Conservation Force: End of Year Report 2020

February 7, 2021
Conservation Force - A Force for Wildlife Conservation

Dear Supporter,This end-of-the-year report is different. Instead of a bullet list of successes and pending issues, we highlight a few of the developments that warrant better understanding. You already know that our services are real. Also, you have had the benefit of three Quarterly Reports in 2020. Moreover, we do far more than can be…

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Biden Administration Targets Hunters with Regulations on Day One

January 21, 2021
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Original article: https://hunternation.org/biden-targets-hunters-with-regulations-on-day-one/ Fellow hunter, It’s been less than 24 hours since Biden was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States and he’s already targeting hunters like us. That’s right, Biden already announced plans to review rules that loosened restrictions for hunters and farmers. What’s first in what will surely be a…

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ACTION ALERT: Stand Up for the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission

January 8, 2021
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Governor Inslee has appointed two new individuals to the Fish and Wildlife Commission that will drastically change the makeup of the Commission and jeopardize hunters and hunting in the future. Lorna Smith, the executive director of Western Wildlife Outreach (formerly the Grizzly Bear Outreach Project) and Fred Koontz, a retired zoo professional, have both been…

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Reminder: Hunter reports are due Jan 31

January 6, 2021
Elk calling in a meadow

Hunter reports are due! Hunter reports are required for each deer, elk, bear, cougar, and turkey tag, as well as for each special hunt permit awarded. Reports are required for tagholders regardless of whether you hunted.  You must submit your report before Jan. 31, 2021, to avoid a $10 administrative fee when you purchase your…

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The Hunting Community Needs You!

September 9, 2020
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On Friday, September 11, 2020 the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission will take a vote on a proposal to outlaw “hunting” contests, which in reality is a vote to eliminate coyote contests. Both the Hunters Heritage Council and Washingtonians for Wildlife Conservation are 100% against this proposal and have sent in testimony against it. The…

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Summer 2020

June 11, 2020
Black and white horse tied up to tree in forest

“As I sit down to type this message to our SCI family, it is the first day of the 4-phase re-opening plan for Washington. For those who love the outdoors, that is good news. Some may be able to salvage what’s left of spring turkey and bear seasons, those who fish can get back on…

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The Most Significant Legislation for Sportsmen and Conservation in Decades

May 8, 2020
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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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SCI SHINES LIGHT ON COVID-19 IMPACT TO WILDLIFE CONSERVATION

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

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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