Who We Are
Hunting is an ancient tradition passed down from the earliest times of man to the present day. Hunters participate directly in the natural world and care enough to make sure that it continues in all of its awesome beauty and diversity.
Safari Club International is a U.S.-based organization of more than 50,000 hunters dedicated to protecting the right to hunt and to promote wildlife conservation worldwide. Between SCI and its sister organization, the SCI Foundation, we have put more than $70 Million on the ground for conservation since 2000. In the U.S. and abroad, hunters are part of a system that keeps the rivers, forests and fields intact and maintains the wildlife.
Fighting for Hunting
Hunting is under constant attack by anti-hunters who introduce legislation and use the courts to stop hunting. SCI employs staff, contractors and volunteers in a team effort to fight for hunting. SCI operates in the U.S. Congress, in the state legislatures and wildlife commissions, in Canada, in the European Union and elsewhere internationally.Learn More
Safari Club International is the leading organization in the world standing in the gate to protect our right to hunt not only for future generations, but for this current generation as well.
Being part of SCI is my affirmative step of ensuring that the right to hunt is going to be there for my family for generations to come.
Man is born with a natural instinct to hunt and I will fight to keep that instinct alive and protect the freedom to do so for myself and for future generations.
Legal organized hunting is conducted on six continents by tens of millions of hunters each year. This hunting activity provides the funding for meaningful wildlife conservation worldwide.Learn More
North American Hunting
There are many diverse hunting opportunities in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Thanks to hunters, many species of wildlife there have been brought back from the brink of extinction.Learn More
SCI Members, Chapters Helping Rural Communities in Africa
Recently, SCI Members John and Judy Sholes returned to South Africa for a safari with Blaauwkrantz Safaris. They brought along a personal donation and a donation from their National Capital Chapter, Washington, D.C. that Blaauwkrantz used to repaint the local rural school, Palmiet River Junior School, in the Eastern Cape, South Africa.About SCI Chapters
Safari Club International does not sell lists of its Convention exhibitors nor of its members. Beware of scurrilous scammers who are attempting to profit by offering to sell what they purport to be lists of SCI exhibitors and members. “We do not…
Interior Secretary Zinke will be leaving his post at the end of the month, according to a tweet sent out by the President early Saturday morning. In his tweet, President Trump said that Zinke "will be leaving the Administration at the end of the…
SCI and the NRA filed a Notice of Appeal in the case that will determine the validity of the delisting the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE) grizzly bear population. SCI and the NRA joined the State of Wyoming, that had already noticed its…
Safari Club International supports provisions in the Farm Bill, which is expected to be signed by President Donald Trump next week. In the final days of the 115th Congress, the 2018 Farm Bill Conference Report officially passed when the House voted…
Safari Club International (SCI) is serious about legitimate wildlife conservation and we are willing to use any platform available to sing the praises of the great things that are being accomplished around the world by hunters. With that in mind,…
Safari Club International joins hunters and others around the world in mourning the passing of former U.S. President George H.W. Bush, who also was an Ambassador Life Member of SCI. SCI’s President Paul Babaz issued the following statement to honor…
SCI maintains two blogs. Hunt Forever chronicles the exciting worldwide hunts SCI members take and covers subjects of importance to all hunters. First For Hunters chronicles SCI’s work to defeat anti hunting attacks.
