What: Safari Tipping–The Improper Practice Speaker: Paul Stones Where: SCI Convention, Reno
The final bill for your trip is pending. You have saved, and possibly been frugal in the quest for your African safari. Finally, you have fulfilled a lifelong dream! The bill is handed to you, the obvious is paid. Then your stomach turns on the “tip.”
Paul Stones, African outfitter and Professional Hunter for more than twenty years, gives you first hand the who, why, if, how much, and the should’s and should-nots of a potentially destructive practice.
What: Conservation in South Africa Speaker: Adri Kitshoff Where: SCI Convention, Reno, NV, Thurs. 1/24/13, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm, RSCC A2
In the 1800s, wildlife in South Africa was under severe threat due to uncontrolled hunting and natural disasters. In 1964, there was an estimated half million head of game in South Africa. Today, there is more land under wildlife management and more wildlife itself in the country than at any time over the last 100 years.
SCI attendees are invited to listen to the story of success in managing wildlife populations in South Africa.
Dangerous animals aren’t all harder to kill; they’re just necessary to stop! This seminar discusses rifles and loads you’ll want–from classic big-bores to bolt-action rifles with double-gun punch. Does bullet weight trump velocity? What of sectional density? Do heavy rifles help or handicap? As for sights, are low-power variables oversold? Dr. van Zwoll taps other experts and his 45 years afield for insightful answers. Plus, stop shooting rifles and getting bruised! Don’t miss this seminar!
What: Creating the Perfect Trophy Room Speaker: Tom Julian Where: SCI Convention, Reno, NV,Thurs. 1/24/13, 10:00 am – 11:30 am, RSCC A5; Sat. 1/26/13, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm, RSCC A10/A11
This seminar focuses on how to design your trophy room in a manner that not only houses your taxidermy, but also serves as a functional part of your home and lifestyle. The discussion and slides include the necessary structural, mechanical and aesthetic requirements, as well.