Safari Club International Foundation (SCI Foundation) reaffirmed its commitment to big game conservation through the auctioning of eight big game ‚ÄúConservation Tags‚Äù during the 2013 SCI Annual Hunters‚Äô Convention. Through the generosity of so many sportsmen and women, SCI Foundation was able to raise almost 200,000 dollars for big game conservation projects worldwide.
‚ÄúWe‚Äôd like to thank those who bid during the auction and the generous donors who offered dream hunts to be auctioned off,‚Äù said SCI Foundation President Joe Hosmer. ‚ÄúThe beauty of conservation tags is that nearly 90% of every dollar raised goes right back to the conservation of wildlife.‚Äù
‚ÄúSCI Foundation wants to spend every dollar we can for on-the-ground conservation. I know that every hunter understands that without verifiable science for big game species, seasons will become shorter and opportunities to take our families afield will diminish,‚Äù concluded SCI Foundation Executive Director Bob Benson.
SCI Foundation was able to auction off the following tags, raising a total of $196,500 through the following auctions:
- Navajo Mule Deer: $10,000
- Ariz. Rocky Mountain Elk: $35,000
- Newfoundland Caribou: $7,500
- Navajo Desert Bighorn: $29,000
- Wyo. Shiras Moose: $16,000
- Acoma Pueblo Rocky Mountain Elk: $18,000
- Calif. Desert Bighorn: $45,000
- Zimbabwe Elephant and Cape Buffalo: $36,000
If you are interested in bidding on a conservation auction tag in the future, please plan to attend the 2014 SCI Annual Hunters‚Äô Convention in Las Vegas. The 2014 Convention will be held at the Mandalay Bay Resort, Feb. 5-8.