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
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).About SCI Chapters
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…
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.…
Safari Club International opposes an anti-hunting bill that, if it became law, would end hunting of grizzly bears in the United States. A hearing has been scheduled for that bill this week. In another long shot bid to restrict hunting, Congressman…
SCI opposes a proposed ESA listing of giraffes because it is a bad bargain for the giraffe. Safari Club International opposes the listing of giraffes under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Not only is listing unnecessary, but it would likely harm…
Legislators in the Connecticut Assembly—members of a joint committee—have approved Senate Bill 20 to ban the import, sale or even possession of African elephants, lions, leopards, black/white rhinos and giraffes. The bill was introduced earlier…
Reminder To Register For Safari Club International Lobby Day in Washington, D.C. – Deadline Is Thursday, April 25.04/16/2019
SCI invites members from throughout the U.S. to participate in its annual Lobby Day on Thursday, May 9, 2019. Meet with supportive leadership and the elected officials who can make the changes for all hunters in the United States. The deadline to…
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.
John Charles Anderson wrote three books about hunting in Africa, all of them now considered classics. His final book, The Lion and the Elephant is one of the hardest to locate in original condition. To this day, it is considered one of the best on…
The .303 Savage is not a cartridge that gets a lot of ink these days. You’d think it would, if for no other reason than it’s a contender for the title of “first American smokeless commercial” round. The .30-30 Winchester usually gets the nod, but…
Unless you’ve been under a rock, you’re probably aware of the Mauser M18. Unveiled at the 2018 SHOT Show, the rifle made a massive impression on the shooting public. Built to compete with the U.S. entry level rifles from Ruger and Savage, the M18…
The new Stealth Cam G34X takes the performance of trail cameras to the next level. The G34X advances the G34 Pro platform with its new 26 Megapixel resolution, providing unparalleled clarity in still imaging and video capture. Featuring a 16:9 wide…
Editor's Note: Jason Roussos, President of the African Professional Hunters’ Association responds to the outcry and outrage from the rabid anti-hunting organizations regarding hunting in Africa and the need for scientific management programs to…
At its February meeting, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Commissioners passed new deer hunting rules that take effect starting with the opening of archery and crossbow seasons in Zone A on Aug. 3, 2019. Annual statewide bag…
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.
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.
2013 Youth Safari Day Comments
More than 4,000 youth and their parents attended the 15th Annual Youth Safari Day. Here are just some of the comments.
Bear Dog Race
One of the events at the 2012 Youth Safari Day was a dog swim to show that bear hunting hounds can swim long distances if necessary during a chase.