SCI Appeals Western Great Lakes Wolf Ruling
Safari Club International has taken the next step in the battle over the status and management of the wolves of the Western Great Lakes (WGL). Last December, a D.C. federal district court judge ruled that the federal government illegally delisted the WGL wolves. The ruling returned those wolves to endangered status. Safari Club International, along ...
Four Anti-Hunting Groups Are Doing Their Best to Bring African Elephants to Extinction
On February 11, 2015, four notorious anti-hunting groups took action in an attempt to put an end to the most effective means of elephant conservation – U.S. importation of legally sport-hunted elephants. The International Fund for Animal Welfare, Humane Society of the United States, Humane Society International and the Fund for Animals together petitioned the ...
U.S. Releases Implementation Plan to Combat Wildlife Trafficking
A year to the day after President Obama issued a "National Strategy for Combating Wildlife Trafficking," the U.S. released its plan to implement that strategy. Although the plan's overall objective is to target and reduce wildlife trafficking and not to make it more difficult to hunt and import sport-hunted animals, the lengthy plan does include ...
Who Does the HSUS Really Support?
We're all familiar with the ads...dramatic camera pans and close ups of sad puppies and kittens in cages. Some showing signs of abuse or neglect while appropriately moving music plays in the background. The Humane Society of the United States has been using this "rip at the heartstrings" approach to their fundraising efforts for a ...
SCI Member Beth Ryan Appointed to NM Game & Fish Commission
SCI member Elizabeth "Beth" Atkinson Ryan of Roswell, New Mexico, was appointed by Governor Susana Martinez to the New Mexico Game and Fish Commission. Beth is a partner at the law firm of Carson Ryan LLC, where she has an oil, gas, and energy practice. She is married to Zack Ryan of Paducah, Texas, a ...
SCI Foundation Endows Hamline University School of Law Scholarship Fund
Joseph Hosmer, President Safari Club International (SCI) Foundation announced that SCI Foundation, the Minnesota Chapter of Safari Club International (SCI), and the Trustees of The Hamline University of Minnesota recently ...
Issue of the Week: Promoting Conservation Through Education
Educating the public on the benefits sportsmen and women provide for conservation is one of the best ways to safeguard hunting, angling, and trapping opportunities for the future. These activities ...
Weekly Update: Ya Ha Tinda Elk Project Review
In 2013 SCI Foundation became a partner on the Ya Ha Tinda (YHT) elk population project to help support the collaborative program between researchers at the Universities of Alberta and ...
Issue of the Week: Revisions In British Columbia Hunting Permit Allocation Policy Raise Concern
This month the British Columbian government decided to revise its December 2014 amendments to the Wildlife Allocation Policy that granted hunting guides and their foreign clients a larger share of ...
Weekly Update: African Buffalo Project in Tanzania
In August, SCI Foundation partnered with the Wildlife Health Center at the University of California, Davis (WHC) to investigate the decline of African buffalo in Ruaha National Park (RNP), Tanzania. ...
SCI Communications Wins Gold AVA Digital Award
Safari Club International has won the prestigious Gold AVA Digital Award for its Hunt Forever blog. Hunt Forever is a digital extension of SAFARI Magazine that recently surpassed the 1 million view mark. There were about 2,100 other entries from around the world in the 2015 international competition, and only four blogs earned a Gold ...
Flashback Friday – Pronghorns and Muzzleloaders
Editor’s Note: On Friday we dust off a gem from the extensive SCI archives and offer a story from past issues. Today we join a father and son team as they hunt the wary and fleet pronghorn antelope with muzzle loading rifles in Wyoming. This article first appeared in the November/December 1993 issue of Safari ...
SCI Minnesota Chapter To Auction Shiras Moose Governor's Tag
It's not a secret that it's getting harder to draw premium tags in the western states. For those states with preference point systems, drawing a premium tag can take decades. Luckily, there is another option that allows hunters to skip the wait and support conservation at the same time. This year, Minnesota SCI has received ...
Sheep Hunter's Rite of Passage
A young huntress learns what it means to hunt tur and ibex in Central Asia. After what seemed like an eternity in the air, I planted my size six feet on the soil of the first of many forgotten countries that would be along my sojourn–Azerbaijan. Hidden faces stared at my exposed, pale skin, round ...
In Pursuit of Kansas Whitetails
Movement caught my eye a hundred yards to the North as a feeding deer materialized through the tree limbs and brush. The buck raised his head and my heart skipped a beat. It was the big nine. I slowly reached for my bow as the big buck continued to feed, pausing once to give an ...
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