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Jul 13, 2012

SCI Hunters’ Convention Earns Award

Trade Show News Network (TSNN) recognizes SCI's Annual Hunters' Convention as being among the Top 25 “Fastest Growing Trade Shows in Attendance.” More than 19,500 trade shows, exhibitions, public events and conferences were considered for the years 2009 through 2011. SCI's growth is particularly notable, as TSNN's president Rachel Wimberly says, because it occurred, “‚Ķduring

Jul 12, 2012

Favorite Guns Of SCI Members Ronnie H. and Russ M.

McWhorter Custom rifle in 7 MM Weatherby Mag topped with a Zeiss 4-16×50 with FL glass and illuminated reticle.¬†¬†I feed it Weatherby 154-grain softpoints and I've taken deer, goats, coyotes and, as you can see in the photo, hogs with it.¬†¬†In fact I've taken so many hogs with it that my friends have named it

Jul 11, 2012

SCIF Funds Conservation Projects

Safari Club International Foundation has contributed $537,590 in the past six months to fund worldwide wildlife conservation projects. “The research programs selected by SCIF’s professional biologists inform wildlife managers and policy makers on critical wildlife management needs worldwide,” said SCIF President Joe Hosmer. “SCIF strives to ensure management decisions are based on the best available

Jul 9, 2012

Favorite Guns Of SCI Member Tom A.

Tom A.’s favorite rifle is a Model 75 Sako with a Swarovski scope and chambered in .300 Win. Mag.  According to Tom, “I have used it in Wyoming on whitetail and mule deer.  I also used it on red stag and tahr in New Zealand.” Originally the Sako had a wood stock, but Tom sent it to

Jul 9, 2012

Nikon’s New Inline Muzzleloader Scope

Nikon designed a new line of scopes specifically for inline muzzleloaders. The new Inline XR gives hunters a ballistic edge when it comes to increasing their effective range by using a BDC 300 reticle. When used in conjunction with Nikon's Spot On Ballistic Technology, hunters can fully optimize the reticle to match the drop of

Jul 9, 2012

Favorite Guns and Loads of SCI Member Pete S.

Marco Polo sheep was the longest shot I’ve made. It was more than a quarter-mile, and I shot a Dall last fall at nearly the same distance.  It’s a devastating round when it hits and I like the extra horsepower when in bear country I just love that .338 Winchester Magnum with the solid copper Barnes

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

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