State Affairs

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

Around the States: Delaware, Nevada, New York, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Washington

By SCI Advocacy | January 30, 2024

Washington:  SCI joined a coalition letter supporting modernizing the charitable fundraising statutes in Washington.  Read the letter.Oklahoma:  SCI joined a coalition letter supporting the modernization and consolidation of the Oklahoma hunting licensing statutes and options.  Read the letter. Nevada:  SCI Western State and Local Liaison Chris Tymeson travelled to Las Vegas during the week of January

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Around the States: ATA, Delaware, Georgia, Washington

By SCI Advocacy | January 17, 2024

ATA:  SCI Western State and Local Liaison Chris Tymeson travelled to Saint Louis, Missouri during the week of January 11 to attend the annual Archery Trade Association meeting.  While there, Tymeson met with industry members, agency personnel, appointed officials and non-governmental association representatives on the business of SCI.  Pictured L-R:  Marilyn

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Around the States: California, Nevada 

By SCI Advocacy | January 9, 2024

California: SCI issued an action alert requesting California Fish and Wildlife Department Director Bonham deny the application of the Catalina Island Conservancy to eradicate mule deer from the island. Nevada:  Nevada SCI Chapters joined a coalition letter to BLM Director Tracy Stone-Manning asking the BLM to meet the obligations of the Wild and

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Louisiana Proposed Black Bear Season

By SCI Advocacy | November 7, 2023

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Commission adopted a Notice of Intent (NOI) for a proposed black bear season in December of 2024 at their November Commission meeting.  The proposed season is a thoughtful and conservative approach to a great conservation species recovery story.  SCI Board member and Acadiana

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Around the States: Alabama, Idaho, Kansas, New Jersey, Pennsylvania

By SCI Advocacy | October 10, 2023

SCI CEO Laird Hamberlin recently submitted comments regarding the Tennessee River Bridge Feasibility Study in North Alabama and its potential impacts on access to and hunting within the Swan Creek Wildlife Management Area (WMA).

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Around the States: Colorado & Idaho

By SCI Advocacy | July 25, 2023

Colorado: SCI joined 12 other hunting and conservation organizations to request urgent action to address an emergency situation regarding big game sustainability in Northwest Colorado. Read it here. Colorado: Western State and Local Liaison Chris Tymeson attended the meeting of the Colorado Wildlife Conservation Partnership in Denver, CO the week of July

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