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    EUROPEAN UNION TROPHY IMPORT RULES CHANGED

    THESE RULE CHANGES AFFECT EU HUNTERS WHO HAVE RECENTLY HUNTED, OR ARE PLANNING TO HUNT, ANY OF THE FOLLOWING: WHITE RHINO, LION, ELEPHANT, HIPPO, ARGALI SHEEP, POLAR BEAR. The European Union (EU) is making it more difficult to import hunting trophies of these six species into the EU.  The European Commission has finalized new importation ...

    Court Rules With SCI On EPA Proposed Lead Ammo Limitations

    The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled that the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) does not give the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) authority to regulate spent lead bullets and shot from hunters and sport-shooters. In 2012, 101 different organizations, led by the animal rights and anti-hunting group Center for ...

    Peruvian Congress Approves New Gun Bill

    In a landslide vote, the Peruvian Congress approved the new gun bill, which is landmark for grassroots organizations in the region, as it is the first time a firearms civil rights association has been able to completely revert a gun control situation in a country. J.Thomas Saldias, Regional Representative for SCI and Executive Director of ...

    Illinois Governor Vetoes Bobcat Hunting Bill

    On January 11, Illinois governor, Pat Quinn showed his true colors when it comes to conservation and vetoed the bobcat hunting bill. Safari Club International criticizes Governor Pat Quinn for vetoing House Bill 4226, a bill that would have allowed bobcat hunting in Illinois for the first time in 40 years. Governor Quinn's veto ignores ...

    Washington Report – Passing the "Cromnibus"

    Washington got back to work after the elections, or at least what passes for it in the nation's capital. The so-called "lame duck" session faced a hard deadline just to keep the government operating, but as usual, the spending deal didn't get cut until the 11th hour. Party tensions were thick, as the session represented ...

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    Issue of the Week: Who Should Oversee Public Land Use

    America's 640 million acres of federal public lands – including national forests and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands – provide hunting and fishing opportunities to millions of Americans. According ...

    Weekly Update: Argali Sheep Population Abundant in Tajikistan

    In 2010, SCI Foundation partnered with the Tajikistan government to begin monitoring the Marco Polo argali (sheep) population in the Pamir Mountains.   Monitoring of argali over several years has provided ...

    Issue of the Week: Defining Natural Diversity

    "Natural diversity" is a common term used in science that generally refers to the variety of plants and animals found in a particular place or ecosystem. The term biodiversity is ...

    Weekly Update: News From The Zambia Lion Project

    With strong commitment to improve our ability to confidently age wild lions in field situations, SCI Foundation continued its support of the Zambia Lion Project (ZLP) for the fifth consecutive ...

    Issue of the Week:National Environmental Protection Act Asks Agencies to Consider the Effects of Climate Change

    This past December, the newest proposed draft of climate change guidance was issued by the Council on Environmental Quality to assess the effects of emissions created by development projects under ...

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    Top Ten North American Mountain Lion

    Puma, cougar, mountain lion...

    Georgia SCI Chapter Hosts Veterans Hunts

    SCI Georgia hosted the first hunt honoring 12 wounded veterans in December 2014. The weekend event, timed to coincide with the anniversary of Pearl Harbor and the peak of the rut, began with a dinner at the VFW lodge and continued through the weekend with the American Legion providing cooks for a traditional catfish fry ...

    Big Bears On The Big Spit

    The float plane just kissed the water in Kiliuda Bay. This was "home" for the next nine days, and my second attempt for a Kodiak Island brown bear. I was headed to the "Big Spit," and I noted the large, flat landmass protruding into the crystal blue water with a stream dumping into the bay. ...

    Mr. Newton's Quarter-Bore

    A hundred years ago, .30-caliber rifles were small-bores. Soon, though, hunters realized the great power and reach of the .30-'06, and disabused themselves of the notion that bore diameter defined killing effect. Charles Newton already knew what higher velocity could do. When the '06 was still less than a decade old, he came up with ...

    Find What You've Been Missing!

    Here’s your chance to bid on some one-of-a-kind merchandise at the 2015 SCI Auctions! Safari Club has literally scoured the globe to bring the most exclusive and interesting art, jewelry, adventure travel and more to our annual auctions, and this year is no exception! Take a look at this gallery of just a few of ...


		
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