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Safari Club International

Safari Club International

Protecting hunters’ rights and promoting wildlife conservation, SCI’s two areas of focus, historically has been the interest of hundreds of individuals long before SCI was established. But how did SCI as an organization begin?

Forty years ago, there were many safari clubs across the country made up of local, unaffiliated groups of hunters. One such was Safari Club of Los Angeles, which was formed in April 1971 by forty-seven individuals. In early 1972, an out-of-towner from a similar club in Chicago attended one of the monthly Wednesday night meetings, and it was decided that the L.A. club should attempt to combine with the one in Chicago to make it an affiliated chapter. The founder of Safari Club of Los Angeles, C.J. McElroy, went to the Windy City and instituted the new chapter.

Eleven months after the formation of Safari Club of Los Angeles, on March 9, 1972, the name was changed officially to Safari Club International. SCI continued to reach out to other independent safari clubs throughout the United States in an effort to combine them into a single overall organization.

Today, interest in SCI’s two primary missions has grown a worldwide network. Subsequent involvement and promotion of these missions is rooted in each of our 55,000 members, supported through each of our 190 membership chapters found across the globe, and put into action by government representatives and personnel both nationally and internationally.

In this way, we can encourage an appreciation for nature and wildlife so that conservation efforts remain strong, while also fighting to protect our rich hunting heritage. Big changes can be achieved through the endeavors of many who are united in a mission – the mission of Safari Club International.

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SCI Donates $100,000 to Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation

Safari Club International (SCI) is celebrating the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) 25th Anniversary with a contribution of $100,000. The check presentation was held during the Annual Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation VIP reception before their Annual Banquet & Auction in Washington, DC on Sept. 10th. “The Congressional…

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Safari Club International Foundation

Hunter Legacy Fund Awards over $650,000 to Worthy Projects

Joe Hosmer, Safari Club International Foundation President announced that between the May Board meeting in Washington, DC and the August Board meeting recently completed in Tucson, the SCI Foundation’s Hunter Legacy Fund’s Trustees, after carefully reviewing dozens of applications, awarded grants ranging from $12,500 to…

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Safari Club International Foundation

Zambia Lifts Ban on Hunting

Zambian Tourism and Arts Minister, Jean Kapata, announced that the ban on hunting, which was enacted in January 2013, has been lifted. Safari Club International (SCI) and SCI Foundation maintained that the ban was counter-productive to the conservation needs of Zambia, and today’s decision should…

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