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Safari Club International Foundation Recognizes Hunter-Conservationist with the Beretta Conservation Leadership Award

SCIF LogoTucson, AZ –Safari Club International Foundation (SCI Foundation) President, Joe H. Hosmer, recently announced that the Foundation will honor a true conservation champion to promote and support the mission of SCI Foundation with its inaugural 2015 Conservation Leadership Award at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV. The award will be presented on February 3, 2015 at the Safari Club International Foundation’s annual black tie gala. The award was formally announced at a cocktail reception sponsored by Beretta during the 2014 SCI Annual Convention.

The prestigious Beretta & SCI Foundation Conservation Leadership Award, which is open to anyone in the hunting-conservation world and is not limited to SCI members, will honor a unique individual that:

  • ·         Represents the ultimate embodiment of the hunter-conservationist philosophy.
  • ·         Exhibits extensive international hunting experience.
  • ·         Demonstrates a lifetime of commitment to wildlife conservation and education though volunteer service and philanthropy.

The SCI Foundation’s Annual Black Tie Gala, to be held on February 3, 2015, the evening before the SCI Hunter’s Convention in Las Vegas, will be an exclusive, formal event featuring the 2015 Beretta & SCI Foundation Conservation Leadership Award ceremony, entertainment, and an elite live auction.  The auction will feature one-of-a-kind unique items including a Beretta Jubilee shotgun as-well-as a rare firearm donated by Beretta USA, valued at $25,000.

“Beretta, one of the oldest companies in the world, understands the importance for preservation and protection through a focus on wildlife conservation. As such, we are thrilled and honored to be the lead sponsor of this exciting new award which pays tribute to a hunter- conservationist who has made a lasting impact through their time afield and via their community and philanthropic efforts. Beretta proudly supports SCI Foundation because of its critical mission of wildlife conservation and education.”
Ryan Muety, Vice President Marketing, Beretta USA.

Individual and couple tickets will be available for purchase this summer.  Sponsorship packages are also available.  Contact Kimberly Byers at if you are interested in sponsoring this event.

Join us for an exquisite event and support SCI Foundation and its missions!

Safari Club International Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that funds and directs worldwide programs dedicated to wildlife conservation and outdoor education. Any contribution may tax deductible under Internal Revenue Code section 170(c) as a charitable contribution to the extent permitted by law. Tax deductible amount of gift is reduced by the “Fair market Value” of any goods, services, or advantages that a sponsor receives for the donation.
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Beretta, established in 1526, is the oldest industrial dynasty in the world tracing its roots through 16 generations of continuous family ownership. Firearms bearing the Beretta name have been sold for almost 500 years. Beretta USA Corp. was founded in 1977 and supplies the standard sidearm to the U.S. Armed Forces. Today, Beretta manufactures, distributes and markets a complete line of firearms, accessories and apparel. Beretta also owns and operates six retail Beretta Gallery stores worldwide. For additional information, visit

Kevin Paulson

Kevin Paulson is the Founder and CEO of His passion for Hunting began at the age of 5 hunting alongside of his father. Kevin has followed his dreams through outfitting, conservation work, videography and hunting trips around the world.

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