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.
Fighting for Hunting
Hunting is under constant attack by anti-hunters who introduce legislation and use the courts to stop hunting. SCI employs staff, contractors and volunteers in a team effort to fight for hunting. SCI operates in the U.S. Congress, in the state legislatures and wildlife commissions, in Canada, in the European Union and elsewhere internationally.Learn More
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.About SCI Chapters
On March 18, Canada joined dozens of countries in closing its borders to all foreign nationals, with the only exception being trade-related travelers from the United States. Canadian and US officials have agreed to close the shared border to all non…
Image SCI ESTABLISHES COVID-19 CHAPTER SUPPORT TASK FORCE As we settle in to the new reality brought on by the COVID-19 crisis, we want to let you know what we are…
The Government of Namibia has declared a State of Emergency to combat the spread of COVID-19 within its borders. With a handful of confirmed cases in Windhoek, Namibia has joined other hunting destinations in implementing a 30-day travel ban on…
Court Sides with Safari Club International in Dismissing Legal Challenge to Delisting of the Louisiana Black Bear02/10/2020
(Photo Courtesy of Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries) A U.S. federal district court in Washington, D.C. has dismissed a case challenging the removal of the Louisiana black bear from the federal threatened and endangered…
Donald Trump Jr. Helps SCI Top Its 48th Annual Convention With A Record Auction To Benefit Education02/10/2020
Safari Club International ended its annual Convention in Reno, Nevada this year on a star-studded high note. Highlighting the evening, with the help of Donald Trump Jr., was a record $340,000 raised at auction to benefit the SCI Foundation…
Image Safari Club International, the leader in defending the freedom to hunt and promoting wildlife conservation worldwide, is pleased to announce an endorsement…
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.
This big, old eland bull is massive. The Lupo .30-06 handled the task with ease and Hornady’s 180-gr. GMX bullet performed flawlessly. For once, our plan was working to perfection. The wind drifted gently in our face and the sun setting…
I am reflecting on what a great SCI convention we had and in particular, Thursday’s Night of the Hunter. We had two true professionals entertain us. My personal thanks to Jim Shockey and J. Alain Smith for an excellent awards ceremony.…
This marked the inaugural year youth activities were provided as part of SCI’s annual convention. Inspired by a young SCI convention goer from the previous year, a youth activities tent was designed and developed by SCIF’s Education…
With either of these two tools from Smith’s Abrasives you can sharpen a knife in seconds, not minutes. Every knife owner will be faced, sooner or later, with a constantly dulling blade edge. When this presents itself, if steps aren’t taken…
We had been glassing the thickly covered terrain all morning looking for a big kudu bull and had not spotted any yet, when my eye caught a glimpse of black in the shade of a large camel thorn tree. I pulled the binoculars back to the dark shape.…
It’s ironic that while most of the tri-lug rifles available here come from overseas manufacturers, European hunters -- at least those who can afford them -- prefer straight-pulls like the Merkel, Blaser and Heym. What’s really interesting is the…
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.View All Issues >
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.View All Issues >
SCI News is a FREE weekly e-newsletter delivered to subscribers’ inboxes that contains: Updates on conservation programs, alerts to legislation that threatens our hunting heritage and more. Stay connected to news, feature articles and information on the fight to retain and expand the freedom to hunt around the world by subscribing to SCI News.Subscribe Now >
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.
2021 SCI Convention
Join Safari Club International in the Fight for Your Hunting Rights - Las Vegas, February 3rd - 6th
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.
Wildlife Management in Zimbabwe
Charles Jonga, Director of CAMPFIRE, explains the importance of wildlife management, including elephant hunting, to the communities of Zimbabwe.
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.
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.
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.