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This has been rated the best page on this website! Why? Because it showcases why we do what we do - why we work to increase habitat, protect access and encourage conservation - why we hunt!

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Hans Zaglauer's 11x11 Red Stag taken with granddaughter on the North Island of New Zealand.

2016 Missouri breaks bull on a DIY hunt in 70 degree heat wave md November. He was the largest in the group of 10. - Morgan Cooney

First day out in the field and managed to get young Heinz on a big old Stag up high. - Jim Gibson, Professional Hunting Outfitter/Guide, New Zealand Safaris

Bill Hartman had a great hunt with the Makuhulu Game Lodge and Safari's in Sept 2012. With a hunt purchased by Randy Koch at a Western Montan Chapter SCI Annual Banquet.

640 yard shot with Carl Mann Outfitters. - Mike Mickelson

Great trip!!!  This is best of 2 caribou taken. (Sorry, Santa!)  We also saw 3 polar bears and baluga whales!!  Flew into camp on a float plane, thus landing on the water.  That was a first, I had landed on snow with skiis before, so now I have landed on everything out there I think. - Bonita Smith

Bill Hartman had a great hunt with the Makuhulu Game Lodge and Safari's in Sept 2012. With a hunt purchased by Randy Koch at a Western Montan Chapter SCI Annual Banquet.

 

Clay Diggins had a great hunt with the Makuhulu Game Lodge and Safari's in Sept 2012. With a hunt purchased by Randy Koch at a Western Montan Chapter SCI Annual Banquet.

Donnie Gemes had a great hunt with the Makuhulu Game Lodge and Safari's in Sept 2012. With a hunt purchased by Randy Koch at a Western Montan Chapter SCI Annual Banquet.

 

Donnie Gemes had a great hunt with the Makuhulu Game Lodge and Safari's in Sept 2012. With a hunt purchased by Randy Koch at a Western Montan Chapter SCI Annual Banquet.

Monte Hanson had a great hunt with the Makuhulu Game Lodge and Safari's in Sept 2012. With a hunt purchased by Randy Koch at a Western Montan Chapter SCI Annual Banquet.

 

Another great hunt with Makhulu Game Lodge and Safari's. Randy Koch purchased the hunt at a Western Montana Chapter SCI Annual Banquest.

Randy Koch had a great day of hunting with Makhulu Game Lodge and Safari's in Sept 2012 with a hunt purchased at a Western Montana Chapter SCI Annual Banquet.

 

Megan Fox bagged a great antelope November 7, 2012.

Randy Koch pruchased this great hunt with Makhulu Game Lodge and Safari's at the Western Montana Chapter SCI Annual Banquet.

 

Great shot of Andy Wade. He spent 30 days in Africa this Spring. The high point of his trip was darting a rhino

Megan Fox harvests a nice white tail buck during 2011 hunting season.

 

 

Mike Golden harvested this brute of a wolf during the 2011-2012 hunting season.

Megan Fox bags this nice elk during her first year hunting.

 

Megan Fox starts her hunting career with this nice goat.

Scott Falagan landed this nice Stag during his adventure to New Zealand.

 

Makalaan Safaris, Namibia 2011 Kudu taken by J. Varner.

Makalaan Safaris, Namibia 2011 Gemsbok taken by J. Varner.

 

Makalaan Safaris, Namibia 2011 Eland taken by J. Varner.

 

Baja Sur, Vizcaino Biosphere Grand Slam Ram taken by J. Varner, 2011.

 

 

Don Capp’s Thanksgiving Day hunt with his daughter.

 

Jamie Burdett ends her first hunting season with a Mountain Lion.

 

Jamie Burdett harvested this nice 16 inch wide 4X4 White Tail on her very first hunt.

Dakota Hendrix and his deer along side Cody Burdett.

 

Dakota Hendrix got this Cow Elk during his Elk Hunt in 2011 with Luke Bush, Gary Wardell and his Dad Daryl Hendrix.

Chris Clasby took this nice 3x3 Muley while out hunting with Dan.

 

Jay Sheffield's Greatest Hunt! He took this wolf in October of 2011.

