Category Archives: Chapter Spotlight

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

Kentuckiana Chapter Pays it Forward To A Soldier Returning Home


kentuckiana-chapter-pays-it-forward-092316While missing a “chip shot” at a monster buck may be a bowhunter’s worst nightmare, realizing that his bow and hunting gear was stolen during a second Middle East tour in the U.S. Army may be a close second. Continue reading Kentuckiana Chapter Pays it Forward To A Soldier Returning Home

Houston Chapter Fundraiser Has Sold Out Crowd


Greg McCord is a new member and recipient of an RTIC cooler for joining SCI and the Houston Chapter at this year's annual fundraiser.
Greg McCord is a new member and recipient of an RTIC cooler for joining SCI and the Houston Chapter at this year’s annual fundraiser.

Sunday August 7, 2016 the Houston Chapter of SCI hosted their annual chapter fundraiser at a new venue, the Redneck Country Club. With a sold out crowd of more than 275 people in attendance, the event proved to be just what the chapter hoped it would be. Special guest performance included Johnny Lee with his famous hit “Looking for Love.” The Houston Chapter of SCI is focused on conservation, education, humanitarian projects, legislation and youth education among other great causes both locally and nationally. To learn more about the SCI Houston Chapter please visit www.scihouston.org.

SCI TN Valley to Co-sponsor 2016 Annual Youth Dove Hunt at Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge


SCI-TN-Valley-Dove-HuntTennessee Valley SCI is again partnering with TWRA and TWF on a youth dove hunt. All Chapter members are invited to attend.  Please inform the youngsters in the area about this opportunity.   The Chapter has donated a shotgun that will be given to a lucky participant. Continue reading SCI TN Valley to Co-sponsor 2016 Annual Youth Dove Hunt at Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge

Alabama Chapter July 4 Event a Success


At the time of our Lobby Day on the Hill on May 5, our Senators and Congressmen were in recess. This precluded our being able to visit with them in person. Their aides are always very well versed on what is happening and are very competent in relaying our messages. It is always helpful to be able to see our Representatives in person, though.

I was fortunate to have this opportunity on a very special day for our country, the Fourth of July, Independence Day. Each year I have been privileged to be a guest at the Fourth of July event at Archie Phillip’s Lake. Archie is the host of the TV Show “Outdoors with Archie Phillips.”

Alabama Chapter Event
Shown here during Fourth of July celebration are, left to right, Allen Farley, John Merrill, Randall Bush and Gary Palmer.

The show is dedicated to the outdoor sports of hunting, fishing and shooting. Archie is one of the most patriotic people that I have come to know. This event portrays what the holiday is all about with some great food thrown in as well. At each of these events there are usually several politicians who are allowed to say a few words.

Gary Palmer is one of our newest Representatives in Washington, D.C. I have visited his office in the Cannon Building for the last two years, seeing his aides on both occasions. At this Fourth of July event I was able to speak with Congressman Palmer in a social setting and hear his views of where our government stands at this time and what the future may hold in store for us, both good and possibly bad.

At this event we were fortunate to also have John Merrill, Alabama Secretary of State, and Allen Farley, our District 15 Representative in the Alabama House of Legislature. It was enlightening to know that in Alabama we have people representing us that share the same values as SCI.