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Truel Myers

Orvis – Fly fishing 

  • This will be an informative hands-on seminar teaching basic to advanced fisherman about fly fishing.
  • Truel will demonstrate the various casting techniques, flies to use and what to expect when fly fishing in salt water or fresh water.
Marty Fisher

If it Flies – A Shooting Pro’s Path to Better Wingshooting

  • Marty is an acclaimed wingshooter and is the host of TNT Outdoor Explosion.
  • He will discuss technique and tricks to make people better waterfowl or bird shooters
Johnny Johnson

Western Fishing Tips 

  • Johnny and Matt will offer a variety of fishing techniques for fishing lakes and streams.
  • His show Fishing With Johnny Johnson takes people on an adventure to a variety of lakes in Arizona and is on several cable outlets.
Deb Ferns

 Babes With Bullets

  • Deb instructs camps across the country to encourage woman to participate in shooting sports.
  • Her seminar will cover the proper techniques for shooting, discuss three gun challenges and will have an air range for people to participate in shooting.

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SCI offers many educational opportunities for hunters and conservationists through its outstanding seminar program at no additional cost. Following is a comprehensive list of this year's seminar program. All seminars are held at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center in the A Rooms.
Exhibitor Sales and Marketing Seminar 02/04/2014
09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Lagoon K-L
[+Master Measuring Seminar 02/04/2014
09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Breakers J-K - South LV 2
Description:

The Master Measuring Seminar is for measurers who have been certified as an Official Measurers for at least 1 year and would like to upgrade their measuring status to the highest level in SCI's Measuring Program. Master Measurers are the only measurers who can certify trophies ranking in the Top Twenty of the SCI Record Book and must pass the Master Measuring Test to achieve this status. This course will consist of a four-hour seminar followed by scoring 25 provided horns and antlers that must be within 3% accuracy to pass the test, additional time to complete the test is provided. The cost of the seminar is $125 and measurers should bring their own measuring tools.  Please register in advance at: http://member.scifirstforhunters.org/static/Measurer-Seminar-Schedule

Exhibitor Sales and Marketing Seminar 02/04/2014
01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Lagoon K-L
[+Complex Measuring Seminar 02/04/2014
02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Breakers J-K - South LV 2
Description:

This seminar is for any SCI member looking to improve their measuring skills, wanting to learn about antler development, or looking to gain insight on how big non-typical white-tails and complex red stags are scored.


 


 

[+Encouraging Women to Pull a Trigger Deb Ferns 02/05/2014
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Breakers C
Description:

Whether you are a hunting enthusiast, managing a hunting lodge or are a professional hunting guide, most of you hope to see more women share your passion relating to your outdoor event.  While there are many women currently enjoying a wide variety of hunting, the bottom line is that their numbers are small compared to the number of women who have yet to pull a trigger of any kind of firearm for the first time.


Deb Ferns will share her experiences from the last ten years as she has encouraged thousands of women at gun ranges across the US to safely pull a trigger for the first time.  Her common sense aproach in reaching out to women to take a step outside their comfort zone, first in coming to the gun range, and then on to the hunting field, makes this a must-attend presentation on your schedule.


The first 20 attendees will receive an autographed book by Deb Ferns at the end of this seminar.

[+Field Dressing and Gutless Gutting Ronald Dube 02/05/2014
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Lagoon H
Description:

Ron Dube brings decades of hunting, guiding and outfitting to this seminar.  A celebrated Wyoming outdoorsman, Ron has helped many hunters bag deer, bear, elk, moose and bighorn sheep.  More to the point, he has field-dressed and packed out these animals. 


Here you'll learn his little-known techniques - guaranteed to make field care of game easier, quicker and cleaner.  "No matter how big the animal, you can do it all with an ordinary knife," says Ron.  "No ax.  No saw.  No mess either."  Step-by-step photos from Ron's hunts put you on-site with his pack-train in the central Rockies.


Ron has appeared in dozens of national outdoors magazines, and in videos on wilderness horse-packing and elk hunting.  His lively, inimitable style and anecdotes draw sportsmen and women year after year.  If you plan to put game on the ground, don't miss this seminar!

[+Gearing Up For The Gals Marsha Schearer 02/05/2014
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Breakers F
Description:

Marsha Schearer has spent years guiding and filming around the world.  This seminar will give beginner to advanced techniques for women of all ability levels.  Marsha will highlight gear and techniques from a woman's perspective to help ladies be more successful in the field.  Whether it is hunting whitetails and turkeys in the US, or going on an African safari, Marsha will give helpful tips to make your next trip a success.

[+Western Fishing Tips with Johnny Johnson & Matt Shura Johnny Johnson 02/05/2014
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Lagoon K-L
Description:

Johnny Johnson, host of "Fishing with Johnny Johnson" on Fox Sports Az., and Matt Shura, professional tournament angler, will show you the lures and techniques it takes to catch these clear water bass out west, on lakes such as Lake Mead in Nevada and Arizona, and Lake Havasu, on the border of California and Arizona.

[+Wilderness Emergencies - How to Avoid Them! Bill Mealer 02/05/2014
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Lagoon I
Description:

As a professional guide/outfitter, common medical problems that may occur on a wilderness trip are your concern. 


In this lecture, Dr. William Mealer will cover topics including high altitude sickness and pulmonary edemas, heat stroke and heat exhaustion, hypothermia, frostbite, large animal bite injuries, and basic laceration repair.  Also discussed will be injuries from lightning strikes and how to avoid lightning, water supply safety, and diarrhea illness, as well as rescue for the seriously injured. 


Don't miss this informative presentation.

[+Handgun 101 - Shooting Range for Women Deb Ferns 02/05/2014
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Breakers A-B
Description:

Hangun 101 for Women is a short concentration on firearms safety and the basics of grip, stance, sight picture and trigger press.  Everything starts out with the safety basics:  1.  Treat every gun as though it were loaded, 2.  Keep your muzzle in a safe direction, 3.  Know your target and what is behind it,  4.  Put your finger on the trigger only when ready to shoot. 


Handgun and ammunition types and terminology will be demonstrated strictly on boards in a show-and-tell format to take the mystery out of the difference between handguns, rifles and shotguns.


There will be short lessons on dominant eye exercise, sight alignment, stance, grip and trigger finger.  Each woman has the opportunity to take four to six shots under the guidance of a Babes with Bullets instructor. 

[+From Field to Canvas: Painting from Real Life Experiences Joshua Spies 02/05/2014
12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Lagoon H
Description:

Listen to international award-winning wildlife artist and conservationist Joshua Spies discuss the process by which he paints from his own experiences, while traveling and hunting. Learn how Spies' desire to work for conservation has lead to his success as an artist. Spies will be working on a new piece during this seminar. Questions and interaction are encouraged.


 

[+Legal Nuts & Bolts of Chapter Operations Kendis Muscheid 02/05/2014
12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
Shell Seekers A
Description:

This seminar is designed to provide chapters with an overview of the legal parameters for chapter operations, including what is required to maintain a chapter as a tax-exempt organization; powers and duties of officers and directors; tort liabilities of members, agents, officers and directors; indemnification; prohibition on excess benefit/conflicts of interest transactions and the consequences of such transactions; intellectual property issues; the chapter's filing requirements with both the IRS and SCI headquarters. We will also be discussing necessary disclosures and notices for a tax-exempt organizations; legal requirements of fundraising, auctions, raffles and more.


You will be provided practical tips on maintaining your books, records and chapter insurance. You will also learn what use can be made of membership lists, chapter logos and the SCI name, what the differences are between Section 501(c)(3) chapters and Section 501(c)(4) chapters, lobbying restrictions and reporting for chapters, and a variety of other things.  Send multiple chapter members!

[+Trophy Preparation John Janelli 02/05/2014
12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Breakers F
Description:

Your trophy is down, the photos are taken and the journey to preserving precious memories begins with the first strategic cut of a sharp knife.  Please join us for a comprehensive learning experience with leaders of the oldest organization that safeguards the entire industry of wildlife artists, the National Taxidermists Association. 


On-hand will be the star of the highly acclaimed TV show, Mounted in Alaska, NTA board member Russell Knight, owner of the most successful taxidermy studio in the Northwest.  Russell will be accompanied by NTA President, John Janelli, one of the most sought-after authorities of historical taxidermy.  Together, they will guide you step-by-step, from white salt through red tape, to ensure you know exactly what to do in giving perfectly handled skins to your taxidermist. 

[+Accommodating the Novice Female Hunter Deb Ferns 02/05/2014
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Breakers C
Description:

Deb Ferns openly admits that growing up, she did not understand any part of the hunting heritage that her father and brother seemed to embrace.  In a humorous style, Ferns will address her initial concerns about early mornings, along with an unwillingness to get wet and cold.  Then she'll turn to the more serious concerns coming from the novice female hunter: not having the confidence in her ability to make a humane shot or doing something unsafe with her firearm.  Deb will share with the audience a number of baby steps on bringing novice women first to the gun range, and then potentially to a variety of hunting environments.


