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    Visit the NEW First for Hunters Blog

    SCI’s First for Hunters Blog has moved!  You can check it out here:  https://www.safariclub.org/what-we-do/freedom-to-hunt/first-for-hunters-blog This website will no longer be updated.  Please visit the link above and share it with your friends!

    Tracking the Capitols – Week of Feb. 8, 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 ...

    Large Congressional Turnout for 2016 SCI Convention

    SCI was proud to have 11 Members of Congress in attendance at our annual convention and further understand SCI's mission of "First for Hunters." Attracting nearly 25,000 hunters, conservationists, guides, and outfitters annually, our convention has everything the sportsmen and women can dream of over 1 million square feet of exhibit space. SCI's Convention presented ...

    Congressman Billy Long (R) Missouri Named SCI Federal Legislator of the Year

    On February 5th, 2016, Safari Club International was pleased to present its Federal Legislator of the Year Award to Congressman Billy Long (R-MO-07) for the year 2015. The award was presented to Congressman Long at the 44th Annual Hunters Convention. Congressman Long has worked tirelessly to protect the rights of hunters nationwide during his time ...

    SCI Arizona Member Alert

    Safari Club International (SCI) is encouraging all of its Arizona members to provide their input to the Arizona Game and Fish Department for revisions of a portion of the Sonoran Desert National Monument (SDNM). Under a March 2015 federal court order, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is required to reanalyze the impacts of recreational ...

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    Science Makes a Breakthrough in Aging African Lions

    Washington, DC – Marking a breakthrough in lion conservation, scientists can now accurately age African lions with a significant degree of certainty. Researchers with the Zambia Lion Project recently released ...

    SCI Foundation Attends NAFWS Conference

    Staff from the SCI Foundation's Conservation program attended the Native American Fish and Wildlife Society's (NAFWS) 34th annual conference last week in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The meeting was hosted by ...

    Montana to Use Bitterroot Elk Research in Management

    After years of evaluating elk survival and recruitment in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana, state officials are planning the next steps for managing the area's elk herd. Earlier this year, ...

    Study Continues after Successful Bighorn Reintroduction in Arizona

    As part of a four year ongoing study, the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) is continuing to monitor the Santa Catalina sheep population. AZGFD released an additional 29 desert ...

    Species Recovery Stories – Thanks to Hunting!

    There are two places in the world where conservation has been especially successful – North America and southern Africa.  In both regions, sustainable use hunting plays a vital role in ...

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    WI Hunters Apply Today To Learn To Hunt Bear This Summer

    Hunters who want to experience a real Wisconsin black bear hunt with skilled mentors have until May 27 to apply to participate in a Learn to Hunt Bear program featuring classroom and field instruction and capped with a genuine hunt. Keith Warnke, Department of Natural Resources hunting and shooting sports coordinator, says the Learn to ...

    LDWF Will Host Explore Bowhunting Workshop April 30 at Haughton Middle School

    The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will hold an Explore Bowhunting instructor's workshop April 30 at 9 a.m. at Haughton Middle School in Haughton, La. The workshop is free and will provide six hours of hands-on training for teachers. All material used during the workshop will be furnished. Explore Bowhunting is an outdoor conservation ...

    Bullets For The Biggest Game

    We refer to them almost interchangeably as "solids" or "FMJs," meaning "full metal jackets." Both terms are old and traditional...and neither is accurate. What we're talking about is bullets intended to provide deep, straight-line penetration on the largest game on Earth. Some are indeed "solids," made of homogenous alloy and sometimes literally turned from brass...but ...

    Bighorn Sheep Lottery Permit Applications Begin April 18

    The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will accept applications for a 2016 bighorn sheep lottery permit beginning April 18. Only Nebraska residents are eligible. The application period ends Aug. 5, and the permit, the only one authorized for 2016, will be drawn Aug. 18. Applications must be accompanied by a $25 nonrefundable application fee. Apply ...

    Possible Changes Coming to Dog Deer Regulations

    Changes appear to be coming to the state's dog deer hunting regulations. At its March 26 meeting in Pelham, the Alabama Conservation Advisory Board (CAB) recommended regulation changes designed to address various dog deer hunting related conflicts. If approved, the new regulations will go into effect this fall. The Alabama dog deer permit system was ...


		
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