 

2012 Winter Photo Contest Winner (1st place).Member Ray Mounts took this Water Buffalo on a hunt in Australia. That he purchased at the 2010 Western Montana SCI Banquet.

 

2012 Winter Photo Contest Winner (2nd place).A Lion hunted in the Kalahari Aug. 2, 2011 by Stan Coman.

2012 Winter Photo Contest Winner (3rd place).Grant Winn II took this nice mule deer in New Mexico in 2011.

 

 

2011 SCI Pathfinder winner and Western Montana SCI Member Chris Clasby bagged this monster in Fall 2011 – his biggest yet!

 

Mary Watne got her first buck in Fall 2011 while hunting with boyfriend Chris Clasby and friend and member Dan Picchietti.  She shot it the same day Chris got his monster (see left)!

 

Member Jon Wemple took this Water Buck in the fall of 2011.

Western MT SCI Chapter Member Matt Ulberg took his kids for a Saturday afternoon hike and bagged this 3x4 raghorn in 2011. The kids were very excited!

 

National Member Milan Plachy in 2010 with his Water Buck shot in the Soutpansberg Mountains outside Waterport, Africa withThaba Mmoyo Safari.

National Member Milan Plachy in 2010 shot this Warthog during a hunt in the Soutpansbert Mountains outside Waterport, Africa with Thaba Mmoyo Safari.

 

National Member Milan Plachy in 2010 with his first Elephant outside Tule NP, South Africa with Thaba Mmoyo Safari.

National Member Milan Plachy in 2010 with a Kudu he shot in the Soutpansberg Mountians outside Waterport Africa with Thaba Mmoyo Safari.

 

National Member Milan Plachy with a Buffalo he shot in 2011 outside Kruger South Africa with Thaba Mmoyo Safari.

National Member Milan Plancy with his Leopard he shot in 2011 in the Soutpansberg Mountains outside Waterport Africa with Thaba Mmoyo Safari.

 

2011 Spring Photo Contest Winner (1st place). Member Matt Ulberg and son Gunnar glassing for antelope in eastern Montana.

2011 Spring Photo Contest Winner (2nd place). Member Don Capp took this mountain lion in January 2010 with a bow - it is currently #9 in SCI book.

 

2011 Spring Photo Contest Winner (3rd place). Ray Mounts took this Kudu in South Africa (out of Port Elizabeth) while hunting with HuntSA/Rufus Luttig. He said it was a great hunt - four out of his five animals made book!

Member Don Capp with a 10 ft. alligator he took in Florida in August 2010.

 

 

Ray Mounts with the boar he shot while on a hunt he purchased at the 2010 Western MT SCI Banquet. It weighed 850 lbs (492 lbs processed)...that's a lot of bacon!

Member Lloyd Strait with a kudu he shot in 2007 in the Waterberg Mountains of South Africa. It taped to 53 1/2 inches.

 

Member Don Patterson with a kudu that he shot while in Nambia in 2011.

Members Don Patteron and Cynthie Fisher with Don's eland he shot in Nambia in 2011 with Makallan Safari.

 

Chris Clasby and hunting partner Dan Picchietti with Chris' free range elk he shot with an adapted rifle.

A beautiful Montana Day! Member Chris Clasby shown with a free range elk he shot with an adapted rifle.

 

Chris Clasby with free range antelope he shot with an adapted rifle. Friends standing (L-R): Tyler Watne, Josh Watne, Dan Picchietti and Sam Watne

Member Chris Clasby with free range whitetail deer he shot with an adapted rifle. Kneeling is his hunting partner Dan Picchietti.

 

T-Ray Huckabay with his first deer. Congratulations, T-Ray!

 

Member Matt Ulberg's sons Gunnar and Steyr enjoy a day gopher shooting!

 

 

Falagan Archery

Scott Falagan takes every opportunity to get his daughter, Kate Falagan, involved with hunting. Even if its just following a blood trail for 300 years.

 

 

Falagan Muley

Kate Falagan and her dad passed on a smaller muley earlier in the day on public land. Dad had to explain the value of being patient and waiting for a more mature deer. Not 30 minutes went by when dad was getting his own lesson while trying to get a 4-year old in position, ears covered, and placing a good shot on the buck. But it all came together and Kate was jumping up and down when the buck tipped over!

