Vermont Awarded $50k to Study Moose

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department was awarded $50,000 by Safari Club International Foundation to support an ongoing three-year study on the state’s moose herd. The Safari Club International Foundation (SCI Foundation) recently awarded the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department a $50,000 grant in support of an ongoing three-year study the department is conducting on …

Actually, African Elephants Are Not on The Verge of Extinction

Few species are as iconic as the African elephant, the world’s largest terrestrial mammal. With long lifespans, high intelligence, and complex social structures, elephants evoke powerful emotions in people. Long pursued for their ivory, elephants have been increasingly exploited in recent years by certain environmental groups that rely on them for fundraising. We are inundated …

DRYING RUAHA RIVER POSSIBLY CONTRIBUTES TO BUFFALO DECLINE

African buffalo, also known as Cape buffalo (Syncerus caffer), are an extremely valuable species to hunters as one of Africa’s traditional “Big Five” game species. So when reports started coming in of buffalo declines occurring in Tanzania’s Ruaha National Park, everyone became concerned. In 2014, SCI Foundation partnered with the Health for Animals and Livelihood …

The Return of Desert Bighorn Sheep to Arizona Mountaintops

Sheep hunters are some of the most passionate outdoorsmen and valuable conservationists in the world. As Vance Corigan says in a February 2017 New York Times article “people who pay $300,000 for one tag just paid to recover 30 sheep to places that haven’t had sheep in 100 years.”   This year SCI Foundation and …

Giving Thanks to American Hunter-Conservationists

Across the county, deer hunters are gearing up in blaze orange for gun season. Waterfowlers are calling in ducks and wingshooters are training their dogs in the field. According to the most recent data from the Fish & Wildlife Service, 15.5 million Americans went hunting in 2011. That number represents a 9% increase from just …

Turkey Calls and Conservation

It’s turkey season! Across North America sportsmen and women throw on their light layers of camo and practice their best purrs, putts, clucks and yelps to convincingly seduce that big tom to strut over.  These hunters are contributing to a great legacy of conservation that has worked to keep these native birds present for the …

Issue of the Week: Pittman-Robertson Act

States such as Michigan, Alaska and Texas have received millions of dollars for habitat restoration and wildlife conservation efforts. The source of this funding stems from a piece of legislation that, thanks to today’s sportsmen and women, is experiencing a major boost. Sadly, many are unaware of this law that generates billions for wildlife conservation, …

SCI Foundation Anti-Poaching Program

The indiscriminate poaching of wildlife species is a crime around the world.  Too often the name of “hunter” is attached to the abhorrent acts of poaching. As ardent hunter-conservationists this could not be further from the truth.  In fact, as a group, hunters help pave the way for responsible wildlife management by paying their way …