SCIF promotes science–based conservation through wildlife research, capacity building in governments, youth and teacher education, and humanitarian programs that show the importance of the hunting community in society.
SCIF President Joe Hosmer and SCIF Conservation Committee Chair Al Maki have arrived in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to represent SCI Foundation at the 2014 African Wildlife Consultative Forum. After a warm welcome from Mr. Dauwd Meme, Director General of the Ethiopian Wildlife Conservation Authority, the conference began in earnest discussing lions, community based resource management, and the economics of hunting. We will provide updates on this important forum as they become available.
SCI Foundation President Joe Hosmer (l) and Mr. Dauwd Meme (r)
SCIF Conservation Committee Chair Al Maki addresses the Forum
SCIF President Joe Hosmer Addresses the Forum attendees
Pathfinder Co-Chairs Bill & Vicki Swan are pleased to announce that nearly $23,000 dollars has been reimbursed to SCI Chapters that have held warrior or pathfinder events this year. SCIF, through Humanitarian Services, has set aside $50,000 to promote Chapter functions for disabled hunters, terminally ill children or soldiers returning from battle.
In order for a chapter to qualify for these funds, it must sponsor and/or host an event for one of those mentioned above. The chapter has to furnish a profit/loss statement, a write-up about the event, and show where it was publicized in the media. These funds are reimbursements and not matching funds. Reimbursement cannot exceed the actual expense to the Chapter.
We strongly suggest that your Chapter submit a write up with photos of the event to Safari Times and for posting on the Hunt Forever blog and the Hunt Now newsletter. For more information contact Stephanie Gray in the Humanitarian Services Department.
Safari Club International Foundation and the Boy Scouts of America Foundation (BSAF) will host their second annual sporting clays shoot on Feb. 4, 2014 at the Clark County Shooting Facility in Las Vegas, NV. This event precedes the opening of the 2014 SCI Annual Convention in Las Vegas with all proceeds from the shoot benefiting the programs of both SCI Foundation and BSAF.
As the Title Sponsor of the 2014 shoot, Kreighoff International has donated a new Kreighoff K-80 Pro Sporter over/under 12-gauge shotgun with 32-inch barrels. A sweepstakes drawing for the gun will be one of the highlights of the Second Annual SCI Foundation and BSAF Sporting Clays fundraiser. Every shooter who registers for the competition will receive one ticket for the drawing, with additional tickets available at $100 each with a maximum of 300 tickets to be sold. The K-80 Pro Sporter gun drawing will be held on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014 at 2 p.m. in the SCI Foundation booth at the SCI Convention.
Register now to secure your spot for the Shoot! You may register as an individual shooter or form your own four-person shooting team. Your $350 registration per shooter includes targets, ammunition, lunch, one K-80 sweepstakes ticket and round trip shuttle service to the event from the Mandalay Bay Resort. Participants will have the opportunity to meet Olympic shooters, outdoor TV personalities, enjoy a delicious lunch and the presentation of shooting awards.