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Dec 1, 2021

Sables Is Golden

As the President of Sables, I invite you to attend our Sables Luncheon Friday, January 21, 2022.  I have asked Susan Hayes, this year’s Sables Convention Chair, to help describe the fantastic luncheon we have planned for all you guys and gals who are attending.  Below are our luncheon details with special thanks to Susan

Nov 30, 2021

What the New Travel Bans on Southern Africa Mean for Hunters

The discovery of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 on November 24 has led to travel bans around the world for the entire southern region of Africa. The United States, Canada, the European Union and the United Kingdom swiftly acted to shut down travel from South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Mozambique and Malawi. Other

Nov 30, 2021

Safari Club International Foundation (SCIF) Concludes Successful 19th Annual AWCF

(Kasane, Botswana) – Last Month, Safari Club International Foundation (SCIF) concluded its 19th annual African Wildlife Consultative Forum (AWCF), hosted in-person and online with the Botswana Ministry of Environment, Natural Resource Conservation and Tourism at the Cresta Mowana Safari Resort in Kasane. This diverse forum was made up of African government officials and wildlife managers

Nov 30, 2021

Scott Chapman, Former SCI President

Safari Club International has lost a great leader, good friend and strong supporter. SCI Past President Scott Chapman passed away on Nov. 17, 2021. According to close friend and hunting partner Craig Kauffman, “At 9:40 p.m. Nov. 17, Scott Chapman was ushered into heaven. Scott passed peacefully as Angela comforted him in their home in

Nov 30, 2021

Into the Outdoors Episode Featuring SCIF’s Beyond BOW Program Receives Upper Midwest Emmy

SCI Foundation (SCIF), the Hunter Legacy Fund, and South Dakota Game Fish and Parks recently partnered in support of an Into the Outdoors episode, Into Hunting and Conservation. Into the Outdoors is a youth-focused television series and online hub focused on empowering today’s youth to think critically about planet Earth. Last month, this episode received an Upper Midwest

Nov 30, 2021

SCI Strongly Supports the FILM Act 

On Tuesday, November 30, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will hold a hearing on the Federal Interior Land Media Act, or the FILM Act. Introduced by Senator Barrasso of Wyoming, the act will “provide exceptions from permitting and fee requirements for content creation, regardless of distribution platform, including digital or analog video and digital

Nov 30, 2021

African Wildlife Should Belong to Africans

The graphic above speaks volumes: it is undeniable fact that the largest populations of megafauna live and are successful in the countries where they are hunted. To those outside of the hunting world, this may seem counterintuitive. How can hunting a threatened species help save it? Overwhelming scientific data shows that international hunting is one

Nov 26, 2021

New Coronavirus Strain Leads to Renewed Travel Bans for Southern Africa

The United States, Canada, the European Union and various other countries around the world have announced travel bans for South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Mozambique and Malawi. Most of the bans went into effect immediately on Friday, November 26, before South African scientists had even completed a meeting with the World Health Organization

Nov 26, 2021

Guns and Ammo – Savage’s New Straight-Pull Rifle Is Fast And Accurate

It’s taken so much longer than I thought it would, but finally an American arms manufacturer has introduced a straight-pull centerfire rifle. I’m talking about Savage’s Impulse. It will test the waters and let us know whether America’s hunters and shooters will embrace a departure from convention, because thus far the mainstream has been reluctant

Nov 23, 2021

Recap of a Busy Hunting Policy Week

Last week was an important one for American hunters, conservation policy, and African wildlife management. Here’s a full recap: On the 17th, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works held a confirmation hearing on the nomination of Martha Williams to be the next Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Of highest concern to SCI

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