The SCI Southwest Ohio Chapter donated $5,000 to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife to help purchase and train the Department’s first K-9 dogs. The dogs will be trained to locate game meat, fish, ginseng, spent shell casings, birds and, of course, help to retrieve and find wild game. Ohio is divided into five wildlife districts, and each district received one dog this summer.
Officer Jason Keller received a dog for the Cincinnati-Dayton, Ohio area. Ohio is now one of 21 states that have dogs for their game wardens.
Ohio DNR District 5 Manager approached the Southwest Ohio Chapter with a request for help in replacing much needed night vision monocular units for Division of Wildlife officers. Of the two available units, one was completely inoperable and the other was more than 20 years old. SW Ohio Chapter Vice President Jim Hayes worked closely with District 5 Unit Supervisor Matt Hoehn to find the best monoculars available. Continue reading SCI Southwest Ohio Chapter Helps Equip Ohio DNR→
The SCI Southwest Ohio chapter donates $3,500 to the Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation. The funds are for Purple Heart recipients to experience first class waterfowl hunting in southern Ohio. The waterfowl migration is in full swing with giant Canada geese and other waterfowl for in-your-face non-stop action. This is considered by many as a jam-packed waterfowl hunt of a lifetime.
Dan Doll, a member of the Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation, thanked the SCI Chapter saying, “[W]e would like to send a huge thank you to John Stohlman and the Safari Club International Southwest Ohio Chapter. The donation helps us host the Southwest Ohio Duck and Goose Hunt, which provides our nation’s combat wounded soldiers a great hunting experience.”
The hunt allows combat veterans much needed and deserved hunting time in the field. The SW Ohio Chapter will also give each attending veteran a SCIF Challenge Coin as another token of appreciation for their dedicated service to their country.
To order Challenge Coins for your local Chapter event, contact Dan Brooks at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (520) 345-9521.