Jul 22, 2024

A Bright Future

By John McLaurin, SCI President The future looks bright so long as we continue to promote hunting and its positive impact on wildlife conservation.

Jul 19, 2024

Living with the Land – A Mom’s Legacy to Her Daughter

I started hunting in high school after my parents divorced, mostly with friends and on my own. It was an escape from the town where I grew up in North Idaho. I have been blessed since then as a DIY hunter to harvest great whitetails, elk, and a moose, despite also being a busy hunting

Jul 19, 2024

Outfitters’ Point of View

What Guides Want You To Know Before Your Next Hunting Trip By Jack Orloff, Associate Editor We asked a few of the best outfitters from around the world about the importance of optics, what clients should expect when glassing and advice on the best ways to prepare. THE IMPORTANCE OF GLASSING “Glassing is vitally important

Jul 19, 2024

A Look Into Optics Technology

3 New Tools Border Science Fiction It used to be that binoculars, scopes and spotting scopes were devices that magnified what you saw in them. Well, they still do that, but a whole lot more. They are now “smart” devices that do an amazing amount of computation for you. They can help you make informed

Jul 19, 2024

Look Out! The Latest Binos, Rifles Scopes and Range Finders

There are excellent new binos, scopes and LRF’s for every budget and every hunting need on the market these days. Individual models are also becoming more specialized. Zeiss is bringing big European tubes to the U.S. market. Pulsar is giving hunters more options than a 2025 model car. And Swaro is making purely delightful binos.

Jul 15, 2024

For This Single Mother, Hunting was a Means of Survival

I got a late start in my hunting experiences, but I am happy I hung in there. As a child I was drawn to the outdoors, where God’s beauty always touched my soul. My father was an avid hunter, but my mother had an unrealistic fear of firearms, so he quit hunting after marrying her.

Jul 14, 2024

SCI Vehemently Condemns the Violent Act of the Attempted Assassination of President Trump

Washington, D.C. — Safari Club International (SCI) vehemently condemns the violent act of the attempted assassination of President Donald J. Trump during a rally in Butler, Pennsylvania. We are relieved to hear that the President, who recently visited our office in Washington, D.C. to show support for hunters and anglers, is safe and unharmed.  Violence

Jul 8, 2024

Protecting Your Freedom to Hunt Around the World

As we celebrated our freedoms on July 4th, SCI’s Advocacy and Communications teams reflected on our role in defending the freedom to hunt.  We are proud to stand up for hunting rights, for every species, everywhere in the world. Unfortunately, attacks on hunting rights are everywhere.  In Colorado last week, proponents of a ban on mountain lion hunting turned in signatures to

Jul 3, 2024

Never Out of The Fight

A Turkey Season, Marked by Struggle, Ends on a High Note By Jack Orloff, Associate Editor  Originally published in the July/August 2024 Issue of Safari Magazine. My chest rattled as a deep gobble echoed through ancient hardwoods on Virginia’s Eastern Shore.  I had cut the bird off, and he was coming my way.  I could

Jul 3, 2024

Christensen Model 14: Style And Performance

By Terry Wieland  Originally published in the June 2024 edition of Safari Times. Taste in rifles can be compared to taste in fine automobiles. Mine run to a W.J. Jeffery double, on the one hand, and a Hispano-Suiza J12, on the other, both from 1936. It gets no better. Having said that, however, does not

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