Royal Swedish Chapter At Hunting Fair Tomorrow

29 September
Kl 12.00-17.00
Quality Airport Hotell, Eurostop, Arlanda Stad (intill E4:an)
Gratis parkering & Fri Entré

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Don Heath from Norma Ammunition will conduct a seminar on ammunition for the “Big Five” at the Safari Hunters Fair tomorrow.

Årligen anordnas ett antal jaktmässor i Sverige med en mycket bred och generell inriktning av jakt i framförallt Sverige, vilket är en självklarhet om man vill nå och tillmötesgå den stora delen av den svenska jägarkåren. Dock har en tydlig trend visat sig att allt fler svenska jägare visat intresse för jakt utomlands. Det här har kunnat märkas bland annat på att antalet utställare med inriktning av jakt utomlands klart ökat på de senaste årens jaktmässor.

Den 29 september kommer Afrikanska kompaniet, Royal Swedish SCI Chapter, samt Kudu Adventure Safaris tillsammans med ett antal företag och föreningar att genomföra en mässa med specialinriktningen jakt i Afrika. Mässan genomförs på Quality Airport Hotel Arlanda konferenscenter (Eurostop). Den centrala placeringen av mässan ger mässbesökare bra reseförbindelser och likaså bra parkeringsmöjligheter i direkt anslutning till konferenscentret.

Tanken med den här typen av mässa är att fånga upp de kunder som har ett mer gediget intresse av jakt i Afrika, samt att för dem ge dem möjlighet att köpa, fråga och diskutera allt som rör jakt i Afrika. Det vill säga allt från resor, kläder, vapen, ammunition, konservatorsarbeten, föreningar med mera. Kort sagt kunden ges möjlighet att se hela paletten samlad under ett tak vid ett tillfälle.

I den större salen kommer samtliga utställare förevisa sina produkter etc. I den mindre lokalen i direkt anslutning till den större salen, kommer det att genomföras kortare föredrag och produktförevisningar.

Program

12.00 – 12:15 Mässan öppnas
12:15 – 13.00 Kaliberval och ammunition för Big 5, Dr. Don Heath, Norma

Don Heath, född och uppvuxen på en farm i Zimbabwe, arbetar på Norma sedan 4 år tillbaka och bor i Arvika. Åren 1986-1998 var Don Senior Ecologist, Zimbabwe Department of National Parks & Wildlife Management. Under hans tidiga år inom nationalparksförvaltningen jobbade han inte bara med forskning, utan också antitjuvjakts operationer mitt under det pågående kriget i dåvarande Rhodesia. 1992 blev Don allvarligt skadad under en nattlig eldstrid med tjuvjägare. Åren 2001-2010 var Don även chefsexaminator för Zimbabwe Professional Hunters & Guides Association.
13.15- 14.00 Kuduland Adventure Safaris, Alex Duvenhage
Kudu Adventure Safaris startade sin verksamhet i Sydafrika 2004. Efterhand har de jaktarrangemang som erbjuds utökats till att även gälla Zimbabwe. Alex Duvenage är ägare och tillika PH i företaget Kudu Adventure Safaris. Alex och hans team av PH har flera års erfarenhet som PH av ”big game hunting” inklusive ”big five hunting”. Kudu Adventure Safaris marknadsförs framförallt i Sverige och USA.
14:15 – 15:00 Rödpunktsikten för storviltsjakt, Aimpoint AB
15: 15- 15:45 RSC Safari Club International, Ordf Anders Engström
15:45 – 16:15 Sv bågjägarförbundet

17.00 Mässan stänger

The Royal Swedish Chapter will participate in tomorrow’s hunting fair.

Safari Hunters Fair genomförs i konferenscentret som tillhör Quality Airport Hotel. Konferenscentret ligger i Eurostop köpcenter sydligaste del. Du kan gå in på www.qualityarlandastad.com. Det kommer även finnas skyltar som markerar var vi håller till. Likaså kommer konferenscentrets lobby att vara bemannad.

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Gel Sling Comfort

Butler-Creek-Air-SlingThis year, Butler Creek introduced a new sling that’s reported to be one of the most comfortable rifle and shotgun slings on the market. The new Gel Sling from Butler Creek features an exclusive gel technology that provides added comfort and stability in the field.

