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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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Firearms Export Alert – Use of Form 4457 for Temporary Firearms Export!

11/18/2019

All SCI members who plan to travel with their firearms outside of the U.S. should be aware that there has been some recent confusion about U.S. Customs and Border Patrol’s (CBP) willingness to accept Form 4457 for the temporary export of firearms. …

SCI/SCIF At AWCF Meetings In Zimbabwe – A Report From The Field

11/13/2019

Charles Jonga, director of Zimbabwe’s community-based natural resource management program CAMPFIRE, reviewed the issues explored during a working session of community leaders at the 17th Annual African Wildlife Consultative Form held November 11 in…

African Wildlife Consultative Forum Kicks Off Meetings This Week

11/12/2019

The African Wildlife Consultative Forum (AWCF) held the first day of meetings on Monday, November 11. The meetings are being held in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Conservation leaders from around Africa are in attendance and working together to…

SCI CEO Addresses Professional Hunters Association Of South Africa

11/11/2019

Safari Club International’s CEO Laird Hamberlin addressed the Professional Hunters Association of South Africa (PHASA) during their AGM held in Bela Bela, South Africa on November 8. Hamberlin shared the four pillars of SCI/F – membership,…

Safari Magazine Wins Platinum Level MarCom Award – Again

11/04/2019

Safari Magazine has achieved the highest level in the 2019 MarCom Awards competition, which honors excellence in marketing and communication. There are three levels of awards: platinum (scores of 90-100), gold (80-89) and honorable mention (70-79…

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…

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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

The Allure Of African Specialized Game

11/15/2019 Hunt Forever

Recovery and therapy to repair the muscle tear would have to wait. Because at this moment about 400 yards ahead along the saddle and to the left back into the canyon was something rarely seen in the safari world. I knew it was extraordinary…

Guns & Hunting

Gordy & Sons Appointed Only Independent Holland & Holland Dealer In US

11/14/2019 Hunt Forever

Gordy & Sons has been appointed as the only independent dealer for historic British gunmaker Holland & Holland in the US. Founded in 1835, the luxury London-based gunmaker has excelled in making the finest bespoke shotguns and rifles,…

Guns & Hunting

Outdoor Edge Razor Pro Saw/Knife Combo

11/13/2019 Hunt Forever

While most hunters realize that a knife is an essential edged tool, only a few give the same credence to a bone saw. However, if you deal with big game field dressing, skinning and quartering, then you understand that there are occasions when a…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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