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    California Ban on Lead Ammo Begins

    Starting July 1, 2015, hunters in California will be required to use non-traditional ammunition when hunting in state wildlife preserves, ecological areas and when hunting Nelson bighorn sheep anywhere in the state. In October 2013, Assembly Bill 711 was signed into law requiring the phase-out of lead ammunition for hunting anywhere in the state by ...

    Member Alert – New York Senate Backs Anti-Hunting Legislation!

    It is imperative that all residents, hunters, and individuals who use New York as a port of entry for the importation of hunting trophies put a stop to this dangerous legislation. SCI is urging all of its tri-state members to contact as many New York state Senator's and Assembly members and ask them to oppose ...

    California Outlawing Your Legal Ivory?

    The state of California has introduced legislation that would make all ivory or rhinoceros horn illegal, even those exempt under current law. SCI California Chapters have written a letter in opposition of this bill. AB 96, if passed, would delete the exemption provided by current law allowing the possession with intent to sell, or sale ...

    Tracking the Capitols – Week of June 15

    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 Needs Your Help – Elephant Hunting in Zimbabwe

    SCI is preparing to challenge the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's decision to continue the ban on importation of legally sport-hunted elephants from Zimbabwe for 2015 and beyond.  We need information regarding the impacts of the importation ban. Did you cancel your hunt in 2014 or 2015? Do you plan to cancel an upcoming hunt in ...

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    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 ...

    Weekly Update: Ruaha African Buffalo Project Update

    In August, SCI Foundation partnered with the Wildlife Health Center at the University of California, Davis (WHC) to investigate the decline of African buffalo in Ruaha National Park (RNP), Tanzania. ...

    SCI Foundation To Attend Time Square Ivory Crush

    On June 19, 2015, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) will host its second ivory crush event in the middle of New York's most populated intersection: Time Square.  The ...

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    Hot Hunt for Brown Bear!

    After landing on a gravel bar between alder patches, I surveyed the tundra from Ted's camp. It stretched monotonously in all directions, a vast barren plain broken only by the low rolling hills to the north. It looked like Wyoming antelope country, and during my visit it was nearly as dry. Alaska in May of ...

    Engraving – Ancient Ornamentation

    The art of engraving has a history that dates back to prehistoric times. Records show that the art of engraving metal is nearly three thousand years old. In its most basic form, engraving is the technique of cutting grooves into the surface of any suitable material so they appear like lines seen face-up. This implies ...

    An Armchair Safari by William Buckley – Big Game Hunting in Central Africa

    Bill Buckley, like so many of his time, went to Africa for gold and diamonds and wound up staying for war and hunting. He eventually became a noted big game hunter (carrying his beloved Gibbs rifle) and was considered in a class with Neumann, Sutherland and Selous. He had some narrow escapes and took some ...

    Charitable Funds Used For Lavish Vacation While Millions In HSUS Funds Are Stashed In Offshore Island Accounts

    HUMANE SOCIETY STAFFER ACCUSED OF EMBEZZLING SCI members have long known that the anti-hunting group "The Humane Society of the United States" embodies a massive fundraising deception. By including "Humane Society" in its name, it has successfully fooled millions of well-intentioned donors into believing that their contributions are going to help support local animal shelters. ...

    Shotgunning – Perception vs. Reality

    Shooting a shotgun at a moving object is not a simple thing and is really just about the most confusing thing visually that one could try to do and there are thousands of shooters out there struggling with what it really looks like when you shoot a shotgun at a moving object. Vicki calls that ...


		
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