Denver SCI Chapter
Denver SCI members are conservationists who hunt.
We find no irony in this because we believe that conservation and hunting are not only capable, but inseperable. The right to pursue wild game has been handed down to us through the centuries, and we intend to protect this cherished heritage. But when a species is threatened because of habitat loss, political neglect or a natural disaster, Safari Club International steps in with money and effort.
We believe that habitat and wildlife must be kept in balance, and we believe that wisely managed hunting is one of the best ways to accomplish this. Professional wildlife managers have shown us over and over again that total protection often is not conservation. There simply are too many examples of what happens when species are allowed to exceed levels that space and food supplies can support. SCI members are proud to be helping preserve wildlife species through our hunting fees and our financial and political support for professional wildlife management. We believe a species is best served when local people realize conserving the species provides them immediate and long term economic rewards.
The SCI Mission Statement
Safari Club International is the leader in protecting the freedom to hunt
and in promoting wildlife conservation worldwide.
The politically active members of SCI hunt on federal, state and private lands, and globally. They vote in federal, state, and local elections to protect their hunting opportunities, to conserve our nation’s wildlife, and to conserve wildlife around the world. SCI’s is the country’s leader in advocacy to protect the freedom to hunt and to promote wildlife conservation worldwide. SCI’s approximately 50,000 members and 200 Chapters represent all 50 of the United States as well as 106 other countries. Through our active advocacy network, SCI works with federal and state legislators and policy makers to develop, promote and communicate positions on important issues, laws, regulations and initiatives. SCI generates broad support for candidates who support hunting and the issues that are important to them.
Mission and Purpose
The mission of SCI is to protect the freedom to hunt and to promote wildlife conservation worldwide. The purposes of SCI are….
- To advocate, preserve and protect the rights of all hunters.
- To promote safe, legal and ethical hunting and related activities.
- To advocate within the limits imposed by law and regulation.
- To monitor, support, or otherwise take positions on local, national and international legislative, executive, judicial or organizational endeavors that foster and support SCI’s mission and purposes.
- To inform and educate the public concerning hunting and related activities.
SCI members help shape and promote the image of the hunter to the general public, through their words and actions. In addition to practicing ethical hunting while in the field, SCI members give back by participating in educational, civic, conservation, and humanitarian efforts across the globe.
Resources We Have To Offer
In SCI’s office on Capitol Hill, we have experienced lobbyists, litigators, policy makers, and social media experts working hand-in-hand with wildlife biologists from our sister organization, the Safari Club International Foundation. We administer the largest hunter-led Political Action Committee (SCI-PAC), which helps support campaigns of legislators on both sides of the aisle. SCI’s Washington, D.C. office has the capacity to:
- Develop, edit, and analyze legislation.
- Defend federal actions, rules, plans and policies in federal and state courts.
- Alert and generate support for federal and state legislation through our communications network.
- Support candidates in federal and state races throughout the country.
- Draft scientifically supported comment letters and white papers on hunting related decision-making.