Governor Steve Bullock announced that he will establish a Grizzly Bear Advisory Council to help initiate a statewide discussion on grizzly bear management, conservation and recovery. The Council will be selected through an application process that ends April 12.
Bighorn sheep in the Panhandle are sporting some new hardware thanks to the work of a helicopter capture crew, wildlife professionals and volunteers.
Legislators in both houses of the Maryland General Assembly have introduced bills creating burdensome restrictions on firearms manufacturers, retailers and law-abiding gun owners. If enacted, the bills will negatively impact hunters and recreational shooters.
Anti-gun groups and activists across the country are jamming state legislative chambers with bills that do nothing to enhance public safety but are instead outright attacks on legal firearms ownership as well as the hunting heritage.
Considered North America’s fastest land animal, the pronghorn antelope has seen growth from zero to approximately 400 in the Yakima area to the Okanogan, thanks to a joint effort among two Indian tribes and local SCI Chapters.
Wyoming’s Super Tag Raffle has raised more than $3.7 million for big game management and wildlife conservation in the state. Since it was established by the Wyoming Legislature in 2014, the Super Tag Raffle has been a boost to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department fund that supports wildlife conservation projects.
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, who famously banned black bear hunting on public lands, has a new trick up his sleeve. Not completely new, as he promised as a candidate to increase the taxes on gun sales in the state.
Murphy tried to impose additional taxes last year but was thwarted by state lawmakers. The Governor is now including the increased taxes as part of a larger package of changes.
SCI strongly supports two bills introduced in congress to reinstate a rule that removes Yellowstone grizzly bears from the threatened species list and restores state management.
Congresswoman Liz Cheney (R-WY), Chair of the House Republican Conference, has reintroduced legislation in the U.S. House directing the Department of the Interior (DOI) to re-issue a previous grizzly bear delisting regulation. Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY) has introduced a companion bill in the U.S. Senate.
The North Dakota Game and Fish Department reminds hunters who might come across feral swine this fall that hunting and trapping them is illegal.
More than 15,000 acres of the Powderhorn Ranch along the Texas coast in Calhoun County, prime unspoiled coastal prairie, is now a state wildlife management area.
In an effort to eradicate the feral pig population, Hawaii has extended the trial hunting season to a full year. The original season ran through November of 2018.