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Apr 1, 2024

North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference

SCI’s Federal Liaison, Nick Uberti, and State and Local Liaisons, Bee Frederick and Chris Tymeson, attended the 89th North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference.  The conference was held during the week of March 25 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  SCI presented at the American Wildlife Conservation Partners meeting and at the Sustainable Use Committee meeting and

Apr 1, 2024

SCI hosts Trap Shoot at Guide Outfitters Association of British Columbia

On March 20 -24 the GOABC held their annual general meeting in beautiful Kelowna, British Columbia on the shore of Okanagan Lake. The meeting kicked off with a Board meeting on the 20th followed by a guest dinner and members social night. The Annual General Meeting was held on Thursday the 21st with internal committee meetings, elections,

Apr 1, 2024

Advocacy’s Winter Field Notes

Last quarter was highlighted by monumental success at the annual Convention in Nashville, Tennessee. The Convention supports our advocacy efforts, which have only accelerated in the new year. The expansion of the Capital Campaign, legal victories, international wins, and much more mark significant highlights in advancing sustainable-use conservation. The team‘s extensive travel this quarter underscores

Apr 1, 2024

Mountain Memories

Record-Book Chamois Finally Gets Its Recognition After 50 Years By Ed Fortunato I looked through the scope and placed the crosshairs of my Springfield 1903 A3 rifle slightly behind the shoulder. As I settled myself, I soaked in the scenery and reflected on the journey that brought me here. I confirmed with my guide which

Mar 29, 2024

Desert Ram Diary

Big Bighorn Tops Family’s Stay at Coahuila Ranch By Madeline Demaske After 10 years of living in a family of sheep hunting nuts, my sister finally agreed to travel to the Chihuahuan desert to chase Mexican desert bighorn sheep with me. I had spent countless hours begging her to join me on the side of

Mar 29, 2024

Safari Club International Opposes Final USFWS African Elephant Import Rule

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Safari Club International vigorously opposes the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) final rule restricting elephant imports released today. The final rule will make importing legally harvested elephant parts substantially and unnecessarily more difficult, and African wildlife conservation will suffer as a direct result.   SCI opposes the rule for one simple reason:

Mar 29, 2024

Four Days In May

by John McLaurin, SCI President Our annual Convention is unquestionably the biggest fundraising event for SCI. But institutionally, there are four days in May that are of equal import.

Mar 29, 2024

Norma’s .358 Mag, Not Your Average Caliber

Originally published in the March 2024 edition of Safari Times. By Terry Wieland, columnist If there is one cartridge in the world that I love, unreservedly but with a tragic pointlessness, it is the .358 Norma Magnum. Admitting this is much like sitting on the veranda of the extended-care home, admitting to a lifelong passion

Mar 25, 2024

Cinegética Hunting Fair 

SCI President John McLaurin, SCI President-elect Jeff Meyerl, SCI CEO Laird Hamberlin, SCI EVP Mike Rogers, J. Alain Smith, and Raymie Grimm led SCI’s delegation to the four-day Cinegética hunting fair in Madrid, Spain. Last year, SCI and Cinegética signed a partnership agreement to unite our organizations to advance conservation and the hunting culture.  The SCI Iberian Chapter had

Mar 25, 2024

Around the States: Alabama, Colorado, Delaware, IOTR, Pennsylvania, Washington

Alabama: SCI Eastern States and Local Liaison Bee Frederick attended the Alabama Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus breakfast last week where he interacted with elected officials, state agency personnel, and partner sportsmen’s organizations on various hunting related issues. Pictured: Bee Frederick with State Representative Danny Crawford Colorado: SB24-131, as currently written, proposes to restricts hunters from carrying or possessing firearms

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