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

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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SCI Hunters’ Convention Ranked Among Top Trade Shows

03/21/2019

Safari Club International’s annual Hunters’ Convention continues to rise on Trade Show News Network’s Top Trade Shows list for another year, according to an announcement today by TSNN. “CONGRATULATIONS! Your show has been named one of the top 250…

SCI Supports Hunter Nation To Protect Rights, Conserve Wildlife

03/21/2019

Safari Club International (SCI) today announced its support for Hunter Nation with a $15,000 donation to help fund efforts to protect the right to hunt and to conserve wildlife resources. “We are proud to help support Hunter Nation in their…

Humane Society Promotes Anti-Mountain Lion Hunting Agenda At Colorado Commission Meeting

03/13/2019

Tomorrow, during the Colorado Parks & Wildlife’s Commission’s March meeting, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is expected to give a presentation aimed at undermining the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation and directly…

Trophy Hunting Is The Solution To Conserving Africa’s Wildlife

03/08/2019

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 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…

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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. 

Guns & Hunting

Shear Magic

03/22/2019 Hunt Forever

When dealing with small game, fish and fowl game shears the way to go! While hunting pheasants is definitely fun, the resultant game care isn’t all that wonderful. PHOTOS: DURWOOD HOLLISWith the fall hunting season winding down, the only bird…

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SCI Hunters’ Convention Ranked Among Top Trade Shows

03/21/2019 Hunt Forever

Safari Club International’s annual Hunters’ Convention continues to rise on Trade Show News Network’s Top Trade Shows list for another year, according to an announcement today by TSNN. “CONGRATULATIONS! Your show has been named one of the top 250…

Inside SCI

SCI Supports Hunter Nation To Protect Rights, Conserve Wildlife

03/21/2019 Hunt Forever

Safari Club International (SCI) today announced its support for Hunter Nation with a $15,000 donation to help fund efforts to protect the right to hunt and to conserve wildlife resources. “We are proud to help support Hunter Nation in their…

Guns & Hunting

ZEISS Expands Conquest V4 Riflescope Line With V4 3-12x44 and 4-16x50

03/21/2019 Hunt Forever

With the introduction of two additional Conquest V4 models, ZEISS provides new options for those who are in the market for a scope dedicated to their precision shooting rifle or seeking an upgrade to their hunting rig. The new models include a 4-…

State

Montana Governor Bullock Announces Grizzly Bear Advisory Council, Calls for Applicants

03/19/2019 Hunt Forever

Governor Steve Bullock announced that he will establish a Grizzly Bear Advisory Council to help initiate a statewide discussion on grizzly bear management, conservation and recovery. The Council will be selected through an application process that…

Guides & Outfitters

PH Spotlight - John Sharp

03/19/2019 Hunt Forever

John lives up to the all the legends of the African big game hunter. In 1978, soon after John got his Lerner Professional Hunter’s License, independence came to Zimbabwe. He decided to return to Cape Town and while awaiting the actions of the new…

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SAFARI Magazine

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.

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Safari Times

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.

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Hunter Pride

Hunter Pride is a FREE weekly e-newsletter delivered to subscribers’ inboxes that contains: Engaging and entertaining hunting articles, outdoor activities happening in communities around the world, hunting tips from Safari Club International's seasoned worldwide hunters, updates on conservation programs, alerts to legislation that threatens the hunting heritage and more. Stay connected to hunting tips, news, feature articles and information on the fight to retain and expand the freedom to hunt around the world by subscribing to Hunter Pride.

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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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International Hunting

Reno - Tahoe Welcomes SCI In 2019

The 2019 SCI Convention returns to Reno, Nevada for the first time in 6 years! Take a look at the new and exciting changes that you can experience in January!

International Hunting

Sustainable Use Hunting In Zimbabwe

Rose Mandisodza-Chikerem, Chief Ecologist for Zimbabwe’s Parks and Wildlife Management Authority, explains the role of hunters in the fight against poaching as well as the importance of sustainable use hunting and how it has made Zimbabwe a “wildlife winner.”

Local Hunting

2015 SCI Lobby Day

SCI's Annual Lobby Day was a rousing success! This year saw a 23 percent increase in the number of SCI Members participating resulting in SCI having 20 percent more meetings. Overall, SCI met with a third of Congress in one day to express our concerns for hunting related issues.

International Hunting

Namibian PH on Rhino Conservation

Dries Bronner of Jamy Traut Safaris in Namibia discusses the importance of conserving the white rhino and what this professional hunting outfit is doing about it.

Local Hunting

2014 AZ SCI Junior Deer Hunt

The Arizona SCI Chapter hosted its eighth annual Junior Deer Hunt in Units 36a and 36b. More than 40 kids registered for the event this year.

International Hunting

Hunting With a Suppressor

Suppressors are legal to own in most states, and many states allow them for hunting. A suppressor does not "silence" a shot, but makes it possible to hunt safely without hearing protection. They also reduce recoil.

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SCI Corporate Sponsors

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

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