“I was born to hunt and knew that fact right from my infant years,” says Don Patterson. That conviction led him to become a professional hunter. In his youth, Patterson hunted ducks and big game with his father in the valley of his dreams, Rakaia Valley. In his thirties, Patterson met Gary Joll who became his mentor and is to this day. Continue reading Professional Hunter Spotlight – Don Patterson, Manuka Point Lodge
The 2019 SCI Convention saw the emergence of a new professional hunters association.
The Spanish Professional Hunters Association made its first appearance at the convention to gain some exposure to the world of the international hunter.
- Promote ethical hunting and advocate wildlife conservation through sustainable hunting.
- Enhance natural habitats to maintain and preserve wild areas.
- Activate the economies of less populated regions while maintaining national, cultural and historical heritage.
- Develop and maintain educational programs to encourage future generations to continue the stewardship of wildlife and wild lands in perpetuity.
Ray Collingwood was born in Ft. McLeod, Alberta, and raised in the Vancouver area where he attended the University of British Columbia. His father was an avid hunter and fisherman who took him and his brothers up the caribou country of British Columbia on deer, elk and moose hunts. During the summer, Collingwood learned to fly fish and, after completing his education, took a government job and moved to Smithers, BC, population then 2,500. Continue reading PH Profile Ray Collingwood Collingwood Bros.
This year, SCI’s Life Member Breakfast embraces the camaraderie of hunting camp like no other. Emcee Melissa Bachman is hosting three special guest speakers, P.H. Continue reading A Life Member Breakfast Like No Other!