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Nov 30, 2020

Know Your Sponsor – Land Leader

Pandemic. Unpredictable. Subversion. Compliance. Chaos. These are the words trending in 2020, a year most certainly proven to be unpredictable. With News and Tabloid headlines constantly promoting doom and gloom, stories of corrupt Government, cities being ransacked “for a cause,” many of us are left with strong feelings of uncertainty, fear for our families and

Nov 28, 2020

Elephant Miles – Part 1

To hunt elephant or not to hunt elephant…that is the question. I debated the proposition for years, weighing the magnificence of the grand pachyderm with the ethic of taking such a unique animal. I had traveled to Africa nearly 20 times, seeing elephants on many safaris for all manner of large and small game, without

Nov 26, 2020


Where were you when the lights went out? It seems inevitable that every generation has at least one life-changing event, the impact never to be forgotten, and the circumstances under which it became known remembered forever.  For my parents, for sure, it was the attack on Pearl Harbor, heard about over the home radio in

Nov 24, 2020

Silencer Central, The Official Silencer Dealer For SCI.

Over the past 15 years, silencers (or suppressors) have been making a big comeback for hunters and shooters alike. Long derisively objectified with the same disdain reserved for poisoned daggers, brass knuckles and garrotes as the tool of a hit man or an assassin; the silencer is literally none of that and if you are

Nov 20, 2020

Armchair Safari – Denker Spirit

Typically, our selection for this series is from out-of-print big game hunting books. However, Denker’s recently released (in English) book, About the Spirit of the African Wilderness, has garnered so much acclaim from professionals, hunter-readers and book collectors that we have decided to offer an excerpt here.  Part 1: A Potentially Dangerous Animal.  At one

Nov 18, 2020

SCIF Maintains Momentum In Africa With Virtual AWCF

Last week, Safari Club International Foundation (SCIF) held its 18th African Wildlife Consultative Forum (AWCF) with its virtual hosts, the Botswana Ministry of Environment, Natural Resource Conservation and Tourism and the Department of Wildlife and National Parks. Despite the many challenges to organize this unique African meeting during COVID-19, the virtual AWCF successfully maintained the

Nov 18, 2020

Listen Now: Blackhound Optics On Tag Soup

“Accurate, Affordable, Guaranteed” – that’s Blackhound Optics. Host Chip Hunnicutt visits with Jim Peterson, Special Channels Manager of Blackhound Optics about the company’s unique business model, excellent lineup of optics, and stellar reputation for customer service. Learn more at Listen to SCI Tag Soup online or find it on your favorite podcast player.

Nov 18, 2020

HAM-R Time

Anyone who’s read this column on a regular basis knows that I’m not a big fan of ARs as hunting rifles. Don’t get me wrong, I think they can make great hunting rifles for certain hunting applications, it’s just that I’m an old guy and to me a hunting rifle should look something like…well, a

Nov 16, 2020


Spending $10,000 on a hunting trip when a month from now you might not have a job would be considered, by most of us, quixotic at best, idiotic at worst.  (A tiny minority would consider it the best possible way to spend your last ten-grand, but your wife is probably not one of them.)  Still,

Nov 16, 2020

Shotgun 101 – Building Your Wing/Clay Shooting Game

The road to Wellsville  As our Knowledge Vault expands worldwide, we are getting more and more questions from shooters on a variety of topics and just recently we have received quite a few from shooters who have tried to switch from closing or occluding an eye to shooting with both eyes open.  Here is one

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