On March 9, 2019, the SCIF International Wildlife Museum hosted its 4th Annual Outdoors Day. The event is dedicated to getting people excited and informed about current outdoor recreation activities, including hunting. The event allows families to come and experience first-hand outdoor activities, including archery, BB gun shooting and horseback riding, as well as learn about wildlife science and conservation.
The Huachuca Gould’s National Wild Turkey Federation, Arizona Outdoor Women and Pima County Search and Rescue were just a handful of the 10 organizations that came out and participated in the event. An archery station was set up by the SCIF/Museum staff, giving the opportunity for visitors to try out archery, many for the first time. The archery station was extremely popular! Many people came back multiple times and there were people waiting in line to try archery even after the event was over. The Huachuca Gould’s National Turkey Federation had an inflatable BB gun station set up, giving kids the opportunity to shoot at a representation of a turkey.
In total, 676 visitors attended Outdoors Day, making it a very successful event! Kids were leaving excited that they got to try archery, shoot a BB gun and ride a horse, and wanted to know when the next Outdoors Day event would be.
The SCIF International Wildlife Museum, located in Tucson, AZ, is the world headquarters office for Safari Club International Foundation. The museum is an educational facility of SCIF. It features more than 400 taxidermied animals from around the world. The museum is dedicated to increasing knowledge of and appreciation for, the diverse wildlife of the world, as well as educating, explaining and promoting sustainable use wildlife management and the role hunting plays.