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May 25, 2022

Arizona Group Needs Women Mentors

Women represent one of the fastest-growing demographics in all of hunting, thanks to myriad efforts, including a decade-old annual Women’s Javelina Hunt in Southern Arizona. Recently, the SCI Arizona Chapter became more involved with this special hunt. The camp began about 10 years ago by Amanda Moors. Kathy Greene has been coordinating the event for

May 24, 2022

Markhor Miracle

By Craig Boddington In 1998, we drove from the capital of Tajikistan to the Pamir Mountains to hunt Marco Polo argali. In those days it was quite a journey. It was almost all gravel and there were multiple delays from avalanches. What passed for a road, wound endlessly along the Afghan border. Even then it

May 23, 2022

PH Spotlight – Christian Weth, Uganda Wildlife Safaris 

SCI: What was your most memorable experience with a client? CW: There is truly not one event as such that I remember as special. There were several buffalo charges, some close. Every time you come out of them you are a different human being. But one safari I remember that shows the determination and focus

May 20, 2022

Mexico Now Requires Import Permits for Rifle Scopes

Hunters booked for a trip to Mexico should be aware that they must now have import permits issued for their rifle scopes. The new requirement went into effect this past January, and two SCI members from the US report having their rifle scopes seized by officials in Mexico City because they did not have import

May 20, 2022

The Rediscovered Country by Stewart Edward White

In 1910-11 Stewart Edward White and R. J. Cunninghame, who guided Theodore Roosevelt, undertook an expedition to explore the areas around the Anglo-German boundary because so little was known about them. This was considered the very last virgin game field of any great size remaining to be discovered and opened up to sportsmen. It was

May 18, 2022

Checking Up on Wild Bears

Firearm Industry, Hunters Fund Annual Conservation Project Since 1937, America’s firearm industry has made conservation efforts possible around this great nation through the NSSF and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (USFWS) Partner with a Payerprogram, I had the opportunity to witness some of those on-the-ground conservation efforts at work during a recent black bear

May 17, 2022

The Other 1/3

By Vicki Swan, Sables President I once had a friend tell me that she thought 1/3 of the people we meet are ones we really bond with. Another 1/3, we are OK with, and the other 1/3 we just tolerate. Maybe. In SCI and Sables, the percentage of those we bond with goes way up

May 17, 2022

SCI Awards Rep. Bobby Cox Legislator of the Year

Safari Club International (SCI) is proud to announce State Representative Bobby J. Cox of South Carolina as the 2022 SCI State Legislator of the Year.  First elected in 2018 to represent the 21st district in the Greenville area, Representative Cox is a champion for hunting access and the Second Amendment in the South Carolina Legislature. He

May 16, 2022

Elaina Spraker: Not so fast, Mr. Pettyjohn, on characterizing Safari Club International

In an article in an Alaska political blog, SCI Member and Advocate Elaina Spraker rebuts attacks on SCI’s Alaska Chapter and the organization as a whole. The original piece is written in support of expanding State ownership of current federal lands. The original piece mischaracterizes SCI as fearing state ownership of public lands. Nothing can

May 16, 2022

Primeval Caucasian Chamois

The Caucasus Mountains have become a Mecca for mountain hunters, but not without conflict. Local tribes resisted Russian domination for centuries, culminating in the Murid rebellion. Iman Shamil, a Muslim cleric, led violent guerrilla wars throughout the mid-nineteenth century. The indigenous people, the Ossetians, with whom I hunted, have lived on the steppe (sea of

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