SCI Arizona Member Alert

Safari Club International (SCI) is encouraging all of its Arizona members to provide their input to the Arizona Game and Fish Department for revisions of a portion of the Sonoran Desert National Monument (SDNM). Under a March 2015 federal court order, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is required to reanalyze the impacts of recreational … Continue reading

SCI Applauds Gov. Christie’s Veto of Restrictive Bills

Safari Club International applauds New Jersey Governor Chris Christie for vetoing SB 3146/ AB 4773 and SB 3416/ AB 4808, legislation that would prohibit the people of New Jersey from possessing or transporting a number of different wildlife species, including the Big Five, throughout New Jersey and banning the importation of those same species from … Continue reading

Tracking the Capitols – Week of Jan. 11, 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

ASA Announces Hearing Protection Act: A Bill To Remove Suppressors From The NFA

The American Suppressor Association (ASA) recently announced the introduction of the Hearing Protection Act (HPA) by Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05). The legislation seeks to remove suppressors from the purview of the National Firearms Act (NFA), in favor of an instantaneous NICS background check. The HPA also includes a provision to refund the $200 transfer tax … Continue reading

Hillary Declares Open Season on Gun Owners and 2nd Amendment

This column will arrive between Thanksgiving and Christmas, so it’s a good time to give thanks for the gifts that hunters receive from politicians in Washington.   They are admittedly few, so the ones that we do receive should be treasured all the more. The gift of candor can be misinterpreted.   When a politician says they … Continue reading

SCI Presents at Law School Symposium on Hunting and Sustainable Use Conservation

On October 30, 2015, SCI Litigation Counsel Doug Burdin made a presentation at a symposium at Hastings College of the Law on “Hunting for Sustainable Use Conservation.” His presentation focused on the importance of hunting, all the things a trophy can mean to the hunter, and two case studies on congressionally-approved hunting/sustainable use conservation efforts: … Continue reading

Washington Report – November Predictions For Hunter-Related Items

Strange things happen regularly in Washington but few of them are startling. The latest exception to the rule came when Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio) announced that he was resigning as House Speaker and from Congress. Then, it was even more odd when his heir apparent, Rep. Kevin McCarthy, announced that he too was taking himself … Continue reading

New Hunting Regulations Established By Peruvian Government

SCI Region 37 Representative, J. Thomas Saldias, reported that on September 30, 2015, the Peruvian government has published new regulations for the law of forestry and wildlife in which sport hunting is included. The SCI Central Peru Chapter and Saldias were involved in the formulation of the new regulations. Among the new regulations are the following: … Continue reading

Texas Voters Approve Right to Hunt and Fish Constitutional Amendment

On Election Day, Texas voters approved Proposition 6 to amend their constitution and guarantee the right to hunt and fish. The measure won by a margin of 81 percent to 19 percent. The measure swept all 254 counties in Texas. Leaders from major sportsmen’s organizations including Safari Club International and the NRA backed Proposition 6. Proposition 6 amended the Texas Constitution by adding … Continue reading

Sportsmen/Conservation Organizations Counter Congressman Grijalva’s Letter to USFWS

On October 7, a group of over 30 sportsmen-conservation organizations sent a letter to the Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewel and Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services Dan Ashe regarding concerns of misinformation recently presented by Congressman Raul Grijalva (AZ) outlining his policy proposals for African game hunting. The letter states that, … Continue reading

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