Category Archives: Guides & Outfitters

What’s happening in the world of professional guides and outfitters.

How to Measure Sheep Horns For SCI’s Record Book

SCI’s Chief Master Measurer, Chris Emery, shows you how to measure sheep horns for entry into the SCI Record Books.


PH Erwin Kotze Killed

IMG_0387We are saddened to report that PH Erwin Kotze of Thormählen & Cochran Safaris was trampled to death by a bull elephant last week. He was 27 years old. Kotze was born in Rundu Namibia and moved with his parents northern Botswana where he grew up on a farm. He had been hunting professionally since 2006 and joined T&C Safaris Namibia Pty Ltd in 2008 as Master Hunting Guide. In 2009 he became a Professional Hunter and guided a big number of Namibian clients on plains game and leopard hunts.

How to SCI Score a Non-Typical Mule Deer

SCI’s Master Measurer Chris Emery shows you how to score a non-typical mule deer on SCI’s 18NT score sheet.


Greg Rodriguez Killed

G-Rod-0311131Greg Rodriguez, 43, former SCI Houston President and founder and CEO of Global Adventure Outfitters, Inc., was killed March 7. Rodriguez was on a business trip in Montana when he was shot by Wayne Bengston, 41, who then fled the scene before apparently killing himself.

In addition to being a premier booking agent, Rodriguez was a well-known outdoor personality who published dozens of articles in SAFARI Magazine, Shooting Times and Petersen’s Hunting, among others. He hosted Rifleman’s Journal on Sportsman’s Channel and won the 2012 Sportsman’s Choice Award for Best Educational/Instructional Show.

Rodriguez is survived by his wife, Lisa, and two young children.