SCI Tag Soup

SCI Tag Soup

The official podcast of Safari Club International hosted by Chip Hunnicutt! SCI is dedicated to protecting the freedom to hunt and promoting wildlife conservation. Whether you hunt your own backyard, do one or a few hunts in a nearby state or across the country, or are an international destination hunter, SCI Tag Soup has something for you - it's not about the kill, it's about the experience, the habitat and the wildlife. Send your stories to tagsoup@safariclub.org. See you in camp!... Show More

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November 18, 2020 35 min

"Accurate, Affordable, Guaranteed" - that's Blackhound Optics. Host Chip Hunnicutt visits with Jim Peterson, Special Channels Manager of Blackhound Optics about the company's unique business model, excellent lineup of optics, and stellar reputation for customer service. Learn more at blackhoundoptics.com.

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October 14, 2020 53 min

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) recently introduced a black bear management plan and proposed hunting regulations for the state. SCI Foundation sponsored MDC's Phase 1 black bear research project starting in 2010, along with partners at Mississippi State University. Funding from SCIF's Hunter Legacy Fund endowment supported research into determining the initial population estimates of black bears and that ulti...

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July 31, 2020 21 min

To support professional hunters and outfitters negatively impacted by the COVID-19 crisis, Safari Club International (SCI) is launching the Share the Impact Outfitter Benefit, a multi-day online charity event that runs from August 1-22.

The program will include an online auction of donated items and unique experiences, with 100% of the net proceeds going directly to industry relief through outfitter associations. These associations ...

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July 19, 2020 31 min

British Columbia guide outfitter Darren DeLuca, a 30-year veteran of the outfitting industry, is committed to protecting our hunting heritage using the tools of free enterprise and capitalism. “Hunters spend thousands of dollars every year traveling to Western Canada to hunt,” DeLuca says. “The Wild LP allows them to convert their hunting budget into investments in the outfitting industry.”

The Wild LP redirects your hunting expendi...

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June 24, 2020 48 min

Jake DeBow is the Region 1 Wildlife Biologist for New Hampshire Fish and Game where he partners with forestland owners and foresters in the North Country to incorporate wildlife habitat considerations into forest management decisions – a service that Fish and Game has been providing since the 1940s.

Jake's graduate thesis project at the University of Vermont was funded in part by Safari Club International Foundation and focused ...

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June 5, 2020 28 min

Ben Cassidy, SCI Director of Government Affairs, joins host Chip Hunnicutt to review this week's highly successful "SCI Virtual Advocacy Week", a digital spin on the traditional Washington D.C. fly-in and annual Lobby Day.

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May 26, 2020 33 min

SCI and Sportsman’s Box are teaming up to bring you awesome gear plus a shot at a 4-day pass to the 2021 SCI Convention in Las Vegas and a chance at a new RETAY 12ga shotgun! Buy a box for $100 that includes gear valued up to $600 and you’re entered to win the shotgun. One shotgun will be drawn for every 100 boxes sold. Five boxes will have a golden ticket good for a 4-day convention pass!

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May 19, 2020 68 min

Tony Martins is an outdoors photojournalist, Professional Outdoors Media Association and National Shooting Sports Foundation media member, business consultant and small business owner, Labrador retriever breeder and conservationist. Tony's feature articles have appeared in dozens of magazines over the past 24 years including Sports Afield, Successful Hunter, Predator Xtreme, Rocky Mountain Game & Fish, White Mountain Outdoo...

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May 1, 2020 46 min

Blood Origins is a storytelling project showcasing the heart of our hunting culture and Robbie Kroger is the driving force behind it. In this episode we talk about the "origins" of Blood Origins. Robbie's unique way of getting at the essence of hunting through subjects from every corner of society clearly define how hunting connects us all. Watch Blood Origins on Amazon Prime, YouTube, Instagram and bloodorigins.com. 

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April 8, 2020 37 min

This week Philip Glass visits with host Chip Hunnicutt about starring in the 2018 documentary, "TROPHY". The film follows Glass, a lifelong hunter and a Texas-based sheep breeder, in his pursuit of The Big Five alongside the story of an outfitter and a private rhino breeder as they each deliver their unique sides of the story of hunting. The film is available to view on Netflix.

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April 3, 2020 10 min

Earlier this year SCI announced a new partnership with outdoor television host and world class musician, Nick Hoffman. Tag Soup host Chip Hunnicutt caught up with Nick at the SCI Convention to talk hunt shopping and playing fiddle with Charlie Daniels.

As the host of the award-winning television series Nick’s Wild Ride on the Outdoor Channel, Hoffman travels the world in pursuit of hunting adventures. His show encapsulates so much m...

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March 24, 2020 5 min

We caught up with J. Alain Smith of Rugged Expeditions for a few minutes on the floor of the SCI Convention to talk about his show and international hunting. If you're getting cabin fever due to the coronavirus home quarantine, check out his show on YouTube or Amazon Prime where J. Alain takes you around the world for exciting adventures and big laughs! Find him online at jalainsmith.com.

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March 12, 2020 6 min

During the 2020 SCI Convention we had a chance to visit with Neil Davies, Marketing Director for Hornady. 

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February 25, 2020 8 min

This week host Chip Hunnicutt sits down with Brian Gilroy, Founder & CEO of Wildlife Partners. A longtime SCI Corporate Partner, Texas-based Wildlife Partners enables conservation-minded landowners to to convert their private ranches into cash flow producing wildlife sanctuaries. Learn more about Wildlife Partners at wildlifepartners.com.

On March 28, 2020 Brian and his company will host the Super Exotic Wildlife Auction and Edu...

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From the 2020 SCI Convention, we welcome Barbara Crown of the SCI Hunter Information Service, Louis B. Ebersohn, CEO of African Wildlife Services, and Dr. T. Wayne Schwertner of Tarleton State University of Texas, College of Agriculture Environmental Sciences, Wildlife Sustainability and Ecosystem Sciences. The three discuss "A Model for Conservation of African Habitats and Wildlife: How the future of African wildlife depends o...

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January 31, 2020 19 min

Host Chip Hunnicutt, SCI Director of Marketing & Communications, and Joe Goergen, Conservation Manager for SCI Foundation, are prepping for the 2020 SCI Convention that kicks off February 5 in Reno, Nevada.

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This week Tag Soup heads to Capital Hill as host Chip Hunnicutt and Ben Cassidy, Director of Government Affairs, sit down with the SCI Legislator of the Year Congressman Jeff Duncan of the 3rd District of South Carolina for a special episode of Tag Soup! Representative Duncan has been a champion for hunters in the halls of Congress.

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December 23, 2019 18 min

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from SCI Tag Soup! Late night Christmas Eve gift ideas and a homemade hunter's Christmas story. 

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For 17 years SCI Foundation has sponsored the African Wildlife Consultative Forum, bringing together conservation leaders from countries in South Africa to discuss challenges in their regions and developing unique solutions focused on the needs of these special habitats, wildlife and rural communities. Host Chip Hunnicutt visits with SCIF's Chris Comer, Ph.D., Director of Conservation and Joe Goergen, Conservation Program Manag...

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November 28, 2019 28 min

Happy Thanksgiving! This week host Chip Hunnicutt recaps a lesson learned from an Illinois deer hunt: don't take your gear for granted. 

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