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Action Alert: Protect Northern Yellowstone Wildlife – Increased Wolf Quota

Our brothers in the mission to conserve wildlife have released a message requesting our assistance. Please read the following, from Big Game Forever, Montana’s Executive Director, Matt Lumley.

BGF-LOGO-Big-Game-ForeverMontana’s Northern Yellowstone Elk and Moose populations are in serious trouble. The problem is simple. Years of uncontrolled predation by wolves in areas outside of Yellowstone National Park is killing too many calf elk and calf moose. Without recruitment of young moose and elk, these herds have been in decline for many years. It’s time for sportsmen to say enough is enough.

For the last few years, the Montana Wildlife Commission has set a ridiculously low harvest quota of just 2 wolves in this huge area. We are hearing that moose in the area almost non-existent. Last fall, Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks recommended cutting 95% of elk permits in the area. Cutting hunting permits won’t save calf moose and elk. Only removing these irresponsible and unnecessary limits on wolf harvest will work to restore wildlife.

Only the combined voice of Montana hunters and conservationists can restore balance to elk, moose, and predator populations in the great state of Montana. Please send your message today. 
We have learned that a recommendation was made to increase the wolf harvest from 2 wolves to 6 wolves. While this falls short of the level of wolf management needed to restore the areas hard hit elk and moose herds, at least it is a start. However, pressure from powerful out-of-state anti-sportsmen groups and their sympathizers on the Montana Wildlife Commission have rejected this proposal and left the quota at 2 wolves a year. This will not recover elk and moose in Montana.
We need your support, by sending a strong message to the Montana Wildlife Commission. Please send a message using our automated system at http://cqrcengage.com/biggameforever/app/write-a-letter?16&engagementId=221353

Here is how BigGame Forever’s automated system works. Simply input your contact information to the first page of the BigGame Forever automated system and push the “submit” button. The system will then take you to a second page to edit our automated message by pushing the “submit” button on the second page as well. Please take a minute and personalize the message before sending.

It only takes 30 seconds to begin the process of restoring and protecting Montana’s amazing wildlife resources.
Here is the example email you will find on the second page of BGF’s automated system:

I am writing to ask you follow the original Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks proposal to increase the area 313 wolf harvest quota from 2 to 6 wolves. This is a good start towards stabilizing current wolf populations in this area and give added relief in protecting HD 313 mother herds and their ungulates. Area 313 is far below historical levels for elk and moose. Recruitment of calf elk and moose are vitally important to healthy herd populations. Unfortunately, the agreements to responsibly manage wolves have not been followed for over a decade. The impacts of the failure to manage wolves on calf recruitment in Western Montana are unquestioned. The only way to increase calf vital rates is for responsible predator management.

There are now an estimated 500 wolves within the Greater Yellowstone area. This is 400 more than the environmental impact objective recommended. Now that the state of Montana has management authority over wolves, now is the time to begin recovery of elk and moose. The agreed upon 1994 Environmental Impact Statement for the Greater Yellowstone area determined 100 wolves and 10 breeding pairs would be ecologically compatible in the Greater Yellowstone area, to the extent that distribution in numbers be maintained and controlled. We ask that you allow the process of restoring balance to wolf numbers by following these agreed-upon EIS criteria for wolf population objectives in the areas surrounding Yellowstone Park.

Thousands of sportsman, ranchers, outfitters, and local communities in the area are dependent upon abundant big game and common sense predator management for their opportunity and livelihoods.

Increased predation is clearly destroying this once beautiful diverse and opportunity abundant landscape. Please begin the process of restore elk and moose populations. At this point, recovery could take decades. Please do not delay the important decisions needed to reduce predation by wolves in Montana on Montana’s wildlife, hunting opportunity, and outdoor heritage.

Thank you for your support,

 

Matt Lumley
Executive Director
BigGame Forever, Montana

BigGame Forever (www.biggameforever.org) is a non-profit membership organization of conservation-minded sportsmen committed to protecting the future of our outdoor heritage. BigGame Forever allows hunters and fishermen from around the United States to speak with one united voice to promote the protection of abundant wild game and the right of sportsmen


MORE! Auction and Raffle Items | Four Corners SCI

As the big event nears, the board is diligently working on collecting items YOU will LOVE. Here’s just a teaser of the goodies we’ve found. For a closer look, simply click on the picture and if you need more information, write us in the comments below. Remember, CLOCK IS TICKING! GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!
Ticket information is at the bottom of this page.

