SCI News

  • USFWS Official Sheehan To Step Down

    Aug 13, 2018

    Greg Sheehan, principal deputy director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, has announced he will leave his position and return to his home in Utah.

  • SCI Supports USFWS Proposed Improvements To ESA

    Jul 19, 2018

    Safari Club International supports major proposed revisions by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to its Endangered Species Act regulations that were announced today.

  • HSUS Attack On Alaska Hunting A Sham

    Jul 02, 2018

    The Humane Society of the United States doesn't let facts get in the way of anti-hunting propaganda meant to mislead the public about hunting in Alaska even when their venom taints practices of Native Alaskans and subsistence hunters in the process.

  • Media Attack On SCI Full Of Fantasies And Falsehoods

    Jun 29, 2018

    Safari Club International and hunters fight criminal poaching of wildlife resources. Anti-hunters do not.

  • Dr. Chris Comer: SCIF Conservation Director

    Jun 29, 2018

    Dr. Chris Comer is Safari Club International Foundation’s new Director of Conservation. He is located in the Washington, D.C.

  • SCI Counters Antis’ Lies About Federal Commission

    Jun 18, 2018

    Safari Club International isn’t about to sit by idly as anti-hunters attack a federal conservation council and its members.

  • North Carolina Senator Bill Rabon Selected as SCI’s 2017 State Legislator of the Year

    May 21, 2018

    North Carolina State Senator Bill Rabon is SCI’s 2017 State Legislator of the Year.

  • Send Comments Immediately About Water Developments In Mohave National Preserve

    Apr 18, 2018

    Mojave National Preserve wildlife needs help as feds want to reduce the number of man-made water developments in the desert. Take action now! Comments are due by midnight, April 19, 2018.

  • CA Hunters: Help Defeat Anti-Hunting Legislation

    Apr 12, 2018

    If enacted, the bill will prohibit the importation into and possession in California of several specified species, including their parts, of game animals lawfully harvested by hunters in African countries.

  • South Africa Hunting Update

    Mar 08, 2018

    Following a recent vote in the South Africa Parliament involving expropriation of land, SCI members have asked how this might affect current or future plans for safaris. SCI advises members who have arranged for safaris in South Africa to keep in close contact with their outfitters, who are in the best position to advise.

  • SCI Members: Please Contact your U.S. Senators Immediately! Ask them to support S.2135 -- the "Fix NICS" Act

    Feb 27, 2018

    NICS or the National Instant Criminal Background Check System is in need of improvement.

  • SCI President Paul Babaz Speaks Out Against Calls For More Gun Control

    Feb 23, 2018

    Hunters Unite! Safari Club International’s mission is to protect the freedom to hunt and to promote wildlife conservation worldwide. The operative word about hunting in that mission is “freedom.” This includes the equipment needed to exercise that freedom.

  • Interior Secretary Zinke Helps Conservation, Hunting In The West

    Feb 12, 2018

    Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke has signed an order that will help both wildlife and hunting throughout the Western United States.

  • SCI President Babaz Nominated For NRA Board

    Feb 06, 2018

    afari Club International President Paul Babaz has been nominated to serve on the Board of Directors of the National Rifle Association of America.

  • SCI Adopts Policy On Captive Bred Lions

    Feb 02, 2018

    Considering that the practice of the captive breeding of lions for the purpose of hunting has doubtful value to the conservation of lions in the wild, and considering that such hunting is not consistent with SCI’s criteria for estate hunting, the SCI Board has adopted the following policy:

  • SCI Opposes Proposed Ban On Possession Of Ivory Products By Nebraska Legislature – The Vote Is Today

    Jan 09, 2018

    Nebraska sportsmen and women need to act now! oday, Jan. 9, the Nebraska Legislature will vote on Legislative Bill 39 (LB 39). LB 39, introduced by state Senator Burke Harr, would make it illegal to purchase, sell, offer for sale, possess with intent to sell or import ivory, rhinoceros horn, ivory products or rhinoceros horn products.

  • SCI Urges Immediate Action On CA State Senate Bill To Legalize Suppressor Use For Hunting

    Jan 02, 2018

    The California Senate Public Safety Committee is scheduled on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2018 at 9:30 a.m., to consider California state Senate Bill 710, which would legalize the ownership of suppressors and their use while hunting in California.

  • Africa Response To Elephant Import Ban

    Nov 22, 2017

  • SCI Asks President Trump To Lift Hold On African Elephant Import Permits

    Nov 20, 2017

    Today Safari Club International President Paul Babaz sent a letter to President Trump, asking him to direct Secretary Ryan Zinke to lift the hold that he placed on the authorization of import permits for elephants legally hunted in Zimbabwe and Zambia. In the letter, SCI addressed multiple reasons why the hold should be lifted and corrected many of the common misconceptions about hunting, conservation and the elephant populations in Zimbabwe and Zambia. The text of that letter to President Trump stated:

  • Call to Arms! Support Secretary Zinke & the FWS Decision to Import Elephant Trophies from Zambia & Zimbabwe

    Nov 18, 2017

    Use SCI’s Action Center to contact President Trump and Secretary of the Interior Zinke now and tell them how much you appreciate the efforts of the Fish & Wildlife Service to remove barriers to sustainable use conservation for African wildlife.

