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    South African Airways Lifts Cargo Embargo Of Hunting Trophies

    TUCSON, AZ–South African Airways has lifted its cargo embargo, instituted April 21, 2015, that precluded the shipment of hunting trophies through its system. Safari Club International and others in the hunting community, including the Professional Hunters Association of South Africa (PHASA), have been working feverishly since to have the embargoes lifted. Without consulting the hunting ...

    Tracking the Capitols – Week of July 13

    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 Supports Daines, Alexander Legislation To Halt Over-Regulation Of Legal Ivory

    TUCSON, AZ– On Wednesday, July 15, Senators Steve Daines (R-MT) and Lamar Alexander (R-TN) announced the introduction of important legislation to protect lawful hunters, gun owners, musicians and antiques owners from being treated as illegal wildlife smugglers. Safari Club International supports this legislation. The announcement reads: Senators Steve Daines (R-MT) and Lamar Alexander (R-TN) today ...

    Ammunition Background Checks Suspended in New York State

    In a victory for New York gun owners, Governor Andrew Cuomo has agreed to loosen restrictions on background checks for ammunition purchases, a centerpiece of his 2013 SAFE Act. On July 10th, the Cuomo administration's director of state operations, James Malatras, signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with State Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan to ...

    Vermont Updates Deer Hunting Regulations

    Effective in 2016, there will be several changes in Vermont's deer hunting regulations. Archery deer hunting season will be extended five days. It will begin the first Saturday in October, run for 28 days, and then continue for nine days beginning the first Saturday after completion of the November rifle deer season. The archery season ...

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    Weekly Update: Namibia Leopard Project

    In 2010, Namibia partnered with SCI Foundation to survey leopard population in three phases. Phase I convened regional stakeholders in a collaborative workshop to design the research project. Phase II ...

    Namibia Says No to Destroying Its Huge Ivory and Rhino Horn Stockpile

    SCI Foundation has written a number of articles on poaching and specifically the crushing of ivory. Many differ on their opinions of having an ivory crush. The debate waivers on ...

    SCI Foundation Helps Manage White-tailed Winter Habitat

    SCI Foundation recently partnered with Iron Range Consulting & Services Inc. and Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) on a new habitat management project for Lake Gogebic in the Upper ...

    Issue of the Week: Conservation Planning Methods

    To sustain wildlife populations and their habitats, biologists implement a management or conservation plan. These can be written for small areas or an entire state, but they describe a schedule ...

    SCI Foundation Funds New Tanzanian Hippo Project

    The hippopotamus is known for its enormous mouth, quick swimming ability and for being among the most dangerous animals in Africa, but they also play an important role in aquatic ...

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    Rigby's Jim Corbett Rifle(s) To Highlight SCI Convention 2016

    SCI members who attend the 2016 Hunters' Convention at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas Nevada Feb. 3-6 will have an opportunity to see firsthand a significant piece of hunting/firearms history. This alone is worth attending the Convention. Important and significant things happen at the SCI Convention, and this latest development is just one of them. ...

    Armchair Safari – Tracking Wounded Buffalo

    Editor’s Note: The following is and excerpt from the book Big Game Shooting and Travel in South-East Africa by F.R.N. Findlay. The penetrating rays of the sun were struggling to pierce the dense mist which at eight o'clock still enshrouded the country when Belt (my partner) and myself, accompanied by half a dozen boys, left ...

    Dennis Anderson Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award

    It's hard to keep a secret in the hunting community, and it's especially hard when it has to be kept for three months and involves an SCI Past-President. The Orange County Chapter decided to create a Lifetime Achievement Award to honor Dennis Anderson for his commitment to SCI. Dennis has served on every SCI committee ...

    SCI President Higgins Addresses Airline Embargoes On Blog

    In an article published in The Hill's Congress Blog July 22, SCI President Larry Higgins discussed recent airline embargoes of hunting trophy shipments, and how those actions have far-reaching consequences. That article states: Foreign airlines want Open Skies but are closing to hunters By Larry Higgins It may seem counterintuitive, but the U.S. government recognizes ...

    NEW DIRECTIONS – The Return of Camillus

    The Camillus Cutlery Company was one of this nation's oldest knife manufacturers, with beginnings dating back to 1876. However, like many new millennium businesses, after decades of production Camillus was forced to declare bankruptcy early in 2007. Later that year, the Acme United Corporation purchased the brand name and its intellectual properties, and in 2009 ...


		
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