SCI Files New Lawsuit to Challenge 2015 Zimbabwe Elephant Importation Ban
SCI, together with the NRA, has filed a second lawsuit concerning the importation of elephants from Africa. This latest lawsuit challenges a March 26, 2015 decision of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to continue its ill-advised ban on the importation of elephants from Zimbabwe for 2015 and beyond. The FWS first banned the ...
Tracking the Capitols – Week of June 29
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 ...
Reduce Restrictions on Supressors
Believe it or not, there is a gun policy lesson that America can take from Europe. And that is to refrain from restricting the sale and possession of firearm suppressors more strictly than firearms themselves. Suppressors are sold over the counter in some countries, and their use is considered a courtesy to neighbors. There are ...
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 ...
Florida Wildlife Officials To Reopen Black Bear Hunting Season
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is in the process of updating that estimate. In 2002, an estimated 2,500 to 3,000 bears resided in Florida. However due to ...
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 ...
Maori and Minimalism – A Taste of New Zealand
There really is no other place in the world quite like New Zealand. Slightly larger than the British Isles, it consists of two main islands, and several smaller ones. It has vast tracts of forest, enormous masses of land devoted to farming (not just sheep and kiwis), and one of the largest littorals in the ...
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, ...
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