The Central Washington Chapter of Safari Club International is a local organization with International backing. We are committed to the conservation of wildlife and wildlife habitat and to educating the public about such matters.
We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit conservation and education organization dedicated to conserving wildlife and protecting the rights and interests of the hunter. Formed in May of 1997, we have grown into an organization that has completed various local conservation and education projects and also participates in many ongoing programs such as Sportsman Against Hunger and the American Wilderness Leadership School (AWLS). Through our annual fundraiser, 70% of the net proceeds stays with the Chapter and 30% goes to SCI. All of the proceeds are used to support local, state and national conservation, education, humanitarian and pro-hunting governmental affairs programs.
Immediate Past President
Arnold Lockbeam, Jim Hurlburt, Doug Barrett, Loren Lund, Tom Perry, Rick Macomber
Term expires June 30, 2020
Eric Rasmussen, Glenn Rasmussen, Ray Hecox, Greg Mondt, Mandy Hurlburt, Randy Bauman
Term expires June 30, 2021
Bill Shields, Deborah Barrett, Nick White, Gary Christensen
SCI Hunter's Code of Ethics
- Recognizing my responsibilities to wildlife, habitat and future generations, I pledge:
- To conduct myself in the field so as to make a positive contribution to wildlife and ecosystems.
- To improve my skills as a woodsman and marksman to ensure humane harvesting of wildlife.
- To comply with all game laws, in the spirit of Fair Chase, and to influence my companions accordingly.
- To accept my responsibility to provide all possible assistance to game law enforcement officers.
- To waste no opportunity to teach young people the full meaning of this code of ethics.
- To reflect in word and behavior only credit upon the fraternity of sportsmen, and to demonstrate abiding respect for game, habitat and property where I am privileged to hunt.
- Spearheading an effort to reintroduce antelope to Eastern Washington.
- Land Exchange - Provided support to recent public/private land exchange in Kittitas and Ahtanum areas to increase and improve game habitat.
- Provide funding for needed items such as guns, material, etc. for hunter education classes held here in Yakima.
- Provide funding to the Washington State Game Department for surveys, such as for goats, monies for elk fence gates and other needed projects that would not be completed due to lack of funding.
- Provide funding for winter feeding of deer.
- Provide funding for conservation/habitat improvement on local ranches in Hanford area.
- Provide funding to an organization called Hunters Heritage. Hunters Heritage is a group of hunting organizations with a lobbyist in Olympia that oversees all wildlife related legislation.
- Provide funding to the Central Washington Range Conservancy (CWRC). The range, located a few miles east of Yakima, offers rifle, shotgun and pistol ranges as well as providing facilities for hunter education classes and training for police officers.
- Paid for construction of an animal escape ramp in one of the most dangerous stretches of the Roza canal.
- Send local teachers and students to the American Wilderness Leadership School (AWLS). The teachers return to use their education in their school's curriculum.
- Provide funding and meat to local organizations such as the Salvation Army and Union Gospel Mission to provide meals to the needy.
- Provide funding to national organizations such as Conservation Force, which fight for willife issues.
- Provide funding and program support for Grand Columbia Council, Boy Scouts of America.
- Provide funding and support to Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation in regard to habitat issues.
- Provide funding for travel expenses of local high school ROTC rifle team.
- Purchase Safari-In-A-Box kits of educational materials to be used in local schools.
- Provide funding for mosquito nets for use by African natives to prevent Malaria.