Tickets are available at Tippy Canoe in Durango, Colorado. If you are unable to access this location, please fill out the contact form below. Give us your information and a board member will contact you to make arrangements to meet with you.

Tickets $70/person $130/couple
Corporate tables $800 (seats 10)

Two for one raffle tickets before April 2nd, 2016.

If you’re a National member, ticket price includes a chapter membership. National memberships will be available for purchase at the event.

The clock’s ticking. Make sure you get your tickets!

APPETIZERS, DINNER & DOOR PRIZES
LIVE & SILENT AUCTIONS

GREAT HUNTS – SPORTING ARMS – HUNTING ACCESSORIES
FRAMED AND UNFRAMED ART – SCULPTURES AND MORE!!!

For more information or tickets please fill out the contact form below. SEE YOU THERE!!!


Four Corners SCI Banquet/Fundraiser FIREARMS

Guns! Guns! More guns! We’ve already shared the firearms we have to offer in the Men’s, Women’s and Youth Packages. Here are some of what we’ll have in the LIVE, SILENT and RAFFLE areas!

he 16th annual Four Corners Safari Club banquet/fundraiser will be Saturday, April 16th, 2016 at the Sky Ute Casino. Doors open at 4:30pm.

JOIN US!!!

Tickets $70/person $130/couple

Corporate tables $800 (seats 10)

Two for one raffle tickets prior to April 2nd, 2016.
If you’re a National member, ticket price includes a chapter membership. National memberships will be available for purchase at the event.

The clock’s ticking. Make sure you get your tickets!

For ticket information, fill out the comment form below.

APPETIZERS, DINNER & DOOR PRIZES
LIVE & SILENT AUCTIONS

GREAT HUNTS – SPORTING ARMS – HUNTING ACCESSORIES
FRAMED AND UNFRAMED ART – SCULPTURES AND MORE!!!

For more information or tickets please fill out the contact form below. SEE YOU THERE!!!


Special Firearms Packages and Details – Four Corners SCI

Each year, at our annual banquet/fundraiser event, we offer special firearms packages. This year’s packages are sponsored by SD Shooter’s Supply. See below for details. We will be adding accessories to these packages prior to the banquet. Ticket information is at the end of this article. SEE YOU THERE!

Men’s Package

SAVAGE 11/111 6.5 Creedmoor LONG RANGE HUNTER w/ACCUSTOCK™•Ideal for hunting in wide open spaces   •Features AccuStock™ with positive cut checkering, dual-pillar bedding, adjustable muzzlebrake, Karsten adjustable comb, & hinged floorplate   •Free-floating, button-rifled barrel   •Hinged floorplate   •Accutrigger™   Barrel  26″  

http://www.savagearms.com   Model # 19132SAVAGE-11-111-6.5-Creedmoor-LONG-RANGE-HUNTER-ACCUSTOCK

LEUPOLD VX-2 w/CUSTOM DIAL SYSTEM (CDS) •Same specifications as the VX®-2 w/addition of the Custom Dial System (CDS) •CDS?allows for quick dial of elevation to different sight-in ranges w/custom adjustment dial matched to ballistic preference •Upon receipt of your scope contact Leupold® w/your ballistics data/shipping info &?one dial custom-built to match the caliber/load will be shipped •Match dials w/specific loads for maximum accuracy •Swap dials quickly •Precision 1/4 MOA?finger adjustments •Full Lifetime Guarantee  

Mounted with Burris 1″ Signature Zee Rings and Weaver 20MOA Rail

SPRINGFIELD ARMORY XD MOD.2  40S&W  3″ 10RD  w/FLAT DARK EARTH FRAME •Recoil System: Dual spring w/full-length guide rod •Ultra-slim contoured polymer frame with Advanced GripZone™ texture •High Hand™ beavertail & grip relief •Grip safety •Accessory rail •No-Snag trigger guard •Ultra Safety Assurance (USA) Trigger System™ •Slim forged steel slide w/Posi-Wedge rear serrations •Fiber optic front sight & low profile extended rear combat sight •Hammer forged barrel •Ambidextrous mag release •Includes (2) mags & cable lock •Grip Width: 1.19″

http://www.springfield-armory.com/  Model: XDG9802FDESPRINGFIELD-ARMORY-XD-MOD.2-40S-W-3-10RD-FLAT-DARK-EARTH-FRAME


