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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.

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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

Stand with SCI and Support a New Jersey Black Bear Hunt

By Claire Fortenberry | September 15, 2021

Yesterday, the New Jersey Fish and Game Council passed a motion to adopt the proposed 2021 Comprehensive Black Bear Management Policy, including a 2021 hunt, on an emergency basis. This decision was made because the Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Protection has refused to act on the newly updated

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Purple Heart Recipients Enjoy Weekend of Fishing and Fellowship During Annual Georgia SCI Event at Lake Lanier

By Claire Fortenberry | July 15, 2021

Purple Heart Recipients Enjoy Weekend of Fishing and Fellowship During Annual Georgia SCI Event at Lake Lanier SUWANEE, GA (July 14, 2021) – The Georgia Chapter of Safari Club International (SCI) was honored to host 25 purple heart recipients during its annual Wounded Veterans Fishing Weekend at Lake Lanier July

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Safari Club International Concludes Successful 2nd Annual Virtual Advocacy Week

By Claire Fortenberry | June 25, 2021

(Washington, D.C.) Today marks the conclusion of Safari Club International’s (SCI) 2nd Annual Virtual Advocacy Week – an exclusive opportunity for our members to engage and communicate directly with members of Congress to discuss the most pressing legislation and regulatory issues facing sportsmen and women across the United States. SCI

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Connecticut Governor Signs Legislation that Undermines African Wildlife Management Into Law

By Claire Fortenberry | June 21, 2021

On June 16, Connecticut Governor, Ned Lamont, signed Senate Bill 925 into law. This legislation originally sought to restrict the legal importation and possession of commonly hunted species from Africa.  However, before passing the Connecticut Senate in May, and thanks in part to efforts from Safari Club International (SCI), the legislation

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SCI Advocacy Efforts Help Preserve Hunter Access in Alaska

By Claire Fortenberry | June 18, 2021

Safari Club International’s (SCI) advocates have once again made a difference for hunters.  After an extensive outreach campaign, the Department of the Interior’s Federal Subsistence Board (FSB) has voted to defer a decision that would have prevented legal, non-federally qualified subsistence users from hunting caribou and moose on up to 40 million acres of federal public lands in Alaska from

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Legislation to Expand Sunday Hunting Easily Passes Senate Game and Fisheries Committee

By Claire Fortenberry | June 16, 2021

Today, during a live hearing of the Pennsylvania Senate Game and Fisheries Committee, Senate Bill 607, legislation to fully repeal the remaining prohibitions on Sunday hunting in Pennsylvania, passed out of committee 7 to 4.  Introduced by Senator Dan Laughlin, 2019 SCI State Legislator of the Year recipient, Senate Bill 607 will

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