SCI Congratulates State Senator Dan Bishop On Special Election Win


 North Carolina state legislator Dan Bishop was victorious in a closely watched special election for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.  The congressional district, North Carolina’s Ninth, was left unrepresented by the state board of elections following allegations of absentee ballot fraud in the 2018 race.  Bishop’s campaign was supported by SCI’s political action committee, SCI-PAC, in recognition for his work on legislation allowing Sunday hunting in the state.

Huge Victory Keeps Hunters’ Identities Confidential


On August 15th, a D.C. federal district court agreed with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and SCI that Humane Society International (HSI) was not entitled to information about the identity of hunters who imported and exported trophies to and from the U.S.  HSI sued when the FWS refused to disclose the names of importers and exporters of animals between 2002 and 2014 in response to HSI’s Freedom of Information Act requests.  The request involved the identities of over 12,000 importer and exporters.

U.S. Fish And Wildlife Service Finalized Rules on ESA


The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced the finalization of rules that will change the way the FWS administers the Endangered Species Act.  These rules, announced today, August 9, were first proposed over a year ago on July 25, 2018. They are intended to reduce ambiguities in the Endangered Species Act.  These ambiguities have made it possible for anti-hunting groups to fill the courts with litigation challenges to the delisting of recovered species.