May 23, 2023

Hunter Reports: Recent Delays in USDA Inspections

SCI recently received complaints from several hunters that U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) inspections have delayed their trophy shipments, causing significant airline storage costs.  This is not a new issue, but it may be flaring up in some West Coast ports.  SCI is working to address the issue with USDA.  In the meantime, hunters should understand the USDA

May 23, 2023

SCI Member Spotlight, Brian Pitell

Like so many other events in our lives these days this one had been on hold for two years. When travel day finally came it felt a bit surreal. The forces that had been delaying my departure weren’t about to just let me go in peace. There were still plenty of hurdles beyond the normal

May 18, 2023

Thanks for the Memories

All good things must end. With that in mind, it has been a true honor to serve as SCI President for the past two years. Thank you to everyone who has helped me lead this organization to new heights. We’ve come a long way, yet there is still much to be done. 

May 16, 2023

A New Family Tradition

Three years ago, I started taking my nephews turkey hunting on our family farm during Nebraska’s youth season. Now, our turkey hunt is an annual family tradition.

May 16, 2023

The ‘Finest Double’ Up For Auction

When author Terry Weiland wrote about this W.J. Jeffery .450/400 NE (3-inch) rifle in his book “Dangerous-Game Rifles,” two noted experts said it was the finest double rifle they had ever seen. The same W.J. Jeffery .450/400 NE (3-inch) is Lot No. 483 in Rock Island’s Premier Auction on May 19. The Rock Island Auction

May 16, 2023

SCI Holds May 2023 Board Meeting in Washington D.C.

Last week, SCI hosted its May 2023 Board of Directors Meeting in Washington, D.C., to discuss and advocate for our membership’s priority legislative and regulatory issues affecting hunting and wildlife conservation in the U.S. and worldwide. From May 10 – May 12, more than 100 SCI members attended this productive conference that featured a Lobby

May 16, 2023

2023 – 2024 SCI Leadership Election Results

To carry out Safari Club International’s chief legislative and regulatory priorities all year long, SCI held its annual volunteer leadership election last week in Washington D.C. at our Spring Board Meeting. Our membership has elected the following individuals to leadership positions: Find a full list of elected SCI Leadership with this link!

May 16, 2023

Around the States: NEAFWA, Alaska, Colorado, Pennsylvania

NEAFWA: SCI Eastern States and Local Liaison Bee Frederick attended the 78th Annual Northeast Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies Conference in Hershey, PA. In addition to attending various conservation sessions related to R3, lead ammunition, CWD and other important topics, he presented to the state agency directors on SCI’s mission and how SCI, and our members,

May 9, 2023

Defending Hunting in Washington

Defending Hunting in Washington: SCI’s May Board meeting will be held at our headquarters in Washington, DC this week. SCI members from across the country are taking this opportunity to go to Congress and meet with their Representatives and Senators on the issues that matter most to hunters. If you can’t make it in person, help