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
This week, the Alabama governor signed Senate Bill 264, legislation to allow feral hog and coyote hunting at night, into law. Introduced by Senator Chesteen, this Bill answered the call for exceptions to existing law, prohibiting feral hog and coyote hunting when done at nighttime, with an appropriate license. TheRead More
SCI Opposes Proposal to Close Over 40 Million Acres of Alaska Public Lands to Non-Resident and Non-Local Caribou Hunters
The Federal Subsistence Board (FSB) is currently considering a Special Action Request (WSA 21-01) that would close over 40 million acres of public lands in Northern Alaska to non-resident and non-local caribou hunters. Wildlife Special Actions are supposed to be used in “unusual circumstances,” when an unforeseen conservation need hasRead More
This week, Maine legislature will consider three pieces of legislation all seeking to expand Sunday hunting in the state. House Bill 783, introduced by Jeffery P. Hanley and Senate Bill 325, introduced by State Senator Jeffery Timberlake will both allow hunting on Sundays on private lands with permission from theRead More
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