 

Kinney Whitetail

Sue Ann Kinney (along with husband Mike) of Hinsdale, MT show off her outstanding, non-typical Milk River whitetail.

Kinney Elk

Sue Ann Kinney with her first elk - she won a $5.00 lottery at a sportsman's show for an elk hunt in Utah and got this 380 class animal on her birthday!

 

Member Jon Wemple with a black bear that "unfortunately" walked under his whitetail stand.

Member Matt Ulberg took his 7-year old son on a self-guided antelope adventure, taking this 14-inch buck in Montana, October 2009.

 

Member Jon Wemple took this kudu bull while in Nambia on a SCI donated hunt that he purchased.

Michael Wemple, son of member Jon Wemple, took this Kudu bull while in Nambia with his dad on a SCI donated hunt.

 

Member Matt Ulberg took this nice caribou bull in Nunavut, Quebec, Canada in October 2008.

Member Bonita Smith took this 16-inch antelope buck in eastern Montana.

 

Kinsey whitetail

Member Jim Kinsey with a big Saskatchewan whitetail - B&C 155".

 

Member Bonita Smith took this NPHA Gold Medal oryx while in Nambia hunting with 2009 Banquet Sponsor Wildheim Safaris.

 

Doug Turnbull Moose

Member Jim Kinsey and Doug Turnbull with Doug's 65" Alaskan moose. This moose was featured in an article "Bears on Both Ends" in the November 2009 issue of RACK Magazine.

 

Member Jim Kinsey helping to pack out Doug Turnbull's moose (left). "One of the toughest pack jobs in my hunting career". He doesn't look to happy!

Packing Out the Moose
 

Cape Buffalo

Member Jim Kinsey with his 3rd cape buffalo in the summer of 2008. He used his .416 Rigby to bring down this animal in the Rifigi block of Tanzania.

Cape Buffalo

Member Jim Kinsey's largest cape buffalo to date ranking in the top 200 buffalo SCI ever takin in Africa - 41" wide.

 

Ed Dysart Lion

Member Jim Kinsey and Ed Dysart with Ed's Tanzania lion. This lion hunt was featured in the article Jim wrote for the Jan/Feb 2008 issue of SCI Magazine entitled "Hunting the King".

Alaska Fish

Sometimes, when the hunting isn't good the fishing is! Member Jim Kinsey with an Alaska silver salmon caught while filming for Nosler's Magnum TV.


Cynthie Fisher Tahr

Member Cynthie Fisher shot this blond tahr last year (2008) on the South Island of New Zealand.

Cynthie Fisher water buffalo

Hunting water buffalo in the Northern Territory of Australia was a highlight of member Cynthie Fisher's 2008 hunt.

 

Cynthis Fisher BC Moose

Member Cynthie Fisher's British Columbia moose was one of the biggest of the season from that area.

Cynthie Fisher Eland

Member Cynthie Fisher's Lord Derby eland from the C.A.R - reported as her most memorable hunt.

 

Cynthie Fisher Ibex

Results of member Cynthie Fisher's hunting trip to Tajikistan - a mid-Asian ibex.

Cynthie Fisher Sheep

Member Cynthie Fisher took this Marco Polo sheep on the same trip as her mid-Asian ibex (all from Tajikistan).

 

Bridger Everett

12 year-old Bridger Everett shot his first buck in 2009. Way to go!

McCool Kudu

Member Rick McCool with 53" kudu in Fraun Africa, South Africa (2002).

 

McCool Oryx

Member Rick McCool with gemsbock in Fraun Africa, South Africa (2008).

McCool Waterbuck

Member Rick McCool with 33" waterbuck taken with Dries Vissar Safaris, South Africa (2005).

 

McCool Whitetail

Member Rick Mccool with a 150" whitetail taken in western Montana (2002).

 

 

Falagan Turkey

Kate Falagan on her first hunting trip with her dad. After 2 hours of sitting in the double bull blind, 3 gobblers came in, dad placed a good shot and the rest are wonderful memories.

 

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