November 14, 2008 "In The Crosshairs"

In The Crosshairs Newsletter

November 14, 2008

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SCI Foundation Hosts 7th African Wildlife Consultative Forum

SCI/F Vice-President Joe Hosmer and staff are currently leading SCIF's 7th African Wildlife Consultative Forum in Windhoek, Namibia. In attendance are representatives from 9 governments, 6 professional hunting organizations, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, CITES Secretariat, the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization, and several Non-governmental organizations. The Forum participants have focused on the conservation issues surrounding African Lions, as well as a host of other conservation issues in Southern and Eastern Africa. Look for a full report in your upcoming Safari Times.

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Europeans Issue Release on Regulations for Importing Hides and Skins

On November 5, 2008 the European Community issued a reminder on international health regulations for the import of animal hides and skins into Europe. The importation of hides, skins and game trophies must meet the appropriate health conditions stipulated by the European Community’s laws. Please visit the following websites for further information on these regulations:

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Safari Club International Foundation’s Sensory Safari to visit the 2009 Annual Hunters’ Convention

Safari Club International Foundation (SCIF) will bring the Sensory Safari, its most interactive exhibition and one of its top education programs, to students of the Washoe County School District of Reno, NV throughout SCI’s 2009 Annual Hunters’ Convention. SCIF’s Sensory Safari Trailer is a hands-on mobile exhibition with specimens of the world’s most incredible animals for students to enjoy. SCIF’s Sensory Safari exhibit will be stationed at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center’s north parking lot from January 21rd – 24th, 2009 from 10 AM. until 2 PM daily, weather permitting. All Washoe County School District principals will be offered an invitation for teachers and students to view the spectacular wildlife….Read the full release at

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The Sportsman Channel And Safari Club International Foundation's Sportsmen Against Hunger To Launch A Hunt.Fish.Feed. Tour

“New Berlin, Wisconsin - The Sportsman Channel (TSC) and Safari Club International Foundation's Sportsmen Against Hunger ™ are partnering to launch a Hunt.Fish.Feed. tour in 2008 and 2009. In each market, local area hunters will donate over 60 pounds of venison to provide a home-cooked meal to those who are less fortunate. The Sportsman Channel's Hunt.Fish.Feed. tour with Safari Club International Foundation kicks off in New York City on December 13, 2008 and ends in Washington, D.C. during the NCTA Cable Show on April 4, 2009. In an effort to bring awareness in the fight for hunger, The Sportsman Channel and SCIF have selected the following cities below whose population of homeless and poverty stricken individuals are the greatest according to the Institute for the Study of Homelessness and Poverty at the Weingart Center Association.” Please read the full details on event locations at

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Second Annual Wildlife Law Course For Lawyers To Be Held at the Safari Club International Convention in Reno

Safari Club International, in conjunction with the State Bar of Nevada, will be holding the second annual Wildlife Law Continuing Legal Education (CLE) course for lawyers at the 2009 Safari Club International Convention in Reno, Nevada. The CLE course will be held on Saturday, January 24, 2008 from 8:45 A.M. through noon at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa, 3800 S. Virginia Street, Reno, Nevada. The cost of attendance is $129.00. Attendees will be granted free admission to the SCI Convention for Saturday afternoon. Topics to be discussed include Climate Change Laws and Litigation; Participation and Standing in Wildlife Cases; The Role of Water in Wildlife Management and Conservation; and International Laws and Treaties. Attendance will be limited to 50 participants. Registration is being conducted by the State Bar of Nevada. To download the registration form, please go to and for additional information, please contact SCI Director of Litigation, Anna M. Seidman at

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Minnesota Youth Allowed Deer Hunt for First Time

“There's a new group of hunters among this season's deer hunt. Children as young as ten can now join their parents in the hunt for big game. It used to be that to shoot a deer, you needed to be 12-years-old and have completed a hunter education and firearms safety course. But this year, a law change means 10 and 11-year-olds, without that safety training, can now go hunting with a licensed adult, as long as that adult is right there, within arm’s reach, by their side. Young hunters accompanied by an adult are issued what's called an Apprentice Hunter Validation. It's good for just one year.” (Source: KARE 11 Online) Read the full article on Minnesota’s Apprentice Hunter Validation here.

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Coming up This Week on SCI’s Expedition Safari

SCI’s Expedition Safari T.V. takes you to Argentina this week for a red deer and wild boar adventure. Expedition Safari T.V. can now be seen on Outdoor Channel, Thursday at 7:00pm, Sunday at 11:00pm and Tuesday at 3:00pm. All times are Eastern, check your local listings or program guide for show times in your area.

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SCI Web Radio is On-Line and On the Air

SCI Web Radio presented by Global Rescue continues to have a new show every week. Host Jerry Evans will get you caught up on the latest news and notes from SCI and the world of hunting. Episodes are now divided into four segments for more convenient listening. Convention updates, interviews with hunters like Jim Shockey and Craig Boddington, and much more can all be found at