“Safari Club International applauds the U.S. Senate for putting partisan politics aside to pass the Great American Outdoors Act for the benefit of the public. This is the biggest investment in our national treasures in a lifetime,” said SCI CEO W. Laird Hamberlin. “This tremendous achievement would not have been possible without the leadership of Senator Cory Gardner and Senator Steve Daines. SCI and our members will continue to engage until the Great American Outdoors Act is signed in to law.”
Yesterday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit handed SCI and America’s hunters a hard-fought victory when the Court upheld the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (FWS) new case-by-case permitting policy for the importation of endangered and threatened wildlife.
“The real victory from this ruling belongs to the hunters who will now encounter a more factually driven importation process as part of their crucial role in African conservation. SCI deeply appreciates the D.C. Circuit Court’s wise decision. As always, SCI’s litigation team is second to none in its unrelenting work on behalf of all hunters,” commented SCI CEO W. Laird Hamberlin about the Court’s decision.
The Trump administration recently made headlines by repealing part of a 2015 rule change that banned certain hunting practices on National Preserves in Alaska. The decision drummed up a considerable amount of internet outrage, with headlines blaring how President Trump opened the door for wolf pups and bear cubs to be slaughtered by hunters. Not only are those articles factually embellished, but this story doesn’t start with President Trump. It starts with President Obama.
Decorated soldier. Patriot. Father. Husband. Hunter. To Braxton, every day is like living on borrowed time. After being blown up by a suicide bomber, he thought his life was forever changed. It was–but through hunting and horsemanship, Braxton has rediscovered his true meaning, his true purpose, his true self. If you are fortunate enough to meet Braxton, your life will be forever changed.