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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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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2018 Election Analysis

11/13/2018

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…

Political Dirty Tricks In North Dakota Aim At Hunters

11/06/2018

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…

Animal Rights Groups Sue USFWS Over Hunt Permits

10/19/2018

Led by The Humane Society Of The United States, several animal rights groups filed a lawsuit in a federal district court in Virginia to order the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to post routinely elephant and lion trophy permit applications, the…

Botswana President Welcomes Duke Of Cambridge Recognition Of Hunting As Conservation

10/15/2018

British royalty is lending its voice to the choir singing the praises of trophy hunting as a conservation solution in Africa where anti-hunting eco-imperialists have dismissed the knowledge and ability of Africans to manage wildlife in their…

New Regulations, Protesters Fail To Hobble NJ Black Bear Hunt

10/09/2018

Despite a seemingly slow start Monday and a ban on hunting bears on state-owned land, the harvest numbers  on opening day of New Jersey’s black bear archery hunting season are up slightly from last year. The Whittingham station was also the focus…

Illegal Poaching Puts Giraffes At Risk In Africa

10/04/2018

Giraffes are among wildlife species adversely affected by increased illegal poaching in Botswana. This follows the banning of legal hunting there several years ago. The information was included recently during a presentation to the International…

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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

L. L. Bean Allagash Folding Knife

02/01/2019 Hunt Forever

Since the mid-1960s, the vast majority of big game hunters have preferred a folding lock-blade knife configuration. The reasons behind such a choice lie primarily in a shift in our style of hunting. Today, most hunters spend more time in some type…

State

North Dakota Completes Fall Mule Deer Survey

01/31/2019 Hunt Forever

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s fall mule deer survey indicated fawn production in 2018 was better than in 2017. Biologists counted 2,446 mule deer in the aerial survey in October. The buck-to-doe ratio of 43 bucks per 100 does was…

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SCI Broke No Laws At Convention

01/30/2019 Hunt Forever

Anti-hunters fired blanks last month when they took verbal shots at Safari Club International and its Convention exhibitors in a media blitz, alleging that a new Nevada law had been violated. “We are the good guys and through science-based…

Guides & Outfitters

Professional Hunter Spotlight - Don Patterson, Manuka Point Lodge

01/30/2019 Hunt Forever

“I was born to hunt and knew that fact right from my infant years,” says Don Patterson. That conviction led him to become a professional hunter.  In his youth, Patterson hunted ducks and big game with his father in the valley of his dreams, Rakaia…

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Alabama Hunters Take 144 Alligators Including 700 Pounder

01/29/2019 Hunt Forever

Alabama hunters harvested 144 alligators during the 2018 seasons with the heaviest weighing in at 700 pounds. A total of 260 tags were issued in the four hunting zones. The 700-pound gator measured 11 feet, 10 inches and was taken in the Southeast…

The 6.5 Comes Alive…Again

01/28/2019 Hunt Forever

: Old and new, left to right: 6.5x53R, 6.5x54 MS, 6.5x55 Swedish Mauser, .256 Newton, .260 Remington, 6.5mm Creedmoor. Of the older cartridges, only the 6.5x55 remains popular, but the Creedmoor is the most popular non-military 6.5mm cartridge the…

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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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SCI Corporate Sponsors

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

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