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Hunt Report - Newfoundland Black Bear - By Nick Beiter
This past summer in mid June I traveled to Newfoundland and went on a Spring fly-in black bear hunt with Ironbound Outfitters. This is my second time hunting with Ironbound and I have enjoyed the experience with this outfitter. The accommodations and guides made for a very enjoyable hunt. This specific camp was acquired by Ironbound and had not been hunted for 10 years. There were many sightings of caribou and large moose. I saw several bears throughout the week and on my first night during the hunt we spotted a very large and impressive bear but the circumstances prevented me from getting a shot at him. On the second day of the hunt I harvested a very nice bear with a 20 inch skull. Later on in the week, on the fourth day, I harvested a nice bear with an 18 inch skull. It was a great hunt and would recommend Ironbound Outfitters to anyone interested.
Hunt Report - Utah Elk Hunt - By Renee Simovart
For the last two and a half years, I’ve had the good fortune of working for AcuSport Corporation, a distributor in the shooting sports industry in Bellefontaine, Ohio. I get to live in the country and still have a corporate job that is 10 minutes from my house, which has allowed for greater work-life balance. Additionally, I get some really great perks! As Director of Supply Planning, I’m not responsible for just one category or a handful of manufacturers like the buyers, but I get to work with all of our manufacturers across all categories. In early September, I was asked to go on an elk hunt in Utah at the end of September to fill a spot for someone who had backed out at the last minute. In three weeks, I updated some of my gear, practiced shooting my .280 REM Ruger M77 rifle at 100, 200 and 300 yards, and hiked a few miles up some hills. Luckily, I had already been running and working out consistently. The day quickly came for me to leave for the hunt and I was so nervous. Everything from hunting without my husband, being a bow hunter instead of a gun hunter, never having checked a firearm, altitude sickness (which I have experienced skiing out west) , were pushing me beyond my comfort zone. But I remembered some wise advice I’ve heard in the past: “You only grow when you’re uncomfortable”.
The hunt was with Wild Country Outfitters who manage the Deseret Cooperative Wildlife Management lease program. The Deseret is over 200,000 acres with its highest peak at 8,500 ft elevation and takes up parts of three counties in Utah. They average 90 elk bulls to every 100 cows and don’t shoot anything under seven years old. Our hunt consisted of 10 elk tags and 8 mule deer tags. I was in the company of some of the finest owners and operators of independent retailers in the shooting sports industries. Also in attendance were Mike Schoby of The Sportsman’s Channel’s Peterson’s Hunting Adventures and Mark Keefe, Editor-In-Chief at the NRA.
The only two women in camp had the same name (Renee and Renae), so it was utterly confusing for everyone. We became known as Team Renee, Renee Squared, Renee and Blondie. We were paired together to hunt with Tom Land; the owner of Wild Country Outfitters. Before we even started, I was warned that I would be spoiled after this hunt and nothing will ever compare. After just one minute in the field, I understood. We saw hundreds of elk every day (usually more bulls than cows) and the bugling never stopped. Never. It was an amazing experience. We spent the first two days hiking, spotting big bulls, chasing bulls, and being picky. It also happened to be the peak of the rut with the full moon!
By day three, many hunters had tagged out, so Team Renee was split up to be guided one-on-one to cover more ground. I was guided by one of Tom’s younger son’s, Austin. We started hiking at 7am. I had my rifle on an old 5 by 5 within 30 minutes that ended up walking into a grove of pines. We saw about 20 bulls that were not shooters, but by 8am we were quickly hiking up a hill to get a bull that was bugling at the top. There was a guide on a far ridge that was talking to Austin by radio to give him locations of elk we couldn’t see. We got within 60 yards of this bull, I was ready to shoot, but he walked behind some brush, then the wrong way and over the top of the hill. Within seconds the spotting guide told us of another nice bull that was on the next hill and Austin started running. I had a hard time keeping up with him trying to avoid tripping over sage brush, roots, and rocks. I was at least 30 yards behind him when he was setting up the tripod for this next bull. I didn’t look up until I had chambered my rifle and saw the elk 140 yards away. He was broadside, took a couple steps, then Austin called him and he stopped. I shot and he immediately fell. I ended up shooting him high because my rifle was on for 200 yards; I meant to shoot lower, but in the heat of the moment that didn’t happen. Luckily it was a spine shot and he went right down. I put a couple more rounds in him and it just happened that fast!
