Category Archives: Chapter Spotlight

See what the various SCI Local Chapters are doing around the world to help support hunting.

SCI Gateway Area Chapter Hosted Shoot to Benefit Vets


Left to right: Neal Feazel Board Member Gateway Area Chapter and Committee Member for the “Shoot For The Vets,” Bret Flaugher President of Winchester, Pete Brownell former NRA president and Steve Skold, SCI President-Elect.

The Gateway Area Chapter recently partnered with the National Rifle Association and Winchester to hold a sporting clays event, “Shoot For The Vets” that raised funds to support veterans activities. On Oct. 13, more than 125 shooters participated at the NILO hunting and shooting preserve.  Teams of four shot in two flights, morning and afternoon, and enjoyed a buffet lunch.  Thanks to Winchester’s generosity, veterans shot for free. A $50 gift certificate was awarded to the highest score from each branch of the service and a non-veteran.  Former NRA president, Pete Brownell and Steve Skold, SCI President-Elect, were guest speakers.

Event proceeds will be donated to an organization that promotes hunting for veterans.–Dave Stokes, Gateway Area Chapter President

 

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The Marmolada Ibex Project: A 10-Year Assessment – Project funded by the Italian Chapter of the Safari Club International


How Did The Marmolada Ibex Project Begin?

The Alpine ibex colony in Marmolada was started in 1978 with eight individuals from the Gran Paradiso National Park released in the municipality of Pozza di Fassa. In 2004, its numbers exceeded 500 animals, living mostly around the province of Belluno. However, the following winter a sarcoptic mange epidemic, together with particularly severe weather, caused its numbers to decrease dramatically. Continue reading The Marmolada Ibex Project: A 10-Year Assessment – Project funded by the Italian Chapter of the Safari Club International

SCI Arkansas Chapter Supports NRA YHEC Programs


For seven years, the SCI Arkansas Chapter has sponsored the National Rifle Association’s Youth Hunter Education Challenge at both the state and national level. YHEC is training and mentoring the next generation of hunters. Youth compete in two age divisions — Juniors (ages 10-14) and Seniors (ages 15-18). They compete as individuals/and or team members to test their ability with .22-caliber rifles, shotguns, muzzleloaders and archery. Also tested are Continue reading SCI Arkansas Chapter Supports NRA YHEC Programs

Alabama Conservation Donation


The Alabama Chapter of SCI had the pleasure of hosting the Alabama Department of Conservation at its September bi-monthly

Presentation of the $4,000 check to help fund the Adult Mentoring Program. Pictured L to R: Perry Cole, Chapter treasurer; Keith Gauldin, Alabama Dept. of Conservation; Randall Bush, Regional Rep; Jonathan Lehr, Chapter vice pres.

meeting. Wildlife Biologist Keith Gualdin attended as the representative and spoke on various efforts going on throughout the state including coyote tracking studies, black bear sightings, CWD testing, and the major topic of the evening, the Adult Mentoring Program.