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Pine Hill Plantation Best of the Sporting South

Ultimate in wild quail experience from horseback & mule-drawn wagon

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ine Hill Plantation was recently named “Best of The Sporting South” for bobwhite quail hunting by Garden & Gun magazine in their December 2012/ January 2013 issue. We set out to find out why and here is what we found. Imagine riding on a mule-drawn wagon or on horseback watching topquality pointing dogs work the longleaf pine timber of southern Georgia, waiting for their sudden stop when they wind a covey of wild bobwhites. For most quail hunters, it is merely a dream. But that dream becomes reality at Pine Hill Plantation, South Georgia’s finest quail hunting destination. If quail hunting is anything, it is driven by tradition. Quail hunting from horseback is as deeply embedded in the southern plantation psyche as grits and cornbread, and the muledrawn wagon is an iconic symbol of the grand plantation quail hunting social experience. For quail hunters, the pursuit of a revered little bird permeates every aspect of the lifestyle of those who pursue it. Pine Hill Plantation preserves that lifestyle with no compromise. Short of owning or being invited to a private plantation, there are few places where quail hunters can experience the lifestyle that has enthralled wingshooters for two centuries. “It’s vintage Georgia quail hunting,” said Pine Hill’s owner, Doug Coe. “We run it a lot like a private plantation. In the commercial hunting world, hunting from a mule-drawn wagon or on horseback is all but gone — you only find this type of hunting at a private plantation.” Pine Hill Plantation changes that with style and service. From private plantation lodges providing the ultimate in luxury and privacy to a private house staff, groups will experience authentic South Georgia quail hunting at it best. “Groups of four or more have their own private lodge,” Coe said. “And are served by the same house staff and huntmaster for the duration of their stay.” All meals are served in your private dining room where you experience the exquisite country gourmet food served by the talented staff. “It’s high-touch personal service — you’ll know the names of the staff and they’ll know yours — it’s very much like a private plantation,” Coe said. And then there are the birds — wild birds, no less. “We have some of the best habitat in Georgia, with 6,000 acres of longleaf pine timber with wiregrass understory,” Coe said. “It’s the same native habitat that the quail had before the white man got here and began clearing timber for farming.” “We have a great wild quail population and a lot of lively action. We

have to hunt the birds; we don’t know where they are from day-to-day.” Quail hunting parties are normally four shooters per wagon-hunt party to provide personal attention and to gear the bird hunt to your desires. Three experienced guides (a huntmaster, a dog handler and wagon master) will accompany your party and work the proven pointers, setters and retrievers to help you find the quail. A dog kennel of more than 30 pointers and setters with exceptional bloodlines will earn your respect as they run their courses. The labs off the wagon will retrieve the quail from where you drop them and flush coveys in any thick cover. When groups of friends and guests go out for the day in search of quail, there is a lot of ground to cover — the need for fresh dogs, lunch in the field, refreshments — all of which is traditionally borne by horse and mule. The huntmaster is in the lead watching for the point, the big mule-drawn wagon jangling along behind, and fresh dogs wait in the wagon’s dog boxes while the more comfort-minded plantation guests enjoy the social aspects of the hunt from the padded wagon seats. They aren’t often sitting for long, though, as the hunters will witness plenty of covey rise shooting opportunities and hard-flying bobwhites. Before and after the hunts, guests will experience the first-class luxury. The Pine Hill Manor Lodge, the grandest of the luxury lodges, accommodates up to 12 persons and is equipped with all of the amenities of home, offering a luxurious master suite, cigar/gun room with fireplace, a large comfortable great room, two touch personal service have not gone unnoticed. Pine Hill Plantation is one of only five wingshooting venues in North America to be inducted in the Beretta Trident Program and has earned a coveted Two Trident rating that places it in the upper three percent of all wingshooting venues. Pine Hill Plantation is the only Orvis-endorsed wingshooting facility that provides guided bobwhite quail hunting exclusively from muledrawn wagon and horseback and was a 2011 nominee for Orvis Wingshooting Lodge of the year. Shooting Sportsman magazine features Pine Hill Plantation in their 25th Anniversary January/February private dining rooms and guest rooms with private bathrooms. The Quail Covey Lodge has many of the same features of Pine Hill Manor, but on a cozier scale of a firstclass cottage. Beautiful heart pine floors greet you as you enter. A master suite, a cigar/gun room with fireplace, a large comfortable great room, a private dining room and guest rooms will allow you to relax and enjoy this exceptional Georgia hunting experience. Quail Covey Lodge can accommodate up to 10 persons. And then there is the food. Fresh vegetables, cut-to-order steaks, and

2013 issue and highlights the growing trend of women in upland wingshooting sports. This hidden treasure is the perfect place to build lasting customer relations or enjoy time with family and friends in a hunting experience like it has been done on private plantations for more than 150 years. Contact Pine Hill Plantation at (229) 758-2464 or reservations@pinehillplantation.com. And stop by Pine Hill’s booth at the Dallas Safari Club Convention, booth number C-552 in the Wingshooter’s World area (across the isle from Shooting Sportsman magazine and near the Food Court in Hall C).

quail from the mesquite grill or fried in an iron skillet are a few main evening courses, served by your private staff. Pecan pie and berry cobblers are just two favorite deserts. And each guest may customize their meals to their personal tastes by selecting in advance from the à la carte menu. Guests wake up to the smell of fresh coffee brewing, bacon frying in a cast-iron skillet, homemade biscuits in the oven with Pine Hill’s famous Mayhaw jelly and grits and eggs served just the way they like them. The authentic hunts, private luxury lodging, excellent food and high-

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The Greatest Hunters’ Convention on the Planet is here! A record 831 exhibitors await you as the Dallas Safari Club Annual Convention and Sporting Expo opens its doors on Jan. 3. The event, always the first major hunting show of the year in the U.S., takes place Jan. 3-6, 2013, at the Dallas Convention Center. The public is welcome to attend and a crowd of some 40,000-plus is expected. Attendees will find an almost 600,000-square foot exhibit hall that emphasizes quality, variety and hospitality over sheer bulk, according to Ben Carter, DSC executive director. “Our goal is to host the best show of its kind, not necessarily the biggest,” said Carter. “Managing the size metrics of the event. Creating a more welcoming environment. Offering ample choices of good outdoor products and services from around the world. All of this allows more attendees to find hunting adventures, guns, gear and accessories that are perfect for them. And this buying atmosphere, in turn, allows more exhibitors to do well and have a great show.” The overarching goal, of course, is nurturing the event for long-haul success and support for DSC conservation, education and hunter advocacy initiatives. Since relocating from Dallas Market Hall to the more spacious Dallas Convention Center in 2010, DSC has carefully paced its growth with show exhibitors and total exhibit space while enjoying significant gains in attendees and overall fundraising. In 2012, DSC spent a record $1,002,000 on mission-related programs, an increase of more

than $300,000 from the previous year. Over the past five years, DSC has granted more than $3.5 million for habitat protection and management, wildlife restoration and research, youth learning programs, and promoting hunter interests and benefits to conservation worldwide. “It’s gratifying to see DSC become a global force for wildlife and wild places, and I believe that’s a growing source of pride for everyone who attends or exhibits at our show,” Carter said. Exhibitors at the 2013 event includes outfitters and professional hunters from around the world, gun makers, optics and gear companies, artists, jewelers, clothiers, furriers, and many others from across the outdoor industry also will be there. Daily agendas include seminars on various hunting topics by authorities considered best in their field. Additionally, the many wildlife taxidermy displays throughout the expo hall are always a hit. Highly anticipated attractions include an expo section with exhibits, dog-training demonstrations and more called “Upland Country,” sponsored by Quail Coalition, a Texas-based organization focused on upland bird conservation and the annual exhibition of the Custom Gunmakers Guild. In the evenings, convention registrants can enjoy gala banquets featuring celebrity speakers, awards, entertainment and auctions for world-class hunts, firearms and more. Most evening events will be held at the new Omni Hotel in downtown Dallas, connected to the convention center by a skywalk. For registration information, visit www.biggame.org.

Trijicon RMR

The hunter’s most versatile choice

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rijicon’s supremely dependable RMR (Ruggedized Miniature Reflex) optic may quite possibly be the perfect nonmagnified aiming system for hunters of virtually any discipline. Weighing in at a mere 1.2 ounces, the RMR provides hunters with fast and accurate both-eyesopen shooting without the excess bulk and weight of larger red-dot optics.

VERSATILITY

Cape buffalo with a fine double, predators with an AR, spring gobblers with shotgun or big woods whitetails with a lever gun: The possibilities are endless! Regardless of your prey, the RMR provides speed and clarity for instant target acquisition without the potential focusing issues associated with open sights. Did we mention handguns and muzzleloaders, slug guns and archery? The versatility of the RMR is continually evolving.

RUGGED PERFORMANCE

Trijicon RMRs have been proven on the most demanding environments on earth by U.S. Special Operations, law enforcement officers and hunters of dangerous game. Available in three models — the Adjustable LED, Dual-Illuminated (battery-free) and LED — all RMR units are housed in an aircraft-grade aluminum chassis and tested to military standards, so they can handle the recoil of even the largest caliber. The RMR aiming dot is precise and visible in any light. Audible click adjustments quickly zero to point of impact, and its CR2032 lithium battery lasts up to two years in the LED version, and up to four years in the Adjustable LED model at mid-setting. The RMR attaches to most platforms via weaver-style or Picatinny rail and by the company’s new specially designed custom rifle adaptor mounts. These mounts are available for the most popular double rifles including Sako, Blazer, and a variety

of rifles with ribs measuring 11-12 mm and 14-16 mm. RMR adaptor mounts are also available in versatile quick release and gunsmithready configurations.

GO TACTICAL

The secret is out! Many hunters have taken a note from the tactical operator’s playbook by combining an RMR with their traditional riflescope. This combo provides magnified precision aiming with unbeatable point-and-shoot capabilities when needed. Trijicon offers a specially designed 45 degree, Picatinny-style mount that simply attaches to your existing scope rail. As an added bonus, this quickdetach mount allows the user to switch their RMR to other platforms in a matter of seconds. For more information on Trijicon’s RMR optic, mounting options and the complete array of Brilliant Aiming Solutions for the hunting, shooting, military and law enforcement markets, contact Trijicon, Inc. at (248) 9607700 or visit Trijicon.com.

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Ruger big-game rifles pack a punch

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erious rifles in serious calibers are available from Sturm, Ruger and Co., Inc. without the prices that make many hunters flinch before they shoot. If big-game hunts demanding big bore rifles are in your future, the Ruger “African” and “Alaskan” rifles are the answers. These Hawkeye rifles are chambered in .375 Ruger and .416 Ruger. The cartridges, co-developed with Hornady Manufacturing, perfectly fit the Ruger standard length action, the same one used for the .270 Winchester and .3006 Springfield. The rifles feature windage adjustable shallow “V” notch rear sights and large white bead front sights for instant sight alignment. They also are delivered with Ruger’s patented

scope rings, allowing the shooter to choose which optics to install on the integral mounts. The M77 Hawkeye “African,” in .375 Ruger features a 23-inch blued barrel and checkered walnut stock. A left-handed “African” model is also available. The shorter-barreled “Alaskan” rifle is the perfect gun where quick handling and hard-hitting cartridges are needed. The M77 Hawkeye “Alaskan” chambered in .375 Ruger and .416 Ruger features a handy 20-inch barrel and a Hogue® OverMolded™ synthetic stock. OverMolding, a patented process, provides the ultimate in a comfortable, non-slip, cobblestone texture that is durable and extremely quiet. The state-ofthe-art elastomer material used on Hogue stocks will not harden with age and is virtually impervious to all oils and solvents found around firearms, providing years

of dependable service. Ruger also offers both single-shot No. 1 and M77MKII Magnum rifles in .375 H&H Magnum, .416 Rigby and .458 Lott. The classic No. 1 Tropical rifle is also available in .405 Winchester, .45-70 Government and .458 Winchester and the recently added 9.3X74R. The one-piece bolt of Ruger M77MKII Magnum rifles features a non-rotating Mauser-type controlled-feed extractor, the most positive feeding and extraction system ever invented. The fixed-blade-type ejector positively ejects the empty cases as the bolt is moved fully forward. All M77 MKII Magnum rifles also feature folding leaf express rear sights and a barrel mounted sling swivel. To learn more about the full line of Ruger big-game rifles, visit Ruger.com or Facebook. com/Ruger.

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Under Armour redefines scent control technology for hunters

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ou’ve invested your time, sweat and resources in preparation for this moment. Why risk it all with a slight change of the wind? As the leader in performance hunting apparel, every product developed by Under Armour has one thing in common — it’s designed to make you a more lethal hunter! New for 2012, Under Armour has unveiled a new system of performance hunting gear featuring UA Scent Control technology. From baselayer to outerwear and accessories, UA has strategically integrated its new UA Scent Control technology throughout the line, providing you with complete coverage in every layer.

WHAT IS UNDER ARMOUR SCENT CONTROL?

Under Armour’s innovation team has partnered with industry leaders to create the best scent control product on the market today. Utilizing an exclusive dual technology, Under Armour Scent Control effectively traps human vapor odor and suppresses odor-causing bacterial growth.

HOW DOES UNDER ARMOUR SCENT CONTROL WORK?

With game-changing technology, UA Scent Control employs a customengineered odor-trapping zeolite carrier, a synthetic lava far superior to carbon, encasing a silver-based antimicrobial to create the ultimate “smart” odor-control material. UA Scent Control not only captures more of your odor than traditional odor absorbers, it also lasts longer — even after 50 washes, UA Scent Control maintains 99 percent effectiveness, while carbon technology is reduced by up to 50 percent after five washes.

UNDER ARMOUR SCENT CONTROL SPRAY

Under Armour Scent Control apparel has you covered from baselayer to outerwear — but what about your gear? Also new for 2012, Under Armour delivers a total scent control program with the introduction of Under Armour Scent Control Spray. This spray formula contains the same game-changing zeolite technology, designed for use on all the necessary gear associated with the hunt. Use UA Scent Control Spray on items like your bow, tree stand, backpack and footwear. It’s time to stack the odds in your favor with the most effective scent control technology available: Under Armour Scent Control. For more information on Under Armour Scent Control products and their complete selection of performance apparel, footwear and accessories, visit UA.com or alwayslethal.com. Under Armour Scent Control UA.com or alwayslethal.com

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A gift from above

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n the early morning of the second day of looking for a good kudu bull at Makadi Safaris in Namibia, we saw one. Looking from the back of the truck at a distance of 1,000 yards or so, John Jacobs, my PH for the trip, let me know. “Oh, mon, oh mon oh mon,” he said several times. “That’s a big bull.” The bull was near a low fence and a half-dozen red hartebeest were on the other side. “Don’t jump the fence, don’t jump,” he said to the animal. “The other side is the neighbors. If he crosses, no good.” The hartebeest then crossed the fence to “our” side, and the kudu turned and walked into the thick brush. “We go see if we can find,” John said. Jacobs, a native of Namibia and a descendent of the Bushmen, a people that inhabited Southern Africa long before a white person ever showed up and survived by hunting and gathering, spoke English well enough, but it was his third language after Afrikaans and German. We drove part of the way and walked the rest, entering the brush in the same general area as the kudu. After walking 300 yards or so, a large tree stood in front of us. “I climb the tree to try to see him,” John said. I gave him a boost and he worked his way up for a bird’s-eye view. I could see he was scanning the horizon for the beast, and then I saw him look closer to the tree. He froze for several minutes, then turned and pointed his finger downward. I had been around him long enough to know what that meant. The kudu was close. I continued to watch the PH, and could tell he was trying to analyze a plan to work through the dense, high brush to get to an area where I could get a shot. Apparently he couldn’t, because he turned and stretched and flexed his index finger. He wants me to come up the tree. Are you kidding me? I’m 53 and haven’t climbed a tree since I was 10. And if I remember right, I fell out of that one. John came down to the level of the lowest branch that was a foot or so out of my reach. I gave him the rifle and he hung it from a branch. He tried reaching down and taking my hand, but that didn’t work.

