Category Archives: Guns & Hunting

Enjoy exciting hunting stories told by SCI members and read about the latest guns and gear they’re using in the bush.

A 19 Year Goat Hunt

It was 1997 when a fellow member of the Iowa SCI Chapter told me about his Colorado mountain goat hunt he had done as a do-it-yourself hunt the previous year.  He said all you need to do is request the sheep/goat hunt brochure from the state each January, send in your check with the paper application for $500 and, after two years, you should draw the tag in your third year.  At that stage in my career it sounded like a great adventure and at a reasonable cost to boot.  That started what has become a very enjoyable winter pastime for me — applying in Western U.S. states for coveted draw tags. Continue reading A 19 Year Goat Hunt

More Hunters Choose Wyoming For Elk Hunting

Hunters seeking a western adventure continue choosing Wyoming to pursue elk. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department saw an increase in non-resident elk applications for the 2019 season. Nonresidents submitted 23,750 applications, a 2.9 percent increase from 2018. Continue reading More Hunters Choose Wyoming For Elk Hunting


There are some things that by design are functionally efficient without embellishment or constant change. This is most certainly true with the Sharpfinger knife concept by Schrade (Taylor Brands). Simple, straightforward and without any need for change over time, this particular knife concept has proven itself for many decades. The simplicity of this knife design is not only enriched by the upswept clip-point blade pattern that functions as a superb hide removal tool, at the same time the knife also works exceedingly well as a total edged game care field tool. Continue reading Sharpfinger

The .375 Ruger: Best of Runners-Up?

You can’t replicate the age and field record of the .375 H&H. But improve upon it?

When my first softpoint struck, the hunt was over. But in true buffalo fashion, the kill was just starting. Useless shoulder hardly slowing his pace, the bull galloped closer. A solid drove through to the bone on the off-side, mincing more lung. The animal stumbled, then skidded, dead in billowing dust. Continue reading The .375 Ruger: Best of Runners-Up?