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Hunters set to lobby for future of outdoor recreation in Nation’s Capital

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Washington, D.C. – On May 9th the voice of hunters will be heard throughout the halls of the Capitol building, as 150 members of Safari Club International (SCI) will come to Capitol Hill to lobby for legislation to improve hunting throughout the U.S. The members of SCI will have breakfast with members of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus, face-to-face meetings with Senate and House members, and discussions with critical legislative staff.

“The Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus is the largest bi-partisan and bi-cameral caucus in Washington, D.C. and Safari Club International is proud to be one of its biggest supporters,” said SCI President John Whipple. “Members of Congress care about hunting and they care about the outdoors. SCI will make sure they understand the future of our outdoor heritage depends on the passage of comprehensive legislation protecting the right to hunt on millions of acres of public lands.”

More than 200 meetings will take place on May 9, 2013, as part of Safari Club International’s overall advocacy efforts to protect the future of hunting. The grassroots involvement from SCI members enhances the presence and benefit of SCI’s D.C. office. While headquartered in Tucson, Ariz., SCI’s advocacy efforts are led by a team of attorneys, policy experts and dedicated hunters in Washington.

“For more than 75 years, hunters have been trailblazing a path for the future of our outdoor heritage and for wildlife conservation; it is our responsibility to carry the banner as individual sportsmen and women. I hope every hunter can join us on Capitol Hill May 9th,” concluded Whipple.

If you are interested in protecting the freedom to hunt, please register for the SCI Lobby Day immediately by contacting Participation is near capacity so do not miss out on your opportunity to protect the future of the outdoors.


Becoming an SCI Member:

Joining Safari Club International is the best way to be an advocate for continuing our hunting heritage and supporting worldwide sustainable use conservation, wildlife education and humanitarian services. JOIN

Safari Club International – First For Hunters is the leader in protecting the freedom to hunt and in promoting wildlife conservation worldwide. SCI’s approximately 200 Chapters represent all 50 of the United States as well as 106 other countries. SCI’s proactive leadership in a host of cooperative wildlife conservation, outdoor education and humanitarian programs, with the SCI Foundation and other conservation groups, research institutions and government agencies, empowers sportsmen to be contributing community members and participants in sound wildlife management and conservation. Visit the home page or call (520) 620-1220 for more information.

Nelson Freeman,