Category Archives: Chapter Spotlight

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

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

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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.

The State Of Hunter Recruitment And R3

Many have heard of the North American Conservation Model and how well it has worked in preserving and increasing many species of wild game in North America.  But did you know that 80 percent of the dollars that go into wildlife conservation in North America comes from various taxes on the sale of hunting, shooting and fishing related items?  Individually a shooter provides more Continue reading The State Of Hunter Recruitment And R3