Hunter, Angler Funds Provide Over $1 Billion To States For Recreation Access, Conservation Projects

04/17/2019
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The funds generated through taxes on hunting, shooting and fishing equipment (Pittman-Robertson funds) have provided more than $1 billion in support for increased outdoor access and wildlife habitat conservation projects across the United States, according to a

SCI President Babaz Responds To Anti-Hunting, Anti-Science Bill Introduced In U.S. House Of Representatives

04/11/2019

Safari Club International President Paul Babaz today issued a statement that points out the lunacy of a bill that has been introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives that, if passed into law, would harm the very wildlife it purports to want to help – all in the name of vilifying hunters and hunting. President Babaz’ statement notes:

Acting Interior Secy. Bernhardt Signs Order — Public Access Must Be Considered In Land Transactions

03/29/2019

In a big win for America’s outdoorsmen and women, Acting Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt signed an order directing the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to weigh public access for outdoor recreation as a factor in determining disposal or exchange of public lands. Hunting and fishing access are included in the order.

Ninth Circuit Court Rejects Anti-Hunters’ Challenges

03/19/2019

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected challenges to the U.S. Forest Service’s travel management plans for the three districts of the Kaibab National Forest. 

The Court of Appeals denied every claim asserted by anti-hunting groups and ruled that the plans’ authorization of off-road motorized vehicle retrieval of legally hunted elk and bison in the forest did not violate federal law.

Department Of Interior Proposes Returning Gray Wolf Management To States

03/18/2019

The Department of the Interior announced its intention to delist the grey wolf from the Endangered Species Act and return management responsibility back to the states and tribes.

The gray wolf, long considered an iconic species of the American west, had all but disappeared in the early 1900s. Through careful management and protection, the species made one of the greatest comebacks in American history. Healthy, stable populations of grey wolf inhabit the current range of nine states.