My elk green-scored 310, and was probably the smallest of the 10 bulls taken that week. That proves that the wildlife management program that Wild Country Outfitters is executing is working. Aside from the hunting, I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention that the accommodations and meals were phenomenal!
I consider myself an extremely lucky person that I was
even invited on the hunt. I know that there are many hunters who would give
anything to have the experience that I had. I did not take anything for
granted. Every minute I was hiking (and gasping for air) and listening to
the constant bugling, all I could think about was how lucky I was to be
there. I am so thankful for good health to be able to endure the hike and
Hunt Report - New Zealand - By Jeff Fowler
My wife and I have just returned from a New Zealand hunt that was purchased at the Central Ohio fundraiser banquet in 2014. The hunt was generously donated by Chris Bilkey and his wife, Peg from Track and Trail safaris on the south island of New Zealand. I cannot say enough about the quality of trophies as well as the accommodations, company, food, and the attention to detail that these folks provide. As you can see, the trophies were well worth the trip. Chris is a professional and extremely passionate about what he does for a living and takes it very seriously. The Central Ohio Chapter is very fortunate to have the support of people like Chris and Peg Bilkey. Hunting is all about the experience and meeting new friends. Anyone that is serious about New Zealand hunting should take a look at Track and Trail’s website. They are more than happy to help you with your touring wishes as well as your hunt.
Hunt Report - Zimbabwe Plains Game - By Katie and Beth Wehinger
Outfitter: Pete Fick Safaris - July 2015 -
We just got back from a trip to the Bubye Conservancy with our dad (Mike) and Uncle Mark. It was our first time hunting outside of the US and it was amazing. Our hunting camp had beautiful private rooms, excellent food, friendly staff, and the scenery was incredible – we saw elephant, black rhino, hippo, cape buffalo, sable, giraffe and tons of other game!
To get ready for the hunt we both did a lot of target shooting with our rifles (30-06 & 338) to make sure we were confident shooting from different positions and off sticks – which was a first for both of us. Our Professional Hunters were very patient and helpful so we could have a successful hunt – and we sure did! Thank you again Dad, Uncle Mark, Peter, Ade and Pete Fick Safari’s for making this the trip of a lifetime. We can’t wait to go back to Africa!
Katie & Beth Wehinger
Youth Archery Hunt Report - By Beth Wehinger
November Youth Hunt Report - By Savannah Todd
Hello. My name is Savannah Todd and I am 16 years old.
I went on my first deer hunt this year. I hunted with my dad, on a youth
hunt donated by Mr. Tim McKelvey.
Tuckamore Lodge Hunt Report - By Randy Caryer
Tuckamore Bear Hunt Report
“Thank You” Disabled Hunt Report– By Steven Deitz
“Helluva Hunt” October 1, 2012 By Steven Deitz
Central Ohio Chapter-SCI ...Sponsors Kyle Kuhn
Wounded Warrior Hunt Report: By Jim Priday
also chose to let his 9 year old son hunt the second deer of that live
auction package…(see Jack Klein's hunt report below). Andrew saw many
shooter bucks in 3 days, and held out for a 200 class deer in the last few
minutes of the last day. (Andrew is well trained, a good shot and will not
take a risky shot)
Briarwood Club (Live Auction) Hunt Report By: Jack Klein
My son Andrew Klein and I had the pleasure of Deer hunting at Briarwood Sportsman Club the same week that the Wounded Warrior Jonathon Lichty hunted his SCI Wounded Warrior Whitetail Deer hunt. (Andrew was the 2012 SCI -Youth Hunter of the Year) Andrew had the opportunity to meet Jonathan, the wounded warrior our chapter honored in 2012 and AJ felt grateful for the experience. The hunt was made even more memorable when on the last hour of the last day he had the opportunity to stalk a beautiful deer and heat up his .243 again with a one shot kill on the deer of a lifetime. Andrew’s 16 pt. Whitetail green scored over 200 inches, and is well into the record book.
