Sportsman's Resource Connection (SRC)
Sportsman's Resource Connection (SRC) is the only website dedicated to providing content uniquely relevant to the greater St. Louis area sportsman and sportswoman. Whether you are interested in local hunting, shooting sports, fishing, international or "out west" hunting we attempt to be your "one stop shop" for information that will help you enjoy those passions to the fullest. We gather, sort and organize information and resources that allow St. Louis area sportsmen and women to quickly access the information they need.
Check out our Links section where we have several categories that are specific to St. Louis: St. Louis Area Shooting Facilities, St. Louis Area Preserve Hunting Clubs, St. Louis Area Retail Stores that cater to the hunting community and St. Louis Chapters of Conservation Organizations.
We are always looking for local hunters to submit an article and a picture or two from a recent hunt for our "Wild Experience" section. You do not have to be a professional writer. We can interview you about the hunt or you can write and submit your article of 1000 words or less. We will review the article and call you to discuss its publication. This is a free service. Who knows maybe your hunt and writing ability will give Craig Boddington a run for his money. We are also looking for local sporting folks to submit wildgame recipes or share any information they think would benefit the local area sporting community.
We publish an e-newsletter "Straight Shooter" which provides information regarding upcoming sporting activities like: shooting/archery leagues, charity shoots, banquets and relavent workshops taking place in the greater St. Louis area. If you are involved or aware of any upcoming event that the sporting community might be interested in please e-mail us the information and we will do our best to promote the event through our e-newsletter and post the event on our sites Calendar.
This is the story of my Mountain Lion Hunt with Scott Ogden of Fraser Valley Outfitters. Fraser Valley Outfitters is located near Williams Lake, British Columbia, Canada. I arrived a day late Vancouver Airport was closed due to snow. They had about 6 inches in 2 hours time. I was in touch with Scott by phone. He knew I would be arriving at 1:00pm the next day. Scott picked me up at the airport and even though it was too late to start hunting, we drove on some of the roads in his territory – 6,000 Sq Miles – looking for tracks – but only found 11 sets, which Scott felt were too small to follow up on. They sure looked good to me!
At the lodge, we unpacked. There was a private bedroom, private bathroom, large living room, satellite TV, etc. It could not have been better! We also had a great cook, named Sharon Henry!While dinner was being prepared, we sighted the rifles. That night we enjoyed a fabulous dinner of Roast Turkey with all the trimmings, Scott explained what the next day would bring.Read more...
Collingwood Brothers of Smithers, British Columbia was named the top North American Outfitter for 2010. Having completed two hunts with the Collingwoods and with a third booked for 2013, I can unreservedly state that this is a prestigious honor that their 42 years of outfitting justifies.
My last hunt with the Collingwood Brothers was in September, 2010. I arrived in Smithers via Hawk Air, and was met in the comfortably small main (only) terminal by Janice, the Collingwood Brothers’ expeditor. After admiring the nine foot Grizzly displayed inside the terminal, which was reportedly a cattle-killer taken from the surrounding area, Janice delivered me to my bed & breakfast where I was to stay for my pre- and post- hunt layover. I had actually arrived two days prior to the start of my hunt which allowed my rifle and gear to catch up with me; it’s definitely stressful to arrive equipment-less for a hunting trip! But a call from the airport allowed Janice to ferry me back to pick up my gear and optimism.Read more...