In a recent interview with NRA radio, Ferns stated, "My goal through our Babes with Bullets program is help women overcome their fear of firearms, to become educated about the tool and its users.  Then each woman can make an informed decision on whether they want to own and/or shoot a gun, whether they want to participate in a hunting program, instead of letting mainstream media make that decision for them."  There will be ample Q&A time with Deb for questions from the field.


The first 20 attendees will receive an autographed book by Deb Ferns at the end of this seminar.

[+Elk Hunting - The Bull Stops Here Chad Schearer 02/05/2014
01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Lagoon K-L
Description:

World champion elk caller, outfitter, guide and television host, Chad Schearer, will share tips and techniques for taking more and bigger bulls.  Learn the best areas to hunt, when to call and when to stay silent, how to apply for the best tags, how to choose an outfitter, or how to plan a do-it-yourself hunt.


But that's not all!  Chad will also discuss choosing the right gun, muzzleloader, bow, bullets, broadheads and more. 

[+Improving Field Performance on Game Birds Vicki & Gil Ash 02/05/2014
01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Lagoon I
Description:

Vicki and Gil will be showing new ShotKam video footage of kill shots on four different species: ducks, pigeons, quail and doves.  They will also discuss innovative ways of getting back on track when you lose your bird in the field. 


Join your shotgunning editors for a fun-filled session where you will actually learn something that will make you a better shooter in the field and on the clays range.  Short Q&A session to follow.

[+Be Prepared! Ensure Success on Your Next Hunt Tim Brandt 02/05/2014
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Breakers F
Description:

The success or failure of a hunt is often determined long before you place an animal in your crosshairs.  Preparation and practice are paramount before any hunt, especially when traveling far from home. 


In this seminar, we will discuss several variables to consider, from firearms, ammunition and optic selection, to travel logistics and outfitter interaction.  The product knowledge of the speaker, as well as technical expertise and first-hand experiences, will help ensure your next hunt is the most successful and enjoyable yet.


 

[+Capturing Your Personal Adventures on Video Timothy Schnell 02/05/2014
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Lagoon H
Description:

Join Tim Schnell, from GSM Outdoor, as he demonstrates how the use of trail and point of view camera technology has become an integral part of  photographing wildlife and documenting the outdoor adventure experience.  Learn about proper camera positioning and mounting techniques to maximize your camera's potential to best capture your personal adventures!

[+Handgun 101 - Shooting Range for Women Deb Ferns 02/05/2014
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Breakers A-B
Description:

Hangun 101 for Women is a short concentration on firearms safety and the basics of grip, stance, sight picture and trigger press.  Everything starts out with the safety basics:  1.  Treat every gun as though it were loaded, 2.  Keep your muzzle in a safe direction, 3.  Know your target and what is behind it,  4.  Put your finger on the trigger only when ready to shoot. 


Handgun and ammunition types and terminology will be demonstrated strictly on boards in a show-and-tell format to take the mystery out of the difference between handguns, rifles and shotguns.


There will be short lessons on dominant eye exercise, sight alignment, stance, grip and trigger finger.  Each woman has the opportunity to take four to six shots under the guidance of a Babes with Bullets instructor. 

[+Legal Nuts & Bolts of Chapter Operations Kendis Muscheid 02/05/2014
02:30 PM - 04:00 PM
Shell Seekers A
Description:

This seminar is designed to provide chapters with an overview of the legal parameters for chapter operations, including what is required to maintain a chapter as a tax-exempt organization; powers and duties of officers and directors; tort liabilities of members, agents, officers and directors; indemnification; prohibition on excess benefit/conflicts of interest transactions and the consequences of such transactions; intellectual property issues; the chapter's filing requirements with both the IRS and SCI headquarters. We will also be discussing necessary disclosures and notices for a tax-exempt organizations; legal requirements of fundraising, auctions, raffles and more.


You will be provided practical tips on maintaining your books, records and chapter insurance. You will also learn what use can be made of membership lists, chapter logos and the SCI name, what the differences are between Section 501(c)(3) chapters and Section 501(c)(4) chapters, lobbying restrictions and reporting for chapters, and a variety of other things.  Send multiple chapter members!

[+Encouraging Women to Pull a Trigger Deb Ferns 02/05/2014
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Breakers C
Description:

Whether you are a hunting enthusiast, managing a hunting lodge or are a professional hunting guide, most of you hope to see more women share your passion relating to your outdoor event.  While there are many women currently enjoying a wide variety of hunting, the bottom line is that their numbers are small compared to the number of women who have yet to pull a trigger of any kind of firearm for the first time.


Deb Ferns will share her experiences from the last ten years as she has encouraged thousands of women at gun ranges across the US to safely pull a trigger for the first time.  Her common sense aproach in reaching out to women to take a step outside their comfort zone, first in coming to the gun range, and then on to the hunting field, makes this a must-attend presentation on your schedule.


The first 20 attendees will receive an autographed book by Deb Ferns at the end of this seminar.

[+Mexican Wolves - The SW's Conservation Conundrum Anna Seidman 02/05/2014
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Lagoon K-L
Description:

Mexican wolves are the only gray wolf population in the United States that has not yet been delisted.  The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is turning its recovery focus on this subspecies, which could bring rule changes, litigation challenges and new tribulations to hunters and ranchers in New Mexico, Arizona, Texas and Utah. 


Listen to a panel representing state fish and game agencies, biologists and legal experts who will discuss the key issues relevant to balancing Mexican wolf management and conservation with recreational and commercial interests.

[+Ten Commandments of Foreign Travel Craig Bade 02/05/2014
03:30 PM - 05:00 PM
Lagoon H
Description:

This may just be one of the most informative lectures you've ever attended.  This fast-paced presentation will help you prepare physically, emotionally and operatively for that adventure of a lifetime.


The speaker has hunted the arctic and the desert, the mountains of Kyrgyzstan, Scotland, New Zealand, Australia and Africa eleven times.  Having spent years behind medical books and rifle scopes, Dr. Bade has compiled functional information nearly everyone can use.

[+Handgun 101 - Shooting Range for Women Deb Ferns 02/05/2014
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Breakers A-B
Description:

Hangun 101 for Women is a short concentration on firearms safety and the basics of grip, stance, sight picture and trigger press.  Everything starts out with the safety basics:  1.  Treat every gun as though it were loaded, 2.  Keep your muzzle in a safe direction, 3.  Know your target and what is behind it,  4.  Put your finger on the trigger only when ready to shoot. 


Handgun and ammunition types and terminology will be demonstrated strictly on boards in a show-and-tell format to take the mystery out of the difference between handguns, rifles and shotguns.


There will be short lessons on dominant eye exercise, sight alignment, stance, grip and trigger finger.  Each woman has the opportunity to take four to six shots under the guidance of a Babes with Bullets instructor. 

[+Hornady: Introduction to Reloading Ben Syring 02/06/2014
09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Lagoon F
Description:

The Introduction to Reloading Seminar conducted by Hornady breaks down the fundamentals of single stage cartridge reloading in a brief two hour block of instruction. This includes the basic use of a Hornady Classic reloading kit, descriptions of how to utilize the tools included as well as tips to look for when getting started in hand loading.

[+Accommodating the Novice Female Hunter Deb Ferns 02/06/2014
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Breakers C
Description:

Deb Ferns openly admits that growing up, she did not understand any part of the hunting heritage that her father and brother seemed to embrace.  In a humorous style, Ferns will address her initial concerns about early mornings, along with an unwillingness to get wet and cold.  Then she'll turn to the more serious concerns coming from the novice female hunter: not having the confidence in her ability to make a humane shot or doing something unsafe with her firearm.  Deb will share with the audience a number of baby steps on bringing novice women first to the gun range, and then potentially to a variety of hunting environments.


In a recent interview with NRA radio, Ferns stated, "My goal through our Babes with Bullets program is help women overcome their fear of firearms, to become educated about the tool and its users.  Then each woman can make an informed decision on whether they want to own and/or shoot a gun, whether they want to participate in a hunting program, instead of letting mainstream media make that decision for them."  There will be ample Q&A time with Deb for questions from the field.


The first 20 attendees will receive an autographed book by Deb Ferns at the end of this seminar.

[+Food Plots for All Acreages Paul Cwiklinski 02/06/2014
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Lagoon I
Description:

This comprehensive look at food plots and deer management will give you valuable data for growing and holding quality deer, regardless of property size. 


Paul will show you results of 24 years of food plotting experience, providing tips to maximize your property's potential to produce larger deer.  Whether your property is 10 or 1,000 acres, this program will give you the educational information needed to install food plots and get noticeable results within the first year.

[+Hunt with Your Ears: Enhance & Protect Timothy Schnell 02/06/2014
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Lagoon G
Description:

Join Tim Schnell as he shares with you some things that we all take for granted until it's gone.  His experience in the field has led him to be an expert on hearing enhancement and protection - the one thing most hunters overlook.  He will also share how hearing enhancement has saved him from potential disaster, and has also helped him take trophy animals around the world.

