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Hornady Reloading Seminars At 2018 Convention


Once again Hornady will be sharing their wealth of knowledge on reloading in two seminars designed to take the mystery out of reloading your own ammuntion, at the 2018 SCI Annual Convention.

Introduction To Reloading gives you a solid foundation to begin creating your own custom ammo. The Introduction to Reloading Seminar conducted by Hornady breaks down the fundamentals of single stage cartridge reloading in a brief two hour block of instruction. This includes the basic use of a Hornady Classic reloading kit, descriptions of how to utilize the tools included as well as tips to look for when getting started in hand loading.

In Reloading For Accuracy covers the principles of accuracy with regards to reloading. Topics include the fundamentals, processes, the tools used and tips for improving accuracy at the bench.

Both of these seminars are very popular and will fill up fast. Register now and make sure you don’t miss these informative and entertaining seminars!

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Kansas Department Says Protect Your Hunting Dog From Harmful Algae


For duck hunters and their dogs, wading through mucky water is part of the experience, but one type of “muck” can be especially dangerous for four-legged hunting partners – harmful algae blooms (HAB). A HAB may look like foam, scum or paint floating on the water and be colored blue, bright green, brown or red. This season, if the water appears suspicious or there is decaying algae on the shore, hunters are urged to avoid contact and keep their dogs away. Dogs that swim in or drink water affected by a HAB or eat dried algae along the shore can become seriously ill or die. Continue reading Kansas Department Says Protect Your Hunting Dog From Harmful Algae

Artist Cathy Sheeter Focuses On Unique Medium


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

Call to Arms! Support Secretary Zinke & the FWS Decision to Import Elephant Trophies from Zambia & Zimbabwe


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!