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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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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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SCIF Conservation Manager Co-Authors Article On Namibia’s Guidelines For Tourism Income Distribution to Communities

08/07/2019

“Namibia’s environment minister has outlined plans to ensure that at least half of all income from tourism and hunting goes to local communities, and that strict ethics and social media guidelines are applied to hunting in the country,” said a…

Bipartisan Bill To Reduce Human-Predator Conflict Introduced in U.S. Senate

07/29/2019

U.S. Senators John Barrasso (R-WY), Tom Carper (D-DE), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), and Cory Booker (D-NJ) introduced S. 2194 to address the problem of human-predator conflict. S. 2194, The Promoting Resourceful and Effective Deterrents Against Threats Or…

House Committee Hearing on “CECIL Act” Attacks Hunters and Undermines Conservation Efforts

07/18/2019

Safari Club International vehemently opposes H.R 2245, the “Conserving Ecosystems by Ceasing the Importation of Large Animal Trophies Act” or “CECIL Act,” which was the subject of a hearing today in the U.S House of Representatives’ Natural…

Safari Club International Leads The Charge Against Anti-Hunting Legislation

07/17/2019

SCI, in coordination with 31 other sportsmen’s groups, sent the following letter to Congressmen Raul Grijalva and Rob Bishop, Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Natural Resources Committee. The letter expresses strong opposition to H.R. 2245…

Chip Hunnicutt Named SCI Director Of Marketing And Communications

07/09/2019

Chip Hunnicutt has been named Safari Club International’s Director of Marketing and Communications, effective July 8.  In his role, he will oversee SCI’s marketing efforts and SCI’s many communications outlets. Hunnicutt has a history of success in…

Benjamin J. Cassidy Named SCI Director Of Government Affairs

07/09/2019

Benjamin J. Cassidy has been named Safari Club International’s Director of Government Affairs, effective July 8.  In his role, he will oversee SCI’s Government Relations, Legal Advocacy and International Affairs Departments. Cassidy joins SCI from…

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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

The Hunt That Came To Be

09/13/2019 Hunt Forever

Editors Note: As this article was going to press in the Sept/Oct issue of Safari Magazine, we received word that Mr. Kostkas had passed away unexpectedly. He was a life long hunter and enjoyed time in the outdoors, especially when in the company of…

Guns & Hunting

This Mountain Lion Hunt Is Tougher Than Climbing Mount Rainier, But Oh So Rewarding

09/12/2019 Hunt Forever

SCI member Brent Jacobsen has climbed both Mount Rainier and Mount McKinley and says his Colorado mountain lion hunt challenged him more than either of those physical feats. Jacobsen hunted in Game Management Unit 33 on Horse Mountain, located in…

Guns & Hunting

Skin Game

09/11/2019 Hunt Forever

When hunting big game there are usually two knives in my possession­­–one general purpose and a secondary skinning knife. My rationale behind such a choice is having a dedicated skinner knife provides for far more efficient hide removal than…

Guns & Hunting

Rigby To Release New Caliber: The .416 Rigby No. 2

09/10/2019 Hunt Forever

More than two decades after the development of their last cartridge, London gunmaker John Rigby & Co. is set to release a new caliber, the .416 Rigby No. 2, which will be chambered in Rigby’s Rising Bite double rifles. Dr. Eckhard Stief, a…

Guides & Outfitters

Professional Hunter Spotlight - Chris McKinnon - Bonnet Plume Outfitters

09/09/2019 Hunt Forever

Chris loved the outdoors and hunting from his earliest memories. Mentored by his family, he began hunting and by age 16 was working at outfitting camps and at age18 began guiding.   He considered other careers but had an epiphany when he realized he…

Guns & Hunting

.416 - Best Bet For The Biggest Big Game

09/06/2019 Hunt Forever

Boddington and PH Mark Haldane with a Mozambique buffalo taken with a scoped Rigby Big Game in .416 Rigby.The morning air was chill as we poled silently down the channel, hearing the dawn chatter of birds and monkeys as we glided past palm islands.…

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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 2020 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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Within SCI

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

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.

Local Hunting

2013 Youth Safari Day Comments

More than 4,000 youth and their parents attended the 15th Annual Youth Safari Day. Here are just some of the comments.

International Hunting

Bear Dog Race

One of the events at the 2012 Youth Safari Day was a dog swim to show that bear hunting hounds can swim long distances if necessary during a chase.

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SCI Corporate Sponsors

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

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