Botswana Community Conservation Reform Celebrated by Safari Club International


Community-based conservation in Botswana was celebrated at the SCI Convention in Reno with His Excellency President Mokgweetsi Masisi being awarded SCI’s International Legislator of the Year Award in recognition of his reopening of tourist hunting. Special guest Hon. Ambassador to the United States David Newman was present to receive the prestigious award.

Unique And Untold Hunting Benefits - Guest Article By Emmanuel Koro, Johannesburg-Based Environmental Journalist


By Emmanuel Koro


While touring the town, I discovered through information provided by one of the Victoria Falls-based residents and a professional hunter that hunting companies employ almost 90% of the people owning and building modern houses that we see mushrooming there. 

EU Court Paves the Way for Wolf Hunting to Improve Social Tolerance


In the countries of the European Union, wolf hunting is generally prohibited. Wolves are a protected species.

There are limited exceptions – known as derogations - to the general prohibitions and last month, the European Court of Justice held that improving social tolerance for a protected species can, under some circumstances, qualify as such a derogation.

Firearms Export Alert – Use of Form 4457 for Temporary Firearms Export!


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.  Although the CBP website continues to state that CBP will accept Form 4457 for temporary export and re-import of firearms/ammunition, the website hosted by U.S.