As the days grow a bit shorter and the morning and evening hint at the briskness of Autumn, many of us are thinking about grabbing the shotgun and heading out for dove or quail or pheasant, any of the plentiful opportunities to get out in the field and sharpen our skills, while adding some tasty fare to the larder. While you might not see these particular shotguns in your neck of the woods, you can definitely see their equal on the exhibit floor of the 2018 SCI Convention and Ultimate Sportsmen’s Market. Take a look at the pinnacle of the gun-makers art.
More of Rizzini’s work. This time a photo-realistic scene.
Finely engraved double from Connecticut Shotguns
Intricate engraving, fine walnut, this Greener is the epitome of class.
Another CT Shotguns classic.
Another view of Saleri’s intricate work.
Highly engraved Holland and Holland double
Engraved Greener double. As at home in the field as in a display case.
Fillio Rizzini engraved this fine double.
More of Lionello Sabatti’s fine work.
Wm Saleri engraved this beautiful double.
Engraving by Lionello Sabatti
The 2018 SCI Convention and Ultimate Hunters’ Market is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever! To whet your appetite for the excitement descending on Las Vegas Jan. 31 – Feb. 3, here’s a sneak peek at the international hunts and fishing excursions that will be up for auction. Don’t miss out on any of the excitement! Register today!
Alaska Koyukuk Guides 10-day Alaska Grizzly Bear Hunt for One Hunter and One Observer Hunt the western interior of Alaska on this 10-day, 1×1 guided, grizzly bear hunt for one hunter and one observer, donated by Alaska Koyukuk Guides. The observer on this hunt can harvest a grizzly bear for the cost of the license, tag fee and trophy fee of $6,000. Method of take is rifle. Schedule hunt with outfitter for open dates August 10-30, 2018 or 2019. The hunt will be conducted along the Yukon River after spring breakup, while grizzly are roaming the river hunting moose during the calving season. The hunt is out of river boats during the long nights when bear are most active. Depending on the ice breakup there is often excellent fishing for shee fish 10-30 pounds that are feisty and very good eating. Included are accommodations, meals, guide service, trophy fee for grizzly bear and field prep. Hunt has many upgraded to include additional days and the possibilities for moose, wolf and black bear; see outfitter for details. Not included are any before/after hunt expenses, license ($225), tag ($1,000), dip/pack/ship and gratuities. Hunt may be upgraded to include black bear; see outfitter for details. Arrival/departure point is Galena.
Caza Y Safaris Argentina Jorge Noya 5-day Argentina Dove and Pigeon Hunt for Eight Hunters Jorge Noya of Caza Y Safaris Argentina has donated this 5-day wingshooting adventure for eight hunters in the Santiago del Estero region of Argentina for unlimited dove and pigeon hunt. Schedule hunt with outfitter for open dates in 2018 or 2019. Argentine wingshooting of any type is about as good as you can find. Many hunters feel they have nearly mastered wingshooting after spending days shooting dove and pigeon. Included are lodge accommodations, meals, guide service and bird processing. Additional hunters are welcome; see outfitter for details. Not included are firearm permits ($50/gun), shotgun shells (approx. $14/box), licenses ($250 each), air charter (approx. $350/person round trip), before/after hunt accommodations and gratuities. Hunt may be extended at a rate of $450 per day. Hunt may be upgraded to include additional game depending on time of year hunt is scheduled; see outfitter for a list of game and prices. Arrival/departure point is Santiago Del Estero.
Ameri-Cana Expeditions Inc. 3-day Canada Goose and Duck Hunt for Two Hunters A world-renowned bird hunter’s paradise awaits two hunters on this 3-day waterfowl hunt in the heartland of Alberta, Canada. Hunt white-fronted geese, snow geese, Ross geese, blue geese, Canada geese and ducks on this hunt donated by Nick and Dan Frederick of Ameri-Cana Expeditions. Schedule hunt for open dates with outfitter for September-October, 2018, only. No alternate dates are available. Included are: accommodations in the 3,600 square-foot, first-rate Battle River lodge with private bedrooms and baths, all meals, full guide service and ground transportation from/to Edmonton. Additional hunters are welcome for $2,800; non-hunters $600. Not included are licenses ($170 hunter), GST 5% coolers for transporting birds, gun rental ($125 if needed), bird cleaning ($8/goose and $6/duck), gratuities and any before/after hunt expenses or meals. Daily limit is eight Canada/Grey geese, fifty snow geese and eight ducks. Possession limits are twenty-four Canada/Grey, one hundred and fifty snow and twenty-four ducks. Most hunting is done over decoys in grain fields, and sporting dogs are welcome. Any non-hunters are to remain at the lodge during the hunt. Arrival/departure point is Edmonton, Alberta.
