Gaston J. Glock Style LP New Dark Green Lightweight Shooting Vest

gaston-glock-vestGaston J. Glock style LP recently announced the newest addition to its hunting apparel line–the Dark Green Lightweight Shooting Vest. The vest is made in Poland, and is ideal for hunting in warmer regions, such as when on a safari in Africa.

The Lightweight Shooting Vest contains many pockets that are perfect for storing essential hunting supplies. It includes two patch pockets with double partitions and two interior pockets that are securely closed with zippers. Meshing in the back provides welcome ventilation on hot summer days or warm climate hunts, while the side slits provide increased freedom of movement. In addition, the waist is adjustable with buttons to create a flexible, proper fit.

The Dark Green Lightweight Shooting Vest is available for purchase on the website for $138.00 and comes in sizes S – 3XL for men and XS – 3XL for women.

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Balearean Chapter Visit

Regional Representative Europe, Norbert Ullmann, right, visited the island of Mallorca, largest of the Balearean Islands, to enjoy some summer days paired with working meetings and some big game fishing. Two working dinners were scheduled with the Top Brass of the SCI Balearean Chapter to discuss past, present and future, specifically some of the conservation and education projects the chapter is engaging into. During one of these dinners, Ullmann thanked the Chapter’s President, Prof. Dr. Miguel Estáde, left, with a personal gift for his constant work on behalf of SCI.

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Last scheduled meeting of the visit was with the Government of the Balearean Islands and attending the third working session of the “Balearean Big Game Hunting and Trophy Measuring Commission,” where a series of very important points for the future of big game hunting in Mallorca were discussed and agreed to be put into action. Focal point is the planning of the celebrations in 2014 of the tenth anniversary of SCI accepting the “Balearean Boc or Wild Goat” as a separate European big game species and for SCI providing the stirrup on which an entire big game hunting industry could develop in the Balearean Islands with many international hunter/conservationists enjoying a hunt on the Island of Mallorca for a wild species whose future was saved by “conservation through utilization.”

Swarovski Optik Quests Season 3 to Air on Outdoor Channel

swarovsi optik 100912Swarovski Optik North America proudly announced Season 3 of Swarovski Optik Quests–With the Eyes of a Hawk will air on Outdoor Channel on Wednesdays 6 p.m. and Sundays at 10:30 a.m. EST. Both Swarovski Optik and Outdoor Channel are important SCI Corporate Sponsors.

Swarovski Optik Quests travels the globe, with corporate partners that include Ford Motor Company, Safari Club International and HS Precision rifles. In Season 3, the action heats up to include even more remote spots around the globe.

“The response to the show the last few years has been overwhelming, and adding to our excitement this season is the move to Outdoor Channel. To be able to partner with the leading outdoor network is very exciting for us. TV is a very important part of our media schedule and seeing the unbelievable consumer response to the show has been very rewarding,” said Dean Capuano, Director of Communications for Swarovski Optik North America.

“Outdoor Channel is thrilled to embark on our new partnership with Swarovski Optik to add Swarovski Optik Quests to our compelling hunting line-up,” said Jeff Wayne, Executive Vice President of Programming for Outdoor Channel. “Moreover, the addition of the proven TV series reflects our on-going commitment to provide our 39.4 million viewers with the best in outdoor programming.”

This ground-breaking series is airing this summer and fall on Outdoor Channel. Each action packed episode features a team of Swarovski Optik Pro-Staffers traveling to the world’s most exotic locations in search of the planet’s most difficult and sought-after trophies while showcasing Swarovski Optik’s high precision, high quality, sought-after optics. Swarovski Optik is at the top of every hunter and outdoorsman’s dream list. All over the world, enthusiastic hunters, nature observers and birders, place their trust in the long tradition and uncompromising excellence of the high-quality long-range optics.

Click here for a preview of Swarovski Optik Quests Season 3.

SCI Phoenix Chapter Takes Wounded Soldiers Deep Sea Fishing

In June 2013, I had the opportunity to be part of the breathtaking experience of a lifetime. Our chapter cosponsored a deep sea fishing trip to San Carlos, Mexico, for wounded soldiers. SCI Phoenix Chapter, Raymarine, PSE, Casa Molina and Fairway Mortgage are a few of the many sponsors for this annual event brought together by a tight knit group of friends–Robert Dryden, Norman Don, Michael Don, and Dave Kime.

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Twelve Purple Heart veterans boarded four boats–the Magnum, Kryptonite, Valhalla and Reel Mistress.  The fish were biting, the weather was perfect and the group of individuals was extraordinary. On the four boats, each Purple Heart veteran reeled in a sailfish during the weekend fishing tournament. Some veterans also caught dorado, marlin and skipjack.  I had the privilege of being on the Magnum with six Purple Heart veterans.

SCIPhoenixChairDSC03510During the trip we sighted a whale, great white shark and seals.  At one point, every single line on our boat was screaming and reeling with more fish hooked than participants to reel them in. On the day there was a dorado frenzy, Purple Heart veterans Kevin, George and Kevin were caught in the middle of a chaotic scene. As I watched from the second level of the boat I was smiling seeing these anglers reel in one fish after another.  We kept ten of the dorado, released more than could be counted, and experienced an event with lasting lifetime memories.

A special guest was Wild Bill, from the show Deadliest Catch. He provided a fun-filled experience and made one of the veteran’s dreams come true. Purple Heart veteran Harold, an avid viewer of the show Deadliest Catch, fished alongside Wild Bill. Each morning and evening, we spent visiting at the home of one the sponsors.  Saturday evening, we presented awards and goody bags to each of the Purple Heart veterans and thanked all the sponsors.

SCIPhoenixReelDSC03700Throughout the trip, which started the way any Mexico trip should, laughing, every moment was eventful. I am extremely happy that our chapter was able to participate in this event, and know that I, along with our other board members, are looking forward to sponsoring these trips in future years.–Danell Munyan, Board Member, Phoenix Chapter Safari Club

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