What: The Giant Peacock Bass – The Knowledge & Tactics to Catch the Trophy of a Lifetime
Speaker: Paul Reiss
Where: 2013 SCI Convention, Reno, NV
When: 01/24/2013 – 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
You won’t want to miss this thorough description by Paul Reiss on the biology, ecology and fishing characteristics of this remarkable sport fish. Learn the most effective techniques to catch the world’s most powerful freshwater gamefish.
Paul Reiss is an experienced Amazon guide. A PhD program has built his understanding of fish behavior, while a lifetime of angling has honed his fishing knowledge.
A question and answer session will follow this seminar.
SCI is pleased to welcome Paul Cwiklinski, Western & Central New York Chapter member, as a new seminar speaker at the 2013 SCI Convention in Reno, NV, January 23 through 26, 2013. The subject of his seminar will be “Whitetail Food Plots For Small Acreage.” In this seminar, Paul will discuss food plot growing basics. With 50 years of whitetail hunting under his belt, including 23 years of food plotting, Paul has shown consistent success using only 13 acres of property and a 1-acre food plot. He will show in this step-by-step approach, how to attract, grow and hold whitetail deer and other game to properties as small as 7 acres with food plots as little as 3/4 of an acre in size.
This visually informative seminar will educate the “every day hunter” who, with a little “sweat equity,”can maximize the potential for increased body mass and antler growth with minimal expense for a standing food plot. Learn plot placement, maintenance and record keeping techniques that will give the average hunter valuable information from spring through the rut, and right through the winter months when whitetail nutrition is most critical.
Trade Show News Network (TSNN) recognizes SCI’s Annual Hunters’ Convention as being among the Top 25 “Fastest Growing Trade Shows in Attendance.” More than 19,500 trade shows, exhibitions, public events and conferences were considered for the years 2009 through 2011. SCI’s growth is particularly notable, as TSNN’s president Rachel Wimberly says, because it occurred, “…during some of the most challenging years in the trade show industry.”
SCI’s success will be recognized Nov. 2-4 in Louisville, KY, at the 3rd Annual TSNN Awards. The TSNN Awards were created to celebrate the growth, innovation and achievement that exist in the trade show industry.
There are so many benefits to being a member of SCI that it is difficult to list them all in one short article. It is the incredible breadth and depth of the SCI experience that separates it from other organizations in the outdoor world. First, of course, are the basic member benefits that include:
Your Safari Club International membership gives you access to an array of events, information sources and products that help you maximize your hunting experiences. Member Benefits include:
6 bi-monthly issue of SCI’s award winning SAFARI Magazine
An Official SCI Membership ID card – showing your membership ID, expiration date, and membership type status.
Optional benefits available to members:
Members-only Insurance Discounts.
Guns: Protects your Firearms and accessories from loss and damage, worldwide, 24/7.
Trophies: This unique program insures your Trophy Collection against theft and damage while providing the necessary funds to re-hunt the animal.
Travel Protection: Insures you against Financial Loss from trip complications beyond your control, plus medical insurance and an emergency Medical Evacuation guarantee.
Guides & Outfitters Protection: This program has been designed by SCI’s long time insurance consultants in order to provide specialized insurance coverage for the unique risks faced by hunting guides.
Chapter membership is among the most important benefits for many of us, because chapters provide the face-to-face camaraderie that literally brings home the critical missions of SCI.
It is at the Chapter level that each of us can personally make a big and direct difference. It is where we work on meaningful projects and where we meet to celebrate the hunting traditions.
Recently, SCI has begun to reach out even more than before by aligning ourselves with other organizations in the outdoor industry. These other organizations are called Affiliates, and to date we have 77 Affiliate organizations that, when combined with the SCI membership, represent a total of almost 9 million hunters and friends of hunters worldwide. Our influence is growing.
This is a significant number by any measure, and one that adds impact in the various social and political circles when SCI speaks for you, its members, and all other hunters in the world.
SCI is the finest group of hunters the world has ever known. Please join me in getting the word out about the fantastic things that we are all able to do together.
Tell your friends and fellow hunters about SCI and feel free to use the information above to start the conversation. The more that people know about SCI, the better we look to them, and the better we look, the more they will understand that they also need to be a part of this fantastic organization.
Indeed, SCI is local, regional, statewide, nationwide and worldwide. SCI is everywhere. Be proud. Let us all tell the world about this great organization and take pride in our membership. As members, we are all special. Thank you for your support of the organization and its critical missions.