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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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Inside-Hunting is a new member benefit that brings the best of hunting to you. Look to Inside-Hunting for news on travel, interesting hunts, unique outfitters and much more.

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CHAPTER SPOTLIGHT

Washington Metro Chapter Event A Success

More than 180 members and dignitaries attended the Washington Metro Chapter’s 18th annual Conservation Dinner and Auction fundraiser May 7. Among those attending were, from left, SCI Vice President Jeff Kimbell, Dr. Stuart Ross (Washington Metro Chapter Board member), Sen. Mike Rounds (R-SD), Amy Callender (Washington Metro Chapter Board member), incoming SCI President Steve Skold, Mallory Timmerman and Christopher Timmerman (Washington Metro Chapter President).

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Huge Victory Keeps Hunters’ Identities Confidential

08/15/2019

On August 15th, a D.C. federal district court agreed with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and SCI that Humane Society International (HSI) was not entitled to information about the identity of hunters who imported and exported trophies to and from…

World Prepares For Conference On International Trade In Endangered Species

08/13/2019

The 18th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) of CITES will meet in Geneva from August 17 – 28, 2019. “CITES works by subjecting international trade in specimens of selected species to certain controls. All import, export, re-export and…

United Arab Emirates Firm Banned From Hunting In Tanzania

08/12/2019

Tanzania has revoked Abu Dhabi- based Green Mile Safari’s hunting license for allegedly violating game hunting rules. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism claims the company violated several hunting regulations, including the killing of…

SCIF Conservation Manager Co-Authors Article On Namibia’s Guidelines For Tourism Income Distribution to Communities

08/07/2019

“Namibia’s environment minister has outlined plans to ensure that at least half of all income from tourism and hunting goes to local communities, and that strict ethics and social media guidelines are applied to hunting in the country,” said a…

Bipartisan Bill To Reduce Human-Predator Conflict Introduced in U.S. Senate

07/29/2019

U.S. Senators John Barrasso (R-WY), Tom Carper (D-DE), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), and Cory Booker (D-NJ) introduced S. 2194 to address the problem of human-predator conflict. S. 2194, The Promoting Resourceful and Effective Deterrents Against Threats Or…

House Committee Hearing on “CECIL Act” Attacks Hunters and Undermines Conservation Efforts

07/18/2019

Safari Club International vehemently opposes H.R 2245, the “Conserving Ecosystems by Ceasing the Importation of Large Animal Trophies Act” or “CECIL Act,” which was the subject of a hearing today in the U.S House of Representatives’ Natural…

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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

KAOKOLAND SAFARI

08/16/2019 Hunt Forever

Dan Baker, Boddington and Gladys Taggart with two beautiful Kalahari springboks, taken a few minutes apart in Kaokoland.When Dan Baker and Gladys Taggart bid on Jamy Traut’s auction package at our 2019 Convention, they knew they would be hunting in…

Guides & Outfitters

Ontario’s Bear and Moose Hunts in High Demand

08/15/2019 Hunt Forever

As Ontario’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) works through some tribulations over what moose and bear population numbers really are, the demand for these two big game species is at an all-time high. In 2014, Ontario saw the return…

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Northwoods Adventures Closes After 50 Years Of Service To Hunters

08/14/2019 Hunt Forever

Following the passing of its president, Northwoods Adventures announced it will close after 50 years of helping hunters realize their dreams. Gary D. Strasser Sr., President of Northwoods Adventures, passed away Jan. 23, 2019 at his home in…

Guns & Hunting

Rutland Redux

08/13/2019 Hunt Forever

Rutland’s new ChevCore laminate produces a chevron-like pattern unlike conventional laminates.Prior to August 2014 when a disastrous fire totally destroyed the Rutland Plywood factory in Rutland, Vermont, this company was virtually the sole supplier…

Chapter Spotlight

Arizona SCI Chapter Honors Member, Hunter Of The Year

08/12/2019 Hunt Forever

AZ Chapter Executive Director Bobby Boido (L) presents Member of the Year to George Alcorta (R)The Arizona Chapter honored two members at its annual fundraiser this year, recognizing their achievements at Outstanding Member and Outstanding Hunter.…

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The Russian Amur bear in Siberia

08/09/2019 Hunt Forever

It seemed like traveling to the end of the world for this rare subspecies of brown bear. I went to the majestic Land of the Siberian Tiger and the world’s largest forest. To get there, I flew over halfway around the world and back for incredible…

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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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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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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 2020 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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Within SCI

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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