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    Action Alert to SCI Members – California Ban on Mountain Lion Imports

    In 2014, Safari Club International filed a lawsuit against the State of California to challenge its ban on importing mountain lions into California (Import Ban). The Import Ban has been in effect since adopted by voter initiative in 1990. The U.S. District Court in California recently issued a ruling that requires us to seek additional ...

    South African Airways Cargo Places Embargo On Selected Species

    On April 21, 2015, South African Airways Cargo in Johannesburg issued a Policy and Procedures Advisory regarding the embargo on the transportation of hunting trophies, which is limited to rhino, elephant, tiger, and lion. SAA Cargo claims it has in the past experienced a problem where some of the shipments containing hunting trophies were misdeclared ...

    CBP Clarifies Its Position on Implementation of Electronic Registration for Firearms Export

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has just updated its website to provide clarification on its current position concerning electronic registration for traveling with firearms abroad.  On April 29, 2015, CPB added a page to its website explaining that it is "temporarily suspending implementation of the regulation" concerning electronic registration as the agency works to ...

    Feds Suspend Confusing Gun Travel Rules

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has just updated its website to provide clarification on its current position concerning electronic registration for traveling with firearms abroad.  On April 29, 2015, CPB added a page to its website explaining that it is "temporarily suspending implementation of the regulation" concerning electronic registration as the agency works to ...

    Washington Report – Presidential Politics Moving Forward

    It's springtime in Washington. Along with the cherry blossoms, tourist hordes and other signs of the season, candidates for President are emerging to make their bids official.   Hunters will have a variety of excellent choices on the Republican side of the primary ballot. Democrats, on the other hand, are expected to fall in line and ...

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    Issue of the Week: Birds on the Move!

    Hawks, scarlet tanager, bluebirds, warblers,  — welcome back! It's that time of year again! The plants are blooming, the weather is getting warmer, days are getting longer and birds are ...

    Weekly Update: Alabama Chapter Creates A Sensory Safari Trailer

    Sensory Safari is a humanitarian services program entirely run by hunters.  For those who have no idea what a sensory safari is, worry not, SCI Foundation is here to explain. ...

    Issue of the Week: New York Senator Attacks Hunting In New Bill

    On April 8, 2015, New York State Senator Tony Avella (D-11) joined by anti-hunting organizations such as PETA, Friends of Animals, and the League of Human Voters, announced the introduction ...

    Weekly Update: Catalina Sheep Project Featured on Jack Hanna's Into the Wild

    In 2014, SCI Foundation partnered with the Arizona Department of Fish and Game to restore bighorn sheep in the Santa Catalina Mountains. Arizona is concurrently monitoring the impact of mountain ...

    Turkey Calls and Conservation

    It's turkey season! Across North America sportsmen and women throw on their light layers of camo and practice their best purrs, putts, clucks and yelps to convincingly seduce that big ...

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    STRETCHING THE RANGE

    There are two dominant trends in hunting rifles today. One is the AR. The other is long-range shooting, by which we mean at ranges beyond 500 yards. The latter applies to both standard target and military-discipline (sniper) matches, as well as hunting varmints and big-game. There are serious ethical questions about shooting at big-game animals ...

    Record Book Top American Bison

    After the walrus, the bison is the largest North American game animal. Large bulls can measure 5-6 feet (1.5 to 1.8 m) at shoulder, and weigh 1,600-2,200 pounds (725-1,000 kg), occasionally as much as 3,000 pounds (1,350 kg). Females are much smaller, weighing about 900 pounds (400 kg) or less. Tagged: American Bison, buffalo, Record ...

    Argentina Bird Bonanza

    The swish of feathers brushing up against pale green leaves sets the pace for your rapidly beating heart and twitching trigger finger as you stand center stage in the breezy fields of an afternoon dove roost. Anticipating the first dove to emerge from the adjacent brush at any second, you suddenly, without hesitation, mount your ...

    North Carolina's Coastal Giants

    The sub-zero, bone-chilling gale was so unusual for coastal North Carolina. We were seeing just a small fraction of the number of black bears that I had previously seen while scouting, and I couldn't help but be slightly disheartened as we silently padded down the dirt road separating the swamp from the cornfield.  Was this ...

    Hog Wild!

    I'm sure we all know the whitetail deer to be North America's most populous big game animal, currently estimated as high as 35 million. But which comes next? We've done a pretty good job over the past century. Black bear, caribou, elk and mule deer all top a million (some more than two million), so ...


		
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