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 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.
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.
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.
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
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.About SCI Chapters
Public discussion of how trophy hunting fits into the wildlife situation in Africa has been triggered again with an editorial in Africa Geographic entitled: “Trophy hunting in Africa is in decline, and no longer pays its way.” Such a suggestion is…
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…
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…
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…
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…
(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…
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.
John G Millais came from an artistic and hunting family. He traveled throughout Africa studying the people, the country and the wildlife. He was an ardent hunter. His Nile book was the result of a trip to the Sudan and many of the remote districts…
Norma’s new ECOSTRIKE brings the latest bullet technology to create a lead-free projectile with better ballistic coefficients and more reliable terminal performance. ECOSTRIKE is a great choice for hunting medium and large game because it expands at…
Artists looking to have their work featured on a piece of history have until July 15, 2019 to submit artwork for the 2020 Wisconsin wild turkey, pheasant and waterfowl stamp design contests. The contest is open to anyone 18 years of age or older…
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.
Safari Club International Foundation (SCIF) is holding a sweepstakes for a seven-day Alaskan coastal black bear hunt for two lucky hunters to help fund ongoing SCIF conservation programs. Join Coastal Alaska Adventures aboard a fully-equipped 58-…
Four young kudu bulls in northern Namibia. All of these are too young, but they’re going to be nice bulls in a few more years. Despite ravages from rabies, Namibia has a lot of kudu and still produces very fine bulls.Back in the mid-1970s I devoured…
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.
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.
Comments From Youth Safari Day
A record crowd showed up for the 14th Annual Youth Safari Day. Everyone had a great time and learned a lot about conservation, hunting and shooting. Here is just some of the feedback from those who attended.
Determining Eye Dominance
Here's a quick and easy way to determine which eye is your dominant eye.
Reflections On Youth Safari Day
Dennis Anderson and Mike Raahauge reflect on the origins and results of Youth Outdoor Safari Day.
2012 Youth Outdoor Safari Day
Steve and his daughters share things they saw and liked most at Youth Outdoor Safari Day.