Safari Club International

Planning a safari is unlike the planning for almost any other type of hunting adventure. The preparation and anticipation of the actual trip can be as exciting as the safari itself.

In a world where nature reigns, one must be prepared. The first stop on your adventure should begin at the seminar “Your First African Safari” held during SCI’s 45th Annual Hunters’ Convention in Las Vegas, February 1-4, 2017. The seminar will be February 2, 10:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. in Lagoon K/L at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on Level 2.

"Your First African Safari" is SCI’s longest-running seminar. It will be moderated by world renowned hunter, Craig Boddington, and hosted by other leading experts in their fields. The panel discussion is intended for hunters in any stage of planning their first African safari. Panelists include:

Beverly Wunderlich, owner of J/B Adventures and Safaris
Beverly is a veteran hunting consultant and will speak to pros and cons of booking through an agent rather than direct. She will also discuss the details: paperwork, making flight arrangements and shipping trophies.

Ludo Wurfbain, owner of Safari Press and Publisher of Sports Afield Magazine
Ludo will suggest what to read and what videos to watch before, during and after your safari.

Johan Calitz, legendary African outfitter and PH
Johan will discuss what outfitters and PHs expect from clients, and what you should expect from them.

Jack Atcheson, Jr., experienced outfitter and former taxidermist
Jack tells how to get the best mounts of your African trophies.

Craig Boddington, world renowned hunter, writer, book author and TV host
Craig will cover guns and loads, shooting tips, and equipment for safari.

Click here to see a full list of seminars.

To learn more about the 45th Annual Hunters’ Convention events and register for the convention, please visit

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.
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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, 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 or call 520-620-1220 for more information.

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