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Our Journeys and Yours | FOUR CORNERS SCI

Our Journeys and Yours was previously published as a Four Corners SCI Chapter newsletter. If you are not receiving the newsletters and would like to be added to the list, please let us know.

Headed to DC

Meet archery hunter, mentor, writer, husband, father and grandfather, Lew Webb. He is one of your Four Corners SCI Chapter Board Members and is an elected Director at Large for Safari Club International.

This month Lew is headed to Washington DC for the SCI Board of Director’s meeting. While he’s there, Lew will be visiting our legislators on Capitol Hill, as well as having many committee meetings and participating in Board elections.

What travels do you have this summer? Tag us on social media or email us pictures from your hunts, fishing trips, and other adventures. We’d enjoy featuring them in the future.

Send us an email at fourcornerssci@gmail.com.


Hunt Highlights 

2018 Banquet/Fundraiser item – Youth Turkey Hunt, presented by Dancing Pines Ranch. 

Hello Jon and Siri,

I want to thank you for supporting the Four Corners SCI Chapter by donating a youth turkey hunt for the Spring of 2018. We were very fortunate to get the winning bid for the Dancing Pines Ranch Youth Turkey Hunt. I could not be any more pleased with our overall experience. They were very accommodating, friendly, knowledgeable, and genuinely interested in the success of my son Tyler (14-years-old) and my daughter Maci (11-years-old).

We were able to hunt a total of four days. With the high number of turkeys and excellent habitat, we had shooting opportunities each day. On the first evening, we got to the ranch, and we counted over thirty turkeys in one group.

The first day of our hunt we saw tons of turkeys and probably heard over 100 gobbles. Maci got a shot at a nice tom at around 10 yards from the blind but missed. She was very excited, and this was her first hunt ever with a shotgun. Her prior hunting experience consisted of shooting prairie dogs with a .22 Long-Rifle.

The second day of our hunt, Tyler and I set up under a large pine tree, and early that morning we had a tom with a few hens come in, but they stayed just out of range. He ended up shooting a nice tom at about 35 yards later that morning.

The third day Maci and I set up in one blind and Tyler went across the field to another blind. He could see turkeys coming toward us before we could, and we had a good time signaling back and forth. “Three turkeys coming in at 11’oclock.” I said to Maci. We had a strutting tom at about 25 yards late that afternoon but decided not to take the shot. She was not comfortable shooting through the fence. Meanwhile, at the blind Tyler was in, there were over 10 toms and jakes right next to his blind, and they stayed there for over an hour. Of course, luck would have it that these birds would stick next to the blind where the tag was already filled.

On the fourth and final morning of our hunt, Maci and I set up under a tree in a meadow and put out a hen decoy, and began calling. A single tom came right to us. He stopped at 30 yards, and I told Maci to wait until he was just a little closer. He got about 20 yards from us but never stopped. He had come in so quickly that we never got completely set up and ready to shoot. I tried to stop him, but he just walked a little faster.

That afternoon, we rode around with Jon, the ranch owner, in the ranger looking for turkeys. We saw turkeys everywhere we went, but they were always one step ahead of us. We never got an opportunity to set up for a shot. I think Maci enjoyed riding with Jon about as much as any part of the hunt.

Thanks again for providing an opportunity to hunt turkey on Dancing Pines Ranch. I really enjoyed the time spent with both of my kids, and the number of turkeys we saw was incredible. We had a great time. THANK YOU!!!!

Jeff Barnes

MARK YOUR CALENDARS. NEXT YEAR’S BANQUET DATE – SATURDAY, MARCH 16, 2019

 


Honoring Lady Anglers and Hunters #InternationalWomensDay

It’s no secret that Four Corners SCI honors women. Today we salute you, lady anglers and hunters. We’d like to see and share your fishing and hunting pictures on our Facebook Page. Tag us or share them!

Check out these ladies who have already been on some of the trips we’ll auction in 9 days!!!

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Whitetail Deer Hunt in Saskatchewan

Canada Whitetail Deer. This whitetail deer hunt is brought to you by Norseman Outfitters of Saskatchewan, Canada. This donation is to be taken by one rifle hunter to be accompanied by one guide on a six-day hunt (additional hunters may be added, see below). Hunters will hunt all day, near the town of Big River, in ladder stands or blinds over bait.

The trip must be scheduled by the bid-winner to be taken on Wednesday through Monday dates during the month of November of the winner’s year of choice. Trophy fees, guide fees, field preparation, caping, skinning, salting, all meals, and lodge accommodations are included. Required fees, which are not included, are: $300 USD license fee, taxidermy fees, and import fees, travel to and from Saskatoon, Canada, hotel the night prior to the first day of the hunt.

Extra hunters may be added at $4000 USD. Extra hunters are required to pay $1000 USD kill fee in successful hunts. Non-hunters may be added at $1200 USD.

From Norseman Outfitters:

Book your flight to Saskatoon Saskatchewan, you need to be in Saskatoon on Monday as travel arrangements will be set up for 8:30AM Tuesday morning for the lodge. Your return flight can depart any time the following Tuesday. ( We recommend avoiding Toronto, Ontario, Canada, airport as some of our clients have had an unpleasant experience there )

Book a room at the Hampton Inn and Suites by Hilton, Saskatoon Airport, for Monday check-in. You need to phone them to register and mention that you are with Norseman Outfitters, for a discounted room rate. ( Web link found near the bottom of this website )

 


Tickets Are Going Fast – 2018 Banquet/Fundraiser

Four Corners SCI

 BUY YOUR TICKETS!

The 18th Annual
Four Corners Safari Club banquet/fundraiser
Saturday, March 17th, 2018
Sky Ute Casino & Resort, Ignacio, CO
Doors open at 4:30pm.

