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SCI News - October 15, 2019

We're full on into pumpkin spice and buck fever season and before you know it, it'll be egg nog and t
SCI News
SCI News - October 15, 2019
By Safari Club International • Issue #2 • View online
We’re full on into pumpkin spice and buck fever season and before you know it, it’ll be egg nog and tales around the yule log. The real question, will you be the one telling the story or the one wishing you were? Get to the SCI Convention and turn “maybe next year” into “this IS the year”.
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Government Affairs Update
A group in Colorado has been quietly gathering signatures across the state to try and force an introduction of the gray wolf into the state. The heavily funded “Rocky Mountain Wolf Project” claims they have the necessary number of signatures to get Ballot Initiative 107 before the voters of Colorado in 2020.
According to documents obtained by SCI through a Colorado Open Records Act request, the reintroduction effort would cost Colorado Parks and Wildlife around $6 million dollars through the first eight years of implementation, with additional yearly expenses topping over three-quarters of a million dollars annually.
SCI is already coordinating with its Colorado chapters, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and others to alert hunters, ranchers and citizens in the state of the issue. Coloradoans are encouraged to register now for the Hunter Advocacy Action Center to receive actionable text alerts by either clicking here or texting SCI to 73075.
New Zealand
SCI is assisting the New Zealand SCI Chapter with responding to a comment opportunity provided by New Zealand’s Department of Conservation (DOC). DOC has proposed a number of changes to its Trade in Endangered Species Act and how it implements the Act. The proposed changes cover a range of issues from ivory importation to implementation of CITES resolutions to how DOC handles minor errors on wildlife importation permit applications. In coordination with SCI, the Chapter will submit comments regarding the proposed changes that could impact the import or export of hunting trophies into or out of New Zealand. 
United Kingdom
The Queen’s Speech, comparable to the State of the Union in the United States, was presented this week to Parliament and among numerous issues it touched upon, she stated that proposed legislation would be introduced to ban trophy imports. SCI remains active on this issue including assisting the countries that would be affected by such a ban.
Across the Web
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Chapter Happenings
Charlotte (NC) Chapter
SCI Novi Chapter
Lake Superior Chapter
Miami (FL) Chapter
Missouri Chapter Sponsors "Share The Harvest" Venison Donation Program
Delaware Valley Chapter Sponsors DNREC Youth Academy
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