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Apr 11, 2024

Warthog Life Insurance

There’s One Lucky Hog Rooting Around In Mozambique By Mike Arnold Originally published in the March/April 2024 issue of Safari Magazine.  “Right over the top of him,” I said as I watched a heavy-tusked warthog disappear into the Miombo forest edge at a full gallop.  “That was a quick snapshot,” said PH Julian Moller. “Don’t beat

Apr 11, 2024

Fred Adolf: The Unsung Master

An Extremely Talented Gunmaker But Supremely Unlucky Originally published in Safari Times.  By Terry Wieland If you’re like me, you see the name “Fred Adolph” and something twigs, something ever so faint, in the farthest recesses of your memory. Adolph? Fred Adolph? Well, a century ago, the name Fred Adolph was, in guns and gunmaking circles, mentioned

Apr 11, 2024

The Hunt Chose Me

When the old dagga boy stood, he spun on his way up, facing directly at us. It was the look and moment I had dreamed of for so long! 

Apr 11, 2024

Mexico Lindo

Yes, Mexico is beautiful. Many head for Mexico’s famously sunny beaches when it’s dead-of-winter in the United States. Acapulco, Cancun, Puerta Vallarta. I get sunburned when the moon is full, and I am not a beach guy. Instead, my winter break will likely take me to Northern Mexico’s outstanding hunting destinations. 

Apr 9, 2024

SCI Commends the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission’s Vote in Support of a Regulated Black Bear Hunting Season

Today, the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission voted in support of a black bear hunting season beginning in December 2024. 

Apr 8, 2024

SCI Scores Big Time

By W. Laird Hamberlin, CEO of SCI and SCIF SCI is moving forward everywhere and in all that we do. In fact, things are happening so quickly that it can be difficult to keep up with the progress. That’s a good thing.

Apr 8, 2024

Around the States: Arizona, Oregon, Vermont, Wisconsin

Arizona: SCI CEO Laird Hamberlin submitted general comments in support of the Arizona Fall 24 and Spring 25 hunt recommendations, and particularly in support of the Bear and Mountain Lion Commission Orders.  Read the full letter here. Oregon: The ballot language for Initiative Petition 28, the proposed ban on hunting, fishing, trapping, pest control and animal agriculture, among

Apr 8, 2024

Federal Subsistence Board Hosts Bi-Annual Wildlife Regulatory Meeting

Last week, the Federal Subsistence Board held their Wildlife Regulatory Meeting to discuss new wildlife proposals and review current wildlife closures for 2024-2026, covering game animals from moose to brown bears. In the months leading up to the meeting, SCI submitted written comments in opposition to several proposals that would limit hunting access to non-local hunters: Wildlife Proposal

Apr 4, 2024

SCI Launches Lawsuit Against U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Over Elephant Rule

On Thursday, April 4, Safari Club International sent a notice of intent to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to challenge the agency’s rule restricting elephant imports, which was published in the Federal Register on April 1. This new rule will make importing legally harvested elephant parts substantially and unnecessarily more difficult, and African wildlife

Apr 1, 2024

Around the States: Colorado, Kentucky, Wyoming

Colorado: HB24-1349 would impose an additional eleven percent tax on the sale of firearms and ammunition in Colorado to fund violence prevention programs.  If this sounds familiar, it is because it is copycat legislation from the ant-firearms and anti-hunting community.  Read the full opposition coalition letter here. Kentucky: The misguided Senate Bill 3 that would have had dire

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