Safari Club International Member Attacked

Anti Hunting Cyber Bullying Harassment
Safari Club International Member Attacked
Safari Club International - First For Hunters
Safari Club International – First For Hunters

USA – -(Ammoland.com)- A few days ago one of our members suffered a nasty attack that started on social media.  It didn’t stop there, however.  It involved threats, contacts at his place of business, and more.

As hunters we don’t run and hide from the anti-hunters, but Safari Club International (SCI) wants you to have some guidance and tips from our pros on how to deal with this if it happens to you.

Knowing how to safeguard your information and privacy on social media is the key to effectively utilizing Facebook, Twitter, and other platforms.  In addition to spammers and identity thieves, our community is prone to attacks from an entirely different group of people – anti-hunters.

Time after time, we hear stories of anti-hunters attacking our fellow hunters on social media, solely for enjoying our favorite pastime and sharing memories.

To help take that target off you, spend a few minutes ensuring your social media profile has the appropriate privacy settings in place.  You can read our privacy setting suggestions here.  By taking these steps, you make it more difficult for non-Friends (such as anti-hunters or spammers) to view your profile or contact you.

In addition, be sure you aren’t posting content online that will draw anti-hunters out of the woodwork.  For more information, read “Don’t Get Hunted (Online).”

Even with proper precaution, it is still possible for anti-hunters to target you online. Don’t engage with negative comments or attacks on social media; that will only fuel the fire and makes you more of a target.  Be sure to screenshot any threatening comments and save them, as you may need to document these attacks if you need to pursue further action.

You can also visit www.stopbullying.gov/laws to view anti-bullying laws in your state.  Most of us think of school students when the subject is bullying, but many of these statutes also apply to the brazen personal threats and attacks so carelessly launched by anti-hunting zealots.

As with this most recent incident, sometimes these attacks go beyond social media and make their way offline. Should you receive in person threats or if you fear anti-hunters intend to target your home or place of work, contact your local authorities immediately.  The safety of you and your close friends and family is always a priority.

Should these attacks escalate, there is a chance you could be contacted by the media.  We recommend that you do not respond immediately to any request for an interview.  If you feel that participating in an interview would be a good idea, please contact our Hunter Advocacy Department at (202) 609-8175 or by emailing [email protected] and we will help with interview preparation.  If the media contacts you with questions specifically about SCI, immediately refer them to Hunter Advocacy—it is not your responsibility to speak on behalf of the organization.  We can take care of that.

As always keep in mind these facts as you engage with the media:

  • You are in no way required to speak with them—you have a right to privacy
  • Anything you say can be printed or broadcast
  • You have no guaranteed protections once you agree to be interviewed

Often the media will try to paint a very disturbing picture of our favorite pastime, so take time to mention our efforts to support conservation and end poaching.  An example of the information that we have available about hunting and conservation can be found here.  This fact sheet is also an excellent resource to use when explaining our sport to non-media members of the community.  Should your boss or coworker confront you with concern, use these facts to explain our sport.   Feel free to contact us for more information at our

Hunter Advocacy office in DC for assistance in dealing with these kinds of attacks.  We are here to help.

If you will be attending SCI’s Convention in Las Vegas this year, please be sure to attend Hunter Advocacy’s seminar “Social Media: Best Practices for Hunters” on February 2 at 10:00 a.m.  This seminar will teach you how to enhance your social media knowledge while staying safe online.

Now that you’re thinking about social media, be sure to visit our Facebook page and give us a LIKE!  You can search for “Safari Club International – SCI” or click here.

Safari Club International – First For Hunters is the leader in protecting the freedom to hunt and in promoting wildlife conservation worldwide. SCI’s approximately 200 Chapters represent all 50 of the United States as well as 106 other countries. SCI’s proactive leadership in a host of cooperative wildlife conservation, outdoor education and humanitarian programs, with the SCI Foundation and other conservation groups, research institutions and government agencies, empowers sportsmen to be contributing community members and participants in sound wildlife management and conservation. Visit the home page www.safariclub.org or call (520) 620-1220 for more information.

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Macofjack
Macofjack
4 years ago

TS – Go back to the safe room you left and stop trying to spread you liberal BS! You are hilarious for the STUPID attempt to say something with nothing!

TS
TS
4 years ago
Reply to  Macofjack

Now again, in English, please.

Colonialgirl
Colonialgirl
4 years ago
Reply to  TS

He’s saying that YOU, “TS”, are a total moron idiot and low life donkey feces pile on a cold stone with no brains and are a total coward too. Your mommy wishes she had visited planned parenthood before you were born and if you had ever been drafted into the military you would have wet your little pink panties.
Now BACK to playing with your Barbie dolls, PlayDoh, and coloring books in your “safe space” along with the other snowflakes.

