Around the States: Alabama, Colorado, Delaware, IOTR, Pennsylvania, Washington

Alabama: SCI Eastern States and Local Liaison Bee Frederick attended the Alabama Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus breakfast last week where he interacted with elected officials, state agency personnel, and partner sportsmen’s organizations on various hunting related issues. Pictured: Bee Frederick with State Representative Danny Crawford

Colorado: SB24-131, as currently written, proposes to restricts hunters from carrying or possessing firearms within State Wildlife Areas.  Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s State Wildlife Areas are state owned properties purchased with revenues collected from the sale of hunting and fishing licenses for the express purpose of providing public hunting and angling access.  Click here to read the full opposition letter.

Delaware: Last week, legislation that would allow Sunday hunting of game birds passed the full Senate and now awaits the signature of Governor John Carney. As previously reported, SCI has fully supported this bill throughout the process and looks forward to Governor Carney signing this important access related bill into law.

IOTR: SCI’s EVP of Governmental and International Affairs Ben Cassidy and Bee Frederick attended the Internation Order of T. Roosevelt annual Event in Scottsdale, AZ. During the weekend, Cassidy and Frederick meet with IOTR and partners on shared issues of importance, such as the constitutional Right to Hunt Fish initiative in Florida. Cassidy and Frederick also connected with several SCI leaders, members, exhibitors and supporters.

Pennsylvania: Former SCI State Legislator of the Year Senator Dan Laughlin’s Senate Bill 67 that would allow for increased Sunday hunting in the Keystone State advanced to the full Senate last week. Currently, there are three Sundays open to hunting in PA, and the legislation would give the Pennsylvania Game Commission the ability to institute Sunday hunting  throughout the various hunting seasons, if they so choose, by regulation. The bill also included additional trespassing language.

Washington: SCI submitted comments supporting the use of 1 power scopes on muzzleloaders and the use of crossbows in the muzzleloader season, as well as for senior hunters in the regular archery season. Read the letter. 

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