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    EUROPEAN UNION TROPHY IMPORT RULES CHANGED

    THESE RULE CHANGES AFFECT EU HUNTERS WHO HAVE RECENTLY HUNTED, OR ARE PLANNING TO HUNT, ANY OF THE FOLLOWING: WHITE RHINO, LION, ELEPHANT, HIPPO, ARGALI SHEEP, POLAR BEAR. The European Union (EU) is making it more difficult to import hunting trophies of these six species into the EU.  The European Commission has finalized new importation ...

    Court Rules With SCI On EPA Proposed Lead Ammo Limitations

    The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled that the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) does not give the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) authority to regulate spent lead bullets and shot from hunters and sport-shooters. In 2012, 101 different organizations, led by the animal rights and anti-hunting group Center for ...

    Peruvian Congress Approves New Gun Bill

    In a landslide vote, the Peruvian Congress approved the new gun bill, which is landmark for grassroots organizations in the region, as it is the first time a firearms civil rights association has been able to completely revert a gun control situation in a country. J.Thomas Saldias, Regional Representative for SCI and Executive Director of ...

    Illinois Governor Vetoes Bobcat Hunting Bill

    On January 11, Illinois governor, Pat Quinn showed his true colors when it comes to conservation and vetoed the bobcat hunting bill. Safari Club International criticizes Governor Pat Quinn for vetoing House Bill 4226, a bill that would have allowed bobcat hunting in Illinois for the first time in 40 years. Governor Quinn's veto ignores ...

    Washington Report – Passing the "Cromnibus"

    Washington got back to work after the elections, or at least what passes for it in the nation's capital. The so-called "lame duck" session faced a hard deadline just to keep the government operating, but as usual, the spending deal didn't get cut until the 11th hour. Party tensions were thick, as the session represented ...

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    February 3rd Marks the First Annual Beretta Gala

    Earlier this month we highlighted that February 3, 2015 has been designated as "Foundation Day” and will kick off the 2015 SCI Convention held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center ...

    Issue of the Week: Who Should Oversee Public Land Use

    America's 640 million acres of federal public lands – including national forests and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands – provide hunting and fishing opportunities to millions of Americans. According ...

    Weekly Update: Argali Sheep Population Abundant in Tajikistan

    In 2010, SCI Foundation partnered with the Tajikistan government to begin monitoring the Marco Polo argali (sheep) population in the Pamir Mountains.   Monitoring of argali over several years has provided ...

    Issue of the Week: Defining Natural Diversity

    "Natural diversity" is a common term used in science that generally refers to the variety of plants and animals found in a particular place or ecosystem. The term biodiversity is ...

    Weekly Update: News From The Zambia Lion Project

    With strong commitment to improve our ability to confidently age wild lions in field situations, SCI Foundation continued its support of the Zambia Lion Project (ZLP) for the fifth consecutive ...

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    The Best of Las Vegas!

    This neon-lit oasis in the Mojave Desert is known for a lot of things, not the least of which is being the site of the 43rd annual Safari Club International Convention, to be held on February 4 – 7, 2015 at The Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino. But unless you've been hiding under a rock ...

    The Biggest Bears!

    The Alaskan Brown Bear is one of the largest land-dwelling carnivores in the world. Solitary, elusive and extremely anti-social these big beasts have no natural enemies other than humans and will eat pretty much anything, favoring salmon when available. Here are the biggest Brown bears in the SCI Record Book. There are no images for ...

    SCI Record Book Top Ten Red Stag

    The European Red Deer is the largest of all the red deer and an impressive sight in the field. While found in mainland Europe including Ireland and Scotland, the biggest stags are found in the mountains of eastern Europe, as evidenced by the fact that all of the top ten were taken in Austria. Bold, ...

    Top Ten Gredos Ibex

    The Gredos Ibex is one of the most coveted trophies of the mountain regions of Spain. They are the largest of the Spanish Ibex with the biggest horns. These traits coupled with the difficult terrain of their habitat make these majestic animals a must for any mountain hunters bucket list. Here are the top ten ...

    Art Keeps Hunting Memories Alive!

    From miniature art show to the Prime Time auctions, SCI’s convention abounds with great art. According to Rob Holliday, SCI’s auction coordinator “Art has always been a part of our common identity as sportsmen and women. My guess is that SCI Members have more wildlife art in their lives than the average American.  The caliber ...


		
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