Category Archives: Guns & Hunting

Enjoy exciting hunting stories told by SCI members and read about the latest guns and gear they’re using in the bush.

SCI Record Book Top Ten Southern Impala


The Southern Impala, like most of the impala species is noted for its speed and agility, traits that make hunting them a bit more challenging than some of the other African plains game. From Angola to Zimbabwe, the Southern Impala currently enjoys strong population numbers, making them a must have on any safari hunters list, and with over 4,000 entries in the SCI Record Book, one of the most popular species for the modern trophy hunter. Here are the top ten Southern Impala as currently recorded in the SCI Record Book.

The #4 Southern Impala was taken by Lawrence Wolfgram in 2003 in Thabazimbi R.S.A. with Mbalabala Safaris. It measured 68 4/8″. Unfortunately there is no image of this impala.

Flashback Friday – Pronghorns and Muzzleloaders


SafaricoverND1993Editor’s Note: On Friday we dust off a gem from the extensive SCI archives and offer a story from past issues. Today we join a father and son team as they hunt the wary and fleet pronghorn antelope with muzzle loading rifles in Wyoming. This article first appeared in the November/December 1993 issue of Safari Magazine.

A strong west-by-northwest wind blew steadily around the slope of Elk Mountain and across the big grassy flat as we drove to Continue reading Flashback Friday – Pronghorns and Muzzleloaders

SCI Minnesota Chapter To Auction Shiras Moose Governor’s Tag


shiras-mooseIt’s not a secret that it’s getting harder to draw premium tags in the western states. For those states with preference point systems, drawing a premium tag can take decades. Luckily, there is another option that allows hunters to skip the wait and support conservation at the same time. Continue reading SCI Minnesota Chapter To Auction Shiras Moose Governor’s Tag

Sheep Hunter’s Rite of Passage


A young huntress learns what it means to hunt tur and ibex in Central Asia.

The mountains of Azerbaijan proved to be a challenging obstacle.
The mountains of Azerbaijan proved to be a challenging obstacle.

After what seemed like an eternity in the air, I planted my size six feet on the soil of the first of many forgotten countries that would be along my sojourn–Azerbaijan. Hidden faces stared at my exposed, pale skin, round eyes and camouflage luggage. Then I met the men who would have my life in their hands for a week, and I suddenly felt at ease. Continue reading Sheep Hunter’s Rite of Passage