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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

No Hotdogs for You! Coming to Your Neighborhood Soon?

By 2ton | August 22, 2018

In the ever-amazing world of the animal rights crowd, veganism is taking over one community in Toronto, Canada. So much so that the moniker “Vegandale” is used to describe the area. “In 2016, 5700 Inc. opened its first vegan restaurant, Doomie’s. Since then, the company has aggressively expanded, opening an

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FWS Website Helps Hunting Trophy Importers

By 2ton | August 21, 2018

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has just updated its website with new information about sport-hunted trophy importation. Due to recent changes in how the FWS processes import permit applications, many hunters have had questions about what is necessary to successfully apply for an import permit. The new information advises

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Animal Rightists Can’t Win with Facts, so They Make Things Up

By 2ton | August 17, 2018

The headlines in early July broadcast the tragedy of at least three poachers being eaten by a pride of lions in the famous Sibuya Game Reserve in South Africa. The event was tragic on several levels, and social media lit up with comments about how the poachers deserved what they

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“Unendangered”

By 2ton | August 16, 2018

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Department’s (FWS) recent proposal to modify and streamline the Endangered Species Act has been met with mixed reactions. Animal rights groups and protectionist groups are screaming “foul,” while conservation and wildlife management-oriented organizations are supporting the move. SCI issued a statement in support of the FWS proposal. “Today’s

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PETA Refuses To Condemn Hamas For Burning Animals in Terrorist Activity

By 2ton | August 14, 2018

The Israel Nature and Parks Authority has released photos of a dead falcon with flammable material tied to its tail. The falcon had been sent across the border from Gaza toward Israeli territory. In addition to using booby trapped animals, Hamas has been using a new tactic of launching incendiary kites and

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USFWS Official Sheehan to Step Down

By 2ton | August 13, 2018

Greg Sheehan, principal deputy director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, has announced he will leave his position and return to his home in Utah. “I had the privilege of getting to know Greg while serving on the International Wildlife and Conservation Council, and in other venues,” said Safari

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