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 (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…
The Bureau of Land Management recently released information outlining several areas of success in wildlife habitat enhancement and increasing access to public hunting land. The measures include: Restoration of 480,000 acres of sagebrush habitat on…
The U.S. House of Representatives today approved a bill that returns wolf management to states and is a step toward fixing flaws in the Endangered Species Act – something Safari Club International, on behalf of all hunters, has championed for years…
Tuesday’s midterm elections placed control of the U.S. Congress, several governorships and state legislative chambers in the hands of American voters. While final results are still being tabulated—and could be for several more days—there was a shift…
In arguably the most closely watched senate race in the country, one of the political parties decided they needed a little ‘boost’ to help their candidate. In an effort to suppress a key voting bloc in the state, the State Democratic party began…
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.
Hunters and other outdoor enthusiasts are encouraged to put on a bright orange article of clothing when they head afield in New Hampshire this fall. Wearing a fluorescent orange hat, vest or jacket makes you highly visible and is one of several key…
At a time when more kids are less connected with the natural world, a new television series is reshaping the image of our conservation heritage while promoting outdoor lifestyles in households and classrooms across the country. Last year, Safari…
As the Safari Club International 47th annual hunters’ convention nears, the final steps are being completed on the fifth and final rifle in the SCI World Heritage Rifle series. In fact, by the time this story is in print, the rifle will be complete…
Diamond Blade Knife honors legendary knife maker Robert “Bob” Loveless with the creation of the new Heritage fixed blade knife. A cross-canyon shot earned hunter Mike S. a trophy x7 Tule elk. Photo: Durwood HollisIf memory serves well, the Diamond…
It really doesn’t matter how much experience you have (or think you have). Hunting is a learning experience, and unfamiliar situations are just that. You can add conventional wisdom that abounds in our world…and isn’t always all that wise. Donna…
For seven years, the SCI Arkansas Chapter has sponsored the National Rifle Association’s Youth Hunter Education Challenge at both the state and national level. YHEC is training and mentoring the next generation of hunters. Youth compete in two age…
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.