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Sep 1, 2020


Late last night after passing on the Assembly floor, Senate Bill 1175 died before a concurrence vote could happen on the Senate floor.  An earlier release sent by SCI in the fog of last-minute legislative action was misinformed by a report that the Senate had passed the bill when in fact, time expired before a

Aug 31, 2020

SCIF Helps Reconnect Habitat & Reduce Wildlife Conflict in the Canadian Rockies

As human development sprawls further and further into wild places, innovative ideas and modern research strategies are helping mitigate human wildlife conflict. The Safari Club International Foundation is involved in a project being led by the BC Ministry Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations & Rural Development and the University of Alberta designed to help keep

Aug 28, 2020

SCI Announces Continued Sponsorship with Melissa Bachman’s Winchester Deadly Passion TV Show

Safari Club International (SCI) is excited to announce it has renewed a multi-year partnership with Winchester Deadly Passion with Melissa Bachman to promote the organization’s advocacy and conservation efforts as it leads the way in defending the freedom to hunt and promote wildlife conservation worldwide.  “We are excited to continue our partnership with Melissa Bachman

Aug 26, 2020

SCI “Share The Impact” Event Raises Over Half Million Dollars to Support Guides and Outfitters

Safari Club International’s “Share the Impact Outfitter Benefit” online charity event ran from Aug. 1-22 and successfully raised an astounding $552,691 that will go to support guides and outfitters negatively impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. SCI launched the “Share the Impact” movement to bring attention to the crisis faced by guides and outfitters negatively affected

Aug 26, 2020

SCI Partners With HuntStand

HuntStand and SCI are proud to announce a partnership under which the popular app will become the organization’s official hunting and land management application. “We are honored to become SCI’s official hunting and land management application,” said Lanford Holloway, CEO of Terrastride, HuntStand’s parent company. “SCI is a global champion of hunter rights, and our

Aug 26, 2020

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Permitting Approach Benefits Hunters

Safari Club International and the National Rifle Association recently celebrated the end of six years of litigation regarding elephant and lion trophy import permits—the result of which was a victory for hunters.  Despite the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in D.C. ruling in SCI/NRA’s favor, some other organizations have criticized the resulting case-by-case permitting approach

Aug 24, 2020

Livestock and Sportsmen Groups Enter Historic Conservation Partnership

Safari Club International (SCI) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Ducks Unlimited (DU), the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), and the Public Lands Council (PLC) to outline the groups’ shared commitment to the conservation of natural resources through sustainable multiple use. The MOU outlines these groups’ efforts to cultivate healthier ecosystems, wildlife populations, and economies through

Aug 21, 2020

SCIF Leverages Voice of African Consultative Forum to Speak Out Against Anti-Hunting Legislation

An anti-hunting bill in California continues to make its way through the legislative process, as the Assembly Appropriations Committee passed Senate Bill 1175 yesterday. This legislation would ban the importation and possession of commonly hunted species from Africa, despite such a law being completely unenforceable and coming with a tremendous financial cost to the Golden

Aug 19, 2020

Tahr Classified as “Valued Introduced Species” but Culling Still Underway as Management Consultation Begins

After being ordered by the New Zealand High Court to seek consultation with the hunting community, the Department of Conservation (DOC) has opened the consultation process having already begun to cull tahr by aerial gunning throughout the tahr feral range, including within two National Parks in New Zealand. Though these culling operations are limited in

Aug 18, 2020

SCI Joins American Conservation Partners for Summer Meeting

Last week, SCI participated in the American Conservation Partners (AWCP) Summer Meeting.  This meeting marked the 20th anniversary of the creation of this coalition of 50 wildlife organizations.   The virtual meeting took place over the course of two days.  Presentations were made by elected officials – Representative Bruce Westerman (R – AR) and Senator

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