It was time to get determined. Thoughts of the kudu bull convinced me to get climbing. I looked at the trunk and saw one knot that protruded a little bit. What the hell, you’re supposed to be in shape. Get your butt up this tree. This is crazy. My foot held and I got my arm around the lowest branch. John pulled and I got my leg around one on the other side and pulled myself up. “He’s close, so be very quiet,” John said. “He was looking right at me.” We moved to where our feet were 15 to 18 feet above the earth. “Can you lean against that branch and get a good shot,” he asked. The branch leaned up and to the right. I positioned my arm from my elbow to my shoulder along the branch. Although my shoulder and head weren’t square to the target, both of my feet were stable and my hip rested against another branch. “It’s good,” I said. John pointed in the direction of the bull. I looked through the Nikon scope but didn’t see it. “A little left,” John said. I moved slowly to the left and saw him — he was looking right at me at 60 to 70 yards. All that was visible above the brush was part of his neck, his head and the massive horns. “Shoot him in the neck,” John whispered. Four thoughts flowed through my brain as I pushed the set trigger forward on the CZ .375 H&H. Don’t look at the horns. Focus. Exhale slowly. Squeeze easily — let the gun surprise you. I squeezed. Experienced safari hunters had told me that one of the best parts of a safari is the rare occasion when something happens that gets the PH really excited. If that’s true, John’s reaction was just that. “Good shot! Good shot!” he yelled and started recant-

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ing the story in lessthan-perfect English. And he was still yelling. “I climb the tree and look out far but don’t see him,” he said. “Then I look down and he’s right there looking at me. I couldn’t move and my foot was slipping. I look around but there’s nowhere to get a shot so I tell you to climb tree. “What a hunt! What a hunt!” I enjoyed the story, but I was still frozen to a tree. “My foot is stuck,” I said as I handed him the rifle. John pointed to a spot to place my other foot, and I was able to wiggle the wedged foot out and work my way down, with all but the last 4 feet or so being done gracefully. We walked to the bull — he had dropped where he stood. What a majestic creation. Then the work started. Our driver, Johnny, used his machete to cut the path for the truck to get to the animal. An hour later, a winch helped load him onto the truck to take back to camp. I think I’ve finally stopped shaking. I walked back to the tree and tried to reenact the climb to the lowest branch. My three tries didn’t come close. Adrenaline is a funny thing. On the drive back, John talked about the tree, called a shepherd’s tree. “It produces a fruit that the baboons love,” he said. “They are always in these trees — the kudu thought he saw a big baboon.” Then he pointed to my cheek. “Then he saw an even bigger white baboon.” Back at camp, with the same level of enthusiasm, John relayed the story to all of the skinners and ranch workers, most who spoke only Afrikaans. I couldn’t understand a single word, but could tell when he got to the part about me

climbing the tree as they all looked at me and smiled. And I learned more about the tree from Diethelm Meztger, who owns Makadi Safaris with his wife, Katja. “It’s the only native tree in this part of Africa without thorns,” he said. That’s a good thing. My hands and knees are torn up enough. The bull’s score didn’t matter much to me, but John was right. It was a good bull, with horns measuring 53 1/2 and 54 inches. “It’s a gold medal kudu,” John said, showing me the chart. A few days later, when saying our good-byes, John was still talking about the kudu. “I’ll never forget that hunt,” he said. Nor will I. And someday years from now, hopefully a young person with an interest in going on safari will see the bull on the wall and ask about it — and I’ll reply: “Sit down, please. I would like to tell you a story.” By Craig Nyhus LSONews.com

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Trophy whitetails, exotics at Montgomery Properties Ranch

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f you’re looking for the EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME, then you’ve found the right place at Montgomery Properties Ranch. The ranch is located north of Jacksboro, just 75 miles northwest of Fort Worth, and encompasses approximately 5,000 acres of rugged hills and draws with drainage and fertile bottomland along the West Fork of the Trinity River and Cameron Creek. Considered North Texas Brush Country, the landscape consists predominately of post oak and elm with a general mixture of mesquite and pear. A true working ranch, it was high fenced in 1988 to accomplish one goal — to build, shape and create a ranch that would excel in habitat, food plot systems and a management program resulting in some of the finest Texas trophy hunting to be experienced anywhere!

roamed the ranch for years, allowing ample time for their horns to sprawl into a huge mass. It’s not uncommon to see male aoudad with horns curving back and touching their bodies. Over the years, hunters at Montgomery Properties Ranch have harvested a multitude of aoudad sporting horns measuring more than 30 inches, with several reaching 36 inches. Considered an exotic species in Texas, you can hunt aoudad any time of the year. This makes for a perfect off-season hunt or combination with a trophy whitetail or red stag hunt.

RED STAG

A majestic species of game has been spotted around Montgomery Properties Ranch. Sporting magnificent racks resembling an animal from prehistoric times and bellowing deep roars in anticipation of the breeding season, trophy red stags now traverse the ridge tops and valleys of the 5,000-acre ranch. The perfect compliment to your trophy whitetail hunt, hunters can try their hand at a challenging red stag after harvesting a monster buck, or revolve your entire hunt around one of these red giants. Either way, your heart will race when these large creatures and their enormous antlers step in to view!

TROPHY WHITETAILS

Montgomery Properties Ranch offers the ultimate Texas whitetail hunting experience, a product of more than 24 years of intense whitetail and wildlife management. When you book a whitetail hunt with Montgomery Properties Ranch, don’t expect to experience a revolving door on the camp house. You will never see more than five to six hunters on the ranch at any one time. An important part of your hunt is to allow you and your guide the freedom to roam the ranch and experience all wildlife and scenery as if it were your own. The hunts are guided one-on-one unless otherwise requested (i.e., father and son or husband and wife) and the guide will determine the maturity of the deer. Mainly you will hunt out of spacious, heated blinds overlooking the lush wheat fields and wide senderos, or, if you dare, try some of the best rattling found in Texas. With a 1:1 buck-to-doe ratio, it can be spectacular. Don’t forget your camera or else you’ll miss excellent photo and video opportunities. Under stringent management, the wildlife management program in place maximizes the potential of the habitat and the bucks that call it home. This allows for a world-class hunting experience that is second to none. This is your opportunity to take your trophy whitetail hunting experience to the next level.

EXOTICS & AFRICAN GAME

Montgomery Properties Ranch has stepped up their game by offering hunters the opportunity to add several exotic species to their trophy room. Upon entering the ranch you will have an opportunity to add an exotic hunt to your trophy whitetail package and take your hunting experience to the next level. Several exotic species call the ranch home, including monster bull elk, kudu, sable, eland, scimitar-horned oryx, axis, blackbuck, fallow deer, sika and many more. Armed with the FFW permits required of certain species, these hunts are the perfect add-on or off-season excursion, as exotic and African game species in Texas can be hunted year-round. A challenging hunt, Montgomery Properties Ranch provides an abundance of hills, ridges, and thick cover, offering many places for game to hide. Most hunts are spot-and-stalk, and those familiar with shooting sticks and bipods have the opportunity to put their shooting skills to the test. Exotic hunts at Montgomery Properties Ranch are not only fun and exciting but memorable as well. You’re destined to leave the ranch with a smile on your face and a lifetime of memories.

AOUDAD

A Texas favorite and mysterious creature that seldom makes an appearance, the ranch population of aoudad will try the patience and match wits with any seasoned hunter. Many of the aoudad have

RANCH ACCOMMODATIONS

Step out of the city and off the concrete onto Montgomery Properties Ranch. There you will leave the urban jungle behind and experience the best of the Texas outdoors and hunting. Awaiting your visit is a Texas ranch-style lodge and accommodations. The facilities are sure to make you feel at home with spacious bedrooms, a full-service kitchen, relaxing living rooms and scenic views from the porch. Accommodations also include a game room where hunters can play pool, Ping-Pong or kick back and watch their favorite sports teams on the large flat-screen HD TV. After each hunt, indulge yourself with a meal as big as Texas! The ranch cook is sure to satisfy your taste buds with a menu dear to any hunter’s heart. Start off the day with a country breakfast made up of eggs, sunny-side-up, biscuits and gravy, fried bacon, sausage and buttermilk pancakes smothered in maple syrup. Still hungry? Dinner at Montgomery Properties Ranch can be considered more of an experience than a meal. The smells and sights of the entrees will make your mouth water in anticipation. Make sure to pack your stretchy pants as you’ll need the room after filling your plate with grilled steaks, fried pork chops, chicken-fried steak and several other homemade dishes. Oh yeah, don’t forget dessert. The cook makes a mean banana pudding!

BOOKING

Montgomery Properties requires half of the booking fee as deposit (nonrefundable), payable when the hunt is booked. The remaining booking fee is to be paid upon arrival at the ranch. Additional trophy fees incurred upon the harvest of an animal must be paid prior to leaving the ranch. The only necessities to bring include: • Rifle and ammo (good to bring a backup in case of malfunction) • Clothing • Personal items • Cooler large enough to transport meat back home • Texas hunting license Hunts for other game at Montgomery Properties Ranch are limited to the hunting seasons of ranch operations. Inquire with MPR for current rates. Montgomery Properties Ranch (817) 996-2959 • mprhunts.com Booth 702-703

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Montana watches don’t just tell time, they tell a story

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ndividually handcrafted at his Main Street studio in Livingston, Mont., each Montana Watch Company timepiece begins and ends at the bench of owner, founder and horologist Jeffrey Nashan. While his truly distinctive heirloom quality timepieces are inspired by the designs of early American watchmakers, close to 95 percent of Montana Watch Company’s work is individually customized, each watch being designed after in-depth consultations with the customer. Some watches are built to commemorate a memorable event, while others are engraved with the portraits of clients’ companions, such as beloved bird dogs that have joined them in the field or favorite horses. Many clients even create their own proprietary designs, having watches made specifically for their families, knowing no one else in the world will ever own the same watch. The opportunity to design what inevitably becomes a highly personalized and treasured heirloom is what makes Montana Watch Company different from the majority of other watchmakers worldwide. Beginning with a selection of nine different case styles that Mr. Nashan has designed from scratch, the client can customize almost every aspect of the watch, includ-

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ing individual dial graphics, hands, buckles, and customfitted, hand-cut leather straps. Once the client has decided upon individual components for their personalized custommade watch, master artisans, engravers, jewelers, silversmiths and leather artists do their part to complete the often intricate and unique designs. The pieces are then handassembled by Mr. Nashan in his studio’s workshop, using the finest Swiss movements that he re-calibrates to his own exacting specifications.  In order to maintain the high quality of craftsmanship for which it is now well known, Montana Watch only builds 75 to 100 watches per year.  Following the same ideas and principles that distinguish the Montana Watch Company, Rocky Mountain Watch creates customdesigned, limited editions in series from 12 to 1000 watches. Jeffrey Nashan and co-founder Paul Chausse, longtime Montana Watch machinist and engineer, created Rocky Mountain Watch Company to take the concept of custombuilt timepieces for individual clients and apply it to limited edition series. Manufactured in Manhattan, Mont., Rocky Mountain limited edition watches are perfect for corporate gifts, retail boutiques, family reunions, ranch brands and foundation promotions. Often,

clients, who initially start out as Montana Watch Company patrons, will later partner with Rocky Mountain Watch to design their own unique limited edition series of watches. While these watches are branded under the Rocky Mountain Watch Company name, they still meet the traditional Montana Watch Company standards. As with Montana Watch, the option to choose from one of our distinctive case designs or create an exclusive case to the client’s specifications is merely a starting point. Case materials, engraving, and dial graphics are limited only by the client’s imagination, which becomes a reality through the process of sketches, CAD drawings, 3D models and a final full-scale rendering.    While Montana Watch Company limits its builds to approximately 100 new pieces per year designed for an individual, Rocky Mountain Watch Company is geared to construct 12 to 1000 pieces per limited edition series to meet a client’s group needs. These watches evoke the spirit of the rugged individuality and history of the American West.  Both uniquely American, Montana Watch and Rocky Mountain Watch were forged from the same idea:

QUALITY AMERICAN TIME PIECES THAT DON’T JUST TELL THE TIME ... THEY TELL A STORY.

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Greystone Castle Texas Hunting in an Extraordinary Setting

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ince 1995, travelers on I-20 have been wondering what it is they see as they approach the Thurber exit about 70 miles west of Fort Worth. They’ve noticed the big English-style castle that looms atop one of the majestic mesas ... but have still questioned what it is. However, for avid wingshooters and sportsmen across Texas and the rest of the country — they know it’s Greystone Castle Sporting Club. For more than a decade, Greystone Castle has been part of the Orvis family as one of their premier wingshooting destinations. In fact, their name has become synonymous with quality in the hunting industry. With the end of the 2011 season, where they were named 2011 Orvis Wingshooting Lodge of the Year, Greystone completed its 17th year in business. It is this long-term commitment that has them very appreciative of their past successes and looking forward to the seasons to come. “Over the years, we have been very fortunate to have developed such wonderful relationships with so many clients”, says John Fredericks, general manager. “Each year we make new friends as well as renew old friendships. And we get to do this while sharing our commitment to the sport of hunting and the sporting lifestyle.” What’s both unique and compelling about Greystone is that it can

be so many things to so many different sportsmen. To the upland gunner, large fields of sorghum, millet and switchgrass bring memories of great gun dogs, flushing pheasants, bobwhite covey rises and days in the field with friends. For the big game hunter, it’s 6,000 acres that offer some of the best whitetail hunting in the country and more than 40 species of exotic game. For the clay shooter, it’s the great sporting clays and pyramid five-stand courses that will test the best of shooters. And for the avid angler, their trophy bass lakes present year-round opportunities for tight lines on largemouth and hybrid stripers. What appeals to all visitors at Greystone are its top-of-the-line accommodations and gourmet meals. There are five elegantly decorated suites capable of hosting more than 30 guests, a dining room complete with a full-time executive chef, spacious conference facilities, a swimming pool with hot tub, and just outside the castle walls, a scenic lookout affords a breathtaking vista of the entire estate. The ownership and staff have been dedicated to creating one of the finest sporting experiences found anywhere in the world.  Long-term habitat improvement and wildlife management has made Greystone an extraordinary hunting venue.  This coupled with the unique castle facility and outstanding customer service makes Greystone Castle a destination without equal.

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Premium vodka for outdoor lovers — in camo

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ig Rack Vodka was crafted as a tribute to outdoorsmen and women who appreciate quality and live to be outside. The vodka in the camouflage bottle expresses the “camouflage is a lifestyle” theme of the new product that made its Texas debut in September. “Our focus is on any lover of the outdoors, from hunters and fishermen to campers and climbers,” said Ken Trojcak, Texas state manager with Berniko Brands, the owners of Big Rack Vodka. “I want to see Big Rack Premium Vodka at every hunting lodge or camp site. Also, the camouflage bottle is very popular, especially with the 20s and 30s crowd.” Big Rack Vodka is more than a gimmick, though. Created in the whiskey state of Kentucky, the vodka was crafted from America’s finest grains, and no imported vodka surpasses its flavor, quality and smoothness. “The vodka inside is first-rate — it is distilled six times and charcoal filtered,” Trojcak said. “It’s a premium vodka at a medium-grade price.” The buzz of Big Rack Vodka has created enthusiasts and a fan base among hunters, outdoorsmen, young Americans, as well as the military. And there are plans for more options for camouflage-friendly fans, so you may want to look for different color camo in the future. “We can customize bottles for different flavors that are planned and we are going to customize the camouflage bottles for universities as well as a pink camo bottle for breast cancer awareness,” Trojcak said. “And we have a program that donates a portion of the proceeds of sales to disabled veterans — the possibilities are endless with the camouflage bottles.”

Big Rack Premium Vodka is already available at more that 300 independent retailers in Texas, and it retails for about $18 for the 750 ml size and $32 for the 1.75-liter bottle. “Go to your favorite beverage retailer where you do business,” Trojcak said. “If they don’t have it, ask for it. We’ll get it to them.” It’s American-made for the American outdoorsman, so Trojcak says be sure to give Big Rack Vodka a try. “Grab it for the bottle, then come back for the vodka.” Come try Big Rack Vodka at the Dallas Safari Club Booth 2841.

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Stalking Spain’s Sierra Machos

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he Nissan truck crept along the winding dirt road as it ascended the mountains in the Cazorla National Park in southern Spain. The truck seemed to drive itself as Nito Mariano Franco, the gamekeeper, kept his eyes peeled to the cliffs on either side of the road. Nito is one of only a few gamekeepers that cruise this 520,000-acre park. He knows under which rocks the southern Spanish ibex live, even with the fog and rain that was clouding our view. The hour-long trip was quiet. I wanted Nito to open up to me but he just kept gazing. I tried a little TexMex. Nothing. He stopped at a trailhead and we unloaded, walked up a small hill and started glassing the side of a mountain. My professional hunter, Jose Manuel Castillo, has been here before with Nito. They whispered in Spanish to each other. “They are sleeping, see the orange colored rock up there? They are in the cave under it,” Jose whispered to me. There were two females lying down out of the rain. As I watched through my binos, I heard a dog shake. It was right behind my leg. When I looked down there were two of them, both shaking the rain off their coats. Sheep dogs. Where did they come from? “Must be lost,” Jose explained. As I took a few photos, the dogs looked at the camera like they had never seen such a device. I coined them Dos Loco Peros (two crazy dogs), which brought the first smile to my guide’s face. “Let’s go, we must get higher up above all this fog.” Jose said. I had heard stories about hunting ibex in Spain, that the gamekeeper knows exactly were every animal is at all times. “So they have these two ibex tied up in the cave just so they can show off,” I wondered. Over the next four days I would learn how untrue the stories were. We climbed and took logging roads behind locked gates. There is something about being able to go behind locked gates in a national park. We saw ibex during breaks in the fog but they were all small.

“This next walk will be maybe one hour,” Jose informed me. This was OK with me — I came to hike. Near another canyon, Nito stopped in his tracks. He was on point. Not 40 yards in front of him was an ibex looking right at him. I peered around his head and saw my first ibex up close. He was a young, small male — they call them machetes. After a stare-down, the machete took off along with five females. Every area we looked at held ibex — just none of stalking quality. The weather conditions were tough. The whispering Spanish was getting to me — I couldn’t understand it. “The rut has not started yet, the big machos (mature males) are not moving,” Jose interpreted. We found a place to eat. We entered and the owner started a generator so we could have lights and the 48-inch TV would work. That’s remote. “I hope you like what we have because that is all we have,” they said in Spanish. Lunch was great. The next day was Saturday and the hotel filled with tourists and other hunters. My half-million acres were filling up. At the bar, I learned the hunters were doing a driven hunt so that would not affect me. But what about all these tourists? The rain came down twice as hard, and we kept passing tourists at every turnout and every point of view. Late in the day we found a macho. Jose went crazy. “Macho, macho, macho,” he yelled. An Ibex stood about 60 yards away. Nito looked at him. So did I, and I could tell Nito knew he was too small. The ibex was about 6 years old. I got out in the pouring rain to take some photos. Jose told me that he was old enough to shoot. “Jose, I’m not going to shoot an ibex in front of all those tourists,” I responded. He agreed. I think he was so focused on the hunting he lost track of his surroundings. We rolled on past another point of view and stopped to look for ibex with the tourists. I wondered if this was the way they hunt here, right next to all these tourists? This could never happen in the U.S. The sun broke the horizon on the third day and the mountain valleys filled with warmth.

