The Most Significant Legislation for Sportsmen and Conservation in Decades

May 8, 2020
in the middle of a forest looking up at tall trees

On March 9th, Senators Gardner (CO), Manchin (WV), and 56 other bipartisan Senators introduced a historic bill to provide significant funding to increase public access to public lands and waters. Senate Bill 3422, the Great American Outdoors Act, will provide $9.5 billion over 5 years to address our public land maintenance backlog (totaling $12 billion), with nearly…

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April 16, 2020
Moose walking

Washington, D.C. – (APRIL 14, 2020) – Safari Club International CEO W. Laird Hamberlin recently brought attention to the looming threat to wildlife conservation as a result of COVID-19 in an op-ed that appeared in The Daily Caller.   Americans are rightly focused on the threat that COVID-19 poses to humans.  We are all thankful for the first…

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Urge Your Governor to Keep Hunting Season OPEN!

April 3, 2020
Urge your governor to keep hunting seasons open during COVID-19

During the difficult and uncertain times brought on by COVID-19, sportsmen and women need hunting now more than ever. With some hunting seasons being cancelled in places like Alaska, Nebraska and Washington, and public lands being closed, NOW is the time act to make sure sportsmen and women can still enjoy the outdoors in a safe and responsible manner. Act now and urge…

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A Note From W. Laird Hamberlin, CEO Safari Club International

March 25, 2020
Transparent red black SCI first for hunters logo

I wanted to reach out personally to say that your SCI family is thinking of you as we all navigate the uncharted waters brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.  As a member of SCI, you are our backbone and we rely on you to carry out our shared mission – to promote and protect our…

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Court Sides With SCI In Dismissing Legal Challenge To LA Black Bear Delisting

February 18, 2020
black bear

“Washington, DC –  -( A U.S. federal district court in Washington, D.C. has dismissed a case challenging the removal of the Louisiana black bear from the federal threatened and endangered species list. Plaintiffs sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) over the 2016 delisting, and Safari Club International (SCI) successfully intervened to defend the USFWS’s…

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Washington: “Gun-Free Zone” Bill on Senate Floor

January 15, 2020
gun free zone sign on brick wall

“On January 13th, the Washington Senate pulled Senate Bill 5434 from the Senate Rules Committee back to the floor, where it can receive a vote at any time. SB 5434 was retained as a carry-over bill from 2019 that would expand “gun-free zones.” “ Read the original article here!

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They Want Our Guns

January 9, 2020

Download the PDF below to read the entire bill. We must get the word out!

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Live Video Measuring Seminar

December 1, 2019
SCI logo

Official Measuring Seminar – Live Video ConferenceHosted by Kansas City Chapter Saturday – December 14, 2019 9am – 1pm (Central Standard Time)7am – 11am (Pacific Time) $125 for current SCI members$150 for non-SCI members Get certified as an SCI measurer! Contact Gilbert Aguilar at (520) 798-4923 or Mike Hagen at (816) 985-5190 — or send…

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Summer 2019

June 11, 2019
Girls walking along a dirt path alongside homes

“Spring is an exciting time of year for hunters and fishers. The fishing part is obvious, but not quite so much for hunters. Of course we can be out chasing spring black bear and turkeys but, to me at least, the exciting part of spring is the planning and application process for hunts that occur…

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Winter 2018

December 11, 2018
Trudging through snowy forest

“The hardest part of writing newsletters, for me, is where to start. Once started, everything seems to flow more easily. We have had a lot taking place since the last newsletter, including the (mostly) successful second Pronghorn transplant from Nevada to Washington, our annual banquet, another hunting season and the SCI Convention. And, to complete…

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