SCI Represented at Sportsman-Legislator Summit
In late October, Eddie Grasser, Chip Burkhalter, and Jeff Patchen attended the 12th Annual National Assembly of Sportsmen's Caucuses' (NASC) Sportsman-Legislator Summit. Legislators from 30 state legislative sportsmen's caucuses and nearly 200 attendees joined the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) and representatives from the hunting and fishing community in Manchester, Vermont to reflect on current issues ...
Washington Voters Criminalize Law Abiding Citizens
On Election Day, Washington State voters approved Initiative 1401, a provision that penalizes law abiding citizens rather than attack poachers, smugglers, and black-market profiteers of illicit ivory and animal products. Initiative 1401 makes a felon out of anyone in the state who is selling, trading, or giving away a number of ordinary items such as ...
SCI Supports Member's Case in U.S. Supreme Court
Safari Club International filed a brief in the U.S. Supreme Court in support of SCI member John Sturgeon's challenge against the National Park Service's regulation of activities on waters running through National Preserves in Alaska. The Supreme Court selected Sturgeon's case as one of the very few they will consider during the Court's term. The ...
The Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act Advances
Safari Club International (SCI) applauds the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee for advancing a major portion of S.405, the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2015 during yesterday’s committee markup hearing. The message to hunters from Capitol Hill is clear — the Senate is ready and willing to move this vital piece of legislation for American ...
SCI European Advocacy
SCI Government Affairs Director Chip Burkhalter and Director of Litigation Anna Seidman recently attended a meeting in Brussels, Belgium of a new organization composed of a variety of groups representing European-based animal user interests. Members of the group include European hunting organizations, pet trade organizations, circuses, zoos, farming associations, cosmetic/medical laboratories, fur trade companies, and ...
Saving the Three Amigos
Three of the world's rarest antelope, the scimitar-horned oryx, dama gazelle, and addax (or white antelope), known as the "Three Amigos", could be saved from extinction thanks to American hunters ...
Wildlife Museum Renovates Endangered Species Pond
Work is currently underway to renovate the pond at the International Wildlife Museum and Safari Club International World Headquarters in Tucson, AZ. The pond was built in 1988, along with ...
Giving Thanks to American Hunter-Conservationists
Across the county, deer hunters are gearing up in blaze orange for gun season. Waterfowlers are calling in ducks and wingshooters are training their dogs in the field. According to ...
AWCF Update: "Hunting Is Conservation"
Delegates from 13 countries gathered this week at the Legend Resort and Entabeni Conservancy in Limpopo, South Africa for the 14th annual African Wildlife Consultative Forum (AWCF). Participants included government ...
Featured Issue: Ecotourism Part 1 Pros and Cons
Ecotourism is a rapidly growing industry and an increasingly hot environmental topic. Protected areas around the world receive an estimated 8 billion visits annually, bringing in $600 billion per year. ...
Big Bores – Black Powder Express to Belted Magnums
Wayne van Zwoll taps his 50 years of big game hunting and research on rifles and cartridges (16 books, nearly 3,000 magazine articles) to deliver a lively, lavishly illustrated talk on “heavy guns” and the storied hunters who’ve used them. Learn little-known facts about bullets and loads, from monstrous 4-bore black-powder rifles of early Africa ...
Savage Arms Introduces the New Model 11 Scout Rifle
The new Savage Arms 11 Scout Rifle is lightweight, fast handling and easily allows shooters to get on target and place accurate shots in real-world conditions. Chambering is .308 Win. Features include a one-piece rail for forward-mounting optics, a user-adjustable AccuTrigger and the AccuStock bedding system that engages the action three dimensionally along its entire ...
Armchair Safari – Adventures with Buffalo
W. S. Chadwick was a popular and prolific author, probably because he hunted so much. He authored numerous books, each one more popular than the preceding one. One of his first books, Man-Killers and Marauders, is very rare. Here, we join this hunter on some of his adventures with the African Cape buffalo. Wherever big ...
Winchester Model 94 Short Rifle In .450 Marlin
The popular Winchester Model 94 Short Rifle from Winchester Repeating Arms is now offered chambered in the powerful .450 Marlin cartridge. In addition to this new caliber, the Model 94 Short Rifle has this set of features: Premium Pachmayr Decelerator recoil pad for more comfortable shooting Ported barrel that reduces recoil and muzzle jump Walnut ...
Alabama SCI Connects With Community
On October 17 and 18, the Alabama Chapter of SCI was invited to bring the SCI Sensory Safari trailer to the Anniston Museum of Natural History. Five of Alabama's members manned the trailer and answered questions about the animals and the organization. The sensory safari trailer helps gain membership and spread the word of conservation ...
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