Safari Club International Celebrates Bipartisan Pro-Hunting Bills, Urges Senate to Approve 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Safari Club International (SCI) commends the House of Representatives for passing three pieces of pro-hunting, pro-conservation legislation on a bipartisan basis: the Trust the Science Act (H.R. 764), Protecting Access for Hunters and Anglers Act (H.R. 615), and the Western Economic Security Today Act (H.R. 3397). 

SCI would like to thank House Natural Resources Committee Chairman and 2021 SCI Federal Legislator of the Year, Representative Bruce Westerman (R-AR-04), for his leadership in advancing these critical bills through the committee and shepherding them to a successful vote on the House floor with support from both Republicans and Democrats.

H.R. 764, sponsored by Representatives Lauren Boebert (R-CO-03), would remove the gray wolf from the list of endangered and threatened wildlife under the Endangered Species Act, representing the culmination of more than 20 years of bipartisan advocacy efforts to delist recovered wolves to protect prey populations across the country. 

H.R. 615, sponsored by Representative Rob Wittman (R-VA-01), would prohibit lead ammunition bans on public land without scientific justifications, protecting consumer choice for hunters while recognizing the lack of concrete evidence to support a broad ban or phaseout of lead ammunition and fishing tackle. 

H.R. 3397, sponsored by Representative John Curtis (R-UT-03), would force the Biden administration to withdraw a recent Bureau of Land Management final rule that could prevent recreational and guided hunting on those public lands. 

“On behalf of hunters and anglers everywhere, SCI is enormously thankful for the efforts of Chairman Westerman and respective bill sponsors that pushed these bipartisan pro-hunting bills across the finish line in the House,” said SCI Executive Vice President for International Government and Public Affairs Ben Cassidy. “Now, SCI encourages the Senate to take swift action to pass these common-sense bills that protect hunters, ensure effective wildlife management, and conserve America’s public lands for generations to come.” 

You can ask your Senators to support these bills today by using this link.

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