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Large Congressional Turnout for 2016 SCI Convention

Nine Members of Congress attended the SCI annual convention and further understand SCI’s mission of “First for Hunters.” Attracting nearly 25,000 hunters, conservationists, guides, and outfitters annually, the SCI convention has everything sportsmen and women can dream of, in over 1 million square feet of exhibit space. SCI’s Convention presented lawmakers with one of the … Continue reading

SCI President Presents Check to Fund Anti-Poaching Patrol

SCI President Larry Higgins (right) presents the check to Myles McCallum (left) and Buzz Charlton (center).

With the approval of SCI’s Executive Committee, SCI Litigation Dept. selected the Dande Anti-Poaching Unit (DAPU) run by Charlton McCallum Safaris in Zimbabwe as the recipient of a donation to continue the fight against poachers. DAPU operates in Dande East and Dande North. Since its founding n 2010, DAPU’s anti-poaching patrol teams have picked up … Continue reading

Tracking the Capitols – January 18, 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

Washington Report – Legislative Session Ends With Positives

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The legislative year is wrapping up in Washington.   At this writing, the House and Senate are preparing to vote on a government funding package that will tie up loose ends and settle a handful of policy issues by handing out small but roughly equivalent rewards to both parties. In assembling the compromise, new House Speaker … 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

Washington Report – Cecil Aftermath

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August is normally a quiet time in the nation’s capital. But not this year. The public relations crisis and related aftermath caused by the death of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe has posed unprecedented challenges for SCI and your Washington team. Your SCI leadership took immediate action when the uproar was just beginning. Although the … Continue reading

Tracking the Capitols – Week of July 27

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

Tracking the Capitols – Week of July 13

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

California Action Alert – More Gun Restrictions Proposed

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SB 347 (Jackson) Firearms: prohibited persons passed out of the Assembly Public Safety Committee on June 30, 2015 and has been referred to the Assembly Appropriations Committee. SCI California Chapters have written a letter in opposition of this bill. Although amendments have narrowed some of the categories, we still oppose the bill because it would … Continue reading

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