Mar 27, 2023

SCI/SCIF Hire Paul R. Black as Chief Financial Officer

Safari Club International (SCI) and Safari Club International Foundation (SCIF) are pleased to announce the hiring of Paul R. Black as the new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for SCI and SCIF. Paul has engaged in public and private accounting in an executive management position for his entire professional life. He spent the last twenty years

Mar 23, 2023

Focus On Chapters

By Sven K. Lindquist, SCI President This time of the year is often referred to as the fundraising season because so many SCI chapters hold their annual fundraisers during this period. I cannot overstress how important chapter fundraisers are for both the chapters themselves and the international organization as a whole. Most of the revenue

Mar 22, 2023

SCI Holds Successful Hunter Action Fund Luncheon

Now more than ever, our freedom to hunt is under attack. Whether it is draconian trophy import bans, limiting access to land and information, or assaults on the Pittman-Robertson Act, we must be ready to defend attacks from all angles. That is why it is so critical to elect hunting allies to Congress; individuals who

Mar 20, 2023

Rios of the Rolling Plains

Triangulating Texas Turkeys Among Mesquite And Rattlesnakes  By John Geiger, Managing Editor SAFARI Magazine This story was originally published in the March-April 2023 issue of SAFARI Magazine. The Rolling Plains region of north-central Texas is a vast, open landscape that holds substantial populations of cattle, rattlesnakes and Rio Grande turkeys. I found all three on

Mar 17, 2023

Teutonic Triumvirate

Blaser, Mauser and Sauer Continue Their Unique Legacies in the Blaser Group By Wayne Van Zwoll Three names — Blaser, Mauser and Sauer — represent Europe’s best-known repeating rifles. Horst Blaser, Peter Paul von Mauser and Lorenz Sauer hung out their shingles at different times, but the resulting companies are now distinct brands under the

Mar 16, 2023

The Business of SCI

By W. Laird Hamberlin, SCI CEO As the CEO of both SCI and SCIF, I am all about the business side of both organizations, and this happens to be the time of year when we focus sharply on business matters. For example, as you read this message, the professional staff and volunteer leadership are busily

Mar 14, 2023

SCI Advocacy Celebrates Our Champions at Convention

SCI recently hosted its 51st and record-breaking Convention in Nashville, Tennessee – the Volunteer State. As the leader in defending our freedom to hunt worldwide, advocacy is our top priority, and our annual Convention makes this mission happen. We extend a huge thank you to our members and advocates worldwide who support us every day in

Mar 13, 2023

Women Go Hunting Spotlight, SCIF Sables President Vicki Swan

My journey to becoming the SCIF Sables President and a member of the SCI Executive Council Vice President has been a long and varied one. When I met and married a hunter, I never envisioned that I would become an advocate for hunters and for spreading our mission of furthering the understanding of our outdoor

Mar 7, 2023

It Was the Greatest Show on Earth!

By Sven K. Lindquist, SCI President Wow! What a great Convention SCI just had in Nashville! No number of superlatives can relay the level of excitement and energy of this year’s Convention. I thank all members for showing up and making this the best Convention SCI has ever had. Without you, the members, it would

Mar 7, 2023

Big Cape Buff Outside Kruger National Park

American Hunter Gets All He Could Ask For In Plains Game Hunt By Harry Morse At the SCI Convention in February 2020, I booked a plains game hunt for two with Bronkhorst Safaris in South Africa with the option to upgrade to a Cape buffalo hunt. Owner-operator Philip Bronkhorst said he worked with a concession