Safari Club International
Chris Tymeson serves SCI as one of the State and Local Liaisons, where he works on governmental relations matters involving state laws and regulations related to hunting and conservation within the western region of the U.S. Chris joined SCI after over two decades of service as Chief Legal Counsel for the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks, during which time he was also the Vice-Chair of the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies legal committee from approximately 2006 to 2021. Prior to that, Chris served his country as U.S Army airborne infantryman in Panama and in Iraq as part of the 101st Airborne Division, but now serves the outdoor sporting community with the same dedication as a hunter education instructor and an active recruiter of youths and novices to hunting. When not imparting the importance of America’s hunting heritage on younger generations, Chris is an avid hunter and angler himself, having hunted and fished in most of the western United States, some eastern states, some Canadian provinces, Africa, Asia and Europe. A graduate of Missouri Southern State College and the Washburn University School of Law, Chris and his wife Kelley live in Overland Park, Kansas with their three sons and daughter, Gage, August, Alex and Taylor, who are also accomplished hunters and anglers.