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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Reminder To Register For Safari Club International Lobby Day in Washington, D.C. – Deadline Is Thursday, April 25.

04/16/2019

SCI invites members from throughout the U.S. to participate in its annual Lobby Day on Thursday, May 9, 2019.  Meet with supportive leadership and the elected officials who can make the changes for all hunters in the United States. The deadline to…

Senate Confirms Interior Secretary David Bernhardt

04/11/2019

Following a full Senate vote, David Bernhardt, President Donald Trump’s selection for Interior Secretary, was confirmed today. In a largely party line vote of 56 to 41, the Senate confirmation is the culmination of the Feb. 4 Presidential…

SCI President Babaz Responds To Anti-Hunting, Anti-Science Bill Introduced In U.S. House Of Representatives

04/11/2019

Safari Club International President Paul Babaz today issued a statement that points out the lunacy of a bill that has been introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives that, if passed into law, would harm the very wildlife it purports to want…

Canadian Anti-Hunting Group Moves To Ban More Hunts In British Columbia

04/10/2019

Fresh off of the ill-advised ‘politically-correct’ move to ban the hunting of grizzly bears in 2017, the same animal rights group is urging the government to end the hunting of cougars, lynxes and bobcats. The Wildlife Defence League (WDL) has…

BC Antis Not Satisfied Banning Griz Hunts, Now It’s Wild Cats

04/10/2019

Fresh off of the ill-advised ‘politically-correct’ move to ban the hunting of grizzly bears in 2017, the same animal rights group is urging the government to end the hunting of cougars, lynxes and bobcats. The Wildlife Defence League (WDL) has…

PA Legislature Considers Bill To Allow Sunday Hunting

04/05/2019

Pennsylvania Senate Bill 147 would expand additional opportunities to all of Pennsylvania’s 1.4 million sportsmen and women by eliminating the outdated “blue law” that prohibits hunting on Sundays. Hunters often cite “lack of time” as one of the No…

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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. 

International

An Open letter from the President of the African Professional Hunters’ Association

06/03/2019 Hunt Forever

Editor's Note: Jason Roussos, President of the African Professional Hunters’ Association responds to the outcry and outrage from the rabid anti-hunting organizations regarding hunting in Africa and the need for scientific management programs to…

State

Florida’s New Deer Hunting Rules For 2019-20

06/03/2019 Hunt Forever

At its February meeting, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Commissioners passed new deer hunting rules that take effect starting with the opening of archery and crossbow seasons in Zone A on Aug. 3, 2019. Annual statewide bag…

Guns & Hunting

Parque Diana: One Of “Mr. Mac’s” Places

05/31/2019 Hunt Forever

Heather Smith, Gary Wells and Boddington with Wells’ huge red stag, taken on Parque Diana in Argentina’s Patagonia region.By the time SCI was started in 1973, founder C.J. McElroy (1913-2002) had hunted most of the places in the world…as our hunting…

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Inside-Hunting: New SCI Member Benefit Launches In June

05/30/2019 Hunt Forever

Safari Club International launches a new member benefit called Inside-Hunting with the June Issue of Safari Times, the monthly members-only newspaper that is available both in printed form delivered to members’ homes and online in the SCI website…

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SCIF Community-Based Hunting Program Helps Other Endangered Wildlife in Tajikistan

05/30/2019 Hunt Forever

Last year, SCIF began support for the conservation of wild Bukhara urial sheep in southwestern Tajikistan. Urial is a species that is vulnerable itself, threatened by poaching and intensive pressure from livestock grazing, but a community-based…

Guides & Outfitters

PH Spotlight - Graham Williams

05/29/2019 Hunt Forever

Graham Williams tagged along when his friend, Colin, booked a dangerous game hunt for banteng and buffalo and a chain of events producing unintended consequences began. His first shots stopped a wounded banteng at eight yards that was charging Colin…

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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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Local Hunting

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.

Local Hunting

Determining Eye Dominance

Here's a quick and easy way to determine which eye is your dominant eye.

International Hunting

Reflections On Youth Safari Day

Dennis Anderson and Mike Raahauge reflect on the origins and results of Youth Outdoor Safari Day.

International Hunting

2012 Youth Outdoor Safari Day

Steve and his daughters share things they saw and liked most at Youth Outdoor Safari Day.

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SCI Corporate Sponsors

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Jim Lenhart, Advertising Sales Manager.

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