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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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 President Babaz Nominated For NRA Board

02/06/2018

Safari Club International President Paul Babaz has been nominated to serve on the Board of Directors of the National Rifle Association of America. Babaz, a lifelong hunter and shooter, understands the importance of linking all facets of the…

SCI Adopts Policy On Captive Bred Lions

02/02/2018

Considering that the practice of the captive breeding of lions for the purpose of hunting has doubtful value to the conservation of lions in the wild, and considering that such hunting is not consistent with SCI’s criteria for estate hunting, the…

SCI Opposes Proposed Ban On Possession Of Ivory Products By Nebraska Legislature – The Vote Is Today

01/09/2018

Nebraska sportsmen and women need to act now! Today, Jan. 9, the Nebraska Legislature will vote on Legislative Bill 39 (LB 39). LB 39, introduced by state Senator Burke Harr, would make it illegal to purchase, sell, offer for sale, possess with…

SCI Urges Immediate Action On CA State Senate Bill To Legalize Suppressor Use For Hunting

01/02/2018

The California Senate Public Safety Committee is scheduled on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2018 at 9:30 a.m., to consider California state Senate Bill 710, which would legalize the ownership of suppressors and their use while hunting in California. Safari…

Africa Response To Elephant Import Ban

11/22/2017

by Randy Gibbs Nov 22, 2017 Good Morning Mr. Secretary Zinke,  and Deputy Director Sheehan On behalf of the Professional Hunters Association of Zambia (PHAZ) we fully support you in your decision to allow the import of legally hunted lion and…

SCI Asks President Trump To Lift Hold On African Elephant Import Permits

11/20/2017

Today Safari Club International President Paul Babaz sent a letter to President Trump, asking him to direct Secretary Ryan Zinke to lift the hold that he placed on the authorization of import permits for elephants legally hunted in Zimbabwe and…

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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

Fremont Knives

01/03/2019 Hunt Forever

There are many individual knife makers, each with their own following, that seldom receive broad exposure. Many are part-time, producing a limited number of knives as a financial adjunct to their main employment. Others are fully invested in the…

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Both Eyes Open When Shotgunning!

01/02/2019 Hunt Forever

Gil and Vicki Ash help a new shotgunner be a better shot by keeping both eyes open. By Gil and Vicki Ash Upon arrival we were stunned at the well-groomed front yard. The grass was manicured and the trees were pruned to form a canopy-like setting…

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Rodenbeck On African Rifles

12/28/2018 Hunt Forever

I like the idea of asking our fellow hunters what they like and use. My pet rifle is the first rifle I bought after acquiring my hunting license--a Sauer 202 in .300 Weatherby Magnum with a Zeiss 2.5-10x 48mm scope. This rifle was very accurate…

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Whitetail Tactics For Bushbuck

12/27/2018 Hunt Forever

The smell of freshly baked bread greeted us at the door of the 1840’s lodge at Southern Cross Safaris.  We were happy and hungry after a successful spot-and-stalk on a trophy mountain reedbuck.  We had seen several and pushed a couple of nice ones…

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THE SWIFT ADVANTAGE

12/26/2018 Hunt Forever

Handguns and hogs provide hunters with a lot of off-season challenge and quality outdoor fun.  Picking the right gun and ammo will tip the odds in your favor.We hunters like to deliberate all things hunting related including firearms, optics,…

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The Marmolada Ibex Project: A 10-Year Assessment - Project funded by the Italian Chapter of the Safari Club International

12/21/2018 Hunt Forever

How Did The Marmolada Ibex Project Begin? The Alpine ibex colony in Marmolada was started in 1978 with eight individuals from the Gran Paradiso National Park released in the municipality of Pozza di Fassa. In 2004, its numbers exceeded 500 animals…

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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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