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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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Inside-Hunting is a new member benefit that brings the best of hunting to you. Look to Inside-Hunting for news on travel, interesting hunts, unique outfitters and much more.

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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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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…

USFWS Proposes Expansion Of Refuge Hunting

06/28/2019

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has posted a proposed rule change in the Federal Register, which will increase hunting and fishing opportunities on dozens of National Wildlife Refuges. The rule proposes to open seven refuges to hunting for the…

Congressional Amendment Threatens African Wildlife Conservation

06/19/2019

Safari Club International strongly opposes Representative Vern Buchanan’s (R-FL-16) amendment to H.R. 3055, an appropriations rider which would prohibit the import of sport-hunted elephant and lion from Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. “We strongly…

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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. 

Guides & Outfitters

Ontario’s Bear and Moose Hunts in High Demand

08/15/2019 Hunt Forever

As Ontario’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) works through some tribulations over what moose and bear population numbers really are, the demand for these two big game species is at an all-time high. In 2014, Ontario saw the return…

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Northwoods Adventures Closes After 50 Years Of Service To Hunters

08/14/2019 Hunt Forever

Following the passing of its president, Northwoods Adventures announced it will close after 50 years of helping hunters realize their dreams. Gary D. Strasser Sr., President of Northwoods Adventures, passed away Jan. 23, 2019 at his home in…

Guns & Hunting

Rutland Redux

08/13/2019 Hunt Forever

Rutland’s new ChevCore laminate produces a chevron-like pattern unlike conventional laminates.Prior to August 2014 when a disastrous fire totally destroyed the Rutland Plywood factory in Rutland, Vermont, this company was virtually the sole supplier…

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Arizona SCI Chapter Honors Member, Hunter Of The Year

08/12/2019 Hunt Forever

AZ Chapter Executive Director Bobby Boido (L) presents Member of the Year to George Alcorta (R)The Arizona Chapter honored two members at its annual fundraiser this year, recognizing their achievements at Outstanding Member and Outstanding Hunter.…

Guns & Hunting

The Russian Amur bear in Siberia

08/09/2019 Hunt Forever

It seemed like traveling to the end of the world for this rare subspecies of brown bear. I went to the majestic Land of the Siberian Tiger and the world’s largest forest. To get there, I flew over halfway around the world and back for incredible…

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Honoring the Fallen – Arlington National Cemetery

08/08/2019 Hunt Forever

Veterans Committee Members Gary Gearhart and John McLaurin place a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown SoldierTwo SCIF Veterans Committee members and two honored guests participated in a wreath ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington…

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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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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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