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    Action Alerts – California Members, SCI Needs Your Help!

    ACTION ALERT #1– AB 96 (Ivory and Rhinoceros Horn) AB 96 (Atkins) Animal parts and products: importation or sale of ivory and rhinoceros horn passed out of the Senate Appropriations Committee today, August 27, 2016, and will go to the Senate Floor.  SCI has written a letter in opposition of this bill.  It could be ...

    Tracking the Capitols – Week of August 24, 2015

    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 ...

    SCI Seeks AZ and NM Coyote Hunters

    SCI's Litigation attorneys are looking for Arizona and New Mexico coyote hunters. SCI's Litigation Department will soon attempt to join litigation that could affect coyote hunting in Arizona and New Mexico – particularly in areas occupied by Mexican wolves (south and central Arizona and New Mexico). Please contact us if you hunt coyotes in these ...

    Calling Lesser Prairie-Chicken and Greater Prairie-Chicken Hunters in Kansas

    SCI will be attempting to (1) join a lawsuit challenging the listing of the lesser prairie-chicken (LPC) and (2) participate as amicus in other lawsuits challenging the listing and the settlement agreements that lead to the listing of the LPC. As a result of the listing, the hunting of LPC in Kansas (the only state ...

    Tracking the Capitols – August 14

    NORTHEASTERN STATES New Hampshire H 500 Introduced: 01/08/2015 Sponsor: Representative John Burt, Member, New Hampshire Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus Issue Brief: Firearm Suppressors Summary: Repeals provisions which prohibit the use of silencing devices for taking wildlife and impose penalties therefor. Status: Retained Bill – Subcommittee Work Session scheduled for August 20 New Hampshire H 505 Introduced: ...

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    Genetics and the Conservation Status of Species

    Researchers at Purdue University have recently published an article in the journal Biological Conservation, suggesting that genetics should play a stronger role in determining whether species are threatened with extinction. ...

    Bell Family "Pay it Forward" Blue Bag Program and Hunters "Pay it Forward" in Windhoek, Namibia

    It is with great joy that Safari Club International Foundation announces a new partnership with the Bell family by establishing the Bell Family "Pay It Forward" Blue Bag program in ...

    Issue of the Week: Fair Chase and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

    Since the late 19th century, North America's hunter-conservationists have embraced a strong ethical tradition of fair chase. The concept of fair chase considers the means and methods for the ethical ...

    Weekly Update: Washington Wolf Project

    In 2013, SCI Foundation partnered with the Washington Wolf Project. Researchers from the University of Washington launched the Washington Wolf Project to study how deer behaviorally respond to the presence ...

    The CAMPFIRE Program in Zimbabwe

    By Charles Jonga and George Pangeti Zimbabwe's Communal Areas Management Program for Indigenous Resources (CAMPFIRE) is highly regarded in the conservation community. From CAMPFIRE's inception in the 1980's, the program ...

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    Mountain Hunting at its Finest

    My dad and I were nine days into a 14-day hunt. We had all but given up on the idea of shooting a Stone ram, but we had each taken tremendous mountain goats. It was late afternoon and we were following our guide and outfitter, Fletcher Day, across a high mountain pass on our way ...

    Idaho Offers Elk Tag Exchange

    Idaho Fish and Game is offering some hunters with tags for early elk hunts the opportunity to exchange tags from areas that have been closed due to wildfires. Hunters who purchased tags for the Panhandle, Clearwater and McCall areas have until September 11, to decide if they want to keep their tags or exchange them ...

    Bourbon–An Endangered Species?

    What's that, Bunky? You say that when you went to the specialty liquor store to buy a bottle of Pappy Van Winkle 23 Year Old the clerk looked at you as if you had just asked where you could find a northern white rhino? And now you're having a hard time even finding Maker's Mark ...

    The Stalking Rifle

    We can probably agree that the "stalking rifle" has its origins in the British gun trade, and that in its classic form it's a beautiful and beautifully light little rifle with origins almost certainly pre-dating smokeless powder (if not self-contained cartridges). But the exact definition, if there is one, is a bit more elusive. As ...

    Species of the Week – Cape or Southern Buffalo

    Syncerus caffer caffer Bufalo del Cabo (Sp), Kaffernbüffel, Schwarzbüffel (G), Buffle du Cap, Buffle noir (F). The common name “Cape buffalo” is misleading, because this subspecies is native to many parts of Africa besides the Cape of Good Hope region (where it is extinct); however, that is what most people call it. DESCRIPTION Shoulder height ...


		
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