[+Planning and Designing Your Trophy Room Tom Julian 02/06/2014
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Lagoon J
Description:

This informative seminar will feature the practical aspects of designing and building a space to present your outdoor and hunting lifestyle.  Discussion will be from a builders' standpoint, focusing on the necessary structural, mechanical and aesthetic aspects to make your trophy room a functional part of your home.

[+Rifle Cleaning and Maintenance Kenny Jarrett 02/06/2014
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Lagoon H
Description:

The Kenny Jarrett rifle cleaning and accuracy seminar has been one of the most popular and informative seminars held each year at the SCI Convention.  The seminar is packed with hard-to-find information on proper rifle cleaning.  The reason a clean rifle shoots better is thoroughly addressed by Mr. Jarrett so you will be "in-the-know."  Internal video of barrels in various degrees of fouling will be shown, and a question and answer period will follow.  Free handouts of the cleaning instructions will also be available.

[+Your First African Safari Craig Boddington 02/06/2014
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Lagoon K-L
Description:

Moderated by Craig Boddington, a blue-ribbon panel discussion will assist you in planning that all-important first safari!  This is SCI's longest-running seminar, now in its 23rd year, and attendees "shopping" for their first safari will find it invaluable!


Ludo Wurfbain will discuss books and videos that will help you prepare, Beverly Wunderlich will talk about paperwork and nuts and bolts and advantages to using an agent, Jack Atcheson, Jr. will cover trophy care and taxidermy, Johan Calitz will offer advice on what you should expect from your outfitter and PH...and what they should expect from you! Craig Boddington will discuss guns and loads, packing tips, and shooting tips. 


If you're looking for your first safari, don't miss this one!  And if you're a veteran looking for new hunting grounds, join in!

[+War in the Woods with Marijuana Cartels John Nores 02/06/2014
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Breakers F
Description:

Lt. Nores and Warden Karnow will conduct a PowerPoint presentation and discussion based on California Game Warden's special operations missions of Lt. Nores's book, "War in the Woods", highlighting the public safety dangers and wildlife resource destruction related to Drug Trafficking Organization (DTO) marijuana cultivation throughout America's public and private hunting lands. 


Nores and Karnow will walk the audience through a recent Department of Fish and Wildlife Silicon Valley marijuana cartel kingpin take-down case from start to finish, highlighting the related environmental crime and wildlife destruction of the case.


The team will also highlight August 2013's OPERATION PRISTINE (the California Department of Fish and Wildlife's Special Operations merger with the US Army and Air Force Helicopter Counter Drug teams), the first-ever, month-long, statewide anti-cartel mission involving the military's Special Ops forces and game wardens, exclusively.  Nores and Karnow will highlight the benefits of operations like PRISTINE to sportmen and conservation officers across the country.  Attendees will learn how programs like PRISTINE help to stop the poisoning of quality waterways and the destruction of wildlife habitat, while also focusing on the assistance to the conservation community by protecting these resources for the general public, as well as for the current and future generation of hunters.

[+Handgun 101 - Shooting Range for Women Deb Ferns 02/06/2014
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Breakers A-B
Description:

Hangun 101 for Women is a short concentration on firearms safety and the basics of grip, stance, sight picture and trigger press.  Everything starts out with the safety basics:  1.  Treat every gun as though it were loaded, 2.  Keep your muzzle in a safe direction, 3.  Know your target and what is behind it,  4.  Put your finger on the trigger only when ready to shoot. 


Handgun and ammunition types and terminology will be demonstrated strictly on boards in a show-and-tell format to take the mystery out of the difference between handguns, rifles and shotguns.


There will be short lessons on dominant eye exercise, sight alignment, stance, grip and trigger finger.  Each woman has the opportunity to take four to six shots under the guidance of a Babes with Bullets instructor. 

[+Zambia: Fact vs Fiction Roland Norton 02/06/2014
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Breakers E
Description:

Zambia is open for business in 2014.   Please attend this seminar to find out more about Zambia's plentiful wildlife and available hunting areas.

[+Long-Range Mountain Shooting Aaron Davidson 02/06/2014
11:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Lagoon I
Description:

With everything invested in that one shot, it pays to know how to make the corrections required for angles, air density changes, and tough winds. 


First, we'll walk you through using a ballistic program and creating usable ballistic charts.  Then, we'll overview the different corrections required, how much the point of impact change could be, and some simple methods that will allow precise compensation.  Finally, we'll cover necessary gear to make that one shot count.

[+African Bowhunting Know-How Dave Holt 02/06/2014
12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
Lagoon H
Description:

Full of curiosity, Dave Holt made his debut hunting trip to the game-rich continent of Africa in 1977. He now spends approximately 6 months there each year and has amassed over 14 years on the ground in southern Africa. He often consults for ranches wishing to start or increase their bowhunting expertise.


This fascinating pictorial seminar covers topics such as archery equipment, trophy judging, shot placement, common mistakes, shooting distances, blinds, and trip preparation. Dave also covers the best time of year to bowhunt, provides questions for you to ask your outfitter, travel arrangement and packing suggestions, and health and safety concerns.


In this presentation, Dave shares his enthusiasm and knowledge of bowhunting in Africa. Whether you are a novice or an expert, you will enjoy and learn from Dave's practical hands-on approach, expertise and travel experience.

[+Improving Field Performance on Game Birds Vicki & Gil Ash 02/06/2014
12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
Lagoon J
Description:

Vicki and Gil will be showing new ShotKam video footage of kill shots on four different species: ducks, pigeons, quail and doves.  They will also discuss innovative ways of getting back on track when you lose your bird in the field. 


Join your shotgunning editors for a fun-filled session where you will actually learn something that will make you a better shotter in the field and on the clays range.  Short Q&A session to follow.

[+Safari - The Clients' Responsibility Paul Stones 02/06/2014
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Breakers F
Description:

Your safari is booked, you have your airline tickets, and you think you are ready to go, but are you?  The outfitter has promised you the world, but what have YOU done to ensure that this safari will be the success you hope it to be?  To ensure the ultimate safari, your responsibilities are way more than you would ever imagine.  Join Paul to learn some important tips for the success of your upcoming safari!

[+Hornady: Advanced Reloading Techniques Ben Syring 02/06/2014
12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
Lagoon F
Description:

The Advanced Reloading Techniques Seminar conducted by Hornady will show the hand loader how to make the best use of the precision reloading instruments available from Hornady such as the headspace gauge, concentricity tool, and others to take your hand loading to the next level in accuracy.

[+Why I Hunt: 5 Tips for Effective Persuasion Michael Sabbeth 02/06/2014
12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
Breakers E
Description:

Your words matter.  Your words have consequences.  Your words can advance hunting activities and present hunters as upstanding people of character dedicated to conservation and the enrichment of the human interaction with wildlife. Your words can enable you to be an ambassador for hunting and hunters and be a credible, honorable bridge to the non-hunting population.


Attorney and author, Michael Sabbeth, will show effective persuasion techniques, facts and arguments that re-frame the conversation about hunting and killing. You will learn how to credibly advance hunting as a right and as a national activity and strengthen hunting’s tradition and place in the American culture.


Driven by mean-spirited or inaccurate stereotypes, hunting is under assault and hunters are demeaned. In this presentation you will learn how to turn around the criticism, refute uninformed or bad-faith descriptions of hunting and explain why hunting is an honorable activity with proud unapologetic participants that respect wildlife and vital for their survival.

[+Encouraging Women to Pull a Trigger Deb Ferns 02/06/2014
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Breakers C
Description:

Whether you are a hunting enthusiast, managing a hunting lodge or are a professional hunting guide, most of you hope to see more women share your passion relating to your outdoor event.  While there are many women currently enjoying a wide variety of hunting, the bottom line is that their numbers are small compared to the number of women who have yet to pull a trigger of any kind of firearm for the first time.


Deb Ferns will share her experiences from the last ten years as she has encouraged thousands of women at gun ranges across the US to safely pull a trigger for the first time.  Her common sense aproach in reaching out to women to take a step outside their comfort zone, first in coming to the gun range, and then on to the hunting field, makes this a must-attend presentation on your schedule.


The first 20 attendees will receive an autographed book by Deb Ferns at the end of this seminar.

[+Hunter Survival Darrell Holland 02/06/2014
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Lagoon K-L
Description:

Lost, injured, or just a bit bewildered?  Every year, hundreds of hunters are lost or injured while hunting.  Don't be a statistic!  Darrell Holland brings valuable skills to the table providing you with information to survive almost any situation in the great outdoors.  Topics will include hypothermia prevention, first aid tips, what to have in your day-pack, and what to leave behind.  Learn the most important survival skill you can possess, allowing you to remain in the gene pool! 


This is a must-attend seminar for anyone who leaves the comfort of their truck or camp in search of big game!  Handouts for all who attend.

[+The Heavies Wayne van Zwoll 02/06/2014
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Lagoon G
Description:

Tough game shouldn't survive your shot.  Bullet choice matters!  Does weight trump velocity?  Is full penetration desirable?  Do solid-copper bullets kill better than lead-core?  Why use flat-base bullets when boat-tails fly flatter?  Do VLD's kill reliably?  What's the real value of polymer tips?  How does impact speed affect upset? 


