Last year, SCIF began support for the conservation of wild Bukhara urial sheep in southwestern Tajikistan. Urial is a species that is vulnerable itself, threatened by poaching and intensive pressure from livestock grazing, but a community-based model funded by hunting is also proving to benefit other endangered wildlife, including the striped hyena. Continue reading SCIF Community-Based Hunting Program Helps Other Endangered Wildlife in Tajikistan
In early October 2018, Ronald W. Neldon, U.S. Air Force, Ret., received what he calls “an act of kindness” from the Safari Club International Foundation (SCIF) and the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish (NMDGF). Neldon is a retired Security Policeman (now called Security Forces) from the U.S. Air Force who spent 20 years working in security, law enforcement and antiterrorism, and is a survivor of the Khobar Towers terrorist truck bomb attack in June 1996. Continue reading An Elk Hunt Donated Creates Memory Of A Lifetime
On March 9, 2019, the SCIF International Wildlife Museum hosted its 4th Annual Outdoors Day. The event is dedicated to getting people excited and informed about current outdoor recreation activities, including hunting. The event allows families to come and experience first-hand outdoor activities, including archery, BB gun shooting and horseback riding, as well as learn about wildlife science and conservation. Continue reading Outdoors Day A Huge Success
Bringing in the next generation of leaders is important if SCI and SCI Foundation are to continue growing their impact into the future. On Wednesday afternoon, January 9 SCI Foundation held its second annual Young Guns event at the Peppermill Resort. The event was hosted by C.J. and Jami Sibert, and was attended by an energetic group of up and comers, many of whom will eventually take on leadership rolesIn SCI and SCI Foundation, ensuring the continued viability of these groups well into the future.
“The future of hunting relies on young people getting more involved,” said SCI Foundation Executive Director Bob Benson. “Our new Young Guns group is a great way for young hunters to meet and build relationships and learn more about SCI and SCI Foundation. We look forward to seeing this new initiative grow.”