NEW EU TROPHY IMPORT RULES IN EFFECT DESPITE PROCEDURAL VIOLATIONS
EVEN THOUGH THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION DID NOT FOLLOW ALL MANDATORY PROCEDURAL STEPS FOR RULE CHANGES, NEW IMPORTATION RULES IMMEDIATELY APPLY FOR EU HUNTERS WHO HAVE RECENTLY HUNTED, OR ARE PLANNING TO HUNT WHITE RHINO, LION, ELEPHANT, HIPPO, ARGALI SHEEP, AND POLAR BEAR. The European Union (EU) has started enforcing rules that make it more difficult ...
U.S. FWS APPROVES TWO BLACK RHINO IMPORTS
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has approved permits required for the importation of two sport-hunted black rhinoceroses from Namibia. After receiving more than 15,000 public comments regarding the permit applications, the FWS maintained its conclusion that the Namibian black rhino hunting program benefits the conservation of the species. The FWS first recognized the ...
U.S. FWS CONTINUES HARMFUL AND UNSUPPORTABLE IMPORTATION BAN ON ZIMBABWE ELEPHANTS
Safari Club International is deeply disappointed with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's (FWS) announcement yesterday that it will continue the ban on the importation of sport-hunted elephants from Zimbabwe for the rest of 2015. The FWS first imposed an importation ban on sport-hunted elephants from Zimbabwe in April 2014. Yesterday's decision will continue the ...
FWS Continues Zimbabwe Elephant Importation Ban in 2015
Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today that it will continue the ban on the importation of sport-hunted elephants from Zimbabwe for the rest of 2015 and indefinitely into the future. Despite receiving data and information from Safari Club, Zimbabwe, and many others regarding the benefits of elephant hunting in Zimbabwe, ...
SCI Members: Did You Leave Your Elephant In Tanzania in 2014?
As most of you are already aware, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ended the importation of sport-hunted elephants from Tanzania on April 4, 2014. SCI has sued the FWS to challenge that ban on importation. Because the FWS ended importation from Tanzania so abruptly, many SCI members had already made plans to hunt elephants ...
Issue of the Week: How Population Growth Effects Wildlife Conservation
The human population is growing at an alarming rate. The United Nations estimates there will be an astounding 9.8 Billion people on the planet in 2050. It is predicted that ...
Weekly Update: SCI Foundation Attends Wood Bison Reintroduction Media Event
On March 22, 2015 Safari Club International and SCI Foundation attended the Alaska Department of Fish and Game Wood Bison Media Day in Portage, Alaska. Al Maki, SCI Corporate Secretary ...
Issue of the Week: Controversial Mountain Lion Legislation
On March 13, 2015, the New Mexico House Agriculture, Water, and Wildlife Committee advanced a bill that would effectively treat the state's mountain lions as nuisance animals. This legislation would ...
Weekly Update: Michigan Predator Prey Research Aids Management Planning
With more than 6 years of intensive research on white-tailed deer in the Upper Peninsula, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) has evidence to enhance the management of deer. ...
Issue of the Week: Bird Flu Threatens Wild and Domestic Birds in Western States
In December 2014, a rare, highly pathogenic avian flu strain was first detected in a poultry flock near Winston, Oregon, which infected wild and domestic birds. This avian flu is ...
Yamaha Announces 2015 National Hunting & Fishing Day Sweepstakes!
Yamaha is once again showing their support of National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHF Day) with a give away of a brand new Yamaha Wolvering R-Spec in Hunter Green. This year marks the eighth year of Yamaha's sponsorship of NHF Day and are promoting the sweepstakes online through October 2015. "Our team at Yamaha looks ...
The "Monster" Blue
I've never met anyone going on their first safari who says, "I'm going after the small stuff." Like most first timers, visions of kudu and gemsbok filled my first safari dreams, and I had the good fortune of having Carl van Zijl from John X Safaris as my PH to help me earn them. Like ...
Anyone wanting a new double rifle today can be forgiven if he feels like a plump young cottontail negotiating a dark forest infested with wolves. In the last 20 years, double rifles have become immensely desirable, with fine names from the past like Alexander Henry and W.J. Jeffery selling for huge money, and the few ...
Nosler Unveils World's Most Powerful 7mm Commercial Cartridge
In 2014, Nosler introduced its first namesake cartridge to the world—the 26 Nosler. Since then, the cartridge has achieved such renowned success that adding another member to the Nosler cartridge family became an obvious decision. With a muzzle velocity of 3,300 fps when using a 160-gran bullet, the 28 Nosler is billed as the most ...
How Does Hunting Benefit the National Economies in Africa?
This research effort is drawing to a close at the end of March and we ask one last time for your help! Please ask your professional hunters to send a brief message or forward this message to each of their clients who hunted in 2013 or 2014 with a request that they complete a short ...
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