Dr. van Zwoll taps his 45 years of field experience, plus insights from ballisticians and other hunters, for answers.  You get little-known facts about loads and rifles for heavy game.  More than 100 stunning photos!  Don't miss this lively, informative seminar!

[+From Field to Canvas: Painting from Real Life Experiences Joshua Spies 02/06/2014
01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Breakers F
Description:

Listen to international award-winning wildlife artist and conservationist Joshua Spies discuss the process by which he paints from his own experiences, while traveling and hunting. Learn how Spies' desire to work for conservation has lead to his success as an artist. Spies will be working on a new piece during this seminar. Questions and interaction are encouraged.


 

[+Be Prepared! Ensure Success on Your Next Hunt Tim Brandt 02/06/2014
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Lagoon J
Description:

The success or failure of a hunt is often determined long before you place an animal in your crosshairs.  Preparation and practice are paramount before any hunt, especially when traveling far from home. 


In this seminar, we will discuss several variables to consider, from firearms, ammunition and optic selection, to travel logistics and outfitter interaction.  The product knowledge of the speaker, as well as technical expertise and first-hand experiences, will help ensure your next hunt is the most successful and enjoyable yet.


 

[+Handgun 101 - Shooting Range for Women Deb Ferns 02/06/2014
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Breakers A-B
Description:

Hangun 101 for Women is a short concentration on firearms safety and the basics of grip, stance, sight picture and trigger press.  Everything starts out with the safety basics:  1.  Treat every gun as though it were loaded, 2.  Keep your muzzle in a safe direction, 3.  Know your target and what is behind it,  4.  Put your finger on the trigger only when ready to shoot. 


Handgun and ammunition types and terminology will be demonstrated strictly on boards in a show-and-tell format to take the mystery out of the difference between handguns, rifles and shotguns.


There will be short lessons on dominant eye exercise, sight alignment, stance, grip and trigger finger.  Each woman has the opportunity to take four to six shots under the guidance of a Babes with Bullets instructor. 

[+Hearing Loss in Hunting and Shooting Sports Garry Gordon 02/06/2014
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Lagoon H
Description:

Recreational hunters, guides, and shooters are paying a tremendous price for the satisfaction of their sport.  Of all the things we do recreationally, impact sound, such as gunfire, produces more risk and danger for permanent hearing loss than any other sport we know. 


This seminar is professionally designed to review the problem, discuss the many options available to prevent hearing loss, and also assist you with situational awareness.

[+Understanding and Utilizing Scent Rex Holmes 02/06/2014
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Lagoon I
Description:

The key to getting past the excellent noses of deer and other animals is learning how they disperse, interpret and use scent.  A deer has three primary defense mechanisms that he uses for survival - sight, hearing and, most importantly, smell.  Until now, smell has been the least understood and most difficult to fool.  Gain knowledge and techniques that will revolutionize how you use scent to your advantage.  Learn how scent-control technology becomes your secret weapon, optimizing your hunting experience.


Hunters will also learn that the myth of 'hunting the wind' no longer applies with todays' scent science and technology.  Holmes believes strongly in practicing all-natural ways of scent elimination and offers great advice on the topic.

[+Hornady: Reloading for Big Bore Ivan Carter 02/06/2014
02:30 PM - 04:00 PM
Lagoon F
Description:

The Reloading for Big Bore is for the hand loader looking to get the most out of reloading their classic big bore cartridges.  The novice as well as advanced shooter will find this short seminar, featuring guest speaker Ivan Carater, worth attending for the benefits in identifying tips and techniques utilized for the large caliber hunter.


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[+Should Hunters Train? Doug Prichard 02/06/2014
02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Lagoon K-L
Description:

Hunting is exciting and rewarding - when it goes well!  But, when we attempt shots beyond our capabilities or go on a hunt we are not prepared for, it can become frustrating, expensive and DANGEROUS!  As hunters we are also conservationists, we owe it to our quarry to make one shot-instant kills.


See exciting video footage of great and not-so-great shots, as well many thought-provoking slides and video of good reasons why training for hunters is a good idea, and a great way to help you stay safe and get more from your hunts!

[+South Africa: Past, Present and Future Adri Kitshoff 02/06/2014
02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Lagoon G
Description:

This seminar will be a brief glimpse in to the past, present and expected future of the South African professional hunting industry and the role played by the Professional Hunters’ Association of South Africa.


Since PHASA was formed in 1978 by a group of pioneering men, all true visionaries, firm in their belief that hunting and the trophy hunting industry in particular, have a significant role to play in conservation in South Africa. Today, PHASA is the largest association of its kind in the world.


Why is PHASA so successful and why should hunters anticipating to hunt in South Africa, do so with a PHASA member?

[+Accommodating the Novice Female Hunter Deb Ferns 02/06/2014
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Breakers C
Description:

Deb Ferns openly admits that growing up, she did not understand any part of the hunting heritage that her father and brother seemed to embrace.  In a humorous style, Ferns will address her initial concerns about early mornings, along with an unwillingness to get wet and cold.  Then she'll turn to the more serious concerns coming from the novice female hunter: not having the confidence in her ability to make a humane shot or doing something unsafe with her firearm.  Deb will share with the audience a number of baby steps on bringing novice women first to the gun range, and then potentially to a variety of hunting environments.


In a recent interview with NRA radio, Ferns stated, "My goal through our Babes with Bullets program is help women overcome their fear of firearms, to become educated about the tool and its users.  Then each woman can make an informed decision on whether they want to own and/or shoot a gun, whether they want to participate in a hunting program, instead of letting mainstream media make that decision for them."  There will be ample Q&A time with Deb for questions from the field.


The first 20 attendees will receive an autographed book by Deb Ferns at the end of this seminar.


 


 


 

[+Designing Your Dream Firearm Gene Shuey 02/06/2014
03:30 PM - 05:00 PM
Lagoon J
Description:

Getting your custom or dream firearm can be a dream come true - or a heart breaker. Many customers think they know what their dream firearm should look like. This is most likely not true.


Let’s examine the process between the customer and the master gunmaker to achieve his dream. The first question should be, “What is the purpose and function of the gun, and what do you want on it?” Very rarely will this be compatible. It is the next step where the design of the dream gun is being born. It is the communication between the master and the customer, asking the right subsequent questions. Developing the pathway to create an even better dream firearm and how to accomplish this is what this seminar is all about.

[+Hunting Giant Bull Elk in the Southwest Dan Adler 02/06/2014
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Lagoon I
Description:

For many hunters, the bugle of a fired up, rutting bull elk is the sweetest sound in the woods!  In this seminar, we welcome Dan Adler, owner of Diamond Outfitters of Arizona and host of Pulse Factor TV, to share with us the tips, tactics, do's and do not's of hunting trophy bulls in Arizona and New Mexico. 


This seminar will also address how the successful re-introduction of Rocky Mountain elk in to Merriam's elk country has led to the harvest of some of the biggest bulls ever recorded.  Lastly, Dan will share proven strategies to getting drawn for some of these premium tags.  

[+Staying Safe! Il Ling New 02/06/2014
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Lagoon H
Description:

Keep your dream safari from becoming your worst nightmare.  Whether you're looking for dangerous game on the Dark Continent, or trying to avoid dangerous people in a dark parking lot, there is so much you can do to increase your personal security. 


This seminar will arm you with techniques you can use to strengthen your defensive mindset and, more importantly, show you how to avoid unwanted conflict.

[+Handgun 101 - Shooting Range for Women Deb Ferns 02/06/2014
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Breakers A-B
Description:

Hangun 101 for Women is a short concentration on firearms safety and the basics of grip, stance, sight picture and trigger press.  Everything starts out with the safety basics:  1.  Treat every gun as though it were loaded, 2.  Keep your muzzle in a safe direction, 3.  Know your target and what is behind it,  4.  Put your finger on the trigger only when ready to shoot. 


Handgun and ammunition types and terminology will be demonstrated strictly on boards in a show-and-tell format to take the mystery out of the difference between handguns, rifles and shotguns.


There will be short lessons on dominant eye exercise, sight alignment, stance, grip and trigger finger.  Each woman has the opportunity to take four to six shots under the guidance of a Babes with Bullets instructor. 

[+Immortalize Your Next Adventure Jeff Simpson 02/06/2014
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Lagoon K-L
Description:

Each season, you embark on new adventures.  One of the reasons we keep going back to our outdoor roots is to enjoy the sights, smells and sounds of nature.  This seminar is designed to teach you some simple techniques that will allow you to capture photos and video of your next trip so that you can share the experience with friends and family.


More people than ever are taking and sharing photos through social media and other outlets.  This is an opportunity to learn some basic guidelines to make your photos look better and tell the story of your adventure.

[+Legal Nuts & Bolts of Chapter Operations Kendis Muscheid 02/07/2014
08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Shell Seekers A
Description:

This seminar is designed to provide chapters with an overview of the legal parameters for chapter operations, including what is required to maintain a chapter as a tax-exempt organization; powers and duties of officers and directors; tort liabilities of members, agents, officers and directors; indemnification; prohibition on excess benefit/conflicts of interest transactions and the consequences of such transactions; intellectual property issues; the chapter's filing requirements with both the IRS and SCI headquarters. We will also be discussing necessary disclosures and notices for a tax-exempt organizations; legal requirements of fundraising, auctions, raffles and more.


