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May 5, 2021

Safari Club International Applauds USFWS for Expansion of Hunting & Fishing Access

Safari Club International (SCI) applauds the recent proposal by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) that seeks to open or expand 2,084,538 acres of land within the National Wildlife Refuge System (NWRS) and the National Fish Hatchery System (NFH) to hunting or sport fishing. If enacted in full, the plan would open or expand

May 3, 2021

SCI Alaska Chapters All-Inclusive SONORA MEXICO Trophy Mule Deer Hunt Raffle!

On Friday, April 30, 2021, Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy signed House Bill 76 EXTENDING COVID 19 DISASTER EMERGENCY. A section of this bill allows SCI-AK, and other charitable organizations, to sell raffle tickets online and to out of state purchasers so long as they are of age (there is no minimum legal age to participate

Apr 30, 2021

Legislation To Further Expand Sunday Hunting In Pennsylvania Introduced

This week, Pennsylvania state Senators Robinson, Brewster, and 2019 SCI State Legislator of the Year recipient Dan Laughlin, introduced legislation to finally remove the remaining prohibitions in place regarding Sunday hunting in Pennsylvania. Senate Bill 607 will give the Pennsylvania Game Commission the discretion to “institute Sunday hunting by regulation promulgated in accordance with section

Apr 30, 2021

How to Claim Refunds from Air Namibia Liquidators

Hunters who had bookings with Air Namibia when the airline declared bankruptcy and ceased operations this past February can now claim refunds from the appointed bankruptcy liquidators, Bruni & McLaren. The Namibian Association of Professional Hunters (NAPHA) has provided hunters with the appropriate claim documents, thanks to assistance from the Hospitality Association of Namibia. Anyone

Apr 28, 2021

Five Questions for Department of the Interior Deputy Secretary Nominee Tommy Beaudreau

As the Biden Administration to nominate individuals to serve in his administration, the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources will hold a hearing on Thursday, April 29, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to consider the nomination of Tommy Beaudreau to be the Deputy Secretary of the Department of the Interior. As the potential number two

Apr 27, 2021

Alabama Governor Signs Feral Hog and Coyote Hunting Bill Into Law

 This week, the Alabama governor signed Senate Bill 264, legislation to allow feral hog and coyote hunting at night, into law. Introduced by Senator Chesteen, this Bill answered the call for exceptions to existing law, prohibiting feral hog and coyote hunting when done at nighttime, with an appropriate license. The legislation only relates to feral

Apr 26, 2021

SCI President Scott Chapman Restates SCI Captive Bred Lion Policy

At the beginning of this month, SCI President Scott Chapman sent a letter to all SCI chapter presidents reminding them of SCI’s policy regarding captive bred lion hunts. This policy was adopted by the Board in February 2018.  The policy makes clear that SCI opposes the hunting of African lions bred in captivity. These types

Apr 26, 2021

Zambian Director of National Parks and Wildlife Appeals to Connecticut Legislators: Import Ban Will Hurt, Not Save, Wildlife

Editor’s Note: In previous a news post, we inform members about the current effort in the State of Connecticut to ban the importation of hunting trophies of various African species. Among the voices from Africa raised against this effort is that of Zambia’s director of the Department of National Parks and Wildlife. Following is the

Apr 26, 2021

SCI Opposes Proposal to Close Over 40 Million Acres of Alaska Public Lands to Non-Resident and Non-Local Caribou Hunters

The Federal Subsistence Board (FSB) is currently considering a Special Action Request (WSA 21-01) that would close over 40 million acres of public lands in Northern Alaska to non-resident and non-local caribou hunters. Wildlife Special Actions are supposed to be used in “unusual circumstances,” when an unforeseen conservation need has arisen. In situations where a

Apr 23, 2021

Armchair Safari – An Alpine Safari For Greater Kudu In Kenya’s Mountains

About noon on Dec 20, 1933, two rickety lorries were sitting quietly in the mud at the end of “the road” at the bottom of Mount Kenya. The vehicles had set out on a long trip, heading north towards Lake Rudolph about 500 miles away. Their goal was the 9,000 feet Mount Khulal which rises

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