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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

SCI Urges MT Members To Comment In Support Of Grizzly Bear Rule

By 2ton | August 31, 2018

A public comment period on the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem (NCDE) grizzly bear population administrative rule is open through Oct. 26, 2018. The objective of this administrative rule is continual occupancy by grizzly bears with a goal of maintaining a population of more than 800 bears with a minimum of 90 percent

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USFWS To Review Endangered Status Of Gray Wolf

By 2ton | August 30, 2018

Federal officials in the US Fish & Wildlife Service are taking a look at the status of the gray wolf, according to a recent email to an animal rights group. “The USFWS has begun reviewing the status of the gray wolf under the Endangered Species Act (ESA),” said USFWS chief

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Sci Files Supremely Rare Third Brief in High Court

By 2ton | August 23, 2018

SCI has filed its sixth brief with the U.S. Supreme Court.  This latest filing supports SCI member John Sturgeon, an Alaska resident who enjoys moose hunting.  Sturgeon has been given a chance to bring his case to the Supreme Court not once, but twice.  The outcome of Sturgeon’s case could

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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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