Positive Enhancement Finding for Argali in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Mongolia

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) recently found that the importation of argali sheep hunted in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Mongolia in 2015 would enhance the survival of the species in each country. Enhancement findings are annually required for argali before import permits are issued. A positive enhancement finding essentially means that U.S. hunters participating …

American Wilderness Leadership School

  Several educators take part in a Safari Club International Foundation’s American Wilderness Leadership School stream ecology lessons near Jackson, Wyoming. The quest for knowledge never ends for most educators, even when it brings them to boot camp.  Safari Club International Foundation’s American Wilderness Leadership School (AWLS) near Jackson, Wyoming, provides an outdoor and hands-on …

Cooperative Approach to Prevent Wildlife Violations: The Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact

States in the U.S. are getting more organized with tracking people who have committed wildlife violations. The Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact (IWVC) is an agreement that allows member states to share information regarding hunting, fishing, and trapping violations. This cooperative interstate effort will enhance each state’s Department of Natural Resources’ ability to protect their wildlife …

Don’t Miss SCI Foundation’s Holiday Auction!!

This holiday season SCI Foundation will be auctioning off two hunting opportunities with proceeds going toward conservation efforts. The auction will be held online from December 18th through January 4th. A description of the items are below. Alaska Range Caribou Tag (Bid Here!) SCI Foundation is partnering with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game …

Weekly Update: A Socio-economic Review of Hunting in Africa

A new study on the socio-economics of hunting is underway and seeks to report the far-reaching contributions of consumptive tourism in Africa. Specialized in natural resource and environmental economics, Southwick Associates will lead the data collection and reporting of the study. Participants of African Wildlife Consultative Forum (AWCF), including representatives of government and the professional …

Estimating White-Tailed Deer Fawn Survival in Michigan

By Nathan Libal, MS State University; Dr. Jerrold Belant, MS State University; Dr. Dean Beyer, MI DNR Wildlife radio transmitters are an invaluable tool for determining habitat use and movements of many species.  Researchers also use radio transmitters to estimate survival and cause-specific mortality.  Several decades ago, these devices were in their infancy, and managers …

Estimating Bobcat Abundance in Michigan

By Deb Martell, MS State University; Dr. Jerrold Belant, MS State University and Dr. Dean Beyer, MI DNR 1. A bobcat (Lynx rufus) caught on camera at a hair snare site. Estimating wildlife abundance is important for effective management and understanding species’ ecology, including predator-prey relationships.  Use of DNA-based identification of individuals from tissue samples …

SCI Foundation Grants $218,000 for Conservation in 2013

Washington, DC – Safari Club International Foundation (SCI Foundation) contributed over $200,000 dollars directly to the management of big game species through the auction of exclusive Governors’ tags and permits. After a very successful offering of big game tags during January of 2013, two additional big game tags were auctioned online during June, 2013. The …

Hunter Legacy Fund 100: Emerging Leader in International Conservation Funding

During the past six months the Hunter Legacy Fund 100 (HLF) contributed over $450,000 to conservation projects around the globe.  It started on Saturday night at the 41st Annual SCI Hunters’ Convention in Reno, the HLF made a $250,000 contribution to the “Fighting for Lions” campaign.  The “Fighting for Lions” campaign will focus on keeping …