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Rigby’s Best .275 Bolt Rifle Ever Made

The World Heritage Rifle for the 2016 SCI Convention is a Corbett-style .275 Rigby honoring hunting in Asia. Rigby’s donation is an homage to the legendary .275 Rigby that was used by the renowned Jim Corbett to dispatch numerous man-eating big cats in the Kumaon region of India. By a fortunate coincidence, shortly after this project began, Rigby managed to track down and acquire Corbett’s own .275 for its London museum. Continue reading Rigby’s Best .275 Bolt Rifle Ever Made

War in the Woods – Fighting the Marijuana Cartels

Lt. Nores
Lt. John Nores of the Marijuana Enforcement Team and partner.

SCI brings back one of the most popular seminars to the 2015 Annual Convention at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.

Lt. John Nores and Warden Jerry Karnow will highlight the environmental impacts and threats to wildlife and public Continue reading War in the Woods – Fighting the Marijuana Cartels

SCI Convention Keeps Getting Better and Better!

hunforever2015conventionfloor2Get ready to be amazed!

The 43rd Annual Safari Club International Convention and Ultimate Hunter’s Market is shaping up to be more exciting than ever!

Last February, Attendees could see more than 1,100 exhibitors from around the world, chat with outfitters about the hunts they sell, and shop from a wide variety of hunting and luxury products. Members could also see the finest wildlife taxidermy and diorama work and art displayed by the world’s most renowned wildlife artists. Continue reading SCI Convention Keeps Getting Better and Better!

Safari Club Closes Convention with Grand Finale!

Lance Norris (r) and Skip Donau (l)
Lance Norris (r) and Skip Donau (l)

The Safari Club International Convention for 2014 wrapped up with a Grand Finale Awards dinner and concert with legendary rock band Chicago. While attendees were encouraged to pull out all the stops to have a good time, it is important to remember the real reason we put on this show every year and recognize the contributions to our hunting heritage that keeps Safari Club International on the front lines, defending our right to hunt. After a brief opening from Convention Sponsor Larry Potterfield of Midway USA, SCI President Craig Kauffman and CEO Phil DeLone spoke about the state of SCI, what plans are in the works for

Diana Award Winner Olivia Nalos Opre (l)
Olivia Nalos Opre (l) and Renee Snider (r)

enhancing the benefits of membership and what role SCI plays and will continue to play in the ongoing fight to preserve our hunting legacy. Perhaps most importantly, the finale was an opportunity to honor three individuals who personify the mission of Safari Club International. The winner of the Hall of Fame Award was presented to Lance Norris for his tireless efforts on behalf of SCI. The Diana Award was presented to Olivia Nalos Opre, in recognition of her many achievements in pursuit of this award despite the vitriolic attacks from anti-hunters, including death threats, this past year.

Kenneth Barr (r) and SCI President-Elect Larry Higgins
Kenneth Barr (r) and SCI President-Elect Larry Higgins (l)

The international Hunting Award was presented to Kenneth Barr, whose efforts to spread the mission of SCI has made him a beacon for others hoping to match his skill and dedication to hunting worldwide. SCI thanks these stellar individuals and all SCI members for making this another spectacular convention.