CDFW’s Advanced Hunter Education Program Releases 2016 Clinic Schedule

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The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) released its schedule of Advanced Hunter Education classes for 2016. Several new offerings have been added, including Hunter Marksmanship, Hunt Planning and Basic Game Processing. Other popular clinics are still on the roster, including Wilderness First Aid, Wild Pig Hunting, Deer Hunting, Turkey Hunting, Land Navigation, Waterfowl … Continue reading

California Mountain Lion Hearing, Off Again (Again)

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In August 2014, Safari Club International sued two California officials over the State’s ban on the importation and possession of mountain lions hunted outside of California. The State asked the federal district court in Sacramento to dismiss our case. A hearing on the motion was first scheduled for February 2, 2015. In January 2015, the … Continue reading

California Mountain Lion Hearing — Off Again

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In August 2014, Safari Club International sued two California officials over the State’s ban on the importation and possession of mountain lions hunted outside of California. The State filed a motion with the federal district court in Sacramento, asking the Court to dismiss our case. A hearing on the motion was first scheduled for February … Continue reading

HUNTER ORANGE ALERT – California State Fish & Game Commission Update

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The Fish and Game Commission met on October 8, 2014 in Mount Shasta. Only three of the five commissioners were present for this meeting. Agenda items and action of particular interest include: Commissioner Sutton tone deaf on ethics but Commission pressed for conflict rules – actually votes on his own Conflict of Interest complaint! Item … Continue reading

CALIFORNIA STATE FISH AND GAME COMMISSION UPDATE

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Ethics Charges Overshadow the Commission Meeting and Threaten Credibility Ethics Charges follow commissioner Sutton A complaint request was filed with the attorney general in December by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) for an investigation into possible conflict of interest on the part of Michael Sutton, President of the California Fish and Game Commission. After … Continue reading

SCI Challenges California Mountain Lion Import Ban in Federal Court

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Safari Club International (SCI) filed a lawsuit in federal court on August 6, 2014, challenging a California law that bans the importation, transportation, and possession of mountain lions hunted outside of California. The California law, enacted in 1990 through a voter initiative, has discouraged hunters in California from hunting mountain lions in others states and … Continue reading

SCI Demands Transparency from California Wildlife Resources Committee

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On July 15, 2014, Safari Club International’s (SCI) California Chapters sent a letter to the California Wildlife Resources Committee (WRC) demanding transparency and a fair playing field for public participation in the meetings and decision-making of the WRC. The letter responds to repeated instances of exclusion and discrimination against hunters in the activities of the … Continue reading

Wild Horse Legal Victory in SCI’s “Win” Column

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On May 12, 2014, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the Bureau of Land Management and SCI regarding the BLM’s management of wild horses and burros in the Twin Peaks Herd Management Area.  The Court of Appeals affirmed an earlier decision, issued by a California District Court, that upheld the BLM’s … Continue reading

California Hunter Alert – Fish and Wildlife Commission Update!

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Coyote Contest Ban Heads to June Commission Meeting The next Fish and Game Commission meeting will be held on June 4, 2014 at the River Lodge Conference Center, 1800 Riverwalk Drive, Fortuna, CA The agenda is not yet available. Hunters are urged to attend in mass all commission and committee meetings to preserve traditional hunting … Continue reading

SCI HUNTER ALERT – Anti-Hunting Groups Push for Control In California!

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Safari Club International has been working closely with our colleagues in California to address the push from anti-hunting entities such as Humane Society United States (HSUS) to ramrod their agenda through the California Fish and Game Commission. The California Fish and Game Commission meeting was held on April 16, 2014. California hunters were urged to … Continue reading

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