You will be provided practical tips on maintaining your books, records and chapter insurance. You will also learn what use can be made of membership lists, chapter logos and the SCI name, what the differences are between Section 501(c)(3) chapters and Section 501(c)(4) chapters, lobbying restrictions and reporting for chapters, and a variety of other things.  Send multiple chapter members!

[+Global Rescue - Stories from the Field Scott Hume 02/07/2014
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Lagoon K-L
Description:

You've heard stories about Global Rescue and the great things it has done for hunters around the world.  Attend this seminar to hear some of these stories, including a few from Don Causey, former editor/publisher of The Hunting Report.  You'll also meet Scott Hume.  Scott runs Global Rescue's security and rescue operations.  Prior to Global Rescue, Scott spent a career in the U.S. Army as an infantry officer culminating in promotion to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.  Scott served globally and in nearly all types of infantry units, including service in the 75th Ranger Regiment.


You’ll also get the hard facts about Global Rescue's service, as well as its importance to you as a travelling hunter.  Attendees will also have the opportunity to learn about a great new Global Rescue benefit for all SCI members.


 

[+Acclimatization for High-Altitude Hunts J. Y. Jones 02/07/2014
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Lagoon J
Description:

This seminar covers physical training before a hunt at high altitude, altitude adaption regimens before and during the hunt, medications (type and dosages) to prevent and treat altitude sickness, assessing the individual's risk of altitude-related problems, and special requirements for hunters with certain medical conditions.  This will be the last year Dr. Jones will be offering this particular seminar.

[+Bow Hunting Adventures with Tom Miranda Tom Miranda 02/07/2014
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Lagoon G
Description:

Join bowhunter, Tom Miranda, as he reflects on 24 years of TV bowhunting.  Miranda has taken the archery SUPER SLAM of North American Big Game on broadcast video, as well as much of Africa's plains game and dangerous animals.  Tom will reflect on some of his most memorable TV hunts and present his thoughts on selecting top bowhunting areas and bow-friendly outfitters.


Miranda hosted the longest running hunting series on ESPN and produces 7 outdoor programs, including his flagship series, "Territories Wild", a diary of his bowhunting adventures, now seen on NBC Sports and Sportsman Channel.


 

[+Encouraging Women to Pull a Trigger Deb Ferns 02/07/2014
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Breakers C
Description:

Whether you are a hunting enthusiast, managing a hunting lodge or are a professional hunting guide, most of you hope to see more women share your passion relating to your outdoor event.  While there are many women currently enjoying a wide variety of hunting, the bottom line is that their numbers are small compared to the number of women who have yet to pull a trigger of any kind of firearm for the first time.


Deb Ferns will share her experiences from the last ten years as she has encouraged thousands of women at gun ranges across the US to safely pull a trigger for the first time.  Her common sense aproach in reaching out to women to take a step outside their comfort zone, first in coming to the gun range, and then on to the hunting field, makes this a must-attend presentation on your schedule.


The first 20 attendees will receive an autographed book by Deb Ferns at the end of this seminar.

[+Field Marksmanship Wayne van Zwoll 02/07/2014
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Lagoon H
Description:

A missed chance could be your only chance!  No matter your rifle, marksmanship matters more!  Beyond basics, this seminar shows techniques of Olympic champs and storied exhibition shooters.  Make any rifle quicker up close, more accurate at distance.  Eliminate "flyers".  Use wind to help your bullet hit!  Which load is best?  Which sight?  Dr. van Zwoll's answers may surprise you.  He draws on nearly five decades in the world's great game fields with dozens of rifles and loads - and discusses contrary views.  More than 100 photos help bring you this ticket to dead-center marksmanship.  A must-see!

Insurance Issues for Chapters: What is Covered, What is Not Jeffrey T. Johnson 02/07/2014
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Lagoon I
[+Legal Nuts & Bolts of Chapter Operations Kendis Muscheid 02/07/2014
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Shell Seekers A
Description:

This seminar is designed to provide chapters with an overview of the legal parameters for chapter operations, including what is required to maintain a chapter as a tax-exempt organization; powers and duties of officers and directors; tort liabilities of members, agents, officers and directors; indemnification; prohibition on excess benefit/conflicts of interest transactions and the consequences of such transactions; intellectual property issues; the chapter's filing requirements with both the IRS and SCI headquarters. We will also be discussing necessary disclosures and notices for a tax-exempt organizations; legal requirements of fundraising, auctions, raffles and more.


You will be provided practical tips on maintaining your books, records and chapter insurance. You will also learn what use can be made of membership lists, chapter logos and the SCI name, what the differences are between Section 501(c)(3) chapters and Section 501(c)(4) chapters, lobbying restrictions and reporting for chapters, and a variety of other things.  Send multiple chapter members!

[+Rifle Cleaning and Maintenance Kenny Jarrett 02/07/2014
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Breakers F
Description:

The Kenny Jarrett rifle cleaning and accuracy seminar has been one of the most popular and informative seminars held each year at the SCI Convention.  The seminar is packed with hard-to-find information on proper rifle cleaning.  The reason a clean rifle shoots better is thoroughly addressed by Mr. Jarrett so you will be "in-the-know."  Internal video of barrels in various degrees of fouling will be shown, and a question and answer period will follow.  Free handouts of the cleaning instructions will also be available.

[+If It Flies - A Shooting Pro's Path to Better Wingshooting Marty Fischer 02/07/2014
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Lagoon E-F
Description:

For more than three decades, professional wingshooter Marty Fischer has traveled the world in search of the very best wingshooting destinations. And when he's not chasing birds around the globe, he is often found coaching hunters and shooters on how to improve their wing and clay target shooting skills. With 20 wingshooting trips to South America, more than 30 trips to Mexico, and hunts in South Africa, Spain, Hungary, five Canadian provinces and more than 40 U.S. states to his credit, Fischer has harvested more than 100,000 birds during his wingshooting career.


He has been coaching shooters for more than three decades. and over that time, he has coached and developed a number of sporting clays All-Americans in addition to improving the shotgunning skills of thousands of wingshooting enthusiasts.      


This seminar will cover the most important elements of successful shotgunning, drawing from Fischer's vast wingshooting and coaching experience. Things like choosing the right gun, choke and load, the visual and mental side of shooting, gun mount mechanics, proper balance and muzzle pace, how to be consistent, shooting styles and how and when to use them will be covered with ample time reserved for your questions and observations.  


So, here's your chance to learn from one of America's finest wingshooters and shooting instructors. If you are looking to improve your wing or clay shooting skills, this is a must-see seminar.

[+Designing Your Dream Firearm Gene Shuey 02/07/2014
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Breakers E
Description:

Getting your custom or dream firearm can be a dream come true - or a heart breaker. Many customers think they know what their dream firearm should look like. This is most likely not true.


Let’s examine the process between the customer and the master gunmaker to achieve his dream. The first question should be to ask, “What is the purpose and function of the gun, and what do you want on it?” Very rarely will this be compatible. It is the next step where the design of the dream gun is being born. It is the communication between the master and the customer, asking the right subsequent questions. Developing the pathway to create an even better dream firearm and how to accomplish this is what this seminar is all about.

[+Handgun 101 - Shooting Range for Women Deb Ferns 02/07/2014
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Breakers A-B
Description:

Hangun 101 for Women is a short concentration on firearms safety and the basics of grip, stance, sight picture and trigger press.  Everything starts out with the safety basics:  1.  Treat every gun as though it were loaded, 2.  Keep your muzzle in a safe direction, 3.  Know your target and what is behind it,  4.  Put your finger on the trigger only when ready to shoot. 


Handgun and ammunition types and terminology will be demonstrated strictly on boards in a show-and-tell format to take the mystery out of the difference between handguns, rifles and shotguns.


There will be short lessons on dominant eye exercise, sight alignment, stance, grip and trigger finger.  Each woman has the opportunity to take four to six shots under the guidance of a Babes with Bullets instructor. 


 


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[+Improving Your Long-Range Shooting Darrell Holland 02/07/2014
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Lagoon K-L
Description:

Learn what it takes to improve your long-range shooting.  Long-range shooting instructor, Darrell Holland, explains the realities of what is involved in making that long-range shot.  Learn wind doping skills, range-finding tricks, field positions, best bullets and most importantly, ethical limitations when it comes to long-range shooting. 


Free ballistic software and handouts for all in attendance. Miss this seminar and you'll continue to miss in the field!

[+Hunting Coues Deer: Gray Ghost of the Desert Dan Adler 02/07/2014
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Lagoon H
Description:

Since becoming a required animal to fulfill the North American Super Slam, demand to hunt the Coues whitetail deer has increased 200%.  Jack O'Connor considered the Coues deer "the most difficult of all deer to kill".  Spot-and-stalk hunting a Coues deer today is the epitome of a classic western big game hunt. 


