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    Tracking the Capitols – Week of May 18

    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 ...

    Outdoor Heritage Act Passes North Carolina State House, On to Senate

    Safari Club International (SCI) congratulates the members of the North Carolina state House who voted for the Outdoor Heritage Act (House Bill 640). The House voted 83-35 in favor of this legislation that would allow seven-day firearm hunting on private land with the owner's written permission. HB 640 will exclude seven-day hunting for migratory birds ...

    Oregon House Judiciary Committee Holding Hearing on Anti-Ivory Legislation

    This week on May 20th, Oregon's House Judiciary Committee will be holding a hearing on Senate Bill 913. Safari Club International (SCI) opposes SB 913, legislation that would make it illegal to knowingly purchase, sell, offer for sale, possess with intent to sell or import for purchase or sale in Oregon ivory, rhinoceros horn, ivory ...

    Anti-Hunting Legislation Introduced in New York State Assembly

    On April 8, 2015, New York State Senator Tony Avella (D-11) flanked by anti-hunting organizations such as PETA, Friends of Animals, and the League of Human Voters, announced the introduction of New York state Senate Bill 4686, Foreign Game. This bill would completely ban the import, possession, sale and transportation of five African species in ...

    Lobby Day 2015

    SCI’s Annual Lobby Day was a rousing success! This year saw a 23 percent increase in the number of SCI Members participating resulting in SCI having 20 percent more meetings. Overall, SCI met with a third of Congress in one day to express our concerns for hunting related issues.

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    SCI Foundation's AWLS Program Inspires Educators!!

    Conservation and outdoor recreation are subjects that are rarely acknowledged in the classroom; and few organizations work to foster these important lessons. SCI Foundation seeks to promote science-based conservation and ...

    Issue of the Week: Trading Bullets for Tranquilizer Darts

    Hunting is an important tool that helps manage wildlife populations at socially and biologically acceptable levels. Nevertheless, critics have become increasingly more vocal in discouraging hunting and advocate for non-lethal ...

    Weekly Update: Vietnam Ungulate Project Checks In!!

    One of SCI Foundation's partners, the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research, is using clever techniques to learn what types of wildlife inhabit Vietnam's jungle. Leeches.  Yes, leeches have ...

    Issue of the Week: Zambia Lifts Lion Hunting Ban

    Zambia has officially lifted its ban on the hunting of lions and other big cats. The announcement was made by Zambia's Minister of Tourism, Jean Kapata in Lusaka on May ...

    Weekly Update: The First Wood Bison Calves Are Here!

    The first wild-born calves were spotted during an Alaska Department of Fish and Game aerial survey. This marks the first time in 100 years that a bison calf was born ...

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    Return Of The Mauser 98

    After a mere 70 years, give or take a few months, the Mauser company of Germany is once again producing Mauser 98 rifles. Granted, the company is no longer Mauser-Werke Oberndorf, and granted, the "new" Mauser 98 is not an exact continuation of the original 98, but for all intents and purposes, it's close enough. ...

    Good Things in Small Packages

    Even though his heart was originally set on an Axis, Chad Foster successfully harvested something much bigger...

    Solid As A Rock – The Art of Mopho Gonde

    Mopho Gonde, once a diamond in the rough, today ranks among the finest wildlife art carvers in world. Rising next to Mopho Gonde is another beauty born by months of intricate reduction: An elegant portrayal of two bull elephants. Positioned back to back, the massive tuskers seem to be charging off the base beneath them. ...

    Finally, My Drilling!

    I was slowly stalking along the edge of a rolling South Dakota meadow and spotted a good set of whitetail deer antlers seemingly floating along the skyline directly ahead. A wide rack with eight or more tall, grey tines rose from the yellow, autumn grass only forty yards away. As I stood near a large ...

    Texas Aoudad

    We saw him again on the last afternoon. He was big-bodied and heavy in the shoulders, with a tawny coat like an old lion. What stood out, though, were his long, flowing mane and chaps, rippling in the breeze and seeming to drag the ground. He was standing on a cliff straight across a deep ...


		
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