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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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On The Issues

Recent State Affairs Articles

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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Connecticut Bill that Undermines International Conservation Efforts Headed to Governor’s Desk

By Claire Fortenberry | June 10, 2021

This week, Connecticut Senate Bill 925 passed both chambers as the legislature adjourned for the year, and the bill is now headed to Governor Lamont’s desk for signature. This legislation originally sought to restrict the legal importation and possession of commonly hunted species from Africa. Before passing the Connecticut Senate

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SCI Applauds Texas Law Expanding Game Meat Donation

By Claire Fortenberry | June 8, 2021

Safari Club International (SCI) applauds Governor Greg Abbott of Texas for signing House Bill 2213 into law. A great move for hunters and local communities, this new law allows hunters to donate legally harvested exotic animals to food banks across the state. SCI has been supportive of this legislation since it was

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SCI Supports Colorado Bill Banning the Use of Hunting Fees for Wolf Introduction

By Randy Gibbs | June 2, 2021

Thanks in part to efforts from  Safari Club International (SCI) and other concerned hunters, Colorado House Bill 1243 is heading to the Governor’s desk for signature. HB 1243 will prohibit the use of hunting license fee funds for the wolf introduction process in Colorado – an important victory for Colorado

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