Important Comment Opportunity for SCI Florida Members and All SCI Members Who Support Black Bear Hunting in Florida

11/01/2019

After one successful black bear harvest in 2015, Florida has not held another hunting season.  The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (“FWC”) determines whether to open future seasons.  That decision will depend in part on the 2019 update to Florida’s Black Bear Management Plan, and on the public’s response to the update.  As part of the revision to the Plan, the FWC tasked the state wildlife agency with analyzing available options for black bear management, including regulated hunting.

California Governor Signs Series of Animal Rights Bills Including Ban On Bobcat Hunting

10/15/2019

Just days before his veto session ends, California Governor Gavin Newsom was busy signing several anti-sportsmen’s bills this past Saturday – including a ban on bobcat hunting and a ban on the sale of new fur products.

Assembly Bill 1254 prohibits hunting, trapping or killing bobcats in California until 2025 at which point the state can issue limited licenses and implement a bobcat management plan that protects the species.

Pennsylvania House Committee to Hold Hearing on Sunday Hunting

09/06/2019

In another step toward ending the prohibition on Sunday hunting in the Keystone State, the Pennsylvania House Game and Fisheries Committee will hold a public hearing on the subject. The hearing is scheduled for September 10th in Harrisburg.

SCI Vice President, Don Detwiler, submitted written testimony in support of Senate Bill 147, which would expand additional hunting opportunities for Pennsylvania sportsmen and women by allowing hunting on three Sundays a year.

Pennsylvania House Committee To Vote On Sunday Hunting

08/21/2019

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives Game and Fisheries Committee will hold a public hearing on Sunday Hunting on September 10th.

Senate Bill 147, introduced by Senator Daniel Laughlin, would expand additional opportunities to all of Pennsylvania’s 1.4 million sportsmen and women by allowing hunting on three Sundays a year.