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

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

SCI Makes Presentation to New Jersey Legislature

On December 17th, Safari Club’s Manager of State Affairs, Jeff Patchen, traveled to Trenton, New Jersey to give a presentation at a meeting organized by the New Jersey Outdoor Alliance for the New Jersey Legislature. Jeff discussed the impacts of N.J. Senate Bill 3416, which would impose ban the importation of many different species into … Continue reading

Tracking the Capitols – Week of Dec. 7, 2015

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 Testifies On Alaska Lands Law Before Senate Committee

At an oversight hearing held to evaluate the impacts of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA), SCI testified to advocate for those who live in and travel to Alaska to enjoy the state’s hunting opportunities. Anna Seidman, Director of Litigation for SCI, testified on the organization’s behalf at the December 3rd hearing. Alaska … Continue reading

SCI Supports Member’s Case in U.S. Supreme Court

Safari Club International filed a brief in the U.S. Supreme Court in support of SCI member John Sturgeon’s challenge against the National Park Service’s regulation of activities on waters running through National Preserves in Alaska.  The Supreme Court selected Sturgeon’s case as one of the very few they will consider during the Court’s term. The … Continue reading

The Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act Advances

Safari Club International (SCI) applauds the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee for advancing a major portion of S.405, the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2015 during yesterday’s committee markup hearing. The message to hunters from Capitol Hill is clear — the Senate is ready and willing to move this vital piece of legislation for American … Continue reading

SCI European Advocacy

SCI Government Affairs Director Chip Burkhalter and Director of Litigation Anna Seidman recently attended a meeting in Brussels, Belgium of a new organization composed of a variety of groups representing European-based animal user interests. Members of the group include European hunting organizations, pet trade organizations, circuses, zoos, farming associations, cosmetic/medical laboratories, fur trade companies, and … Continue reading

SCI Sues to Challenge Mexican Wolf Rules

On Friday, October 16, 2015, Safari Club International filed suit to challenge recent revisions to the rules that govern recovery efforts for the experimental Mexican wolf population being reintroduced to New Mexico and Arizona. Although the wolves were originally released in 1998, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service published a modification of the regulations pertaining … Continue reading

SCI Helps Member Bring Case to the U.S. Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court has decided to accept for review the petition of SCI member John Sturgeon in his challenge against the National Park Service’s regulation of activities on waters running through National Preserves in Alaska.  SCI filed a brief in support of Sturgeon’s efforts to persuade the country’s highest court to consider the case. … Continue reading

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