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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

Safari Club International Chapter In Partnership To Improve Public Land Access In Montana

The Great Falls, Montana chapter of Safari Club International joined with Lewis and Clark County Open Lands Program, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, the Land and Water Conservation Fund, Montana Fish and Wildlife Conservation Trust, Bass Pro Shops, The Conservation Fund, The Conservation Alliance and the Mule Deer Foundation in a project to purchase 442 acres of private land containing prime wildlife and riparian habitat.

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NJ Bear Hunt Begins, Protesters Change Tactics

10/24/2019

New Jersey’s annual archery bear season began on Columbus Day, October 14, with state-owned land remaining off limits to bear hunters. The political move to eliminate hunting on state land was imposed last year as a campaign promise fulfilled by…

Pennsylvania House Moves Closer Toward Allowing Sunday Hunting

10/22/2019

The Pennsylvania State House took another step this week toward ending the prohibition on Sunday hunting in the state when the Pennsylvania House Game & Fisheries Committee favorably reported out Senate Bill 147.  SB 147 will partially repeal…

SCI RESPONDS TO UK PARLIAMENT PROPOSAL TO BAN TROPHY IMPORTS

09/30/2019

Safari Club International has learned of an effort to fast-track an importation ban on many, if not all hunting trophies into the UK. The move was announced by the Minister for International Wildlife Zac Goldsmith. Under the new policy, hunters…

CECIL Act Passes House Natural Resources Committee

09/18/2019

H.R.2245 “Conserving Ecosystems by Ceasing the Importation of Large Animal Trophies Act” (CECIL Act) passed the House Natural Resources Committee today on a straight party-line vote, 19-16.  The CECIL Act now sits in waiting for a vote in the U.S.…

U.S. Fish And Wildlife Service Announces Expansion Of Hunting Opportunities

08/29/2019

U.S. Fish And Wildlife Service Announces Expansion Of Hunting Opportunities   The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has announced its final decision regarding new or expanded hunting opportunities on dozens of national wildlife refuges and…

SCI Announces New Hunter Advocacy Center

08/21/2019

Safari Club International, the leader in the defense of wildlife management, conservation and hunting access on public land, is excited to announce the SCI Hunter Advocacy Action Center, a new service to engage hunters in the ongoing effort to…

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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. 

Chapter Spotlight

Arkansas Chapter Helps Club After Flood

11/12/2019 Hunt Forever

In May, The Arkansas River Valley experienced historic flooding.  Excessive rains in the Oklahoma basin of the river forced the United States Corp of Engineers to release unprecedented volumes of water down the Arkansas. Of the many properties…

Guns & Hunting

Life-form Taxidermy – Realism, Beauty and Permanence

11/11/2019 Hunt Forever

Established in 1981, the company is a world-renowned taxidermy studio, with a dedicated staff of 85 providing top quality taxidermy and outstanding service to deliver life-like museum quality mounts. Native taxidermists specializing in African…

Guns & Hunting

Niihua – Hawaii’s Forbidden Island Offers Hunters A Traditional Hawaiian Experience

11/08/2019 Hunt Forever

Hunters vacationing or hunting in Hawaii may enjoy a unique opportunity on the private island of Niihua, the Forbidden Island, where time is said to have stood still. Purchased from King Kamehameha in 1864 by Elizabeth Sinclair, this island has…

State

Michigan Dept. Of Health And Human Services And DNR Remind Hunters About ‘Do Not Eat’ Deer Advisory Near Oscoda Marsh

11/07/2019 Hunt Forever

5-mile advisory area refined in 2019; updated map available online With archery hunting season beginning Oct. 1, the Michigan departments of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) and Natural Resources (DNR) are reminding hunters of the ‘Do Not Eat’…

Guns & Hunting

An Admission Of Addiction

11/06/2019 Hunt Forever

Image courtesy Rock Island Auction Co.One year ago, I attended my first Rock Island auction.  Last month, on the anniversary of that event, I attended my fifth auction, and it won’t be my last.  Some would call it an addiction, and that’s hard to…

Guns & Hunting

New Zealand Trophy Hunting Offers World Class Adventures

11/05/2019 Hunt Forever

Providing New Zealand’s finest red stag hunting has produced several former world records and there will be more. The red stag typically rut from mid-March through mid-May. At this time, they will also be in the roar. When a stag roars, it is a…

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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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November 2019

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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