The walk will be one hour but it is very steep,” Nito said in broken English. “Let’s go,” I replied in Tex-Mex. We were starting to communicate. The 1,000foot ascent wasn’t too bad. I just took my time, sweated and drank my water. Nito never stopped, never caught his breath and never shed a drop of sweat. I could tell the 49-year-old hiked these mountains all the time. For 20 years, he pushed game for the driven hunts. Then five years ago they made him gamekeeper. I could tell he was proud of this. We spent all morning looking at a large area of limestone cliff faces. I watched a female lunge her body out over a huge rock catching her front feet on a bush and holding on. She fed on the bush for 15 minutes with only her rear toes balancing on the rock. Nito was mad. He knew where the big ibex lived. He was looking in their living room, but they still were not showing themselves. I was loving it, but the Spanish are not patient people. One the fourth day, we spied a good macho way at the top of a peak, but Jose said there was no way to get to him. I learned that the ibex population was between 1,500-2,000 in Spain’s largest park. Its open range makes it one of only a few places to hunt freeranging ibex. I also learned that the government only allowed a harvest of 10 ibex this year. My PH had three permits. We were communicating now; I was learning a bunch. We unlocked another gate and climbed to the top of a 6,500-foot peak. We started a two-hour walk, but it was downhill. A quarter-mile into the walk, Nito went on point. “Macho” was whispered back down the line. We sat and watched. Through my glass I could see a band of five young males rising to their back legs and smashing their heads together. At 80 yards, the sound got to us quickly. They took turns

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doing what the big machos had taught them. I was smiling. My gamekeeper and PH were not. Nito tried speaking in English; he couldn’t understand my Tex-Mex. He finally cracked a joke at lunch. Later, we came across the area of the first macho sighting two days before. “Macho, macho, macho,” Jose screamed. There were two of them across a river with a deep ravine. “You can shoot if you want,” Jose said. I looked at him and said, “Jose, I think he is the same one I saw before. I’ll pass.” We glassed from another hilltop and Jose complimented me on my hunting ethics. He said he and Nito had been talking and they both thought anyone else would have shot that ibex. I told Jose that I was perfectly fine going home without harvesting an ibex. I’d had a great hunt. “I have never had a hunter not shoot,” Jose said. I reassured him that we had two more hours of daylight. Nito drove to another spot that we had visited a few days before. A windswept pine tree was at the point. I had taken some images of it in the dull grey fog. I picked up my Nikon and took a few photos of the tree in some beautiful light.

I could see the two Spaniards talking. I walked over to them and found the macho they had spotted in my glasses. “He is the largest one we have seen. Can we get to him?” I asked Nito. He nodded. We drove down the mountain and through another locked gate and started the stalk. Nito was in front and finally got a good look at him. He motioned that we would walk around to the right and get higher because of the wind. I made my way to the limestone rest that Nito had found and took a look. The macho was in some green grass looking straight away. Three females were feeding below me along with a small macho like the ones we had been seeing. The bowl they were in was tranquil. Only the westerly wind made any sound. I asked Nito about the animal’s size, but he would not answer. It was Jose’s job. Nito had done his. “He is 10 years old, but he might not score real high,” Jose whispered. I looked again and then asked for the gun. In a moment the tranquil bowl was bursting with running hoofs. As Nito walked down the mountain with the cape and horns on his back, I thought about how lucky that young macho was. He had a full moon that night and five females all to himself. I was smiling. By David J. Sams LSONews.com

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Early Colt revolver brings $284,410 in $1.8+ million Heritage Arms & Armor event

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ne of the first 150 civilian Colt singleaction revolvers ever produced brought $284,410 to lead Heritage Auctions’ $1.8+ million Arms & Armor Signature® Auction on Dec. 9 in Dallas.  More than 1,100 bidders competed for Colt rarities ranging from an exceptional 1860 Army percussion revolver, which brought $131,450, to an 1862 police percussion revolver, which sold for $41,825, and an exceptional cased Colt Model 1855, which surpassed its high estimate to sell for $33,460. By far the most anticipated grouping of the day was related to the late Texas Ranger Senior Captain Clint Peoples, whose personally owned firearms and memorabilia sold for more than $118,000, including a pair of custom U.S. Model 1911 Ithaca semi-automatic silver appliquéd pistols purchased by a floor bidder for $35,850 and a custom pair of Smith & Wesson double-action revolvers, which brought $26,680. A cased custom-engraved Colt single-action revolver with ivory grips owned by Peoples sold for $11,950 while his Senior Captain Texas Ranger badge constructed from a Mexican five-peso coin brought $7,768. “We’re pleased with how bidders responded to the array of rare Colt revolvers,” said Clifford Chappell, director of Arms & Armor at Heritage. “It was exciting to watch items in the Peoples collection blow their estimates out of the water.” Bidders took advantage of a number of rare and desirable rifles crossing the block including

Highlights include custom Ithaca pistols owned by Texas Ranger Clint Peoples, which brought $35,850 during Dec. 9 auction Bolt-Action Rifle made by Pachmayr selling for $15,535, and the famous “Betsy #1,” a 7mm Mashburn Super Magnum Mashburn Arms Bolt-Action Rifle with Telescopic Sight, formerly owned by Warren Page, Field & Stream’s shooting editor from 1947 to 1972, selling for $10,755.  Other rifle highlights included a Winchester T3 semiautomatic carbine and accessories, selling for $9,560, a rare experimental Collis Breechloading Flintlock, selling for $7,170, and an Inland U.S. T3 semi-automatic carbine and accessories, selling for $7,170. Additional rarities offered in the auction included:

A rare 123-pound African elephant tusk taken by Warren Page, selling for $29,875. A large matched pair of African elephant tusks selling for $10,755. A scarce 10 1/2-inch folding style Bowie knife made by W & S Butcher, Sheffield, selling for $4,182.50. A rare boxed Sturm-Ruger Hawkeye single-shot target pistol, one of only 3,000 ever manufactured in 1963, selling for $2,868. A  framed Tex & Patches Colt patent firearms advertising print by Frank Schoonover selling for $2,031.50 and a UMC Cartridges large advertising Bull’s-Eye tin sign selling for $1,792. Heritage Auctions’ next highly anticipated event is its 2013 Arms & Armor Signature Auction that will take place on June 9 in Dallas. Heritage is currently seeking consignments and the consignment deadline is April 18. Viewing dates will begin on June 7. Heritage Auctions is the largest auction house founded in the United States and the world’s third largest, with annual sales of more than $800 million, and 750,000+ online bidder members. For more information about Heritage Auctions, and to join and receive access to a complete record of prices realized, with full-color, enlargeable photos of each lot, please visit HA.com. Updates and breaking news stories about Heritage Auctions are available at a variety of sources: HA.com/Twitter; HA.com/Facebook, or sign up to view auction items and/or receive information on upcoming auctions at HA.com.

Telescopic sights, selling for $26,290, a rare Roberts Custom Model 70

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Share your trophies with pride using new app

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ou have just experienced the trophy of a lifetime. Your first thought is to share it with all your friends, so you post it on a popular social media site. The comments follow, and you realize your “friends” list contains acquaintances, coworkers and others who aren’t so happy with your accomplishment. Other comments flow from the anti-hunting crowd. Some of them are downright vicious, even threatening. Would you like a way to very easily share pictures, experiences and details of your last hunt with friends? Are you tired of harassment on social media from people who don’t understand hunting when you post hunting and trophy photos? Now you can with BIG BUCK DOWN app!  Share pictures, locations and information with select friends.  Share valuable hunting information with a hunting community.  Choose what you share with whom, and avoid negative comments and threats from anti-hunters who don’t understand. The app is the creation of a group of avid hunters and is endorsed by professional hunter and conservationist Ivan Carter, host of Dallas Safari Club’s Tracks Across Africa. In addition to photo and information sharing with friends only or the entire Big Buck Down community, hunters can invite friends to join the network, can assign their trophies to the exact spot on a global map using GPS and Geo Location technology (only if they choose to do so, of course), and can create their own private trophy room and enter a report of the adventure. A species and location database covers hundreds of animal species and covers all hunting locations from around the globe. And, best of all, it’s easy to use and mobile friendly. Download the app for free on the App Store or Google Play and get to sharing!!! Big Buck Down bigbuckdownapp.com

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Head to Wildcat Creek for top quail hunting experience

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ifficult conditions out West don’t need to deter the avid quail hunters who want to spend time in the field and see birds. Wildcat Creek Quail Hunting Resort has birds at the ready — where a memorable quail hunting adventure awaits. WCR, a family affair and the vision of Ron and Evonne Parker and their sons, Nick, David and Nathan, sports a new lodge and an atmosphere that is truly family-oriented. “We want the experience to be first-class but yet not stuffy,” said owner Ron Parker. Located in Red River County near Detroit, the property consists of 1,200-plus acres of wellmanaged land that will take hunters back in time. The habitat, birds and dogs are first-rate, with fields cleared out of the thick woods by Parker, who also owns a construction business. “And we have cleared saplings in two areas to offer hunters a true Georgia-style quail hunt with tough shots through the trees,” Ron said. “The grass looks great, it’s 2- to 3-feet high,” Nick said. “And we’ll hunt a lot more in the woods this year. Our customers love it.” Several flight pens allow for flight training for the pen-raised birds, and the birds are released before the beginning of the season. “We want the birds to be as wild as possible and explode out of the grass,” Ron said.

And it’s working. “All of our raised birds are banded,” Nick said. “We are shooting more and more unbanded birds, so some are making it and nesting. And we have kicked up a few coveys of all wild birds this season.” After the hunt, the new lodge and the food served at WCR may be even more memorable. The food is prepared by son David, a trained chef who has worked at top restaurants. WCR also offers pheasant hunts and has added a five-stand sporting clay station for parties and corporate events.

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Custom lightweight rifles at Rifles, Inc.

ustom rifle maker Lex Webernick is a fixture at the Dallas Safari Club annual convention — he’s been exhibiting here with his company, Rifles, Inc., since 1988. In more than two decades, Webernick said it has been exciting to watch this show become a major player. While the Dallas Safari Club convention is one of two conventions he exhibits at each year, he has seen the DSC event grow immensely while keeping its friendly and hunter-core atmosphere. “I enjoy getting the chance to visit with customers and friends each year,” he said. Rifles, Inc. specializes in Custom Lightweight rifles. “I build rifles as light at 4 1/2 pounds,” Webernick said. “But my most popular model is my Strata model weighing in at 5 pounds and the most requested caliber is one of the 30’s — .300 Win Mag, .300 Weatherby and .300 Rem. Ultra Mag. When I combine the lightweight stock design, the materials and the Quiet Slimbrake — the .300’s will have a felt recoil similar to a standard weight .270 Winchester.” Webernick also builds heavier and long-range rifles as well — such as the Safari, Master’s and Canyon models. “I usually chamber the Safari model in .416 Rem Mag or .375 H&H based on a Winchester Model 70 action,” he said. “The Master’s and Canyon rifle can be chambered in about any caliber up to and including .300 Rem. Ultra Mag — I will develop a handload for this rifle that will shoot at least half MOA.” Webernick crafts his rifles with an attention to detail, and points out that one of the most important parts of crafting a custom rifle is matching the components so that the completed rifle will balance between the shooter’s hands. And Webernick prefers to have his customers ready to head to the field when they pick up their new gun. “I like sending the rifles out complete — either mounting and sighting a new scope or a scope that you can send me,” he said. “That way, the rifle is ready once you receive it. “By achieving these goals the rifle will shoot straight and hold steady — as well as being a joy to tote through the alders or over the savanna,” he said. “Good hunting.” Rifles, Inc. (830) 569-2055 • riflesinc.com Booth 2809

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You have to start somewhere

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have several hunting goals I hope to accomplish before I am done. At the top of that list is taking all of the spiral-horned antelope with a bow. Why aim small? That goal got off to one hell of a start this past May, when I arrived in the Limpopo region of South Africa for a hunt with Numzaan Safaris and PH Whitey Van Zyl. At the top of my wish list was a Limpopo bushbuck. Not exactly the easiest of the spiral horns to harvest with stick and string, but one has to start somewhere. On the third morning of the hunt, we left camp at 6 a.m. and headed to the Waterberg Mountain range and the home of Aldo Rotterdam. Aldo’s ranch is situated at the base of a high mountain covered in very thick bush and home to a large number of kudu, impala, baboons, leopard and bushbuck. The ranch is not high-fenced, which I like very much. Whitey said this time of year the mostly nocturnal bushbuck rams come down from the tops of the mountains in search of food, where they cross into other rams’ territories, forcing them to move during the day to avoid conflicts. Bushbuck are extremely territorial and fights with other males often result in death. We met Aldo and had a cup of coffee at his farm. He showed us trail camera pictures of several waterholes and several nice bushbuck that had been visiting the water. One old ram in particular caught our eye. He was almost black, with heavy bases and horns that carried their mass all the way to his flared tips, which were beginning to show signs of wearing down. Aldo said he thought this bushbuck was at least 10 years old and would not live more than another year or two. We snuck into the rock pit blind around 7:30

and settled in for what could be a long wait. It wasn’t long before guinea fowl and francolin were everywhere in front of us, even peering into the blind from about two feet. After about 30 minutes in the blind, a group of kudu slowly made their way to the water 15 yards in front of the blind. A group of females followed by two bulls — and what bulls they were. Whitey estimated the younger bull to be 57 inches and the larger, older bull would push 60. Two magnificent animals! If only I were hunting kudu on this trip… Suddenly, the kudu cow snapped to attention and stared past our blind for several seconds before turning and running back into the brush, taking the entire herd with her. Whitey and I were stumped, as the wind was perfect and she hadn’t spooked because of us. We settled back in, wondering if the kudu had ruined our chance at a bushbuck. We didn’t have long to ponder the question. “Bushbuck!” exclaimed Whitey in a highpitched whisper. “Big bushbuck coming. It’s him.” I grabbed my bow as silently as possible as Whitey double-checked the ram as he walked directly to the water. The first time I saw the ram was through the sights of my bow and there was no mistaking this guy — he was the old ram we had seen on the trail camera. I didn’t have much time to think about the shot (thankfully). Instinct took over as I placed the 20-yard pin on the bottom of his shoulder and let fly. Before the arrow even hit the bushbuck, I knew the shot was true. “Perfect,” was the only word I said as the ar-

row took the bushbuck through the heart and he bolted from the water. Before I knew what was happening, slaps were raining down on my back from Whitey, and I am not embarrassed to say we shared a few man hugs in the blind. You can often tell the size of a trophy by how excited the PH gets, and I knew we had just taken a special trophy. Whitey was all smiles. After 15 minutes to calm down and stop shaking, we walked to the water and found my arrow. The sign confirmed what we already knew — dead bushbuck. As we looked at the arrow we heard a bell sounding from behind the blind and a herd of cattle came to the water. Our guess was that they had spooked the kudu. Luckily, they were still and quiet while the bushbuck came to the water. The hunting gods had smiled on us. We tracked the ram for less than 40 yards before finding him. It was a clean kill — a fitting end for this magnificent animal. And what a ram! With a rifle, he would have been huge. With a bow, he was in the stratosphere.

Mass was his best characteristic, although he lacked for nothing. I just sat down with the ram while Whitey went and got the truck. I felt privileged beyond words to have been blessed with a trophy like this. I consider this bushbuck to be the finest trophy I have ever taken with a bow. After admiring him for several more minutes, we loaded up and headed back to Aldo’s house, where his entire family was waiting to see the old monarch. I was still in awe of this great animal, so I was quiet and reserved for much of the ride back to the lodge, trying to digest what had just happened. After a brief stop to unload the ram, we spent the rest of the day in another blind waiting for wildebeest. We had several nice bulls come into the waterhole, but I was only interested in watching them and taking pictures. Today belonged to the bushbuck, and I was content to do no more shooting. The ram measured 15 3/4 and 15 1/2 inches, with a full curl and matching 6 1/2-inch bases. He would place in the top 15 all-time with a bow. By Conor Harrison LSONews.com

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L-3 EOTech, the first and only holographic sight on the market

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-3 EOTech designs, manufactures and markets electrooptics products and systems. It uses advanced laser and holographic technology to enhance optical devices in target acquisition systems, recreational sport optics and sighted automation environments. L-3 EOTech invented, designed and manufactures the Holographic Weapon Sight (HWS) — the world’s first holographic sighting system for small- and medium-sized weapon platforms. In 1996, EOTech debuted its holographic sighting technology to be used in sport shooting and hunting applications to increase target accuracy and speed-of-target acquisition. The HWS uses patented technology to provide the user a parallax-free sighting device that is nearly indestructible. Easy to use and easy on the eyes, the HWS removes some of the complexities involved

when targeting and allows the aiming process to become almost instinctive and reflexive. After winning the “Optic of the Year Award” from the Shooting Industry Academy of Excellence, EOTech later introduced their military and law enforcement HWS in 2001. Since then, the HWS has been standardized by U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM), FBI, DEA, State Department, U.S. Border Patrol, Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE), NYPD, LAPD, Texas Department of Public Safety and many international special operations forces, just to name a few. EOTech has seen a significant rise in the use of its products throughout the hunting disciplines with the introduction of the AR platform as a sporting rifle. EOTech holographic sights are ideal for many types of hunting including deer, turkey, varmint, hogs, large game and predator. When partnered with the EOTech magnifier the sight is able to quickly transition from close quarters targeting to long-range shooting. This gives the operator every advantage in any given targeting situation. L-3 EOTech is the exclusive manufacturer and world leader of holographic sighting systems for small arms, and is dedicated to continually producing high quality, battletested products for our servicemen and women. The entire EOTech product line may be viewed on the company’s website. Gain the edge with L-3EOTech! L-3 EOTech eotech-inc.com Booth 3009-3011

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Welcome to Journeys

The Dallas Safari Club Annual Convention and Expo

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he first major hunting show in the country is here! The Dallas Safari Club’s convention runs Jan. 3-6, 2013. The $31 billion U.S. hunting industry turns its eyes to Texas each year toward the public-welcome convention at the Dallas Convention Center. It offers hunters from across Texas and around the world the year’s first opportunity to book the best hunts and best dates with top outfitters. Attractions also include world-class sporting gear, firearms, art, collectibles, entertainment, seminars, auctions and more. For registered attendees, the DSC convention offers additional events,

galas, awards and fundraisers to be held at the Omni Hotel Dallas. “About one out of every 12 hunters in the U.S. is from Texas,” said DSC Executive Director Ben Carter. “So what happens at our show in terms of attendance, sales, bookings, consumer interest and attitude is seen by many in the hunting industry as a predictor for the rest of the year.” The annual event is on an impressive run of records for size, attendance and fundraising. The DSC convention covers nearly nine football fields’ worth of attractions and last year drew more than 40,000 attendees. With auctions and other fundraising, the event generated a record $1 million-plus for DSC grants to support conservation, education and hunter advocacy

efforts worldwide. Carter expects additional growth in each of these areas in 2013 as well, given recent federal statistics show the U.S. hunter numbers have increased over the past five years, from 12.5 million hunters in 2006 to 13.6 million hunters in 2011. Total expenditures for hunting grew from $22.9 billion to $31.4 billion during the same period. Weatherby Foundation International recently announced that its prestigious Weatherby Award will be presented in conjunction with the DSC convention and expo beginning in 2014. Dallas Safari Club wants to thank each and every one of our corporate sponsors. Thanks for contributing to our successful convention.

