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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

Joe Rogan & Cam Hanes Discuss Controversial Colorado Wolf Reintroduction

By Brett Stayton | October 9, 2020

Joe Rogan and Cam Hanes recently did a great job articulating the complexities of Colorado Proposition 114 – a citizen’s ballot initiate to reintroduce wolves into the state.  Managing wolves is extremely difficult due to the emotional reactions the species tends to invoke in people. Safari Club International and other organizations, including the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation,

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NJ Governor Jumps Gun on Announcing Bear Hunting Ban

By Brett Stayton | October 8, 2020

On Monday, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy tweeted that “The 2020 bear hunt will be the LAST” for New Jersey.  But the Governor is jumping the gun… The New Jersey Fish and Game Council is responsible for adopting revisions to the state Game Code every five to seven years.  The

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SCI Presents Senator Dan Laughlin with State Legislator of the Year Award as Pennsylvania Sunday Hunting Starts this Fall

By Brett Stayton | September 23, 2020

Yesterday, Safari Club International presented Senator Dan Laughlin of Pennsylvania with the 2019 State Legislator of the Year Award at his office in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Senator Laughlin’s legislative accomplishments were previously honored this year at SCI’s virtual Board of Director’s meeting in May, but the physical award was presented to

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Missouri Takes First Step Towards New Black Bear Hunting Season

By Brett Stayton | September 21, 2020

Missouri may soon have a new black bear hunting season. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) recently proposed a new hunting season following completion of an updated black bear management plan released this past May. The plan resulted from a bear research project partly funded by joint grants from Safari

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The Downfall of the California Iconic African Species Protection Act: A Case Study on Successful Advocacy

By Chip Hunnicutt | September 14, 2020

In late August, Senate Bill 1175 (known as the Iconic African Species Protection Act) died on the State Senate floor when time expired for a concurrence vote. This bill, which Safari Club International (SCI), African governments, and several other like-minded stakeholders around the world objectively opposed and fought for several

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SAFARI CLUB INTERNATIONAL HELPS DEFEAT ANTI-HUNTING BILL IN CALIFORNIA

By Brett Stayton | September 1, 2020

Late last night after passing on the Assembly floor, Senate Bill 1175 died before a concurrence vote could happen on the Senate floor.  An earlier release sent by SCI in the fog of last-minute legislative action was misinformed by a report that the Senate had passed the bill when in

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