Indianhead Ranch Hunt Report - By jack Klein
My 9 year old son Andrew and I went to
Indianhead Ranch in Del Rio, Texas in
August before Andrew started his new school year. Andrew took a beautiful
Addax with his .243 Tikka rifle and passed on a shot at a Blackbuck antelope
which was a bit out of his comfort zone in distance. I harvested a beautiful
Armenian sheep which is my first ever sheep to add to my game room
collection. Indianhead Ranch has very comfortable living quarters, the food,
and lodge experience was excellent. I highly recommend Indianhead Ranch for
those Texas exotics you might need.
Mongolia Hunt Report - By Page Mays
I got these 3 animals in September, 2012 on my trip to Mongolia. The Hangai Argali, and the Gobi Argali brought my sheep harvest to 26, and the Ibex made 28 of the Capra Slam. Since then I have completed the “Capra Super 30” with hunts for Chamois and Gobi Ibex in France and Turkey.
CONGRATULATIONS PAGE MAYS!
France and Turkey Hunt Report - By Page Mays
With the harvest of the Hybrid Ibex in Turkey and Chartreus Chamois in France I completed the CAPRA Super 30 Slam. The first animal I took that counted for the Capra Award (Grand Slam Club / Ovis) was the American Mountain Goat in 2001. Only 14 hunters worldwide have completed the Capra Super 30 slam to date.
Return to Zimbabwe 2012 Hunt Report - By Mark Wehinger
2 Buffalo plus Elephant
Donor Whitetail Hunt Report - By Jeff Fowler
I have just returned from a great little get-away weekend hunting trip to Michigan with Whitehouse Whitetails. Pete Carroll generously donated a whitetail hunt at our 2012 banquet which I was fortunate enough to obtain. The hunt consisted of lodging, great meals, and a 2 day whitetail hunt on his preserve in western Michigan. Pete and his staff have assembled a first class operation with some of the largest deer anyone could ever hope to see. This has got to be one of the most pleasant experiences I have ever had. You are catered to from the moment that you arrive until you are satisfied with your trophy. I was able to take this gorgeous 260 plus inch whitetail on the second day of our stay. I am happy to say that I and the Central Ohio Chapter of SCI have made some lasting friends with Pete and Laura Carroll and their great staff. Everyone should visit their website at: www.Whitehousewhitetails.com
Tajikistan Hunt Report - By Dr. Larry Todd
Marco Polo Sheep & Ibex Hunt, October, 2012 by Dr. Larry Todd
Dr. Larry Todd & Mark Wehinger
You can’t tell a story about hunting in Asia without
first talking about the trek it took to get there. Mark and I started our
journey on a Wednesday, and didn’t start hunting til Monday. Traveling
through 10 time zones. Three days in and four days to get out. Our
destination – The High Pamirs of Tajikistan (Pamir = A Plateau At High
Page writes... September and October were busy
hunting months with trips to Mongolia, Croatia, and Russia. In Mongolia I
hunted Altai Argali, and Siberian Ibex.
Congratulations Page Mays!
Ohio Chapter –SCI ...Sponsors Kara Crowley
Kara writes...I am writing you with deep
gratitude and appreciation for your sponsorship to the American Wilderness
Leadership School. I just returned from my amazing week in Wyoming full of
knowledge & new experiences! Among the things I learned were archery,
firearm use & cleaning, the close partnership between conservation, and
hunting/fishing, and an even deeper respect for hunters and fishermen. The
program was extremely educational, fun, and an experience that I will
cherish forever. I cannot wait to teach all of my future students about the
things that I have learned and hopefully start a NASP at my school! I surely
would not have had this life changing opportunity without your support, and
I thank you from the bottom of my heart!
