(AmmoLand.com) In recognition of his lifelong involvement and dedication to the future of hunting in Africa, SCI has named Harpreet Brar as their International Professional Hunter of the year for 2017.
Harpreet Brar began hunting with his father in East Africa when he was seven. It was a blessing to have access to some of Africa’s best hunting grounds. Hunting with his childhood friend and tracker on a resident license was a common occurrence growing up. It was Harpreet’s good fortune to hunt his first buffalo when he was sixteen in Masailand with his trusted tracker.
Harpreet always dreamed of becoming a professional hunter. However, his father required he receive a degree first, so Harpreet got his Bachelor of Science degree in Business from John Brown University in Arkansas. Afterwards, he immediately began an apprenticeship with Tanzania Safaris and earned a professional hunter’s license in 1997.
In 2001, with a lifetime of hunting experience, Harpreet started Rungwa Game Safaris. Loyal and repeat clients allowed the company to grow, and he acquired Tanzania Bundu Safaris in 2010.
Harpreet currently serves as a board member for the Tanzania Hunting Operators Association and Tanzania Professional Hunters Association. He is a life member of Safari Club International and the National Rifle Association.
As a hunting operator in Tanzania, Harpreet accepts a great responsibility for the communities, wildlife, and habitat within and surrounding his hunting areas. On average, he spends $100,000 on anti-poaching activities and $35,000 on community development each year. His direct contribution to the villages maintains strong relations with the communities by funding the construction of schools, student tuition, drilling boreholes, and other projects. Furthermore, Harpreet maintains a year-round anti-poaching campaign to effectively protect his hunting areas.
About the SCI Hunters’ Convention:
Safari Club expects upwards of 24,000 international hunters to visit Las Vegas, Nevada, February 1-4, 2017. The SCI Hunters’ Convention represents the largest and most successful event to raise money for advocacy to protect hunters’ rights. The 2017 Hunters’ Convention will be the largest in the organization’s history with nearly a million square feet of exhibits and 2,500 vendors. Register and book rooms at www.showsci.org
Becoming an SCI Member:
Joining Safari Club International is the best way to be an advocate for continuing our hunting heritage and supporting worldwide sustainable use conservation, wildlife education and humanitarian services. JOIN NOW: www.JoinSCI.org
Safari Club International – First For Hunters is the leader in protecting the freedom to hunt and in promoting wildlife conservation worldwide. SCI has approximately 200 Chapters worldwide and its members 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.