Researching America’s Smallest Wild Cat

On October 4th, 2017, SCI Foundation kicked off its Wildlife Conservation Webinar Series with the Western U.S. Bobcat Project. Featuring Dr. Tim Hiller of the Western U.S. Bobcat Project to the online forum allowed us to listen to one of our research partners tell us first-hand how this project can change the way America views bobcats.  As Dr. Hiller of the Wildlife Ecology Institute has stated, “State agencies need to provide substantial and increasingly technical evidence that harvest is sustainable and that management decisions are informed and defensible based on the best available evidence.”

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SCI Foundation Donation Benefits Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund

Safari Club International and Safari Club International Foundation have made a donation of $55,000 to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation (TPWF) for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) Employee Relief Fund.

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Montana Moose Hunter Success Is Good for Science

Moose season is upon us again, and thanks to the Hunter Legacy 100 Fund, SCI Foundation will support the 4th year of the Montana Moose Project designed by Montana Fish, Wildlife, & Parks to be the most cost-effective means to investigate the observed decline of moose populations.

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SCI/F Scholarship Representatives Visit Texas A&M Kingsville

By Matt Bluntzer

Each year committee representatives from SCIF visit one or two of the universities to keep up with current staff, current scholars, and review each program.

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Fly Fishing at Lincoln Hills, Blackhawk, CO – Hosted by River Deep and SCI HOP

It was a great day in the Colorado Rockies for instruction, fly fishing and lunch for Operation TBI Freedom, Freedom Hunters and Craig Hospital, and the Anglers of Honor Program.

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Archery After Dark at International Wildlife Museum

Archery After Dark was held on September 8th, 2017 at SCIF’s International Wildlife Museum. It was an opportunity for people of all ages to try archery in a non-intimidating, fun environment!

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Sables Annual Luncheon Show and Auction – Raising Funds for Education!

It’s like a triangle.  Any way you look at it, it takes the effort of all three sides to make it work.  I’m referring to supporting Education Sables fundraising goals by attending the Sables Annual Luncheon, Show and Auction.

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Supporting the Cause

You can help conserve wildlife and educate the next generation about the importance of hunting, potentially reducing your tax burden, by making a gift to SCIF from your IRA.

If you are 70 1/2 or older, you may take advantage of this opportunity to rollover a portion of your IRA savings, helping our cause while minimizing your tax implications. If you’re in a financial position where you do not need to use your required minimum distribution, you can make a gift of up to $100,000 this year from your IRA to further the mission of SCIF.

Contact your financial adviser to see if this option is a good fit for you.

Keep in mind…

With an IRA Rollover Gift to SCIF:

  • You pay no income tax on the distribution.
  • You make a very meaningful charitable gift to one of your favorite causes.
  • You become a member of SCIF’s Heritage Society.
  • You can use your IRA to fund programs that are meaningful to you.

When you take a required minimum distribution:

  • You pay income taxes on your distribution.
  • You may increase your tax bracket.
  • You may not need the money.

If this sounds like an option for you, contact your financial advisor and get started. Then let us know, so we can work with you on the best use of your donation to help further our efforts.

For more information about making a gift to SCIF from your IRA, contact Kimberly Byers at KByers@safariclub.org (520) 620-1220 Ext. 322.

Thank you for your commitment to wildlife conservation and education and our great hunting traditions.

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