Around the States: Alabama, Alaska, New York, Utah, Oregon, Vermont, Wyoming

Alabama: Last week, SCI Eastern States and Local Liaison attended the Alabama Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus breakfast in Montgomery (above). During the event, which SCI was a sponsor of, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) gave various updates on the Alabama Conservation Advisory Board (CAB), which is the regulatory body of DCNR, as well as Alabama’s public land program Forever Wild. Various pieces of sportsmen’s related legislation were also discussed during the breakfast which was widely attended by both House and Senate members of the Alabama legislature along with Department staff and conservation partners.

Alaska:  Western State and Local Liaison Chris Tymeson travelled to Alaska recently to attend the Kenai Peninsula Chapter’s Midnight Sun Fundraiser and Banquet in Soldotna and to meet with Chapter leaders and Department of Fish and Game officials.  Over 400 members of the community attended the Midnight Sun Fundraiser and Banquet.  Pictured below L to R, Chris Tymeson, Western State and Local Liaison and Gary Gearhart, Regional Representative for SCI Region 33, working in the SCI membership booth.

New York: Assembly Bill 2917 and Senate Bill 4099 attempt to prohibit competitions or contests in which certain animals are harvested. These types of events, which are legal and regulated hunting are typically geared toward coyotes and have been the target of anti-hunting groups across the country. SCI opposes these emotionally based efforts that attempt to restrict legitimate hunting opportunities. New York residents, take action!

Utah: SCI submitted comments on the swan hunt recommendations for 2023. Read the letter here.

Oregon: SCI joined a coalition letter on the Fish and Wildlife Commission bill. Read it here.

Vermont: SCI submitted comments on the Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge Hunting and Fishing Plan and Supplemental Environmental Assessment. Read them here.

Wyoming: SCI submitted comments in support of the proposed 2023 Wolf Hunting Seasons Regulation. Read the letter here.