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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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SCI Opposes ESA Listing Of Giraffes

04/25/2019

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…

Flawed ‘Big 6’ Bill Passes Connecticut Assembly Committee

04/23/2019

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…

Senate Confirms Interior Secretary David Bernhardt

04/11/2019

Following a full Senate vote, David Bernhardt, President Donald Trump’s selection for Interior Secretary, was confirmed today. In a largely party line vote of 56 to 41, the Senate confirmation is the culmination of the Feb. 4 Presidential…

SCI President Babaz Responds To Anti-Hunting, Anti-Science Bill Introduced In U.S. House Of Representatives

04/11/2019

Safari Club International President Paul Babaz today issued a statement that points out the lunacy of a bill that has been introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives that, if passed into law, would harm the very wildlife it purports to want…

Canadian Anti-Hunting Group Moves To Ban More Hunts In British Columbia

04/10/2019

Fresh off of the ill-advised ‘politically-correct’ move to ban the hunting of grizzly bears in 2017, the same animal rights group is urging the government to end the hunting of cougars, lynxes and bobcats. The Wildlife Defence League (WDL) has…

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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 Mountain Lion Hunt Is Tougher Than Climbing Mount Rainier, But Oh So Rewarding

09/12/2019 Hunt Forever

SCI member Brent Jacobsen has climbed both Mount Rainier and Mount McKinley and says his Colorado mountain lion hunt challenged him more than either of those physical feats. Jacobsen hunted in Game Management Unit 33 on Horse Mountain, located in…

Guns & Hunting

Skin Game

09/11/2019 Hunt Forever

When hunting big game there are usually two knives in my possession­­–one general purpose and a secondary skinning knife. My rationale behind such a choice is having a dedicated skinner knife provides for far more efficient hide removal than…

Guns & Hunting

Rigby To Release New Caliber: The .416 Rigby No. 2

09/10/2019 Hunt Forever

More than two decades after the development of their last cartridge, London gunmaker John Rigby & Co. is set to release a new caliber, the .416 Rigby No. 2, which will be chambered in Rigby’s Rising Bite double rifles. Dr. Eckhard Stief, a…

Guides & Outfitters

Professional Hunter Spotlight - Chris McKinnon - Bonnet Plume Outfitters

09/09/2019 Hunt Forever

Chris loved the outdoors and hunting from his earliest memories. Mentored by his family, he began hunting and by age 16 was working at outfitting camps and at age18 began guiding.   He considered other careers but had an epiphany when he realized he…

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.416 - Best Bet For The Biggest Big Game

09/06/2019 Hunt Forever

Boddington and PH Mark Haldane with a Mozambique buffalo taken with a scoped Rigby Big Game in .416 Rigby.The morning air was chill as we poled silently down the channel, hearing the dawn chatter of birds and monkeys as we glided past palm islands.…

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Waterfowling Wonderland In Mexico

09/05/2019 Hunt Forever

Regardless where they are conducted in the world, bird hunting safaris truly are special. They afford a kind of relaxed, yet attentive, lifestyle and camaraderie that is unique to them. Hunters who have been on bird safaris know what I mean, and…

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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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