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    California Mountain Lion Hearing — Off Again

    In August 2014, Safari Club International sued two California officials over the State's ban on the importation and possession of mountain lions hunted outside of California. The State filed a motion with the federal district court in Sacramento, asking the Court to dismiss our case. A hearing on the motion was first scheduled for February ...

    Tracking the Capitols – Week of April 13, 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 Member Alert — Firearms Export Update

    SCI has received additional information about the newly implemented requirements for traveling with firearms out of the United States, including for international hunting and recreational shooting purposes. All individuals who plan to travel outside the U.S. with their firearms should carefully review the attached "Fact Sheet: International Travel with Firearms on Commercial Airlines Departing the ...

    North Carolina Legislature Introduces Sunday Hunting Legislation

    Members of the North Carolina state legislature recently filed legislation to expand hunting opportunities in North Carolina to include hunting on Sundays. The Outdoor Heritage Act (House Bill 640), filed by State Representative Jimmy Dixon (R-4) on April 13, is a legislative package designed to protect and promote the Tar Heel State’s proud outdoor heritage ...

    Washington Report – For Every Step Forward...

    Hunters are making progress in the nation's capital this month, but strong crosswinds are blowing. Even while the Congress is moving forward with the top SCI legislative priority – the Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act, designated in the Senate as S. 405 – Obama administration bureaucrats are lobbing new regulations at hunters' guns and ammunition. First, the ...

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    Weekly Update: Lights, Stealth Cam, Action

    SCI Foundation is continuing our partnership with the Missouri black bear project. The next stage of research will estimate black bear population numbers and provide insights to population growth, while ...

    Issue of the Week: Who should make wildlife policy decisions?

    Wildlife biologists, just like plumbers, mechanics, doctors and lawyers, have a specific purpose in society.  After years of education and field experience, it is the biologist who ensures wildlife and ...

    Wood bison are officially free and roaming the wilds of Alaska once again!!!

    On April 3, 2015, Tom Seaton, bison biologist with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, opened the gates and led the bison to their new home. The herd followed ...

    Issue of the Week: India's Leopard Population on the Decline

    Last week we discussed how population growth in Africa is negatively impacting wildlife through habitat encroachment and increased human-wildlife conflict. These problems, though heightened in Africa due to its dramatic ...

    Weekly Update:Tanzanian Lion Research on the Horizon

    SCI Foundation is currently working to launch a potentially ground-breaking lion research project in Tanzania. Mississippi State University and Tanzania Wildlife Research Institute (TAWIRI) are collaborating with the Foundation to ...

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    PH Spotlight – Jim Fink

    Jim Fink grew up on a farm in west-central Alberta where his passion for hunting began early. There, he hunted ducks, geese and grouse and, as he grew older, deer and moose. At age 16, Fink began guiding fishermen at his parent's lodge on Great Bear Lake in the Northwest Territories and, in the fall, ...

    Of Patriots & Kentucky Windage

    I've been noticing that more and more hunters are using their scope's elevation adjustment to match various shooting distances rather than the Kentucky system of holding over and holding into, which is what most of us old timers use. That's perfectly understandable in this day when most scope manufacturers offer some kind elevation turret calibrated ...

    SCI Member Alert – Firearm Export Update!

    SCI has received additional information about the newly implemented requirements for traveling with firearms out of the United States, including for international hunting and recreational shooting purposes. All individuals who plan to travel outside the U.S. with their firearms should carefully review the attached "Fact Sheet: International Travel with Firearms on Commercial Airlines Departing the ...

    Flashback Friday Big Bruins in Arizona

    Editor’s Note: On Friday we dig through the Safari Club Archives and dust off a story from our past. This week we travel to the  White Mountains of Northern Arizona for an exciting black bear hunt on the Apache reservation. This story first appeared in the January/February 1988 issue of Safari Magazine. "Tell Howard to ...

    Elephant Kills Zimbabwe PH

    The Professional Hunters Association of South Africa (PHASA) offered condolences following the tragic accident on April 15, 2015. "It is with deep sadness that we heard of the passing of Zimbabwe professional hunter Ian Gibson," PHASA reported. "Gibbo was tragically killed by an elephant bull yesterday while guiding an elephant hunt in Chewore North, Zimbabwe. He ...


		
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