with their members of Congress during our annual Fly-In. Particularly since recent policy decisions for international big game hunting has become a target for this administration,” said SCI President Craig Kauffman. “Recent policy decisions have dismissed international big game management practices, and these policies have endangered conservation programs across Africa. The closure of sport hunted elephant imports from Zimbabwe and Tanzania, combined with ignoring the hunting community’s request for representation on the Wildlife Trafficking Advisory Committee means that international hunters need to stand up for our rights and our contributions to combat poaching.

More than 200 meetings will take place on May 8, 2014, as part of SCI’s annual Congressional Fly-In to protect the future of hunting in the U.S. and internationally.

“For more than 75 years, hunters have been trailblazing a path for the future of our outdoor heritage and for wildlife conservation; it is our responsibility to carry the banner as individual sportsmen and women. Our meetings are the cornerstone to protect hunting for all hunters,” concluded Kauffman.

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