Safari Club International Hosts Exceptional Hunting Auctions in Greater Atlanta

Greater Atlanta Chapter of SCIAtlanta, GA – The Greater Atlanta Chapter of Safari Club International (SCI) is proud to host their annual hunters’ auction and gala at Adventure Outdoors in Smyrna, Georgia on March 1, 2014. The evening will include hunting opportunities from around the world and unique gifts for every member of a family.

“Hunting and fishing in the south is a traditional part of our lifestyle, and the Greater Atlanta Chapter of SCI wants to bring the world of hunting opportunities to the front steps of our friends and family this coming weekend,” said Eric Wallace Chapter President. “We hope to see everyone at Adventure Outdoors, where everyone will have the chance to buy a hunt or a fishing trip that will create memories of a lifetime.” [Read more…]

SCI to Testify Before House Committee

Washington, DC – On Tuesday, June 19, 2012, Safari Club International Foundation (SCI Foundation) Chairman of Conservation & SCI Vice-President, Dr. Al Maki, will testify before the Space, Science, and Technology Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight. The hearing will cover “The Science of How Hunting Assists Species Conservation and Management.” [Read more…]

SCI Moves to Defend Wolf Delisting

 

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Washington, DC – Safari Club International (SCI) today asked a U.S. District Court in Montana for permission to intervene in defense of the Northern Rocky Mountain wolf delisting. SCI’s request comes in response to a lawsuit brought by thirteen animal rights and environmental groups on June 2, 2009 to challenge the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (FWS) decision that removed wolves in Montana and Idaho from the “endangered” species list.   

 

Read the full article here.

Litigation Begins Over the Delisting of Wolves

 

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SCI is closely reviewing two separate cases filed in two different courts on June 2, 2009 to challenge the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s rule to delist the wolves of the Northern Rocky Mountains, with the exception of the wolves of Wyoming.  In federal district court in Montana, Defenders of Wildlife and 12 other wolf and environmental groups filed a suit challenging the legality of the delisting of Idaho and Montana’s wolves.

 

Read the full article here.

 

Central Wyoming Chapter of Safari Club International raffling a complimentary big game license for 2009

 

The Central Wyoming Chapter, Safari Club International will be raffling a complimentary big game license for the 2009 Wyoming big game hunting season. The license will be valid for one specific species (antelope, deer or elk) and for one specific region or hunt area to be designated by the raffle winner. Holders of complimentary licenses are exempt from the provisions of Wyoming State Law limiting the number of licenses an individual can possess in any one calendar year. Please note that complimentary elk licenses are not valid for elk hunt areas 75, 76 and 79 which are located within Grand Teton National Park. The winner will be responsible for applicable license fees. For more information and license particulars, please contact: Robert M. Anderson at 307-473-1268 or Click here for Entry Form.

 

Drawing will be held on April 18th, 2009.

1 Ticket: $20

6 Tickets: $100

13 Tickets: $200

 

This is your chance to get a coveted Wyoming Commissioners Tag and help a great friend to Hunters, the Safari Club International. Tickets for the fundraising dinner are also available.

National Capital Chapter of Safari Club International Annual Banquet & Auction 2009

 

I attended the SCI National Capital Chapter Banquet this evening with my wife Amy, friends Greg and Jenn. I believe that overall the evening was a success.  Just how successful will be known in about a week.  However, there were approximately 270 people that attended the banquet and auction. All for conservation and conservation education projects

It was great to see some new faces and prospective members and people bidding on items even in these tough economic times.

There were quite a few Donations for Safari in A Box, which is an outstanding program!

I hope that they are able to schedule next year’s banquet at the same location as it was a great venue with some very tasty food!

Here are some photos of the event: 

 

  

My lovely wife Amy next to an awesome Bull!
 

Now, these photos (except the photo of Greg and Jenn) and this format was a new test for me. I posted this complete blog from my iPhone instead of my computer. It appears that the post turned out “ok”, but it just wiped my battery out! I need to figure out why that happend.

Gray Wolves Delisted Again!

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U.S. Department of the Interior Press Release, March 6, 2009 here

SCI Commends Interior Decision Affirming Wolf Delisting!  Read entire article here

Secretary Salazar Affirms Decision to Delist Gray Wolves in Western Great Lakes, Portion of Northern Rockies

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today affirmed the decision by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to remove gray wolves from the list of threatened and endangered species in the western Great Lakes and the northern Rocky Mountain states of Idaho and Montana and parts of Washington, Oregon and Utah. Wolves will remain a protected species in Wyoming.

“The recovery of the gray wolf throughout significant portions of its historic range is one of the great success stories of the Endangered Species Act,” Salazar said. “When it was listed as endangered in 1974, the wolf had almost disappeared from the continental United States. Today, we have more than 5,500 wolves, including more than 1,600 in the Rockies.”

“The successful recovery of this species is a stunning example of how the Act can work to keep imperiled animals from sliding into extinction,” he said. “The recovery of the wolf has not been the work of the federal government alone. It has been a long and active partnership including states, tribes, landowners, academic researchers, sportsmen and other conservation groups, the Canadian government and many other partners.”

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