Charles Oakes has been a member of SCI since 1992 and is a life member of both SCI and Sables. Charles has earned degrees in Agriculture, Natural Resource Economics, Law and an advanced law degree in Taxation. He practices law in Ontario, Oregon where he was also a SCI Regional Representative for many years. He also formed the Treasure Valley Chapter of SCI and was its President for several years. Charles has been on the EAG since it was formed many years ago and has been a mainstay serving on the floor of the Convention for more than 15 years. He has hunted on five continents and has extensively hunted North America. He began hunting when he was preschool on his family’s cattle ranch. Charles is also a Class 3 federal firearms dealer and a certified firearms instructor. Charles is a lifelong sportsman who believes in and volunteers thousands of hours for SCI and its mission.