TS
TS
4 years ago
Reply to  Colonialgirl

LOL. Such venom, but no eloquence. You lose. Only cowards shoot animals for FUN. Back to the kitchen for you, girly. Bacon and eggs will do.

BTW, what is a snowflake? Is that a lame attempt at an insult? Now back to the topic at hand. Isn’t it amazing that the Internet can shine a light on your pathetic excuse for a hobby, and bring you down. It’s over, retreat back to your closed-door Redneck boys clubs–to which, you, girly, are, of course, not invited.

Macofjack
Macofjack
4 years ago
Reply to  TS

TS – the more you talk the more we see what a waste of flesh you are. I’ll be you see no problem in a woman getting an abortion either. You are the one that need to go back to your safe place, suck your thumb and stay away from the big boy table!

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
4 years ago
Reply to  TS

@TS Oh, like you have ever been eloquent, but you do know a bit about being a coward and a loser…it is your way of life. Here is an example: “… pathetic excuse for…” Talk about a trite phrase, if you had any eloquence you would come up with your own phrases. I challenge you to come up with a phrase of your own. I will make it even easier, just come up with one original idea, just one idea that know one has ever thought before, Just one! I bet that you can’t do it!

TS
TS
4 years ago
Reply to  TS

Oh, Old Bill. Trying SO hard to be clever. Makes me a little bit sad.

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
4 years ago
Reply to  TS

@TS I am clever enough that your income taxes go to pay my retirement. Now, what about that original thought that you were going to come up with… let’s hear it, Mr Clever.

Macofjack
Macofjack
4 years ago
Reply to  TS

TS lust like Wild Bill your taxes are going to pay me too!! Little snowflake!

TS
TS
4 years ago

Hilarious! SCI sending its members to a kids anti-bullying site for protection advice from pansie-assed libruls.
To be clear– I, in no shape or form, support violence or threats against anyone-even if their despicable and cowardly trophy hunting “pastime” deserves to be banned, but it makes me smile to think that you are on the run. How does it feel? Next step for you is to go underground. The end is nigh. Decency will prevail.

Vanns40
Vanns40
4 years ago
Reply to  TS

Let’s see, “…..I, in no shape or form, support violence or threats against anyone….”, and in almost the next breath you say “The end is nigh”. Nope, no bullying or threats there at all. Possibly a giant helping of hypocrisy? Maybe a little more? Just a little? Borderline a la Jack Nicholson (Johnny’s Baaaaack)!

TS
TS
4 years ago
Reply to  Vanns40

Wow, dude. You scare easily. I thought you were a big tough Lion killer? Better check your drawers.

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
4 years ago
Reply to  Vanns40

@Vann, No matter how much wrong with too stupid’s logic; or the evidence of his lack of education; or even his posturing false virtue we point out, we will never be able to shut him up. He hides behind the internet. I can only hope that he, someday, present himself at my door with his crooked little self assured smile and empty head.

TS
TS
4 years ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

That’s pretty sassy, Old Bill. Are you threatening me?

Vanns40
Vanns40
4 years ago
Reply to  TS

No, that’s an invitation for lunch and open debate, something you’d never subject yourself to.

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
4 years ago
Reply to  TS

@TS Don’t be silly or at least don’t be sillier that you usually are. I merely point out that you hide in the shadows of the internet where there is no consequence for your words because you have no courage, and could never bring yourself to have a conversation in person. So what good would that do? I also point out that the coyotes in the back woods beyond the hay meadow are in need of a liberal feast.

TS
TS
4 years ago
Reply to  TS

Old Bill. Your senility is showing. Better ease up there you old fart; you’ll do yourself a mischief. “Woods, meadows, coyotes?” You are a backwoods kind of fella aren’t ya? Probably don’t see people much, eh?

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
4 years ago
Reply to  TS

@TS There you go jumping to conclusions without evidence again, and what do you have against old? Age discrimination…just another hater in a liberal disguise. You reveal yourself again.

TS
TS
4 years ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

Only ladies do lunch. This is a debate right here. You’re just not listening. That’s the whole problem with trump’s America, divided beyond redemption. It’s a gonna get ugly.

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
4 years ago
Reply to  TS

@TS What is the matter, can’t afford lunch? If you would get a real job instead of working for the Soros Troll Mouthpiece Organization, you would get a real pay check, be able to afford lunch, and really live life rather than a vicarious existence.

Robert Thomas
Robert Thomas
4 years ago
Reply to  TS

The next animal I take will be dedicated to you, ahole. Hide? Not a chance. Given a reason to stomp twits like you? Oh yeah. Piss off idiot.

TS
TS
4 years ago
Reply to  Robert Thomas

Oh, where you gonna “take” it? Why don’t you just say KILL instead of hiding behind your pathetic euphemisms (yes, look that word up). Sadly, you represent the dumb part of America. Killing for fun.
And, you can piss off. This is my forum, bit*h.