New Jersey Adopts New Black Bear Management Policy
On March 3, 2015 the New Jersey Fish and Game Council adopted a proposed an updated Comprehensive Black Bear Management Policy. This Policy continues the annual December hunt for which SCI has repeatedly and successfully fought in court. It also adds an October hunt beginning in 2016, expands the area where bear hunting is legal, ...
HSUS Once Again Targets Maine Black Bear Hunts
Just months after Maine voters rejected a ballot initiative that would have outlawed bear hunting, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has announced plans to try and end Maine's bear hunting season, again. This past November, a majority number of voters rejected the bear hunting ban (Question 1) by a 53.6 to 46.3 ...
SCI Appeals Western Great Lakes Wolf Ruling
Safari Club International has taken the next step in the battle over the status and management of the wolves of the Western Great Lakes (WGL). Last December, a D.C. federal district court judge ruled that the federal government illegally delisted the WGL wolves. The ruling returned those wolves to endangered status. Safari Club International, along ...
Four Anti-Hunting Groups Are Doing Their Best to Bring African Elephants to Extinction
On February 11, 2015, four notorious anti-hunting groups took action in an attempt to put an end to the most effective means of elephant conservation – U.S. importation of legally sport-hunted elephants. The International Fund for Animal Welfare, Humane Society of the United States, Humane Society International and the Fund for Animals together petitioned the ...
U.S. Releases Implementation Plan to Combat Wildlife Trafficking
A year to the day after President Obama issued a "National Strategy for Combating Wildlife Trafficking," the U.S. released its plan to implement that strategy. Although the plan's overall objective is to target and reduce wildlife trafficking and not to make it more difficult to hunt and import sport-hunted animals, the lengthy plan does include ...
US Releases Implementation Plan for the National Strategy for Combating Wildlife Trafficking
The United States has taken the next step towards combating wildlife trafficking, including poaching. In February, the Departments of Justice, State and the Interior unveiled an implementation plan for the ...
SCI Foundation Endows Hamline University School of Law Scholarship Fund
Joseph Hosmer, President Safari Club International (SCI) Foundation announced that SCI Foundation, the Minnesota Chapter of Safari Club International (SCI), and the Trustees of The Hamline University of Minnesota recently ...
Issue of the Week: Promoting Conservation Through Education
Educating the public on the benefits sportsmen and women provide for conservation is one of the best ways to safeguard hunting, angling, and trapping opportunities for the future. These activities ...
Weekly Update: Ya Ha Tinda Elk Project Review
In 2013 SCI Foundation became a partner on the Ya Ha Tinda (YHT) elk population project to help support the collaborative program between researchers at the Universities of Alberta and ...
Issue of the Week: Revisions In British Columbia Hunting Permit Allocation Policy Raise Concern
This month the British Columbian government decided to revise its December 2014 amendments to the Wildlife Allocation Policy that granted hunting guides and their foreign clients a larger share of ...
A Hard-Earned Ram
When I was a boy, the "North West Territory" would stir my imagination to travel to lands far from the Philadelphia suburbs where I was living what I thought was a rather hum-drum life in the 1950's. From my perspective, other than rock and roll bursting onto the scene, nothing much was happening. So I ...
Professional Hunter Spotlight–Adam Clements
His birthplace dictated his life's course because Clements was born and raised in Tanzania on Lake Victoria, next to Serengeti National Park. He grew up hunting and his love for wildlife was instilled in him as early as he can remember. Clements commented, "I have been in the hunting world all of my life. From ...
SCI Communications Wins Gold AVA Digital Award
Safari Club International has won the prestigious Gold AVA Digital Award for its Hunt Forever blog. Hunt Forever is a digital extension of SAFARI Magazine that recently surpassed the 1 million view mark. There were about 2,100 other entries from around the world in the 2015 international competition, and only four blogs earned a Gold ...
Flashback Friday – Pronghorns and Muzzleloaders
Editor’s Note: On Friday we dust off a gem from the extensive SCI archives and offer a story from past issues. Today we join a father and son team as they hunt the wary and fleet pronghorn antelope with muzzle loading rifles in Wyoming. This article first appeared in the November/December 1993 issue of Safari ...
SCI Minnesota Chapter To Auction Shiras Moose Governor's Tag
It's not a secret that it's getting harder to draw premium tags in the western states. For those states with preference point systems, drawing a premium tag can take decades. Luckily, there is another option that allows hunters to skip the wait and support conservation at the same time. This year, Minnesota SCI has received ...
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