Following more than 22 years of elk management and reintroduction efforts, 2018 marked Wisconsin's first managed elk hunt in state history. Not only are a few lucky hunters enjoying this unique experience, but they are finding success, too. "As…
Do you want to get better at sporting clays so you won’t be so embarrassed when attending a charity shoot? Do you want to get better at wingshooting because the last dove hunt you went on it took you seven boxes to harvest 15 doves? Well, everybody…
Okay, I admit it. I enjoy a pint of stout. Good old Guinness really is my favorite and, perhaps behind shamrocks and leprechauns, is Ireland’s most recognized product. These days I don’t indulge very often…sometimes life lessons are painful. I’ve…
By all measures, Safari Club International’s 47th Annual Convention in Reno, Nevada last week was a huge success, setting the stage for an even bigger and better Convention next year – don’t miss the biggest party in the hunting world to be held in…
The 2019 SCI Convention saw the emergence of a new professional hunters association. The Spanish Professional Hunters Association made its first appearance at the convention to gain some exposure to the world of the international hunter. According…
Jami Siebert (left) and Brad Jannenga (right) welcome the "Young Guns" to their second annual reception.Bringing in the next generation of leaders is important if SCI and SCI Foundation are to continue growing their impact into the future. On…
SAFARI is the premier magazine enjoyed by the international hunting community. It is where hunters turn to read about each other’s exciting hunts and to gain authoritative insight on premium destinations, services and equipment. This lavishly illustrated, bimonthly, coffee table magazine includes regular columns on professional hunters, reviews of guns and ammunition, shotgun shooting techniques and more. Each year, fully 50% of magazine content is dedicated to North American big game hunting. Approximately 30% covers hunting in Africa with the balance covering hunting in the rest of the world, upland birds and sport fishing. From the Arctic to Australia, California to Kamchatka, SAFARI Magazine has something for the international traveling hunter.View All Issues >
Safari Times is the news arm of SCI, presenting timely information of interest and importance to the organization’s members and all hunters. In addition to hunting, SCI Members are actively involved in local, national and international conservation projects, anti-poaching, wildlife management, outdoor education and legislation concerning wildlife and the freedom to hunt. Safari Times brings information on those subjects to SCI Members every month in a full-color tabloid-size format.View All Issues >
Hunter Pride is a FREE weekly e-newsletter delivered to subscribers’ inboxes that contains: Engaging and entertaining hunting articles, outdoor activities happening in communities around the world, hunting tips from Safari Club International's seasoned worldwide hunters, updates on conservation programs, alerts to legislation that threatens the hunting heritage and more. Stay connected to hunting tips, news, feature articles and information on the fight to retain and expand the freedom to hunt around the world by subscribing to Hunter Pride.Subscribe Now >
We invite you to attend SCI’s 47th Annual Hunters’ Convention at the Reno Sparks Convention Center, January 9 – 12. Reno is experiencing rapid growth and vast downtown revitalization, and is excited to show SCI all there is to experience while we are there.
Once again SCI members are sharing their successful hunts from all over the globe. The data they provide in their Record Book entries helps compile one of the largest databases of information on sustainable species in the world.
Reno - Tahoe Welcomes SCI In 2019
The 2019 SCI Convention returns to Reno, Nevada for the first time in 6 years! Take a look at the new and exciting changes that you can experience in January!
Sustainable Use Hunting In Zimbabwe
Rose Mandisodza-Chikerem, Chief Ecologist for Zimbabwe’s Parks and Wildlife Management Authority, explains the role of hunters in the fight against poaching as well as the importance of sustainable use hunting and how it has made Zimbabwe a “wildlife winner.”
2015 SCI Lobby Day
SCI's Annual Lobby Day was a rousing success! This year saw a 23 percent increase in the number of SCI Members participating resulting in SCI having 20 percent more meetings. Overall, SCI met with a third of Congress in one day to express our concerns for hunting related issues.
Namibian PH on Rhino Conservation
Dries Bronner of Jamy Traut Safaris in Namibia discusses the importance of conserving the white rhino and what this professional hunting outfit is doing about it.
2014 AZ SCI Junior Deer Hunt
The Arizona SCI Chapter hosted its eighth annual Junior Deer Hunt in Units 36a and 36b. More than 40 kids registered for the event this year.
Hunting With a Suppressor
Suppressors are legal to own in most states, and many states allow them for hunting. A suppressor does not "silence" a shot, but makes it possible to hunt safely without hearing protection. They also reduce recoil.