  • SCI Ushers In New Era For Hunting

    Nov 17, 2017

    Safari Club International this week took the first step in a new approach to protecting the freedom to hunt by stepping out boldly to tell the story of hunters and hunting. SCI will speak out about hunting and all the good that it does. SCI will be quick to respond when hunting is criticized. SCI will let the world know that we are proud to be hunters and proud of our contribution to conservation.

  • U.S. Now Allows Elephants From Zimbabwe, Zambia To Be Imported

    Nov 14, 2017

    Elephants legally hunted in Zimbabwe and Zambia between 2016-2018 now can be imported into the United States, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced today in Africa.

  • Court of Appeals Upholds Elk Hunting in Grand Teton National Park

    Nov 07, 2017

    Safari Club International’s efforts to help defend elk hunting in Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming have paid off. Today, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the Park’s unique elk hunt is legal.

  • SCI/SCIF Partner With Pursuit Channel To Promote Hunting And Wildlife Conservation

    Oct 31, 2017

    Safari Club International (SCI) and Safari Club International Foundation (SCIF) announced today that they have partnered with the Pursuit Channel to promote hunting and sustainable-use wildlife conservation. The partnership will include new programming, advertising and opportunities for both organizations to work together to share their messaging and promote conservation to the Pursuit Channel’s growing global audience.​

  • Tanzania Official Announces Changes Involving Hunting Permits In That Country

    Oct 24, 2017

    Hamisi Kigwangalla, Tanzania Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism, called for more transparency Sunday when he revoked permits that had been issued to hunting companies.

  • SCI Opposes Ballot Effort To Stop Mountain Lion, Bobcat Hunting In Arizona

    Oct 19, 2017

    Safari Club International opposes efforts by the Humane Society of the United States and other anti-hunters to end the hunting of mountain lions and bobcats in Arizona by way of the ballot box.

  • Oregon Fish And Wildlife Commission To Adopt Updated Cougar Management Plan

    Oct 09, 2017

    Safari Club International encourages all Oregon sportsmen and women to attend the upcoming Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission (OFWC) meeting and support the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s staff recommendation to adopt the proposed draft cougar plan.

  • House Committee Approves Major ESA Changes

    Oct 06, 2017

    A U.S. House of Representatives committee has approved changes in the Endangered Species Act that echo recommendations made by Safari Club International members during SCI’s Lobby Day this past May. SCI lobbying efforts work.

  • CA Alert – Contact Governor Brown Today!

    Sep 21, 2017

    Sportsmen and women in California need to take action today! Contact Governor Jerry Brown through SCI’s Action Center and urge him to veto Senate Bill 464 and Assembly Bill 1525.

  • U.S. Government Orders Expansion Of Hunter Access To Federal Lands

    Sep 15, 2017

    In a ground-breaking move, U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke issued an order today that directs the overseers of millions of acres of Federal lands to come up with plans to expand access for hunters and fishermen.

  • SCI Applauds Committee Approval of the SHARE Act

    Sep 13, 2017

    Safari Club International and its members congratulate the House Committee on Natural Resources for passing HR 3668, the Sportsmen’s Heritage & Recreational Enhancement Act—more commonly known as the “SHARE Act.” The committee marked up and approved the bill by...

  • U.S. Rep. Gosar Leads U.S. House Committee Passage Of Bi-Partisan Grand Canyon Bison Management Act

    Sep 13, 2017

    The U.S. House Natural Resources Committee approved a bi-partisan bill that will allow the Arizona Game and Fish Department to better manage and conserve the bison population within Grand Canyon National Park.

  • SCI Represents Hunters At SHARE Act Hearing

    Sep 12, 2017

    Safari Club International’s Director of Government Affairs and Litigation, Anna Seidman, testified on September 12, 2017, before the Federal Lands Subcommittee of the House Committee on Natural Resources in support of the Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act, or SHARE Act, H.R. 3668. Rep. Jeff Duncan of South Carolina...

  • Panel Reviews Legislation to Increase Access to Outdoor Sporting Opportunities on Federal Lands

    Sep 12, 2017

    “As a nation, we must encourage all Americans, and in particular young people and urban residents, to increase their participation in wildlife-oriented recreation, including hunting, shooting and fishing,”Anna Seidman, Director of Government Affairs for the Safari Club International...

