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.

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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.
Herb A.
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.
Louis C.
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.
Randall B.

International Hunting

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.

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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.

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CHAPTER SPOTLIGHT

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.

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Botswana Seeks To Change “Conservation Conversation” On Lifted Hunting Suspension

05/23/2019

By Barbara Crown   It is critical that the Conservation Conversation always include people as much as it does wildlife. This was the overarching message from Botswana Minister of Environment Natural Resources and Conservation and Tourism Onkokame…

Botswana Reopens Hunting

05/22/2019

The government of Botswana announced today that it will reopen hunting after a five-year suspension in big game hunting areas in that Southern African nation. A news conference to discuss details is set for tomorrow. “The ministry of Environment,…

Supreme Court Ruling Threatens Wildlife And Hunting

05/20/2019

In an opinion released today, the Supreme Court ruled that an 1868 treaty between the U.S. and the Crow Tribe could give members of that tribe the right to ignore state hunting regulations and engage in the unregulated take of game beyond the…

Carter Breaks Hip On Way To Turkey Hunt

05/13/2019

Former President Jimmy Carter, 94, fell and broke his hip while leaving his home to go turkey hunting today. He was reported recovering from surgery, which was termed successful. The former President said he was mostly concerned that the turkey…

Petition to Ban Bobcat Trapping and Hunting in Colorado Fails

05/13/2019

Last week, the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission unanimously denied a petition to ban all bobcat hunting and trapping. Safari Club International took swift action to ensure that the ill-conceived petition did not succeed. SCI reached out to…

Michigan House Floor Leader Awarded SCI's 2018 State Legislator Of The Year

05/13/2019

Safari Club International has recognized Michigan House Floor Leader Triston Cole as its 2018 State Legislator of the Year. Rep. Cole represents Michigan's 105th District, which includes Antrim, Otsego, Charlevoix, Montmorency and Oscoda counties.…

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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. 

Guns & Hunting

A 19 Year Goat Hunt

05/24/2019 Hunt Forever

It was 1997 when a fellow member of the Iowa SCI Chapter told me about his Colorado mountain goat hunt he had done as a do-it-yourself hunt the previous year.  He said all you need to do is request the sheep/goat hunt brochure from the state each…

International

A Life-threatening Stroke in South Africa

05/23/2019 Hunt Forever

On safari in the Eastern Cape Karoo region of South Africa in January 2016, Global Rescue members Missy and Geoffrey Corn were having the time of their lives. It was their fourth trip to Africa and the couple was looking forward to creating memories…

State

More Hunters Choose Wyoming For Elk Hunting

05/22/2019 Hunt Forever

Hunters seeking a western adventure continue choosing Wyoming to pursue elk. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department saw an increase in non-resident elk applications for the 2019 season. Nonresidents submitted 23,750 applications, a 2.9 percent…

Guns & Hunting

Sharpfinger

05/21/2019 Hunt Forever

Either Sharpfinger knife model (152OT bottom, 152T top) offers a solid combination of affordability and functional performance.There are some things that by design are functionally efficient without embellishment or constant change. This is most…

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Sponsor An Educator To Attend AWLS Through SCIF Sables Chapter Matching Grants

05/20/2019 Hunt Forever

Have you ever considered sponsoring or requesting a chapter matching grant to fund an educator from your community to attend one of the six workshops scheduled at AWLS this summer?  Our goal is to fill every seat in each workshop, which holds a…

Guns & Hunting

The .375 Ruger: Best of Runners-Up?

05/17/2019 Hunt Forever

Its wide selection of loads and worldwide availability keep the .375 H&H “queen of medium bores.”You can’t replicate the age and field record of the .375 H&H. But improve upon it? When my first softpoint struck, the hunt was over. But in…

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SAFARI Magazine

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.

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May June 2019

Safari Times

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.

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Hunter Pride

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.

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Add These Activities To Your Convention Experience!

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.

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SCI Members Share Their Hunter Pride!

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.

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SCI Hunt Auctions Sneak Peek

The 2019 SCI Convention is on the horizon and excitement is mounting for the return to Reno, NV. Auction donations are already starting to roll in and they are bigger and better than ever!

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SCI Members Show Their Hunter Pride

SCI Members are currently hunting all over the world, and they love to share their successes through their entries in the SCI Record Book.

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Local Hunting

Desert Bighorn Sheep Capture And Relocation

At one time, there were only about 500 desert big horn sheep in Arizona. Today, thanks to Arizona Game & Fish's (AZGFD) capture and relocation efforts, there are more than 5,000. Here, SCI's Marc Watts discusses with AZGFD's Raul Vega how the Department determines source populations, where to relocate sheep, how they are captured and the precautions taken to make sure Arizona's iconic sheep population remains healthy and growing.

International Hunting

Wildlife Management in Zimbabwe

Charles Jonga, Director of CAMPFIRE, explains the importance of wildlife management, including elephant hunting, to the communities of Zimbabwe.

International Hunting

How Zambia Manages Human Wildlife Conflict

Paul Zyambo, Zambia’s Director of National Parks and Wildlife, explains why it is important to conserve wildlife and how human/wildlife conflicts can be managed for the betterment of African communities.

International Hunting

Elephant Management Science

Rose Mandisodza-Chikerema, Chief Ecologist for Zimbabwe’s Parks and Wildlife Management Authority, shares the number of elephants in Zimbabwe and the science behind elephant management.

International Hunting

Safari Club Interview With Jaguar Expert Rocky McBride

Could trophy jaguar hunting be coming to Paraguay? Big cat expert Rocky McBride takes his case to Washington D.C. in hopes of making that a reality. "Green Hunting" of jaguars is permitted in Paraguay, but science, conservation and predator control are factors that could open the doors to larger scale hunting of this spectacular cat. In his latest "Conservation Conservation" SCI's Marc Watts and Rocky McBride discuss the current state of jaguar hunting.

International Hunting

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.”

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SCI Corporate Sponsors

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Jim Lenhart, Advertising Sales Manager.

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