SCI Peru Chapter Helps Country Open First Big Game Hunting Season
This year will mark the first international hunting season in Peru in more than 40 years and this is thanks to the efforts of SCI, the International Affairs and Development Committed and the SCI Peru Chapter and local sport hunting organizations, all of whom are affiliated with SCI. The season goes from May 1, 2010 to Nov. 30, but while this is very limited season in regards to the number of species, it is a big step forward for conservation and sustainable management. A national conservation fee will be applied to all species taken by each hunter. For those interested in traveling to Peru, it is strongly encouraged that hunters contact the Peru Chapter to learn more about outfitters and huntable species. www.sciperu.org. The full listing of hunting regulations can be found at www.sciperu.org/documents/anuarioperu2010.pdf or www.cazaperu.com.
Space Available For AWLS 2010 Summer Workshops
Educators Learning about the Role of Hunters in Conservation: Consider sponsoring an educator to the SCIF American Wilderness Leadership School this summer. Tuition for an 8-day conservation/shooting sports program is $900 per person includes instruction, lodging, food and ground transportation to and from the airport. Sponsor educators working in parks and recreation programs, nature centers, elementary or secondary school teachers, librarians, or anyone working with youth. Each educator can reach thousands of students with the SCI conservation message. A recent survey of 2009 AWLS graduates demonstrates that they shared the SCI conservation message with their students, they participated in one or more shooting sports activity and they gained an understanding of how hunters’ license fees pay for wildlife management programs. Many said AWLS was a life-changing experience. Click here for an application: or call the SCIF Education Department at 1-877-877-3265.
Shooters Given Nine Tips To Tread Lightly On Public And Private Land
Ogden, UT – -(AmmoLand.com)- The nonprofit organization Tread Lightly!, in partnership with some of the nation’s most influential shooting sports organizations, has released nine tips to help shooters minimize their impact on the environment. The tips are part of a recent public awareness campaign developed to help shooters and hunters keep their access open by encouraging proper environmental and social behaviors. The multifaceted campaign is called Respected Access is Open Access. http://bit.ly/a5lIc2.
Uganda Wildlife Authority Confirms Sitatunga Hunting
(EturboNews.com) – Recent reports about the Sitatunga gazelle now being officially on the hunting list were confirmed last week by the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA), causing the predictable outcry among conservationists on one side, while those in favor of hunting considered it a step to open up hunting in the entire country and hoped for hunting blocks or areas to be established as concessions. There is among the more mature conservationists, however, still the concern about game numbers, which prompted at least some of them in communications to voice their concern, if not outright demand, that this MUST be ascertained first before hunting for any species should be granted. There is also a group categorically opposed to the consumptive use of wildlife, despite this being embedded in the amended Wildlife Act under “wildlife use rights.” http://bit.ly/9W6tat.
Idaho At Forefront Of Collaboration On Public Land Use
(Idaho Statesman Online) – Private property rights advocate Fred Grant said he lost longtime friends over his willingness to sit down with environmentalists and forge a bill to protect the Owyhee Canyonlands and the ranching culture. But the 2009 law that established a science-review process, money for ranchers, more than 517,000 acres of wilderness and 315 miles of wild rivers was worth the effort, he said. “I don’t think there is anybody I trust more than the conservationists on the Owyhee Initiative Board,” Grant said. Similar collaborations have changed the dynamics of public land management across the American West, speakers said at a conference Saturday convened by the Andrus Center for Public Policy at Boise State University. Successes in the Owyhees and in the Henrys Fork of the Snake River basin, along with ongoing efforts in the Payette and Clearwater national forests and in Lemhi County, are putting Idaho at the forefront of a national shift from confrontational conservation to collaboration. It comes at a time when climate change is causing rapid changes on the land, increasing the call for restoring forests, range and watershed health, said U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell. For more, read HERE or http://bit.ly/a5O7Ho.
SCIF Humanitarian Services Promotion
The Humanitarian Services 2009-2010 Chapter Promotion For $2,500 will end on May 31, 2010. If a chapter has undertaken any as unreported projects in the realm of the Disabled Hunter, SafariCare/SafariWish, Sensory Safari or Sportsmen Against Hunger programs since July 1, 2009, please submit the 250 to 300-word reports and high-resolution photographs to Humanitarian Services Manager Eva Wilson (email@example.com) no later than May 31. The four chapter winners will be notified in early June.
For submissions to be considered for the Humanitarian Services Quarterly Newsletter in 3-D, the photos must be very high resolution. Consult Eva or Page 36 of the April 2010 newsletter for photo submission guidelines.
The 2011 Convention Panel Promotion will continue through October 31, 2010.