FWS Continues Zimbabwe Elephant Importation Ban in 2015
Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today that it will continue the ban on the importation of sport-hunted elephants from Zimbabwe for the rest of 2015 and indefinitely into the future. Despite receiving data and information from Safari Club, Zimbabwe, and many others regarding the benefits of elephant hunting in Zimbabwe, ...
SCI Members: Did You Leave Your Elephant In Tanzania in 2014?
As most of you are already aware, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ended the importation of sport-hunted elephants from Tanzania on April 4, 2014. SCI has sued the FWS to challenge that ban on importation. Because the FWS ended importation from Tanzania so abruptly, many SCI members had already made plans to hunt elephants ...
Member Alert! New Requirements for Traveling with Firearms Outside U.S.
Safari Club International has received information about changes in the requirements for hunters who wish to export/bring their firearms and ammunition with them when they travel to hunt outside the United States. SCI has been researching these new requirements in order to understand exactly why these changes are going into effect and what will be ...
Vermont Fish, Wildlife Board Votes on Proposed Hunting Changes
Hunters, landowners and sportsmen interested in Vermont’s deer and moose should plan on attending one of the public hearings being held around the state in late March. All six of the hearings will include results of Vermont’s 2014 deer seasons and prospects for deer hunting next fall as well as an opportunity for hunters to ...
CALL TO ACTION! HUNTERS SHOULD REGISTER FOR SCI LOBBY DAY
Safari Club International (SCI) invites hunters throughout the U.S. to once again participate in it's annual lobby day on Thursday, May 7, 2015. SCI will organize over 200 Capitol Hill meetings for hundreds of SCI members when they come to town to llobby lawmakers House of Representatives and Senate. Now is the time to act, ...
Weekly Update: SCI Foundation Attends Wood Bison Reintroduction Media Event
On March 22, 2015 Safari Club International and SCI Foundation attended the Alaska Department of Fish and Game Wood Bison Media Day in Portage, Alaska. Al Maki, SCI Corporate Secretary ...
Issue of the Week: Controversial Mountain Lion Legislation
On March 13, 2015, the New Mexico House Agriculture, Water, and Wildlife Committee advanced a bill that would effectively treat the state's mountain lions as nuisance animals. This legislation would ...
Weekly Update: Michigan Predator Prey Research Aids Management Planning
With more than 6 years of intensive research on white-tailed deer in the Upper Peninsula, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) has evidence to enhance the management of deer. ...
Issue of the Week: Bird Flu Threatens Wild and Domestic Birds in Western States
In December 2014, a rare, highly pathogenic avian flu strain was first detected in a poultry flock near Winston, Oregon, which infected wild and domestic birds. This avian flu is ...
Weekly Update: SCI Foundation Renews ICCF Partnership
SCI Foundation is pleased to announce that we renewed our partnership with the International Conservation Caucus Foundation (ICCF) for 2015. ICCF works with leaders of government, business, and non-governmental organizations ...
Nosler Unveils World's Most Powerful 7mm Commercial Cartridge
In 2014, Nosler introduced its first namesake cartridge to the world—the 26 Nosler. Since then, the cartridge has achieved such renowned success that adding another member to the Nosler cartridge family became an obvious decision. With a muzzle velocity of 3,300 fps when using a 160-gran bullet, the 28 Nosler is billed as the most ...
How Does Hunting Benefit the National Economies in Africa?
This research effort is drawing to a close at the end of March and we ask one last time for your help! Please ask your professional hunters to send a brief message or forward this message to each of their clients who hunted in 2013 or 2014 with a request that they complete a short ...
45 Year Quest – Desert Bighorn Dream Fulfilled
The desert bighorn ram I had been chasing was 225 yards below us at about a 45-degree angle and walking away toward another drop off. The wind was blowing and gusting sporadically up the canyon. There were seven sheep in the group, two younger rams, four ewes, and the granddad I was looking at. Four ...
Notice to US Outfitters operating on USFS and BLM Lands
Executive Order 13658 Raising the Minimum Wage to $10.10 per Hour for Outfitters and Others under Federal Permit On October 1, 2014, the Department of Labor issued final regulations to implement Executive Order 13658, which, starting January 1, 2015, increases the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour for businesses operating under NEW federal contracts and ...
"Keep Looking!" – Patience is the Key to a Trophy Brown Bear
My fascination with the giant brown bears of Alaska started when I was about 12 or 13 years old. While looking through a big game record book, It amazed me that eight out of the top ten Coastal brown bears listed, including the world record, came from Kodiak Island. From that moment, I wanted to ...
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