In this seminar we are pleased to welcome Dan Adler, the owner of Diamond Outfitters of Arizona and host of Pulse Factor TV, to share with us the history, biology and hunting tactics that have led his clients to a nearly 100% harvest rate on these wary deer.  Many guides and hunters consider the Coues whitetail to be the prettiest deer species on the North American continent, and venison connoisseurs agree it's the sweetest tasting wild deer meat.  Please join Dan for an informative and entertaining presentation.

[+Safari Tipping: The Improper Practice Paul Stones 02/07/2014
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Breakers F
Description:

The final bill for your trip is pending.  You have saved, possibly been frugal, in the quest for your African safari.  You have fulfilled a lifelong dream!  The bill is handed to you, the obvious is paid.  Then your stomach turns on the "tip." 


Paul Stones, African Outfitter and Professional Hunter for more than twenty years, will give you first-hand, the who, why, if, how much, and the shoulds and should-nots of a potentially destructive practice.

[+Wild Game & Wine Pairing Lisa Freeman 02/07/2014
11:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Lagoon G
Description:

Chef Lisa Freeman will take you on a culinary journey during this fun seminar!  In this session, tips and techniques for preparing fine, wild game recipes will be demonstrated.  We will also be discussing how to pair game recipes with the perfect wines that will offer complementing flavors and balance without intimidation! Come explore this savory experience.

[+Food Plots for All Acreages Paul Cwiklinski 02/07/2014
12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Lagoon J
Description:

This comprehensive look at food plots and deer management will give you valuable data for growing and holding quality deer, regardless of property size. 


Paul will show you results of 24 years of food plotting experience, providing tips to maximize your property's potential to produce larger deer.  Whether your property is 10 or 1,000 acres, this program will give you the educational information needed to install food plots and get noticeable results within the first year.

[+Long-Range Mountain Shooting Aaron Davidson 02/07/2014
12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
Lagoon I
Description:

With everything invested in that one shot, it pays to know how to make the corrections required for angles, air density changes, and tough winds. 


First, we'll walk you through using a ballistic program and creating usable ballistic charts.  Then, we'll overview the different corrections required, how much the point of impact change could be, and some simple methods that will allow precise compensation.  Finally, we'll cover necessary gear to make that one shot count.

[+Accommodating the Novice Female Hunter Deb Ferns 02/07/2014
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Breakers C
Description:

Deb Ferns openly admits that growing up, she did not understand any part of the hunting heritage that her father and brother seemed to embrace.  In a humorous style, Ferns will address her initial concerns about early mornings, along with an unwillingness to get wet and cold.  Then she'll turn to the more serious concerns coming from the novice female hunter: not having the confidence in her ability to make a humane shot or doing something unsafe with her firearm.  Deb will share with the audience a number of baby steps on bringing novice women first to the gun range, and then potentially to a variety of hunting environments.


In a recent interview with NRA radio, Ferns stated, "My goal through our Babes with Bullets program is help women overcome their fear of firearms, to become educated about the tool and its users.  Then each woman can make an informed decision on whether they want to own and/or shoot a gun, whether they want to participate in a hunting program, instead of letting mainstream media make that decision for them."  There will be ample Q&A time with Deb for questions from the field.


The first 20 attendees will receive an autographed book by Deb Ferns at the end of this seminar.

[+Advanced Fundraising Techniques Kim Rappleye 02/07/2014
01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Lagoon B-C
Description:

SCI Chapter Leadership Training - Advanced fundraising techniques to help our chapters increase their NET fundraising dollars.

[+Africa Then and Now Craig Boddington 02/07/2014
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Lagoon K-L
Description:

Craig Boddington first hunted Africa 36 years ago, and has returned more than 100 times.  He has seen Africa change; Kenya is gone, as are the hundred-pound tuskers, black rhino will never again be seen in large numbers, and the lion will never again be part of the "average safari."  Safaris are shorter today and more specialized, but it isn't all gloom and doom, and in many ways, African hunting is better today!  The "plains game safari" is the most economical adventure in the hunting world.  More countries are open to hunting than ever before, with more on the way.


Jet travel has made Africa more accessible than ever before, and many hunting situations are better today:  plains game in southern Africa, elephant and leopard in the hunting countries, and old countries have re-opened, and new countries are opening.  Today, "darkest Africa" isn't so dark, and on an increasing basis, the traditional male hunter is being joined (and often surpassed) by female hunters and family members of all ages. 


Africa is not the same as it once was, but it's still the greatest hunting destination on Earth...and it's fun!

[+Bow Shooting - Beginner to Expert Dave Holt 02/07/2014
01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Lagoon H
Description:

Dave Holt, author of Balanced Bowhunting and Balanced Bowhunting II, presents a must-see seminar for bowhunters and shooters of all skill levels. He is also one of the world's most respected technical writers on this topic. Dave is an advanced certified archery coach with over 50 years of competitive archery, bowhunting, and testing experience, and consistently proves that solid shooting skills are a huge advantage in the field.


This fascinating but easy-to-understand seminar covers the basics and shares many secrets you may never hear from the pros. Dave will discuss bow fit, shooting form, bow tuning, broadhead accuracy, release styles, arrow velocity, aiming, target panic, shot placement, the mental game, and much more.


If you want to improve your bow shooting skills and knowledge, don't miss this one-of-a-kind seminar.

[+Smokin' Hunts - Worldwide Muzzleloading Chad Schearer 02/07/2014
01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Lagoon E-F
Description:

Chad and Marsha Schearer have hunted and filmed around the world with a muzzleloader.  Hunting with a muzzleloader opens so many opportunities for todays' hunters.  With special record book categories and expanded seasons, todays' modern muzzleloader hunters have more opportunities than ever before. 


This seminar will have something for everyone; from the beginner to the "Daniel Boones".

[+Wildlife Law CLE Anna Seidman 02/07/2014
01:00 PM - 05:15 PM
South Pacific B
Description:

SCI attorneys, joined by experts from federal, state and private practice, offer presentations on current domestic and international wildlife, conservation, hunting, firearms, trophy ownership and other important legal issues.  The registration for the course is $239.00.  Only those who have pre-registered for the course with the State Bar of Nevada may attend.  Attendees will earn 4.0 hours of Continuing Legal Education credit, including one hour of Ethics credit. For additional information, please contact Anna Seidman, aseidman@safariclub.org 


 

[+Basic to Advanced Fly Casting Demo & Instruction Truel Myers 02/07/2014
01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
South Pacific E
Description:

Join Truel Myers for this 2-Hour, 8-Participant (only) seminar with PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED.   CONTACT Truel at myerst@ORVIS.com FOR YOUR RESERVATION.  A small audience of up to 20 people may be permitted to observe only.


Whether you are a beginner or experienced fly caster, this 2-hour, hands-on course will take you through the basic mechanics of the casting stroke, getting the line hand involved, shooting line, false casting, false casting and shooting line, roll casting, and double hauling.


Truel will demonstrate all of these casts followed by the participants casting with instruction. Fly rod outfits will be provided for instruction with a maximum of 8 participants. Truel Myers is a Florida native and professional fly fishing instructor with 40 years fly fishing experience and 27 years teaching experience.

[+War in the Woods with Marijuana Cartels John Nores 02/07/2014
01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Breakers F
Description:

Lt. Nores and Warden Karnow will conduct a PowerPoint presentation and discussion based on California Game Warden's special operations missions of Lt. Nores's book, "War in the Woods", highlighting the public safety dangers and wildlife resource destruction related to Drug Trafficking Organization (DTO) marijuana cultivation throughout America's public and private hunting lands. 


Nores and Karnow will walk the audience through a recent Department of Fish and Wildlife Silicon Valley marijuana cartel kingpin take-down case from start to finish, highlighting the related environmental crime and wildlife destruction of the case.


The team will also highlight August 2013's OPERATION PRISTINE (the California Department of Fish and Wildlife's Special Operations merger with the US Army and Air Force Helicopter Counter Drug teams), the first-ever, month-long, statewide anti-cartel mission involving the military's Special Ops forces and game wardens, exclusively.  Nores and Karnow will highlight the benefits of operations like PRISTINE to sportmen and conservation officers across the country.  Attendees will learn how programs like PRISTINE help to stop the poisoning of quality waterways and the destruction of wildlife habitat, while also focusing on the assistance to the conservation community by protecting these resources for the general public, as well as for the current and future generation of hunters.

[+Handgun 101 - Shooting Range for Women Deb Ferns 02/07/2014
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Breakers A-B
Description:

Hangun 101 for Women is a short concentration on firearms safety and the basics of grip, stance, sight picture and trigger press.  Everything starts out with the safety basics:  1.  Treat every gun as though it were loaded, 2.  Keep your muzzle in a safe direction, 3.  Know your target and what is behind it,  4.  Put your finger on the trigger only when ready to shoot. 


Handgun and ammunition types and terminology will be demonstrated strictly on boards in a show-and-tell format to take the mystery out of the difference between handguns, rifles and shotguns.


There will be short lessons on dominant eye exercise, sight alignment, stance, grip and trigger finger.  Each woman has the opportunity to take four to six shots under the guidance of a Babes with Bullets instructor. 

