Welcome to the Central Ohio Chapter of the Safari Club International

Central Ohio SCI is dedicated to protecting the freedom to hunt, promoting wildlife conservation efforts locally and worldwide, providing outdoor education opportunities to pass on skills to future generations of sportsmen and women, humanitarian aid, and community service.

We are proud of our record of service to our local communities, state, and country. Our members are involved in a wide range of activities, from offering hunting experiences to disabled military veterans, supplying much needed medical supplies to remote areas of Africa through the Blue Bag program, working with the Department of Natural Resources on conservation, to working with local, state and national legislators on hunter's rights.

2020 Annual Sportsman's Banquet

Join us for our biggest fundraising event of the year on March 7, 2020 for the Annual Sportsman's Banquet at Renaissance Westerville/Polaris 409 Altair Parkway Westerville, OH 43082. To contact Renaissance Westerville/Polaris call (614)882-6800.

  • Doors open at 3:00 PM
  • Hors d'oeuvres and open beer & wine bars 3-5 PM
  • Lots of fabulous live auction items, gun raffles, a silent auction, exhibits, and more!

Details and Registration

In addition to the two (2) Legadema Safari African hunts being offered in the Live Auction at our 2020 Central Ohio March 7th SCI banquet, Willie Botha, Ph and Legadema Safari owner, would like to offer three (3) Central Ohio SCI Chapter members the opportunity to purchase individual Cape Buffalo hunts during the banquet. There will only be three (3) of these hunts offered and they must be purchased from Mr. Botha at the Legadema Safari booth during the banquet. Here are the hunt particulars for these three separate (3) hunts:


Legadema Hunting Safaris is offering a personalized Cape Buffalo hunt for 1 hunter at Legadema’s privately owned 5000 acre estate/concession in the Limpopo Province of South Africa. This will be a 7 day hunt (7 hunting days) at a cost of $7500.00 and will include: Buffalo trophy fee, extremely comfortable lodge accommodations, meals, basic drinks/bar, laundry services, hunting vehicles, camp staff, trackers, skinners, field preparation of trophy animals and Legadema Safaris’ owner, Willie Botha, will be your Ph. Additional trophies may be hunted at the normal trophy prices.

NOTE: Hunt purchaser can bring additional hunters and/or non-hunter/observers at the standard day fee. Maximum of 4 hunters. Excluded: Custom duties, dip and pack of trophies and tips for staff. Hunts to be taken only in 2021.

Please visit Willie’s extensive website at: www.legademahunting.co.za or Facebook: Legadema Hunting & Safaris.

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Message From The President

Dear Friends,

Best wishes to everyone with our new year. I hope everyone had wonderful holidays and are looking forward to a prosperous 2020. Your Board has been working hard on the upcoming banquet on March 7th and are looking forward to seeing new & old friends there. We have a wonderful night planned and appreciate everyone who attends. With your support, the chapter has continued to thrive and support many charities. It’s because of you, our support of conservation and hunting will continue, for that we can’t thank you enough. Thank you to all and we look forward to seeing you at the banquet.

Life is Short...Let’s Go Hunting!

Mark Wehinger
Central Ohio Chapter SCI
Mark Wehinger with musk ox.