SCI Advocacy’s Spring Field Notes

It has been a packed quarter for SCI Advocacy, and we are proud to showcase our Spring Field Notes covering our activities around the world from April to June, 2023.

In May, we hosted the SCI Board Meeting in our DC Headquarters – for the first time since Covid – with unprecedented engagement. We had 100 SCI members meet with 60 Members of Congress to fight for our hunting rights and advocate for what matters most to hunters. Our DC office, just steps away from the U.S. Capitol, is perfectly located for in-person engagement. Building off the success of this year’s lobby day, we have already hosted a happy hour with African Ambassadors and a political fundraiser, with planning underway for events in the near future.

In addition to strengthening relationships, this quarter has been characterized by on-the-ground advocacy. From state sportsmen’s events, to Congressional clays competitions, to CITES representation in Switzerland, to appearances on Fox News, to increased European engagement,your advocacy team is working for you everywhere we need to be.

Attacks to our hunting rights and access are constant, ranging from the makeup of state wildlife commissions, to trophy bans in the UK, to litigation by anti-hunting groups. Our team is just as constant though, fighting against misguided policy and supporting science-based management -and our freedom to hunt. Hunters also have champions in state, federal, and international legislatures who introduce strong legislation supporting hunting and wildlife conservation, and SCI is the first to support them and their efforts.

Looking ahead, we are focused more than ever on increasing our footprint around the world, assisting with good legislation, defeating bad bills, and fighting for hunters in court. Our team is ready to take on the challenge and will always be First for Hunters.

SCI CEO W. Laird Hamberlin

SCI EVP of International Government & Public Affairs Ben Cassidy