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
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 inhibitRead More
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 daysRead More
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 BearRead More
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 JulyRead More
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 upstateRead More
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 onRead More