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The 45th Annual SCI Convention is coming in February. This year's convention promises to be bigger and better than ever! SCI President Larry Higgins offers a personal invitation!

Book Hotel Early For Convention And Save

by Randy Gibbs | Jun 04, 2018
Book hotel reservations early for the Safari Club International Convention and save money in the process. SCI’s room block is open and ready for members to take advantage of SCI’s negotiated room rates.
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Bigger, Faster, Newer, Better!

by Randy Gibbs | Jun 01, 2018
Well, another SCI convention — the 46th, is now history. If memory serves — and at my age is often doesn’t — I’m pretty sure the first one I attended was the second one, which would have been in 1975. Back then the event was held at the Riviera and the entire convention was easily contained within one ballroom. I remember being able to see every exhibit in the room in an hour’s time! Since then I’ve missed attending no more than four or five, and when I did it was because I was hunting somewhere. So I’ve attended somewhere around 40 of them and take it from me, they just keep getting bigger and better!
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Sensory Safari At Arizona Outdoor Expo

by Randy Gibbs | May 31, 2018
Each spring in Arizona, the public gets to experience outdoor activities free of charge when the Arizona Game and Fish Department hosts its annual Outdoor Expo. This year, SCIF’s Sensory Safari was at the Expo, and it was a big attraction.
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Details, Details

by Randy Gibbs | May 30, 2018
Peak “safari season” is almost upon us! I hope you’ve got a good one planned, and that’s today’s subject: Planning. Not the big stuff; hopefully you’ve already chosen your outfitter and area, you’ve studied the game list and you’re spending weekends on the range figuring out the right loads, practicing off of sticks, maybe breaking in that new big bore.
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Alabama Receives $25 Million For Sportsmen And Conservation

by Randy Gibbs | May 29, 2018
he Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources received $25,511,600 to support critical state conservation and outdoor recreation projects. The ammount is part of $1.1 billion in annual national funding going to state wildlife agencies from revenues generated by the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration and Dingell-Johnson Sport Fish Restoration acts.
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Passing The Torch: A Hunt Is More Than A Hunt At The Hixon Ranch

by Randy Gibbs | May 28, 2018
Sometimes an event has a meaning, a quality, that makes it a metaphor that illustrates truths that soar beyond its physical experience. The 2017 Heritage Hunt this past November 9-12 at the Hixon Land and Cattle Ranch in Cotulla, Texas was such an event.
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Record Book Showcase

by Randy Gibbs | May 25, 2018
SCI Members continue to document their successes in the SCI Record Book rapidly becoming one of the largest repositories of willdlife data available anywhere. Not only are these hunters proudly displaying their Hunter Pride, they are documenting their legacy for future generations of hunters.
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Rigby’s Highland Stalker - Elegance, Nostalgia, History…And Accurate Efficiency!

by Randy Gibbs | May 24, 2018
The buck strode across the open field as if he owned it. He wasn’t a big buck, just a nice, normal whitetail, but the field is mine and I wasn’t looking for a monster.
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Missouri Sets Migratory Game Bird And Waterfowl Hunting Seasons

by Randy Gibbs | May 23, 2018
At its April 5 meeting, the Missouri Conservation Commission approved recommendations from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) for the upcoming 2018 migratory-game-bird-hunting seasons and 2018-2019 waterfowl-hunting seasons.
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Of Ducks, Doves And Dolphins

by Randy Gibbs | May 22, 2018
The next time some huntin’ buddy brags about how well his dog does with birds, just ask guardedly whether that canine can measure-up to a pod of dolphins. No doubt, you’ll get a double-take.
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WY Game And Fish Department Raffle Off Hunting Gear To Fight Brucellosis

by Randy Gibbs | May 21, 2018
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGF) has hit upon a unique method to fight brucellosis in the state’s elk herds.
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Armchair Safari - Elephant Haunts

by Randy Gibbs | May 18, 2018
For Henry Faulkner, the search for Dr. Livingstone was mainly another opportunity to hunt along the untapped shores of Lake Malawi. Livingstone’s encounters with elephants had been dramatically recounted by Thomas Baines and Faulkner anticipated hunting thrills when he set out on his own expedition.
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Shotgun Tips - It's A Choice!

by Randy Gibbs | May 17, 2018
“When shooting a moving target, you have one of two choices it is either here it comes or there it goes,” — Brian Ash
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Klymit Introduces New Two-Person Sleeping Bag

by Randy Gibbs | May 16, 2018
Klymit has unveiled its first two-person sleeping bag just in time for prime camping and outdoor activity season.
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Hunt Doctors - Altitude Sickness: Life-Saving Tips For Climbers

by Randy Gibbs | May 15, 2018
Be informed and prepared before your next high altitude hunt!
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Pennsylvania Bear Harvest Ninth Best All Time

by Randy Gibbs | May 14, 2018
Despite one of the worst opening days in more than three decades of bear hunting, Pennsylvania charted yet another Top 10 bear harvest in 2017.
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Faith On Life’s Path

by Randy Gibbs | May 11, 2018
Tony and I had booked two hunts at the SCI Convention and though it was still six weeks away since Tommy’s passing, how could I garner the strength to go on?
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Washington State Fish And Wildlife Commission Issues New Hunting Regulations

by Randy Gibbs | May 10, 2018
The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission (WFWC) adopted new hunting regulations through 2020 for deer, elk, waterfowl and other game species at its April public meeting.
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SCI Member Share Their Hunter Pride

by Randy Gibbs | May 09, 2018
SCI members are proud of who they are and what they do and they show that pride every time they submit a new entry into the SCI Record Book, one of the most comprehensive wildlife databases in the world.
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2018 Tennessee Elk Tag And Rifle Raffle

by Randy Gibbs | May 08, 2018
The 2018 Tennessee Elk Conservation Tag was awarded to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Foundation (TWRF), a 501(c)3 nonprofit. This coveted tag will be raffled off on August 16, 2018, and the proceeds will benefit elk habitat restoration efforts in Tennessee.
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