Founded in Los Angeles, California in 1970 and headquartered today in Washington, D.C., Safari Club International (SCI) exists with a mission to protect the freedom to hunt and to promote wildlife conservation worldwide. SCI is the leader in educating and influencing elected officials and policy decision makers on the essential role of hunting in science-based management of wildlife and habitat.
SCI’s government affairs experts, legal counsel, and communications specialists work hand-in-hand with wildlife biologists from our sister organization, the Safari Club International Foundation (SCIF), to champion ethical, regulated and science-based hunting regardless of species, location or method of take. With it all, SCI is First For Hunters.
As a member driven organization, SCI is the voice for hunters at the international, U.S. federal and state & local levels. SCI’s membership is spread out amongst 200 Chapters in all 50 U.S. states as well as 106 other countries. Our active grassroots network, working in conjunction with SCI’s advocacy team, works with legislators and policy makers to develop, promote and communicate positions on important issues, laws, regulations and initiatives that impact all hunters.
Additionally, SCI is the only hunting organization that has a Political Action Committee (SCI-PAC) and a Super Political Action Committee (Hunter Action Fund), critical tools in supporting pro-hunting legislators. The extremely active membership of SCI regularly engages with elected officials and educates them on issues important to all hunters through the grassroots Hunter Action Advocacy Center.
SCI members from around the globe convene annually to celebrate and advance the future of hunting at the SCI Convention, the Ultimate Sportsmen’s Marketplace.