Who We Are

Safari Club International (SCI) is a not-for-profit organization of hunters whose primary missions are to protect the freedom to hunt and to promote wildlife conservation.

SCI's 50,000 members and 180 chapters in the US and around the world are passionate about hunting and about wildlife conservation. Hunters take pride in carrying on the ancient traditions and practices of the hunt. Hunting is part of human nature and it is what enabled humans to feed ourselves, defend ourselves from danger, form societies and develop art such as the cave paintings tens of thousands of years old that depict hunting because it was essential to the survival and growth of humankind.

People hunt for many reasons. For most hunters, it is a tradition handed down through their families. For all hunters, it is an unparalleled way of participating in the real nature of life in the world, being self-sufficient and providing natural food for their families, friends and communities. All hunters are keenly aware of the natural world and the requirements of land and water that make it vibrant and that support a wide variety of wildlife. The hunter-members of SCI support legal and ethical hunting based on the concepts of science based sustainable use.

Hunters continue to support the revolution in wildlife management in the USA started by Theodore Roosevelt and his fellow sportsmen that has brought species such as white-tailed deer, wild turkeys and elk back from the brink of extinction to plentitude. Hunters willingly pay a tax on sporting goods in the US that provides billions of dollars of support to wildlife management and conservation. On a global scale, hunters support the concepts of sustainable use and community-based natural resource management that conserve iconic species such as the lion, elephants, rhinoceros, leopards and cheetahs. 

SCI is headquartered in Washington, D.C. in the USA and operates in the USA, Canada, Mexico, Europe and elsewhere around the world. From its headquarters, SCI educates policy-makers, regulators and the public globally on the role of hunting in society and the economy. Through its chapters, SCI raises millions of dollars for local conservation, education and humanitarian activities. In conjunction with its sister organization, the SCI Foundation, SCI provides on-the-ground conservation and anti-poaching funding.

SCI's Washington-based activity covers local and state issues in the U.S., US federal laws and regulations, litigation involving wildlife, global treaties, hunting in North America, Europe and around the world. SCI carries out its business activities through its Fundraising, Membership and Chapter Operations Center in Tucson, Arizona.

Mission and Involvement

Safari Club International is the leader in protecting the freedom to hunt and promoting wildlife conservation worldwide. These primary missions are supported through the many arenas of the organization.


Since 2000, SCI has spent $140 million on protecting the freedom to hunt through policy advocacy, litigation and education for federal and state legislators to ensure hunting is protected for future generations.

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When you become a member of Safari Club International, you join a network of 50,000 like-minded individuals all over the world. In your local community there may already be an official SCI Chapter.

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Through our publications, SAFARI Magazine, Safari Times newspaper and Hunter Pride e-newsletter, we keep you up to date on events and board actions, news and stories about other members’ hunting expeditions.

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In addition to practicing ethical hunting while in the field and around others, SCI members give back by participating in conservation and humanitarian efforts taking place across the globe.

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Hunter Advocacy

Safari Club International is the leading voice in the fight to protect the freedom to hunt, both in the United States and internationally. The SCI Departments of Legal Advocacy Resources and International Affairs and Government Relations are headquartered in Washington, D.C., advocating on behalf of SCI members and non-members alike. From staff dedicated to legislation and policy to a team of litigators, SCI is at the forefront of protecting the hunting heritage. 

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SCI Foundation ensures the best available science is used in wildlife policy and management, and demonstrates the constructive role that hunting and hunters play in the conservation of biodiversity worldwide. Since 2000, SCI Foundation has spent over $60 million for nearly 100 international projects in conservation, wildlife, education and humanitarian services.

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Hunting & Hunters

Hunter Information Service

SCI’s Hunter Information Service is designed to provide members with the information resources they need on all things hunting. We’ll help you research a hunting destination, a game species, hunting operators, hunting-related services and the latest legal requirements affecting your hunting travel.

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Did You Know…?

Hunting in America is big business, generating 600,000 jobs in the United States!

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Fifty years ago, the pronghorn population was only 12,000. Today, through science-based wildlife management, there are more than one million!

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The Pittman-Robertson Act is an 11 percent tax on firearms, ammunition and other hunting-related equipment to fund conservation. To date, more than $72 Billion has been raised.

SCI is proactive in protecting my hunting rights, and the annual convention gives me exposure to many outfitters and sources for my hunting and fishing trips.
SCI Member
2017 Member Survey
SCI is the best proactive hunting, conservation and educational organization in the world. It not only emphases local, state and national, but also international.
SCI Member
2017 Member Survey
I believe it is the responsible thing to do as a member of the hunting community: Support organizations that protect wildlife conservation and hunting.
SCI Member
2017 Member Survey

International Hunting

Legal organized hunting is conducted on six continents by tens of millions of hunters each year. This hunting activity provides the funding for meaningful wildlife conservation worldwide.

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North American Hunting

There are many diverse hunting opportunities in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Thanks to hunters, many species of wildlife there have been brought back from the brink of extinction.

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