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SCI’s 47th Annual Convention A Rousing Success

By all measures, Safari Club International’s 47th Annual Convention in Reno, Nevada last week was a huge success, setting the stage for an even bigger and better Convention next year – don’t miss the biggest party in the hunting world to be held in Reno in Feb. 2020. Mark your calendar now and plan to attend! Continue reading SCI’s 47th Annual Convention A Rousing Success

See You In Reno!

Honest folks, I really enjoyed our convention just past! This was in spite of myself because, as a small exhibitor as well as an attendee, going into an unfamiliar venue to set up shop ranges from daunting to downright terrifying (depending on the moment). Continue reading See You In Reno!

SCI Northern Nevada Chapter Hosts 15th Annual Sportsmen Against Hunger Dinner

SCISAHDinner#20329131The opening event for the annual SCI Convention, the dinner was held at the Reno Events Center on January 22, 2013. The annual Feed The Hungry Feast is a cooperative effort with the Salvation Army of Washoe County and scores of local volunteers and SCI Chapter members attending the Convention. The dinner opened with a warm welcome from Jim Noteman, Humanitarian Services Chairman, SCI Foundation.   More than 150 volunteers served more than 1800 meals to homeless and needy families in the Reno and Sparks communities. Sue Hankner, Director of Education and Humanitarian Services, presented a $1,000 check to the Salvation Army of Washoe County.  Sheila and Larry McCloud, SCI Redding Chapter members, provided tours of their Sensory Safari.

The SCI Northern Nevada Chapter thanks the following SCI Chapter members who volunteered their time to help make the dinner a huge success.

    • Steve Rilenge – North American Handgun Hunters
    • Tim Reiger – Lehigh
    • Connie and Wayne Graham – National Capital
    • Robert Valcoe – SCI National Director, Canada

Volunteers also working with NNVSCI were Eldorado and Harrah’s casinos, High Sierra Chefs Association and culinary students, McQueen High School football team and Wells Fargo Bank.

Sponsors included The Salvation Army of Washoe County, Safari Club International Foundation, SCI North American Handgun Hunters Chapter, SCI Northern NV Chapter, Blue Ribbon Meat Company of Sparks, C & M Foods, Reno Sparks Convention & Visitor’s Authority, Eldorado Hotel, Harrah’s Reno, Model Dairy, US Food Service, and the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office.

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Top 10 Reasons to Go to Reno–No.8

boddington seminarReason No. 8Take Your Hunting And Outdoor Skills to a Higher Level.

SCI’s Seminar Program packs such a wealth of knowledge and information into four days, you can almost earn a PHD (Professional Hunting Degree)!  By attending any of the dozens of seminars and demonstrations, you will take your hunting, shooting and outdoor skills to a new level. Designed to educate, enlighten and entertain, the seminars are presented by industry experts, professional guides and outfitters and SCI staff members.

The seminars run all day throughout the Convention, and it’s easy to schedule them into your Convention plans. Some of this year’s topics include: Hunting The World with Jim Shockey, Your First African Safari with Craig Boddington, Lisa Freeman’s Wild Game Pairing, and Getting Young People to Hunt with Randy Oitker.

Don’t miss this once-a-year opportunity to enhance your skills and learn new techniques from the best of the best.