Category Archives: Chapter Spotlight

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

Tennessee Valley Chapter Offers Unique Hunt In Scotland!


SCI’s Tennessee Valley Chapter holds its annual “Night of the Hunter” fundraiser on March 23, 2019 at the Chattanooga Convention Center.

This year the featured auction item is a unique choice of hunts in Scotland. Package includes airport transfers, exclusive lodging and meals and the chance to harvest two roe bucks.

The alternative choice is a hunt for red stag in the high heather hills of Scotland. This package also includes airport transfers, meals, luxury accommodations and the option to upgrade to a monster stag from one of the best private red deer herds in all of Scotland.

More details are available on the Chapter’s web page.

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SCI-Novi Secretary Jon Gray Receives Awards


SCI-Novi secretary and past president, Jon Gray, was recently presented the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) Partners in Conservation Award and the 2018 Michigan United Conservation Clubs Educator of the Year Award.

Since 2010, Gray has raised $90,000 through the SCI-Novi chapter to offer scholarships to educators to attend the DNR’s Academy of Natural Resources where educators learn about Michigan’s natural resources, trends in resource management and experience activities that bring knowledge to the classroom.

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

 

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