California Mountain Lion Hearing, Off Again (Again)

In August 2014, Safari Club International sued two California officials over the State’s ban on the importation and possession of mountain lions hunted outside of California. The State asked the federal district court in Sacramento to dismiss our case. A hearing on the motion was first scheduled for February 2, 2015. In January 2015, the … Continue reading

HUNTER ORANGE ALERT – California State Fish & Game Commission Update

The Fish and Game Commission met on October 8, 2014 in Mount Shasta. Only three of the five commissioners were present for this meeting. Agenda items and action of particular interest include: Commissioner Sutton tone deaf on ethics but Commission pressed for conflict rules – actually votes on his own Conflict of Interest complaint! Item … Continue reading


Ethics Charges Overshadow the Commission Meeting and Threaten Credibility Ethics Charges follow commissioner Sutton A complaint request was filed with the attorney general in December by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) for an investigation into possible conflict of interest on the part of Michael Sutton, President of the California Fish and Game Commission. After … Continue reading

SCI Demands Transparency from California Wildlife Resources Committee

On July 15, 2014, Safari Club International’s (SCI) California Chapters sent a letter to the California Wildlife Resources Committee (WRC) demanding transparency and a fair playing field for public participation in the meetings and decision-making of the WRC. The letter responds to repeated instances of exclusion and discrimination against hunters in the activities of the … Continue reading

California Hunter Alert – Fish and Wildlife Commission Update!

Coyote Contest Ban Heads to June Commission Meeting The next Fish and Game Commission meeting will be held on June 4, 2014 at the River Lodge Conference Center, 1800 Riverwalk Drive, Fortuna, CA The agenda is not yet available. Hunters are urged to attend in mass all commission and committee meetings to preserve traditional hunting … Continue reading

SCI HUNTER ALERT – Anti-Hunting Groups Push for Control In California!

Safari Club International has been working closely with our colleagues in California to address the push from anti-hunting entities such as Humane Society United States (HSUS) to ramrod their agenda through the California Fish and Game Commission. The California Fish and Game Commission meeting was held on April 16, 2014. California hunters were urged to … Continue reading

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