APPETIZERS, DINNER & DOOR PRIZES
LIVE & SILENT AUCTIONS
GREAT HUNTS – SPORTING ARMS – HUNTING ACCESSORIES
FRAMED AND UNFRAMED ART – SCULPTURES AND MORE!!!

Single $75.00 – Includes a meal and chapter membership for national members
Couple $125.00 – Includes two meals and chapter memberships for national members
Corporate Table $800.00 – 10 Meals, chapter memberships for national members, custom centerpiece, random amounts of raffle tickets and more! (Corporate table sales end March 1st)
Two-for-One raffle ticket sales end March 1. The clock’s ticking and last year we sold out. Make sure you get your tickets!
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 and last year we sold out. Make sure you get your tickets!
Two-for-One raffle ticket sales end March 1. Click below to buy.

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Or stop by Tippy Canoe in downtown Durango
Or contact any Board Member
Or email us and we’ll arrange to meet up with you.

SEE YOU THERE!!!

 


Bowshoot and Annual Summer Member Meeting – Four Corners SCI

We look forward to seeing you at our annual Summer Member Meeting at a local bow shoot.

Four Corners SCI is proud to support the Vallecito Conservation & Sporting Association (VCSA) in purchasing targets for the future. We’ve issued grant money, which has been used to develop a youth shooting area. In addition, the club has purchased new targets for their archery course.

The VCSA has three coming shoots (listed below), and are allowing us to have our Annual Summer Member Meeting Saturday, August 5th. Registration begins at 9:00 am. The shoot starts at 10:00 am. We will be sponsoring this event and will host a youth shoot with instructors to help the youngsters, lunch, and a drawing to win a recurve bow! Find additional details below.

SEE YOU THERE!

July 29, 2017

  • Kids only range
  • Youth shoot at velociraptor, stagosaurus, deer, bear, and more
  • Hundred dollar bill shoot
  • Multiple money categories for men, women, and children
  • Food and drinks available for purchase

August 5, 2017

  • Four Corners SCI sponsored shoot
  • Instructor assistance for youth (provided by SCI)
  • Food and drinks provided by SCI
  • Special drawing for a RECURVE BOW (for new and existing SCI members)
  • Youth only range
  • Hundred dollar bill shoot
  • Multiple money categories for men, women, and children

August 12, 2017

  • Youth only range
  • Hundred dollar bill shoot
  • Multiple money categories for men, women, and children
  • Food and drinks available for purchase

2017 Archery Shoot Series

$25 one time membership fee
Registration – 9:00 am
Shoot – 10:00 am

All shots will have 20+ 3D targets.
Separate shooting stakes for traditional and compound shooters.
Life-like hunting shots.
Families welcome! 16 years and under must be accompanied by and adult.

For more information contact – Jared Hansen 970-426-9062

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San Juan County 4-H Team Receives Four Corners SCI Support

At Four Corners SCI we are proud to host one of the largest fundraisers in the area and to give back to the community. A piece of our Mission Statement is “To educate youth, sportsmen, and the public in conservation of our wildlife and our forest, which is our natural heritage.” We’re putting forth more than one effort in this avenue and will be sharing additional works throughout the year. Please find a recap from the San Juan County 4-H Shooting Team. They recently participated in the 4-H National event, a trip for which our Chapter provided support.
The 2017 4-H National Shooting Sports Championships were held in Grand Island, Nebraska and it was a blast!! 22 teams across the country competed in .22 rifle and 26 team competed in air rifle. The competition was fierce!

The Air Rifle Team (Gabe Doherty, Racine Eavenson, Camron Martinez, and Bethany Parks) didn’t make it to the podium but there was some personal best scores shot!


The .22 team (Rashel Korte, Michaela Langlitz, Amoret McCartney, and Jeana Dolan) came in 4th in the Silhouette event with Michaela Langlitz coming 10th as an individual.
In the CMP Rimfire event the team came in 4th and Michaela Langlitz came in 7th as an individual.
In the 3P event the team placed 3rd with Amoret McCartney placing 9th with her individual score.
For the overall team award the San Juan County .22 team ranked 4th in the Nation with Rashel Korte ranking 9th overall

Wow, what a week! Very proud of our teams and very blessed to be part of the event and experience it with the families that we were with. Great Memories, Thanks! Thank you again for all donations and support  to make it possible for these 4-H families to go experience an event like this.
Many thanks to our members and all supporters who contribute and support our Mission. We are very proud of these youngsters and their hard work.

Resolution to Overturn Federal Rule on Wildlife Management Passes Senate

Yesterday, the U.S. Senate approved House Joint Resolution 69 with a vote of 52 to 47. This legislation previously passed the House with a bipartisan vote of 225 to 193.

If signed by the President, H.J. Res 69 would nullify the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) rule, “Non-Subsistence Take of Wildlife, and Public Participation and Closure Procedures, on National Wildlife Refuges in Alaska.” Please contact President Trump today and urge him to sign H.J. Res. 69 into law immediately!

The FWS rule prohibited forms of hunting on all National Wildlife Refuges in Alaska and interfered with Alaska’s ability to manage wildlife within its borders.

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SCI has led the hunting community in challenging the FWS rule and in fighting for state authority over the management of fish and wildlife and the regulation of hunting, including by filing a lawsuit to challenge the FWS rule and similar regulations adopted by the National Park Service for National Preserves in Alaska.

SCI celebrates the Senate approval of H.J. Res. 69, together with Alaska’s legislative leaders, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, the Alaska Board of Game and the numerous sportsmen’s organizations who aggressively pursued this Congressional nullification of the FWS rule.

While a final victory is close, our work is not yet done.  H.J. Res. 69 now heads to the President’s desk. Please contact President Trump and urge him to sign H.J. Res. 69 into law.


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