The Safari Club International – Las Vegas Chapter (SCILV) has been promoting wildlife conservation and protecting hunter’s rights for 39 years. We are Southern Nevada’s leading organization in hunter education courses, junior hunting camps and various conservation projects around Nevada. The SCI Las Vegas Chapter has funded and provided volunteers for many conservation and hunter’s rights projects. Our board has maintained a relationship with the Nevada Department of Wildlife, furthering our abilities to promote hunter education and safety.
The SCI Las Vegas headquarters are located in Las Vegas, NV. Our chapter has achieved steady growth and we encourage anyone with a passion for hunting and wildlife conservation to get involved!
The chapter produces an annual banquet for our members, prospective members and sponsors. The banquet is our biggest event of the year and we encourage anyone interested in our organization or in helping to promote wildlife conservation and hunter education and safety to participate.
The Safari Club International – Las Vegas Chapter is a non-profit organization and relies on members, donations and sponsors. If you’re interested in joining or finding out more information please contact us.
Who We Are
Protecting hunters’ rights and promoting wildlife conservation, SCI’s two areas of focus, historically has been the interest of hundreds of individuals long before SCI was established. But how did SCI as an organization begin?
Forty years ago, there were many safari clubs across the country made up of local, unaffiliated groups of hunters. One such was Safari Club of Los Angeles, which was formed in April 1971 by forty-seven individuals. In early 1972, an out-of-towner from a similar club in Chicago attended one of the monthly Wednesday night meetings, and it was decided that the L.A. club should attempt to combine with the one in Chicago to make it an affiliated chapter. The founder of Safari Club of Los Angeles, C.J. McElroy, went to the Windy City and instituted the new chapter.
Eleven months after the formation of Safari Club of Los Angeles, on March 9, 1972, the name was changed officially to Safari Club International. SCI continued to reach out to other independent safari clubs throughout the United States in an effort to combine them into a single overall organization.
Today, interest in SCI’s two primary missions has grown a worldwide network. Subsequent involvement and promotion of these missions is rooted in each of our 50,000 members, supported through each of our 180 membership chapters found across the globe, and put into action by government representatives and personnel both nationally and internationally.
In this way, we can encourage an appreciation for nature and wildlife so that conservation efforts remain strong, while also fighting to protect our rich hunting heritage. Big changes can be achieved through the endeavors of many who are united in a mission – the mission of Safari Club International.