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Federal Affairs

Federal Affairs

SCI is the only pro-hunting organization with an office in Washington, D.C. that has full-time policy experts, in-house legal counsel and on-staff dedicated to protecting hunting everywhere.

SCI monitors, evaluates and lobbies on federal legislation impacting hunting, hunters and wildlife conservation. SCI ensures that hunting interests are at the forefront when important bills come up by building relationships with Congressional leaders as well as staying current on the issues.

Each year in May, SCI hosts Lobby Day where SCI members from all around the country come to Washington, D.C. for personal meetings with Senators, Representatives and their staffs.  During these important lobbying opportunities, SCI members share SCI’s positions on key pieces of legislation.  These visits also provide SCI members with an opportunity to highlight the organization, its achievements and assets.  SCI’s Washington, D.C. hunter advocacy staff provide federal legislators with information about SCI’s concerns and interests throughout the year.

On The Issues

Recent Federal Affairs Articles

Conservation Leaders Move to Defend U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Decision on Gray Wolves

By Barbara Crown | May 13, 2024

Safari Club International (SCI), Sportsmen’s Alliance Foundation, and Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation moved to intervene in two cases where anti-hunting groups are challenging the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (FWS) decision to deny petitions to return gray wolves in the Northern Rocky Mountains States to the Endangered Species Act (ESA)

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Safari Club International Celebrates Bipartisan Pro-Hunting Bills, Urges Senate to Approve 

By Chris LaCivita | May 2, 2024

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Safari Club International (SCI) commends the House of Representatives for passing three pieces of pro-hunting, pro-conservation legislation on a bipartisan basis: the Trust the Science Act (H.R. 764), Protecting Access for Hunters and Anglers Act (H.R. 615), and the Western Economic Security Today Act (H.R. 3397).  SCI would like to thank House Natural

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Flying Faster, Hitting Harder 

By John Geiger | January 23, 2024

By John Geiger, SCI Managing Editor

Federal Premium has introduced a new version of its proven Fusion cartridge — Fusion Tipped. Topped with polymer, the former soft-tip is now faster, more accurate and has impressive ballistic coefficients.

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Federal: Our Legislative Priorities

By SCI Advocacy | January 17, 2024

Safari Club International represents concerned hunters and conservationists who believe the issues below are critical to protecting the freedom to hunt and continuing proven conservation policies here and around the world. As we enter our 53rd year of defending your right to hunt here are a few key issues we are

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Legislative Fall Deep Dive

By SCI Advocacy | September 12, 2023

With Congress Back in session following the August recess, SCI advocacy has put together a list of priorities for hunters and the nuts and bolts of federal legislation. Read about hunters education and archery in schools; the Endangered Species Act; trophy bans; the U.S. Foundation for International Conservation; and traditional

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FWS Director Martha Williams to Testify in Committee

By SCI Advocacy | July 18, 2023

This afternoon at 2:00 PM, the House Committee on Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water, Wildlife, and Fisheries will hold an oversight hearing on the “ESA at 50: The Destructive Cost of the ESA.”  The hearing will focus on how the Endangered Species Act is being implemented, its success in recovering listed species, and its

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