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Of Antlered Gods and Gold – Celtic Wildlife Mythology and Jewelry


One of the few records of Celtic mythology, the Gundestrup Cauldron depicts the Celtic deity Cernunnos wearing a torque. Photo by Malene Thyssen
One of the few records of Celtic mythology, the Gundestrup Cauldron depicts the Celtic deity Cernunnos wearing a torque. Photo by Malene Thyssen

The Roman records, officially known as the Interpretatio Romana, or Roman interpretation were a simplification of the complex and fluid universe of Celtic deities that depicted the Gauls as noble savages, but barbarians nevertheless. In reality, the duties and responsibilities of Continue reading Of Antlered Gods and Gold – Celtic Wildlife Mythology and Jewelry

SCI Communications Wins Gold AVA Digital Award


AVAgold-statuetteSafari Club International has won the prestigious Gold AVA Digital Award for its Hunt Forever blog. Hunt Forever is a digital extension of SAFARI Magazine that recently surpassed the 1 million view mark. There were about 2,100 other entries from around the world in the 2015 international competition, and only four blogs earned a Gold AVA.

The award “recognizes excellence by creative professionals responsible for the planning, concept, direction, design and production of digital communication,” and is presented by The Association of Marketing & Communication Professionals (AMCP), which consists of several thousand production, marketing, communication, advertising, public relations and free-lance professionals.

“We are very pleased to have our Hunt Forever blog deemed among the best in the world,” said Steve Comus, SCI Director of Publications. “These honors come from outside the hunting industry and put SCI, hunting and hunters in a good light even when judged by others in the world who may not have known nor understood them.”

In Memoriam – Scott Franklund


ScottFranklundSCI Life member (Paul) Scott Franklund, 56, passed away of natural causes at his home Jan. 9, 2015.

He was an avid sportsman and loved traveling the world in search of world record trophy animals. His travels took him to places as far as Alaska’s Aleutian Islands, Canada’s Yukon Territory, Zambia in Central Africa, and his favorite South African safaris on multiple occasions.

Scott leaves behind his wife, Jill; daughters, Savannah (15) and Skye (9) of Longmont; father, Paul, and sisters, Diane and Karlin, of Tucson, Arizona. He was preceded in death by his mother, Jeanette.

 

Who Does HSUS Really Support?


shelterpupWe’re all familiar with the ads…dramatic camera pans and close ups of sad puppies and kittens in cages. Some showing signs of abuse or neglect while appropriately moving music plays in the background. The Humane Society of the United States has been using this “rip at the heartstrings” approach to their fundraising efforts for a number of years now, but how much money do they actually spend to help abandoned, abused or neglected animals in your state? According to the HSUS 2013 tax return, virtually none. Continue reading Who Does HSUS Really Support?