Long Time donor and Friend of the Georgia Chapter Phillip Bronkhorst donated a 10 day safari to the Georgia Chapter for the 2018 Annual Banquet and Fundraiser. The Georgia Chapter donated a portion of the sale of this trip back to the Professional Hunter’s Association of South Africa (PHASA).
Pictured left to right are Chip Gilbert, Louis Cole, a PHASA Representative, and Phillip Bronkhorst. This check was given to PHASA at the National SCI expo in Las Vegas.
Thank you Phillip for the generous donation and to the work you are doing with PHASA in the name of conservation.
Safari Club International is the leader in protecting the freedom to hunt and to promote wildlife conservation worldwide.
It provides value to members by shaping policies and legislation that protect the freedom to hunt locally, nationally and internationally. We welcome you to the Georgia Chapter website of the Safari Club International! SCI members are typically active hunting sport enthusiasts, or people who are aligned with hunters. The most recognized mission of SCI is Hunter’s Rights or Hunting Rights. But SCI is also an organization that significantly supports responsible Wildlife Management globally. In addition, SCI sponsors many Humanitarian Projects and Missions thru both the International Headquarters based in Tucson and the many local and international chapters. We provide a community for hunters worldwide where camaraderie is enjoyed and expert information is exchanged, and where members are able to participate in a market for quality hunting goods and services. SCI promotes a positive image of hunters, portraying them as responsible citizens who fund wildlife conservation, education and other humanitarian programs.
The Georgia Chapter of SCI has locally supported the following efforts during recent years:
Safari Wish, a humanitarian project aimed at providing sporting opportunities to wounded and disabled military personnel and medically fragile youth and adults. Locally we have provided both hunting and fishing opportunities. View Photo Galleries. SafariCare, a humanitarian project that collects and delivers supplies to Third World Countries our members visit during their travels. Ranger of the Year. Each year we recognize a Georgia Department of Wildlife Ranger that has been selected for their exemplary contributions in the service against poachers & polluters. Sportsmen Against Hunger. Chapter members and local hunters donate their harvested meat thru churches and government centers to the more needy here locally in Georgia. American Wilderness Leadership School. Each year we send selected nominated individuals to AWLS which provides training & education in nature studies, wildlife and renewable resources. Read more about AWLS and watch a video here. Sportsman’s Day At The Capitol. We have sent chapter representatives yearly to Washington to meet with our congressional representatives to discuss upcoming legislation and issues involving hunting & wildlife management within Georgia. Read more about our programs. The Georgia Chapter of SCI raises funds supporting the above projects in several ways. The costs of chapter membership is only the beginning. Chapter members collectively are involved in the following fund raising projects:
- Sporting Clay Shooting Tournament held in April open to members & the public.
- Our GASCI Annual Sportsman Show held in January or February. Primarily a convention including many sports related vendors, outfitters, and suppliers that support hunting. A banquet dinner is served along with special raffles and auctions of trips, local and international hunts, and hunting equipment.
- Humanitarian Banquet held in the Fall – Dinner with live and silent auctions to support our humanitarian projects.
- Did you know? Members are kept informed of issues that impact hunting while educating with engaging articles about the rich heritage of hunting in all forms of media. Become a Member!
Thank you everyone who attended and made our 2018 Banquet a great success!. Thank you to all of our great vendors and sponsors who provided fantastic auction items and raffle prizes, veterans, members, members of the Boy Scouts High Adventure troop, Mike with Adventure Outdoors and his beautiful banquet hall, our distinguished rangers and state leadership, our distinguished guests, and all of those who behind the scenes made this a great event. We can’t wait to do it again in 2019!.
Please keep an eye out for all of our upcoming events planned in 2019.
Letter from Mark Williams, Commissoner of Georgia Department of Natural Resources regarding the great donation from GASCI for the cellular trail cameras
I would like to provide a brief update on the use of cellular trail cameras purchased by the Georgia Chapter of Safari Club International for the Law Enforcement Division of Georgia DNR. As you are aware, our Division began a pilot program in 2016 to determine the effectiveness and feasibility of using cellular linked trail cameras for surveillance of known or suspected game law violations. We have been very fortunate to have partners like SCI step forward and help this program grow. It is with great pleasure that we report the cellular linked cameras purchased by SCI have become a very successful tool in the apprehension of those who choose to violate the law and abuse our State’s natural resources. Click or view below for letter.
Julie Wood and her experience with American Wilderness Leadership School
American Wilderness Leadership School
Nestled in the beautiful Bridger-Teton National Forest near Jackson, Wyoming, the American Wilderness Leadership School (AWLS) provides the perfect atmosphere for educational programs. Established in 1976 with the vision of providing educators with a useful hands-on experience that they can bring home to their classrooms, AWLS has provided an accredited conservation education program for more than 6,000 teachers who reach more than a million students annually and a challenging experience for more than 1,700 high school students.
2017 Lou and Dick at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
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- One year National and Chapter Annual Membership Combined Membership Regularly $95 (e-membership) first year get printed publication
- One year Chapter membership Regularly $30
- One year National membership $65 printed membership (receives printed publication)
- Lifetime National – $1,500
- Lifetime Chapter – $500 **must be a Lifetime National Member to be a Lifetime Chapter Member.