[+Owning a Big Game Hunting Property Robb Nelson 02/07/2014
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Lagoon G
Description:

You have worked hard your entire life to be able to purchase the big game hunting property of your dreams.  Learn about important issues to research before you buy, and after you own.  This seminar covers water rights, conservation easements, hunting licenses, habitat enhancement, investment value and other factors.  Great information for a current landowner or someone who has a big game hunting property on their bucket list! 

[+Understanding and Utilizing Scent Rex Holmes 02/07/2014
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Lagoon J
Description:

The key to getting past the excellent noses of deer and other animals is learning how they disperse, interpret and use scent.  A deer has three primary defense mechanisms that he uses for survival - sight, hearing and, most importantly, smell.  Until now, smell has been the least understood and most difficult to fool.  Gain knowledge and techniques that will revolutionize how you use scent to your advantage.  Learn how scent-control technology becomes your secret weapon, optimizing your hunting experience.


Hunters will also learn that the myth of 'hunting the wind' no longer applies with todays' scent science and technology.  Holmes believes strongly in practicing all-natural ways of scent elimination and offers great advice on the topic.

[+Bowhunting Big and Dangerous Game Garrett Schlief 02/07/2014
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Breakers F
Description:

When bowhunting ultra-big and dangerous game, don't take chances on equipment that might work!  Keep the odds in your favor by using enough arrow.  Learn how to select the right kind of arrows and broadheads to set yourself up for success rather than failure on ultra-big and dangerous game.  Learn why it works and find out how to get the penetration you've always wanted on any sized game, including Cape buffalo and elephant.

[+Encouraging Women to Pull a Trigger Deb Ferns 02/07/2014
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Breakers C
Description:

Whether you are a hunting enthusiast, managing a hunting lodge or are a professional hunting guide, most of you hope to see more women share your passion relating to your outdoor event.  While there are many women currently enjoying a wide variety of hunting, the bottom line is that their numbers are small compared to the number of women who have yet to pull a trigger of any kind of firearm for the first time.


Deb Ferns will share her experiences from the last ten years as she has encouraged thousands of women at gun ranges across the US to safely pull a trigger for the first time.  Her common sense aproach in reaching out to women to take a step outside their comfort zone, first in coming to the gun range, and then on to the hunting field, makes this a must-attend presentation on your schedule.


The first 20 attendees will receive an autographed book by Deb Ferns at the end of this seminar.

[+Field Dressing and Gutless Gutting Ronald Dube 02/07/2014
03:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Lagoon H
Description:

Ron Dube brings decades of hunting, guiding and outfitting to this seminar.  A celebrated Wyoming outdoorsman, Ron has helped many hunters bag deer, bear, elk, moose and bighorn sheep.  More to the point, he has field-dressed and packed out these animals. 


Here you'll learn his little-known techniques - guaranteed to make field care of game easier, quicker and cleaner.  "No matter how big the animal, you can do it all with an ordinary knife," says Ron.  "No ax.  No saw.  No mess either."  Step-by-step photos from Ron's hunts put you on-site with his pack-train in the central Rockies.


Ron has appeared in dozens of national outdoors magazines, and in videos on wilderness horse-packing and elk hunting.  His lively, inimitable style and anecdotes draw sportsmen and women year after year.  If you plan to put game on the ground, don't miss this seminar!

[+Immortalize Your Next Adventure Jeff Simpson 02/07/2014
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Lagoon E-F
Description:

Each season, you embark on new adventures.  One of the reasons we keep going back to our outdoor roots is to enjoy the sights, smells and sounds of nature.  This seminar is designed to teach you some simple techniques that will allow you to capture photos and video of your next trip so that you can share the experience with friends and family.


More people than ever are taking and sharing photos through social media and other outlets.  This is an opportunity to learn some basic guidelines to make your photos look better and tell the story of your adventure.

[+Preserve the Hunting Legacy for the Next Generation Justin T. Miller 02/07/2014
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Lagoon I
Description:

Learn how including SCI Foundation as part of your estate plan can help pass on your passion for hunting to future generations while reducing your overall tax burden. Hear testimonials from SCI members and expert speaker, Justin T. Miller of BNY Mellon


 

[+Should Hunters Train? Doug Prichard 02/07/2014
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Lagoon K-L
Description:

Hunting is exciting and rewarding - when it goes well!  But, when we attempt shots beyond our capabilities or go on a hunt we are not prepared for, it can become frustrating, expensive and DANGEROUS!  As hunters we are also conservationists, we owe it to our quarry to make one shot-instant kills.


See exciting video footage of great and not-so-great shots, as well many thought-provoking slides and video of good reasons why training for hunters is a good idea, and a great way to help you stay safe and get more from your hunts!

[+Zambia: Fact vs Fiction Roland Norton 02/07/2014
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Breakers E
Description:

Zambia is open for business in 2014.   Please attend this seminar to find out more about Zambia's plentiful wildlife and available hunting areas.

[+Better Handgun Shooting! Il Ling New 02/07/2014
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Lagoon G
Description:

You're comfortable with your rifle, and you always get your bag with your shotgun, but handguns?  Not so much.  Spend an hour with Gunsite rangemaster, Il Ling New, and learn four technique tips that are guaranteed to improve your handgun skills.


Whether for defense or hunting, whether with your pistol or revolver, whether you're new to handguns or have been shooting for a lifetime, you'll take away important and easy-to-apply tips that will improve your shooting!

[+Gearing Up For The Gals Marsha Schearer 02/07/2014
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Lagoon J
Description:

Marsha Schearer has spent years guiding and filming around the world.  This seminar will give beginner to advanced techniques for women of all ability levels.  Marsha will highlight gear and techniques from a woman's perspective to help ladies be more successful in the field.  Whether it is hunting whitetails and turkeys in the US, or going on an African safari, Marsha will give helpful tips to make your next trip a success.

[+Handgun 101 - Shooting Range for Women Deb Ferns 02/07/2014
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Breakers A-B
Description:

Hangun 101 for Women is a short concentration on firearms safety and the basics of grip, stance, sight picture and trigger press.  Everything starts out with the safety basics:  1.  Treat every gun as though it were loaded, 2.  Keep your muzzle in a safe direction, 3.  Know your target and what is behind it,  4.  Put your finger on the trigger only when ready to shoot. 


Handgun and ammunition types and terminology will be demonstrated strictly on boards in a show-and-tell format to take the mystery out of the difference between handguns, rifles and shotguns.


There will be short lessons on dominant eye exercise, sight alignment, stance, grip and trigger finger.  Each woman has the opportunity to take four to six shots under the guidance of a Babes with Bullets instructor. 

[+Legal Nuts & Bolts of Chapter Operations Kendis Muscheid 02/08/2014
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Shell Seekers A
Description:

This seminar is designed to provide chapters with an overview of the legal parameters for chapter operations, including what is required to maintain a chapter as a tax-exempt organization; powers and duties of officers and directors; tort liabilities of members, agents, officers and directors; indemnification; prohibition on excess benefit/conflicts of interest transactions and the consequences of such transactions; intellectual property issues; the chapter's filing requirements with both the IRS and SCI headquarters. We will also be discussing necessary disclosures and notices for a tax-exempt organizations; legal requirements of fundraising, auctions, raffles and more.


You will be provided practical tips on maintaining your books, records and chapter insurance. You will also learn what use can be made of membership lists, chapter logos and the SCI name, what the differences are between Section 501(c)(3) chapters and Section 501(c)(4) chapters, lobbying restrictions and reporting for chapters, and a variety of other things.  Send multiple chapter members!

[+Official Measuring Seminar 02/08/2014
09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Breakers J-K - South LV 2
Description:

The Official Measuring Seminar is for those who would like to learn how to measure big game animals from all parts of the world. This seminar is strongly recommended for anyone who would like to become an Official Measurer for SCI. Our Master Measuring Instructors will provide a thorough overview of all of the policies and procedures of submitting entries into the Record Book and will use real horns and antlers to illustrate proper measuring techniques. Please sign up for this seminar in advance at http://member.scifirstforhunters.org/static/Measurer-Seminar-Schedule/  The seminar is $150 and includes one Official Measuring Kit per attendee.


 

[+Hunting The World Jim Shockey 02/08/2014
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Lagoon K-L
Description:

Enjoy this one-hour seminar on Jim's latest and greatest big game hunting adventures from around the world.  Attendees will get behind-the-scenes action from Jim's hunts on five continents. 


This seminar illustrates, via over-the-shoulder, as-it-happened video, the physical and mental challenges, the extreme weather conditions, the difficult shots, and the political and environmental dangers that go into hunting in some of the most remote, inhospitable places on earth. 

[+Diana Award Seminar 02/08/2014
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Coral A-B-C
Description:

Attention Women Hunters!  Come find out how all your hunts, conservation endeavors, and your SCI contributions, both monetarily and volunteering, can qualify you for an entry in the Diana Award selection.  Join the past recipients of the Diana Award for a Q&A session regarding hunting around the world, and the fundamental criteria for being selected for the Diana.  All women with a passion for hunting and our hunting heritage are warmly invited to attend.

