Elaine and Gus Vogeler Hunting Heritage Scholarship
Wildlife Science Students Thrive
For the Vogeler family, the College of Natural Resources was the perfect place to support Idaho students and share their love of the great outdoors. To help in these efforts, the Safari Club International Foundation (SCIF) established the SCIF Sables Elaine and Gus Vogeler Hunting Heritage Scholarship at the University of Idaho. This endowment, with initial funding from the Vogeler family, is the fourth scholarship established through the SCIF Sables Scholarship program to assist upper-level junior and senior students majoring in wildlife resource.
“I have been a hunter and fisherman all of my life, and my wife and I wanted to establish a scholarship for students studying wildlife science to understand the need for continued availability of hunting, fishing and outdoor activities for the generations to come,” said Gus Vogeler. “We are impressed with the quality of the University of Idaho College of Natural Resources and the dedication of the entire faculty. We encourage others to support this fine institution.”
Gus and Elaine Vogeler were married in 1995 in Bazaruto, Mozambique. They both grew up in Jerome and are residents of Elko, Nev., living part time in both Jerome, Idaho and Honolulu, Hawaii. Gus, now retired, graduated from the University of Colorado and was a longtime business owner in Elko, Nev. He has two sons and four grandchildren. Gus has hunted and fished on six continents and shares his wife’s commitment to wildlife education.
A fourth generation Idahoan, Elaine was active in Idaho politics and served as Blaine County republican chairman, secretary for the Idaho State Republican Central Committee and was the first woman to serve as assistant sergeant at arms in the Idaho House of Representatives. She presently is a SCIF Sables director and scholarship chairman, and an SCI director at large, serving on the Conservation and Government Affairs Committees. She is the mother of three children, has eleven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She has fished in Idaho, Alaska, Canada, Mauritius, Panama and taken safaris in Namibia, Cameroon and South Africa. Elaine’s daughter, Stephanie Martin, a 1976 graduate of the University of Idaho, majored in forestry and communications, and her granddaughter, Anna, graduated in 2001 and majored in sports science.