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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CHAPTER SPOTLIGHT

Washington Metro Chapter Event A Success

More than 180 members and dignitaries attended the Washington Metro Chapter’s 18th annual Conservation Dinner and Auction fundraiser May 7. Among those attending were, from left, SCI Vice President Jeff Kimbell, Dr. Stuart Ross (Washington Metro Chapter Board member), Sen. Mike Rounds (R-SD), Amy Callender (Washington Metro Chapter Board member), incoming SCI President Steve Skold, Mallory Timmerman and Christopher Timmerman (Washington Metro Chapter President).

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Father And Son Professional Hunters Shot By Accident While On Anti-Poaching Patrol In Zimbabwe

03/15/2016

Officials in Zimbabwe today continued their investigation into the apparent accidental shooting deaths of a professional hunter father/son team as they participated in an anti-poaching patrol in that African nation Sunday. Dead are Claudio…

FWS Distributes $1.1 Billion to State Wildlife Agencies

03/09/2016

This past March, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service distributed $1.1 billion in revenues generated by the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration and Dingell-Johnson Sport Fish Restoration acts. The funding, derived from excise taxes paid by the hunting…

Namibian Professional Hunters Association Releases Position Paper

03/04/2016

The Namibian Professional Hunters Association (NAPHA) has released a position paper on the value of hunting as a conservation tool, addressing squarely the ongoing ideological battle between hunters and anti-hunters and the often emotion-…

Public Hearings Set For NC Temporary Black Bear Hunting Rules

03/04/2016

The North Carolina Wildlife Commission is holding five public hearings to take comments on proposed temporary rules regarding black bear hunting in North Carolina. The first proposed rule would extend the time that bears can be taken with the aid of…

Commission, U.S. Sens. Mccain, Flake: Grand Canyon Bison Management Plan Should Include State’s Hunters

03/04/2016

The National Park Service released a plan in February that calls for managing overpopulated bison herds within the Grand Canyon National Park through capture/removal, the use of sharpshooters and localized fencing around sensitive park resources.…

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes to Delist Yellowstone Grizzly

03/04/2016

Since at least 2006, SCI has advocated for the delisting of grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem from the threatened species list.  In 2007, the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) first delisted these bears,but litigation derailed…

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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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North Dakota Completes Fall Mule Deer Survey

01/31/2019 Hunt Forever

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s fall mule deer survey indicated fawn production in 2018 was better than in 2017. Biologists counted 2,446 mule deer in the aerial survey in October. The buck-to-doe ratio of 43 bucks per 100 does was…

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SCI Broke No Laws At Convention

01/30/2019 Hunt Forever

Anti-hunters fired blanks last month when they took verbal shots at Safari Club International and its Convention exhibitors in a media blitz, alleging that a new Nevada law had been violated. “We are the good guys and through science-based…

Guides & Outfitters

Professional Hunter Spotlight - Don Patterson, Manuka Point Lodge

01/30/2019 Hunt Forever

“I was born to hunt and knew that fact right from my infant years,” says Don Patterson. That conviction led him to become a professional hunter.  In his youth, Patterson hunted ducks and big game with his father in the valley of his dreams, Rakaia…

Guns & Hunting

Alabama Hunters Take 144 Alligators Including 700 Pounder

01/29/2019 Hunt Forever

Alabama hunters harvested 144 alligators during the 2018 seasons with the heaviest weighing in at 700 pounds. A total of 260 tags were issued in the four hunting zones. The 700-pound gator measured 11 feet, 10 inches and was taken in the Southeast…

The 6.5 Comes Alive…Again

01/28/2019 Hunt Forever

: Old and new, left to right: 6.5x53R, 6.5x54 MS, 6.5x55 Swedish Mauser, .256 Newton, .260 Remington, 6.5mm Creedmoor. Of the older cartridges, only the 6.5x55 remains popular, but the Creedmoor is the most popular non-military 6.5mm cartridge the…

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Support SCI President Paul Babaz For NRA Board

01/25/2019 Hunt Forever

SCI President Paul Babaz is once again running for the NRA Board. He was appointed to the NRA Board last year, but has to run again this year and he needs your votes. The NRA Board position was discussed with the SCI Board of Directors last week and…

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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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