Zambia Lifts Big Cat Hunting Ban!

According to an article published May 15, 2015 by the Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation, the government of Zambia has just lifted its two year ban on the hunting of lions and other big cats. The announcement was made by Zambia’s Minister of Tourism, Jean Kapata at a press conference in Lusaka. Ms. Kapata explained that … Continue reading

Hunters – Your Help Is URGENTLY Needed To Protect Conservation In Michigan!

Contact State Senators TODAY On Wednesday, August 13th the Michigan State Senate will vote on the citizen-initiated law called the Scientific Fish & Wildlife Conservation Act (SFWCA).  Safari Club International, and all hunters support the SFWCA – And today you need to pick up the phone to call your Senator. Call 517-373-2400 and ask to speak with … Continue reading

Maine Bear Hunting Under Attack!

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is trying to put an end to Maine’s bear hunting season on the November 4, 2014 ballot. Through a statewide ballot petition, the HSUS is attempting to ban the most common forms of bear hunting in Maine, including hounding, baiting, and trapping. However Maine’s hunting community, and … Continue reading

SCI Challenges California Mountain Lion Import Ban in Federal Court

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 Continues Battle Against Elephant Import Ban

SCI’s Litigation staff continues to actively pursue all avenues of litigation to lift the importation bans of sport-hunted elephants from Tanzania and Zimbabwe. On Friday June 13th, SCI’s attorneys filed its second brief opposing the federal government’s motion to dismiss the case. On Tuesday June 17th, SCI filed a motion to compel the federal government … Continue reading

Safari Club International Steps Up to Defend Constitutionality of Three Antelope Law

Safari Club International has been granted intervenor status in federal district court to defend Section 127 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014.  The new provision, signed into law on January 18, 2014, exempts the taking of members of U.S. herds of the scimitar-horned oryx, dama gazelle and addax from most permit requirements associated with … Continue reading

Nebraska Governor Vetoes Bill to Stop Cougar Hunting!

Safari Club International applauds Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman for vetoing LB 671, a bill that would outlaw mountain lion hunting and eliminate the science-based management of mountain lions in Nebraska. SCI also wants to applaud the pressure Nebraskan hunters put on Governor Heineman. Without your phone calls and support, LB 671 might have been signed into … Continue reading

Virginia General Assembly Passes Repeal of Ban on Sunday Hunting

Washington DC – Safari Club International congratulates the lawmakers of the commonwealth of Virginia on their bi-partisan triumph in both houses of the General Assembly by passing legislation to allow hunting on private property on Sundays. “This legislative victory was a huge accomplishment and a will do nothing but great things for the people of … Continue reading

Attack Continues In Maine Against Bear Hunting

Ten years ago HSUS tried to end bear hunting in Maine, and they are back in 2013! SCI’s Nelson Freeman recently traveled north to get an update from the coalition protecting your freedom to hunt in Maine. The HSUS and its partners are advancing a petition to ban the most common forms of bear hunting … Continue reading

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