January 3-6, 2013 2013 Convention Expo Admission Tickets

Open to the public Expo Hours Thursday: Friday: Saturday: Sunday:

10 am 10 am 9 am 10 am

2012 - 2013 Board of Directors Officers

Allen Moore | President John Patterson | President-Elect Richard T. Cheatham | Immediate Past President John Eads, CPA | Treasurer Steve Miller | Secretary Lisa Stabler | Assistant Secretary

Directors

2010-2013 Karl Evans Abe Nayfa Rob Salmeron

2011-2014

2012-2015

Lucy Blachly Chris Hudson David J. Sams

Greg Oliver Celia Scott Dave Price

Vice Presidents Greg Hammons Mark Kielwasser Tori Nayfa Andrew Pratt Sam Spicer Jim Tolson Jr. Karen Wolfe

Wyatt Abernethy David Allison Brock Andreola Christine Bond George Chamblee Rebecca Evans

David Oakes – APHA Liaison M. Lance Phillips – DSC PAC Chairman Steve Weinberg – Governmental Affairs Advisory

Dallas Ecological Foundation 2012 - 2013 Board of Trustees Bill Swisher | Chairman George Chamblee | Vice Chairman Stephen H. Miller | Secretary Bob Scott | Treasurer

Trustee Terms

2012-2015 Richard Cheatham Dr. Deborah Price Gary Weaver Dixie Yeatts

2011-2014

2010-2013

Robert Baxter George Chamblee Stephen H. Miller Bob Scott

Allen Moore Jerry Mumfrey Brooks Puckett Bill Swisher

What is the Dallas Ecological Foundation?

The Dallas Ecological Foundation is a qualified 501(c)(3) charitable organization under IRS regulations. For additional information visit our Web site: www.dallasecologicalfoundation.org Do you need a tax deduction? If so, make a donation to the Dallas Ecological Foundation. The DEF primary programs include: Outdoor Adventures Education, Wildlife Conservation Grants. For more information, please contact Allen Moore, Dallas Ecological Foundation Chairman or Scot McClure, DEF Coordinator, scot@dallasecologicalfoundation.org or 972-392-3505.

Dallas Safari Club Staff: Ben F. Carter Terri Nelson Jay Ann Cox, Ph.D Lori Stanford Lynda Rexrode Ben Kimmel Roberta Owens Scot McClure Lea Potter

Executive Director and Publisher Game Trails, Camp Talk Exhibits Manager Editor in Chief and Advertising Manager Auctions Manager Registration Manager Events Manager Membership Manager Education Coordinator Executive Assistant

13709 Gamma Rd. • Dallas, Texas 75244 USA (972) 980-9800 • (972) 980-9925 info@biggame.org • www.biggame.org

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Day Pass Cost: $20 per person per day $30 for two days $40 for three days $50 for four days (Children under 12 free) Active Military Duty – free admissions with valid ID

New Member Show Special

6 pm 6 pm 6 pm 4 pm

$100 includes 1-year sponsor membership to DSC. Join on Thursday, January 3rd and you will receive a 4-day Expo pass. Join Friday, January 4th, receive 3-day Expo pass. Join Saturday, January 5th or Sunday, January 6th, receive 2-day Expo pass.

Raffle prizes JOURNEYS

Drawing 3 p.m. Sunday, January 9

$20 Ticket

Dream Adventure 1: 6 1/2-day Peacock bass fishing trip for one angler on Brazil’s Amazon — includes round trip airfare Value: $6,750 Donor: Captain Peacock Expeditions Booth: 2636 Dream Adventure 2: 8-day elk/deer combo hunt for two hunters in Idaho — includes trophy fees Value: $11,000 Donor: Heaven’s Gate Outfitters Booth: 1411 Dream Adventures 3: 3-day whitetail hunt for one hunter and one non-hunter in Wisconsin — includes trophy fee Value: $5,250 Donor: Hogsback Ranch Booth: C256 Dream Adventures 4: 5-day red stag hunt for one hunter and one non-hunter in New Zealand — includes trophy fee Value: $6,000 Donor: Leithen Valley Trophy Hunts New Zealand Booth: 2708 Dream Adventures 5: 6-day black bear hunt for one hunter in British Columbia Value: $5,000 Donor: Sugar Valley Outfitters Ltd. Booth: 2936 Dream Adventures 6: 6-day plains game hunt for one hunter and one non-hunter in South Africa — includes trophy fees and taxidermy credit Value: $6,290 Donor: Nico Lourens@Comre Safaris /True-Life Taxidermy Booth: 734 OR **Yamaha Raffle: 2013 Grizzly 550 4x4 EPS Value: $8,699 Donor: Yamaha Motor Corp., USA Booth: 106 ** These items can only be delivered within the continental United States.

JOURNEYS

$25 Ticket

**4-Wheeler Raffle: 2013 Bad Boy Buggies Recoil™ 4-Wheeler Value: $14,000 Donor: Shoppa’s Golf Cars / Bad Boy Buggies Booth: 142

JOURNEYS BONUS RAFFLE Buy $500 of either $50 or $20 tickets and receive one bonus raffle ticket for a:

« 3-day high volume dove hunt for eight hunters in Cordoba, Argentina – includes a Beretta A300 Outlander Synthetic shotgun Value: $17,285 Donor: Detail Company Adventures Booths: 2040

Ticket Deals $100 – 6 each $20 tickets OR 5 each $25 tickets $200 – 12 each $20 tickets or 5 each $50 tickets OR 10 each $25 tickets $500 – 1 Bonus Raffle tickets and choice of any 3 $200 packages $1,000 – 4 Bonus Raffle tickets and choice of any 6 $200 packages $1,500 – 9 Bonus Raffle tickets and choice of any 12 $200 packages $2,000 – 16 Bonus Raffle tickets and choice of any 20 $200 packages $3,000 – 30 Bonus Raffle tickets and choice of any 36 $200 packages

In addition to our exhibition hall with displays and merchants from around the world, breakfasts, banquets, and luncheons, convention attendees should take advantage of free seminars from master hunters. Dallas Convention Center 650 S. Griffin St. • Dallas, TX 75202-5098 (214) 939-2700 • www.dallasconventioncenter.com

Expo Silent Auction!

This year’s Expo Silent Auction will sport some of the finest auction items to be found. This spectacular spread is located in Hall C next to the food court. The Expo Silent Auction hours are as follows:

Thursday: 10 am – 6:00 pm Friday: 10 am – 6:00 pm

Saturday: 9 am – 6:00 pm Sunday: 10 am – 4 pm

We look forward to seeing you at the Expo Silent Auction!

JOURNEYS

$50 Ticket

Your choice of the following: Standard grade classic Big Five Double Rifle in .470 with custommade Americase rifle case and 80 rounds of Hornady Ammo Value: $14,250 Donors: Krieghoff International & Alamo Sporting Arms, Americase and Hornady Booths: 905, 208, 1140

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« Ladies Diamond Pendant Necklace — .94ct total weight of round brilliant diamonds set in 18K white gold mounting on an 18” white gold chain Value: $5,000 Donors: Beasley’s Jewelry Booths: 2800

« Swarovski EL range 10x42 laser range finder binocular, Swarovski ATS 65 HD Aloy Spotting Scope — 49314, Swarovski 20x to 60x zoom eyepiece and Swarovski Z5 3.5-18x44 BT-4W Reticle Value: $6,699 Donors: EuroOptic, Ltd. Booths: 1701

« Griffin & Howe Claremont 12-gauge shotgun Value: $8,750 Donors: Griffin & Howe Booths: 1933

DSC PAC RAFFLE

$100 Tickets – Limited to 300 Tickets Sold Contributions to Dallas Safari Club PAC are not deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes. Contributions from corporations and foreign nationals are prohibited. Federal Law requires political committees to use their best efforts to obtain and report the name, address, occupation and employer for each individual whose contributions aggregate in excess of $200 in an election cycle.

« DSC PAC Raffle 1: 5-day duck, pigeon, perdiz, dove hunt for one hunter in Argentina Value: $4,500 Donor: Argentina’s Best Hunting Booth: 2327

« DSC PAC Raffle 2: 3-day whitetail deer hunt for one hunter in

Missouri Value: $2,000 Donor: East Fork Ranch Booth: 928

« DSC PAC Raffle 3: Beretta 20 ga. semi-auto 28” barrel blue finish shotgun Value: $1,600 Donor: Sierra Outfitters Booth: 2827

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Show Schedule

Tuesday, January 1 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Wednesday, January 2 8:00 am - 6:00 pm 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm Thursday, January 3 7:00 am - 10:00 am 10:00 am - 6:00 pm 10:00 am - 3:00 pm 10:00 am - 6:00 pm 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Friday, January 4 7:00 am - 10:00 am 10:00 am - 6:00 pm 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm 10:00 am - 6:00 pm 11:00 pm - 1:00 pm 10:30 am - 3:00 pm 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm 7:15 pm - 11:00 pm

Saturday, January 5 7:00 am - 9:00 am 8:00 am - 10:00 am

9:00 am - 6:00 pm 9:00 am - 6:00 pm 11:00 am - 5:00 pm 11:00 pm - 12:00 pm 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm 2:15 pm - 3:15 pm 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm 4:00 pm 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm 7:15 pm - 11:00 pm

11:00 pm - 2:00 am

Shuttle Schedule

Sunday, January 6 7:00 am - 10:00 am 10:00 am - 4:00 pm 10:00 am - 4:00 pm 4:00 pm 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm 10:00 pm

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2013 JOURNEYS Convention Seminar Schedule Schedule is accurate as of press time.

Exhibitor Registration & Move In Exhibitor Welcoming Party & Auction

Exhibitor Breakfast Registration & Exhibit Halls Open YWCE-Youth Wildlife Conservation Experience Silent Auction Open Casual Banquet & Auction DSC Literary Award & The Conklin Award

Exhibitor Breakfast Registration & Exhibit Halls Open Seminars Silent Auction Open Legendary Hunters Offer Expert Advice on Cape Buffalo Ladies Luncheon & Auction Entertainment: The Inside Out Band Legendary Hunters Provide Expert Advice on African Lions and Leopards Campfire Session with Larry Weishuhn and Jim Zumbo Banquet Registration & Cocktails Dinner, Youth Program & Auction Colin Caruthers Young Hunters Award Educator of the Year Award

Dallas Convention Center Gilley’s Dallas

Omni Dallas Hotel - Foyer Dallas Convention Center Dallas Convention Center Dallas Convention Center Omni Dallas Hotel - Dallas Ballroom

Omni Dallas Hotel - Foyer Dallas Convention Center Dallas Convention Center Dallas Convention Center Ruger Stage DC F-Hall Omni Dallas Hotel - Trinity Ballroom Ruger Stage DC F-Hall Ruger Stage DC F-Hall Omni Dallas Hotel - Dallas Ballroom Omni Dallas Hotel - Dallas Ballroom

mni Dallas Hotel - Foyer Exhibitor Breakfast Omni Dallas Hotel - Trinity Ballroom Life Member Breakfast & Auction Guest Speaker: Chris Kyle, New York Times Best-Selling Author “American Sniper” Dallas Convention Center Registration & Exhibit Halls Open Dallas Convention Center Silent Auction Open Dallas Convention Center Seminars Ruger Stage DC F-Hall Campfire Session with Larry Weishuhn and Jim Zumbo Ruger Stage DC F-Hall Outdoor TV Panel Discussion (Larry Weishuhn, Ivan Carter, Tony Makris, Jim Shockey) Ruger Stage DC F-Hall Jim Shockey and other Legendary Hunters Offer Expert Advice on Cape Buffalo Ruger Stage DC F-Hall Legendary Hunters Provide Expert Advice on African Lions and Leopards Dallas Convention Center Silent Auction Closes Omni Dallas Hotel - Dallas Ballroom Banquet Registration & Cocktails Omni Dallas Hotel - Dallas Ballroom Dinner, Peter H. Capstick Hunting Heritage Award, Outstanding Hunting Achievement Award, Program and Auction Omni Dallas Hotel - Trinity Ballroom After-Hours Reception Entertainment: The Inside Out Band

Exhibitor Breakfast Registration & Exhibit Halls Open Silent Auction Item Payment & Collection Show & Exhibit Hall Closes Exhibitor Move Out Exhibit Hall Locked

Omni Dallas Hotel - Foyer Dallas Convention Center Dallas Convention Center Dallas Convention Center Dallas Convention Center Dallas Convention Center

Route 1 Reunion Parking Center Dallas Convention Center Remote Parking Route 2 Hyatt Regency Dallas Dallas Convention Center Route 3 Adolphus Aloft Hotel Magnolia Hotel Dallas Convention Center Route 4 Holiday Inn Market Center Dallas Convention Center Dallas Safari Club 2013 Convention & Sporting Expo • Official Day Program

All seminars held at the Dallas Convention Center.

Friday, January 4, 2013 9:30-12:00

Ballroom C 4 (Quail Coalition Room) - “Quail Restoration in North Texas: An Active Approach”

12:30-1:30

Room D221 - “African Tips for Trips” — Terry Blauwkamp and Anne GainesBurrill Room D222 - “Great Hunts Around the World” — Craig Boddington Room D223 - “If My Hiking Boots Could Talk” — Rachel Ahtila Room D224 - “Hunting Coues Deer, the Gray Ghost of the Desert” — Dan Adler Room D225 - “ Fierce Fishes of the Amazon” — Paul Reiss

2:00-3:00

Room D221 - “Across the Dark Continent - Hunting with a Cameraman” — Ivan Carter Room D222 - “Archery for Big/Dangerous Game” — Todd F. Cast, host TNT Outdoor Explosion TV Room D223- “A Trophy Whitetail Management Plan That Works! — Dr. James Kroll (Dr. Deer) Room D224 - “The Truth About Clearing Hunted Trophies” — Rosella Quartarone Room D225 - “Shotgunning — Improving your percentage in the field, Part 1” — Vicki and Gil Ash

3:30-4:30

Room D221 - “Rhino Conservation Project and the Global Threat of Poaching” How hunters are helping — Jan Martin McGuire and James Gary Hines II Room D222 - “Various Types of Woods Used for Gun Stocks” — Paul and Sharon Dressel of ‘Dressel’s’ Room D223 - “First-Time Safari” — Lynley Bishop of Coppersmith Global Logistics Room D224 - “Preparing your camera gear for your dream safari” — Jofie Lamprecht Room D225 - “Shotgunning — Improving your percentage in the field, Part 2” — Vicki and Gil Ash

Saturday, January 5, 2013 11:00-12:00

Room D221 - “African Tips for Trips” — Terry Blauwkamp and Anne GainesBurrill Room D222 - “Double Guns — Inside and Out” — Jack Rowe Room D223 - “A Trophy Whitetail Management Plan That Works!” — Dr. James Kroll (Dr. Deer) Room D224 - “Preparing your camera gear for your dream safari” — Jofie Lamprecht Room D225 - “Fierce Fishes of the Amazon” — Paul Reiss

12:30-1:30

Room D221 - “Archery for Big/Dangerous Game” — Todd F. Cast, host TNT Outdoor Explosion TV Room D222 - “Great Hunts Around the World” — Craig Boddington Room D223 - “Rhino Conservation Project and the Global Threat of Poaching” How hunters are helping — Jan Martin McGuire and James Gary Hines II Room D224 - “The Truth About Clearing Hunted Trophies” — Rosella Quartarone Room D225 - “Africa — What’s Stopping You?” — Cliff and Carol Biggs

2:00-3:00

Room D221 - “Across the Dark Continent” — Hunting with a Cameraman Ivan Carter Room D222 - “Shotgunning — Improving your percentage in the field, Part 1” — Vicki and Gil Ash Room D223 - “If My Hiking Boots Could Talk” — Rachel Ahtila Room D224 - “Outstanding World-Class Bird Shooting, Red Stag Hunting and Fly-Fishing in the Country of Argentina” — Jorge Trucco Room D225 - “Choosing the Proper Knives for Outdoorsmen (And how to sharpen them)” — Tom Claycomb III

3:30-4:30

Room D221 - “Field Medicine for Hunters” — Caleb Causey Room D222 - “Shotgunning — Improving your percentage in the field, Part 2” — Vicki and Gil Ash Room D223 - “Fly-Fishing the Famous San Juan River in North West New Mexico” — Larry Johnson Room D224 - “A Systematic Approach to African Wildlife Conservation Genetics” — Dr. James Derr Room D225 - “Trophy Room Design” — Tom Julian Advertising Supplement

