Tracking the Capitols – Week of Jan. 25

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 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

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

CDFW’s Advanced Hunter Education Program Releases 2016 Clinic Schedule

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) released its schedule of Advanced Hunter Education classes for 2016. Several new offerings have been added, including Hunter Marksmanship, Hunt Planning and Basic Game Processing. Other popular clinics are still on the roster, including Wilderness First Aid, Wild Pig Hunting, Deer Hunting, Turkey Hunting, Land Navigation, Waterfowl … Continue reading

Sullivan Amendment Would Halt FWS Alaska Hunting Regulations

WASHINGTON, DC – Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK), Chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee’s Subcommittee on Fisheries, Water, and Wildlife, today successfully added an amendment to S. 659, the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2015, prohibiting the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from implementing a recently proposed rule that preempts state management of fish, … 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

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SCI Needs Your Help – USFWS Proposes Troubling New Rules for Alaska Wildlife Refuges

On January 8, 2016, the FWS published proposed changes to the rules that apply to hunting and wildlife management on National Wildlife Refuges in Alaska. Among other things, these proposed regulations attempt to make “natural and biological diversity” a chief consideration in the management of refuge wildlife and the authorization of recreational and subsistence hunting … Continue reading

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