Safari Club International, the leader in defending the freedom to hunt and promoting wildlife conservation worldwide, is pleased to announce it has entered into a joint venture agreement with Buckmasters to continue promoting intelligent, practical wildlife and habitat management and conservation for future generations.
“This venture is part of SCI’s strategic plan to enhance the organization’s ability to protect the freedom to hunt worldwide, including right here in the United States,” said SCI CEO W. Laird Hamberlin.
“This alliance aligns the leading whitetail organization in Buckmasters with the leading advocacy and conservation organization in SCI. This collaboration will introduce new opportunities for members of both groups to continue their support and preservation of hunting and conservation.”
Buckmasters was founded in 1986 by Jackie Bushman and is the largest whitetail deer hunting organization in the United States with over 160,000 subscribers. Buckmasters produces Buckmasters TV and The Jackie Bushman Show on the Outdoor Channel; and sells subscriptions to Buckmasters Whitetail Magazine and RACK Magazine; and the Buckmasters EXPO held annually in Montgomery, Alabama.
The joint venture provides SCI a seat on the Buckmasters Board of Directors along with recognition as a premiere sponsor.
“We are excited to have the support of SCI and add the voice of our members to their industry leading advocacy and conservation efforts” said Jackie Bushman, CEO of Buckmasters. “Having SCI closely involved with Buckmasters will help us continue to represent and promote a positive image of ethical hunting and an awareness of the essential role of hunting as a necessary conservation tool.”
“Working with Buckmasters will enhance the effectiveness of SCI as we work to defend hunting on Capitol Hill, in state legislatures and in the minds of non-hunters,” said SCI President Steve Skold.
The joint venture is anticipated to be approved during the SCI Board of Directors meeting on May 9, 2020.