Safari Club International has chapters in many countries around the world.

The New Zealand Chapter was founded in 1989/90 by Malcom North and a small group of others including Gary Joll and Terry Jacobs. The aims were to have a hunting organisation that would best represent the sport of hunting in New Zealand to an international standard, to promote game animal management and to be politically active in support of hunting and hunter generated conservation.

Thirty-two years later we are proud of our history and list of achievements, one of which was the erecting of the bronze tahr statue at Lake Pukaki in 2014. Funded by hunters and particularly Safari Club New Zealand this statue is popular with tourists and the public and celebrates the gifting of five tahr to New Zealand by the Duke of Bedford in 1904.



We support the Fiordland Wapiti Foundation (FWF) The Sika Foundation with donations of cameras and traps and join with NZDA, Game Animal Council, Profession Hunting Guides (NZPHG) and other interest groups in lobbying for hunting and conservation.

We run an annual fundraising dinner and auction after the AGM every year and alternate between the North and South Islands on a year-by-year basis. The North Island event is held in conjunction with the Sika Show to offer hunters the ultimate immersion in all things hunting.
Members of Safari Club New Zealand can also join the USA parent organisation Safari Club International and receive their magazine and newsletter as well as the opportunity to visit their annual conventions in Reno or Las Vegas.

Produce three editions of the Safari News Magazine, a colour hunting publication with national and international hunting features, latest news and updates from the president.  The magazine is mailed directly to you and has a regular prize draw in each issue.
SCINZ runs a trophy register and can organise for your trophy to be measured by an SCINZ Measurer and recorded. Every year at the AGM prestigious trophies are awarded in the following categories: Young Hunter Award, Best New Zealand Trophy, Best International Trophy plus certificates for second and third placings and prizes for the various photographic winners.
Provide the opportunity to hunt from our huts on the South Island’s West Coast. Lame Duck Hut and Stan’s Hut. We also offer special deals on hunts in New Zealand and overseas that are emailed to all Safari Club New Zealand members.


President-Mike Knowles
President Elect – Marcus Pinney
Secretary – Brendan Coe
Treasurer – Paul Muir
Secretariat – Carlee Monaghan
Executive Members:
Peter Holmes, Dave Keen, Sheldon Lye,
Brent Morgan,   Li  Zhi 


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