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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

"Rich tradition combined with world class staff – John X Safaris. I would like to thank John X Safaris and all the staff for a true once in a lifetime South African experience. Eight species in nine days! This was our first African Safari and John X Safaris and staff exceeded our expectations! We look forward to returning again and again."

~ Chad & Jennifer Fraughton '13 from

This was my second safari to South Africa and it was very different from my first. The quality of game was outstanding but mostly what stands out from my first safari was how hard we worked for the animals we harvested. Aside from the outstanding hunting accommodations, food and overall hospitality was nothing short of excellent. I am excited to see the action on video. Thanks Carl and all his staff for making this such an awesome vacation.

~ Glynn Underwood '15 from

Carl as usual another great job. A true professional - What will be next?

~ Dave Kjelstrup '15 from

"Tres dias inolvidables de caza con unos magnificos cafadores profesionales, Greg y Jose, que dedicaron toda su sabiduria habilidad para couseguir. Tres trofeos extraordinarios, Nyala, Eland aud a warthog. La utancia maravipposa y la atencion exquisita. Mi deseo y vopver de nuevo
Gracias por haberme hecho feliz."

~ Fernando Castresana '14 from Spain

As a returning visitor to John X Safaris, I was once again delighted with all aspects of this extraordinary safari experience. The abundance of world class animals, the superb professional hunting, the warm stunning accommodations as well as exceptional cuisine combine to make this a very special hunting experience.

~ Alex Good '15 from

"When I’m not in South Africa, I’m dreaming of being there. My 3rd trip with John X was epic for many reasons. This was the first time I had the pleasure of hunting with Carl. From the jump I knew this was going to be a hunt for the ages. We glassed high and bushwhacked low. The trophies I dreamed about were there, we just needed to find them. Persistence and proven shooting equipment was our recipe for success. I was able to take the Waterbuck I had envisaged since 2005 and it was up close and personal. From there we headed north and chasing free ranging Kudu in the Karoo was a life’s dream. As I think back to this latest journey with John X Safaris, I wonder how it could get better. I’m sure by my next visit the local professionals will have another challenge we will no doubt
conquer and again test our limits knowing we have shattered the ceiling of what was once thought impossible. Let’s do it again!"

~ Kregg Thomassen '13 from