Considering that the practice of the captive breeding of lions for the purpose of hunting has doubtful value to the conservation of lions in the wild, and considering that such hunting is not consistent with SCI’s criteria for estate hunting, the SCI Board has adopted the following policy:
SCI opposes the hunting of African lions bred in captivity.
This policy takes effect on February 4, 2018 and applies to hunts taking place after adoption of this policy and to any Record Book entry related to such hunts.
SCI will not accept advertising from any operator for any such hunts, nor will SCI allow operators to sell hunts for lions bred in captivity at the SCI Annual Hunters’ Convention.
Your outdoor activity is or will be on the list to ban!
Extremists have abandoned science based wildlife management and are using emotion to attack our hunting heritage.
Today, the attack is I-177 in Montana, but tomorrow it could be you! Your help is urgently needed to fight the extremists before that happens. Montana I-177 bans using public lands to harvest publicly owned wildlife by prohibiting trapping, a recognized form of wildlife management, to keep wolves, coyotes and other predatory animals in balance.
Passage of I-177 would:
Ban a wildlife harvest tradition that has existed for hundreds of years
Impose higher costs to the taxpayers of Montana
Negatively impact farmers and ranchers
SCI has established this special campaign to directly help Montana’s Outdoor Community. Even if you don’t live in Montana, your donation is important because your outdoor activity in your state could be next. Will you please make a donation now to help stop the extremists before they take away your outdoor heritage?