Dick Scorzafava

Meet Dick Scorzafava

Dick Scorzafava is a respected hunter, author, seminar speaker, and award winning outdoor writer. Growing up next door to a state biologist in Massachusetts, Dick spent most of his teenage years participating in studies on both deer and bear. Today, Dick continues to hunt deer and bear across North America and other species around the world as the host of The Radical Hunter television show. Dick has authored three critically acclaimed hunting books: Radical Bowhunter, Radical Bear Hunter and Spies in the Deer Woods. And, he is the editor of Bear Hunting Magazine and the bowhunting editor of Woods and Waters USA. Dick has authored over 1500 articles in a variety of the top outdoor publications.

When Dick isn’t hunting for bear and deer or writing, he is a seminar speaker. Dick conducts over 75 seminars across the country annually where is represents, as a pro-staffer many of the industries heavy-weights making him one of the most sought after speakers in the country.

Dick is a member of the Outdoor Writers Association of America, New England Outdoor Writers Association, Pope and Young Club, Boone and Crockett Club, Safari Club, Professional Bowhunters Society, and lifetime member of the NRA. He was inducted into the Archery Hall of Fame by the Massachusetts Bowhunters Society in 1994.

This past year marked the introduction of the all new Dick Scorzafava Radical Hunter signature series products by the following manufacturer’s Alpen Optics (binoculars and rifle scope), Code Blue (complete line of bear attractants), Savage Arms (Bear Hunter rifle), and Schrade Knives (skinning knives).


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  • The entire Radical Hunter team is extremely excited about winning these awards….
    The entire Radical Hunter team is extremely excited about winning these awards. We want to thank all our loyal fans and sponsors for watching the show every week without you none of this would be possible. Just wait until you see the line up of shows coming this year starting in the third quarter on Pursuit Channel…..

    Press Release

    CUDDEBACK’S THE RADICAL HUNTER WINS PRESTIGEOUS AWARDS

    Cuddeback’s The Radical Hunter television show hosted by Dick Scorzafava and co-hosted by Rex Summerfield, which airs on Pursuit Channel, has just won five prestigious awards from the New England Outdoor Writers Association. These awards were for Excellence in Broadcasting during the 2013 year in the following categories:
    • Television – Best Hunting Show 1st Place
    • Television – Best Hunting Show 2nd Place
    • Television Best General Outdoors Show 2nd Place
    • Television Best General Outdoors Show 3rd Place
    • DVD – 1st Place
    Each year the Association honors outstanding examples of writing, photography, and broadcasts that convey the excitement and wonder of outdoor activities through the press, books, radio, and television. “As always, we are extremely proud to receive these awards for our show from this group of highly skilled professional communicators,” stated Dick Scorzafava. “These awards hold a special meaning because they are awarded by our peer group of industry professionals that work in the field of communications and the competition gets tougher and tougher each year.”
    This is the third year in row Cuddeback’s The Radical Hunter has won first place in the Best Hunting Show Award category from the Outdoor Writers, making it the first show to ever win The Best Hunting Show three years in a row from this prestigious organization of professionals.
    Cuddeback’s The Radical Hunter airs 3rd and 4th quarters of the calendar year on Pursuit Channel at the following days and times:
    • Friday 7:30 P.M. EST
    • Monday 11:00 A.M. EST
    • Wednesday 9:30 A.M. EST
    All previously aired shows can be watched on their website www.theradicalhunter.com and don’t forget to visit them on the official Facebook page and click LIKE before you leave www.facebook.com/theradicalhunter to stay up to date with the guys on their hunts.
    The award-winning show Cuddeback's The Radical Hunter is produced by Shiloh Outdoor Productions in Weippe, Idaho. Tune in and join the crew on fantastic hunts around the world. For more information please visit www.theradicalhunter.com.

  • This is what happens when you don't hunt bears. They lose their fear of man. The…
    This is what happens when you don't hunt bears. They lose their fear of man. They don't have a hunting season in Florida. The bear population in all of NA is increasing and we are going to see more and more of this across the entire country. Bears are WILD animals and we are easy prey for them especially our children. Bears populations need to be managed to keep them under control and they ONLY way to do that is with hunting. Just ask and biologist that has firm understanding of wildlife management.


    Bear Attack in Florida Community
    A Florida woman was dragged by a bear after checking on a noise in the garage.

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  • Please read this news from SCI. Botswana and Zambia were already closed to hunti…
    Please read this news from SCI. Botswana and Zambia were already closed to hunting any Big 5 animal in 2014. None of this is based on science based data and will do nothing to help any species. It will increase poaching and severely hurt each counties economy. Please call your senator and share with everyone you know.

