Nov 30, 2023

The Hunt For Olympic Gold

Kim Rhode placed one of her Olympic medals around the neck of a grinning fan, then posed for a photo with an easy-going smile. It’s a familiar scene at trade shows and shooting events around the country. She attracts fans every-where she goes, and for good reason — the six-time Olympian has won a medal in each of the consecutive Games she has attended, the first woman and summer Olympian to do so.  

Nov 30, 2023

From Birds to Big Game and Back

There isn’t a single word to describe J. Alain Smith, but if forced to pick one, “hunter” seems most appropriate. Hunting has been a guiding force in Smith’s life, impacting everything from his worldview to his business.  

Nov 28, 2023

Around the States: California, Colorado, Montana, Wisconsin

California: SCI submitted a letter to Governor Newsom requesting he direct the California Department of Fish and Wildlife to deny the Catalina Island Conservancy permit application to eradicate all mule deer from Catalina Island. Read the letter. Colorado: Colorado:  Anti-hunting groups have filed another ballot initiative to ban the hunting and trapping of mountain lions, lynx and bobcats.  …

Around the States: California, Colorado, Montana, Wisconsin Read More »

Nov 28, 2023

Canada Bans Import of Elephant Ivory and Rhino Horn 

Canada has enacted an elephant ivory and rhino horn import ban. The ban is plainly hypocritical when considering Canada’s domestic wildlife conservation policies, which generally support sustainable use conservation. It is disappointing, to say the least, that Canada has shown such little respect for the affected African nations that protect over 80% of the world’s African …

Canada Bans Import of Elephant Ivory and Rhino Horn  Read More »

Nov 28, 2023

SCI Awards Congressman Richard Hudson 2024 Legislator of the Year 

Safari Club International (SCI) is pleased to announce Congressman Richard Hudson (R-NC-09) as the recipient of its 2024 Legislator of the Year Award. With this award, the conservation community recognizes Rep. Hudson as a steadfast defender of hunting freedoms and Second Amendment rights that are vital to outdoorsmen and women across the country. For example, …

SCI Awards Congressman Richard Hudson 2024 Legislator of the Year  Read More »

Nov 21, 2023

Around the States: Kansas, Michigan, Wisconsin

Kansas: Safari Club International’s Ben Cassidy, Executive Vice-President for International Government & Public Affairs, and Chris Tymeson, Western State & Local Liaison, attended the 13th Annual Kansas Governor’s Ringneck Classic in Colby, Kansas during the week of November 17th.  The Classic is a conservation fundraiser for habitat in northwest Kansas and raises awareness of upland hunting challenges …

Around the States: Kansas, Michigan, Wisconsin Read More »

Nov 21, 2023

Hunter Education with Congressman Bob Latta

On Tuesday, November 14, SCI held a Hunter Ed course in our DC office, led by guest instructor Congressman Bob Latta. Thanks to the Congressman, two more Congressional staffers are now registered hunters! SCI thanks Congressman Latta for leading the course and joining SCI in our mission to promote safe, responsible, and ethical hunting!

Nov 21, 2023

Senate Hearing on Migration Corridors 

On Tuesday, November 14, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Fisheries, Water and Wildlife held a hearing titled “Challenges and Opportunities to Facilitate Wildlife Movement and Improve Migration Corridors.” Testifying before the committee were: SCI thanks the Committee for holding this hearing and allowing an opportunity for public discussion on migratory …

Senate Hearing on Migration Corridors  Read More »

Nov 17, 2023

Fausti Celebrates 75 Years 

Gunmaker Stefano Fausti opened a small shop in 1948 in a northern Italian city known for access to iron and world-class craftsmen. That same company now cele­brates its 75th anniversary in Marcheno, Val Trompia, this year, and is still proudly family owned and operated. 

Nov 17, 2023

Altai Time

The first night we stayed in a quaint cabin by a lake where the owners prepared a dinner of mutton dumplings. We then joined a local family in their ger, a round tent insulated with skins and felt, for fermented mare’s milk, of which Gala had bought two liters. The smell was overpowering. I grew up around racehorses, but never considered drinking their milk, let alone throwing yeast in and letting it ferment.