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Travelers Warned Not To Import Plastic Bags To Tanzania

Hunters traveling to Tanzania should refrain from taking any plastic bags in their luggage or carry-ons. Starting June 1, 2019, plastic “carrier bags” (grocery-style bags) have been banned from the country. Continue reading Travelers Warned Not To Import Plastic Bags To Tanzania


Recommend A Combat Veteran For A Hunt Of A Lifetime

This is your chance to send a combat veteran on a hunt he’ll never forget.

This annual sponsored hunt will be auctioned at the annual Veteran’s Breakfast at the 2020 SCI Convention. The auction winner will be the sponsor of the combat veteran chosen from all applications sent in from members across the country.

The SCIF Veterans Committee will select the lucky veteran to receive the hunt from the submitted applications on July 16, 2019.

The winning bidder and sponsor may accompany the veteran as a guest on the hunt. They will be responsible for their own hunt and travel expenses separately.

This Montana Bull Elk Hunt is a premiere hunt for one Combat Veteran as chosen by the Veterans Committee. It is a private land hunt on a beautiful Montana ranch. Hunt will be for a five-point or greater bull elk.
Hunt will occur in October 2020 with exact dates to be determined.

Deadline to submit an application on behalf of a worthy combat veteran is July 16, 2019.


SCI’s Kim Rhode Heads To Pan Am Games

SCI and Sables Life member Kim Rhode continues to compete and win at the world level in shooting where she has been a dominant force for nearly 23 years. Continue reading SCI’s Kim Rhode Heads To Pan Am Games

SCIF Pathfinder Committee Awards Elk Hunt for Terminally Ill Child

Attention Members – Jackie Bartels Memorial Pathfinder Youth Hunts are Available this Fall!

Three Pathfinder Youth Hunts, two deer hunts and one premiere elk hunt, will be awarded to terminally ill or disabled youth who are 21-years or younger.  It is easy to apply!  Simply complete the Pathfinder Youth Hunt Application and return it to Kathy Butler, Humanitarian Services, by June 30, 2019

Jena Bartenhagen, a special young lady suffering from brain cancer, realized her dream of hunting elk when she received the Jackie Bartels Memorial Youth Hunt. Jena wanted to hunt elk for a long time but couldn’t because of debilitating hearing loss, physical instability, fatigue and severe pain caused by her illness.  Jena had been scheduled to go on an elk hunt prior to this opportunity, but after recovering from one of her many surgeries, learned that the hunt was no longer available.  For Jena, the hope of hunting elk seemed to impossible in part because of her medical needs. Continue reading SCIF Pathfinder Committee Awards Elk Hunt for Terminally Ill Child