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Washington, DC – Safari Club International Foundation (SCI Foundation) contributed over $200,000 dollars directly to the management of big game species across North America through the auction of exclusive governors’ tags and permits. After a very successful auction of big game tags during January of 2013, two additional big game tags were auction online during June, 2013.
The first Governor’s tag was for an Alaska Kenai Mountains Caribou (Barren Ground) that sold for $12,500. The second Alaskan Governor’s tag was for the chance to hunt a free-ranging Plains Bison from the coveted Delta Bison herd and it sold for $9,000.
“SCI Foundation’s singular mission is to find more diverse ways to direct conservation funding to on-the-ground projects. By using SCI Foundation’s extensive network of hunters, the exposure that the tags receive is unmatched,” said SCI Foundation President Joe Hosmer. “We know that science-based conservation requires significant fundraising and SCI Foundation stands ready to work with every conservation partner to make sure wildlife research is a top financial priority.”
$36,000 Zimbabwe Elephant, Cape Buffalo & Plains Game Package
$35,000 White Mountain Apache Nation Rocky Mountain Elk
$29,000 Navajo Nation Desert Bighorn
$18,000 Acoma Pueblo Nation Rocky Mountain Elk
$16,000 Wyoming Shiras Moose
$12,500 Kenai Mountain Caribou
$10,000 Navajo Nation Mule Deer
$9,000 Alaska Delta Bison
$7,500 Newfoundland Woodland Caribou
For more information about SCI Foundation and its work globally, visit www.safariclubfoundation.org.  To interview a spokesperson, please contact: media@safariclub.org.
Safari Club International Foundation (SCI Foundation) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that funds and manages worldwide programs dedicated to wildlife conservation, outdoor education, and humanitarian services. Since 2000, SCI Foundation has provided over $60 million to these causes around the world. Visit www.safariclubfoundation.org for more information.