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Jan 10, 2022

Whitetail Honey Hole

No tag to draw. 100 percent success rate. Free-range deer. What’s not to love? I grew up hunting the Western United States back in the days when pretty much all licenses and tags were available over the counter, at reasonable cost. That was prior to the days of the internet, social media, smartphone hunting apps

Jan 9, 2022

10 Days Until the SCI 2022 Convention in Las Vegas

With just 10 days to go until the kick-off of the 50th Annual Safari Club International Convention, the opening ceremonies are fast approaching and we couldn’t be more excited.  Show registrations confirm what we all already know:  Vegas is openfor business, Convention is back and attendees are ready to celebrate like never before! Don’t just take our word for it, though. The facts leading into the 50th Anniversary

Jan 8, 2022

Beretta Policy Changes Ahead of SCI 50th Anniversary Convention

Earlier this week, Beretta announced that the company would put an immediate hold on their participation in “Large-Scale Indoor Events” due to the “sudden and dramatic increase of COVID-19 infections during the past 2 weeks.”  With Safari Club International’s (SCI) 50th Anniversary Convention approaching at the end of this month, this announcement unfortunately means that

Jan 3, 2022

Sidelock Double Shotgun Honors SCI 50th Anniversary

Among the amazing firearms to be auctioned off at the SCI Convention is a true sidelock side-by-side 20-gauge shotgun made especially for the Golden Anniversary of SCI. This one-of-a-kind custom-made Prestige Series side-by-side features hand-detachable sidelocks with seven-pin mechanisms, built-in safety sears and auto ejectors. The receiver finish is true bone charcoal case hardening and

Dec 31, 2021

Armchair Safari: Claws Of Africa

The safari with the ladies completed, I next took out two men on a general big-game hunting expedition. These were two elderly, very wealthy, pleasant-natured Americans who were old friends and had come to equatorial Africa on big-game hunting trips many times before. There was a happening on this safari, however, that was unlike any

Dec 29, 2021

A Pheasant Reminder

If further evidence was needed that a wildlife conservation battle is never won — at least not permanently — the situation with pheasants in the Dakotas provides it. Pheasant numbers in South Dakota have been declining steadily, with the occasional blip upwards, for the past 15 years. I know this because I’ve hunted them every

Dec 28, 2021

US Lifts Ban on Travelers from Southern Africa

The Biden administration announced it will lift the restrictions on travelers from eight countries in southern Africa on December 31, 2021. Foreign nationals from Botswana, Eswantini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe will be allowed to enter the United States on US-bound flights leaving after 12:01 am on December 31st. The Centers for

Dec 27, 2021

SCI Brings on Eastern and Western State and Local Liaisons: Welcome to Bee Frederick and Chris Tymeson!

Safari Club International is pleased to announce the hiring of two State and Local Liaisons to work on governmental relations matters involving state laws and regulations related to hunting and conservation. Bee Frederick’s portfolio will include the eastern states, and Chris Tymeson will work on issues within the western states.  Bee worked within the public relations

Dec 27, 2021

A Hunter’s Holiday

Many of us remember a long box under the tree on one special Christmas. Those blessed with children certainly remember working long into the night like demons possessed, assembling toys from unintelligible instructions. And the little subterfuges as we tried to keep Santa Claus real for one more Christmas. At some point on Christmas Eve,

Dec 24, 2021

Gamsbok in the Julian Alps

In some way, all of my hunts connect to each other and will often find their own culmination. This may not always be achieved when the hunted animal is harvested or meet my personal timeline. In 1992, I unsuccessfully hunted in Alaska for a Dall ram. Raised in the Deep South at sea level, I’ve

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