Ivory Crush May Cause More Problems Than It Solves
SCI Foundation attended the Times Square Ivory Crush, an event where U.S. officials crushed a ton of ivory as part of a publicity stunt to focus on the problems caused by elephant poaching. The United States Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) believes that crushing ivory sends a message to traffickers and their customers that the ...
Washington Report – Exploiting a Tragedy
Well, here we go again. A single madman motivated by lunacy beyond anyone's control committed a heinous act in Charleston, South Carolina. In knee-jerk response, politicians ranging from the president to the local mayor began calling for new restrictions on the Second Amendment rights of everyone who committed no crime. Even while evidence was still ...
Outdoor Heritage Act Passes NC Senate, Onto Governor
Safari Club International and North Carolina hunters notched a victory on June 24 when the North Carolina Senate gave final legislative approval for Sunday hunting with firearms. The Conference Report for the Outdoor Heritage Act (HB 640) was adopted by the Senate with a vote of 33-15 and will now head to the desk of ...
PA Legislators Propose End to Sunday Hunting Ban
State Representative's Frank Farina (D-112) and Robert Godshall (R-53) recently filed House Bill 1374, Prohibition on Sunday Hunting. HB 1374 would expand hunting opportunities in Pennsylvania to include hunting on Sundays. This legislation, introduced on June 24, is a legislative package designed to protect and promote Pennsylvania's proud outdoor heritage for future generations. Included in ...
California Ban on Lead Ammo Begins
Starting July 1, 2015, hunters in California will be required to use non-traditional ammunition when hunting in state wildlife preserves, ecological areas and when hunting Nelson bighorn sheep anywhere in the state. In October 2013, Assembly Bill 711 was signed into law requiring the phase-out of lead ammunition for hunting anywhere in the state by ...
SCI Foundation Honors Veterans through Humanitarian Programs
SCI Foundation has a longstanding tradition of honoring those who give their lives for our freedom. Many SCI Chapters sponsor hunting trips for veterans and military wounded personnel. Disabled hunters ...
SWAPS: What Are They And Why We Should Care
In 2000, Congress charged each state and U.S. territory with developing an individual State Wildlife Action Plan (SWAP) to identify the species and habitats in greatest conservation need and actions ...
SCI FOUNDATION—WILD SHEEP FOUNDATION ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP
Safari Club International Foundation (SCI Foundation) and the Wild Sheep Foundation (WSF) recently announced their new partnership to cooperatively address high priority conservation needs of thinhorn sheep. To stimulate progress, ...
Could bio-engineered rhino horn be the solution to poaching?
Poaching is a global crisis. The decline in elephant populations has monopolized headlines, but elephants are not the only species threatened by poaching. Tigers, pangolin, apes, and rhino all suffer ...
Weekly Update: Ruaha African Buffalo Project Update
In August, SCI Foundation partnered with the Wildlife Health Center at the University of California, Davis (WHC) to investigate the decline of African buffalo in Ruaha National Park (RNP), Tanzania. ...
Double Luck Aoudad
"I see sheep!" The simple statement sent a tremor of excitement through me as I sat glued to my Leica Geovid binoculars. Following a brief description of the whereabouts that included, "next to the tree, and down from the ridge" the rest of the hunting party could make out the band of aoudad rams that ...
Hunting the Hunter
Editor’s Note: On Fridays we dig through the Safari Club archives and dust off a story from the past. Today we follow a hunter and his crew as the search the thick and tangled underbrush for leopard. This story first appeared in the Jan./Feb. 1998 issue of Safari Magazine. The light tap on my shoulder ...
The Rifles of David Miller Co.
David Miller and Curt Crum are unique in the world of custom rifle manufacturing. These are rifles made by hunters for hunters. Not just the seasonal deer and elk hunter, but people who use their rifles so much they have to have shot out barrels replaced. David Miller Co. rifles are well appointed without being ...
The Best Coues Deer Hunt Ever
It was the fifth evening of the hunt, and though it had been both excellent and action-packed, I had yet to take the safety off. Once again, as I have been doing off-and-on for more than two decades, I was in Sonora, Mexico, in search of a big Coues whitetail. Why, after all these years, ...
Hot Hunt for Brown Bear!
After landing on a gravel bar between alder patches, I surveyed the tundra from Ted's camp. It stretched monotonously in all directions, a vast barren plain broken only by the low rolling hills to the north. It looked like Wyoming antelope country, and during my visit it was nearly as dry. Alaska in May of ...
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