USFWS to Allow 20 Elephant Hunting Trophies from Zambia

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    USFWS to Allow 20 Elephant Hunting Trophies from Zambia

    Historic Elephant Announcement by Zambian Government at 2011 Safari Club International Convention

    Washington, DC – Safari Club International Foundation (SCIF) is pleased to announce that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) will allow the importation of 20 elephant hunting trophies annually from Zambia starting this 2011 hunting season. This historic announcement was made at the 2011 SCI Annual Hunters’ Convention in Reno, Nevada.

    “After years of collaboration, the FWS has made the determination that sustainable hunting of elephants will contribute to the enhancement of the survival of elephants in Zambia,” said SCI Foundation President Joseph Hosmer. “As a form of sustainable-use, hunting is a key component of wildlife conservation and management worldwide. The SCI Foundation is very proud to be part of the announcement.”

    A formal exchange between the FWS and the Zambian government was made on Thursday, Jan. 27 in conjunction with the SCI Foundation Department of Science-based Conservation and Research. The finding of enhancement by the FWS is a conclusion reached after many years of information sharing, including government to government meetings facilitated at the SCI Convention and the African Wildlife Consultative Forum (AWCF).

    Underwritten by the SCI Foundation, the AWCF convenes African governments, world renowned wildlife biologists, professional hunter associations and leading conservation NGOs to share information and discuss current wildlife management issues.

    Contact: Nelson Freeman at media@safariclub.org


    Source: Safari Club International Foundation (SCIF)

    The SCI Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization that funds and manages worldwide programs dedicated to sustainable science-based wildlife conservation, outdoor education and humanitarian services, including such programs as Sportsmen Against Hunger, Sensory Safari, Safari Care, Disabled Hunter, the American Wilderness Leadership School, Becoming an Outdoors Woman & More and Youth Education Seminars (YES) Outdoors. Visit www.safariclubfoundation.org for more.
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    Great news!
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    That is great news! I bet those will be an expensive 20 elephants!
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    That is a good start. Any idea on how they are going to distribute the tags? lottery maybe, or grease.
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    It's nice to see the USFWS do something right for once! Great news!
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    I am with you guy’s that is great news, there are some friend of mine hunting up there that are going to be even happier!

    Best Regards
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    Thank you SCIF.:victory:
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    This is great news from the USFWS !!
    Another reason every hunter should be a member of SCI. Great job SCI !!

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