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Safari Club International Southwest Ohio Chapter: First For Hunters

2019 Sponsors

Official Event Sponsor

25th Anniversary Sponsor

AWLS Major Donors


2018 SCI Chapter of the Year

2020 AWLS: American Wilderness Leadership School

American Wilderness Leadership School

We are now accepting applications for Tuition Grants for Educators from Southwest Ohio Area to attend the American Wilderness Leadership School For more information and a copy of the application start here.

2020 Fundraiser February 29th

Our 2020 Fundraiser is just around bend and will be here before you know it. We have some great sponsor packages, with limited quantities available, find out more here. Ticket information has been updated here, or you can download our new order form and and send it in. If you have an item you would like do donate for use during our fundraiser please see our Sponsor's page for information. We are back at the Ramada Plaza Cincinnati (Near 75 and Sharon Road in Sharonville) 11320 Chester Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45246. Doors Open at 5:00.
Jim is working hard on the Live Auction, even when Greg has been picking up items for our silent auction, Tom is working on making our general raffle the best it has ever been, and we have more guns on hand for this fundraiser than ever before. Make sure to mark your calendar now and call your friends!

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Up Coming Monthly Meeting

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

September 19, 2019: Zambia Adventure Jim Hayes giving a great presentation on his recent trip to Zambia.

October 17, 2019: AWLS Presentation Educators Fawn Girard, Laura Tonkin, and Renee McCord will give a presentation about their trip to the American Wilderness Leadership School

November 21, 2019: African hunting Books through the Decades African hunting Books through the decades by David Schwarz.

December 19, 2019: TBA

January 16, 2020: TBA

February 20, 2020: TBA

March 19, 2020: TBA

April 16, 2020: TBA

May 21, 2019: Gun Swap (Free) &Chapter 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)

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.

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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