SCI’s Publicatioins Director, Steve Comus, took a moment at the Grand American to speak with Dieter Krieghoff about his company’s new KX-6 single-barrel trap gun.
Cub Scout troop #773 from Afton, Wyoming, sat in rapt attention during their recent field trip to our home in Alpine, Wyoming. Their eyes were wide at the sight of the amazing collection of animal mounts and artifacts in our extensive trophy room and their hands on experience with the contents of the Education Sables Hands On Wildlife (HOW) box enhanced their many questions.
They had observations and stories to share while wanting to learn more about animal behavior, predator-prey relationships and habitat issues.
I was gifted a HOW Box three years ago by the SCI Jackson Hole Chapter and have taught more than 500 students in area schools, combining this with tours of my husband Alan’s trophy room, which provides an ideal classroom setting.
The Box allows you to teach at various age levels, beginning with simple concepts such as predator/prey relationships and progressing to how we can, as future hunters, be true conservationists.
Student interest is immediately sparked by the interactive format of being able to touch an animal, the hide, skull, track and scat replicas. The HOW Box is an amazing hands-on teaching tool and I’m not sure who enjoys it more, the teacher or the students! For information about the HOW Box, contact the SCIF Education Department at 520-620-1220, extension 231. You, too, can WOW students with the HOW Box!
SCI Records Book Department recently opened the category for the Baja Black-Tail deer as a distinct specie in the SCI Record Book of Big Game Animals and the new Number 1 may already be in your collection. The distribution of the Baja Black-tailed Deer is found on the Baja Peninsula from the southern boarder of California to Caba San Lucas (southern tip of the Baja Peninsula). If you have taken a deer from this area, please make sure you get it turned in. Only SCI Members can enter an animal in the SCI Record Books. If you are not already an SCI Member, your first Record Book entry is free with your one-year membership. Join for three years and enjoy three free entries. It’s a great way to document your hunting heritage and help with the scientific and taxonomic information that the Record Book Department keeps.