Safari Club International Receives Sporting Classics Award

From left to right: Scott Chapman, SCI Deputy President-Elect; Steve Skold, SCI President-Elect; Duncan Grant, Sporting Classics Publisher; Doug Painter, Sporting Classics Senior Editor; Paul Babaz, SCI President; Rick Parsons, SCI CEO
From left to right: Scott Chapman, SCI Deputy President-Elect; Steve Skold, SCI President-Elect; Duncan Grant, Sporting Classics Publisher; Doug Painter, Sporting Classics Senior Editor; Paul Babaz, SCI President; Rick Parsons, SCI CEO

USA – -( Duncan Grant, Publisher and Doug Painter, Senior Editor of Sporting Classics magazine presented Safari Club International with the 2019 Sporting Heritage Award of Excellence in their 17th annual Awards of Excellence salute.

Nominees for the 2019 competition were submitted by Sporting Classics senior and contributing editors, then finalized by the magazine staff. The honorees were chosen for their achievements.

The award was presented at the SCI Board meeting in Reno, Nevada, during the SCI Hunters’ Convention on Thursday, January 10, 2019.

About the SCI Hunters’ Convention:

Safari Club expects upwards of 24,000 worldwide hunters to visit Reno, Nevada, January 9-12, 2019.  The SCI Hunters’ Convention represents the largest and most successful event to raise money for advocacy to protect hunters’ rights. The 2019 Hunters’ Convention will be held at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center with over 452,000 square feet of exhibits and almost 1,100 exhibiting companies.

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.


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 empowers sportsmen to be contributing community members and participants in sound wildlife management and conservation. Visit the home page or call 520-620-1220 for more information

  • 11 thoughts on “Safari Club International Receives Sporting Classics Award

    1. After all, to speak on their behalf reflects both the spirit of democracy and the inescapability of animal intelligence, especially among these close cousins of humankind’s best friends. To treat them so differently from the dogs we love is hypocritical. It sets a bad example – one that makes it a little easier to stigmatise and mistreat fellow human beings. As the ethicist William Lynn argues: ‘Wolves are not just good for ecosystem health. They are critical to the moral health of a societ

    2. I wonder which Bloomberg or Soros corporation sent L’l Debbie to this site? She probable got her knowledge of wildlife management as sorority sister, her freshman year.

    3. SCI is one of the worst problems in today’s world and this article makes my stomach churn. SCI should be held criminally responsible for the extinction of wildlife one by one. I’m sure these disgusting lowlifes are laughing for being handed a reward ! UGH

    4. I’ll tell you what is expensive. The fraudulent decision made in 1985 to grant Safari Clubs “charity” status. “Safari Club itself, as the Internal Revenue Service determined in 1985, is a 501(c)(3) enterprise ”organized for exclusively charitable and educational purposes.” In one of the group’s tax schemes, members become ”curators” by donating their trophies to the club while agreeing to ”store and maintain the collection” — each donor, in effect, declaring a portion of his house a wildlife museum. In Reno there was a seminar in which members were exhorted to name Safari Club as the sole beneficiary of their estates, with lawyers on hand to help secure tax benefits for years to come.” Hence the desperation to cling to the false claim that killing is conservation

    5. Those expensive keep those African countries afloat, make game keeper jobs, prevent poaching, create habitat, keep those really big animals out of the villagers gardens and houses. Hunters pay more money for a two week safari, than “parlor conservationists” pay for their car and garage.

      1. What habitats have you created and where? Poachers??? The $$ you all pay to join this Thrill for the Kill doesn’t stop the poachers. You all don’t give a rat’s ass about poachers. As for the Villagers gardens, etc. Maybe if people would stop putting their gardens in Wildlife’s back yards. Instead of reducing the Wildlife’s areas –maybe you ought to pay for birth control. AND — for you all –all 24,000 of you DON’T REPRODUCE!! We can’t stand any more of you to bring Mini me’s into this already terrible world.

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