Middle Fork Lodge 7-day Idaho Mountain Lion, Bobcat and Wolf Hunt for One Hunter and One Observer Experience an incomparable mountain lion, bobcat and wolf hunt with the Farrs at the famous Middle Fork Lodge, located on the banks of the Middle Fork of the Salmon River in the heart of the River of No Return Wilderness. This is a 7-day, 1×1 guided hunt where method of take is hunter’s choice. Schedule this hunt for open dates available in 2019 or 2020. The outstanding accommodations, a saturated mountain lion population, gentle horses, well-trained hounds and professional guides with many years of experience combine to offer a premier lion hunt. Past success is very high, with many record book cats taken. Middle Fork Lodge’s area has a large wolf population, with an excellent opportunity to harvest a superb trophy. This unique hunt is unparalleled in the quality of the accommodations, quality of experience and quality of animals available. The only access to the lodge is by chartered bush plane to the interior of this magnificent wilderness. Your non-hunter can spend the day relaxing at the lodge, enjoying the waters of the natural hot-springs swimming pool or sharing the daily adventure of a wilderness horseback hunt. This donation is all inclusive with the exception of the hunting license ($164.75), lion tag ($41.75), wolf tag ($31.75), 8% taxes, gratuities and chartered flight. Upgrades are available for additional persons or animals at advertised rates.
Safaris De Mocambique 10-day Mozambique Cape Buffalo Hunt for One Hunter and One Observer Mozambique will be your destination on this 10-day, 1×1 guided rifle hunt for Cape buffalo and plains game for one hunter and one observer donated by Safari De Mocambique. Method of take is rifle or bow. Schedule hunt with outfitter for open dates in 2018, only. Included are thatched and tented accommodations, meals, 1×1 guide service, trophy fee for one buffalo and field prep. Additional hunters are welcome for $1,300/day; observers $300/day. Hunt may be extended or upgraded. See outfitter for details. Not included are license ($300), firearm permit ($300), dipping/packing ($750), shipping, air charter to/from camp ($3,000 appox.) and gratuities. Arrival/departure point is either Harare or Tete for onward charter to camp.
ARLUK Outfitters 6-day Newfoundland Eastern Canada Moose and Black Bear Hunt for One Hunter One hunter will travel to Newfoundland for this 6-day 1×1 guided Eastern Canada moose and black bear hunt, donated by Arluk Outfitters Method of take is rifle or bow. Schedule hunt with outfitter for open dates September-October 2018 or 2019. Included are accommodations, meals, licenses, guide service, trophy fees for moose and field prep. Additional hunters are welcome at $7,200; non-hunters at $2,000. Not included are any before/after hunt expenses, pack/ship and gratuities. Hunt may be upgraded to included caribou and black bear; see outfitter for details. Arrival/departure point is Deer Lake, NL.
Aotearoa Safaris Limited 5-day New Zealand Free-Ranging Red Stag Hunt for One Hunter and One Observer Hunt the North Island of New Zealand on this 5-day, 1×1 guided free-ranging red stag hunt for one hunter and one observer donated by Aotearoa Safaris Limited. Schedule this rifle hunt with outfitter for open dates in 2018 only. Aotearoa Safaris is located within the stunning wilderness of the King Country area in the central North Island. Situated near the headwaters of the Whanganui River, it comprises some of the most spectacular alpine and forest scenery in New Zealand. Included are cabin accommodations, meals, trophy fee for best available red stag, guide service and field prep. Additional hunters and observers are welcome per outfitter’s current price list. Not included are any before/after hunt expenses, firearm permit ($25NZ), packaging/shipping of trophies and gratuities. Arrival point is Taupo Airport and departure point Auckland Airport.
Uganda Wildlife Safaris 6-day Uganda Kob and Nile Bushbuck Hunt for One Hunter and One Observer Hunt unspoiled Africa on this 6-day, 1×1 guided Uganda kob and Nile bushbuck hunt in Uganda for one hunter and one observer, donated by Uganda Wildlife Safaris. Method of take is rifle, handgun, bow or muzzleloader. Schedule hunt with outfitter for open dates in 2018-2020. Uganda is endowed with an extraordinary variety of specialty game and promises an unforgettable and highly satisfying hunting experience. Specialty game animals are the primary attraction for hunters in Uganda, and there is a variety of endemic species, such as Uganda kob and Jackson’s hartebeest. Although not widespread to Uganda, this is the prime location to collect exceptional East African sitatunga and Nile buffalo. Included are accommodations, meals, guide service, trophy fee for kob and bushbuck and field prep. Hunt may be upgraded to include additional species; see outfitter for details. Not included are hotel accommodations before/after hunt ($360 approx.), visa ($100), dip/pack/ship and gratuities. Additional hunters and non-hunters are welcome; see outfitter for details. Arrival/departure point is Entebbe, Uganda.