  • SCI Members, Chapters Deliver Hurricane Relief In Texas

    Sep 07, 2017

    Safari Club International (SCI) and Safari Club International Foundation (SCIF) announced that they are working with state and local officials in the hurricane-ravaged areas. SCI chapters and members are on the ground, helping with hurricane relief as they continue to raise money needed to help both humans and wildlife in the Lone Star state.

  • SCI Houston First For Hunters - Global Donates To Help Storm Victims

    Aug 31, 2017

    Houston is coming together and SCI Houston is leading the way with a donation of $1000 to the JJ Watt YouCaring page.

  • NAPHA Auction To Combat Poaching

    Aug 28, 2017

    The Namibia Professional Hunting Association is joining forces with Namibian and international allies to raise funds to help anti-poaching initiatives...

  • SCI Fights For Freedom To Hunt Grizzly Bears In British Columbia

    Aug 18, 2017

    Government officials, bowing to the bluster of anti-hunters, have closed the hunting of grizzly bears in British Columbia, Canada. This move ignores all sound science that supports a continuation of grizzly bear hunting in that Province.

  • SCI Supports Hunting As Part Of Lion Conservation

    Jul 20, 2017

    Safari Club International notes the recent media reports on the hunting of a lion in Zimbabwe.

  • Immediate Changes to South African Firearm Registration Guidelines for American Hunters

    Mar 23, 2017

    ​The South African Police Services’ Central Firearms Desk has announced its decision to no longer accept United States Department of Homeland Security Certificates of Registration, commonly known as CBP Form 4457, if the date in the top right hand corner of the form has expired.

  • SCI's Ultimate Sportsmen's Market Celebrated its 45th Convention

    Feb 16, 2017

    This year marks a huge benchmark in science-based wildlife conservation. Through 45 years of continuous growth and efforts by Safari Club International and its members, SCI celebrated its anniversary at the Convention in Las Vegas, February 1-4, 2017. For over a week, as exhibitors moved in and hunters arrived from around the globe, there was a great gathering at SCI to show their support for conservation and to celebrate hunting, fishing, and shooting sports.

  • Parsons Named SCI CEO

    Dec 12, 2016

    Rick Parsons has been named SCI’s new Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Phil DeLone. Parsons joined SCI in 1985 and has held various positions in the organization since, including stints as the head of the Washington, D.C. Office and as interim Executive Director at the Tucson, Arizona headquarters.

  • Call to Take Action—Importers/Exporters of Wildlife Into/Out of the U.S. in 2002-10, 2013-14

    Nov 15, 2016

    If you imported or exported wildlife into or from the United States in 2002-2010, 2013, and/or 2014, you need to decide whether to take action to help prevent potential disclosure of certain personal and financial information to Humane Society International (HSI).

  • Central African Republic Travel Warning

    Oct 20, 2016

    SCI Members traveling to the Central African Republic should contact the State Department for updates. Activities of armed groups and unpredictable security situations make travel to the area dangerous.

  • Safari Club International Celebrates Social Media Milestones

    Jul 06, 2016

    Safari Club International is proud to announce two important milestones on the organization’s primary social media sites. The Safari Club International Facebook page now has a fan base of more than 50,000 friends and the popular Hunt Forever blog has surpassed 2 million views.

  • Yellow Fever On The Rise In Parts Of Africa

    Jul 01, 2016

    Several media channels have reported in May that Yellow Fever is on the rise, especially in Angola where 2,300 suspected cases have been reported since December. A few hundred have been reported in the Democratic Republic of Congo and a few related cases have just appeared in Zambia and one in Namibia.

  • Summer Mating Season Has Black Bear on the Move

    Jun 30, 2016

    School is out, the temperature is rising and the beaches are calling – a typical summer in Alabama. Add to that summertime list an increase in black bear sightings outside the animal’s primary ranges in the state. Most recently, numerous sightings of a black bear...

  • Montana Wolf Numbers Remain Stable in 2015

    Jun 08, 2016

    Wolf numbers in Montana remain healthy and well above federally-mandated minimums as the fifth and final year of federal oversight of state wolf management comes to an end in May. Montana’s annual wolf report shows a minimum wolf count of 536 wolves in 2015, which is down from 554 in 2014. Included in this number is a minimum number of breeding pairs of 32, which is down from 34 in 2014.

  • FWC to Host Public Webinars to Discuss Bear Management

    May 21, 2016

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is hosting three public webinars to discuss the FWC’s black bear management program and answer questions. Topics to be addressed at the webinars include new bear population estimates, 2016 bear range updates, Bear Wise communities, results of the 2015 limited bear hunt, and input concerning a possible hunt in 2016.

  • CDFW Accepting Applications for Pig and Deer Hunting in Western Merced County

    May 20, 2016

    The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is now accepting applications for a limited number of deer and pig hunt access permits on opening weekend, Aug.13-14, 2016 in Zone A for the general season. The locations for this hunt include Upper and Lower Cottonwood Creek and the San Luis Reservoir wildlife areas.

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