In every state, Safari Club International monitors, tracks, and evaluates legislation impacting hunting, hunters, and wildlife conservation. SCI works with pro-sportsmen elected leaders through the collaboration of the individual state sportsmen’s caucuses. Building relationships between state leaders and sportsmen as well as staying current on the issues ensures that SCI is protecting your right to hunt.
SCI’s State Advocacy Network
The SCI State Advocacy Network and local state Chapters play a critical role in the success of SCI’s advocacy efforts. Hunters become a valuable voice in each state by joining SCI’s State Advocacy Network.
On The Issues
Recent State Affairs Articles
Missouri may soon have a new black bear hunting season. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) recently proposed a new hunting season following completion of an updated black bear management plan released this past May. The plan resulted from a bear research project partly funded by joint grants from SafariRead More
The Downfall of the California Iconic African Species Protection Act: A Case Study on Successful Advocacy
In late August, Senate Bill 1175 (known as the Iconic African Species Protection Act) died on the State Senate floor when time expired for a concurrence vote. This bill, which Safari Club International (SCI), African governments, and several other like-minded stakeholders around the world objectively opposed and fought for severalRead More
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 inRead More
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 tremendousRead More
Today, the elected officials of California State Assembly’s Water, Parks, and Wildlife Committee approved SB 1175, a bill that would ban the possession and importation of thirteen species of African game animals. In doing so, the committee willfully ignores the overwhelming scientific evidence that confirms that legal, regulated hunting isRead More
On June 26th, the California Senate voted 29-8 to pass Senate Bill 1175, the Iconic African Species Protection Act, legislation that would ban the possession and importation of thirteen species of African game animals, the majority of which are stable or increasing populations in range countries where they are hunted. This legislationRead More