[+Planning and Designing Your Trophy Room Tom Julian 02/08/2014
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Lagoon G
Description:

This informative seminar will feature the practical aspects of designing and building a space to present your outdoor and hunting lifestyle.  Discussion will be from a builders' standpoint, focusing on the necessary structural, mechanical and aesthetic aspects to make your trophy room a functional part of your home.

[+Bowhunting Big and Dangerous Game Garrett Schlief 02/08/2014
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Lagoon I
Description:

When bowhunting ultra-big and dangerous game, don't take chances on equipment that might work!  Keep the odds in your favor by using enough arrow.  Learn how to select the right kind of arrows and broadheads to set yourself up for success rather than failure on ultra-big and dangerous game.  Learn WHY it works and find out how to get the penetration you've always wanted on any sized game, including Cape buffalo and elephant.

[+How to Sharpen Your Knife Tom Claycomb III 02/08/2014
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Lagoon H
Description:

100% of outdoorsmen use a knife, and yet perhaps less than 5% can sharpen one.  It does take some skill but luckily it doesn't require a PhD.  After attending this seminar, you will know the steps that you must take to obtain a sharp knife.  We will discuss how to sharpen your hunting knife, serrated edges and how to properly steel your boning/fillet knife.


We will also discuss how to choose the style and design that is best for your needs, yet ensuring functionality.  After attending this seminar you will have the basics, and with a little practice, you will be a pro. 

[+Wilderness Emergencies - How to Avoid Them! Bill Mealer 02/08/2014
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Lagoon J
Description:

As a professional guide/outfitter, common medical problems that may occur on a wilderness trip are your concern. 


In this lecture, Dr. William Mealer will cover topics including high altitude sickness and pulmonary edemas, heat stroke and heat exhaustion, hypothermia, frostbite, large animal bite injuries, and basic laceration repair.  Also discussed will be injuries from lightning strikes and how to avoid lightning, water supply safety, and diarrhea, as well as rescue for the seriously injured. 


Don't miss this informative presentation

[+Key Trophy Concerns - Sales, Donations and Trafficking Anna Seidman 02/08/2014
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Lagoon K-L
Description:

Join Willam Woody, Chief of the Law Enforcement Office of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and SCI legal experts to discuss frequently asked questions concerning trophy ownership and transfer, such as, "Can I sell my African trophy after importing it into the U.S.?", "Can I donate my father's trophies to a museum?", "Can I sell a trophy taken before the Endangered Species Act was passed?", "Can I transfer my domestic trophy between states?", "What impact will the President's recent Anti-Trafficking Executive Order have on my ability to sell or donate trophies taken abroad?"

[+Legal Nuts & Bolts of Chapter Operations Kendis Muscheid 02/08/2014
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Shell Seekers A
Description:

This seminar is designed to provide chapters with an overview of the legal parameters for chapter operations, including what is required to maintain a chapter as a tax-exempt organization; powers and duties of officers and directors; tort liabilities of members, agents, officers and directors; indemnification; prohibition on excess benefit/conflicts of interest transactions and the consequences of such transactions; intellectual property issues; the chapter's filing requirements with both the IRS and SCI headquarters. We will also be discussing necessary disclosures and notices for a tax-exempt organizations; legal requirements of fundraising, auctions, raffles and more.


You will be provided practical tips on maintaining your books, records and chapter insurance. You will also learn what use can be made of membership lists, chapter logos and the SCI name, what the differences are between Section 501(c)(3) chapters and Section 501(c)(4) chapters, lobbying restrictions and reporting for chapters, and a variety of other things.  Send multiple chapter members!

[+If It Flies - A Shooting Pro's Path to Better Wingshooting Marty Fischer 02/08/2014
11:30 AM - 01:30 PM
Lagoon E-F
Description:

For more than three decades, professional wingshooter Marty Fischer has traveled the world in search of the very best wingshooting destinations. And when he's not chasing birds around the globe, he is often found coaching hunters and shooters on how to improve their wing and clay target shooting skills. With 20 wingshooting trips to South America, more than 30 trips to Mexico, and hunts in South Africa, Spain, Hungary, five Canadian provinces and more than 40 U.S. states to his credit, Fischer has harvested more than 100,000 birds during his wingshooting career.


He has been coaching shooters for more than three decades. and over that time, he has coached and developed a number of sporting clays All-Americans in addition to improving the shotgunning skills of thousands of wingshooting enthusiasts.      


This seminar will cover the most important elements of successful shotgunning, drawing from Fischer's vast wingshooting and coaching experience. Things like choosing the right gun, choke and load, the visual and mental side of shooting, gun mount mechanics, proper balance and muzzle pace, how to be consistent, shooting styles and how and when to use them will be covered with ample time reserved for your questions and observations.  


So, here's your chance to learn from one of America's finest wingshooters and shooting instructors. If you are looking to improve your wing or clay shooting skills, this is a must-see seminar.

[+Glassing for Big Game Tom Claycomb III 02/08/2014
12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Lagoon H
Description:

If you can't see your game, then you can't shoot it.  It is very important to choose the correct optics which, in turn, determines your success.  It is also extremely important to determine what task you want to accomplish then determine which set of optics to use, whether a scope, binoculars, or a spotting scope fits that task.


Everyone has a budget, but you must choose the right optic and buy the best quality that you can afford to ensure success. 

[+Acclimatization for High-Altitude Hunts J. Y. Jones 02/08/2014
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Lagoon I
Description:

This seminar covers physical training before a hunt at high altitude, altitude adaption regimens before and during the hunt, medications (type and dosages) to prevent and treat altitude sickness, assessing the individual's risk of altitude-related problems, and special requirements for hunters with certain medical conditions.  This will be the last year Dr. Jones will be offering this particular seminar.

[+Global Rescue - Stories from the Field Scott Hume 02/08/2014
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Lagoon K-L
Description:

You've heard stories about Global Rescue and the great things it has done for hunters around the world.  Attend this seminar to hear some of these stories, including a few from Don Causey, former editor/publisher of The Hunting Report.  You'll also meet Scott Hume.  Scott runs Global Rescue's security and rescue operations.  Prior to Global Rescue, Scott spent a career in the U.S. Army as an infantry officer culminating in promotion to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.  Scott served globally and in nearly all types of infantry units, including service in the 75th Ranger Regiment.


You’ll also get the hard facts about Global Rescue's service, as well as its importance to you as a travelling hunter.  Attendees will also have the opportunity to learn about a great new Global Rescue benefit for all SCI members.


 

[+Owning a Big Game Hunting Property Robb Nelson 02/08/2014
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Lagoon G
Description:

You have worked hard your entire life to be able to purchase the big game hunting property of your dreams.  Learn about important issues to research before you buy, and after you own.  This seminar covers water rights, conservation easements, hunting licenses, habitat enhancement, investment value and other factors.  Great information for a current landowner or someone who has a big game hunting property on their bucket list! 

[+Basic to Advanced Fly Casting Demo & Instruction Truel Myers 02/08/2014
02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
South Pacific E
Description:

Join Truel Myers for this 2-Hour, 8-Participant (only) seminar with PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED.   CONTACT Truel at myerst@ORVIS.com FOR YOUR RESERVATION.  A small audience of up to 20 people may be permitted to observe only.


Whether you are a beginner or an experienced fly caster, this 2-hour, hands-on course will take you through the basic mechanics of the casting stroke; getting the line hand involved; shooting line; false casting; false casting and shooting line; roll casting; and double hauling.


Truel will demonstrate all of these casts followed by the participants casting with instruction. Fly rod outfits will be provided for instruction with a maximum of 8 participants. Truel Myers is a Florida native and professional fly fishing instructor with 40 years fly fishing experience and 27 years teaching experience.

[+Ten Commandments of Foreign Travel Craig Bade 02/08/2014
02:30 PM - 04:00 PM
Lagoon G
Description:

This may just be one of the most informative lectures you've ever attended.  This fast-paced presentation will help you prepare physically, emotionally and operatively for that adventure of a lifetime.


The speaker has hunted the arctic and the desert; the mountains of Kyrgyzstan, Scotland, New Zealand, Australia and Africa eleven times.  Having spent years behind medical books and rifle scopes, Dr. Bade has compiled functional information nearly everyone can use.

[+Trophy Preparation John Janelli 02/08/2014
02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Lagoon I
Description:

Your trophy is down, the photos are taken and the journey to preserving precious memories begins with the first strategic cut of a sharp knife.  Please join us for a comprehensive learning experience with leaders of the oldest organization that safeguards the entire industry of wildlife artists, the National Taxidermists Association. 


On-hand will be the star of the highly acclaimed TV show, Mounted in Alaska, NTA board member Russell Knight, owner of the most successful taxidermy studio in the Northwest.  Russell will be accompanied by NTA President, John Janelli, one of the most sought-after authorities of historical taxidermy.  Together, they will guide you step-by-step, from white salt through red tape, to ensure you know exactly what to do in giving perfectly handled skins to your taxidermist. 


	
			
 
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