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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

Legislation to Release Personal Info of California Gun Owners Held in Committee

By Randy Gibbs | May 28, 2021

Gun owners in California can breathe a small sigh of relief today after Assembly Bill 1237 was held in committee for the remainder of the year. This legislation, if passed, would have mandated the California Department of Justice (DOJ) release of an individual’s personal information to the California Firearm Violence

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SCI Opposes Alaska Public Lands Closures

By Randy Gibbs | May 24, 2021

The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Federal Subsistence Board will hold a teleconference on Wednesday, June 16, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. to take action on Temporary Wildlife Special Action Request WSA21-01. This is a proposed rule that will close Federal public lands in Units 23 and 26A

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Connecticut Senate Passes Bad Trophy Import Bill – with Exceptions

By Randy Gibbs | May 21, 2021

This week, Connecticut Senate Bill 925, a bill restricting the importation and possession of legally hunted species from Africa unfortunately passed the Connecticut Senate in a 30-3 vote. This anti-hunting and anti-sustainable use legislation would ban the import, possession, sale, offer for sale, or transport of African elephant, lion, leopard,

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Join SCI in Supporting Texas House Bill 2213

By Randy Gibbs | May 19, 2021

Safari Club International (SCI) is standing with Texas hunters in supporting Texas House Bill 2213, which is currently on its way to Governor Abbott’s desk for signature.  This legislation will allow for the slaughter and processing of legally harvested exotic animals for donation to nonprofit food banks in Texas. Under

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North Carolina Hunters Asked to Weigh-In One Final Time on Sunday Hunting on Public Lands

By Randy Gibbs | May 14, 2021

North Carolina hunters may need to clear one last regulatory hurdle before being able to hunt legally on public lands on Sundays in the state. After approving proposed rules to expand Sunday hunting opportunities to public lands, the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC) received public objections to the rules

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SCI Helps Defeat Animal Breeding Bill in California Legislature

By Randy Gibbs | May 12, 2021

Sporting dog owners in California can breathe a sigh of relief thanks in part to work from Safari Club International (SCI) in successfully defeating Assembly Bill 702, legislation focused on animal breeding permits in the state. Miguel Santiago withdrew AB 702 from consideration in the committee. Once again, SCI used

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