 

Lady’s Package

SAVAGE ARMS 11 LADY HUNTER •.7mm-08 Rem.   •Cap.: 4   •Brl.: 20”   •Bolt-action   •AccuTrigger™   •Matte blue finish   •Top load detachable box magazine   •Shorter LOP   •Oil finish American Walnut stock w/ladies specific geometry   •Higher comb   •Closer, slimmer pistol grip   •Slimmer forend   •Reduced front end weight   •Approx. Wt.: 6.5 lbs.   •OAL: 39.5” (SA)

http://www.savagearms.com Model # 19656SAVAGE-ARMS-11-LADY-HUNTER-7mm-08-Rem

LEUOLD VX-2 4-12X40 AO MAT FD •Quantum Optical System – lead-free glass with Index Matched lens coatings   •Proprietary ballistics aiming system   •Waterproof/fogproof   •Target adjustment knobs  •Windage and elevation adjustments, 1/4 MOA finger click   •Power selector dial   •Fast focus eyepiece   •Full Lifetime Guarantee   •Includes scope cover

Matte Black, Fine Duplex Reticle

Mounted with Burris 1″ Signature Zee Rings and Weaver Rail

Smith & Wesson 438 Airweight  38spl 1.87″ Barrel 5RD Integral Front, Fixed Rear Single/Double Action Weight 15.1oz

http://www.smith-wesson.com  Model # 163438Smith-Wesson-438-Airweight-38spl


 

Kids / Youth Package

Henry 22LR 18.25″ Barrel Lever-action repeater. Classic Western-style. Exceptionally smooth action. Side ejection. Grooved receiver. Tubular magazine. American made.

http://www.henryrepeating.com   Model # H001Henry-22LR-18.25-Barrel-Lever-action-repeater

Sponsored by SD Shooters Supply, LLC, 10658 Hwy 172, Ignacio, CO 81137

Follow them on Facebook here – https://www.facebook.com/SDShootersSupplyLLC


 

Tickets are available at Tippy Canoe in Durango, Colorado. If you are unable to access this location, please fill out the contact form below. Give us your information and a board member will contact you to make arrangements to meet with you.

Tickets $70/person $130/couple
Corporate tables $800 (seats 10)

Two for one raffle tickets before April 2nd, 2016.

If you’re a National member, ticket price includes a chapter membership. National memberships will be available for purchase at the event.

The clock’s ticking. Make sure you get your tickets!

APPETIZERS, DINNER & DOOR PRIZES
LIVE & SILENT AUCTIONS

GREAT HUNTS – SPORTING ARMS – HUNTING ACCESSORIES
FRAMED AND UNFRAMED ART – SCULPTURES AND MORE!!!

For more information or tickets please fill out the contact form below. SEE YOU THERE!!!

 

 


Black Bear Hunt for TWO – Four Corners SCI 2015 Auction Item

BEAR HUNTING with Silver Fox Outfitters in High Level, Alberta, Canada. Two hunters may hunt for three days. This event includes one bear each (license fees not included) and the hunter may add a bear tag and upgrade to a five day hunt. Also available is a WOLF hunt addition. Meals and outfitter tent accommodations are included. This hunt is for spring of 2015.

The Silver Fox Outfitters “two tag” hunters have averaged more then a150% shooting rate for close to a decade. This is one of the highest success rates in the province. We manage this by: regulating the number of hunters we take, using fresh quality bait hauled to the hunting area in our own reefer trailer, setting strategically located baits, and by insuring that our guides know the area we hunt. Our past success rate speak for itself and when compared to the possibly less than 50% hunter success in other provinces/states, it’s easy to see that Alberta is the place to be for fantastic bear hunting. Eric Rauhanen and the Silver Fox Outfitters “team” are the right choice for you.

THE BEARS

Our area has one of the highest trophy bear populations in North America with about 10 to 15% being color phased. Light hunting pressure allows us to produce a higher percentage of larger, older boars for our hunters. This is representative of a mature population. Bears are so plentiful here that each hunter is allowed two tags.

