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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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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…

Botswana Panel Recommends Lifting 2014 Hunting Ban

02/26/2019

In a widely publicized meeting on Thursday, Feb. 21, a group of government ministers presented a recommendation to the President of the Republic of Botswana to lift the four-year moratorium on hunting in that country.  The President has not issued…

Custodians Of Professional Hunting And Conservation Issue News Release To Set The Record Straight

02/25/2019

In an effort to address misstatements regarding the founding of Custodians of Professional Hunting and Conservation (Custodians), the organization issued a news release outlining the events leading to its establishment. The primary issue, according…

Baird Joins SCI Government Relations Staff

02/19/2019

(Washington, D.C.) - Safari Club International has named Cyrus Hunter Baird as the new Regional Manager of Government Relations - State, succeeding Jeff Patchen. His first day will be March 4th. Baird comes to SCI from the Council to Advance…

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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. 

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Havalon Talon

08/01/2019 Hunt Forever

It’s an interesting fact that both a filet knife and a boning knife share similar design features. Both possess long, slender and somewhat flexible blades, usually crafted from stainless steel. Handles are also much alike, fitting solidly into the…

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In Praise Of Trophy Hunting

07/31/2019 Hunt Forever

While “meat hunting” is beginning to gain some grudging acceptance among the non-hunting public, particularly among “locavores” for providing “free range, organic, natural protein;” trophy hunting? Not so much. Derided as “sport killing” and “…

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I Lost The Bet!

07/30/2019 Hunt Forever

After listening to the orientation speaker at the University of Wyoming yarn on about “having your children for six to seven years for their undergraduate degree,” I offered a proposal to Miss Rosey (Sara Brandenburg).  “Graduate in three-and-a-…

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Michael Green Wins SCI/Yamaha Sweepstakes

07/29/2019 Hunt Forever

Michael Green, of Elko, Nevada is the winner of the 2019 Yamaha Wolverine X2 side-by-side given away in the SCI Yamaha Sweepstakes this year. The happy winner explains how it all happened: “I have hunted and fished since I was a young child,…

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Mossberg Releases 500 Centennial Limited Edition Shotgun

07/29/2019 Hunt Forever

O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc., continues the celebration of the company’s 100th anniversary with the introduction of a limited edition Mossberg 500 Centennial pump-action shotgun, chambered in 12 gauge. This commemorative model features a nickel-…

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Armchair Safari - Uganda to Khartoum: Life and Adventure on the Upper Nile

07/26/2019 Hunt Forever

Arriving at my second camp in the Lake Albert area I found my good friend Fowler, Sub-Commissioner in Uganda, then acting as Superintendent of Marine. He had come to Albert Lake to inspect the government craft at that time plying the blue waters of…

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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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