SCI President, John Whipple, invites everyone to Youth Outdoor Safari Day today. Call Mike Raahauge Shooting Enterprises now at 951-735-7981 for information.
The 2011 Summer meeting of the SCI Bavaria Chapter was held in the Alpine mountains of Liechtenstein. Organized by Kurt Jaeger, SCI Life Member # 59 and Founding Member of the SCI Bavaria Chapter, a large group of SCI members met to enjoy a day of mountaineering, paired with various test-stations to answer questions on plants, animals, hunting trophies and finally a shooting competition. Shown are, from left: Doris Dangel, Third Place; Norbert Ullmann, Bavaria Chapter President; Dr. Manfred Spall, King of the Bavaria Chapter Summerfest 2011; and, Second Place Bernhard Schmelzing.
From YouTube, here is a collection of videos from the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency of poachers shooting a decoy deer donated to the Officers by the Chattanooga Area Chapter of Safari Club International (SCI). It is illegal to shoot from a roadway, and as you can see, there are those who choose to disobey the law.
The poachers are shooting at a robo deer fully donated by the Chattanooga Area SCI. The cameras used in the filming were also donated to the Officers by the SCI Chapter. The arrests have resulted in thousands of dollars in fines and loss of hunting licenses to the offenders.
Board members of the Southern New Mexico Chapter in Roswell, New Mexico, stand in front of one of the seven wildlife water catch systems that the chapter purchased for the BLM and New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. Each tank holds 1,800 gallons of water and will be placed on BLM and NM Game and Fish Department land northeast and east of Roswell. With the catch system installed, one inch of rainfall will funnel 560 gallons of water into the tank. In times of low rainfall, the BLM will fill the tanks from one of their fire truck tankers. These water systems are expected to benefit the prairie chicken population and the deer and antelope herds in the area. Standing left to right are BLM representative Randy Howard; Board Members Kim Talbot, Charlie Thompson, Richard Wacker and Hud Rhea; Regional Representative Herb Atkinson; Chapter President Ed Garrett; and Chapter Member Bart Hanson.