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.
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
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→