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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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Safari Club International Leads The Charge Against Anti-Hunting Legislation

07/17/2019

SCI, in coordination with 31 other sportsmen’s groups, sent the following letter to Congressmen Raul Grijalva and Rob Bishop, Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Natural Resources Committee. The letter expresses strong opposition to H.R. 2245…

Chip Hunnicutt Named SCI Director Of Marketing And Communications

07/09/2019

Chip Hunnicutt has been named Safari Club International’s Director of Marketing and Communications, effective July 8.  In his role, he will oversee SCI’s marketing efforts and SCI’s many communications outlets. Hunnicutt has a history of success in…

Benjamin J. Cassidy Named SCI Director Of Government Affairs

07/09/2019

Benjamin J. Cassidy has been named Safari Club International’s Director of Government Affairs, effective July 8.  In his role, he will oversee SCI’s Government Relations, Legal Advocacy and International Affairs Departments. Cassidy joins SCI from…

USFWS Proposes Expansion Of Refuge Hunting

06/28/2019

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has posted a proposed rule change in the Federal Register, which will increase hunting and fishing opportunities on dozens of National Wildlife Refuges. The rule proposes to open seven refuges to hunting for the…

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…

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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

SCIF Mountain Goat Hunt Sweepstakes

07/17/2019 Hunt Forever

Here's your chance to win a late-season, 7-day yacht-based mountain goat hunt with Parker Guide Service in Alaska’s Tongass National Forest in beautiful Southeast Alaska. Proceeds benefit SCI Foundation wildlife conservation and outdoor education…

Guns & Hunting

Mongolian Ibex Odyssey

07/16/2019 Hunt Forever

After peering through my scope for more than 20 minutes at the sleeping Altai Ibexes, the strain was blurring my vision. We had watched this group of rams for almost four hours, waiting for the patriarch to stand long enough for a shot. When he…

Guns & Hunting

Rigby Releases New Limited Edition W.D.M. Bell Highland Stalker Rifle

07/15/2019 Hunt Forever

Paying homage to iconic British adventurer Karamojo Bell, London gunmaker John Rigby & Co. has released a new limited edition ‘W.D.M. Bell’ model of their Highland Stalker rifle. The African big game hunter is celebrated worldwide as an…

Dangerous Game

Dugga Boys Zambia Safari

07/12/2019 Hunt Forever

We headed into the African bush with the pothole paved road giving way to gravel and then seasonal dirt tracks.  Bridges?  Who needs bridges?  Along the same way the few electrical poles disappeared too.  People walked or road bicycles.  Villages…

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SCI Represented At Annual Congressional Clays Shoot

07/11/2019 Hunt Forever

Shown here, left to right, during the Congressional Clays Competition are Rep. Billy Long (R-MO), SCI CEO Laird Hamberlin, SCI State Government Relations staffer Cyrus Baird, SCI President-Elect Steve Skold and SCI Committee Co-Chair Nelson Freeman.…

Guns & Hunting

Remington's Model 7 & 783

07/10/2019 Hunt Forever

Remington’s latest iteration of its Model Seven features an H-S Precision stock that pares weight down to 6 pounds.For many years now my all-time favorite deer rifle for hunting whitetails anywhere in the east has been Remington’s Model Seven. Most…

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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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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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