Namibia Hunt Report: By Mark Wehinger
Mark Wehinger, Where: Namiba,
THE "BLUE BAG" PROGRAM
- DONATION REPORT:
Zimbabwe Hunt Report: By Mark Wehinger
Who: Mark Wehinger / Laurent Delagrange,
Where: Zimbabwe – Savé Conservancy ,
Hunt Reports By Paul & Nancy Heimberger
Paul & Nancy Heimberger write…
BC Lion Hunt Report– By Jack Klein
This hunt was for mountain lion hunted with dogs. As good fortune would have it I had multiple houndsmen and dogs and we treed 2 cats the first day. I took my lion with iron sights and a Winchester Model 95 in .270. This cat was described as a medium sized animal and we were hunting for a larger one when the weather turned on us. Dave conducts the hunts in the 3 winter months and they are weather dependent so it requires some flexibility on the hunter's part.
Dave can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and his
hunting web site is www.islandbear.com
. Dave is a Safari Club Member and is very active in the BC Outfitters
Association. In addition to bears and cats the island has a good population
of Roosevelt Elk.
Newfoundland Hunt Report - By Tim McKelvey
NEWFOUNDLAND MOOSE HUNT, SEPTEMBER, 2011
Hunter of the Year Award 2011: James Domokos
James has won the
following achievement awards listed below:
(6) SCI GRAND SLAM AWARDS
(12) SCI INNER CIRCLE AWARDS
THE AFRICAN BIG FIVE AWARD
THE DANGEROUS GAME OF AFRICA AWARD
THE SCI PINNACLE OF ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
NUMEROUS ROWLAND WARD, BOONE AND CROCKETT AND SCI RECORD BOOK ENTRIES
JAMES HAS ALSO MANAGED TO MAINTAIN AN ACTIVE ROLE IN MATTERS OF CONSERVATION AND LEADERSHIP THROUGH VARIOUS PROGRAMS WITH THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA AND DUCKS UNLIMITED.
Youth Hunter of the Year Award 2011: Ben Webster
Ben Webster accepts the Youth Hunter of the Year Award from Central Ohio Chapter President, Mark Wehinger.
Ben H. Webster
Our 2011 Youth Hunter of the Year Award Goes to Ben H. Webster.
Ben got an early introduction to outdoors and hunting activities, as his Dad, Chapter member, Dr. David Webster, would load Ben into his backpack and take to the fields.
Ben completed his Hunter Safety Course in 2010 and took a nice 8 point buck this past season while hunting with his Dad and Grandfather. He's also gone on two SCI Banquet Hunts where he shot his first alligator in Louisiana and took a nice red stag (bronze level) in New Zealand.
Ben's other interests include science and biology, visiting new places, going on grand adventures, and hunting rabbits and groundhogs.
Nepal Hunt Report: by Page Mays
I just returned from one of my most demanding hunts.
The Himalayan Blue Sheep, and Himalayan Tahr live high up in the steep
foothills of the Himalayan mountains, and to hunt them involves a
significant mental and physical challenge. I survived with the help and
encouragement of my Sherpa guides...Plus I improved my stamina with daily
doses of high altitude medicine (Diamox), and tried to maintain a positive
mental attitude. Over the 14 days the porters who carried 60-70 pounds each,
moved camp 10 times, and I walked about 40 miles hunting and hiking in the
steep mountain terrain.
Vancouver Island Bear Hunt Report: by Barry Casoli
Report by Barry Casoli
Indianhead Ranch Hunt Report: by Mark Wehinger
Central Ohio SCI Chapter founder Tony Gioffre wins the “highest honor in the world of hunting” the 2010 prestigious Weatherby Foundation Hunting and Conservation Award.
CONGRATULATIONS TONY from all of your friends in Central Ohio Chapter!
2010 Weatherby Award Winner – Tony Gioffre
Tony Gioffre of Delaware, Ohio is the 2010 winner of the 54th Annual Weatherby Foundation International Hunting and Conservation Award. This highest honor in the world of hunting will be presented to him on Tuesday, January 25th 2011 at the Silver Legacy Hotel in Reno, Nevada.
First presented in 1956, the Weatherby Award annually recognizes an individual for outstanding support of wildlife conservation, lifetime hunting achievement and dedication to the principles of ethical sport hunting.
