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Sep 17, 2021

Legislative Look-Ahead: International Import Ban

Both chambers of the U.S. Congress are in session this week following the August recess. With partisan agendas back in full swing, SCI is looking ahead to an issue in the 50-50 split Senate: an international hunting import ban.  Despite the efforts of SCI, other hunting and conservation organizations, and African leadership, the House passed the Interior

Sep 17, 2021

Australian Outback Adventure

The early morning fog had settled low in the mountain valley. The hulking shapes of buffalo drifted through the fog like ghostly apparitions as they left their sanctuary along the thick brush lining the dry riverbed. One by one the buffalo emerged, heading towards a clearing directly in front of us where dew laden sweet

Sep 16, 2021

Teal Time!

Blue, Green-winged, and Cinnamon teal are only three of more than twenty teal species that call North America home. Blue and Green-winged teal have a habit of migrating south long before other ducks. Therefore, the USFWS grants hunters the special opportunity to harvest these birds and take advantage of this early migration. The special early

Sep 15, 2021

Stand with SCI and Support a New Jersey Black Bear Hunt

Yesterday, the New Jersey Fish and Game Council passed a motion to adopt the proposed 2021 Comprehensive Black Bear Management Policy, including a 2021 hunt, on an emergency basis. This decision was made because the Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Protection has refused to act on the newly updated Policy—which means no hunt for

Sep 14, 2021

Choose Your PH Wisely, Then Obey

As a young Tenderfoot, I memorized the Boy Scout Law: A Scout is: trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent. Seems to me a good description of a great PH. Some of these may seem a bit off but give it some thought. Thrifty? A hunt costs what it

Sep 13, 2021

How Hunting Saved the Bontebok

The bontebok is one of the most extraordinary examples of species population recovery and habitat protection brought about by the efforts of hunters. At the brink of extinction in the early 1900s with approximately 120 individuals, the bontebok population today has rebounded to around 9,150 animals. This fantastic recovery is a testament to the work

Sep 13, 2021

SCI Celebrates Withdrawal of David Chipman’s Nomination

Thanks to the efforts of Safari Club International (SCI) and other Second Amendment advocates, sportsmen and women across the country are celebrating the news that the Biden Administration has withdrawn David Chipman’s nomination to serve as the Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).  Despite attempts from the White House and

Sep 13, 2021

SCI Announces Conclusion of Texas Trophy Hunters Association Acquisition

Washington – Safari Club International (SCI), the leader in defending the freedom to hunt and promoting wildlife conservation worldwide, and Texas Trophy Hunters Association (TTHA), Texas’ leading organization for promoting, protecting, and preserving the state’s hunting heritage for future generations, are excited to announce they have concluded their transaction whereby SCI has acquired TTHA. Founded in

Sep 10, 2021

19th Annual AWCF Scheduled as Hybrid Event for 2021

Safari Club International Foundation (SCIF) is preparing for the 19th African Wildlife Consultative Forum, to be held November 8-12, 2021. This year’s Forum is hosted by the Botswana Department of Wildlife and National Parks at the Cresta Mowana Resort in Kasane. Due to continuing COVID-19 restrictions, in-person capacity is limited to only 50 people, leading

Sep 10, 2021

Nyala With A Handgun In Mozambique

Poen Van Zyl of Zambeze Delta Safaris stood 15 feet above me atop a vegetation-strewn termite mound and surveyed the abandoned garden through a well-used pair of binoculars. The local tribesmen, who call the famed Coutada 11 of Mozambique home, practice slash-and-burn farming. They clear enormous areas in the forest and then abandon those areas

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