For over forty years Safari Club International has been dedicated to protecting hunters’ rights and promoting wildlife conservation. Through a worldwide network the 55,000 members who belong to 200 local chapters help encourage an appreciation for nature and wildlife so that conservation efforts remain strong, while also fighting to protect the rich hunting heritage.
SCI accomplishes its main goals through a number of programs including advocacy, education, representation and the networking of its members.
Since 2000, SCI has spent $140 million to protect the freedom to hunt through policy advocacy, litigation and education for state legislators to ensure hunting is protected for future generations. Through direct involvement and partnerships with like-minded organizations, SCI has become a political force in Washington, D.C., as well as other world capitals.
The weekly e-bulletin In the Crosshairs provides breaking news to more than 45,000 SCI members on a weekly basis about legal issues and government actions. Members also receive 12 issues of Safari Times and six issues of SAFARI Magazine containing useful tips and tactics as well as exciting stories from other members’ hunts.
Individuals who become SCI members are eligible to attend the SCI Annual Hunter’s Convention, submit trophies to the SCI Record Book of Trophy Animals and be considered for the Awards Program. They also have access to the Hunter’s Hotline for important information and updates on importation of trophies and travelling with firearms, access to hunt reports from around the world, free admission to the International Wildlife Museum at SCI headquarters in Tucson, Arizona and an official SCI membership card.
By joining SCI, new members are connected with over 55,000 like-minded hunter/conservationists who believe in presenting hunting in a positive light to the non-hunting community. By practicing ethical hunting as well as participating in humanitarian efforts around the globe, people can be educated about the positive impact hunting has on game populations and local economies. Local chapters focus on projects in their areas such as Sportsmen Against Hunger and wildlife habitat restoration to name a few. With chapters in all 50 states it is easy to get connected and participate.
Funding for SCI’s efforts comes primarily from their Annual Hunters’ Convention, the Ultimate Hunters’ Market. Next year’s 42nd Annual Hunters’ Convention will have every possible hunting expedition, safari, fishing excursion, and fine firearm on display for sportsmen and women of every interest level. Six continents of adventure and wonder are under one roof at SCI’s Annual Hunters’ Convention. There are dozens of informative and educational seminars designed to provide attendees the opportunity to learn new hunting techniques or refine old ones on countless topics that appeal to the hunting sportsman.
The 2014 Convention runs from February 5-8 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pre-registration discounts are available now!
For more information, to join or register, visit www.showsci.org or call 1-888-746-9724.
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