First Annual 4-Corners 3-D Archery Shoot

On Saturday, August 4 Four Corners SCI and Goods For the Woods held the first annual 4-Corners 3-D Archery shoot in Cortez, Colo. at Goods for the Woods’ new location. There was a high turnout of competitors from near and far. The event included categories for men, women, and children to enjoy shooting their compound or traditional bows.

The course, provided by Goods for the Woods, had 23 different 3-D targets of varying yardages and shot angles. This made for an enjoyable course that presented a good challenge for archers of all ages and abilities.

There was a good turnout of youth, and thanks to the SCI board members, who brought youth gear, they did not even need a bow of their own to go through the course. In addition to the 12 and under youth category, we also had several teens that were competing in the adult division and holding their own quite well.

After the 3-D shoot was completed, we had a $5 long range-shoot fundraiser, which consisted of two rounds. Shooters attempt to hit a ram target at 96 yards. This was a lot of fun for shooters and for the spectators. The biggest cheers went to Muz Pinnecoose for hitting the ram target with a longbow, a very incredible shot. The winner of the contest won the ram target, which Rinehart generously donated for the event.

After all of the shooting was completed, prizes were awarded to the top three shooters in each division. First place prizes were 3-D targets, the second received a dozen arrows, and third place was a $75 gift certificate to Goods for the Woods. In addition, we had a raffle with enough prizes that everyone ended up going home with awesome goodies.

Keep an eye out for our second annual shoot next year! Come to enjoy the fun, comradery, and help us raise money for conservation, habitat and humanitarian purposes in the area. Mark the date on your calendar and come to support the Four Corners SCI and Good for the Woods.

Four Corners SCI

To become a Chapter Member visit SafariClub.org. For more information, follow Four Corners SCI on our website at www.FourCornersSCI.com and on Facebook at Four Corners SCI. To become an SCI member, to volunteer for the archery or other committees, message us on our social media outlets or at FourCornersSCI@gmail.com.

Griz Hunts On Hold – Wyoming

Judge Puts ID, WY Griz Hunts On Hold

SCI first for hunters logoJust hours after the end of the hearing held on challenges to the delisting of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem grizzly bear population, a Montana federal district court judge issued a 14-day temporary restraining order against the hunts planned by Wyoming and Idaho.

The court issued the order, based on motions filed immediately after the hearing by some of the plaintiffs in the grizzly bear delisting case.  The court did not wait to allow briefs from the defendants U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, states of Wyoming, Idaho and Montana and non-governmental organizations such as SCI and NRA, before issuing the order to temporarily restrain the start of the hunts.

The court’s order will at least postpone the grizzly bear hunts that were to begin on Sept. 1.

All parties are waiting for the court to issue his ruling on the validity of the delisting.  That ruling is expected on or before the end of the 14-day period.

SCI is considering its options to address the court’s ruling.

Safari Club International –

First For Hunters is the leader in protecting the freedom to hunt and in promoting wildlife conservation worldwide. SCI’s approximately 200 Chapters represent all 50 of the United States as well as 106 other countries. SCI’s proactive leadership in a host of cooperative wildlife conservation, outdoor education and humanitarian programs, with the SCI Foundation and other conservation groups, research institutions and government agencies, empowers sportsmen to be contributing community members and participants in sound wildlife management and conservation. Visit the home page www.SafariClub.org, or call (520) 620-1220 for more information.

International Headquarters Washington, District of Columbia · Tucson, Arizona · Ottawa, Canada
www.SafariClub.org

SCI And NRA Defend Grizzly Delisting In Montana Court Hearing

Member Alert

SCI And NRA Defend Grizzly Delisting In Montana Court Hearing

 

SCI first for hunters logoAttorneys from Safari Club International and National Rifle Association of America today participated in a hearing held in Montana federal court to decide the fate of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s delisting of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE) grizzly bear population.

During the hearing, the judge informed all parties that he would not rule from the bench but would make his decision on the delisting as expeditiously as possible.

All Defendants, represented by attorneys for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the states of Wyoming, Idaho and Montana and several non-governmental organizations including SCI and NRA, made strong arguments in defense of the delisting and the use of hunting as a grizzly bear management tool.

As of the date of the publication of this article, the grizzly bear hunts set to begin in Wyoming and Idaho on Sept. 1, 2018, are still scheduled to go forward.

When the judge issues his ruling and/or there is any change in the schedule for the hunts in Wyoming and Idaho, SCI will publicize that information immediately.

