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
The Alabama Chapter of SCI had the pleasure of hosting the Alabama Department of Conservation at its September bi-monthly
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.
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
Recently, SCI Members John and Judy Sholes returned to South Africa for a safari with Blaauwkrantz Safaris. They brought along a personal donation and a donation from their National Capital Chapter, Washington, D.C. that Blaauwkrantz used to repaint the local rural school, Palmiet River Junior School, in the Eastern Cape, South Africa.