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Shooting Industry February 2012 Digital Edition - Page 12
Industry news Aimpoint Supports African College impoint has established a sponsor relationship with the Southern African Wildlife College. Based in the Limpopo Province of South Africa, the college offers formal training programs for regional wildlife and conservation officers. Aimpoint’s support will help to establish a professional hunter (PH) training and certification course at the college. The first group of students is expected in June 2012. “By offering training to PHs, trackers and their support personnel, we will help to ensure a healthy future for the hunting industry in South Africa, and even more effective management of the region’s wildlife resources,” said Theresa Sowry, CEO of the Southern African Wildlife College. For more information about Aimpoint, visit www.aimpoint. com. For more about the Southern African Wildlife College, visit www.wildlifecollege.org.za. A SportDOG Announces Grant Recipients portDOG Brand, manufacturer of remote dog training products, has announced the recipients of five conservation grants totaling $21,000. The annual grant program is part of the SportDOG Brand Conservation Fund program. “It’s rewarding to see this program continue to grow,” said Lance Tracy, SportDOG Brand vice president. “We believe it’s important for us to continue giving something back to the conservation initiatives our employees and customers care about.” The 2011 awards include four $5,000 grants and one special $1,000 youth grant. Recipients are: North Dakota Game and Fish Department, Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, Pheasants Forever Inc., Delta Waterfowl and Marion County Pheasants Forever (youth grant). For more information, visit www.sportdog.com. S Join Us At The Rockcastle Shooting Center For The 2012 Shooting Industry Masters! See page 34. Visit www.shootingindustry.com/masters 12 FEBRUARY 2012 Subscribe to SI DIGITAL www.shootingindustry.com