North Carolina Senator Bill Rabon Selected as SCI’s 2017 State Legislator of the Year

05/21/2018

North Carolina State Senator Bill Rabon is SCI’s 2017 State Legislator of the Year. “We appreciate Senator Rabon’s efforts to advance legislation promoting and protecting our outdoor heritage and tradition of hunting, our Second Amendment rights and the valuable role hunting plays in wildlife management and conservation,” said SCI President, Paul Babaz.

SCI Members: Please Contact your U.S. Senators Immediately! Ask them to support S.2135 -- the "Fix NICS" Act

02/27/2018

NICS or the National Instant Criminal Background Check System is in need of improvement.  The NICS is used by Federal Firearms Licensees (FFLs) to instantly determine whether a prospective buyer is eligible to buy firearms. It is essential that federal and state agencies submit information about ineligible buyers to the NICS.   The bipartisan "Fix NICS Act" will provide incentives to federal agencies and states to submit records to the NICS database and penalties for the agencies that fail to comply with NICS requirements. 

SCI President Paul Babaz Speaks Out Against Calls For More Gun Control

02/23/2018

Hunters Unite!

            Safari Club International’s mission is to protect the freedom to hunt and to promote wildlife conservation worldwide. The operative word about hunting in that mission is “freedom.” This includes the equipment needed to exercise that freedom.

            With that in mind, our battles against anti-hunters have been augmented tremendously by a misguided social reaction to the school shooting in Florida recently.

Interior Secretary Zinke Helps Conservation, Hunting In The West

02/12/2018

Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke has signed an order that will help both wildlife and hunting throughout the Western United States.           

At an expo in Utah, Secretary Zinke signed Secretarial Order 3362 that seeks to improve wildlife management and conservation and expand opportunities for big game hunting by improving priority habitats within important and migration corridors across the West.

Priority states currently include Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

SCI President Babaz Nominated For NRA Board

02/06/2018

Safari Club International President Paul Babaz has been nominated to serve on the Board of Directors of the National Rifle Association of America.

Babaz, a lifelong hunter and shooter, understands the importance of linking all facets of the shooting sports to expand the overall base and to counter the efforts of those who would deny the right to keep and bear arms and the freedom to hunt.

SCI Opposes Proposed Ban On Possession Of Ivory Products By Nebraska Legislature – The Vote Is Today

01/09/2018

Nebraska sportsmen and women need to act now!

Today, Jan. 9, the Nebraska Legislature will vote on Legislative Bill 39 (LB 39). LB 39, introduced by state Senator Burke Harr, would make it illegal to purchase, sell, offer for sale, possess with intent to sell or import ivory, rhinoceros horn, ivory products or rhinoceros horn products.

SCI Asks President Trump To Lift Hold On African Elephant Import Permits

11/20/2017

Today Safari Club International President Paul Babaz sent a letter to President Trump, asking him to direct Secretary Ryan Zinke to lift the hold that he placed on the authorization of import permits for elephants legally hunted in Zimbabwe and Zambia.

In the letter, SCI addressed multiple reasons why the hold should be lifted and corrected many of the common misconceptions about hunting, conservation and the elephant populations in Zimbabwe and Zambia. The text of that letter to President Trump stated:

 

November 20, 2017

Dear Mr. President: