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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 ...
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 ...
Mongolia Declares New Protected Area for Snow Leopards
In a victory for snow leopard conservation, the government of Mongolia has officially created a new nature reserve. Mongolia's Parliament declared the Tost Mountains a State Protected Area earlier this ...
The Science Behind Sustainable Use
"How can you hunt an endangered species?" Members of the public frequently pose this question to wildlife biologists. The answer, quite simply, lies in a concept referred to as sustainable ...
A Song of Ivory and Fire: Why destruction of ivory stockpiles might not be a good idea
As Kenya prepares to destroy its entire wildlife products stockpile–an estimated 100 or more tons of elephant ivory, rhino horn and parts from other species–at the end of April, some ...
Wheels on the Ground Needed for Tanzania Lion Project
SCI Foundation needs your help to fund a high priority project need! A research vehicle with the Tanzania Lion Project recently suffered a mechanical failure in the field, leaving the ...
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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