Around The States

Alabama: Last week, the Alabama SCI Chapter proudly presented a check to the University of Montevallo President’s Outdoor Scholars Program. The Program, established in 2015, gives outdoor minded-students a way to stay involved in that passion while in college, earn a degree and provide insight into future employment opportunities within the outdoor industry, with an emphasis on conservation and game management. Pictured: Steve Long, SCI members Joey Brussard, Tine Turner, Lamar Turner, Ron Morson, Copeland Wood, and Outdoor Scholars Program Director William Crawford

California: AB 28 would make the combined taxes on the retail sale in this state of any firearm, firearm precursor part, or ammunition over 30%. California advocates, take action! 

Georgia: Former Georgia Chapter President, Chris Albrecht, presents a contribution to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, providing additional resources to purchase equipment as needed by the agency. The Georgia Chapter considers Georgia DNR a critical partner in conservation, and among other things, counts on the Department to assist with Georgia SCI’s educational events. 

Kentucky: SCI’s Kentuckiana Chapter sent a letter to their U.S. Senators and Representatives in opposition to the Department of Education’s attacking hunters. Read more. 

Massachusetts: SCI submitted a letter in support of the proposal to extend the archery hunting season for whitetail deer in Wildlife Management Zones 1-9 by two weeks. Read more. 

New Mexico: The New Mexico Game and Fish Commission is currently taking comments on the proposed Bear and Cougar Rulemaking. SCI submitted comments here and is encouraging New Mexico advocates to take action here.