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Jun 22, 2021

Canada Conditionally Opens to Some Vaccinated Travelers in Phase I of Eased Travel Restrictions

Canada will begin the first phase of reopening its borders early next month. As of July 6, 2019, fully vaccinated travelers who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents will be permitted re-entry to Canada without federal quarantine requirements or COVID-19 testing on day-8. Also, fully vaccinated passengers arriving by air, who again meet certain criteria,

Jun 21, 2021

Connecticut Governor Signs Legislation that Undermines African Wildlife Management Into Law

On June 16, Connecticut Governor, Ned Lamont, signed Senate Bill 925 into law. This legislation originally sought to restrict the legal importation and possession of commonly hunted species from Africa.  However, before passing the Connecticut Senate in May, and thanks in part to efforts from Safari Club International (SCI), the legislation was amended to specifically exempt

Jun 21, 2021

EU Council Adds United States to List of Approved Countries for Travel

The Council of the European Union (EU) has issued an updated list of third countries for which travel restrictions into the EU may be lifted. The United States is included on the list for the first time since the EU began these recommendations to its member states in 2020. The recommendations provide for a gradual

Jun 21, 2021

Late season New Mexico Elk Double-Tap

When the bull was spotted on the far hillside, a quick assessment of the situation made it clear that I was not going to be able to get much, if any, closer for a shot. It was take that shot or none at all on that big bull.  It was late summer/early fall this past

Jun 18, 2021

SCI Advocacy Efforts Help Preserve Hunter Access in Alaska

Safari Club International’s (SCI) advocates have once again made a difference for hunters.  After an extensive outreach campaign, the Department of the Interior’s Federal Subsistence Board (FSB) has voted to defer a decision that would have prevented legal, non-federally qualified subsistence users from hunting caribou and moose on up to 40 million acres of federal public lands in Alaska from August 1 to September 30,

Jun 18, 2021

SCI and SCIF Support Sustainable Predator Management in North America

Safari Club International (SCI) and Safari Club International Foundation (SCIF) are proud to announce their support of sustainable predator management in North America, which plays an essential role in the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation.    SCI and SCIF adopted this position following extensive support for research on the dynamics between large carnivores and their

Jun 17, 2021

MINIMIZING THE DANGERS OF AFRICA’S DANGEROUS SEVEN – Part 1

I remember when I downed my first Cape buffalo. I felt I’d finally arrived in the hunting world. Heard that bellow, waited ‘till he expired then walked up with PH Marius Kotze to claim my first African dangerous game (DG) trophy.   The first time I saw a buffalo I realized the adrenaline rush of hunting

Jun 16, 2021

Legislation to Expand Sunday Hunting Easily Passes Senate Game and Fisheries Committee

Today, during a live hearing of the Pennsylvania Senate Game and Fisheries Committee, Senate Bill 607, legislation to fully repeal the remaining prohibitions on Sunday hunting in Pennsylvania, passed out of committee 7 to 4.  Introduced by Senator Dan Laughlin, 2019 SCI State Legislator of the Year recipient, Senate Bill 607 will give the Pennsylvania Game Commission

Jun 14, 2021

SCI Opposes ATF Director Nominee David Chipman

Last week, SCI joined 21 other organizations in a letter to Senate Majority Leader Schumer and Republican Leader McConnell outlining strong opposition to the Biden Administration’s nominee for the Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), David Chipman. Chipman, a longtime gun control lobbyist, has expressly stated his support for banning the most

Jun 10, 2021

European Parliament Votes in Favor of International Hunting

An attempt to restrict sustainable wildlife trade was defeated in the European Parliament (EP) this week.  In a critical move for wildlife conservation and hunters, the European Parliament voted to adopt Amendment No. 24 to the EP’s resolution on the EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030, an amendment supported by SCI, FACE, community leaders in southern Africa

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