Category Archives: Chapter Spotlight

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

Bavaria Visits Liechtenstein


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.

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Chattanooga Area Chapter Helps Nab Poachers


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.

SCI Southern New Mexico Chapter Helps BLM And NM Game And Fish


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.

SCI-Calgary Partners With Zoo


Archie Nesbitt, president of Calgary Chapter in Canada (right), is shown with Clement Lanthier, president & CEO of the Calgary Zoo, who donated, a priceless behind-the-scenes experience for six people to take the Penguin Plunge. “This is truly a unique and intimate experience,” explained Lanthier as he addressed the Calgary SCI Chapter’s 17th Annual Fundraiser. He also explained that the unique relationship between the Calgary Zoo and SCI makes perfect sense as they are both very conservation-minded organizations and can accomplish great things when they work together. The 100 percent donation sold at auction for $1,600 and Lanthier was so pleased that he offered a second donation to the back-bidder that again sold for $1,600!