SCI Helps Member Bring Case to the U.S. Supreme Court
The U.S. Supreme Court has decided to accept for review the petition of SCI member John Sturgeon in his challenge against the National Park Service's regulation of activities on waters running through National Preserves in Alaska. SCI filed a brief in support of Sturgeon's efforts to persuade the country's highest court to consider the case. ...
SCI Addresses Proposed Washington State Ivory Ban
Chip Burkhalter, Director of Government Affairs in SCI's DC office, has written an article for the Spokane Review explaining why Washington Ballot Initiative 1401 would not stop poaching in Africa. Initiative 1401 is on the Washington ballot this November and would make the act of selling, offering to sell, purchasing, trading, bartering for or distributing ...
Sportsmen/Conservation Organizations Counter Congressman Grijalva's Letter to USFWS
On October 7, a group of over 30 sportsmen-conservation organizations sent a letter to the Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewel and Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services Dan Ashe regarding concerns of misinformation recently presented by Congressman Raul Grijalva (AZ) outlining his policy proposals for African game hunting. The letter states that, ...
Idaho Decision May Restrict Access to Public Lands
Idahoans might be seeing their access to public lands decline in the upcoming months. Idaho state officials are debating if they should allow groups to lease public land which could prevent public access. Over the years, the Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) has received applications to lease state endowment land for exclusive private hunting operations. ...
China and U.S. Move to Enact Ivory Bans
On Friday, September 25th, Chinese President Xi Jinping and President Barack Obama announced an agreement between China and the United States to enact "nearly complete bans on ivory import and export." This agreement was introduced with the intent of curbing poaching and helping to end the illegal ivory trade. Unfortunately, this pact will not accomplish ...
CWD: An Uncertain Link to Hunting Scents
With deer season underway in many parts of North America, hunters are using a variety of scents, such as dominant-buck or doe-in-estrus urine attractions, to lure deer closer to their ...
Weekly Update: Michigan Predator-Prey Project
The Michigan Predator-Prey Project recently finished its third summer season in the Phase II study area. During the spring and summer of 2015, researchers captured and radio collared 32 white-tailed ...
US Fish and Wildlife Service: Greater Sage-Grouse Not Endangered
The US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has determined that the Greater Sage-Grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) is not in need of protection under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). In its September ...
Weekly Update: The South Rockies Grizzly Project
The South Rockies Grizzly Project in British Columbia seeks to research "bottom- up" effects on bears, such as habitat or prey availability, as well as "top-down" effects like hunting and ...
Issue of the Week: Polar Bear
Biologists estimate there are roughly 20,000 to 25,000 polar bears in the world. More than 60% of the world's polar bears (an estimated 16,000) live in Canada. Most of these ...
The Modern Whitetail Rifle
The buck came in from my right, almost invisible, and tended a scrape behind a screen of trees for several minutes before stretching his neck forward. I am not by nature a "neck shooter," but by that time I was nearing cardiac arrest. As soon as I had a clear view of his rut-swollen neck, ...
International Wildlife Museum Holds Archery Days
On October 3rd, the International Wildlife Museum held the first of their Archery Days events. Novice archers and parents arrived for the event, eager to learn basic archery skills, taught by NASP Certified instructors. Emphasizing fun and safety, attendees tried their hand at a number of different targets as they improved their archery skills. For ...
Flashback Friday – Winter Mule Deer
Editor’s Note: On Friday we dig through the Safari Magazine archives and dust off a gem from the past. This week we get a tutorial in hunting mountain mule deer in Winter. This article originally appeared in the March/April 1987 issue of Safari Magazine. Some events highlight the progress of life’s circuitous journey: There’s a ...
PH Spotlight – Hans Vermaak
Hans Vermaak was born into the life of professional hunting, which his father, Coenraad Vermaak, had begun years before his birth. He accompanied his father on safaris from a very young age and sums up his feelings as, "I was hooked from word 'go' and looking back, it is obvious that if you are privileged ...
Top Northeastern White-tailed Deer (typical)
The northeastern whitetail is the most popular big game animal in North America-most numerous, most heavily hunted, and most deer taken. In many states, it is the only big game animal available on the license. Many hunters believe the northeastern whitetail can produce the best antlers of all. Enjoy this gallery of the top entries ...
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