Tag Archives: SCIF

2019 Youth Pathfinder Award Winner – Nate Wagner

This year’s Youth Pathfinder hunt was awarded to sixteen-year old, native New Yorker, Nathan “Nate” Wagner.  Born in November 2003, Nate grew up the youngest of three boys and was active in sports playing basketball and lacrosse.  He developed an interest in hunting with friends who hunt that later turned into a passion he and his father, Rich, now share.  Nate harvested his first whitetail deer this Continue reading 2019 Youth Pathfinder Award Winner – Nate Wagner

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Legends Ranch Hosts Special Youth Challenge Hunts For SCIF Youth Pathfinders

Legends Ranch in Bitely, Michigan offers a Special Youth Challenge Hunt for four to six youth each year at the start of the season.  In the two years since SCIF’s Youth Pathfinder Program was developed, we have funded travel expenses for disabled, handicapped or terminally ill youth under the age of 18 and their caregiver to travel to the Ranch as well as shipment of their trophy after the hunt. Continue reading Legends Ranch Hosts Special Youth Challenge Hunts For SCIF Youth Pathfinders

SCIF Community-Based Hunting Program Helps Other Endangered Wildlife in Tajikistan

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

An Elk Hunt Donated Creates Memory Of A Lifetime

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