Category Archives: Within SCI

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Bourbon–An Endangered Species?


Many of these popular pours are becoming harder – if not impossible – to find.
Many of these popular pours are becoming harder – if not impossible – to find.

What’s that, Bunky? You say that when you went to the specialty liquor store to buy a bottle of Pappy Van Winkle 23 Year Old the clerk looked at you as if you had just asked where you could find a northern white rhino? And now you’re having a hard time even finding Continue reading Bourbon–An Endangered Species?

The Art of David Southgate


David Southgate, Soaking up the sun
“Soaking up the Sun” is a sambar stag considered by many hunters in Australia as the “ holy grail” of free range hunting trophies due to the difficult terrain in which they are found. Oil on Canvas 28 x 36 inches

David Southgate’s original pastels, oils and hand-carved ceramics have been prized by hunters and other wildlife lovers in Australia and overseas for more than twenty-five years. For the past eighteen years, this South African-born artist and SCI Member has also donated them to our Australian SCI Down Under Chapter, as effective fundraisers. Since first meeting him at one of our annual Expos in the 1990s, I’ve followed his career, admired his art and, on occasions, watched him creating it. Continue reading The Art of David Southgate

In The White North, Canada’s Chapters Are Doing Great


SCI’s All Canada meeting attendees gathered in Windsor July 17 and 18.
SCI’s All Canada meeting attendees gathered in Windsor July 17 and 18.

The SCI All Canada meeting was held July 17 & 18 during a mild summer weekend in Windsor, Canada’s southernmost city. John-Mark Jurak, the Club’s Region 35 Chapter Continue reading In The White North, Canada’s Chapters Are Doing Great

Species of the Week – Nelson Desert Bighorn Sheep


Ovis canadensis nelsoni
NEW_Bighorn_Sheep_mapBorrego cimarron (Sp), Nuslen Dickhornschaf (G), Mouflon du desert (F). The subspecific name was given in 1897 for American naturalist E. W. Nelson.
DESCRIPTION (male) Shoulder height about 36 inches (90 cm). Weight 150-170 pounds (68-77 kg). Females are about 60 percent as large as males.
Essentially, the desert sheep is a bighorn that has adapted to a hot, arid environment with limited forage and water. It is Continue reading Species of the Week – Nelson Desert Bighorn Sheep