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Exhibitor......................... 2013 Assigned Booth(s) 3 Amigos Ranch......................................624 5 Star Expeditions............................3014/16 5F Ranch........................................... 2726-2732 888 Ranch................................................. 3049 A. E. London.........................................C360 AAA Africa Serapa Safaris...................... 1715/16 Acute Angling........................................ 327/427 Adam Clements-Safari Trackers, Inc.............. 1244-46 Adams Alaskan Safaris...........................1856 Advantage Alaska Guides........................C133 Adventure Unlimited Inc...................2129/30 Africa Hunting Safaris, Inc.....................1939 Africa Thirstland Safaris CC......................... 2014 African Arrow Safaris/Come-2-Africa........2812 African Elephant Hair Bracelets................... 1401 African Field Sports............................... 1113/14 African Game Industries, Inc...............601-03 African Hunter Magazine..........................956 African Hunting Gazette.........................1023 African Images by Gilli................................ 1248 African Odyssey Travel............................2808 African Sporting Creations........................ 323-25 Ag-Power, Inc.........................................V1-2 Aimpoint Inc............................................... 1620 Air 2000 (Pty) Ltd....................................... 2032 Al Lind...............................................GM5-4 Al Lofgren...........................................GM3-1 Alaska’s Bearclaw Lodge............................. 2705 Alaska’s Boardwalk Lodge.......................C253 Alaska Adventure Safaris........................2312 Alaska Fur Gallery/Alaskan Vacation Club......1739-1840 Alaska Guide Service/Yakutat Lodge........C652 Alaska Outfitters - Scruggs Woodworks......147/48 Alaskan Fishing Adventures - Tim Berg’s.....124/25 Alberta River Valley Lodge......................2717 Aleutian Adventures/APICDA Joint Venture.......... 2056 Algar Safaris - Patagonia, Argentina........... 2837/39 All Seasons Guide Service, LLC..........C530/32 Allan Weideman @ Global Safaris................ 2817 Allen Creek Ranch...................................... 2653 Alpine Hunting New Zealand - Shane Quinn.. 841/42 Alpine Shooting Range........................311/12 Amazon River Adventures, LLC...............C423 Ambler’s Bighorn Country Guiding Ltd........... 1057 American Custom Gunmakers Guild.............. C677 Americase............................................... 208/09 Anderson Wheeler....................................101 Andy & Aaron Sanchez Furniture................ 2213-17 Animal Artistry............................ 1101-1203 Anticosti Island.....................................C244 Antler Creations.......................................653 Antoniou Jewelry...................................2546 Anuritay Ranch.................................C214/16 APHA (Alaska Prof. Hunters Association).........A3 Arctic Red River Outfitters Ltd................C325 Argentina’s Best Hunting............................. 2327 Argentina Outfitters..................................751 Arno Bernard Knives..................................... 650 Art of Wayne Simmons...........................C452 Artistic Wildlife/A Wild Life Graphics.........640/41 Artistry in the Round.............................. C239/41 Aru Game Lodges.............................1940/41 Ashleigh George Designer Jewelry............... 1735 Ashnola Guide Outfitter................................ 2415 ASJ Trophy Hunting New Zealand..............922 Askew and Maartens Safaris....................... 2517 Atascosa Wildlife Supply............................ FG1-4 Athina Sporting/Hoxleigh London.............. C139-C240 Austin Mesquite Works......................2406/08 Australian Big Game Safaris.....................135 Australian Buffalo Hunters............................. 756 Authentic African Adventures..................C662 Autumn Antlers Trophy Whitetail Lodge............ 622/23 Autumnwood Outfitters................................. C206 Avanti/Tim the Jeweler............................. 223/24 Aventura Jewelry Company......................1942 Avian Arts.............................................C563 B & B Taxidermy.................................510/11 B & M Distributors............................. C169-C270 B & M Rifle & Cartridges........................C570 Babine Guides & Outfitters........................... C432 Backcountry BC and Beyond........................ C234 Bad Boy Buggies/Shoppas....................... 142-218 Baja Hunting.......................................... C533/35 Balam/Alfredo Lamadrid.............................. C231 Banovich Fine Art Gallery..................... 911-1014 Bansner’s Ultimate Rifles, LLC.................. 824/25 Baranof Jewelers................................... 2506/08 Baranof Wilderness Lodge........................... 1825 Barney’s Sports Chalet, LLC...............1001-03 BC Guide Outfitters................................. 2430/32 BC Safaris............................................1730 Bear Mountain Ranch..............................522 Bear Paw Guide & Outfitter............................ 635 Beasley’s Jewelry................................... 2800/02 Beauchamp Knives/Stamascus Knife Works............ 320 Beaverfoot Outfitting................................739 Bell Wildlife Specialties.............................. 2929 Ben Foster Bronze Sculpture................. C109/111 Beretta Trident Program....................1530/31 Beretta USA Corp............................... 1330-1432 Bergara Rifles.....................................746/47 Best of the West....................................C521 Bhejane Game Reserves RSA..................1924 Big 7 Safaris South Africa......................1925 Big Billy Kinder Outdoors.......................2906 Big Boar Outfitters...................................625 Big Game Big Country............................C509 Big Rack Premium Vodka.......................2841 Bill Secunda Studios.............................. C475/77 Bill Wiseman & Company, Inc.................2453 Bipod Shooting Sticks.com.....................2529 Bisbee’s Offshore Tournaments.................957 Blaauwkrantz Safaris.........................2131/32 Black Canyon Bulls @ Top Rail Ranch.......... 1502/03 Black Mountain Outfitters Inc.................... 115/16 Blackstone Outfitters Ltd................................ 732

Exhibitors & Donors

Blackwell Wildlife Art/Robert Glen Bronze........... 1253/54 Blaser USA, Inc................................. 1116-1218 Blixt & Company.................................... 2836-40 Blue Bronna Guiding and Outfitting............3013 Bobby Hansen Safaris............................1305 Bolivian Adventures............................... 2531/33 Bond Arms Inc......................................C646 Bonnet Plume Outfitters...........................820 Boone & Crockett Club Association..............A5 Boss Game Systems..................... 2337-2438 Boyt Harness Company........... 2401-2502/2501-2602 Bozeman Watch Company LLC................1958 Bradford & Co. Guide Services..................... C127 Bradshaw Gun and Rifles........................2853 BraeVal...................................................... C426 Brays Island Plantation............................... 1046 Brent Harp Custom Knives......................3046 Brian Hochstrat, Inc. - Brian Hoch........GM3-2 Brooklands Hunting Safaris...............1029/30 Broseco Land & Widlife............................... C165 Brown Realty Co. of Rayville Inc..............1149 Bubye Valley Conservancy........................... 3007 Buck Knives, Inc.................................... 2920/22 Buckbrush Outfitters/Hunter Interests........... 2804 Bucks & Bulls Guides & Outfitters........413/14 Buehler Custom Sporting Arms.............GM7-6 Buffalo Wool Company...........................2652 Bugle Canyon Ranch..............................2908 Burl and Beyond...............................2521/23 Burris Optics/Steiner Binoculars............. 3033/35 Bush Africa Safaris.............................321/22 Bushwhack Alaska Guiding & Outfitting.......2741/43 Cabela’s...........................................1505/06 Call of Africa..................................... 1536-1638 Campbell Cameras............................2947/49 Campeche Mexico..................................C653 Canada North Outfitting.........................1729 Canadian Guide Outfitters Ltd.................. 1927/28 Cape to Cairo Safari............................... 1556/57 Cape Town Hunting Safaris.......................... 1247 Capital Farm Credit................................2123 Caprinae Safaris...............................2704/06 Captain Peacock/Emu Outfitting................... 2636-40 CaptivateM Outdoors.............................. 2224/26 Cardrona Safaris New Zealand....................... 925 Caribou Creek Log & Timber....................C460 Carl Zeiss Sports Optics........................... 205/06 Carlson Fine Art................................2307/09 Carlton R. Evans Handmade Knives...........637 Castle Valley Outdoors............................C556 Cato Glass.................................................. 2413 Cavner & Julian Inc...................... 1547-1648 Caza Hispanica...................................... 1727/28 Cazapampa................................................. 2416 Cazatur Spain & Europe.............................. 1440 Ceaser Lake Outfitters..............................313 CEC Safaris................................................ C361 Cedar Ridge Aviation.........................C431/33 Cell Gate/Wireless Traps....................C274/76 Celtic Field Sports........................................ 733 Chaku Peru...........................................C257 Champion Ranch.................................... C514/16 Champlin Firearms, Inc.......................314/15 Charlton McCallum Safaris................2620/22 Chartis Property Casualty Company..........C444 Chase Hill Outfitters...............................C508 Cheetah Safaris/Sable Safaris..............838/39 Chifuti Safaris - Safari Classics.............. 1336-38 Choronga Safaris/Tri-State Outfitters...1622/23 Chris Bilkey Track & Trail Safaris.................. 406 Christensen Arms..................................... 220-22 Christina Falls Outfitters.............................. 2437 Christopher Smith Galleries...............C307-11 Chuck Grace.......................................GM7-4 Circle H Ranch......................................C247 Citadel Stands..................................3052/54 CJ’s Treasures............................................. 2627 Classic Shine...................................bar areas Clay Shooters Supply...............................V10 Clint Orms Engravers & Silversmiths....... 1153/54 Clive Kay.................................................... C362 Coastal Alaska/Ocean Point Alaskan Adv........ C208/10 Coastal Conservation Association...............A24 Coastal Inlet Adventures...........................849 Coenraad Vermaak Safaris..................... 1815/16 Colby Gines’ Wilderness Adventures........3015 Collector’s Covey..............................C545-49 Connecticut Shotgun Manufacturing Co......410-12 Conroe Taxidermy.................................... 214/15 Coppersmith Inc...............................1603/04 Core-Vens Insurance..............................2617 Cotton Mesa Trophy Whitetail................. 1617/18 Cottonwood Armory................................2843 Cowboy Cauldron Company.......................... 2953 Crispi Footwear North America...........C355/57 Crocodile Bay Resort, Costa Rica................. 2148 Cross Canyon Arms................................ 2753/55 Cutting Edge Bullets..............................C568 Cycle Town South..................................2554 D K Custom Cowboy...............................C478 Daggaboy Hunting Safaris........................... 2329 Dakota Outfitters LLC.............................. 1656/57 Dallas Woods & Waters................................... A7 Danny McCallum Safaris Ltd..................... 724/25 Dark Continent Video Productions.............709 Dark Horse Arms/Johns Guns..................2747 David Christman Gunmaker, Inc............GM4-5 David Green Master Furrier..................... 1422-25 David Norin.........................................GM3-3 David Westbrook..................................GM5-2 de Boulle Diamond & Jewelry, Inc............. 835-37 De Klerk Safaris...............................1522/23 Deborah Vaughn Designs............................... 126 DEF- Dallas Ecological Foundation............A21 Deltana Outfitters, Inc.......................C321/23 Dennis Smith......................................GM3-6 Desfountain & Jones, Ltd........................ 1224/25 Design Immersive....................................... C363

Detail Company Adventures.................... 2040-42 Deuling Stone Outfitters Ltd.....................529 Devin Rowe Bronze Inc.....................1320/21 Diamond Blade/Knives of Alaska............... 211/12 Diamond Connection..............................2927 Diamond Outfitters of Arizona.................2931 Dirk de Bod Safaris Namibia CC..............1930 Dismal River Outfitters............................ 1111/12 Distinctive Burl Design........................... 1356-58 Double Deuce Ranch................................... 2540 Double Diamond Outfitters.....................2933 Doug Mann.........................................GM1-5 Doug Turnbull - Turnbull Manufacturing......GM7-1 Dove Island Lodge............................2713/15 Dream Ranch................................ C207-310 Dressel Customs & Gunsmithing..............C669 Dries van Coller Safaris..........................C576 Driftwood Valley Outfitters Ltd...................... 1857 Duane Wiebe.......................................GM7-3 Dubarry of Ireland.................................. 2921/23 Durbin Photographics.................................. C252 DWD Worldwide Adventures....................1949 E Circle E Hunting Farms....................936/37 E.A.R. Inc.............................................C648 EAI Outdoors................................................. 846 East Fork Ranch............................................ 928 Echo Lake Big Game Hunts.......................... 1045 Eden Trophy Hunting - Namibia..............C331 Eight Point Ranch............................2331/33 Ekland Safaris....................................... 1120-23 Electronic Shooters Protection...................... 305 Elizabeth & The Gold Lady............................. 306 Elk Quest.................................................... 2414 Eotech................................................... 3009/11 Ermilio Clothier & Specialty Shop Ltd......2937 Espacaza - Jose Mallo................................... 927 Estancia “La Criolla”.............................. 1213/14 Estate Trophy Hunts.................................... C334 Estes Park Outfitters Inc.........................2530 Eugene Plant......................................GM6-5 Euless Guns & Ammo...............................829 EuroOptic Ltd..................................... 1701-1803 Evolution USA............................................. 1322 Exotac, Inc...........................................C465 Exotic Wildlife Association........................A20 Explorer Satellite Communications, Inc......... 954/1054 Ezra Tucker Fine Art..................... C166-C170 Ezulu Game Reserve/Swartkei Safaris.............. 1733/34 Famars USA.....................................2512-16 Fausti Stefano SRL...........................1231/32 Federal Premium Ammunition............3020/22 Fejes Guide Service, Ltd........................... 805/06 Fernando Saiz - Spain................................. 1414 Fiddle Creek Woodworking.......................... 2914 Fierce Products/Rizzini USA...................C644 Filson Company.....................................C548 Fimbiri Trails.........................................2228 Fishing with Larry....................................... 2532 Fishtail Ranch.......................................1848 Flagg Group, The...................................... 644/45 Flying B Ranch.............................................. 727 FN - Hunting.......................................... C415/17 Folding & Terminus Mountain Outfitters.....100 Fossil Art of Texas..................................2330 Four Seasons Safaris New Zealand......... 1920/21 Fraser River Outfitters Ltd......................2537 Fred’s Waterfowl Adventures....................... C555 Freedom Hunters.....................................A18 Frikkie Du Toit Safaris............................ 1124/25 Frontera Wingshooting.................................. 947 Frontier Safaris......................................C510 Frosch International Travel...................901/02 Ft. Knox Safe’s......................................C554 FTW Ranch/SAAM Training..................... 2114/15 Galco Gunleather...................................C175 Game Trackers Africa/Ondjamba Safaris...... 1308-1409 Gana River Outfitters Ltd........................1258 Gangler’s Fly-In Lodges.......................... 2232/34 Garry Kelly Safaris............................1249/50 Garton Originals.......................... 2221-2322 Gary Herbert’s - New Zealand Hunting.....2846 Gatco Sharpeners Timberline Knives........C178 Gavin Rorke Safaris...................................... 531 GBH Safaris..........................................2842 Ghostwater Creek Ranch.........................2548 Giuseppe Carrizosa - Spain......................... 1615 Glacier Bay Eagles Nest Lodge.................... 2047 Glacier Guides, Inc....................................... 813 Glen Morovits......................................GM6-6 Glenroy Hunting Lodge................................ C421 Global Adventure Outfitters....................... 710-14 Global Hunting Network.......................... 1833/34 Global Hunting Resources...................630-32 Global Rescue....................................... 1624/25 Global Sporting Safaris, Inc......................801 Global Sportsman, The...........................2527 Goal Zero.........................................C224/26 Golden Triangle Whitetail............................ 2737 GoldenValley Enterprises.................C661/663 Goodhand Outback Experience..................... C327 Goodnight Flashlights.......................C375-79 Gracy Travel International Inc...................512 Graham Jones Safaris.............................C668 Gras Hunting Ranch...............................1148 Gray Ghost Safaris...................................... C469 Great Grey Outfitters, Ltd......................... 1420/21 Great Rocky Mountain Fur Co.................. 1916-18 Great Spanish Hunts.................................... 1021 Great White Holdings Ltd.......................C162 Greg Pennicott Safaris...........................1323 Greystone Castle......................................... 1542 Griffin & Howe................................... 1933-2035 Grizzinator.................................................. 2116 Grizzly Custom Guns..............................C107 GRS Tools/Glendo Corp..........................C348 GS Outfitters............................................... 2315 Gsells Whitetail Refuge............................508 Guide Outfitters Association of BC.............A12

Gulf Breeze Firearms, Cutlery & Safaris.....2613/15 Gunwerks.........................................2801/03 H-S Precision........................................ 3045/47 Hagn Rifles & Actions - Martin Hagn.....GM7-2 Happy Feet.................................C507, 2214 Hartland Whitetails..................................... 1020 HartzView Hunting Safaris......................2642 Hat Brand Engraving - Kenny Majors.....GM2-6 Hatari Hunting Safaris...........................2955 Hatton Ranch/Campbell Farm & Ranch....C263 Hayden Outdoors/Cabela Trophy Properties.. C153/55 Head Country Food Products.......................... 117 Headhunter Trophy Care......................139/40 Heads Above the Rest.......................2044/45 Hearing Professional Center........................ 1532 Heaven’s Gate Outfitters......................... 1411-13 Hecla Dakota Hunting Farms........................ 2749 Heirloom Estate Jewelry......................... C174/76 Heli Hunter LLC....................................2655 Helicopter Shared Ownership.............C520-26 Helluva Hunt Outfitters............................. 628/29 Heritage Collectables........................1850/51 Heritage Land Bank.................................523 Heym USA/Double Gun Imports.... 2901-3004 HHK Safaris........................................... 1515-18 Hickory Ridge Ranch, Lamar OK................... 2448 High Adventure Company..................2630/32 High Arctic Lodge....................................... C248 High Desert Ranch................................. 2048/49 High Lonesome Ranch, The......................... C546 High Mountain Hunts................................ 744/45 Highland Hills Ranch.................................. 1849 Highland Park Plastic Surgery Center.......... C261 Hill Country Rifles Inc.............................. 831/32 Hogsback Ranch......................................... C256 Holliday Air Inc./John’s Alaskan Adv............... 924 Holloway Furs........................................ 2133/34 Holmes Organization..............................C446 Hooked on Adventures................................ C449 Hooked on Panama Fishing Lodge................ C131 Hornady Manufacturing...................... 1140-1242 Horseshoe Creek Outfitters..................... 1736/37 Horseshoe Hill Outfitters.............................. 3005 Hubbard’s Yellowstone Outfitters.................. 1028 Hunt-BC/BC Big Game Adventures............118 Hunt Alaska..........................................1929 Hunt Australia............................................. 1718 Hunt Hard............................................2446 Hunt Trip Spain........................................... 1044 HuntAUSTRIA.com..................................134 Hunters & Guides Africa...........................513 Hunters Headquarters/TUFFPAK........2701/03 Hunters Namibia Safaris - Joof Lamprecht...1633/34 Huntershill Safaris................................... 408/09 Huntessential Fishfantastic....................1144 Hunting Consortium.............................. 916-1018 Hunting in Austria, Miesenbach.............. 1747/48 Hunting Report, The................................A23 HuntSync.com......................................C260 Ibexhuntspain............................................. C123 Illinois Connection............................2326/28 Image Leather Inc.................................C179 Immenhof Hunting & Guest Farm.................. 2051 Impala African Safaris............................3025 Indian River Ranch Guides & Outfitters....1404 Indianhead Ranch.................................2013 Intrepid Safaris Africa.............................. 421/22 IPHA......................................................A10 IRB Ducks and Bucks............................C654 J W Hulme Company...................................... 110 J. Hilburn.................................................... C157 J.B. Hill Boot Company........................... C333/35 J.J. Caceria/Argentina............................C156 J/B Adventures & Safaris..........................210 Jack Brittingham’s World of Hunting Adv....938 Jack Hume Adventures...........................2916 James Bisio JAB Heritage..................GM4-2/3 James Kobe Gunmaker.........................GM5-3 James Tucker......................................GM7-5 Jamy Traut Hunting Safaris - Namibia.C233/35 Jan Oelofse Hunting Safaris......................... 2605 Jay Foster Promotions............................C249 JD’s Kniktuk Outfitters...........................1558 Jeff C. Neal, Inc...............................2736/38 Jeff Tapp............................................GM4-1 Jensen Ringmakers..................................... 1056 Jeremiah Johnson Log Homes.................C453 Jerry Fisher......................................GM5-5/6 Jim Blair Engraving................................3019 Jo Jennings................................................... 657 Jocelyn Russell Artist/Guwela Safaris...... 1749-51 Joe Rundell.........................................GM3-5 Jofie Lamprecht Safaris.......................... 1540/41 Johan Calitz Hunting Safaris..........1742/1842 Johan Hermann Safaris................................ 2712 Johann Muller Safaris.......................2038/39 John Rigby & Co................................. 2727-2832 John Tolmay - Bronze Africa......................951 John Wright Associates................. C439-C540 John X Safaris.......................................2806 Jonas Brothers Studios NY.................2626/28 Jonas Brothers Taxidermy Studio............. C420/22 Jose Valencia Studios.............................2752 Joshua Creek Ranch.................................944 Joshua Spies - Artist.......................... 1550-1651 Julian & Sons.................................... 1754/1854 Julio Art in Bronze.................................C265 Justin Conversions..........................C158/160 Justin Young Fine Art................................... C462 Kain’s Fishing Adventures Inc...................... 2912 Kalahari Safari........................................... 1342 Katzke Safaris.......................................C578 Kelly Mitchell Fine Jewelry..................... 1324/25 Kelly Vrem’s Rough & Ready Guide Service....2952 Kenetrek Boots...................................... 2902/04 Kevins Guns & Fine Outdoor Gear........ 2321-2422 Keyah Grande Ranch........................2229/31 Kikuyu Lodge Game Reserve........................ 2629

