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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W. Laird Hamberlin Named SCI CEO

03/04/2019

W. Laird Hamberlin, longtime member of Safari Club International, has been named SCI’s Chief Executive Officer, effective April 1.  He succeeds Richard M. Parsons, who will serve as his deputy during a transition period. A businessman known for…

Act Now To Help Reopen Hunting In Botswana!

02/28/2019

The government of Botswana is considering reopening hunting there but is being attacked by anti-hunting eco-imperialists who want the 2014 hunting ban to continue. You can help by going to the Botswana Facebook page and voicing your support: https…

Botswana Panel Recommends Lifting 2014 Hunting Ban

02/26/2019

In a widely publicized meeting on Thursday, Feb. 21, a group of government ministers presented a recommendation to the President of the Republic of Botswana to lift the four-year moratorium on hunting in that country.  The President has not issued…

Custodians Of Professional Hunting And Conservation Issue News Release To Set The Record Straight

02/25/2019

In an effort to address misstatements regarding the founding of Custodians of Professional Hunting and Conservation (Custodians), the organization issued a news release outlining the events leading to its establishment. The primary issue, according…

Baird Joins SCI Government Relations Staff

02/19/2019

(Washington, D.C.) - Safari Club International has named Cyrus Hunter Baird as the new Regional Manager of Government Relations - State, succeeding Jeff Patchen. His first day will be March 4th. Baird comes to SCI from the Council to Advance…

Safari Club International Statement on the Passing of Congressman John Dingell

02/08/2019

John Dingell, Jr. of Michigan served in the U.S. House of Representatives from his first election in 1955 until 2015—an incredible six decades—making him the longest serving Member of Congress in U.S. history. Throughout his life and Congressional…

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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. 

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Sponsor An Educator To Attend AWLS Through SCIF Sables Chapter Matching Grants

05/20/2019 Hunt Forever

Have you ever considered sponsoring or requesting a chapter matching grant to fund an educator from your community to attend one of the six workshops scheduled at AWLS this summer?  Our goal is to fill every seat in each workshop, which holds a…

Guns & Hunting

The .375 Ruger: Best of Runners-Up?

05/17/2019 Hunt Forever

Its wide selection of loads and worldwide availability keep the .375 H&H “queen of medium bores.”You can’t replicate the age and field record of the .375 H&H. But improve upon it? When my first softpoint struck, the hunt was over. But in…

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Bear Edge Camo Assisted Lockback Knife

05/16/2019 Hunt Forever

Bear & Sons Cutlery has introduced the new Bear Edge Camo Assisted Lockback knife. Designed for easy boot or pocket carry, the 61120 delivers performance and comfort that EDC users expect in a lightweight folder. Built around a lightweight…

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SWAROVSKI OPTIK Integrates Digital Intelligence Into Its New dS Riflescope

05/15/2019 Hunt Forever

  Swarovski Optik has developed a “smart” riflescope with the dS. It provides hunters with intelligent support and represents a completely new generation of riflescope. This product highlights the optical features of a conventional riflescope and…

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LHAS Announces Grant Recipients

05/14/2019 Hunt Forever

The Safari Club International Life Hunter Advocate Society has announced three grant fund recipients for 2018/2019. Grants total $43,000. Recipients are: TV series/Classroom Curriculum – American Legacy Hunter Marketing and Advocacy Project: Amount…

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Bullets For The Biggest Game

05/13/2019 Hunt Forever

elephant hunting, you often must get very close in thick cover to properly judge the ivory. Even in meat hunts and ‚ÄúPAC‚Äù (problem animal control) you often have to get very close to be certain you have the correct animal targeted. Close is good…

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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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