Safari Club International –

First For Hunters is the leader in protecting the freedom to hunt and in promoting wildlife conservation worldwide. SCI’s approximately 200 Chapters represent all 50 of the United States as well as 106 other countries. SCI’s proactive leadership in a host of cooperative wildlife conservation, outdoor education and humanitarian programs, with the SCI Foundation and other conservation groups, research institutions and government agencies, empowers sportsmen to be contributing community members and participants in sound wildlife management and conservation. Visit the home page www.SafariClub.org, or call (520) 620-1220 for more information.

 

International Headquarters · Washington, DC
www.SafariClub.org

 

 

 

 


Registration Now Open for the 47th Safari Club International Hunters’ Convention

Safari Club International’s 47th International Hunters’ Convention is returning to Reno, Nevada. Known as the Ultimate Sportsmen’s Market™, the convention runs Jan. 9-12, 2019, at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center in Reno, Nevada.

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This year’s convention will have almost 1,100 companies in over 452,902 square feet of exhibit space. Thirty-two countries from six continents are represented under one roof where members come to book hunts, rendezvous with old friends and shop for the latest guns and hunting equipment. Hundreds and perhaps thousands of unique products are available at SCI’s Hunters’ Convention.

There are dozens of informative and educational seminars designed to provide attendees the opportunity to learn new hunting techniques or refine old ones, discover imaginative ways to prepare wild game, or to glean tips on the best care for equipment and gear. Countless topics that appeal to the hunting sportsman are covered.

When the exhibit halls close, the evening fun and excitement begins. Each night, members come together to celebrate the accomplishments of the organization and enjoy top entertainment and speakers. SCI’s evening auctions offer top-of-the-line guns, once- in-a-lifetime hunts, the finest artwork and more. Every purchase provides crucial funds to help preserve our hunting heritage and enable conservation efforts around the globe.

SCI’s Hunters’ Convention is the most dynamic and diverse hunting show in the world today. You will find it to be the most powerful buying and selling environment in the outdoor industry. Mark your calendar and please join us Jan. 9-12, 2019, for SCI’s 47th Annual Hunters’ Convention at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center.

Registration for the 2019 Safari Club International Hunters’ Convention in Reno is now open! The convention is a members-only show. Spouses and children of members may also attend, and are considered members during the period of the convention. Verify your membership by calling 1-520-620-1220, or join SCI for as little as $65. Get started – Join SCI.org.

To register to attend, click here – www.showsci.org.


About the SCI Hunter’s Convention:

Safari Club expects upwards of 24,000 international hunters to visit
Reno, Nevada, January 9-12, 2019. The SCI Hunters’ Convention represents the largest and most successful event to raise money for advocacy to protect hunters’ rights. The 2019 Hunters’ Convention will be held at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center with over 452,000 feet of exhibits and almost 1,100 exhibiting companies.

Register and book rooms at www.showsci.org.

Becoming an SCI Member:
Joining Safari Club International is the best way to be an advocate for continuing our hunting heritage and supporting worldwide sustainable use conservation, wildlife education and humanitarian services.
JOIN NOW: www.joinsci.org.

Safari Club International – First for Hunters is the leader in protecting the freedom to hunt and in promoting wildlife conservation worldwide. SCI has approximately 200 Chapters worldwide and its members represent all 50 of the United States as well as 106 other countries.SCI’s proactive leadership in a host of cooperative wildlife conservation, outdoor education and humanitarian programs empowers sportsmen to be contributing community members and participants in sound wildlife management and conservation. Visit the home page www.safariclub.org or call 520-620-1220 for more information.


 


USFWS Proposed Improvements To ESA Supported by SCI

SCI first for hunters logoSafari Club International supports major proposed revisions by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to its Endangered Species Act regulations that were announced today.“Today’s announcement ushers in a major move forward for the FWS.  At long last, we have leadership that recognizes the importance of flexibility in the conservation of federally listed wildlife and the recognition that different approaches, including sustainable use, can be used to recover and sustain the world’s wildlife,” said SCI President Paul Babaz.

Of the many proposed changes, SCI generally supports the proposals to provide more flexibility to the management and recovery of threatened species and to modify how the agency establishes the “foreseeable future” when making threatened listing decisions.

Under one proposal, the FWS would decide on a species-by-species basis what, if any, ESA prohibitions would apply to each species listed as threatened.  The ESA itself applies these prohibitions (e.g., regarding take and import) only to endangered species.  Congress envisioned that the FWS would decide individually what prohibitions applied to each particular threatened species.

But the FWS long ago adopted a blanket rule that the statutory prohibitions would automatically apply to all threatened species, unless the FWS adopted a “special rule” specific to a particular species that spelled out what restrictions applied.

The FWS’s sister agency in implementing the ESA, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), followed Congressional intent and did not adopt the blanket rule.  The FWS’s proposal would align it with NMFS and Congressional intent.