    SCI President’s Response to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Ban on Elephant Imports from Zimbabwe and Tanzania

    Logo 2In response to the United States Fish and Wildlife Service’s decision on Friday, April 4, 2014 to unilaterally ban the importation of sport-hunted elephants from Zimbabwe and Tanzania, SCI President Craig Kauffman has sent a letter to Director Dan Ashe requesting that they immediately rescind the decision or risk losing elephants forever. The text of the letter is below and a copy of the letter can be viewed here: SCI President Craig Kauffman’s Response to USFWS Ban on Elephant Imports from Zimbabwe and Tanzania

    SCI has received an outpouring of support in the past 3 days from the sportsmen’s community. Many have asked “What can I do to help?” There are two things hunters can do today to help us fight this decision.

    1. Immediately contact your Congressman to oppose the ban!

    2. Please consider coming to Washington, DC on Thursday, May 8, 2014 for SCI’s Congressional Lobby Day on Capitol Hill. Hundreds of hunters will descend on the Capitol to make our voices heard. This issue will be at the forefront, and by the end of the day, Members of Congress will KNOW that FWS is making the wrong decision. Register HERE FOR LOBBY DAY

    SCI is also looking at every legal and legislative venue to force the service to rescind its decision to ban sport- hunted elephant imports from Zimbabwe and Tanzania.

    April 7, 2014

    The Honorable Daniel Ashe

    Director, United States Fish and Wildlife Service

    Department of the Interior

    1849 C Street, NW

    Washington, DC 20240

    RE: Suspension of Import of Elephant Trophies from Tanzania and Zimbabwe

    Dear Director Ashe:

    On behalf of Safari Club International and millions of conservationists worldwide, we were shocked at your decision on Friday, April 4, 2014 to unilaterally ban the importation of sport-hunted elephants from Zimbabwe and Tanzania. This decision in and of itself shows a fundamental abandonment of the stated goal of “scientific excellence” for the United States Fish and Wildlife Service’s (FWS) because this announcement relied solely on anecdotal evidence to make a rash decision with no basis in law, science, or conservation policy. We respectfully request that the FWS rescind its decision banning 2014 sport-hunted elephant trophy imports from Zimbabwe and Tanzania. In order to increase the quality of the information that FWS is relying upon, we also request your personal attendance at the 2014 African Wildlife Consultative Forum which will be held outside Addis Ababa, Ethiopia November 3-7.

    The FWS’s decision appears to have been made without any consultation of the affected African nations. The FWS decision will do nothing to prevent poaching in Africa. If anything, removing the U.S. hunter from the landscape of Africa’s great outdoors will permanently handicap government bodies and communal wildlife administrators in their fight against poachers. Problems with poaching in either Zimbabwe or Tanzania will be exacerbated by this ill-advised ban by the FWS.

    International hunters are the first line of defense for conservation, management, and anti-poaching throughout Africa. When wildlife has no value, hundreds of years of history prove that it will most certainly be slaughtered indiscriminately. In 2003, sport hunting accounted for approximately 60-90% of all revenues for Zimbabwe’s Department of National Parks and Wildlife Management. SCI’s members have purchased bull elephant tags to benefit the CAMPFIRE Foundation in Zimbabwe who conduct anti-poaching work throughout the communal lands of their country. SCI’s members have paid more than $100,000 to support elephant conservation through these tags from 2012-2014, whereas the FWS has spent only $56,000 to protect Zimbabwe’s elephants from 2011-2013 through the Multinational Species Conservation Grants.

    The role of international hunters has an incredible impact on the ability of Tanzania to manage its wildlife and conduct anti-poaching activities. For example, Tanzania has 157 hunting blocks that cover 30% of Tanzania’s total land area representing 70 million acres that are managed by private hunting operations. Furthermore, sport hunting employs approximately 3,700 people and supports over 88,000 families in Tanzania. A U.S. policy decision that disproportionally impacts Tanzania’s population and its rural economies should not be taken without consultation with the affected government.

    The unilateral decision by FWS on Friday, April 4, 2014 will effectively defund conservation efforts across thousands of communities in Zimbabwe and Tanzania. Again, we respectfully request that the FWS rescind its decision banning 2014 sport-hunted elephant trophy imports from Zimbabwe and Tanzania. We respectfully suggest that FWS also undertake measures to improve the quality of data upon which it relies, and toward that goal we also request your personal attendance at the 2014 African Wildlife Consultative Forum which will be held outside Addis Ababa, Ethiopia November 3-7.

    Sincerely,

    Craig Kauffman

    President, Safari Club International

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