2013 Convention Seminar–Foreign Travel

BADE,Craig111412What: The 10 Commandments of Foreign Travel
Speaker: Dr. Craig Bade
Where: 2013 SCI Convention, Reno

Whether you’re planning your first big game hunt or are a seasoned veteran of many, this lecture is sure to help and entertain.  The information presented is based on more than 30 years of medical experience and even more time hunting remote and primitive destinations.  “Pearls of Wisdom” regarding trip preparation, packing, conditioning and conduct will be clearly presented.  Each attendee will receive a written summary of these “pearls.”

Join us for this lecture to be safer, better prepared and have more fun.



2013 Convention Seminar–Hunting The World

Shockey_1.111412What: Behind The Scenes Look At International Hunting Challenges
Speaker: Jim Shockey
Where: 2013 SCI Convention, Reno

Enjoy this one-hour seminar on Jim’s latest and greatest big game hunting adventures from around the world.  Attendees will get behind-the-scenes action from Jim’s hunts on five continents.

This seminar illustrates, via over-the-shoulder, as-it-happened video, the physical and mental challenges, the extreme weather conditions, the difficult shots, and the political and environmental dangers that go into hunting in some of the most remote, inhospitable places on earth.


2013 Convention Seminar–Youth And The Shooting Sports

Randy-Oitker-aiming-bow111412What: Getting Young People Involved in Shooting Sports
Speaker: Randy Oitker
Where: 2013 SCI Convention, Reno

Whether it is competitive shooting or hunting, studies have shown that if someone isn’t introduced to this sport at a young age, the chances of them taking it up as an adult are greatly reduced.  It is important that the youth get started with the proper equipment to ensure they have the best experience possible on their first hunt.

This seminar discusses whether to choose a gun or a bow, and the proper way to carry it, in and out of the field, and transporting it to a hunt.  We will discuss strategies that work best for young people hunting, such as using blinds, proper cover, the use of treestands, and keeping them occupied, yet quiet, while waiting on the game they are hunting.  This seminar will also discuss the importance of practicing with their weapon of choice, and to make sure that they are capable of making an ethical shot.  And finally, it is critical that they read and understand the laws that apply to the youth for the area, and for the animal that they are hunting.

Please join us for an interesting discussion on engaging the youth in a wholesome hobby.  A brief question and answer session will follow the seminar.


Trijicon Sponsors 2013 SCI Veterans’ Breakfast

Trijicon, long known for its “brilliant aiming solutions,” is sponsoring the 2013 Safari Club International Veterans’ Breakfast to be held Friday, January 25, 2013 at the Naples Ballroom in the Peppermill Resort in Reno, Nevada.

The event runs from 8:00 am until 10:00 am with doors opening at 7:30 am.

The program includes presentations by CWO Brad Garfield, USMC, Retired–a wounded warrior, decorated veteran and hunter; Michael Petersen–country western singer and stalwart military supporter who has made numerous trips to the Middle East entertaining coalition troops; and Jim Shockey–TV personality, outfitter and hunter.

A very special memento will be given to attendees this year. RSVP is highly recommended. You can RSVP to Kristina Koeltzow, kkoeltzow@safariclub.org or by phone at (520) 618-3520.


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