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Feb 24, 2021

DEER-STAND READING

Many years ago, Gene Hill wrote about the boredom of sitting in a deer stand when nothing was moving.  His suggestion:  Take a paperback Mickey Spillane and immerse yourself in shootouts, seductions, and general mayhem while you wait for the big buck to appear.  These days, the ubiquitous iPhone has replaced Spillane, and if your

Feb 23, 2021

BIGGEST, BADDEST, FASTEST SHORT MAGS — Part 2

Among the short magnums, I have by far the most experience with the 7.82 (.308) Patriot. I’ve done quite a bit of hunting with that one and actual velocities have edged very close to what I get from a .300 Weatherby Magnum, amazing from a short action. I used the Patriot in both a short-action

Feb 22, 2021

SCI On The Hunting Collective Podcast

Ben Cassidy, Director of Government Affairs for SCI, joined the team of The Hunting Collective podcast to talk about a wide ranging array of hunting topics that have hit the news recently, from Tahr Wars to the now-defunct California bear ban. The Hunting Collective with host Ben O’Brien covers the ideologies and philosophies of the

Feb 21, 2021

Five Questions Every Hunter Should Be Asking Secretary of the Interior Nominee Deb Haaland

As the Biden Administration continues to work through their first 100 days in office, the Senate has been working through confirming his cabinet secretaries. On February 23 at 9:30AM EST, the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources will hold a hearing to consider the nomination of Congresswoman Deb Haaland of New Mexico to be

Feb 20, 2021

GAMO Swarm Bone Collector Goes Gen 2

GAMO Adult Precision Air Rifles revolutionized the breakbarrel air rifle industry back in 2017 with the introduction of Swarm 10X Technology. Swarm shooters simply loaded 10 pellets into the magazine, snapped it into place and could shoot without fumbling around for another pellet after every shot – just break the barrel and shoot again. The

Feb 18, 2021

BIGGEST, BADDEST, FASTEST SHORT MAGS — Part 1

Provided you’re a cartridge—and not looking at a mirror—short and fat are in. The technical advantages are genuine. Quicker and more uniform ignition because of better access to the primer flame and a more uniform burning curve. These are conducive to accuracy, but that’s hard to measure because quality of barrel and uniformity of ammunition.

Feb 16, 2021

SCI Members Rally Against Harmful “Cottonwood” Rule

In response to a series of court decisions known as “Cottonwood,” Safari Club International (SCI) submitted over 1,000 comment letters from our nationwide membership to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) in support of their new rule that would combat the effects this harmful litigation has had on active forest management.  The Cottonwood decision,

Feb 16, 2021

Canada Implements More Border Entry Requirements

Canada has made it more difficult to cross its borders with several more COVID-19 related entry requirements. Besides the mandatory 14-day quarantine that has been in effect for many months, returning Canadians and non-citizens meeting the exemptions for non-essential travel to Canada are now required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result to

Feb 16, 2021

Air Namibia Shuts Down Operations

Air Namibia has shut down all its operations, grounding its entire fleet and cancelling all flights. The reservations system ceased taking new bookings as of February 11, 2021, although the website (airnamibia.com) is still active. The company announced its shutdown via Twitter and Facebook, advising passengers to register claims for refunds. Hunters with trips to

Feb 16, 2021

The Hunter Self

It’s human nature to self-identify, to have our own private perceptions of who and what we are.  We all have internal measures of those attributes and proclivities that coalesce to define our uniqueness.  I identify, for example, as a husband, a father, a scientist, an agriculturalist and a hunter.  This list of my own self-identities

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