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 Chapter In Partnership To Improve Public Land Access In Montana
The Great Falls, Montana chapter of Safari Club International joined with Lewis and Clark County Open Lands Program, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, the Land and Water Conservation Fund, Montana Fish and Wildlife Conservation Trust, Bass Pro Shops, The Conservation Fund, The Conservation Alliance and the Mule Deer Foundation in a project to purchase 442 acres of private land containing prime wildlife and riparian habitat.About SCI Chapters
Court Sides with Safari Club International in Dismissing Legal Challenge to Delisting of the Louisiana Black Bear02/10/2020
(Photo Courtesy of Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries)A U.S. federal district court in Washington, D.C. has dismissed a case challenging the removal of the Louisiana black bear from the federal threatened and endangered species list.…
Donald Trump Jr. Helps SCI Top Its 48th Annual Convention With A Record Auction To Benefit Education02/10/2020
Safari Club International ended its annual Convention in Reno, Nevada this year on a star-studded high note. Highlighting the evening, with the help of Donald Trump Jr., was a record $340,000 raised at auction to benefit the SCI Foundation Sables…
Image Safari Club International, the leader in defending the freedom to hunt and promoting wildlife conservation worldwide, is pleased to announce an endorsement agreement with Trophy…
Safari Club International (SCI), jointly with the National Rifle Association (NRA), has fought for and successfully represented the voice of hunters and outdoorsmen as defendant-intervenors in litigation heard by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.…
A group in Colorado has been gathering signatures across the state to try and force an introduction of the gray wolf (Canis lupus) into Colorado. The heavily funded “Rocky Mountain Wolf Project” claims they already have more than the 124,632…
All SCI members who plan to travel with their firearms outside of the U.S. should be aware that there has been some recent confusion about U.S. Customs and Border Patrol’s (CBP) willingness to accept Form 4457 for the temporary export of firearms. …
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.
For the past 30 years, there has been a steady decline in the number of youths who hunt, fish, or enjoy any form of outdoor recreational activities both Nationally and in Nevada. This is supported by statistics compiled by the U.S. Fish and…
Vicki and I are just back from a hunting trip in the Texas panhandle for pigeons, sandhill cranes and collared doves and what a trip it was. We were based north of Lubbock in Planeview, Texas and were hunting with Wayne Bolt of Avian Expeditions. …
Magnificent elk and bighorn taken on two different hunts I started off 2019 anticipating a quiet year for my hunting schedule. On our social calendar, Leean and I were planning to celebrate our 50th Anniversary in September. The kids had arranged…
(Editor’s Note: Safari Club International will celebrate its Golden 50th Anniversary in 2021. The 50th SCI Convention will be held in 2022, which means there will be the opportunity to celebrate two important landmarks in the near future. Safari…
Depending on where we live across North America, it happens at different times, but it’s the biggest event in the entire hunting world! Between late summer and the first weeks of the New Year, as many as ten million of us will be in the woods…
Safari Club International will be holding its 2020-2021 elections in Washington, DC during the May 9, 2020 SCI Board of Directors Meeting. If you meet the eligibility requirements as listed below and would like to serve on the SCI Board in any of…
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.View All Issues >
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.View All Issues >
SCI News is a FREE weekly e-newsletter delivered to subscribers’ inboxes that contains: Updates on conservation programs, alerts to legislation that threatens the hunting heritage and more. Stay connected to news, feature articles and information on the fight to retain and expand the freedom to hunt around the world by subscribing to SCI News.Subscribe Now >
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.
Desert Bighorn Sheep Capture And Relocation
At one time, there were only about 500 desert big horn sheep in Arizona. Today, thanks to Arizona Game & Fish's (AZGFD) capture and relocation efforts, there are more than 5,000. Here, SCI's Marc Watts discusses with AZGFD's Raul Vega how the Department determines source populations, where to relocate sheep, how they are captured and the precautions taken to make sure Arizona's iconic sheep population remains healthy and growing.
Wildlife Management in Zimbabwe
Charles Jonga, Director of CAMPFIRE, explains the importance of wildlife management, including elephant hunting, to the communities of Zimbabwe.
How Zambia Manages Human Wildlife Conflict
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.
Elephant Management Science
Rose Mandisodza-Chikerema, Chief Ecologist for Zimbabwe’s Parks and Wildlife Management Authority, shares the number of elephants in Zimbabwe and the science behind elephant management.
Safari Club Interview With Jaguar Expert Rocky McBride
Could trophy jaguar hunting be coming to Paraguay? Big cat expert Rocky McBride takes his case to Washington D.C. in hopes of making that a reality. "Green Hunting" of jaguars is permitted in Paraguay, but science, conservation and predator control are factors that could open the doors to larger scale hunting of this spectacular cat. In his latest "Conservation Conservation" SCI's Marc Watts and Rocky McBride discuss the current state of jaguar 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.”