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Jul 6, 2012

Hunting Roe Deer At Scotland’s Balmoral Castle

By Don Inman, SCI Lansing Michigan Chapter Balmoral Castle in the Scottish highlands was a perfect setting to hunt the Queen’s roe deer–a small shy deer indigenous to those beautiful islands.  Coming north out of Edinburgh by car, my wife Virginia and I traveled for three days, seeing and experiencing a small part of Scotland’s

Jul 6, 2012

New Hampshire Antlerless-Only Permits On Sale

New Hampshire's Wildlife Management Unit M antlerless-only deer permit sales are now underway for 2012. Up to 4,000 hunters may purchase these special permits. They're sold on a first-come, first-served basis at a price of $13 for a one-deer permit, and $26 for a two-deer permit. You must have a current New Hampshire hunting or

Jul 5, 2012

Guns of SCI Member Terry B.

SCI Member Terry B. has been using and testing many different guns and loads since 1961. According to Terry: “I’ve been to Africa 24 times, and this year took my 500th animal including my 107th blue wildebeest, and my 5th bush pig in daylight. “In North America, from 1961 to 1983, I hunted all over

Jul 3, 2012

Sustainable Management: Protecting America’s Backcountry

The U.S. Supreme Court has been petitioned to consider the case of State of Wyoming vs. U.S. Department of Agriculture, in which Wyoming is challenging the legality of the U.S. Forest Service’s 2001 Roadless Area Conservation Rule (Roadless Rule).  The 2001 Roadless Rule is an inflexible, centralized, D.C.-based planning approach for 58.5 million acres of

Jul 3, 2012

Sustainable Management: Protecting America’s Backcountry

The U.S. Supreme Court has been petitioned to consider the case of State of Wyoming vs. U.S. Department of Agriculture, in which Wyoming is challenging the legality of the U.S. Forest Service’s 2001 Roadless Area Conservation Rule (Roadless Rule).  The 2001 Roadless Rule is an inflexible, centralized, D.C.-based planning approach for 58.5 million acres of

Jul 3, 2012

SCI Donation Helps DNR Add K-9 Unit

Lake Superior Chapter of Safari Club International recently donated $9,500 to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) allowing the department to add a third K-9 unit to its ranks. Dale Bruder, Lake Superior Chapter SCI president, said of the donation, “We believe organizations like ours have to work hand-in-hand with conservation officers because we’re

Jul 3, 2012

SCIF Donates to Whitetail Research

Wisconsin’s whitetail deer research got a financial boost today when the Safari Club International Foundation donated $25,000 to the Department of Natural Resources’ Bureau of Science Services at the Wednesday meeting of the Natural Resources Board. DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp accepted the donation from the foundation’s Jim Hammill, who in turn was presented with a

Jul 3, 2012

Hunting Non-Native Species

By Craig Boddington Some hunters strictly avoid nonnative, introduced big-game species. I respect this ethic, and trust that those same hunters also eschew ring-necked pheasants, chukars and Hungarian partridges here in North America. Let’s face it: The hand of man has left fingerprints all over the globe, and sometimes it’s very difficult to determine exactly

Jul 3, 2012

Browning Shooting Bags

Browning has introduced a line of MOA shooting bags configured to suit a variety of range and field shooting conditions. The line includes a two-piece set, a utility shooting rest, and a window mount rest. The two-piece set is what you traditionally find on a shooting bench. They're designed to securely cradle the fore-end and

Jul 3, 2012

McMillan Adds Caping Knife

McMillan is best known for its lines of ultra-accurate high-end hunting and tactical rifles, but it also offers custom hunting knives. Recently, McMillan added to that line a small caping knife that's specifically designed for the fine, detailed cutting necessary when removing a hide that's going to be mounted. When caping an animal, you don't

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