SCI To Hold Important Roundtable Discussion At SCI Convention

Harnessing Our Power: Banding Together to Face the Challenges Ahead Friday, February 5th, 2-4 pm, Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Breakers B Come attend this panel discussion to hear about the challenges the hunting community faces in the coming year and how we can overcome those challenges.  From anti-hunting legislation to social media attacks, sportsmen and … Continue reading

SCI President Higgins Takes National Stage Over Africa Lion Issue

In a Jan. 25 article on The Hill blog, Safari Club International President Larry Higgins outlined critical missteps by the Obama administration that promise to hurt, not help, the status of lions in Africa. As President Higgins and SCI have been pointing out all along, hunters have invested millions of millions of dollars in conservation … Continue reading

There’s Still Time to Register for Safari Club International’s Annual Continuing Legal Education Course

Registration for the 2016 annual Wildlife Law Continuing Legal Education course for lawyers is still open. This year’s course will include some great new topics, including presentations on laws related to drones for hunting, hunter harassment, wildlife management and law enforcement; the Ringling Brothers’ $25.4 million legal victory over animal activists; and animals as named … Continue reading

Don’t Miss SCI’s Seminar on the Recent African Lion Listing

SCI is hosting an informational seminar about the recent African lion listing during the 2016 Convention. The seminar entitled “What Were They Thinking? – the African Lion Rule” will take place in Breakers B at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 2:00 PM. On January 22, 2016, the U.S. Fish … Continue reading

SCI’s Second Annual Western State Directors Forum

Join us at SCI’s Annual Hunters’ Convention for the Second Annual Western State Directors Forum. At an event unique to SCI’s Convention, the directors of the game and fish management agencies of six western states will discuss key concerns, opportunities and challenges in the regulation of hunting and the management of wildlife in their states. … Continue reading

Idaho Fish And Game Confirms Outbreak Of Bluetongue Disease In Whitetails

Idaho Fish and Game officials recently reported that up to 1,000 whitetails have died from an outbreak of bluetongue, a virus transmitted by gnats that is similar to Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD). The disease hit whitetail herds in the Grangeville, Whitebird, Harpster, Juliaetta, Kendrick, Troy, Deary and nearby areas. and is not expected to significantly … Continue reading

Register Now for Safari Club International’s Annual Continuing Legal Education Course

Calling all lawyers . . . the wait is over! Registration for the 2016 annual Wildlife Law Continuing Legal Education course for lawyers is now open. This year’s course will include some great new topics, including presentations on laws related to drones for hunting, hunter harassment, wildlife management and law enforcement; the Ringling Brothers’ $25.4 … Continue reading

SCI Represented at Sportsman-Legislator Summit

NASC Summit

In late October, Eddie Grasser, Chip Burkhalter, and Jeff Patchen attended the 12th Annual National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses’ (NASC) Sportsman-Legislator Summit. Legislators from 30 state legislative sportsmen’s caucuses and nearly 200 attendees joined the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) and representatives from the hunting and fishing community in Manchester, Vermont to reflect on current issues … Continue reading

SCI Sacramento President Responds to Anti-Hunting Article

In August, Don Giottonini, president of the Sacramento (CA) SCI Chapter responded to an article published in the Sacramento Bee, explaining how responsible hunting protects a number of species; including Africa lions. Giottonini described how Safari Club International, “invests millions of dollars in Africa to fund rangers, aircraft; trail cameras and telemetry equipment to combat … Continue reading

South African Airways Lifts Cargo Embargo Of Hunting Trophies

South African Cargo Embargo

South African Airways has lifted its cargo embargo, instituted April 21, 2015, that precluded the shipment of hunting trophies through its system. Safari Club International and others in the hunting community, including the Professional Hunters Association of South Africa (PHASA), have been working feverishly since to have the embargoes lifted. Without consulting the hunting community, … Continue reading

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