Register Today – 2011 Annual Hunters’ Convention – The Ultimate Hunters’ Market
You are invited to attend SCI’s 39th Annual Hunters’ Convention, Jan. 26 – 29, 2011! Online registration is now OPEN. Register now by visiting www.ShowSCI.com. While you are there, book your hotel room and see the wide array of evening entertainment and speakers SCI has lined up for The Ultimate Hunters’ Market®. SCI’s headquarters hotel, the Peppermill Resort Spa & Casino, will host the evening events, and rooms are filling up fast. There are nine other luxurious hotels for you to book your stay, and each offers SCI’s preferred rate and shuttle service.

Larry The Cable Guy, one of America’s most successful standup comedians, will captivate audiences with his robust style of humor at Wednesday’s grand opening ceremonies.

Sarah Palin, the former Governor of Alaska and 2008 Vice-Presidential candidate, will share her passion for hunting and the outdoors when she speaks at the Saturday evening gala dinner.

REGISTER TODAY! – For those that have not attended SCI’s Ultimate Hunters’ Convention check out these video clips to learn more: http://bit.ly/akVo66.

SCI President Addresses U.N.
The United Nations is at it again. Every two years, this self-important body meets to vent about the evils of gun ownership through its “Programme [sic] Of Action To Prevent, Combat And Eradicate The Illicit Trade In Small Arms And Light Weapons In All Its Aspects.” How’s that for a succinct title? This year, however, a voice for reason spoke to their Esteemed Excellencies. The president of Safari Club International (SCI), Dr. Lawrence Rudolph, addressed the Fourth Biennial Meeting Of States to advocate a reasoned approach to this anti-gun Programme, which is a thinly disguised attempt at a worldwide gun control. (NRA American Rifleman) http://bit.ly/alwYGB.

Education Sables Summer e-Newsletter
Read the Education Sables e-Newsletter by clicking here.   Follow the directions on the screen to page through an electronic newsletter with articles about chapter and SCIF education activities.  Check out Chapter Youth Programs activities and SCI Volunteer AWLS Work Weekend.  Information is available about the 2011 Annual Education Sables Luncheon Show & Auction.  Get the latest news about SCIF Education programs.  http://bit.ly/aXl728.

Help SCI Facebook-Official Group Reach The 4,000 Fan Mark
The SCI Facebook-Official Group Page needs your help!  By the start of July, SCI will be pushing to reach 4,000 fans on Facebook.  Currently SCI has around 3,680 so do your part and become a fan.  If you are not on Facebook, share this link with someone who is and SIGN THEM UP!  Fans on Facebook get updates about legislative priories and international conservation projects hours and even days before the rest of the SCI membership. Be the first in your chapter to learn about breaking news just by being an SCI Facebook Fan. Click on this link to join the online community:  Official SCI Page.

World Cup Putting Strain On South African Hunting Industry
Even for soccer-indifferent Americans, there’s nothing quite like the spectacle that is the World Cup coverage.  But not everything’s rosy in Soweto.  First, those vuvuzelas. ‘Nuff said.  Second, as much as everyone likes Shakira’s obvious…talents, Fozzie Bear did “Waka Waka” first and did it better. Third, the World Cup is apparently putting a major hurt on South Africa’s hunting industry. (Field & Stream Blog) http://bit.ly/aEqEDN.


Continuing To Pressure Administration For Secret National Monument Documents

The House Natural Resources Committee unanimously approved, with favorable recommendation, a Resolution of Inquiry (H. Res. 1406) introduced by Ranking Member Doc Hastings and National Parks, Forest and Public Lands Subcommittee Ranking Member Rob Bishop to direct the Department of Interior to turn over to Congress the missing pages and related documents of an “internal memo” detailing plans to potentially designate 13 million acres of new National Monuments.20080614_safari_cross_hairs_header

Talks On Reducing Whale Hunting Break Down

Three years of talks aimed at reducing whaling activity by Japan, Norway and Iceland broke down Wednesday, leaving management of the population of the world’s largest animals essentially in the hands of whale hunters.  Anthony Liverpool, acting chairman of the International Whaling Commission, told delegates meeting in Agadir, Morocco, that “fundamental positions remained very much a part.” The goal of the meeting was to forge a 10-year compromise that would create a legal framework to allow limited whale hunting by Japan, Norway and Iceland. The commission has banned all types of whale hunting, but the three whale-hunting nations consistently ignore the bans. Through loopholes in the law, they have caught thousands of the mammals since the 1980s. (Washington Post Online) http://bit.ly/bGzo8q.