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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


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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He’s Back – Wayne Pacelle Reported to Be Helping Animal Rights Pac

By 2ton | August 10, 2018

Former Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) President Wayne Pacelle is volunteering with Animal Wellness Action, an animal rights Political Action Committee with ties to HSUS. The new relationship appears to be causing a cat fight with his former employer, according to a report in Politico, a lobbying newsletter. The report says

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President Trump Issues Comments Lauding the Shooting Sports

By 2ton | August 9, 2018

August is National Shooting Sports Month. In honor of this designation, the White House released a statement by President Trump supporting America’s shooting sports, including hunting. The President recognized all shooting sports, saying “Shooting sports are a terrific reminder of our constitutional liberty and the attendant benefits that accrue to

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SCI: First, Forever In Fight To Take Wolves Off Endangered List

By 2ton | August 2, 2017

Safari Club International leads from the front when it comes to protecting the freedom to hunt. Unlike other groups who long ago abandoned the battle, SCI has fought in lawsuit after lawsuit to defend the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s regulations to delist recovered wolf populations. And

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