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Scholarship Availability for Colorado and New Mexico Students

Tim Cooper Memorial Scholarship by Four Corners SCI

The Four Corners Chapter of Safari Club International (SCI) would like to remind the community of its scholarship availability.

The Chapter is proud to offer funding to students who are pursuing and continuing education by way of college, university or trade school.

The applicants must be registered students in their senior year at a Four Corners Area high school or a student from the Four Corners Area who is enrolled and attending a college, university, or trade school (not necessarily in the Four Corners Area). Applicants must display a record of service to the community and must display a record of commitment to the points of the Four Corners SCI Mission Statement.

Four Corners SCI Mission:

  • To promote good fellowship among all who love the outdoors and hunting.
  • To promote conservation of the world’s renewable wildlife resources, recognizing hunting as one of the many management tools.
  • To educate youth, sportsmen, and the public in conservation of our wildlife and our forest, which is our natural heritage.
  • To share our knowledge and hunting experiences among all our membership.\
  • To operate the association as a non-profit organization, consistent with its charitable purposes, while providing enjoyment for our members. Always with the goal of helping to conserve the animals that we love to hunt today, for those who will come to love the sport tomorrow.

Tim Cooper Memorial

Tim Cooper loved life. He built homes, had a passion for motorcycles, and for hunting. 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.

 

 

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.


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.

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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2018 Hunt Preview

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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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