LG_and_Mia_Anstine_wearing_Lady_Hunter_Safety_System_saety_harness_and_Prois_lady_hunting_apparellBAIT HUNTING

We use beavers, butcher scraps, bakery scraps, restaurant grease, oats, molasses and specialty bear lures for bait and it’s hauled to site and stored in a 28 ft reefer trailer. Our baits are set when there’s still snow on the ground, several weeks before your arrival. Maintained regularly they become the bear’s primary food source. Baits are accessible by four-wheel drive trucks, all-terrain vehicles or jet boat. As nocturnal animals, bears are hunted primarily in the evening. Hunters are taken to active bait sites in the late afternoon. Portable tree stands are the preferred method in our area. They are 12 to 15 feet up and 15 to 20 yards from the bait. We are quite far north and the sunsets late. We are normally finished hunting by 10:30 p.m. and out of the bush by midnight.

SPOT & STALK

Few things can compare to the excitement of stalking trophy bears. We offer both five day as well as the recommended ten day hunt. They are normally restricted to one hunter per guide to ensure a maximum number of opportunities at quality bears. Highly mobile spike camps are utilized, allowing the hunter to instantly move to where the game is and to cover more ground. Hunters that have spot and stalk hunted know that nothing compares to taking a trophy bruin from the ground.

Silver-Fox-Outfitters-trophy-black-bear-Canada-photo-by-Mia-AnstineBAG LIMIT

We hunt a two-bear area; each tag can be purchased individually. Your second tag can be purchased optionally at any time during your hunt. We have crippled bear policy re: it cost you a tag.

WHAT TO BRING

Hunters are responsible for their own personal equipment. A complete and detailed list is sent several weeks before your arrival, or I can e-mail you now if you’d like. It will include such items as: a camera with lots of memory, warm quiet clothing, rain gear, rubber boots, sleeping bag and personal effects. For entry into Canada you need a passport.


Safari Club International’s Place in the Outdoor Industry

Arkansas Deer and Duck-Nelson Freeman for WebsitesmWhat if you found out that there was a hunting organization that protects hunters’ rights around the globe, promotes sound science-based conservation policies and has a strong humanitarian service committed to helping others in need and educating about hunting and its relationship to conservation? Would you have a guess at what the name of this organization would be? Or would you even believe that such an organization already exists?

So you may have rattled off a few guesses in your mind already, but the answer is Safari Club International.

SCI often operates as a behind-the-scenes asset to hunters everywhere, but its impact on the outdoor industry should not go unnoticed.

When local and global hunting rights were threatened, SCI and the SCI Foundation took strong stances to protect hunters’ rights. Globally, SCI took the lead on the lion hunting issue. They pushed for science-based conservation and sound policies rather than emotions in deciding about hunting lions in Africa.

Locally SCI has supported and backed the Making Public Lands Public Access Act that would allow public lands to continue to be used for outdoorsman. Through the Hunter Defense Fund, SCI is taking the lead on fighting anti-hunting legislation and candidates that work to end hunting in the United States. Since 2000, SCI has spent $140 million to protect the freedom to hunt through policy advocacy, litigation and education for state legislators to ensure hunting is protected for future generations

Through the SCI Foundation, local and global efforts have been made to improve conservation, education and humanitarian services. SCI Foundation has sponsored research projects, including black bear studies in Missouri, human-wildlife conflicts in Africa and donated $350,000 towards predator-prey studies in the United States and Canada.

Since 1989, millions of meals have been served, thanks to the donation of wild game meat from SCI members. Many of the meals have been served at local food banks and the Salvation Army.

Safari Club International is and will remain a vital organization for hunters and the hunting industry. It’s important to be a member of SCI to ensure that our rights as hunters stay in place for generations, that we as hunters back science-based conservation and continue to help those in need through humanitarian services.

SCI is one of the most powerful pro-hunting and pro-conservation organizations in the world, and works tirelessly on behalf of hunters. Members stay involved with state legislative and regulatory issues; with federal plans that affect management, conservation, and hunting access on public lands; as well as national legislative issues. There is strength in numbers, and SCI would not be able to produce results without supporters like you– united in the same fight. For $65, you can become an SCI Member and join like your way of life depends on it.

