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

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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Congressional Amendment Threatens African Wildlife Conservation

06/19/2019

Safari Club International strongly opposes Representative Vern Buchanan’s (R-FL-16) amendment to H.R. 3055, an appropriations rider which would prohibit the import of sport-hunted elephant and lion from Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. “We strongly…

CBS News Originals Covers Truth About Hunting

06/12/2019

Last week, CBS News Originals aired a segment titled “Trophy Hunting: Killing or Conservation” featuring a number of hunters and wildlife conservancy managers who detail the crucial role hunters and hunting revenue play in funding antipoaching…

Tanzania to Auction Hunting Concessions

06/10/2019

Editor's Note: TAWA has released updated information including extensions for foreign bidders to have enough time to meet the requirements. This additional information can be found here.   The Tanzania Wildlife Management Authority (TAWA) has…

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…

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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

This Newfie Wilderness Hunt For Moose Is The Affordable Adventure-Of-A-Lifetime

06/19/2019 Hunt Forever

Francis Mest took this beautiful Continental black bear while hunting moose in a Newfoundland.Editor’s Note: Love real wilderness hunting? Francis D. Mest recently filed this hunt report on a moose adventure that is affordable, challenging and…

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SCI’s Kim Rhode Heads To Pan Am Games

06/18/2019 Hunt Forever

World shotgun champion Kim Rhode is a Life member of both SCI and Sables. Photo courtesy of ISSF.SCI and Sables Life member Kim Rhode continues to compete and win at the world level in shooting where she has been a dominant force for nearly 23 years…

Guns & Hunting

Art Of the Gun & King Of Beasts Showcased in Reno During Convention

06/17/2019 Hunt Forever

Fine guns and fine art go hand-in-hand with the sporting lifestyle that many SCI members enjoy. During the Safari Club International convention to be held in Reno Feb. 5 – 8, 2020, the Nevada Museum of Art will have two priceless exhibitions for…

Guns & Hunting

Château de Laplanque Offers Quality Hunting Alongside a Cultural Family Experience

06/14/2019 Hunt Forever

Château de Laplanque is a 13th Century castle in southern France offering hunts and French countryside excursions.Editor’s Note: All hunters have different needs and expectations, which is why one hunting experience can be perfect for one hunter and…

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Iowa Chapter Provides 60,000 Meals To Needy

06/13/2019 Hunt Forever

SCI President-Elect Steve Skold, left, and Nels Spevak are shown with a huge bison.What started out in 2003 as a modest donation of 400 pounds (about 1,600 meals) of ground buffalo for the Iowa Chapter has now grown to almost 60,000 meals in a short…

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SCIF Pathfinder Committee Awards Elk Hunt for Terminally Ill Child

06/12/2019 Hunt Forever

Attention Members – Jackie Bartels Memorial Pathfinder Youth Hunts are Available this Fall! Three Pathfinder Youth Hunts, two deer hunts and one premiere elk hunt, will be awarded to terminally ill or disabled youth who are 21-years or younger.  It…

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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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