In 1977, after hearing about a new organization called Safari Club International, a small group of hunters from Lehigh Valley decided to form a local chapter. With the leadership and direction of the founding President, Cook Schiavone, the Lehigh Valley Chapter of Safari Club International was born. Their main objectives were to support hunter's rights and show the local community how important hunters are to the preservation of wild animals.
By 1993 membership had hit in excess of 300 and was still growing. The Lehigh Valley Chapters' accomplishments were climbing and we became well known and supported in the surrounding community.
Membership had grown to well over 600 by the end of 2002. We have partnered with the Pennsylvania Game Commission, as well as with many other organizations, helping to fund new projects such as purchasing new hunting properties, helping to make the elk management and hunting program a reality, feeding the hungry by supplying much needed harvested meat to many food banks and many other projects in a list too long to mention here.
We are proud to say the Lehigh Valley Chapter is still growing. If you are a resident of the Lehigh Valley, and surrounding area, and have a passion for hunting and the outdoors, why not make a difference in your community and join us?