If you’ve never heard of scratchboard, you’re probably not alone according to artist Cathy Sheeter. As a scratchboard artist and president of the International Scratchboard Society, an organization that started as an online forum, she admits, “We’re still a pretty small community.” Continue reading Artist Cathy Sheeter Focuses On Unique Medium
Use SCI’s Action Center to contact President Trump and Secretary of the Interior Zinke now and tell them how much you appreciate the efforts of the Fish & Wildlife Service to remove barriers to sustainable use conservation for African wildlife.
This week the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) announced that elephants legally hunted in Zimbabwe and Zambia between 2016 and 2018 now can be imported into the United States. The Service made the announcement at the African Wildlife Consultative Forum, an event co-hosted by the Safari Club International Foundation and the host nation of Tanzania.
The news from Africa could not have been better for hunters or for anyone who loves or defends hunting culture. Hunters around the world play an integral role in wildlife conservation and when their rights are restricted, or import bans put in place, wildlife and local African communities all suffer.
This week’s FWS announcement is consistent with what conservation scientists and wildlife experts have known for decades—that hunting is beneficial to wildlife and that African range countries know how to manage their elephant populations.
Within hours of the announcement, hysterical anti-hunters and news media outlets went into overdrive, attacking everyone in sight, including the Trump Administration, SCI and even the National Rifle Association of America. And their efforts seem to have paid off as their shrill, negative reactions has caused President Trump to delay the decision until meeting with Secretary Zinke.
Here’s where you can help. Call or write now and tell President Trump and Secretary Zinke how much you appreciate the efforts of the Fish & Wildlife Service to remove barriers to sustainable use conservation for African wildlife. Be respectful and tell them you’re a proud hunter, that you’re not backing down, and that the facts of conservation science are on your side.
Tell them you strongly support the Fish & Wildlife Service’s decision to allow the importation of elephant trophies from Zambia & Zimbabwe!
The Managing Director of gunmaker John Rigby & Co. is offered the chance of a lifetime: to shoot a Nile buffalo in Uganda with the first London Best rifle made by the company since returning to London in 2013.
Uganda, to hunters, is a special place. Dubbed “The Pearl of Africa” by Winston Churchill, this is the real Africa, untamed, beautiful and harsh. I’d been invited to join one of Rigby’s Continue reading Hunting On Hallowed Ground
Once again SCI is bringing the biggest and the best to the 2018 Convention. And that extends to the knowledge available at our seminars.
Most game is shot close, not far away. Dr. van Zwoll tells why he prefers “short-range” rifles, and how to make them more deadly. Here’s 40 years of hunting distilled from Wayne and other veteran hunters. These notes on rifles, loads, sights, shooting techniques – and hunting! – will help you kill game inside 300 yards. Make that 200, where long-range rifles can handicap you!
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