Tony is the CEO of Gioffre Companies, Inc., a general contracting firm located in Dublin, Ohio. The firm, established in 1977 by Tony and his brother John, specialized in commercial contruction in the U.S. and Canada. In addition to his successful business endeavors, Tony is an avid and passionate philanthropist and civic leader in the central Ohio community. Serving on a multitude of boards and as a mentor to hundreds of small business owners, students, and associates, Tony has earned many awards of distinction.
It is this same passion and leadership ability that has led to his recognition in the worlds of hunting and conservation. Tony has expressed an overwhelming gratitude for his Weatherby Award and is honored to be this year’s recipient. As Tony has so eloquently put it…“I am humbled by this distinction and am very much looking forward to celebrating in Reno…Let the party begin!”
KUDOS TO ALL THE NOMINEES
Craig Boddington of Paso Robles,
HUNT REPORT -- By: Tom Moore -- South Africa (Eastern Cape)
Tom Moore & Norm Campbell had a fantastic
7-day hunt with W. Kemp of “Africa Anyways Safaris” this past April. The
hunt took Place in the eastern Cape near Seven Fountains. “Kemp” is a
supporter, and annual donor to our Central Ohio SCI Chapter, a fantastic PH,
and is extremely knowledgeable about the region, fauna & flora. We took Cape
Kudu, Blesbok, Springboks, Duiker, Steenbok, Warthog, Blue Duiker, Cape
Grysbok, Gemsbok, and Genet Cat. I highly recommend Kemp and African Anyways
Safaris, PO Box 481, Grauff-Reinet, 6280 RSA.
AFRICAN HUNT REPORT -- By: Bill Lukaskiewicz
September, 2009, my wife, Sammie and I spend 10 days with Professional
Hunter Wayne Birch and Burchell Safaris in Thabazimbi, South Africa. I took
an SCI Gold Medal Gemsbok, an SCI Bronze Medal Kudu with bow and a huge
Warthog with a rifle that we named old fighter as he had many scars, was
missing an eye and was very, very old. We hunted from fixed blinds, elevated
stands and pop up blinds. Sammie accompanied me on every hunt. Wayne’s
knowledge of the game, habitat and his wide access to property were
instrumental in our success. It did rain one day so we spent that day game
viewing in Marakele National Park. We spent an afternoon/evening at Sun City
where we took an elephant backed safari that included riding, feeding and
petting elephants from Zimbabwe. We also visited the De Wildt/Shingwedzi
Cheetah and Wildlife Ranch where we saw cheetahs during their morning
training runs and observed the morning feeding and actually got to pet a
cheetah! Wayne and his staff were very professional, the food was great, and
the accommodations were spectacular. We stayed in a beautiful lodge nestled
against the Waterberg Mountains and Marakele National Park and a tented
camp, both were fantastic. We made some lifelong friends there and we cannot
wait to go back!
Female Hunter of the Year Award 2010: Bobbette Carlisle
Bobbette is being recognized for her outstanding
hunting achievements on three continents.
Youth Hunter of the Year Award 2010: Kevin Fisher
Fisher accepts the Youth Hunter of the Year Award from Central Ohio Chapter
President Mark Wehinger.
Zimbabwe Hunt Report: By:Dr. Larry Todd Jr.
June 2010 Zimbabwe - Roger Whittall Safari's with PH Guy Whittall
This was my first trip to Zimbabwe hunting
elephant, with PH Guy Whittall, and it turned out to be a very successful
one. We were hunting in The Chirisa Conservancy, along the Sengwa River
Basin. After 5 days of hiking 15-22 miles a day, I came face to face with my
Bull Elephant. We had seen several on previous days, but my PH and myself
decided this one was the one. Standing 15 yards away, facing him, I took him
with one frontal brain shot, with my Krieghoff .470 Nitro Express. He
immediately collapsed. What a rush!
Artic Musk Ox Hunt Report -- By:Tim McKelvey
HUNT REPORT -- By: Rick Zwayer -- Ohio Whitetail Deer
Central Ohio Chapter member Ken Garloch and I hunted the property together in the early morning hours of October 12, 2009. Ken had already tagged his buck a week earlier and was in search of a doe. Ken and I tend to share some luck when we hunt deer and elk together, so we had some confidence the morning might show promise.