Designed with a soft gel material that is contained throughout the sling in individual compression chambers, the Gel Sling evenly distributes the weight of the firearm for a more comfortable carrying experience. The patented gel coil technology is lightweight and provides an added layer of cushioning, making it an ideal material for long-lasting comfort in the field.

In addition to added comfort in the field, the Gel Sling improves firearm stability. The columnar design of the gel material helps keep the firearm in place while walking or hiking the field. After a long, demanding hunt, hunters will count the Gel Sling among their most valued hunting gear.

The Butler Creek Gel Sling is available in either black or Realtree AP camouflage and includes Uncle Mike’s swivels. The sling has an MSRP of $41.95.

 

Grandad’s Savage 99

Savage-Model-99-092412I enjoyed your article on “Favorite Old Deer Rifles” in the Sept./Oct. issue of Safari magazine.  You can go around the world many times but coming home always feels good, so it is with guns.

This is a picture of my Grandfather, Gus McClintock, with his one and only rifle.  He loved deer hunting more than life itself.  When I was five years old, he took me on my first deer hunt. We didn’t get one that day but it instilled a love for hunting, the importance of family tradition and a kinship with this old .300.  The action is smooth as silk, the butt pad is hard as a rock, the cartridge counter is still visible and it shoots as good as I can see with open sights.  Four generations have hunted with this rifle and the fifth is on its way.  Hopefully it will instill the love of hunting in my Grandsons as it did in me over 50 years ago.

By the way, this buck was taken about 1940 in Orange County, CA.  I have always been impressed with the mass, and so was he!–Ross M.

 

Central Missouri Chapter Wish Hunts

In Dec. 2011, the Central Missouri Chapter hosted hunts for Tyler Huffmann, Riley Tade and Clay Miller at Halls Creek Outfitters a few miles southeast of Fulton. There were about 50 attendees, including families of the hunters and members of the Central Missouri Chapter.  Tyler Huffman, a wounded veteran who took an elk, commented that he had wanted to hunt elk since he was a child.  Riley Tade and Clay Miller, the two youths, both tagged whitetail bucks.  Several chapter board members helped fellow board member Walter Coleman who coordinated the event.

L to R: Clay Miller, Walter Coleman (representative from our Chapter), Tyler Huffman,Bill Moore (our Chapter’s Safari Wish coordinator), and Riley Tade.
Riley Tade with his 8 point, 110-120 class deer.

Mark Tade, Riley’s grandfather, commented: “Just wanted to take a moment to thank you and everyone associated with the Central Missouri Chapter of Safari Club International for the hunt that my grandson Riley was able to enjoy.  He will never forget it nor will Steve and myself.  It was very special to me to be included and be a part of a three-generation experience.  The hospitality, the accommodations, the food, and everything was over the top on your part.  Thanks for partnering with Halls Creek Outfitters to make this possible for these three guys, who will be ever thankful.  Please pass my thanks on to all involved. I know it was a big effort on everyone’s part.”

Clay Miller with his 11 point, 120-130 class deer.

Ruth Woodson said, “Got home fine on Monday, stopped in Rolla and got pictures made to take to scouts with us. The scouts were really impressed with Clay’s big deer. Clay went to school and showed the teachers and kids and they really liked the deer too.  Don’t know how to say thanks to all your members for giving Clay a chance to be a real boy.  This really put him a cut above some of the boys in school.  The best to all of you this blessed season of the Lord’s birth. See you when we come and pick up the deer.”

Tyler Huffman with his 6×6, 320 score elk.

Tyler Huffman grew up in Millersburg and went to Fulton High School.  The 24-year-old spent 3 1/2 years as a Marine, and was deployed to Afghanistan the beginning of October 2010.   On December 3, 2010, while on patrol, he was shot in the right side of his chest.  He was flown to a medical hospital in Germany and finally ended up in Richmond, Virginia, for two months.  Tyler got home to Fulton with his wife and their 1 1/2-year-old son, Matthew, on March 5, 2011.  The shooting left him unable to move his legs, but Tyler said he still wants to be active and he “loves to be outside”.  He has been very surprised by the number of people who don’t know him personally, but still want to show their support.  Tyler said the hunt was something he probably would not have been able to do without SCI.  He said it was the best time he’s had and then he said thank you the best way possible–with the big smile on his face!

 

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