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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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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

Connecticut State Senate Holds Hearing on Hijacking Wildlife Management Decisions

By Brett Stayton | March 4, 2021

Yesterday, the Connecticut State Senate Committee on the Environment convened for hearings on several bills, including legislation that would ban the import, sale, and transport of African elephants, lions, leopards, giraffes, black rhinos, and white rhinos, including hunting trophies. Disingenuous attempts like this to “save” African wildlife will actually inhibit

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California Bear Saga Sets Stage for Digital Advocacy Battles

By Brett Stayton | February 3, 2021

On January 26th, Senator Scott Wiener introduced a bill in the California state legislature that would have completely banned bear hunting statewide. Soon after, news of the bill began circulating on social media. The buzz about the issue spread like a digital wildfire throughout the hunting community. The ensuing days

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CALIFORNIA STATE SENATOR INTRODUCES BILL TO BAN BEAR HUNTING

By Brett Stayton | January 27, 2021

UPDATE (2/1/2021): After vocal opposition from the hunting community both in California and across the country, state Senator Scott Wiener has pulled Senate Bill 252 less than a week after being introduced. CLICK HERE FOR REVISED INFORMATION. This week, California Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) introduced Senate Bill 252, the Bear

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North Carolina Opens Comment Period on Proposed Rule to Expand Sunday Hunting on Public Lands

By Brett Stayton | December 3, 2020

This week, the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission (WRC) opened up a public comment period for their 2021-2022 rulemaking cycle. Included in this year’s proposals is a series of rules that would expand Sunday hunting on select game lands in the Old North State for the first time. On July

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SCI Federal Legislator of the Year: South Carolina Needs Hunters to Thrive

By Brett Stayton | October 28, 2020

Representative Jeff Duncan has served South Carolina’s 3rd congressional district since 2011. Will Galloway is a Clemson University student and avid hunter. Cyrus Baird is the Manager of Government Relations at the Safari Club International and a graduate of Clemson University with a degree in Wildlife Biology. From the upstate

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2020 California Legislative Summary

By Brett Stayton | October 20, 2020

The California legislature adjourned on August 31, 2020, the last day of the 2019-2020 Legislative Session. During a legislative session defined and shaped by COVID-19, Safari Club International and its members in California were able to track 127 bills that would impact sportsmen and women and officially took positions on

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