Sep 18, 2023

SCI Announces New Chapters in Mexico and Napa Valley

Safari Club International (SCI) is excited to announce the formation of chapters in Napa Valley, California and Hermosillo, Mexico. These new chapters mark the beginning of SCI’s chapter presence in Mexico and the bolstering of our organization’s domestic presence on the West Coast. SCI’s Chapters facilitate our global presence and make up the “backbone of the organization,” which is now stronger than ever as SCI continues to lead the fight

Sep 15, 2023

SCI, SAF, W. Michigan Bowhunters Sue Education Department Over Archery, Hunter Education Policies

Washington, D.C.— On September 14, 2023, Safari Club International (SCI), the West Michigan Bowhunters Chapter of SCI, and Sportsmen’s Alliance Foundation (SAF) filed a lawsuit against the Department of Education over its misinterpretation of the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act (BSCA). The lawsuit challenges the Department’s misguided decision to prohibit the use of federal funds for

Sep 14, 2023

Time to Go Hunting

By W. Laird Hamberlin, SCI/F CEO Hunting is one of the six pillars upon which the future of hunting and SCI rest. That means when we go hunting, we are helping the traditions of hunting and conservation continue for generations to come.  Why is following our passions so important? Simple. Hunting is our way of

Sep 13, 2023

Africa Draws You Back

By: Craig Boddington Our founder, C.J. McElroy, said that the only people he envied were hunters on their first African safari. There is simply no way to recapture the wonder and amazement of that life-changing event. The landscape, the diverse wildlife, the gracious people, the African sunsets and night skies, it’s like no other place

Sep 12, 2023

SCI Spearheads Letter Opposing Proposed Move of the Office of Subsistence Management

Continuing its leadership defending hunting on federal lands in Alaska, SCI spearheaded a group letter opposing the proposed move of the Office of Subsistence Management (OSM) from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to the Office of the Secretary of Interior or the Bureau of Indian Affairs.  The OSM provides technical advice to the Federal Subsistence

Sep 12, 2023

Around the States: California, Louisiana, Washington

California: The California Legislature passed Assembly Bill 28, despite fervent opposition from the entire conservation community, and it is expected that Governor Gavin Newsome, a rabid anti-gun advocate, will sign the bill.  AB 28 imposes an additional eleven percent tax on ammunition and firearms sales to law abiding hunters and shooters in order to raise an

Sep 12, 2023

SCI Continues Wyoming Elk Advocacy

For years, SCI has advocated for sensible management of Wyoming’s iconic elk herds, which require supplemental forage when winter snows are deep and the elks’ natural range isn’t sufficient.  Many elk would starve (and have starved) without supplemental feeding.  In 2019 and 2020, SCI jointly intervened with multiple outfitter and guide associations in two cases to defend

Sep 12, 2023

SCI and Partners Move to Protect Hunting and Fishing on Canaan Valley NWR

Last week, SCI, the National Rifle Association, and Sportsmen’s Alliance Foundation moved to jointly intervene in a case to defend the use of lead ammunition and fishing tackle on Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge in West Virginia.  The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service was recently sued for its 2022 decision not to implement a plan to

Sep 12, 2023

Legislative Fall Deep Dive

With Congress Back in session following the August recess, SCI advocacy has put together a list of priorities for hunters and the nuts and bolts of federal legislation. Read about hunters education and archery in schools; the Endangered Species Act; trophy bans; the U.S. Foundation for International Conservation; and traditional ammunition below!  Department of Education: This

Sep 8, 2023

Glamour Guns

Galapagos: Artist Depicts Famous Archipelago’s Unique Creatures On Krieghoff K-80/S  By John Geiger, Managing Editor Originally published in the 2023 September/October issue of Safari Magazine.  Krieghoff has been revealing a “gun of the year” annually since the 1990s. Each has been unique and exquisite, like this year’s “Buffalo Jump” which depicts Native Americans hunting bison, or the 2019