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JOHN X FOUNDATION

Hunters by nature have a proud legacy of giving back to the passion they hold so dear. The very act of hunting is arguably the finest form of conservation in the world today. In saying this we recognize the necessity of not only giving back by creating a sustainable value for wildlife, but taking responsibility for the survival of this fine tradition we call hunting.

Through this necessity, on a bitterly cold Nebraska night in January 2009, the initial John X Foundation was born in one of our hunter’s trophy rooms. Our good friend, Chris Petersen, had been on numerous previous hunts with John X Safaris, and wanted to “give” something back to the communities and areas he’d enjoyed hunting from before.

Our approach was one where humanitarian initiative combined with education and sustainable wildlife projects would ensure the survival of hunting for generations to come. Through coordinated contributions by our hunters, John X Safaris has been able to spearhead both humanitarian and conservation causes on an annual basis.

Since then the John X Foundation has grown in leaps and bounds – a true testament to the proud hunters that join us on safari each year.

So what can you do to be a part of the John X Foundation?
Quite simply – get involved!

The John X Foundation consists of two main causes, namely Humanitarian and Conservation.

You can help in the following ways:
  • Coordinate providing supplies and items of need through SCI’s Blue Bag program or similar.
  • Make a specific donation or pledge (any size will help) to a targeted John X Foundation humanitarian or conservation project.
  • Give us a budget – we’ll go shopping on your behalf prior to your arrival.
  • Adding a donation to your account with John X Safaris at the end of your safari.
  • Donate to our cause at a Safari Show if you’re not joining us on safari in the near future.
  • Spend some time as a volunteer or get involved with our causes while on safari.
  • Become a vocal advocate for our causes – Stand up for hunting and educate those who see little value in sustainability.
Tax Deductible Documentation – You will have to determine if your donations are tax deductible. The John X Foundation will be happy to assist in providing you with documentation regarding your contributions.

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Foundation Mission

The John X Foundation enables hunters to easily make contributions in coordinated ways that maximize local impact for humanitarian and conservation causes.

What People Are Saying

Memories of crawling through thorn bushes, mud and laying on ant piles waiting for a huge horned animal to step out into the clearing. Taking numerous magnificent trophies and and hanging out with the great members of John X Safaris and Gunwerks team will be memories that last. The nightly stories with the gang were awesome. Keep doing what you do...

~ Trevor Kruger '15 from

"A wonderful experience! John X and our PH Gary treated us beyond our expectations. We will definitely be back."

~ Richard & Luther Dietrich '12 from USA

"Juan did an excellent job as PH and Steven worked hard as tracker and skinner. Top quality accommodations, friendly atmosphere and Willem was a great host. John X showed me again that they are a 1st class operation. Many thanks to Carl, Gary and all the staff for a job well done!"

~ Jim Haselberger '12 from USA

"Our African experience have left us with a lifetime of memories. Our ranger Kelly went above and beyond the call of duty to make sure we saw all of the animals. The food was fine dining at it's best. We also want to thank Carl for our hunts of a lifetime! His hunting experience is world class, so was the hospitality he showed us. We loved it 100% ...... Perfect!"

~ Randall & Cherie De Freece '12 from USA

"I had a great time!!!! Could not have been better. The staff were friendly and so helpful. Schalk was superb and put in endless effort to ensure our hunt with bow and rifle was a great success."

~ Josh Wilde '12 from USA

"Thank you all for a fantastic first hunting safari. It was a magic week, I will be back!"

~ Uno Kristiansson '13 from Sweden