Kimber............................................1835-37 King of the Mountain................................ 802/03 King Ranch Inc...................................... 2641/43 Kingham Safaris Australia........................136 Kiwi Safaris Ltd............................................ 814 Klawerberg - Namibia.............................1847 Klineburger Vanham Intl Hunt Consultants.1220/21 Klutsch’s Katmai Guide Service.........1817/18 Knives by Thomas....................................... 1846 Kobus Moller Studios LLC................... 1327-1428 Kowa Sporting Optics.............................3026 Kowas Adventure Safaris........................1858 Krieger Barrels, Inc. - John Krieger........GM1-4 Krieghoff/Alamo Sporting Arms............. 905-1006 Krooked River Ranch/Texas Best Outfitters....1022 Kuche Safaris........................................ 2928/30 Kudu Exclusives................................. 1347-1428 Kuranui - New Zealand.................................. 748 Kuru Safaris............................................... C135 Kwalata Wilderness................................C147 Kwan Safaris...........................................404 La Colorada........................................... 1146/47 LARM USA............................................. 2553/55 Larry Peters........................................GM6-3 Larsen Bay Lodge................................... 2539/41 Larson Fine Imaging............................... 2427/29 LaRue Tactical......................................C254 Laser Shot, Inc.................................3053/55 Lategan Safaris........................................... 2031 Laurentian Wildlife Estates..................753/54 Lazzeroni Inc.............................................. 1746 Leaf River Lodge F P Q............................. 620/21 Ledgelokr................................................... 2940 Lee Griffith.........................................GM4-4 Lee Helgeland.....................................GM1-3 Legacy Approved Properties....................C448 Legendary Adventures, Inc............ 1127-1228 Legends Taxidermy.................. 2601/03-2700/02 Leica Sport Optics.................................. 2612/14 Leithen Valley Trophy Hunts NZ & Australi........... 2708 Leota’s Indian Art..................................... 850/51 Leupold & Stevens Inc.............................921 Lewis and Holland Sculptures.................C565 Liam Urry Safaris........................................ 3042 Limcroma Safaris...............................949/50 Linehan Outfitting Company......................... 1212 Livingston Outfitting................................149 Lobo Peak Outfitters.................................... 2552 Lochinvar Safaris New Zealand...................... 730 Lochow Ranch Lake Mgmt...................520/21 Lone Star Ag Credit..................................822 Lone Star Conversions.......................150-229 Lone Star Outdoor News.........................1256 Love Bros. & Lee Ltd..............................1222 Loveless Custom Boot & Shoes..........2027-30 M J Tulo Gunmakers LLC........................2654 M. B. Ranch King Hunting Blinds... C301-402 Mabe Handmade Knives...........................721 Mabula Pro Safaris...........................1605/06 Mackenzie Mountain Outfitters................1051 MacMillan River Adv/South Peace Outfitter........750 Madubula Safaris.............................1405/06 Magic Safari Lodges................................ 501-05 Makadi Safaris...................................... 1922/23 Manuka Point Lodge New Zealand............... 1304 Marco Polo Outfitters, L.C.................C322/24 Mark Hubbard Ranch Properties.........3041/43 Mark Kyriacou Big Game Safaris............... 527/28 Martin Pieters Safaris.............................C349 Martini Gunmakers................................2905 Matlabas Game Hunters................................ 731 Matthew Greeff Safaris................................ 1827 Maxwell’s Art..................................... 1350-1451 Mbam & Kim Safaris.........................2740/42 McClelland Gun Shop.......................1627-29 McGuire and Hines Studios-Art & Photograp.1311-14 McKinnon & Co. Outfitters........................821 McLean Sporting Safaris/Lilly Porter..2909/3008 McMillan Group International............. 2421-2522 Medstar-Exclusive Dist. Air Med Deluxe...C326 Mervyn’s Yukon Outfitting.......................1302 Metro Golf Cars, Inc............................857/58 Mexican Gulf Fishing Company............... C454/56 Mexico Hunts............................................... 856 MG Arms Inc.......................................... 2124/25 Michael Ullman...................................GM5-1 Michel Mantheakis Safaris Ltd................. 612/13 Michigan Elk Hunting............................2417 Mike McCrave Hunting Ltd.......................930 Mike Vaughn Handmade Boots................C534 Miles & Miles Outfitters............................ 833/34 Mkhamba Safaris...................................2122 Mokore Safaris...................................... 2144/45 Molopo Kalahari Safaris.........................2216 Montana Professional Hunters.................2709 Montana Watch Company, The................ 2023-25 Montgomery Properties Ranch..............702/03 Mook Machine Works - Glenn Fewless....GM1-1 Moose Island Outfitters................................ C424 MOPTEX (Mossy Oak Properties of Texas)...... 2915/17 Morani River Ranch................................. 112/13 Mountain Monarchs of Alaska...................847 Mule Deer Foundation............................C352 Multiview, Inc......................... A/B Food Court Murray Custom Leather.......................... 2020/21 Mwatisi Safaris Ltd..................................... C246 Nacho Arias Spanish Hunt........................... 2314 NAPHA...................................................A11 Natchez Shooters Supplies.....................C664 National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative......C560 National Hunting Directory.....................C121 National Rifle Association Shows & Events....1303 National Skeet Shooting Association........C665 Nature Blinds......................................... C338/40 Ndumo Safaris.............................................. 403 Needle Rock Outfitters.............................649 Nelson Custom Guns, Inc. - Steve Nelson.....GM6-2 Nengasha Safaris...................................3021

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New England Custom Gun Service...........2823 New Mexico Professional Big Game Hunting.....654 New Zealand Hunt/Phil Wilson................ 1844/45 Nico & Will Pelser Bowhunting Adventures.......... 1948 Nikon Inc.............................................98/99 No Fences Land Company........................114 Non-Typical Ranch.................................C506 North Alberta Outfitters............................415 North American Sportsman’s Adventures........3023 North Fork Technologies.............................. C410 North Haven Resort................................ 2136/37 North Island Guides Outfitters Ltd................. 2913 North Rim Trophy Hunts................................. 652 North Star Outfitting..............................1621 Northern Giants Trophy Ranch Inc.............920 Northern Operations Africa.......................... C529 Northern Saskatchewan Wilderness Hunts Inc..C670 Nosler, Inc.................................... C101-200 Nushagak Guides........................................ 2222 O’Farrill, Shirley & Co. Gunmakers Ltd.....C673 Oak Creek Whitetail Ranch LLC............... 517-618 Oak Tree Lodge......................................C476 Okarumuti Game Lodge.................................. 524 Olive Wood Millwork...............................C354 Omalanga Safaris Namibia.....................1501 Omatjete Safaris....................................C125 Omujeve Hunting Safaris.......................... 308-10 Operation Game Thief, Wall of Shame (TPW)......114 Oregon Trail Jerky....................................656 Original Kansas Trophy Whitetails, The.......... 525 Orpa Hunting Ranch - Namibia...............2058 Otjandaue Hunting Farm........................1145 Out of Africa- In Montana Artist Gallery............ 2140-42 Outback Wildlife Feeders.............. C401-C502 Outdoor Visions Inc...........................1024/25 Outdoorsmans..................................C230/32 Pacific Wings Prairie Outfitters................C569 Pack-N-Horns Outfitters............................... 2637 Parker Guide Service..............................2412 Passion for Pearls and Jewelry.................... C364 Pat Pauley Wildlife Art......................2447/49 Patrick Mavros Art................................... 608-11 Paul Phelan Safaris.................................945 Pendleton Safes..................................... C221/23 Performance Top Drives.....................................C407-11 Pete Mazur Restoration........................GM6-1 Prof. Hunters Assoc. South Africa...............A8 Pheasants Galore Hunting Service Inc.....C660 Phillip Bronkhorst Safaris............................ 1211 Phoenix Inlay Inc...................................C656 Pierre Van Tonder Big Game Safaris.........1257 Pierre Vorster Safaris.........................1601/02 Pine Hill Plantation...............................C552 Pioneer Log Homes of BC..................C515/17 Pope and Young Club.............................C177 Potter Company - Dennis Potter............GM2-3 Precision Small Arms............................. C344/46 Premier Hunts of New Mexico.................2149 Primland.................................................... 3017 Private Water Fishing.................................. C464 Progress Safaris Namibia........................C457 Proguiding.................................................... 145 Prois Hunting Apparel for Women............1341 Prophet Muskwa Outfitters...................303/04 Puglisi Gun Emporium........................514/15 Quagga Safaris...................................... 1150/51 Quail Coalition......................................C544 Quail Tech Alliance................................C564 Rack Ranch Trophy Hunts........................133

Rafter W Ranches Guided Hunts...............111 Rainbow Bay Resort...............................2639 RAM ....................................................V5/6 Ramsey Russell’s GetDucks.com.................. 2515 Ranch Hand Truck Accessories...............2855 Rancho El Paraiso.................................C117 Rancho Tropical - Reel Hot Fishing......... 1157/58 Rann Safaris/777 Ranch..................... 1108-1209 Rapids Camp Lodge/Rio Salvaje Lodge......506 Rata Maire Deer New Zealand................ 2127/28 Reads Jewelers...................................... C330/32 Reclaimed Space........................................ C434 RecordBuck Ranch................................. 1829/30 Red Canyon Ranch................................... 605/06 Redfish Lodge.........................................420 Redman Trophy Big Game Hunts.............3031 Remington Arms Co..........................1456-58 Retriever Sporting Clays.........................1156 Reveille Hunting Ranch - Namibia............749 Rex Foster Artist......................................... 2543 Rhodes Bros. Taxidermy/Game Processing...... 532 Richard Cooke Saf/Thomas & Cooke Safaris......642 Rick Mason.........................................GM2-5 Rifles Inc..............................................2809 Rio Bonito Ranch........................................ 1717 Rio Indio Lodge........................................... 2754 Robert Strosin.....................................GM1-6 Robin Hollow Outfitters Inc..................... C571/73 Robin Hurt Safaris..............................827/28 Rock Island Auction Company............329-433 Rockbridge Rainbow Trout Ranch............C262 Rocker b Ranch.......................................423 Rocky Mountain Antler Co........................... 2513 Roger’s Gunworks - Roger Ferrell...........GM2-2 Rolland Safe Company......................1950/51 Rolling Plains Quail Research Ranch.......C548 Ron Schaefer Artist................................2046 Ron Stepp Fine Knives...........................2151 Rooster Charters/Rick’s Outpost..............C671 Rosslyn Safaris........................................... 2854 Rovuma Hunting Safaris...........................627 Rowdy McBride Hunting Services................ 2158 Rowland Ward.......................................1027 Royal Rut Ranch..............................2431/33 Ruger Firearms.................................... 940-1042 Ruggs Ranch......................................... C425/27 Rungwa Game Safaris.....................931/1031 Russ Smith - Hunting Worldwide.............2707 Russell Moccasin Company.................... 2120/21 Russell Selle Custom Hunts....................3003 RW’s Fishing and Big Eddy Resort................ C474 Sable Trophy Room Design & Cabinetry....2439 Sadaka Safaris........................................... 1230 Safari Nordik.........................................2233 Safari Press........................................... 1913-15 Safari Shooting School.............................530 Safari Specialty Importers, Inc...................... 638 Safari Studios.......................................C430 Salmon Etc....................................C655/657 Saltwater Taxidermy...............................1529 San Carlos Recreation & Wildlife.............2230 Santa Margarita Ranch........................... C406/08 Satterwhite Log Homes.....................2153/54 Savage Bones and Stones........................... C353 Savannah Safaris Namibia............................. 729 Schlossadler Wines.................................... 2739 Schmidt & Bender....................................... 2821 Schnee’s Inc...................................... 2647-2748 Scoop Lake Outfitters.............................3036

Scott Lennard Bronzes/Montrose Guitars...C461/63 Select Safaris........................................1820 Sgt. Pepper’s........................................3027 SHE Expeditions..................................... 1130-32 Sherry Steele Unlimited......................... 1316-18 Shikar Safaris.................................... 1344-1445 Shooting in Slovakia................................958 Shooting Sportsman...............................C553 Shunneson & Wilson Adventures................. 1725 Sierra Outfitters.......................................... 2827 Sikanni River Outfitters................................ 1306 Silak Adventures/Somerby Safaris......1946/47 Silent Predator........................................... 2227 Silent Valley Safaris...............................2646 Simply Hunting with Paul Barstad...........2135 Simply Sassy Apparel......................... 2509/2608 Singleton-Moss Custom Goldsmith & Jewelry..3001 Sitatunga Safaris..............................1720/21 Sitka Gear............................................. 2426/28 Skyhawk Rugs..............................C275/C374 Sleeperwoods.................................... 1953-2054 Sleeping Giant Artistry, Inc................. 2847-2948 Slogan Outdoors....................................2852 SmokinTex.................................................. 2332 Soaring Eagle Lodge..............................C672 Sonora Trophy Hunts.............................. C523/25 South Nahanni Outfitters........................C115 South Pacific Safaris New Zealand.....1533/34 Southern Safaris Australia........................... C471 Southern Wing Outfitters.............................. 2313 Southwest Gallery.................................. 2016-18 Spey Creek Trophy Hunting - New Zealand.....1436-38 SportEAR.........................................1049/50 Sporting Classics Magazine........................ 2150 Sporting International............................ 1524/25 Sports Afield.............................. DSC Pavilion Sportsman’s Alliance for Alaska................A22 Squaw Mountain Whitetails....................2943 St. Hubert Studios.................................. C445/47 Stalker Group............................................. C264 Star S. Ranch...................................2714/16 Starwood Motors...............................V14-V17 Stealth Cam/Walker Game Ear................C320 Steamboat Flyfisher..................................... C149 Steve Bertram.....................................GM2-4 Steve Durren.......................................GM1-2 Stone Legends............................................ 2648 Stone Mountain Safaris..........................2954 Stone River Gear LLC................................... C531 Stormberg Elangeni Safaris...................... 811/12 Strong Case by TnB Enterprises, Inc..........706 Stukel’s Upland Adventures......................708 Stutzman Hells Canyon Custom Rods............ 1630 Su King’s Fashion Collection................127-29 Sueno Argentinos LLC/David Denies Wingsh...2926 Sugar Valley Outfitters Ltd...................... 2936/38 Summit County Outfitters.......................C513 Summit Whitetail Ranch/HWH Whitetails...757/58 Superior Ammunition.............................1504 Sure Grip Racks............................................ 109 SureFire, LLC........................................2037 Susquehanna Stockworks - Craig Libhart......GM2-1 Swarovski Optik North America Ltd......... 1931/32 Swift Bullet Company............................. 716-817 SYC Sporting Adventures............................. C527 Syracuse Custom Meats........................ C365 T.J. Kaye.............................................GM4-6 Tactical Hearing......................................... C574 Tactical Hog Control, LLC.......................2942

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TAG Safari Clothing................................ 1744/45 Talley Scope Rings...................................146 Tam Safaris........................................... 1416-18 Tambuti Wilderness............................614/15 Tanzania Adventures, Inc...................1036-38 Tanzania Big Game Safaris..................633/34 Tanzania Professional Hunter Association...A13 Team Murphy Realty LLC.....................853/54 Telescopes of Vermont............................2813 Telford Hunting Services - NZ...................... 2932 Terry Wilson Antler Designs................ 1544-1645 Texas Bighorn Society................................A1 Texas Deer Association................................. A16 Texas Hawking Association.......................A25 Texas Hill Country Furniture....................C645 Texas Hunt Company...........................741/42 Texas Land Bank...................................1441 Texas Outdoors Journal, Inc....................C145 Texas Pistol and Rifle Academy................... 1251 Texas Sporting Journal.............................705 Texas Triggers............................................ 2455 TGB Outfitters......................................... 1937/38 Thaba Mmoyo Safaris............................. 2117/18 Thormahlen & Cochran Safaris................. 808-10 Thoroughbred Rifles.................................720 Threeways Safaris..................................2157 Thwane Safaris Africa............................C455 Tim Macmanus Hunting Adventures...........948 Timbamax.............................................. C647/49 Timberframes Inc..............................2631/33 Timberline Lodge........................................ C161 Todd Ramirez - Custom Shop....................... 1442 Tonkaway Ranch....................................1824 Total Outdoor Adventures........................2015 TrackingPoint, Inc........................ C339-C440 Tracy Vrem’s Blue Mountain Lodge..........3048 Trader Keith/Esplanade Travel..................... 2616 Trails West Custom Gates & Signs.......... 2536/38 Travel With Guns.....................................848 Tread Lightly!........................................... A14/15 Tri-State Taxidermy/Save Safaris.........2939/41 Trijicon, Inc......................................... 933-1034 Trinity Oaks.................................................. A19 Triple H Hunting....................................3012 Trophy Consultants International............. C345/47 Trophy Hunter.......................................2815 Trophy Hunter Safaris, Inc........................728 Trophy Hunters Africa..............................604 Trophy Hunting Spain.................................... 137 Trophy Ridge Whitetails.....................2814/16 Trophy Safaris CC....................................923 Trophy Safaris Namibia..........................2138 Trophy Stone Outfitting................................ C255 Trophy Tools............................................405 Trophy West Guide Outfitters........................ 2316 Tropic Star Lodge of Panama............. 1527/28/29 True-Life Taxidermy.................................. 734-38 Truelife Taxidermy.............................1723/24 TruStep.................................................C479 TS Buenos Aires Outfitters........................... 2156 Tshabezi Safaris......................................701 Tshipise Safaris.....................................3051 Tumbleweeds Cowhides......................... 1757/58 Tunilik Adventure/FPO............................2317 Turnbull Mfg. Co. Inc........................1821/22 U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service........................A4 Ugashik Lake and Kodiak Bear Camp........509 Uhlenhorst Hunting Safaris.....................1340 Underberg Sales Corporation....................... C435

