SCI Mobilizes Members to Reverse Airline Shipping Bans
Editor's Note: With input from our chapters to the north we have added letters to Air Canada and WestJet. Please take a moment and send a letter to these airlines and show your support of Canadian hunters! One of the many casualties of the most recent outcry by self proclaimed animal rights defenders is the ...
Action Alerts – California Members, SCI Needs Your Help!
ACTION ALERT #1– AB 96 (Ivory and Rhinoceros Horn) AB 96 (Atkins) Animal parts and products: importation or sale of ivory and rhinoceros horn passed out of the Senate Appropriations Committee today, August 27, 2016, and will go to the Senate Floor. SCI has written a letter in opposition of this bill. It could be ...
Tracking the Capitols – Week of August 24, 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 Seeks AZ and NM Coyote Hunters
SCI's Litigation attorneys are looking for Arizona and New Mexico coyote hunters. SCI's Litigation Department will soon attempt to join litigation that could affect coyote hunting in Arizona and New Mexico – particularly in areas occupied by Mexican wolves (south and central Arizona and New Mexico). Please contact us if you hunt coyotes in these ...
Calling Lesser Prairie-Chicken and Greater Prairie-Chicken Hunters in Kansas
SCI will be attempting to (1) join a lawsuit challenging the listing of the lesser prairie-chicken (LPC) and (2) participate as amicus in other lawsuits challenging the listing and the settlement agreements that lead to the listing of the LPC. As a result of the listing, the hunting of LPC in Kansas (the only state ...
SCI Foundation Conservation Committee Members View Reintroduced Sheep in Santa Catalina Mountains
In November 2013 the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AGFD) began reintroducing desert bighorn sheep in the Santa Catalina Mountains near Tucson. If successful, this effort would mark the sixth ...
Genetics and the Conservation Status of Species
Researchers at Purdue University have recently published an article in the journal Biological Conservation, suggesting that genetics should play a stronger role in determining whether species are threatened with extinction. ...
Bell Family "Pay it Forward" Blue Bag Program and Hunters "Pay it Forward" in Windhoek, Namibia
It is with great joy that Safari Club International Foundation announces a new partnership with the Bell family by establishing the Bell Family "Pay It Forward" Blue Bag program in ...
Issue of the Week: Fair Chase and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
Since the late 19th century, North America's hunter-conservationists have embraced a strong ethical tradition of fair chase. The concept of fair chase considers the means and methods for the ethical ...
Weekly Update: Washington Wolf Project
In 2013, SCI Foundation partnered with the Washington Wolf Project. Researchers from the University of Washington launched the Washington Wolf Project to study how deer behaviorally respond to the presence ...
Species of the Week – Alaskan Brown Bear
Ursus arctos middendorffi Oso pardo de Alaska, Oso chocolate (Sp), Kodiakbär (G), Ours brun (F). Sometimes called Kodiak bear, which is misleading, because Kodiak Island is only a small part of its range. DESCRIPTION (male) Head and body length 7-9 feet (2.1 to 2.7 m), sometimes more. Tail length 4-5 inches (10.2 to 12.7 cm). ...
Late October, 2014: The post on the SCI Record Book Official Facebook Page read, "Outstanding entries in the department today! First ever SCI documented hippopotamus taken with a crossbow...." This announcement was the culmination of more than a year's preparation for my hunt in the famous Luangwa River valley of Zambia. Peter Hathaway Capstick popularized ...
SCI Mobilizes Members to Reverse Airline Shipping Bans
Editor’s Note: With input from our chapters to the north we have added letters to Air Canada and WestJet. Please take a moment and send a letter to these airlines and show your support of Canadian hunters! One of the many casualties of the most recent outcry by self proclaimed animal rights defenders is the ...
IMR Issues Product Safety Warning
IMR Legendary Powders has issued a product safety warning and recall notice for six lot numbers of their IMR 4007SSC powders in 1lb and 8lb containers. IMR received reports that these powders may have become unstable due to possible rapid deterioration. Use of the product from the designated lot numbers may result in spontaneous combustion, ...
Mountain Hunting at its Finest
My dad and I were nine days into a 14-day hunt. We had all but given up on the idea of shooting a Stone ram, but we had each taken tremendous mountain goats. It was late afternoon and we were following our guide and outfitter, Fletcher Day, across a high mountain pass on our way ...
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