California Ban On Bobcat Trapping Now In Effect

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The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) reminds trappers that beginning Friday, Nov. 20, 2015, recreational and commercial bobcat trapping was no longer allowed in California. At a meeting in Fortuna, CA on Aug. 5, 2015, the California Fish and Game Commission adopted regulations to ban bobcat trapping statewide. On Nov. 13, 2015, the … Continue reading

Action Alerts – California Members, SCI Needs Your Help!

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ACTION ALERT #1– AB 96 (Ivory and Rhinoceros Horn) AB 96 (Atkins) Animal parts and products: importation or sale of ivory and rhinoceros horn passed out of the Senate Appropriations Committee today, August 27, 2016, and will go to the Senate Floor.  SCI has written a letter in opposition of this bill.  It could be … Continue reading

California Ban on Lead Ammo Begins

Starting July 1, 2015, hunters in California will be required to use non-traditional ammunition when hunting in state wildlife preserves, ecological areas and when hunting Nelson bighorn sheep anywhere in the state. In October 2013, Assembly Bill 711 was signed into law requiring the phase-out of lead ammunition for hunting anywhere in the state by … Continue reading

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

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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

AMMUNITION BUYER REGISTRATION BILL DEFEATED!!!

SB 53 (de Leon) Ammunition: purchase permits – would have mandated that ammunition purchases of any kind, including hunting ammunition, be registered with the state which would then check to see whether the buyer could legally possess ammunition. It would have also required that ammunition buyers give their personal information to the ammunition seller, including … 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

CALIFORNIA ACTION ALERT Ammunition Registration

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SB 53 – MANDATORY AMMUNITION BUYER REGISTRATION LEGISLATION POSITIONED FOR AUGUST VOTE IN THE LEGISLATURE!! TAKE ACTION NOW: PROPOSED LEGISLATION WOULD BE DEVASTATING TO ALL LAWFUL USERS OF AMMUNITION!!! SB 53 WOULD REQUIRE YOU TO PASS A DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE CRIMINAL/MENTAL BACKGROUND CHECK AND PAY AN AUTHORIZATION FEE BEFORE YOU CAN BUY ANY AMMUNITION OF … 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

California Proposing Ammunition Buyer Registration!

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Hunters and shooters in California need to act quickly and decisively to derail SB53 that would require anyone purchasing ammunition, pass a Department of Justice background check and pay an authorization fee in order to purchase any ammunition in the state. The bill is set for hearing next Tuesday, June 10 and would be devastating … Continue reading

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