Fundraiser Donor Spotlight: Drake Dawson of Safari Unlimited, LLC

 In Donor Spotlight

SCI Fundraisers would not be possible without donors!

Safari Unlimited is a repeat donor to SCI Lansing fundraisers with trips to Alaska, Belize, North Dakota, Serbia, and other destinations both domestic and international.

Safari Unlimited

SCI: Give us an outline of your background.

Drake: I grew up in rural Missouri and started hunting and fishing as a very young child. My parents had a wanderlust for adventure and I was able to travel hunt, and fish to many worldwide exotic destinations growing up. A life-changing experience occurred during a safari in Rhodesia (renamed Zimbabwe 1979) I was able to take two elephants, a cape buffalo, and plains game and have priceless memories from that trip!

SC: When did you start your agency?

Drake: 1986. I was actually going to start law school at Pepperdine that fall and instead decided to start a hunting, fishing, and adventure booking agency and never looked back.

SCI: What can you share about your business principles?

Drake: Experience the world one adventure at a time” is our tagline and it is based on the principle that every trip is an adventure and the client’s experience is paramount to our success. As responsible agents, we visit every lodge or camp before offering it to our clients.

SCI: Any closing comments?

Drake: Our company is a leader in supporting hunting and fishing conversation. We arrange for over $350,000.00 in donations to SCI fundraisers and other select organizations. I was honored to be awarded the 2014 North American Professional Hunter of the year by Safari Club International.

Safari Unlimited


Safari Club International is the leading voice in the fight to protect the freedom to hunt, both in the United States and internationally. The SCI Departments of Legal Advocacy Resources and International Affairs and Government Relations is headquartered in Washington, D.C., advocating on behalf of SCI members and non-members alike. From staff dedicated to legislation and policy to a team of litigators, SCI hunter advocacy is at the forefront of protecting the hunting heritage. SCI and the SCI Foundation provide the voice of the hunter in treaties that affect hunting and wildlife conservation worldwide. This is where SCI and SCI Foundation go beyond what other hunter organizations do and why their work in this arena is critical to preserving the right to hunt.  Plus, we have lots of fun and events like this one!

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