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Nov 25, 2022

New Products, New Skills At FTW Ranch

By Randy Gibbs, Associate Editor I recently had the privilege to attend a writers’ summit at FTW Ranch in Barksdale, Texas. The event was hosted by Remington Arms, Swarovski Optik and Hornady Ammuntion to introduce new products for the coming year. FTW was the perfect venue for this unveiling because writers used the products while

Nov 22, 2022

The Right People, The Right Programs 

 By Brook Minx,  Safari Club International Foundation President  With our first SCIF board meeting completed in Nashville this past August (where SCI will host our next SCI Convention in February 22-25, 2023), I am excited, as you should be, at the growth we are set up to experience these next two years. In combination with

Nov 16, 2022

Great Time Of The Year For Hunters

By W. Laird Hamberlin SCI, SCIF CEO In North America and much of the Northern Hemisphere, this is truly the hunting time of year when seasons for all kinds of big game and birds are in full swing. With that in mind, I encourage all members to go hunting and participate in our shared hunting

Nov 16, 2022

BREAKING NEWS: USFWS Proposes New Hoops for African Elephant Trophy Imports

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) is proposing yet again to make the import of elephant hunting trophies more difficult—ignoring the fact that 80% of the world’s elephants inhabit the countries where the species is sustainably hunted. Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) released a proposed amendment to the regulations governing the

Nov 15, 2022

Of Barrels And Accuracy

By Jon R. Sundra The procedure for the breaking-in of a new barrel is surely one of the most controversial subjects among accuracy-conscious shooters and hunters. Generally speaking, those who consider a break-in regimen to be critical are custom barrel makers and benchrest shooters. But there is widespread disagreement as to specifics. Some would have

Nov 14, 2022

HUGE news out of New Jersey – a regulated bear hunting season could return next month!

The state’s Comprehensive Black Bear Management Policy (CBBMP) will be up for discussion and potential approval at the next Fish and Game Council meeting on Tuesday, November 15.  Black bear hunting has been closed on state lands since 2018 and, despite a lawsuit from SCI, Sportsmen’s Alliance, and the New Jersey Outdoor Alliance, the Commissioner

Nov 11, 2022

A Track In The Snow

By Brian Payne The track was there in the newly fallen snow, plain as could be. Had it been any fresher, we likely would have spotted the cat that made it. The mountain lion was likely a big tom based on the size of the track. He had probably heard us coming on the snowmobile

Nov 8, 2022

Salvation Is In The Details

By Sven K. Lindquist, SCI President In most things, both the devil and the salvation are in the details. For SCI, attention to detail is our salvation. SCI is moving forward in a lot of ways that don’t normally make headlines yet are critical to the health and well-being of the organization. We’re talking about

Nov 8, 2022

Update from the USFWS and CITES Look-Ahead

Last month, SCI Foundation hosted its annual African Wildlife Consultative Forum in Maputo, Mozambique which was attended by SCI’s advocacy team, African government officials, community leaders, wildlife biologists, and other hunting and conservation stakeholders. Each year, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) sends representatives to the forum to provide updates on one of the

Nov 1, 2022

SCI Convention’s Grand Finale Entertainment Announced!

Saturday night will wrap up Safari Club International’s (SCI) inaugural experience in Nashville featuring an exclusive performance by the iconic, legendary, ultimate rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd!  Lynyrd Skynyrd rocks on with original member Gary Rossington joined by Johnny Van Zant, Rickey Medlocke, Mark “Sparky” Matejka, Michael Cartellone, Johnny Colt, Peter Keys, Dale Krantz Rossington, and

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