Safari Club International (SCI), the leader in defending the freedom to hunt and promoting wildlife conservation worldwide, and Texas Trophy Hunters Association (TTHA), Texas’ leading organization for promoting, protecting, and preserving the state’s hunting heritage for future generations, are excited to announce they have concluded their transaction whereby SCI has acquired TTHA.
Founded in 1975, TTHA has long been viewed as a key organization in protecting Texas’ hunting heritage and SCI has no plans to change that. TTHA will continue to operate independently as Texas Trophy Hunters Association with its members and corporate partners maintaining their full benefits.
“This acquisition is part of SCI’s strategic plan to enhance its ability to help protect the freedom to hunt worldwide. This expansion seeks to strengthen SCI’s advocacy for hunters while also defeating efforts by anti-hunters to deny everyone the freedom to hunt,” said SCI CEO W. Laird Hamberlin.
“TTHA is excited to be joining forces with SCI to protect the freedom to hunt and the preservation of wildlife for future generations. We believe SCI has much to offer TTHA’s members and we look forward to a stronger TTHA in the future,” commented TTHA CEO Christina Pittman.
“SCI’s future rests on four solid pillars. They are Membership, Convention, Advocacy and Conservation,” Hamberlin noted. “TTHA has similar pillars. The combination of these two organizations will provide synergies to both organizations, strengthens all four of those pillars for the organizations, and lays the foundation for additional internal and external expansions in the future.”
Both TTHA and SCI members, as well as their corporate partners, can look forward to greater benefits from their association with the newly combined organizations. The TTHA staff will remain in contact with the TTHA members as more information rolls out.
“With SCI’s resources and status in the world, hunters in Texas and elsewhere will benefit from this transaction,” said Pittman. “Combining these two dynamic organizations will strengthen the entire hunting community, which will help save hunting for future generations and result in even more effective wildlife conservation. I am proud of this momentous agreement.”
For 50 years, Safari Club International (SCI) has been the leading defender of the freedom to hunt and supporter of wildlife conservation worldwide.
SCI is unique in the scope of our ability to defend and advance our freedom to hunt. SCI is the only hunting rights organization with a Washington, D.C.- based international advocacy team and an all-species focus. SCI mobilizes our 152 chapters and affiliate network representing 7.2 million hunters around the world. The conservation projects of SCI’s sister organization, the SCI Foundation, support research, management and rural communities in North America, Africa and Central Asia. In addition, SCI’s Annual Hunters’ Convention is the world’s largest marketplace that celebrates our freedom to hunt.
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