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

California Ban On Bobcat Trapping Now In Effect

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) reminds trappers that beginning Friday, Nov. 20, 2015, recreational and commercial bobcat trapping was no longer allowed in California. At a meeting in Fortuna, CA on Aug. 5, 2015, the California Fish and Game Commission adopted regulations to ban bobcat trapping statewide. On Nov. 13, 2015, the … 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

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

SCI Moving Forward With Legal Challenge To California Mountain Lion Import Ban

SCI’s leadership has authorized the Litigation team to move forward with a legal challenge to California’s ban on the importation and possession of mountain lions legally hunted in other states.  In response to an “Action Alert” to gauge members’ interest in this issue, over 120 members expressed strong support for such a lawsuit.  The Litigation … Continue reading

SCI Keeps an Eye on California Wildlife Resources Committee

Safari Club International’s litigation staff recently submitted a public records request to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife regarding the state’s newly established Wildlife Resources Committee.  In particular, SCI requested documents pertaining to the Committee’s formation, authority, and cooperation with certain public groups, such as the Humane Society of the United States.  SCI also … Continue reading

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