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 ...
Anti-Poaching Adds Technology to Arsenal
Poaching of protected wildlife has reached an epidemic level and created a crisis for some African species. Rhinos and elephants are especially targeted for their horns and ivory in illegal ...
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 ...
It was 8 a.m. and the heavy overcast dawn prolonged the absence of daylight. Quinn Rusing was celebrating his 10th birthday by lying on a relatively flat but very rocky hilltop, trying to acquire a particular bighorn sheep ram out of a group of three, which were about 280 yards from his position, as he ...
Griffin and Howe Acquires A Bertuzzi Gabbiano Collection
This photo gallery features the exquisite shotguns handcrafted by the Bertuzzi brothers of Italy, recently acquired by Griffin and Howe. These quiet and unassuming Bertuzzi brothers represented the fourth generation of firearm craftsmen, learning the trade from their father and grandfather. From here on, we’ll let the photos do all the talking. Tagged: engraved shotguns, ...
New Louisiana SCI Chapter Holds First Event
On October 16th, 2015, the Acadiana SCI Chapter of Lafayette, Louisiana held its First Annual Sporting Clays Shoot at the GOL Gun Club, Maurice, LA. More than 100 shooters helped make the event a great success. The chapter event grossed more than $32,000, which will be used to promote the hunting culture and conservation projects ...
Artists Sought For 2015 California Upland Game Bird Stamp Art Contest
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is conducting an art contest to select the design for the state's 2015-2016 upland game bird stamp. This year's stamp will feature the ring-necked pheasant. The California Upland Game Bird Stamp Art Contest is open to all U.S. residents 18 years and over. Entries will be accepted ...
Shotgun Tips & Tricks – What You See Comes From The Brain!
"The way we see is not determined by what we want to see, but by how we have learned to practice seeing!".... Gadi Geiger. My how the science is changing when it comes to how our brains really function and create the almost impossible synchronous movements we call skill. If you get the chance to ...
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