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SAN DIEGO CHAPTER of SAFARI CLUB INTERNATIONAL
Donations To Special Projects
Each year the San Diego Chapter of Safari Club International (SDSCI) donates 30% of the
proceeds from their Auctions to Safari Club International Foundation (SCIF). Between 1982
and 2016 we have donated $254,920 to SCIF. These funds are used to support SCIF’s
missions of wildlife conservation and outdoor education. This includes the “Saving Lions with
Science” initiative and the American Wilderness Leadership School in Jackson Hole; 176
educators and students from San Diego County have attended the school; a $10,000 pledge to
support the SCIF Chapter Challenge First for Wildlife.
The funds from SDSCI’s Auctions also support Sables Education programs and Special Projects
approved by our Board. These projects must support wildlife/habitat conservation, outdoor
education and/or humanitarian activities. Below is a list of our recent projects.
RECENT NOTABLE PROJECTS
LOCAL YOUTH PHEASANT HUNTS
Purchase pheasants and materials for junior
pheasant hunts. Most recently we provided $2,000
to the San Diego Junior Pheasant Hunt to conduct
a hunt and educational program for 60 youth –
Develop archery range offering archery to 12,000
students annually – $3,421 (by Chapter Sables).
HUNTS FOR WARRIORS
Outdoor events for Veterans; in 2012, we held
a very successful event for wounded warriors,
including fishing and a pheasant hunt at My Country
Club – $1,000.
Habitat and well restoration at Hollenbeck Canyon
Wildlife Area. Native plants are being planted
and repair of an existing well will provide water for
irrigating a dove field and installing wildlife drinkers
Our Chapter has partnered with the San Diego
NWTF Chapter to support a youth turkey hunt every
Spring during the youth turkey season – $3,500.
PREVIOUS NOTABLE PROJECTS
Funding for three Chinese Takins to the San Diego
Zoo to provide the first breeding stock outside of
China – $60,000.
Multi-year funding project to study the San Diego
County deer herd and the purchase of 20 radio
collars – $11,600. 2001 additional deer study funds
Funds to provide controlled burn projects to
increase habitat and winter feed for elk – $6,050.
Conservation efforts and support of the Bighorn
Sheep program – $8,370.
DUCKS UNLIMITED OF SAN DIEGO & EAST COUNTY
Conservation projects for wetlands for waterfowl–
ANZA-BORREGO DESERT NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM
Mountain lion exhibit, lamb mortality study and study of
the Desert Bighorn Sheep – $8,177.
DESERT WILDLIFE UNLIMITED
Permanent water sources for desert wildlife –
$60,500. Pheasant release and game habitat
restoration – $14,250.
Purchase of specialized field equipment – $8,500.
WILD TURKEY PROGRAM
Re-introduction of wild turkeys to San Diego County
“GENERATIONS OF PRIDE”
Video by Safari Video Productions showing the
chapter’s PRIDE program in action – $8,000.
SAN DIEGO CHAPTER PRIDE PROGRAM
Hunter safety and outdoor education for local youth
Handicapped Access Blind – $16,000.