United Country/Texas Choice Real Estate...929 United States Outfitters.....................C225/27 UNT Quail............................................C562 USA Shooting................................................. A2 Vaccines On the Go, Inc.........................2220 Van Noordwyk Safaris.............................2050 Van Vuuren African Safaris.......................... 1756 Van Wijk Safaris......................................... 1616 Vancouver Island Guide Outfitters................ 2022 Velvet Ranch/Queen Charlotte/Protracker...2829-33 Venado Creek Ranch.......................... C201-C302 Vermejo Park/Turner Ranch Outfitting........... 1223 Verney-Carron......................................... 130/31 W.F. Mans Safaris/KumKum Game Ranch........... 1722 Wade Lemon Hunting.............................2900 Waterfall Resort Alaska............................... 1828 Watson Airlock........................................... C511 Watts Trophy Hunting Safaris.................. 1402/03 Wayne Simanovich Trained Dogs.............3029 WB Safari Company..........................2407/09 WCR Quail Hunting Resort LLC...............1058 Weare’s Outfitting, LLC..........................C245 Webb Hammond Knives and Jeweler.......1301 Weldon Whitley Knives............................... 2256 Wells Gallery......................................... 1944/45 Wendell Reich Hunter’s Quest.................1823 Wenig Custom Gunstocks..................3038/40 Wes Hixon’s Outdoor Adventures............. 2253/54 Western Lands Outfitters...................2805/07 Westwind Guide Svc/Alaska’s River Wild...... 1640-42 Westwind Tugboat Adventures....................... 830 Whiteswan Lake Outfitters......................2057 Whitetail Junction Ranch........................ 2146/47 Wicked River Outfitters.............................823 Wild Arts by Raj S. Paul......................... 1520/21 Wild Kingdom Safari Hunting..................C660 Wild Rivers Whitetails.............................. 424/25 Wild Sheep Foundation..............................A6 Wild West Guns..................................722/23 Wildlife Gallery, The.......................... 1136-1238 Wildlife Images Taxidermy..................... 1956/57 Wildlife Systems, Inc........................C220/22 Wildman Lake Lodge.............................. 1631/32 Wildpoint Whitetails...............................2848 Wildside Hunting Safaris - New Zealand..1658 William Larkin Moore & Sons...................... C356 Willoughby McCabe & Co.........................V8/9 Wilson Whitetail & Wingshooting Ranch......... 2257/58 Winchester Safes................................... 1047/48 Wingshooting Adventures......................... 647/48 Winstons Estate Jewelers....................... 3028-32 Wittrock Outfitters.................................C163 Wollaston Lake Lodge/Cochrane River Outft.. 844/45 Woods & Water Taxidermy.........102/103/2542 World’s End Outfitters.................................... 946 World Adventures Inc............................. 2441/43 World Class Taxidermy & Trophy Rooms....... 104/119 Wormald Hunting Adventures......................... 903 Wounded Warrior Outdoors.......................A17 Xomaqua Lodge Safaris.......................... 3037/39 Xtreme Whitetail Adventures..............2526/28 Y.O. Ranch/Woodbury Taxidermy............. 317-418 Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A.................... 106-122 Young’s Wilderness Camp.......................C164 Yukon Stone Outfitters................................. C278 Zambeze Delta Safaris/Game Hunters Africa....... 2547/49 Zambezi Hunters..............................2607/09 Zimbabwe Prof. Hunters & Guides Assoc......A9

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Additional Donors to the 2013 Show As of press time

African Outdoor Visions Allen and Alona Moore Allison’s Autocare Aloft Dallas Downtown Amigos Guides & Outfitters Aux Arc Fur Traders Betsy Simpson Butch Kuflak Byron & Kathy Neher Camm Eddy & Dave Price Carol Wooley Celia Scott Chloe’s Couture Cakes Cindy Billingsley Cindy Swisher Craig Boddington David Denies Wingshooting David S. Irvin, The Portrait Photographers Debbie Williams, Tori Nayfa and Carol White DEF Board Dixie Yeatts Elaine Crittenden Eleazar Saenz Eli Manning Family Elyse & Brooks Puckett

Exhaust Authority Fiona Capstick Friend of DSC G&C Holdings Gary Johnson Studio Gilley’s of Dallas Grand Teton Gallery Gun Tote’n Mamas Hyatt Regency Dallas Jarvi Studios Karen Fletcher Katie Strief Kenny’s Wood Fired Grill Kilimanjaro Rifles King Schools Ladies Luncheon Committee Lance & Jan Phillips Larger Than Life Lisa Baxter Lucy Blachly Luxus Mark Perry M.J. Miller & Co. M.S. Riley Studios, LLC Michelle Cody

Mountain Choppers Nick Nolte Hunting Safaris Omni Dallas Hotel Pam Patterson Point Blank Hunts Rick Taylor Riding Unlimited Rio Rancho Robin Jackson Photography Roffers Wildlife Studio Schandra Designs Sharon Landre Shirley Chilton Smiley’s Studio Southern Cross Safaris Stevens Bucks and Bears Outfitting LTD Sue Paolucci Sunrise Images Swanepoel Safaris Taxidermy Africa The Lost Woodsman-Rick Rowley-Master Sculptor Victoria Yeager Whitney Kielwasser Yvonne C. Miller Zulu Nyala Safaris

Dallas Safari Club Committee Chairs Advertising, Marketing, Audio/Visual, Corporate Sponsors, Media Liaison Chairman: Ben Carter

DSC Store Chairman: Kelly & Christen Clark Co-Chair: Charlie & Winona Barnes

Move In / Move Out Chairman: Scott Tobermann Co-Chair: Rod Wooley & David Harrell

Attendee Bag Stuffing Chairman: Billy Williams Co-Chair: Debbie Williams

Evening Hosts & Hostesses Chairman: Dixie Yeatts

Photography Chairman: Bill Honza Co-Chair: Monty Williams

Attendee Registration ~ Day Traffic Chairman: Jerry Mumfrey Co-Chair: Steve Miller

Photography Competition Chairman: Vivian Leopold Exhibitor Registration Co-Chair: David J. Sams Chairman: Mike Billings Co-Chair: Eddy Moore & Phillip Glasson Poster Distribution Chairman: David Allison Exhibitor Welcome Chairman: Hal Price Raffles Co-Chair: David Oakes Chairman: James Jeanes Co-Chair: Al Seeley & Brooks Puckett Floor Managers Chairman: Rob Salmeron Security Co-Chair: Peter Franklin Chairman: David Hood Co-Chair: Tom Humphries & Gary Weaver Hospitality/Coffee Carts Chairman: Mike Wilson Seminars Chairman: Marty Markl Hotel Food & Banquets Chairman: Richard Allen Signage Co-Chair: Kate Allen Chairman: Jack Hodges Ladies Luncheon Silent Auction - Expo Chairman: Cindy Swisher Chairman: Kyle & David Allison Co-Chair: Tori Nayfa Co-Chair: Bill Wray Life Member Breakfast Chairman: Camm Eddy & Dave Price Silent Auction - Ladies Co-Chair: Brooks & Elyse Puckett Chairman: Elyse Puckett Co-Chair: Pam Patterson Membership Chairman: Wyatt Abernethy

Banquet Registration Chairman: Lea Potter Auction Chairman: Mark Kielwasser Co-Chair: Wyatt Abernethy Auction Item Transport Chairman: Evan Purvis Co-Chair: Aaron Redder Awards Chairman: Eddie Hopkins Concierge/Information/ Donor Board Chairman: Stuart Rollings Co-Chair: Becka Rollings Dallas Convention Center Chairman: Brock Andreola Donor Invoice Delivery Chairman: Dave Price Co-Chair: Camm Eddy

Exhibitor Breakfast Greeter Chairman: Michael & Shelley Rine

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DSC 100 T-Shirts Chairman: Carol Wooley

Table Decor & Banquet Set-Up Chairman: Christine Bond Co-Chair: Karen Wolfe Table Sales Chairman: Abe & Tori Nayfa Traffic Chairman: Matt Hopkins Co-Chair: Larry Ross Transportation Chairman: Chris Hudson Trophy Competition Chairman: Corey Knowlton Video Ethics Chairman: Rob Salmeron VIP Liaison Chairman: Lance Phillips Volunteer Coordinator Chairman: Abe & Tori Nayfa Wildlife Display Chairman: David Oakes Corporate Sponsor Greeting Chairman: Abe & Tori Nayfa Co-Chair: Greg Oliver


Missouri is for deer lovers

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exas native Adam Mize regularly makes the pilgrimage to Oak Creek Whitetail Ranch. In this brief story, Adam shares his most recent experience in the woods of Missouri. At last year’s Dallas Safari Club Convention auction, I purchased the “First Week of the Season” hunt, for four hunters.  I took two high school buddies of mine that I have been hunting with for 40 years. We had a fantastic time – a time that will be remembered forever. In the stand hunt with my guide, I harvested a 324-6/8 in a beautiful clover field.  I shot him at 250 yards when he was in the rut and on the run after doe. On the stalk with my guide, I was also able to obtain a 4145/8, which unofficially has put me #3 in the Midwest Safari Club International Non-Typical Whitetail class. Don Hill’s Oak Creek Whitetail Ranch in Bland is second to none.  It has a great down-home feeling, from the facility headquarters to the stand or tree, whichever you prefer.  They have a capable, friendly staff and superb white-tailed deer — deer as fine as any in North America. The Dallas Safari Club will be offering the same type hunt in its auction during its 2013 Convention in January. Located in central Missouri, Oak Creek offers a beautiful 9,000-square feet lodge featuring the most incredible whitetails you’ve ever seen. You can expect delicious family-style meals and friendly social gatherings throughout your stay. The lodge may accommodate groups or corporate functions for up to 20 people. The ranch offers outstanding trophy animals, experienced guides, an authentic and challenging fair chase hunt experience, world-class accommodations and a commitment to hospitality, customer service and satisfaction. The combined power of superior northern whitetail genetics, habitat and conservation are the reasons why Oak Creek Whitetail Ranch produces some of the world’s largest trophy whitetails every year. For more information about Donald Hill’s Oak Creek Whitetail Ranch, contact Donald by phone at (573)943-6644 or email oakcreekranch@earthlink.net. Oak Creek Whitetail Ranch (573) 943-6644 • oakcreekwhitetailranch.com Booth 517-618

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Guns and diamonds

The finest gunroom located at the finest jeweler deBoulle and Holland & Holland combine for the ultimate in shopping

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hat happens when you team the finest sporting guns in the world with Dallas’ premier collection of jewelry and luxury timepieces? You get the new Holland & Holland gunroom at deBoulle Diamond & Jewelry — a shopping experience like no other. The gunroom is located at 6821 Preston Road, two blocks south of Lovers Lane, in Dallas, Texas. It will feature a selection of new and pre-owned rifles and shotguns as well as a stunning collection

of clothing and accessories. Gunmakers Holland & Holland, established in London in 1835, and are widely considered to produce the finest craft-made rifles and shotguns in the world. Today, Holland & Holland still manufactures to the same standards that founder Harris Holland established 177 years ago. Denis and Karen Boulle established deBoulle Diamond and Jewelry in 1983 with a vision of providing their customers with an exquisite collection of fine jewelry and luxury timepieces, impeccable service and a beautiful, friendly

environment. deBoulle is an authorized dealer for a vast selection of the world’s premier brands of luxury timepieces like Patek Philippe, Rolex, Brequet and F.P. Journe. deBoulle has also been appointed as an authorized dealer for an extensive collection of elegant luxury jewelry brands. Over the years, Denis and Karen Boulle, along with the fine designers and craftsmen at deBoulle, have also created the exquisite deBoulle Collection™ of fine jewelry. We welcome you to visit and preview the new assortment of fine sporting arms and accessories from Holland & Holland.

Holland & Holland Gunroom, de Boulle Diamond & Jewelry (800) 454-GEMS • deboulle.com Booth 835-837

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Free shipping — for a gun safe!

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ith rising steel prices and everescalating fuel costs, Pendleton Safes is pleased to announce tthat hat the company will be offering free shipping to the lower 48 United States on all orders placed at the 2013 Dallas Safari Club Convention. Visit booth C221 and take advantage of this limited-time offer. And present this article and receive an additional $25 off your purchase! Pendleton Safes offers much more than just a place to store guns and valuables — they offer unmatched gun management. Gone are the days of digging to the back of your safe; with a Pendleton Safe, your valuables are always in the front. Illuminated by more than 400 LEDs and equipped with motorized rotation, its safes ensure your guns and valuables are never more than a hand’s reach away. Pendleton Safes are custom-made in the USA in Loganville, Ga. The safes are capable of housing up to 40 long guns and 54 pistols. For the handgun enthusiast, Pendleton offers configurations that comfortably house more than 200 handguns. For complete details, email info@pendletonsafes. com, or call (770) 466-6181 for more information.

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deBoulle, when it’s time for something special

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enis and Karen Boulle established deBoulle Diamond and Jewelry in 1983 with a vision of providing their customers with a premier collection of fine jewelry and luxury timepieces, impeccable service and a beautiful, friendly environment. Then and now, these elements make up “The deBoulle Experience.” deBoulle’s collection of diamonds, fine jewelry, and timepieces is unsurpassed for elegance, quality, and long-term value. Denis and Karen believe that purchasing fine jewelry and luxury timepieces should be informative, fun and very rewarding, and they strive every day to make that happen. Denis Boulle was born on the island of Mauritius in the southwestern Indian Ocean and spent his early years there and in Cape Town, South Africa. He was educated in England and began his jewelry career there in the 1970s. Denis learned much about jewelry from family members who worked for De Beers Diamond Group in South Africa. He developed a successful wholesale diamond business in England and France. It was a suggestion from some Texas friends he met in England that led Denis to travel to Dallas. He was so impressed with the city, its people and the indomitable business spirit that he decided to move here in 1980 and start a wholesale jewelry business. Denis and his wife, Karen, a native of England, launched their first retail venture, a jewelry salon in a small space in University Park’s famous Snider Plaza, in 1983. Denis introduced Dallas to several luxury watch brands along with fine jewelry collections from Italy. Since then, deBoulle has served

thousands of discriminating customers worldwide and built a reputation as one of the preeminent independently owned jewelers in the United States. Denis has assembled a team of highly-trained professionals, including GIA (Gemological Institute of America) graduate gemologists. Many on the staff have been with the company for more than 15 years. Their experience in jewelry, diamonds and watches provides customers with an uncommonly high level of knowledge and friendly, personal service. In 2001, deBoulle moved to its current location — a beautiful, sophisticated 13,600-square foot salon with a historical flair in the style of a two-story French villa. The deBoulle salon is located in Dallas, Texas at 6821 Preston Road. deBoulle Diamonds and Jewelry is an authorized dealer for a vast selection of the world’s premier brands of luxury timepieces like Patek Philippe, Rolex, Brequet and F.P. Journe. deBoulle was handpicked by each brand for its uncompromising professionalism and for having the necessary skills to maintain all of the qualities of the brand. deBoulle has also been appointed as an authorized dealer for an extensive collection of elegant luxury jewelry brands. Over the years, Denis and Karen Boulle, along with the fine designers and craftsmen at deBoulle, have also created the exquisite deBoulle Collection. deBoulle is a member of Jewelers of America, Texas Jewelers Association, Diamond Council of America and supports the Gemological Institute of America, GIA. Denis Boulle is a founding member of the American Watch Guild and serves on its advisory board. Denis is also an advisory board member of Speedway Children’s Charities — Texas Chapter. deBoulle (214) 522-2400 • deboulle.com Booth 835-837

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I Helping pond owners reach their dreams

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magine viewing your pond at sunset, with its crystal clear water and knowing it is teeming with trophy bass. Whether the vision is a new lake below your country house or an existing lake that needs some TLC, Lochow Ranch Lake Management is ready to help, and they are at the Dallas Safari Club Convention to help explain how. “We are the largest pond and lake management company servicing highend clients in Texas, and one of the largest in the nation,” said President John Jones. “We have helped improve more than 5,000 lakes, and we believe the reason why is because of our experience, technology and unmatched customer service. Lochow Ranch Lake Management provides complete pond and lake management services to landowners in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas and Mexico. And the DSC convention is a reunion of sorts. “We run into 50 to 100 current clients at the convention each year,” Jones said. And this year, Lochow’s growing team of fisheries biologists is staying busy. “Everything west of I-35 is in a drought,” Jones said. “Customers are building new ponds, expanding existing bodies of water, and in areas with poor soil we are having great success using synthetic liners where people had been unsuccessful with clay or bentonite in the past.” Lochow Ranch uses a unique 10-point process to assure the healthiest pond possible, whether it’s managed for trophy bass, wildlife or simple recreation. Beginning with a detailed assessment of pond or lake needs and after analyzing the watershed and annual rainfall, Lochow Ranch’s team of professionals will design and construct the perfect pond for your property that will grow large fish and keep long-term vegetation costs low. Aeration, fish stocking, electrofishing surveys, and fish management services complete the process, resulting in your pond growing more fish, growing bigger fish, protecting against fish kills and controlling pests and weeds. If it’s a new lake you have envisioned, an existing lake that needs renovating or a stagnant lake that needs rejuvenation, Lochow Ranch has the recipe. As a turnkey operation, Lochow Ranch can take you from dry land to an oasis while taking care of everything in between. Lochow Ranch offers aesthetic enhancements such as custom docks, water clearing, problematic vegetation treatments and aeration systems as well as proven fisheries management practices. “We can recommend the appropriate number of fish feeders, harvest levels and the establishment of catch limits and slot limits for your lake,” Jones said. “And we pride ourselves on communication to help our customers keep track of the health of their ponds and fish.” For those interested in trophy or even record-sized largemouth bass, Lochow Ranch has been working for years to improve the genetics of the bass population and offers specialized feeding programs for its customers. And Lochow Ranch knows the appearance of the lake is often the most important aspect for the landowner. “We provide comprehensive lake-scaping services which include fountain and tree installation, water coloring, and the use of exciting new techniques that enable us to clear muddy water in less than 24 hours,” Jones said. “We also offer an array of aquatic plants including water iris and water lilies. Lochow Ranch Lake Management (866) 422-9022 • lochowranch.com Booth 520-521

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Deer Breeders Corp on CWD:

Truths & Myths & Facts & Lies

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tate agencies, prestigious wildlife associations and distinguished university biologists continue to view CWD as their main concern and a cornerstone to achieve their political agendas. There are a lot of facts and truths being mixed with a lot of myths and lies. We don’t need to describe CWD, the “Deer Darwins” have been doing that since 1967. First, let’s look with a little common sense for just a moment at the white-tailed deer. There are just as many white-tailed deer in America today as when the CWD contagion was found 55 years ago! If CWD were so powerful and scary, then there should be NO deer left in America. There is NO CWD CONTAGION! Let’s put things in perspective. These facts are from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Statistics. FACT: FACT: FACT: FACT: FACT: FACT: FACT: FACT: FACT:

wild mule deer in far West Texas were found infected. That is an infection rate of 0.000059. It’s safe to say that more deer will die in 2013 on the 10 miles of highway between Zephyr and Brownwood than from CWD in Texas over the next 50 years. So why all the insanity? Why scare the hunters? Why blame land owners or deer breeders or management-fenced properties for the CWD contagion? When all is said and done, CWD is a political disease and not the “Deer Contagion” that has been foretold by the “Deer Darwins”. Their agendas are promoted, budget money is raised and power is given to those that wish to employ their will upon the private landowners of America. Our state legislators are spending precious time and money we don’t have to fight a disease that affects a very, very small percentage of whitetail deer. The CWD myth must be stopped.

