For many waterfowlers and turkey hunters, the excitement of the hunt quickly fades the moment they begin breasting out their quarry as familiar thoughts rush in. “Now I have to figure out how to cook these gamy things.” Hi Mountain Seasonings has come to the rescue with a quick, easy and delicious solution to hard-to-prepare birds with the introduction of its new Breakfast Sausage Seasoning For Game Birds and Poultry.
With dehydrated apple pieces and natural maple flavoring, the new Spicy Apple Maple Blend delivers a unique flavor and texture to your breakfast plate. Now the excitement of the hunt can extend from the field to the breakfast table.
“Bird hunters have been blown away by the superb flavor and tenderness of our waterfowl and turkey jerky cure and seasoning kits, and they’ve been hounding us for even more ways to easily prepare their game birds,” said Hans Hummel, Hi Mountain president. “Breakfast sausage was the logical place to start. We borrowed the dehydrated apple pieces from our line of recently introduced Camping Meals, added natural maple flavor and combined them with our secret blend of seasonings for a savory and sweet breakfast sausage that’s easy to make and just can’t be beat.”
Ideal for use with any game birds or domestic poultry, the kit comes fully equipped with collagen casings, seasonings and dehydrated apples for 22 lbs. of meat. It is recommended to add a little pork or fat to the recipe when using very lean birds.
The Third Annual Sequatchie County Youth Hunters Association Dove Shoot, co-sponsored by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and Chattanooga Chapter SCI, was held in at the Tommy Austin Farm in Dunlap, TN, on September 2. There were more than 60 kids age 16 and younger at the annual event which saw many of the young shooters bagging a limit of 15 birds. After the shoot, music was provided by two different groups while those present dined on catfish and hushpuppies. Later in the evening, many prizes were given away along with the SCI-sponsored youth model 20-gauge shotgun.
If you have a rifle in an obscure African game caliber and can’t find ammunition, there may be hope in finding new brass that can be handloaded. Brass cartridge case manufacturer Jamison International has been reconstituted as a Division of Captech International. This high quality manufacturer of unique, obsolete and hard to find brass cartridge cases, as well as military, hunting and African game calibers, has moved its operations to new facilities totaling 31,000 square feet in Rapid City, South Dakota. Marc Jamison oversees operational control assuring the stringent quality standards of the past will remain intact moving forward. The new facility also offers ample room for an ongoing program of expansion and machine refurbishment to reduce the cycles between production runs of many hard-to-find cartridge cases.
The company is now accepting orders on all of the previously produced calibers as well as their basic brass line for forming. This is an exciting time for handloaders who have been without access to many of the cartridge cases that have been difficult or impossible to find. “Many unique cases are currently available in stock and more are in production each week,” said a company spokesperson.
New brass cartridge cases include:
.375 Flanged Magnum
.375 Flanged Magnum 2.5″
.375 Holland & Holland
.400 Holland & Holland
.450 Nitro Express #2
.450 Nitro Express 3.25″
.450-400 Nitro Express 3:
.450-400 Nitro Express 3.25″
.458 Winchester Magnum
.470 Nitro Express
.500 Nitro Express
.500-416 Nitro Express
.577 Nitro Express
Safari Club International welcomes back Phil DeLone to the position of Executive Director.
DeLone served as SCI’s Executive Director from 1991 until 1996 and founded the Northern Nevada SCI Chapter where he served two terms as Chapter President, one term as Chapter Treasurer. The Chapter received the 2012 Top Gun Award.
More recently, DeLone has served as the Executive Director of Sales for the Silver Legacy in Reno, NV—one of SCI’s principal suppliers during the Annual Hunter’s Convention.
“We’re really pleased to have Phil DeLone returning to SCI,” said SCI President, John Whipple. ” Not only is he already familiar with the workings of SCI, he also brings to the table experience at the Chapter level and hands-on experience with SCI’s Convention and other major programs,” Whipple concluded.
DeLone will begin working out of the Tucson Headquarters in September where he will lead the staff there as well as in SCI’s Washington, D.C.; Canada; and South Africa offices.