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Jul 20, 2012

Alaskan Brown Bears: Sitkalidak Island

Kodiak brown bears. Although this brown bear subspecies has been genetically isolated on the Kodiak Islands for around 12,000 years, they persist as a robust population and are prized as trophies by hunters. The Kodiak brown bear population throughout the islands has been on the rise due to the security provided by the Kodiak National

Jul 20, 2012

Ruger’s Ken Jorgensen’s Choice of Guns

Ruger nine years ago I don’t have a lot of history to fall back on but I have had the opportunity to pick from lots of rifles and calibers. I have used a No. 1 in .30-06 on several trips to Africa and shot plains game with it. I have shot several animals in North

Jul 19, 2012

Favorite Guns of SCI Member Bill B.

Marlin Guide Gun in .45-70 even though many of the animals I took with it could have been done just as well with my favorite .308, a Remington Model 7 Custom KS. It’s light, easy to take with, and accurate. With the .308 I have taken all manner of African plains game, elk and deer

Jul 19, 2012

Mossberg Announces Silver Reserve II Break-Open Shotguns

Mossberg is perhaps best known for shotguns such as the pump-action Model 500 that are tough enough to last a lifetime but priced at a level that belies their quality.  In 2005, Mossberg applied that principle to a line of over-under shotguns called the Silver Reserve that was received well enough that side-by-side models followed

Jul 18, 2012

John S.–Favorite Rifles

Winchester Model 70 .375 and a Sako 7mm Magnum. The rifles arrived three days late, so I borrowed a Model 70 .308 Featherweight and really liked the way it fit me. “In hindsight, I went unprepared, as I had not practiced shooting much. The 7mm Magnum just did not fit me well or something. I

Jul 17, 2012

Beating Records Set The Pace At ISSF Shotgun World Cup Shoot In USA

ISSF Shotgun World Cup shoot, held in Tucson, Arizona, USA during the last week of March where several records were met or set. SCI, SCI Foundation and the Arizona Chapter of SCI were major sponsors of the shoot. The international/global nature of the World Cup event, and the fact that international competitors travel globally with firearms, made the connection with SCI both logical and obvious.

Jul 17, 2012

Chattanooga Area Chapter Helps Nab Poachers

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency  of poachers shooting a decoy deer donated to the Officers by the Chattanooga Area Chapter of Safari Club International (SCI). It is illegal to shoot from a roadway, and as you can see, there are those who choose to disobey the law. The poachers are shooting at a robo deer fully

Jul 17, 2012

Favorite Guns of SCI Member Jeffery P.

Kimber, one Ruger, and one FN-made Model 70.  On our first trip I used Black Hills Gold ammunition with 180-grain Barnes Triple Shock bullets.  My partner used handloads with 165-grain Barnes TTSX.  Due to difficulty in finding Black Hills, I switched to Barnes VOR-TX 180-grain TTSX, while my partner stayed with his handloads.  Our new

Jul 16, 2012

SCI-Calgary Partners With Zoo

Archie Nesbitt, president of Calgary Chapter in Canada (right), is shown with Clement Lanthier, president & CEO of the Calgary Zoo, who donated, a priceless behind-the-scenes experience for six people to take the Penguin Plunge. “This is truly a unique and intimate experience,” explained Lanthier as he addressed the Calgary SCI Chapter’s 17th Annual Fundraiser. He also explained that

Jul 16, 2012

SCI Southern New Mexico Chapter Helps BLM And NM Game And Fish

Board members of the Southern New Mexico Chapter in Roswell, New Mexico, stand in front of one of the seven wildlife water catch systems that the chapter purchased for the BLM and New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. Each tank holds 1,800 gallons of water and will be placed on BLM and NM Game and Fish Department

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