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A Buffalo Trails Triumvirate

The Rukometchi River is a tributary of the great Zambezi and is also the western border of Mana Pools National Park. In July 2018, the Rukometchi was a dry sand river dividing the Park from the Nyakasanga hunting concession. It was nostalgic to be back at Mana Pools, where 16 years earlier I had been part of a team that had darted and radio-collared a lioness for science. That work was funded by the Safari Club International Foundation and SCI Alaska and was performed under direction of Senior Park Ecologist Norman Monks. Now, a decade and a half later I was back on the wide flood plains and muddy pans of the Zambezi River valley with sights, sounds and smells that brought back memories of that lioness.   Continue reading A Buffalo Trails Triumvirate

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SCI Convention Seminars

The SCI Convention is the one stop shop for hunts, guns, art and pretty much anything an outdoor enthusiast could want. While the shopping is great, don’t overlook the valuable information you can find in our exclusive seminars.

Feb 08, 12:00PM – 1:00PM

Location: A18 (RSCC > )

Jim-Shockey-head-shot-100912Enjoy this one-hour seminar on Jim’s latest and greatest big game hunting adventures from around the world. Renowned hunter and tv personality, Jim Shockey, will hold an informal question and answer session.  This seminar illustrates, via over-the-shoulder, as-it-happened video, the physical and mental challenges, the extreme weather conditions, the difficult shots, and the political and environmental dangers that go into hunting in some of the most remote, inhospitable places on earth.

Feb 07, 2:00PM – 3:30PM

Location: A11 (RSCC > )

Denny Geurink has spent nearly three decades hunting and outfitting in the “Land of the Bear”.  Invited to the former Soviet Union via the Gorbachev government back in 1990, he will talk about his first trip to “The Evil Empire” as President Reagan referred to the Soviet Union at the time. He will talk about encounters with the KBG, harrowing bear attack stories, hair-raising adventures in Siberia and a look at people, food and culture.

Feb 06, 11:00AM – 12:30PM

Location: A13 (RSCC > )

Dave Holt made his debut-hunting trip to the game-rich continent of Africa in 1976.  He now spends six to seven months there each yearIn this presentation, Dave shares his enthusiasm and expertise for bowhunting in southern African.  Novice or expert you will enjoy and learn from Dave’s practical hands-on approach and experience.

This fascinating pictorial seminar covers topics such as arranging your trip, archery equipment, trophy judging, shot placement, common shooting mistakes, shooting distances, blinds, and clothing. Dave also covers the best time of year to bow hunt, travel arrangements, packing suggestions, and health and safety concerns.

Bullets Are More Than Just Projectiles

I guess I’m just showing my age, but I can remember when a bullet…was a bullet… was a bullet. If you used factory ammo, that meant a Remington Core-Lokt or a Winchester Power Point. Yes, they also offered the Bronze Point and Silvertip, respectively, but I’d bet that 60 percent of the lead sent downrange during hunting seasons were those two bullets. Continue reading Bullets Are More Than Just Projectiles

SCI European Chapters Meet In Milan

The second annual meeting of European Chapters organized by Safari Club International was held in Milan with the collaboration of the Italian Chapter. Continue reading SCI European Chapters Meet In Milan