The FWS’s proposal would ensure that, moving forward, all threatened species receive the level of protection that is appropriate for each species.  This approach will free-up limited resources for more targeted and efficient recovery of threatened and endangered species.

SCI also supports the FWS’s consideration of revisions to how it establishes the “foreseeable future.”  The ESA defines a threatened species as one that is likely to become an endangered species within the “foreseeable future.”

Under the proposed change, the foreseeable future would extend only as far as the agency can reasonably determine that both the future threats and the species’ responses to those threats are “probable.”  While refinement of this proposal may be necessary, SCI hopes that whatever the FWS adopts will help avoid future threatened listings such as the unwarranted listing of the polar bear, which used an excessive 45-year foreseeable future.

Other proposed changes include streamlining critical habitat designations, modifying ESA consultation requirements for other federal agencies, and clarifying how the agencies make decisions to delist species.

The FWS will accept comments on the proposals for 60 days after the upcoming publication of the proposals in the Federal Register.  SCI will provide comments.


Safari Club International – First For Hunters is the leader in protecting the freedom to hunt and in promoting wildlife conservation worldwide. SCI’s approximately 200 Chapters represent all 50 of the United States as well as 106 other countries. SCI’s proactive leadership in a host of cooperative wildlife conservation, outdoor education and humanitarian programs, with the SCI Foundation and other conservation groups, research institutions and government agencies, empowers sportsmen to be contributing community members and participants in sound wildlife management and conservation. Visit the home page www.SafariClub.org, or call (520) 620-1220 for more information.International Headquarters Washington, District of Columbia · Tucson, Arizona · Ottawa, Canada
www.SafariClub.org


San Juan County 4-H Air Rifle Team 2018 Season

Four Corners SCI provided the San Juan County 4-H Air Rifle Team with a grant to assist in their trip to the National 4-H Shooting Competition this 2018 Season.

San Juan County 4-H Air Rifle Team 2018

The San Juan County 4-H Air Rifle Team had an outstanding season this year. The air rifle team placed first at the state competition and qualified for nationals held in Grand Island, Nebraska. At nationals, they competed in three different air rifle events. The air rifle team placed first in the nation for silhouettes and they were runner-up champions overall.

One of the individuals on the team, Amoret McCartney, will be receiving a Junior Distinguished Badge from the Civilian Marksmanship Program after gaining excellence in competition points at the national competition.

The San Juan County 4-H Air Rifle Team didn’t just shoot remarkably but they also had outstanding sportsmanship. The team met a young lady from Florida shooting by herself and the San Juan team took her under their wing and made her a part of their team. They encouraged her just as they would any of their other teammates.

We are so proud of these young shooters and can’t wait to see their great strides in the future.

Thank you

We always appreciate the support of our donors, buyers and volunteers. Your contributions make this happen. If you would like information on grants offered by Four Corners SCI CLICK HERE.

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Recipient of Tim Cooper Memorial Scholarship Announced

Tim Cooper Memorial Scholarship

At our recent banquet fundraiser event, we proudly announced scholarship availability in the name of Tim Cooper, a former member and longtime supporter of our Mission. The Chapter is proud to offer funding to students who are pursuing and continuing education by way of college, university or trade school.

Tim Cooper Memorial Scholarship
Tim Cooper loved life. He enjoyed nature, wildlife, and the pursuit of wild game. He displayed a jovial spirit as he recounted stories of pack strings, bighorn sheep, odds and results, his hunts, and his wife Paula’s hunts. He quarried others with a genuine interest in their pursuits. He respected other hunters and their success or lack of. He’s what more hunters need to emulate. A tragic car accident cut Tim’s life short. To honor him and because of his positive display toward wildlife, conservation, sharing it with others, and supporting his community, Four Corners SCI is proud to honor his legacy with the Tim Cooper Memorial scholarship, which will be awarded to students who also display these admirable qualities.

Tate Hinger – Scholarship Award Recipient

After reviewing scholarship applications, the Board of Directors is proud to announce that Tate Hinger, of Pagosa Springs Colorado, is the Chapter’s first recipient of the Tim Cooper Memorial Scholarship.

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“I plan to do everything in my power to preserve the wildlife, wilderness, and wonder I experienced as a kid. I hope to attend college and explore various professions where I could apply the leadership skills I’ve gained in life. As a hard-working, dedicated young man I know the value of the outdoors. It’s a gift that is too beautiful to hide and yet too precious to neglect.” Tate Hinger

In his scholarship application, Hinger shared many scholastic accomplishments, an extensive list of extracurricular activities, community service and remarkable essays. These items show his determination, drive and his support of our Mission.


This content originally appeared in the Summer, 2018 issue of the Four Corners SCI News. If you would like to be added to our mail or e-mail list, please CLICK HERE to send us your information.


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