First For Hunters Blog

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Expands Hunting And Fishing Opportunities At 10 National Wildlife Refuges

Nov 08, 2017
USFWS announced final regulations to open or expand opportunities across 132,000 acres on 10 national wildlife refuges.
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Indiana DNR Files Emergency Ammo Rule

Nov 08, 2017
On Nov. 3, 2017, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) signed an emergency rule allowing rifle cartridges that were allowed in previous seasons to be used during the 2017 deer hunting season.
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Court Of Appeals Upholds Elk Hunting In Grand Teton National Park

Nov 07, 2017
Safari Club International’s efforts to help defend elk hunting in Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming have paid off. Today, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the Park’s unique elk hunt is legal.
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Make Hunters’ Voices Heard On Tonto National Forest Management Plan

Nov 07, 2017
Safari Club International encourages all sportsmen and women to engage in the planning process to make sure the Tonto National Forest stays open to hunting and shooting. The current plan for the Forest dates back to 1985.​
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Wisconsin Hunters – Speak Up In Support Of Hunting Bill

Nov 07, 2017
Mentoring young and new hunters is key to the future of the hunting heritage. Wisconsin is moving in the right direction.
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Pennsylvania Hunters – Contact Your Rep And Oppose HB 1483

Nov 02, 2017
Hunters in Pennsylvania -- your help is needed to defeat House Bill 1483. Introduced by Representative David Maloney (R-130) on Oct. 16, 2017, HB 1483 would jeopardize approximately $25 million in conservation funding generated by Pennsylvania’s sportsmen and women and will significantly curtail the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s ability to manage the wildlife resources of the Commonwealth.
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SCI Protects Hunters, Hunting In Court

Oct 30, 2017
Safari Club International continues to fight for hunters in court by filing three legal briefs in two weeks to protect hunting.
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SCI Sponsors Conference For State Legislators

Oct 30, 2017
Safari Club International and its Michigan chapters were title sponsors of The National Assembly of Sportsmen's Caucuses’ 14th Annual Sportsman-Legislator Summit recently in Traverse City, Michigan.
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USFWS Authorizes Lion Imports From Zambia and Zimbabwe

Oct 26, 2017
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has confirmed that it is granting import permits for lions legally harvested in Zambia and Zimbabwe.
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SCI Brings Advocacy Leadership To Europe

Oct 25, 2017
Safari Club International and FACE recently co-hosted a dinner at the EU Parliament in Brussels that focused on the role that hunting plays in wildlife and habitat conservation, community-based conservation programs in range countries and the fight against poaching.
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