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SCI Litigation Update - Fighting for Hunters

The Truth About SCI’s
Elephant Importation Lawsuit

By: Anna Seidman

Over the past several months, SCI has aggressively pursued litigation against the federal government, challenging the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s decision to ban the importation of sport-hunted elephants from Zimbabwe and Tanzania.

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Blue Bag Program (Safari-Care Bags)

Blue BagMuch of the SCI’s budget is dedicated toward assistance for those who are less fortunate. Internationally, SCI is increasingly recognized not only for its support of hunting and conservation but also for its humanitarian efforts. The Blue Bag program assists in continuing this positive regard for SCI. 

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American Wilderness Leadership School

AWLSNestled in the beautiful Bridger-Teton National Forest near Jackson, Wyoming, the American Wilderness Leadership School (“AWLS”) provides the perfect atmosphere for educational programs. Established in 1976 with the vision of providing educators with a useful hands-on experience that they can bring home to their classrooms, AWLS has provided an accredited wildlife management program for 5,473 primary and secondary teachers. The school offers six dates each summer for these fun and exciting eight-day sessions. Some of the topics covered include wildlife conservation and management, endangered species and outdoor ethics, ecosystems, economic contribution of sportsman in conservation, outdoor survival and the shooting sports – firearm safety, shotgun, rifle, and archery. Participants also enjoy a whitewater rafting trip on the Snake River.

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Thomas Kooistra

City of Residence: City of Wyoming

Employment: City of Wyoming

Hobbies: Softball

Member Since: 1995

Board Positions(s): Past Board Member

Introduced: 15, Father

Continent(s) Hunted: North America, Asia & Europe

Favorite Trophy: Alti Ibex

Memorable Hunt: Marco Polo sheep, because of where we were, altitude, etc.

Favorite Species to Hunt: The next one.

Want to Hunt: Bongo

Advice: Enjoy yourself, don't worry about a timetable, you are on vacation.

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Membership in the Safari Club is the life blood of our Club’s future. The benefits of membership include access to all the resources, opportunities and camaraderie Safari Club has to offer and all local and national publications.

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