Ken and I watched from different stands as the wide 8 point walked 50 yards from Ken’s stand along with another smaller buck. The deer fed in the soybean field and later made their way to my stand and the 8 point presented a shot. Interestingly, we checked the trail camera on the opposite side of the bean field after the hunt and found that the 8 point buck’s photo was captured as he left the woods (and as we were just arriving to our stands) roughly an hour before I shot him. As it turns out it was an exciting hunt for both of us, just watching it all unfold.
This whitetail deer was taken on a self-guided hunt in west-central Ohio on land privately owned and managed by Rick and his father Richard Zwayer Sr.
HUNT REPORT -- by Page Mays
Last January at the 18th annual SCI-Central Ohio Chapter Sportsman's Banquet I bought the hunt to Heartland Wildlife Ranches in Missouri. ...WELL, HERE IS THE RESULT!
...a beautiful 9 point main frame Whitetail deer. He was 27” wide inside spread, and scored a whopping 177 5/8 SCI typical. I took him at 235 yards with my .330 Dakota rifle.
Heartland has the most beautiful lodge, and best service I have ever experienced! I highly recommend this hunt.
HUNT REPORT -- by Katie Wehinger -- Hunter Safety Camp at Indianhead Ranch
I would like to thank the Central Ohio Safari Club for sponsoring me to go to the youth hunter education course at Indianhead Ranch this summer. It was an amazing experience! I got to meet people from all over the US and learned about hunter safety, conservation, and survival skills such as tracking, using a GPS, and much more. I really enjoyed the delicious food and comfy rooms while at camp. There were amazing views and plenty of warm weather. What was really nice is if you got too hot you could just go jump in the pool.
My favorite part of my trip was harvesting my own Axis doe, which my family and I will be enjoying for a while! Once again, thank you for sponsoring me to go to the youth hunter education course and I look forward to my next hunting experience!
REPORT -- by Joe Wehinger
June/July 2009 South Africa – Bobby Hansen Safari’s with PH Bobby Hansen
12 Animals Taken: Hartebeest, Black Wildebeest, White Springbok, Springbok, Black Springbok, 2 Mountain Reedbuck, Steenbok, Common Blesbok, White Blesbok, Gemsbok, and Waterbuck
I just completed a very successful hunt with Bobby Hansen in South Africa. Everything about the hunt was brilliant from the professional staff and accommodations to the manner in which Bobby conducted the hunt. On this particular hunt I was able to get 11 new species for the trophy room I had never hunted for in the past; notably, a spectacular 31.5” Waterbuck and a 40+” Male Gemsbok. I have nothing but good things to say about Bobby Hansen Safari’s and I look forward to many successful hunts with them in the future.
June/July 2009 Zimbabwe – Roger Whittal Safari’s with PH Peter Wood
14 Animals Taken: Elephant, (2) Bushbucks, Cape Buffalo,
Eland, (3)Impala, (3)Zebra, Baboon, Bush Pig and Warthog. This was my second
trip using Roger Whittal Safari’s with Professional Hunter Peter Wood and
once again it was quite successful. I had the opportunity to go along on an
elephant and buffalo hunt with my Uncle Mark in Northern Zimbabwe along the
Zambezi River and he was successful on both counts. We then traveled down
to Humani Conservancy for the remainder of our hunt. Of the 5 animals I
got, the Bush Pig, Warthog, and Eland will be new species in my trophy
room. With the donations from the Central Ohio Safari Club, Mark and I were
once again able to represent our Chapter in presenting the “Blue Bag” with
much needed medical supplies for the local community. Again, a phenomenal
experience and I can’t wait to get back to Africa!
WYOMING HUNT REPORT -- by Tim McKelvey
Tim McKelvey writes... Chapter members Ken Shaffer, Joe Mesenburg and Tim McKelvey just returned from a very successful two week hunt in Wyoming. The first week was spent hunting antelope and mule deer on Ken’s friend’s 54,000 acre ranch north of Casper. Despite temperatures dropping into single digits and constant snow squalls, all three filled their antelope and mule deer tags.
