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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CA Hunters: Help Defeat Anti-Hunting Legislation

04/12/2018

SCI urges all hunters to act today and tell their state Senator to oppose Senate Bill 1487. If enacted, the bill will prohibit the importation into and possession in California of several specified species, including their parts, of game animals…

South Africa Hunting Update

03/08/2018

Following a recent vote in the South Africa Parliament involving expropriation of land, SCI members have asked how this might affect current or future plans for safaris.SCI advises members who have arranged for safaris in South Africa to keep in…

SCI Members: Please Contact your U.S. Senators Immediately! Ask them to support S.2135 -- the "Fix NICS" Act

02/27/2018

NICS or the National Instant Criminal Background Check System is in need of improvement.  The NICS is used by Federal Firearms Licensees (FFLs) to instantly determine whether a prospective buyer is eligible to buy firearms. It is essential that…

SCI President Paul Babaz Speaks Out Against Calls For More Gun Control

02/23/2018

Hunters Unite!             Safari Club International’s mission is to protect the freedom to hunt and to promote wildlife conservation worldwide. The operative word about hunting in that mission is “freedom.” This includes the equipment needed to…

Interior Secretary Zinke Helps Conservation, Hunting In The West

02/12/2018

Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke has signed an order that will help both wildlife and hunting throughout the Western United States.            At an expo in Utah, Secretary Zinke signed Secretarial Order 3362 that seeks to improve wildlife…

SCI President Babaz Nominated For NRA Board

02/06/2018

Safari Club International President Paul Babaz has been nominated to serve on the Board of Directors of the National Rifle Association of America. Babaz, a lifelong hunter and shooter, understands the importance of linking all facets of 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. 

International

Trophy Hunting Is The Solution To Conserving Africa’s Wildlife

03/08/2019 Hunt Forever

Public discussion of how trophy hunting fits into the wildlife situation in Africa has been triggered again with an editorial in Africa Geographic entitled: “Trophy hunting in Africa is in decline, and no longer pays its way.” Such a suggestion is…

Guides & Outfitters

When A Mountain Lion Hunting Guide Saw Spots

03/08/2019 Hunt Forever

The saga of a Jaguar surprise – and then some... Hunters hunt because that’s what we do and who we are. When we hunt, we are part of nature rather than simply observers of it. Warner Glenn is a hunter, a guide. And he is a whole lot more. He has a…

Guns & Hunting

Pennsylvania Preliminary Statewide Bear Harvest Results

03/07/2019 Hunt Forever

Hunters during the final day of Pennsylvania’s statewide bear season harvested 365 bears, raising the 2018 statewide season harvest to 1,993 – a 10 percent increase compared to the 1,796 taken during the four days of the statewide season in 2017.…

Guns & Hunting

Whitetail Guessing Games

03/06/2019 Hunt Forever

When someone refers to me as a “professional hunter” it’s a lot like fingernails on a blackboard! The title of “PH” connotes long apprenticeship and proper licensing in far-off places. I’m just a gunwriter, and happy to be just that. However, I’ve…

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International Collaboration And Exchange Through Hunting With The Royal Swedish Chapter

03/05/2019 Hunt Forever

Driven hunt at Forsnas, Sweden, with the Royal Swedish Chapter and invited guests.In mid-December, the Regional Representative for North and Northwestern Europe (Area 41) and founder of the Royal Swedish Chapter of SCI, Mr. Anders N. Engstrom,…

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Safari Club Interview with Black Mambas Anti-Poaching Unit Founder Craig Spencer

03/01/2019 Hunt Forever

The founder of South Africa's highly acclaimed Black Mambas Anti-Poaching unit reveals his recipe for success in fighting poaching in South Africa's renowned Kruger National Park. His team of 32 women is winning the war to combat poaching and save…

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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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