Federal Affairs

SCI is the only pro-hunting organization with an office in Washington, D.C., that has full time policy experts, in-house legal counsel, and certified wildlife biologists on staff dedicated to the protection of hunting for SCI members and hunters everywhere.

SCI monitors, evaluates, and lobbies on federal legislation impacting hunting, hunters, and wildlife conservation. SCI evaluates hunting opportunities, access, recruitment, and retention. One of the ways to protect hunting freedoms is to keep on top of the legislation in Congress. Building relationships between Congressional leaders and sportsmen as well as staying current on the issues ensures that hunting interests are at the forefront when important bills come up.

Alerts on current legislation

Would You Hunt Grizzly Bear in the Greater Yellowstone Area if Idaho, Montana, and/or Wyoming Established Regulated Bear Harvests?

Aug 29, 2017
​Various groups are suing or planning to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over the delisting of grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE). SCI has decided to participate in these lawsuits to defend the delisting. The delisting returns management of the bears to the states, which could lead to the establishment of well-regulated grizzly bear hunts and result in better management of this predator species.
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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Provides State and Tribal Wildlife Grants

Aug 21, 2017
U.S. Deputy Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt announced that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service would provide more than $52 million in funding to state wildlife management agencies and Native American tribes.
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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes New Hunting Opportunities on Refuges

Aug 21, 2017
Every year, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reviews hunting and fishing programs on National Wildlife Refuges to determine whether it should add new opportunities and modify existing opportunities.
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SCI Participates in DOI’s Sportsman’s Access Summit

Aug 07, 2017
Safari Club International attended the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Sportsman’s Access Ramp Up Summit in Washington, D.C. on August 2, 2017. We thank Secretary Zinke, Deputy Secretary Bernhardt and Acting Director Sheehan for their work and for reaching out to the sportsmen’s community to collaborate on finding solutions to access-related problems.
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SCI Supports the National Hunting and Fishing Day Challenge

Aug 07, 2017
Safari Club International supports the NHF Day Challenge announced by NHF Day honorary chair, Richard Childress. The challenge asks hunters and anglers to pledge to take someone hunting, fishing, or target shooting for the first time.
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