The second week was spent in Northern Wyoming where Joe drew a bull elk license in the Big Horn Mountains above Buffalo, WY. Unfortunately, the same storm they’d experienced during the first week had dumped two feet of snow on the elk camp and driven the elk off the mountain range and down to open meadows on a very private adjoining ranch. So,, after a number of days glassing the large grazing herd from a distance of two miles and absolutely no activity on the mountain, the decision was made to break camp and head home.
All in all... a wonderful Western hunt with many great memories and some fine trophies.
HUNT REPORT -- by Tim McKelvey
Chris Fisher, Mike and Mark Wehinger and Tim McKelvey just returned from a fun filled bird shoot in Argentina. The hunt was with Paco Riestra in Cordoba and was a live auction item at last year’s banquet.
Cordoba is located in Central Argentina and is the home to some of the finest wing shooting in the world. The healthy local dove population accounts for a 20% crop loss so there’s never a shortage of birds. As a matter of fact… 1000 birds a day is the norm. Oh,,, Mike would be disappointed if we didn’t mention that he was high man with a one day tally of 1261. Just ask… he’d love to show you his trophy.
The next time you’re thinking about a fun guy trip… say… a golf outing to Florida or the Carolinas… FORGET ABOUT IT!! You’ve owe it to yourself to head on down to Argentina where the birds never stop flying, the grilled steaks are served at least twice a day and the laughter is non-stop.
BLUE BAG PROGRAM -- by Mark Wehinger
Mark, and Joe Wehinger traveled to Zimbabwe to hunt with Roger Whittal Safaris with Peter Wood as our Professional Hunter. As part of the trip, we got together with the Central Ohio Safari Club’s board to participate in the humanitarian program...“The Blue Bag”.
With funds provided by the Central Ohio Chapter, we donated a huge duffle bag of medicines and bandages that are almost impossible to get in this area. The supplies were donated in the Save Conservancy in Zimbabwe to be administered by Anne Whittall, who is a nurse educated in Cape Town at Groot Schuur University. Mrs. Whittall treats a community of over 500 people whose closest medical care is over 1.5 hours away by vehicle. Mrs. Whittall has been providing nursing care to the area for over 40 years. With the problems in Zimbabwe, even providing the most basic medical care has been difficult to impossible due to lack of supplies.
We can’t thank the Central Ohio Safari Club enough to allow us the honor of participating in the program and when you see the peoples’ faces, you will quickly understand why SCI and the hunters of the world participate.
BANQUET DONOR REPORT -- by Jim Priday
Banquet Donor Update…
Briarwood Sporting Club
The most fortunate thing that happened to me this year was being “High Bidder” for the annual membership to the Briarwood Sporting Club at the SCI –Central Ohio Chapter Sportsman’s Banquet. For me this relaxing, natural environment to get away from it all was a lifesaving event. I retired in May, 2009 and Briarwood became my life...catching large numbers of monster trout, photographing deer, and making the transition from a working international hunter, to becoming an avid retired angler with a “fly rod” instead of a rifle.
friends at Briarwood in Bellefontaine, Ohio have also generously donated a
3-day hunt for a Whitetail Deer. They have spent several years compiling the
industry’s best genetics to provide their clients with the largest
whitetails in North America. While hunting at Briarwood, you will also have
access to Ohio's best fishing. Try your luck in one of eleven lakes for
trophy largemouth bass, or cast a fly in one of their many trout streams.
Included is lodging, meals, beverages, guide, and a $2,000.00 credit towards
a trophy fee. Hunt to be taken October 3 - December 30, 2010. Rifle , bow,
or muzzleloader. Taxidermy and gratuities are not included. See Chris at the
Briarwood booth at the banquet. Donor Value: $2,500.00 ...I
highly recommend that you bid on this
Briarwood Sportsman's Club
membership, and deer hunt at the
2010 SCI-Sportsman's Banquet (March 27, 2010) Or call:
-- Page Mays
writes... Finally after 19 trips to Africa I have
Trophy Animals of Africa at the
It was an outstanding
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