SCI Northern Nevada Chapter Hosts Feed the Hungry Feast

On January 31, 2012 NNSCI Board members, in conjunction with the SCI Foundation, the Salvation Army and several other sponsors from the Reno/Sparks area, volunteered to serve approximately 1,650 meals at the annual Feed the Hungry Feast at the Reno Events Center.   NNSCI Board members and other SCI volunteers Dennis Laczynski, Tom and JoAnn Enewold, Judi Caron, Terry Melby and Scott and Sarah Carone, joined more than 160 volunteers participating in a spirited effort to serve the less fortunate in our surrounding areas.  Sponsors included the Salvation Army, Washoe County Sheriff’s Department, RSCVA, C & M Foods, the Eldorado and Harrah’s Casinos, Model Dairy, Truckee Sourdough Company, US Food Service and Sierra Sportservice.  Volunteers joining NNSCI were from the SCI North American Hand Gun Chapter, the Eldorado, Harrah’s, High Sierra Chefs Association and culinary students, Wells Fargo, US Bank, Boy Scout Troop 152, and the McQueen High School Football Team.

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Though the national 2012 SCI Convention was held in Las Vegas, the SCI Foundation thought it was important to maintain and continue this program in Reno. One cannot begin to express the thoughts and feelings that this event brings to the volunteers and to the community served. The guests were extremely thankful for the dinner and enjoyed the excellent meal prepared with the wild game. This is a truly rewarding annual event. The group looks forward to providing the same opportunity to share this with the community in 2013 when SCI Convention returns to Reno.– Terrance Melby, Chapter Director


2013 Convention Seminar–Great Trophy Rooms

What: Great Trophy Rooms Are No Accident
Speaker: Mike Boyce
Where: 2013 SCI Convention, Reno

Trophy rooms are a unique entity that literally have their beginning with primitive man.  Our goal in this seminar is to represent the value and experiences of the hunter as a viable part of wildlife conservation.  That is to say that trophy rooms are not a den of death, or a monument to the hunter’s ego, but a place of reverence for the animal and the environment for which it lives.  Trophy rooms are a place of remembrance and celebration.

This seminar will discuss the many aspects of a World Class Trophy Room, including the architectural design, floor space, traffic flow, viewing angles, lighting, along with other functions that will take place within the trophy room.


SCI Badgerland Sponsors Pheasant Hunt For Disabled Shooters

BadgerlandDisablredTravis-AllenOn Saturday, November 3, 2012, SCI Badgerland again was the major sponsor of the 9th annual pheasant hunt at Smith’s Pheasant Crest in Oxford, WI. The day began with the volunteers meeting with Wayne and Robin Smith, owners of Smith’s Pheasant Crest and coordinators of the event.

Hunters were checked in and sent to the trap range where Chapter BadgerlandDisabledTravisAllen8members/ DNR Hunter Safety Instructors Ken Heim, Ray Anderson, Bill Hilgers and Scott Young evaluated the hunters’ shotgun needs to ensure they were ready for wingshooting. To go afield, a special hydraulic lift seated the hunters in a quad. They were then strapped in and driven to their hunting areas. Chapter member Dan Jackson was one of the volunteer drivers for the quads loaned by area BadgerlandDisabledLoading-Travis-Allen6dealers Johnson Sales, Statz & Sons and Quam’s Motorsports. I wasn’t trusted to drive, so I did photos and the story.

All the hunters were treated to a four-bird hunt. Most of the hunts were full free chase using well-trained pointers. When a dog went on point, the UTV driver got the hunter in position and the bird Badgerland-Disabled-Ivan-Gehl4was flushed. Some hunted with the help of bird launchers donated by SCI Badgerland, which gave hunters more time to get set and a better idea of where the bird was going. These launchers helped several of the hunters harvest their first birds ever, or in many years.

We were pleased to accommodate four disabled United States veterans for the hunt this year. Two vets and BadgerlandDale-Nelson-unloading2several other hunters have hunted with us in prior years. We are pleased to help them for this unique annual event.

After the hunt, there were a lot of stories told. Their birds were cleaned and bagged for their ride home by 14-year-old Cheyanne Smith. Lunch was served, during which everyone could reminisce about his or her hunt experiences.

BadgerlandDisabledJeff-Pagel-5Special thanks to all of the individual volunteers–Dan Jackson and Kim Kelly for helping Robin with the meal, and everyone else who helped–the list is quite long. Our SCI Badgerland Chapter was excited to again be part of this opportunity at Smith’s Pheasant Crest Hunting Preserve. This endorsement is deserved because Wayne and Robin do this event as BadgerlandDisabled-HuntersVolunteers7not-for-profit. Beyond the expenses, all income is reserved for next year’s event.

Smith’s Pheasant Crest is centrally located in the heart of Wisconsin’s Prairie belt, four miles south of Oxford, WI, on County A. They offer a wonderful mix of prairie, brush and drainage fields to provide a challenging pheasant hunt under all conditions. They offer easy walking native cover such as grain sorghum tracks, marsh for tougher hunting and standing corn strips. They will set every hunt to the needs of the hunter. They also offer dog field training for pups. Trap is offered to warm up and they have a new bird-cleaning house for after the hunt.–Alan Heth

New MonoFlex Muzzleloader Bullets

At the heart of the MonoFlex ML is the MonoFlex bullet–a monolithic solid projectile made from gilding metal (95% copper / 5% zinc) and topped with the Hornady exclusive Flex Tip feature that works as a catalyst for uniform expansion, even at the low velocities of longer range impacts. The MonoFlex won’t separate, and retains 95% of its original weight.

Specifically engineered to provide phenomenal accuracy, penetration and high weight retention, the MonoFlex ML is a “non-traditional”/alternative metal bullet option that is a fantastic choice for muzzleloader hunters.

Available in two sabot configurations; hunters who prefer to use loose powder (or pellets) can select the traditional High Speed/Low Drag sabot. For those who shoot pellets exclusively, Hornady offers the innovative Lock-N-Load Speed Sabots that allow hunters to pre-load pellets onto the “tail” of the sabot, providing an efficient and convenient setup that eliminates any fumbling when trying to load or reload in the field.


  • Innovative MonoFlex bullet
  • Flex Tip technology for enhanced terminal performance
  • Reliable expansion – even at low velocities
  • Accurate monolithic construction
  • High weight retention (95%)
  • Maximum penetration
  • May be used in areas with lead restrictions*

*Check your local regulations


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