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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SCI Members, Chapters Helping Rural Communities in Africa

Recently, SCI Members John and Judy Sholes returned to South Africa for a safari with Blaauwkrantz Safaris. They brought along a personal donation and a donation from their National Capital Chapter, Washington, D.C. that Blaauwkrantz used to repaint the local rural school, Palmiet River Junior School, in the Eastern Cape, South Africa.

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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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Michigan DNR Awards $100,000 In Upper Peninsula Deer Habitat Improvement Grants

04/24/2019 Hunt Forever

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has awarded a total of $100,000 in deer habitat improvement grant funding to a dozen entities for projects in the Upper Peninsula. The Deer Habitat Improvement Partnership Initiative is a competitive…

Conservation

Safari Club Interview with Zimbabwe's Rose Chikerema

04/23/2019 Hunt Forever

SCI's Marc Watts conducts a conservation conversation with Zimbabwe's leading ecologist and wildlife expert Rose Chikerema. They discuss wildlife, the country's successful conservation practices and the role hunters play in preserving survivability…

Guns & Hunting

Nebraska Mule Deer Receive Monitoring Devices

04/22/2019 Hunt Forever

A mule deer is released after being processed and fitted with a GPS collar. (Nebraskaland/Julie Geiser)One hundred and twenty mule deer does are wearing GPS monitoring devices for the second year of a research study designed to aid in the management…

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SCI Members Share Their Pride Of The Hunt

04/19/2019 Hunt Forever

Members of Safari Club International are proud of their achievements in the field and proud to share them with their fellow hunters. They have entered their successes into the SCI Record Book to document their hunting heritage and help create one of…

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Shotgun Tips - Trying To Do The Same Thing

04/18/2019 Hunt Forever

Accepting the variability swing to swing and shot to shot was a huge understanding for me as a shooter and as a coach! Knowing that I can’t make the same perfect move mount and shot every time I call pull, allows for me to let my subconscious take…

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Safari Club Interview with Tanzania's Imani Nkuwi

04/17/2019 Hunt Forever

SCI's Marc Watts conducts a conservation conversation with Tanzania's leading wildlife expert, Imani Richard Nkuwi. Mr. Nkuwi, a Director of TAWA, discusses with Watts how the 2014 importation ban on Tanzania lion and elephant trophies into the U.S…

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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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