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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

SCI Leverages Voice of African Consultative Forum to Speak Out Against Anti-Hunting Legislation

By Brett Stayton | August 21, 2020

An anti-hunting bill in California continues to make its way through the legislative process, as the Assembly Appropriations Committee passed Senate Bill 1175 yesterday. This legislation would ban the importation and possession of commonly hunted species from Africa, despite such a law being completely unenforceable and coming with a tremendous

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California State Assembly Votes Again to Harm African Communities & Wildlife

By Brett Stayton | August 4, 2020

Today, the elected officials of California State Assembly’s Water, Parks, and Wildlife Committee approved SB 1175, a bill that would ban the possession and importation of thirteen species of African game animals. In doing so, the committee willfully ignores the overwhelming scientific evidence that confirms that legal, regulated hunting is

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Anti-hunting groups making a legislative push to ban trophy imports in California

By Brett Stayton | July 31, 2020

On June 26th, the California Senate voted 29-8 to pass Senate Bill 1175, the Iconic African Species Protection Act, legislation that would ban the possession and importation of thirteen species of African game animals, the majority of which are stable or increasing populations in range countries where they are hunted. This legislation

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SCI Congratulates Appointment of Greg Sheehan as BLM Utah State Director

By Barbara Crown | July 23, 2020

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has appointed Greg Sheehan, former principal deputy director of US Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS), as the new director of the BLM’s Utah state office. Sheehan has several decades of experience in wildlife conservation management. Prior to serving with FWS he served at the Utah Division

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Costly Anti-Hunting Legislation Passes California Senate

By Chip Hunnicutt | June 26, 2020

Today, the California Senate passed Senate Bill 1175 mostly along party lines, 29-8, despite outspoken domestic and international opposition. This legislation will now go before the Assembly for consideration after they return from recess on July 13th. If passed, this bill would prohibit the importation and possession of several common

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Missouri Department of Conservation Proposes New Black Bear Hunting Season

By Joe Goergen | June 21, 2020

The Missouri Department of Conservation recently proposed new hunting regulations as part of its updated black bear management plan. The announcement is welcome news for Safari Club International Foundation, having funded the state’s initial population estimate thanks to a generous grant from the Hunter Legacy Fund endowment. This Phase 1

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