Monthly Archives: March 2014

Grant opportunity for Four Corners area teachers

The Four Corners chapter of Safari Club International (SCI), would like to sponsor two teachers to attend the American Wilderness Leadership School during the summer of 2014. All interested teachers need to have applications submitted to Four Corners SCI, for grant review, by April 15th 2014. (Return to: Four Corners SCI, PO Box 1401, Bayfield, CO 81122 or
American Wilderness Leadership SchoolAmerican Wilderness Leadership School 
A Professional Development Program
Nestled in the beautiful Bridger-Teton National Forest near Jackson, Wyoming, the American Wilderness Leadership School (AWLS) provides the perfect atmosphere for educational programs. Established in 1976 with the vision of providing educators with a useful hands-on experience that they can bring home to their classrooms, AWLS has provided an accredited wildlife management program for 5,473 teachers who reach more than a million students annually, and a challenging experience for 1,338 students.

The school offers six teacher sessions and one student session for ages 16-18. A registration fee of $900 covers meals, lodging, and round-trip ground transportation to and from the Jackson, Wyoming, airport.

Four Corners SCI would like to send two Four Corners Area teachers to attend AWLS. Applications may be downloaded at . This is a great program and a great opportunity for all that attend.

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Hunter Defense Fund Charts Course to Protect Our Heritage

They Hunter Defense Fund – Defending hunters and our heritage

First For Hunters

Captain Scott O'GradyCaptain Scott O’Grady

The Hunter Defense Fund, the first Super Political Action Committee created to the sole defense of our hunting heritage, received over $170,000 in donations on Saturday February 8, 2014. The Hunter Defense Fund has two primary goals. Making our issues of hunting and conservation an issue in federal elections and making sure pro-hunting candidates win in their fights against anti-hunters. Through the amazing donations of attendees during the 2014 SCI Hunters’ Convention we can make these fights real.

The Hunter Defense Fund hosted a Saturday lunch, which raised $140,000. During lunch attendees heard from Captain Scott O’Grady – a veteran who told his personal story of being shot down in Bosnia, surviving for 6 days alone in the wilderness, and his fortitude to keep fighting when facing insurmountable odds. His testimonial before the rapt crowd was a reflection of why he chose to fight and why…

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Youth Hunter Education Available in Four Corners Area

Four Corners SCIA piece of our mission here at Four Corners SCI is To educate youth, sportsmen, and the public in conservation of our wildlife and our forest, which is our natural heritage. A large piece of that is educating the youth. For that reason, we would like to share youth specific Hunter Education schedules we are aware of in the area with you.

Pagosa Springs – Hunter’s Safety at the Ross Aragon Community Center. March 17, 19 and 21 from 6-9 pm; and Saturday, March 22 from 8-10 am. The shooting portion of this safety course is set to take place Saturday, March 29th.

Durango, (sent via Colorado Parks & Wildlife) – Youngsters in the Durango area can get a jump on the big game season through an internet-based Hunter Education Course now being offered by Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

The internet course is a convenient way for prospective hunters to earn their hunter education cards. The class is open to anyone 18 years and younger.

The on-line section of the course can be studied at home but must be completed by March 14. Those who complete the on-line course must then participate in a day-long skills class, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., March 15, at the La Plata County Fairgrounds, 2500 Main Street in Durango. A parent or guardian must accompany any participants 12 or younger. Parents and guardians of all participants are welcome to attend the skills day course.

The skills class will include: firearms safety, shooting, hunter responsibilities, wildlife regulations and other hands-on activities. To obtain a safety card, students must pass a written exam and complete the live-fire exercises at the skills class. Rifles and ammunition will be provided. No personal firearms allowed.

Anyone in Colorado born after Jan. 1, 1949, who wishes to hunt must earn a hunter education card.

To register for the class go to the Colorado Parks and Wildlife web site: Forward the calendar to March, click on “Durango” on the adjoining list on 3/15, then follow the instructions.

For more information, please contact the Durango Colorado Parks and Wildlife office at 970-247-0855.

If you are aware of youth education courses in the Four Corners area, please let us know and we will be happy to share them so others can get their children involved.

New SCI Membership Benefits

There is a difference between being a national member versus being a chapter member. The Four Corners SCI chapter is a stand-alone chapter. Your dues go to our bottom-line operating expense. We will continue to support local efforts. On an national level the questions was asked “What do I get if I become a member?” Here is an answer, via SCI Hunt Forever page.

Hunt Forever

DeLonePhilhuntforever022814Phil DeLone – CEO Safari Club International

Members are the most important assets that Safari Club International has.  With roughly 50,000 Members strong, the Club is proud to have so many loyal and faithful hunters in our ranks.

In 2014, SCI will roll out a new menu of added benefits to be included in everyone’s membership–still only $65.00 a year.  As a sidebar, our dues since 1994 has never been more than this price, representing a true bargain.

Our first new Member benefit is the Hunters Travel Assistance Hotline brought exclusively to you by our corporate friends at Global Rescue, considered the world’s finest provider of field rescue, evacuation and traveler’s advisory services.

If you find yourself stuck or injured somewhere unfamiliar–the Hunters Travel Assistance Hotline is there for you 24 hours a day to provide SCI Members medical referrals everywhere around the globe; emergency message relay between you…

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