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

SCI Members Are Receiving Letters from FWS About FOIA Objection Letters

Aug 07, 2017
The FWS sent letters to individuals who submitted written objections back in late 2016 concerning the FWS’s potential release of information about their importation and exportation of animals into and from the U.S.
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SCI and SCIF Attend Productive CITES Animals Committee Meeting

Aug 07, 2017
Representatives for SCI and SCI Foundation attended the 29th Animals Committee meeting held in Geneva, Switzerland in late July.
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SCI Applauds Progress of Senate Pro-Hunting Legislation

Jul 27, 2017
In this week’s edition of Crosshairs, we included an Action Alert on S. 1514, the HELP for Wildlife Act introduced by Senator John Barrasso (R-WY). SCI is standing with more than 50 fishing, hunting, and habitat conservation groups to support this bipartisan wildlife legislation that promotes conservation and provides additional recreational opportunities for America's hunters and anglers.
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Senate Committee Approves Crucial Polar Bear Provision

Jul 27, 2017
SCI is pleased to update members about the addition of language to S. 1514 that will allow the importation of certain sport-hunted polar bears from Canada. The polar bear provision has become part of a sportsmen’s legislative package introduced in late June by Senator John Barrasso.
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SCI Wants to Know – Did you hunt lions or elephants in Zimbabwe?

Jul 25, 2017
Did you successfully hunt an African lion or elephant in Zimbabwe in 2016 or 2017?
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