Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt has signed Secretarial Order 3374 to establish a task force to facilitate and prioritize the implementation of S. 47, known as the Dingell Act.
Following a full Senate vote, David Bernhardt, President Donald Trump’s selection for Interior Secretary, was confirmed today.
In a largely party line vote of 56 to 41, the Senate confirmation is the culmination of the Feb. 4 Presidential nomination.
SCI President Babaz Responds To Anti-Hunting, Anti-Science Bill Introduced In U.S. House Of Representatives04/11/2019
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:
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.
By Doug Burdin
SCI Senior Litigation Counsel
A lone man, who also is a member of Safari Club International, has taken on the federal government — and won!
The issue? Whether he could use his hovercraft to reach a favored moose hunting area in Alaska.
Rep. Don Young (R-AK) has reached another milestone in his decades-long career. Earlier this month, Rep. Young became the longest-serving Republican in Congress.
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.
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.
President Trump signed S.47, the John D. Dingell Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act (formerly known as the Natural Resources Management Act).
The signing ceremony took place in the Oval Office on Monday, March 12.