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Caribou Slam

Joe Hosmer wrote the caribou article and submitted it before he passed away. It is with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to our great friend and SCI Foundation Past President Joseph H. Hosmer. He passed away on January 6, 2020 at age 70.   Professionally, Joe had a highly successful career of over four decades in corporate business as a professional and as an entrepreneur.  Continue reading Caribou Slam


Buck Slim

A classic lock-back, folding hunter slims down for easier pocket carry.

In hunting camps everywhere the Buck Folding Hunter (Model 110) has a constant presence. If it’s not the outfitter or guide who carries one in a leather case on their belt, then it’s one or more of the hunters in camp who have chosen this model as a personal knife. Continue reading Buck Slim

Pathfinder Youth Hunts Available This Fall!

Application Deadline:  Monday, July 6, 2020

SCI Foundation Humanitarian Services, Hunter Legacy 100 Fund and Trinity Oaks give back to make once-in-a-lifetime hunting experiences possible for disabled and terminally ill youth who are 19 years old or younger.

Download the Pathfinder Youth Hunt Application and read more about prior Pathfinder Youth Hunt recipients at

Contact Kathy Butler by email at, or call direct (520) 798-4892 if you have any questions or need assistance with the application.


There’s a fine art to being a good observer. As a hunter, I want to participate, but keen observers need to recognize when they need to keep their mouths shut and stay out of the way. This was one of those times! A big herd, perhaps 50 animals, was feeding slowly along a linear clearing. We’d made four approaches, two from each side. Despite tricky wind, we’d avoided spooking them, but they’d gone on high alert and the big bull we’d spotted among them hadn’t offered a shot. Continue reading SWEET SAHARA SAFARI – IN TEXAS