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Safari Club International Southwest Ohio Chapter: First For Hunters

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Welcome to SCI Southwest Ohio Chapter

Sportsman Against Hunger Food Drive at Southwest Ohio Chapter Shoot a Huge Success

SCI Southwest Ohio Sportsman's Against Hunger Drive

Safari Club International Southwest Ohio Chapter recently held our annual chapter shoot and Sportsmen Against Hunger Food Drive. We had record attendance this year with 59 people turning out for the event. The shoot was hosted by Mark and Dianna Metzger along their family with assistance from chapter member Tom Thomas. More event pictures can be found on our Chapter Shoot Page.

We tried to encourage youth to participate in our event by including all calibers ranging from pellet guns to big bores. This year we had a couple of local game wardens and even some AWLS alumni attend our shoot.

In addition to the shooting fun, the chapter was able to collect 738 pounds of food for the Miami Valley Food bank. Our member's generosity was exciting because the average person brought a couple of cases of canned goods.


SCI Hunters' Convention - Chase The Adventure

SCI's Hunters' Convention is Jan 31-Feb 3, 2018 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Make your plans now to check out the Ultimate Sportsmen's Market! The annual convention features 900 exhibiting companies from 33 counties around the world on one 800,000 sq. ft. show floor. CLICK HERE for more show infomation!


Up Coming Monthly Meeting

You are invited to join us on the 3rd Thursday of every month between September and May.

September 21, 2017: American Wilderness Leadership School Attendees Erinn Cox and Jenna Johnson. These two local educators will talk about their experience at AWLS.

October 19, 2017: Chris Mangen - Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Outdoor Activities and Training Archery in the School Instructors.

November 21, 2017: Rep. Jonathan Devers - Co-Chair for Ohio's Legislative Sportsman's Caucus

December 21, 2017: Christmas and Holiday Party

January 18, 2018: TBA

February 15, 2018: TBA

March 15, 2018: TBA

April 19, 2018: TBA

May 17, 2018: TBA - Membership Attendance Gun Raffle. Each member, in good standing, will receive one (1) ticket for each monthly meeting that they attend. Must be present to win.

Happy Hour: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM - Dinner & Presentation: 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

We meet at the Houston Inn: 4026 US Route 42 Lebanon Ohio 45036 (near Mason)


Butler County Pheasants Forever Youth Pheasant Hunt

Butler County Pheasents Forever Youth Hunt

For the last 3 years the SCI Southwest Ohio Chapter has been teaming up with the Butler County Pheasants Forever Chapter to help with their Youth Pheasant Hunt. The hunt will again be at Mulberry Peasantry in Camden, Ohio on November 11 and 12.
Pre-Registration is Required and youth must be accompanied by a NON-hunting adult. The registration form can be downloaded here. The registration fee is only $20.00 witch includes a hunt for 2 Rooster Pheasants, Rustic Hunt Camp Lunch, Gun Safety Discussion and Demonstration, Bird Cleaning Demonstration, Trap Shooting, a Blaze Orange Hunting Vest or Box of Shells, and a Blaze Orange Hunting Cap.
Volunteers are still needed for the event. If you would like to help please contact Tom Thomas (937) 657-1337


Sensory Safari Success at Darke County Fair

Our sensory Safari Trailer was at the Darke County Fair for the ODNR Day. We had a very successful event with 2997 people touring our trailer during the 6 hour event.

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Please help us fill our Sensory Safari Trailer

Wish List of Mounts:

Shoulder Mounts: Zebra, Bull Elk, Whitetail Doe, Mountain Goat, Bighorn/Dall Sheep, Muskox, Warthog
Full Body Mounts: Skunk, Possum, Catfish, Snake, Fox

If you are interested in donating taxidermy or would like more information on our Sensory Safari please email Jim Hayes


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