Welcome to SCI - Michigan

A Leader in Protecting the Freedom to Hunt
and Promoting Wildlife Conservation Worldwide!

The Michigan Chapter of Safari Club was only the third chapter to form in 1973, when the international organization began. The Michigan Chapter is one of the largest chapters in the world, and proudly acknowledges four International Presidents who originated from our fraternity.

Michigan Chapter News

American Wilderness Leadership School

Nestled in the beautiful Bridger-Teton National Forest near Jackson, Wyoming, the American Wilderness Leadership School (“AWLS”) provides the perfect atmosphere for educational programs. Established in 1976 with the vision of providing educators with a useful hands-on experience that they can bring home to their classrooms, AWLS has provided an accredited wildlife management program for 5,473 primary and secondary teachers. The school offers six dates each summer for these fun and exciting eight-day sessions. Some of the topics covered include wildlife conservation and management, endangered species and outdoor ethics, ecosystems, economic contribution of sportsman in conservation, outdoor survival and the shooting sports – firearm safety, shotgun, rifle, and archery. Participants also enjoy a whitewater rafting trip on the Snake River.

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Blue Bag Program (Safari-Care Bags)

Blue BagMuch of the SCI’s budget is dedicated toward assistance for those who are less fortunate. Internationally, SCI is increasingly recognized not only for its support of hunting and conservation but also for its humanitarian efforts. The Blue Bag program assists in continuing this positive regard for SCI. 

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Chapter Mentions...

We are proud to show this humanitarian effort (deer hunt) that our chapter provided (August 25-28) for a youth that has been battling cancer. The episode was shown on Michigan Out of Doors TV a short time ago. Enjoy!

Dan Olson

City of Residence: Norton Shores

Spouse/Children: Julie and we have a daughter, Andie & son Austin

Employment: Attorney, Gielow Groom Terpstra & McEvoy

Hobbies: Hunting, Weightlifting, Running, Yard Work

Member Since: 2010

Board Positions(s): I joined the Board in 2012, and have served as Chapter Secretary and President.  I have also served on several SCI committees, including Bylaws and Awards.

Introduced: My dad enjoyed whitetail hunting and took me to sit with him when I was 8 or 9.  My first hunt was squirrel hunting with my dad at our cabin in White Cloud.

Continent(s) Hunted: North America, Europe, and Africa

Favorite Trophy: Kudu

Memorable Hunt: Africa because I'd dreamed of hunting there, and it was everything that I had imagined, and more.  Plus, it was the first time that my wife had ever got out into the woods/bush.  While she didn't hunt, she was an observer and has as many memories as I do.

Favorite Species to Hunt: Plains game (although I'd love to hunt the Big 5 at some point)

Want to Hunt: Lion

Advice: Take time to introduce your non-hunting friends to hunting.  I have several friends that never hunted until I introduced them to it.  Now, they are as hooked as I am.

Membership News

What Membership Means...

Membership in the Safari Club is the life blood of our Club’s future. The benefits of membership include access to all the resources, opportunities and camaraderie Safari Club has to offer and all local and national publications.

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Upcoming Events

Member Meeting
6p - 7:30pm

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