Funding for SCI’s efforts comes primarily from their Annual Hunters’ Convention, the Ultimate Hunters’ Market®. Next year’s 43rd Annual Hunters’ Convention will have every possible hunting expedition, safari, fishing excursion, and fine firearm on display for sportsmen and women of every interest level. Six continents of adventure and wonder are under one roof at SCI’s Annual 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 on countless topics that appeal to the hunting sportsman.

The 2015 Convention runs from February 4-7 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pre-registration discounts are available now!

For more information, to join or register, visit www.showsci.org or call 1-888-746-9724.

About the SCI Hunters’ Convention:
Safari Club expects upwards of 24,000 international hunters to visit Las Vegas, Nevada, February 4-7, 2015. The SCI Hunters’ Convention represents the largest and most successful event to raise money for advocacy to protect hunters’ rights. The 2015 Hunters’ Convention will be the largest in the organization’s history with nearly a million square feet of exhibits and 2,500 vendors.

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:  http://member.scifirstforhunters.org/join/

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, 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.

Washington, District of ColumbiaOttawa, Canada Tucson, Arizona

www.safariclub.orghttp://www.safariclubfoundation.org


Black Bear Hunt for TWO – Four Corners SCI Live Auction

BEAR HUNTING with Silver Fox Outfitters in High Level, Alberta, Canada. Two hunters may hunt for three days. This event includes one bear each (license fees not included) and the hunter may add a bear tag and upgrade to a five day hunt. Also available is a WOLF hunt addition. Meals and outfitter tent accommodations are included. This hunt is for spring of 2015.

The Silver Fox Outfitters “two tag” hunters have averaged more then a 150% shooting rate for close to a decade. This is one of the highest success rates in the province. We manage this by: regulating the number of hunters we take, using fresh quality bait hauled to the hunting area in our own reefer trailer, setting strategically located baits, and by insuring that our guides know the area we hunt. Our past success rate speak for itself and when compared to the possibly less than 50% hunter success in other provinces/states, it’s easy to see that Alberta is the place to be for fantastic bear hunting. Eric Rauhanen and the Silver Fox Outfitters “team” are the right choice for you.

THE BEARS

Our area has one of the highest trophy bear populations in North America with about 10 to 15% being color phased. Light hunting pressure allows us to produce a higher percentage of larger, older boars for our hunters. This is representative of a mature population. Bears are so plentiful here that each hunter is allowed two tags.

LG_and_Mia_Anstine_wearing_Lady_Hunter_Safety_System_saety_harness_and_Prois_lady_hunting_apparellBAIT HUNTING

We use beavers, butcher scraps, bakery scraps, restaurant grease, oats, molasses and specialty bear lures for bait and it’s hauled to site and stored in a 28 ft reefer trailer. Our baits are set when there’s still snow on the ground, several weeks before your arrival. Maintained regularly they become the bear’s primary food source. Baits are accessible by four-wheel drive trucks, all-terrain vehicles or jet boat. As nocturnal animals, bears are hunted primarily in the evening. Hunters are taken to active bait sites in the late afternoon. Portable tree stands are the preferred method in our area. They are 12 to 15 feet up and 15 to 20 yards from the bait. We are quite far north and the sunsets late. We are normally finished hunting by 10:30 p.m. and out of the bush by midnight.

SPOT & STALK

Few things can compare to the excitement of stalking trophy bears. We offer both five day as well as the recommended ten day hunt. They are normally restricted to one hunter per guide to ensure a maximum number of opportunities at quality bears. Highly mobile spike camps are utilized, allowing the hunter to instantly move to where the game is and to cover more ground. Hunters that have spot and stalk hunted know that nothing compares to taking a trophy bruin from the ground.

Silver-Fox-Outfitters-trophy-black-bear-Canada-photo-by-Mia-AnstineBAG LIMIT

We hunt a two-bear area; each tag can be purchased individually. Your second tag can be purchased optionally at any time during your hunt. We have crippled bear policy re: it cost you a tag.

WHAT TO BRING

Hunters are responsible for their own personal equipment. A complete and detailed list is sent several weeks before your arrival, or I can e-mail you now if you’d like. It will include such items as: a camera with lots of memory, warm quiet clothing, rain gear, rubber boots, sleeping bag and personal effects. For entry into Canada you need a passport.


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