NOV, 2012 "In The Crosshairs"

In The Crosshairs Newsletter


November 7, 2012

  SCI Master Measuring, Record Book & World Hunting Awards Seminar Dates:

  • SCI Measuring Instructors will be conducting an Official Measuring Seminar at The 1st Annual SCI Northern Alberta Horn Scoring Event on January 4th at 5:00pm at the Nisku Inn Hotel in Edmonton, Alberta.
  • Come to the SCI Official & Master Measuring Seminar being held in Reno, NV on Wednesday, January 9th at 2:00pm during the GSCO 9th annual convention held at the Grand Sierra Resort & Hotel
  • Be sure to check out the variety of seminars being offered by the Record Book & World Hunting Awards department at SCI’s 41st Annual Convention in Reno, NV. All seminars will be held at the Reno Sparks Convention Center.
    • Master Measuring Seminar Tuesday, January 22nd at 9:00am-1:00pm; $125
    • Official Measuring Seminar Saturday, January 26th at 9:00am-1:00pm; $150 including 1 Official Measuring Kit
    • Complex Measuring Seminar Friday January 25th at 12:00pm-2:00pm; Free
    • Tom Miranda’s Bow hunting Seminar Friday January 25th at 10:00am; Free
    • Handgun Hunting Seminar on Thursday January 24th at 2:00pm; Free
    • Exciting Hunting Opportunities in South America on Friday January 25th 2:00pm; Free

  Exotic Animal Owners File Suit Against The State Of Ohio: “Suit was filed today in the Eastern District of the United States District Court today for an injunction against the Ohio Exotic Animal Ban and for violating Constitutional rights of owners to have their property taken away without compensation. COLUMBUS, OH, November 04, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Despite the pressure from the Humane Society of the United States, Sheriff Lutz of Zanesville, Ohio, and many other animal rights groups, the exotic animal community from all around the Nation united and said they have had enough of the laws being pushed through to take their rights away from them in regards to owning exotic animals.” (Source: To read more, please visit

  DNR: 50 Wolves Killed In First Hunting Weekend: “MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Officials say 50 wolves were killed by Minnesota hunter’s in the state’s first wolf hunting season, which started on Saturday. That’s a quarter of the total amount hunters will be allowed to kill in the early season, which lasts two more weeks. Then a hunting and trapping season starts after Thanksgiving. There are an estimated 3,000 wolves in Minnesota.” (Source: CBS Minnesota) To read more, please visit

  Montana's Free-Roaming Bison Plan In Court Monday: “BILLINGS, Mont — A decision to allow migrating bison to roam freely across 70,000 acres outside Yellowstone National Park goes before a Montana judge Monday, as local officials and ranchers press for restrictions on the animals' movements. State officials opened the Gardiner Basin just north of the park to migrating bison last year after they had been barred for decades.” (Source: To read more, please visit

  Panel Suggests BLM Sterilize Wild Horses: “SALT LAKE CITY -- The federal agency charged with managing wild horses and burros that roam freely across 11 Western states should consider sterilizing some mares to control booming mustang populations and protect rangelands, a citizen advisory panel recommended Tuesday. The Bureau of Land Management has long struggled with how to manage growing horse herds on public lands, which can double naturally within five years if left unchecked. Horses have been injected with drugs and vaccines to slow reproduction and rounded up for adoption, but the agency currently has more horses in captivity than are left roaming the range, forcing the emphasis to shift to population control rather than roundups.” (Source: To read more, please visit

  BLM Looks to Reduce Future Wildfire Risk by Hiring Contractors: “DENVER- In response to this summer's very active fire season, the Bureau of Land Management is teaming up with several other agencies to reduce the risk of wildland fires in the future. The BLM, along with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service and U.S. Forest Service are looking for contractors to conduct wildfire hazard reduction, prescribed burning, vegetation manipulation, burn unit preparation and prescribed burning on public lands. The request for proposals will close on Nov. 21 at 1 p.m.” (Source: To read more, please visit