Mexico Hunts/Sergio Jimenez 4-day Carmen Island, Baja Sur Mexico Vacation / Fishing Trip for Two Anglers Travel to Baja Sur, Mexico for 4-day/3-night vacation and fishing adventure for two anglers, donated by Mexico Hunts/Sergio Jimenez. Schedule trip during available dates June-August 2018, only. No alternate dates are available. Enjoy the beauty of this secluded private island just for your group while you fish for dorado, sail fish and/or marlin and sea-bass. Also enjoy kayaking, snorkeling and hiking or just relax on our private beach. With more than 25 years of experience of hunting and sport fishing outfitters, Mexico Hunts offer one of the best services in Mexico, with the highest quality. The Sea of Cortez is recognized worldwide as a paradise for deep sea fishing. Included are real gourmet Mexican meals, accommodations in first class lodge, fishing pangas, gear/equipment and guide fee. Additional guests are welcome for $750 per person per day. Not included are any before/after trip expenses, fishing licenses ($100/angler) and gratuities.
Plummer’s Arctic Lodges 3-day NWT Trophy Lake Trout, Arctic Grayling and Pike Fishing Trip for Two Anglers This 3-day, guided fishing trip for lake trout, arctic grayling and pike for two anglers is donated by Plummer’s Arctic Lodges. Schedule fishing trip with outfitter for open dates July-August 2018 only. Your trip will take place on Great Slave Lake, in the Northwest Territory. It is the fifth largest lake in North America. Included are cabin lodge accommodations, meals, boat transportation and 2×1 guide service. Additional anglers/non-anglers cost $2,500 each + 2.5% tax. Not included are fishing licenses ($40 angler) and gratuities. Trip can be extended to four or seven days for $500/day/person +2.5% GST. Arrival/departure point is Yellowknife.
SCI’s Record Book is adding new records and documenting the hunting heritage of our members every day. These SCI members have shared their successes in the field and cemented their legacy for generations to come. Add your successes to the SCI Record Book and begin your own hunting legacy.
Chad Matherne is featured here with his Arabian Oryx that is a potential Top Ten overall and scores a 70. Congratulations to Chad for his successful hunt in Texas. We appreciate Chad documenting his hunting heritage with SCI and adding to our valuable collection of scientific data! In addition, the funds collected by SCI Record Book directly aid in protecting your freedom to hunt and hunting for our next generation.
Thomas Manning with his 11th ranked overall Caracal
Hesham Usama Khan shows his number 1 overall ranked Blackbuck
Melanie Pepper shows her potential Top 10 overall Sand Gazelle
Mauricio Javier Llaguno Garza with his potential Top 10 overall Mexican Texanus White-Tailed Deer
John Daly shows his potential top 10 overall Coastal Pacific Black Bear
Ryan Romero with his potential top 10 overall Axis Deer
Aaron Martin with his number 20 overall Common Grizzly Bear
Jaime Diaz Torre with his potential Top 20 overall Common Sable Antelope
Safari Club International’s members love to hunt and love to share their successes with fellow members. These hunters have added new entries into the SCI Record Book, documenting their personal hunting heritage and adding to the ever expanding knowledge contained in the SCI Record Books. Congratulations!
Dr. Adrian Meyer with his potential top 10 overall South African springbok
J.D. “Des” Woods Jr shows his number 1 overall European fallow deer
Jim Shockey shows his number 17 overall European mouflon
Olga Boido, a member of SCI’s Arizona Chapter, took this magnificent Gould’s turkey while hunting with Coues Outfitters from Tucson near Banamachi, Sonora, Mexico May 4-8. The turkey action was good, gobbling could be heard from first light until dark. Olga put this bird down on Sunday afternoon at 30 yards, using a Remington 870 pump 12 gauge with 3-inch magnums. In addition to the turkeys, on the hunt they saw Coues deer and coatimundi. Olga’s husband, Bobby Boido, is Region 7 Representative and Executive Director of the SCI Arizona Chapter.
Kaylee Ann Stacy with her number 15 overall common nyala
Lonnie Henriksen with his potential Top 10 overall reindeer
Mauricio Javier Llaguno Garza is featured here with his Typical Mexican Texanus white-tailed deer that is a potential Top Ten overall
Trina King shows her potential top 20 overall transcaspian urial
Vladislav Reznik with his number 7 overall astor markhor
Woody Fox with his potential method top 20 hybrid sheep