There are 1,500,000 car accidents every year involving deer. There are 29,000 human injuries in these car/deer accidents every year. 200 people die from car/deer accidents every year. $1.1 billion dollars in damages from car/deer accidents every year. 0 people have died from CWD since 1967. ZERO. NONE in 55 years! Approximately 150,000,000 (that’s 150 million for you deer hunters) deer have been harvested since 1967 and no people have died from CWD. Nobody has become ill from CWD. More deer die from EHD every year than CWD. More deer die from pneumonia every year than CWD. More deer die from predators every year than CWD. The Verona Fire Department in New York served venison during a fundraiser years ago. It was later revealed that the deer had CWD. The press scared the hell out of everyone. Panic was created. We called the fire department recently and asked them how many people had died from eating their dinner. They laughed and said none. We asked how many people got sick and went to the hospital. They laughed again and said none.

If everyone is really concerned about whitetails, then why is there no outcry for controlling EHD or automobile accidents or predator control? The head of a whitetail deer must be cut off to be tested for CWD. Why isn’t there a more humane test? How many more thousands of healthy deer will die to CWD testing to satisfy their curiosity in the worst wildlife holocaust perpetrated in the name of health and science in American history? One thing is for sure, more deer die in the name of CWD testing than will ever die from the CWD disease. Texas has tested almost 33,000 deer for CWD and two

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Splendid Purdey 12 bore O/U with game scene engraved by Phil Coggan. Estimated at $45,000-$65,000.

Extraordinarily rare special order, engraved, gold inlaid Savage Model 1899 with carved stock made for automobile magnate John F. Dodge. One of the finest Savage rifles known, estimated at $125,000-$150,000.

Julia’s March Firearms Auction to be another historic event Minty L.C. Smith Deluxe 12 ga with gold inlaid game scenes estimated at $50,000-$80,000.

Extremely rare Presentation Briggs rifle Serial #1, “presented to W. C. Dodge, Esq. by the New Haven Arms Company as a testament of his voluntary service in behalf of Breech loaders 1865.” This superb rarity carries a presale estimate of $75,000-$125,000.

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ames D. Julia Auctioneers of Fairfield, Maine have established themselves as the preeminent auctioneer of rare and expensive firearms in recent years. The Spring 2012 Auction brought nearly $18 million and was by far the highest grossing firearms auction ever conducted in history. The March 2013 Firearms Auction is shaping up to be another extraordinary sale. Included in this sale is the third and final session from the estate of the renowned Wes Adams of Winchester rifles. Mr. Adams’ Winchester collection is without question the largest offering of expensive, highquality Winchester rifles ever offered at auction. Because of the significance of the collection, Julia’s divided it into three different sessions. The upcoming March session will be the final session and will include some of the finest items to date. While Wes collected Colts, Savages, and Marlins, Winchesters were his greatest love and the most significant of his collections. A select grouping of his important Winchesters and rare Savages currently are on temporary loan to the Cody Firearms Museum in Cody, Wyo., and will be on display until early January. This auction will also include the extraordinary, one-of-a-kind, engraved, gold inlaid lightweight Model 86 Take Down rifle made for automotive magnate John F. Dodge. This spectacular gun, embellished with carved wood and inlaid gold animals carries an estimate of $175,000-$275,000. Wes also amassed the finest collection of Savage rifles in history; featured is an extraordinarily rare special order #7 engraved, gold inlaid Savage Model 99 rifle with elaborate carved stock also made for John F. Dodge. This piece carries an estimate of $125,000-$150,000. The second session of the Dr. John and Margaret Pickup Collection (of Tasmania) also will be auctioned. Their collection of antique Colts features a number of important Colt Dragoons. An almost new cased second Model Dragoon is estimated at $95,000-$125,000. A nearly pristine cased Colt 1851 Navy is estimated at $40,000-$60,000. Another spectacular collection is that of Mr. Douglas Eberhart. Mr. Eberhart is the author of multiple books of rare Deringers and has consigned his entire collection of Colt, National and Moore Deringers. Many are the best example known or one of the top few Deringers of its type known to exist. One very special pair of Colt Third Model Deringers in an original Colt casing are fully engraved with rare original blue and silver-plated finish. The case retains an original Pall Mall label. These stunning Deringers carry a presale estimate of $40,000-$60,000. Another great rarity from the Eberhart Collection is a matched pair of Moore Deringers in the first variation having consecutive serial numbers 9 and 10. These guns are in an almost equally rare original cardboard box. This will carry a presale estimate of approximately $30,000-$40,000. There are over 100 rare Deringers in the Eberhart Collection to be offered. Julia’s sales always feature a tremendous offering of rare sporting arms, and the March sale will include a rare and desirable Woodward Best Quality 16 Bore Over/Under in fine, original condition replete with its original Abercrombie & Fitch hang tag. It carries a presale of estimate of $40,000-$60,000. Additionally, a splendid Purdey 12 bore O/U with game scene engraved by Phil Coggan carries an estimate of $45,000-$65,000. There is also a Minty L.C. Smith Deluxe 12-gauge with gold inlaid game scenes estimated at $50,000-$80,000. The Ralph Merrill Collection of Rare Mauser C96 Pistols also will be featured. This extensive collection includes some extraordinarily rare variations including an early production 20 Shot Cone Hammer Flat Side, estimated at $50,000-$100,000. As always, Julia’s will be represented at the Las Vegas Firearms Show in the Pavilion Room with their expanded booth. They will once again be present in the special display room just at the entrance of the Pavilion. The special display room will be used to display some of the important collections that will be offered in the March sale. Details of this auction may be seen at www.jamesdjulia.com. If you would like to consign to this auction or make arrangements to receive a catalog, you may contact them at James D. Julia Auctioneers, 203 Skowhegan Road, Fairfield, ME 04937; Telephone: (207) 453-7125; Email: info@jamesdjulia.com.

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Rapids Camp Lodge — easy to get to, hard to leave

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magine landing on the dunes next to a remote Alaskan river teeming with trophy char, with no other anglers for miles and majestic mountains looming overhead. At Rapids Camp Lodge, you will literally roll out of the plane into the river. Only an 80-minute flight from Anchorage, you’ll be a world away from the hustle and bustle of modern day life, experiencing unparalleled fly-fishing in the heart of the famed Bristol Bay watershed — home to enormous rainbow trout, five species of salmon, Arctic char and grayling. Although you’ll be in the wilderness, the lodging will remind you of a resort. In the main lodge, eight spacious, double-occupancy rooms each have a private bathroom. The two-bedroom “House on the Hill” accommodates up to four people in a private setting. Amenities like a workout facility, Jacuzzi, wireless internet and satellite TV enhance the Rapids Camp Lodge experience. At Rapids Camp Lodge, it’s all about the fishing. From beginner to expert, we have the ability with our boats, rafts and planes to make your trip as leisurely as you like. With access to all the

famous rivers and breathtaking beauty of the 4.7-million acre Katmai Park, no other lodge in Alaska can boast a greater ability to deliver all types of fishing to such an unsurpassed level. And there is a fully stocked gear room with everything you could need for your days on the water: Sage rods, Galvan reels, Rio lines, flies, leaders, tippet, waders and boots. Your guide will make sure your fishing gear is perfectly matched to the conditions and species for the day’s adventure. We encourage you to bring your favorite gear and flies, but we have you covered even if you bring nothing but a raincoat. And, if you’re looking for more, we also offer glaciers, volcanoes and wildlife for viewing, clam digging, halibut fishing — you name it. If it’s Alaska, we do it! Catering to small groups with fivestar rustic luxury, our staff of nine guides, four pilots, two gourmet chefs and multiple support personnel serve a maximum of 19-20 guests a week. Access to daily flights from Anchorage, trophy fish, the best gear, resort-style lodging and two world-class chefs pampering customers with culinary delights from the freshest halibut and salmon, meats and produce — Rapids Camp Lodge awaits your Alaskan adventure.

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Serious boots for rugged terrain

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n the summer of 2002, Jim Winjum, the founder of Kenetrek Boots, learned the importance of quality moun-

tain footwear. “We had been hunting sheep in the Mackenzie Mountains of the Northwest Territories for eight days,” he said. “We hiked a brutal 10 miles to a hidden basin, killed a beautiful 39-inch Dall ram and were headed back to camp. Then the blisters threatened to ruin the experience. “They started passing the point of tolerance,” he said. “More like gashes, they finally won when they split my feet open, completely breaking me down.” Sheep hunters prepare for the difficult hikes, long days and sore muscles. But boots letting a hunter down can

end a trip. “That’s when I knew we had to design and build boots that could keep up with the barbarous conditions we mountain hunters subject ourselves to,” Winjum said. “Since then, we’ve continually and brutally beat up our boots in the field, brought them back to the shop, and added new design features

on the spot. And it’s worked so well, we brought up all of our boots, packs, socks ... Everything we offer, we put to the sheep-hunter’s test.” Kenetrek Mountain Boots sport super thick full-grain leather uppers, extra-padded soft leather collars and heavyduty midsoles. The rubber sole guards protect against rock abrasion. Traction teeth at the toe and heel give extra grip going up and down hills while perimeter side lugs provide grip on sidehills. The boots are waterproof, breathable and super light thanks to Kenetrek’s exclusive outsole design. And the boots have been tested and re-tested for hunting, hiking or backpacking. Having the owners of our company out there practically killing themselves to test everything guarantees that from the boots up, Kenetrek will never let you down.

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Improve genetics through pen to pasture

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rophy Ridge Whitetails in Saint Jo is a top deer breeding as well as hunting operation, and ranch owners and managers can take advantage of its success to improve the deer genetics on your ranch — at a reasonable price. Using the “pen to pasture” method with bred does, several does can roam the ranch and are more likely to continue producing for several years. “Most of what we know about whitetail genetics is what we can see — either their body size or antler size,” said Dick Cain, the owner of Trophy Ridge and former professor at Texas A&M University. “For decades, hunters have taken some of the biggest bucks out of the breeding population, yet every year big bucks are still harvested. That’s because the does

provide half of a fawn’s genes and visually they are silent about their contribution.” Bucks also can be placed on the property in pen to pasture, but at more risk and it also costs more. “It’s more expensive and their chances of contributing to the herd are diminished by fighting with other bucks, predation or exhaustion after the rut or harvest,” Cain said. “If you put out a doe, she’s likely to live eight or nine years and will continue to contribute her genetics. “It’s the most efficient way to improve the genetics on a ranch.” For years, deer breeders have realized the importance of genes for antler characteristics from both the buck and the doe. DNA verified pedigrees go back six or seven generations on some bucks. By concentrating on several generations

of does from the best bucks in the deer industry, consistent results have been achieved. The North American Deer Registry maintains DNA records of superior does so they can be bred to outstanding bucks. But ranchers considering improving the genetics of their deer herd need to address habitat first, Cain said. “After making habitat improvements, one option includes the use of a DMP (Deer Management Permit) through TPWD,” Cain said. “A minimum five-acre high-fenced pen is used so one superior buck can breed up to 20 does, where research has shown that dominant bucks in the pasture usually only breed two or three does a year.” Many ranchers, though, find it very productive and less expensive to release bred does purchased from deer breeders in the early spring.

Usually done on high-fenced ranches, the pen to pasture process has been achieved inside low fences as well. “We did it on a group of low-fenced ranches that totaled 26,000 acres,” Cain said. “We left the ear tags in them and the different ranch owners continued to see them. On smaller ranches, though, there is the risk the does will leave.” Any ranch with a desire to improve the genetics of their deer herd should consider pen to pasture with bred does. “These does will make a significant genetic contribution for years to come,” Cain said. “And they are a better investment — you can put five bred does out there for the same cost as one good buck.” For the most successful results, contact the biologists at Trophy Ridge Whitetails.

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THE CUTTING EDGE IN SPORT OPTICS There may be a new status symbol joining the fray in high-end binoculars. The Nikon EDG brings you to the club at a reasonable price.

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or the sportsman or woman who covets the very best in binoculars but have shied away because of the cost, Nikon’s new EDG binocular is for you. Nikon’s premium lineup of sport optics delivers extraordinary images due to its legendary ED glass that stems from glass used in Nikon’s top sport and wildlife photography camera lenses. The leadingedge lens technology produces brilliant, high-resolution images that are razor sharp and free of flare, resulting in unparalleled viewing in any conditions. Extra-low dispersion glass eliminates the

dispersion that occurs when light rays of varying wavelengths pass through optical glass, and the dielectric high-reflective multilayer prism coatings ensure the brightest images even in the lowest light. The optical part of the EDG line includes a Field Flattener Lens System, cutting-edge technology that results in a higher light transmission rate and flatter characteristics across the entire visible light range. The result is a crystal clear field of view and more natural color reproduction. The redesigned chassis features a short bridge style and additional rubber armour for an easy grip. A multifunction, central focusing knob provides precise focusing. The horn-shaped, detachable eyecups block

out peripheral light providing a clear field of view. The magnesium alloy body cuts weight without sacrificing durability. And the EDG is waterproof and fogproof, O-ring sealed and dry nitrogen filled to handle the toughest conditions. The Nikon EDG binoculars meet or exceed the performance of the best binoculars on the market today. The Nikon EDG is available in 7x42, 8x42, 10x42, 8x32 and 10x32 with suggested retail prices of $2,299.95, $2,399.95, $2,499.95, $2,299.95 and $2,399.95 respectively. Stop by and see the new EDG binoculars at Booth 98 at the Dallas Safari Club Annual Convention.

Nikon Sport Optics nikonhunting.com Booth 98-99

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Yamaha introduces new Tactical Black Special Edition Grizzly 700 and Rhino 700 Vehicles

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amaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., is producing new Tactical Black Grizzly 700 4x4 and Rhino 700 4x4 Special Edition models at its U.S. manufacturing facility, Yamaha Motor Manufacturing Corp. of America (YMMC), in

Newnan, Georgia. Yamaha’s new SE Grizzly 700 4x4 ATV with Electric Power Steering (MSRP $10,999) and Rhino 700 4x4 Side-by-Side vehicle (SxS) (MSRP $12,999) feature an all-new matte black body and cast aluminum wheels for tactical design and durability. Yamaha’s 2013 Grizzly 700 4x4 and Rhino 700 4x4, including the new Tactical Black SE models, are the most off-road capable and durable in their classes both featuring Yamaha’s exclusive Ultramatic® automatic transmission, the most durable CVT system in the industry, and Yamaha’s On-Command® push-button 2WD, 4WD and 4WD diff-lock system. “Yamaha is more involved in the outdoors than any other ATV manufacturer and has developed the new Tactical Black Special Edition Grizzly and Rhino models based on the fast-growing wing tactical enthusiast trend,” said Steve Nessl, Yamaha’s ATV/SxS group marketing manager. “Yamaha’s Grizzly 4x4 and Rhino 4x4 models are assembled at Yamaha’s U.S. state-of-the-art factory. Yamaha is proud to say the most durable and reliable ATV

and SxS vehicles are assembled here in the U.S.A.” Last year, Yamaha moved the production of its top-of-the-line utility ATVs, the Grizzly 700 and Grizzly 550, to YMMC, and this summer, Yamaha is bringing its first sport ATVs to the U.S. factory – the 2013 Raptor 700 models. The new Tactical Black SE models join Yamaha’s complete line of award-winning and super-reliable utility ATVs for 2013 including nine Grizzly models. Most of Yamaha’s utility ATVs come in multiple color options, including Realtree AP HD camo. Yamaha’s Rhino 700 4x4 SxS continues to be one of the highest-quality, most versatile and offroad capable vehicles and for 2013 is available in red and hunter green and Realtree AP HD camo.

Yamaha Motor Company, U.S.A. www.yamaha-motor.com Booth 106-122

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