SCI Members, Chapters Deliver Hurricane Relief In Texas

September 7, 2017 Tucson, AZ – Safari Club International (SCI) and Safari Club International Foundation (SCIF) announced today that they are working with state and local officials in the hurricane-ravaged areas.  SCI chapters and members are on the ground, helping with hurricane relief as they continue to raise money needed to help both humans and …

Hunters Help Victims Of Hurricane Harvey

Tucson, AZ – Safari Club International (SCI) and SCI Foundation have joined with the SCI Houston Chapter, the Texas Brush Country Chapter and other relief organizations to offer support in dealing with the continuing storm-related situation in East Texas and Louisiana. “We have mobilized and currently have people on the ground and en route to …

Interactions of Aoudad & Bighorn Sheep

By Jose Etchart, Ryan O’Shaughnessy, Ph.D., and Silverio Avila Aoudad, or barbary sheep, were first released into the wild in California in 1924. Since then, the species has shown remarkable ability to adapt to local habitat conditions with populations now existing in California, New Mexico and Texas. Due to their apparent ease of adaptability there …

New Aoudad and Bighorn Sheep Matching Grant Project!

SCI Foundation is supporting a new project examining competition among aoudad and bighorn sheep in the Trans-Pecos region of west Texas. Thank you to the West Texas and Southern New Mexico SCI Chapters for contributing to this research project! SCI Chapters around the world conduct wildlife research and conservation projects. Seven other Matching Grants were …

Saving the Three Amigos

Three of the world’s rarest antelope, the scimitar-horned oryx, dama gazelle, and addax (or white antelope), known as the “Three Amigos”, could be saved from extinction thanks to American hunters and private landowners. The scimitar-horned oryx is extinct in the wild across its range in North Africa, having been last seen in Niger and Chad …

Issue of the Week: Feral Swine Populations on the Rise

Domesticated pigs, or swine, were introduced to North America as a meat source for early settlers. While some pigs escaped their confines, others were released by earlier explorers to be a wandering food source. Either way, pigs began to establish populations and revert to a “wild” state, deemed as feral. Pigs are highly intelligent and …