January 2017 Newsletter

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT Update from Don Giottonini SSC President Happy New Year! Starter Rick Parsons was named CEO. He has been affiliated with SCI for years as a legal consultant. The most significant move we made was to donate $500,000.00 to the Trump conservation fund. We will be a major player setting policy about wildlife and hunting. Finally we have stepped up to the challenge. The Executive Committee has explained this was a now or never move. It has not been made clear if this is a private fund or government, I think private. Our DC people are involved with the Trump team making appointments. The appointment for the interior is from Montana. I think that announcement went out to


It’s that time of year again! The International Sportsmen’s Exposition (ISE) show at Cal-Expo in Sacramento starts on January 19 and wraps up on the 22nd. Due to the merger, this year Sacramento Safari Club will be showcasing our “Sensory Safari” that we inherited from the Granite Bay Chapter. SSC Board Member and previous Granite Bay Chapter President Cal Ryan will be displaying a variety of mounts, thanks to those who have donated. This project helps educate children on conservation and what SCI does to fight for our privilege to hunt. If you plan on attending the show, be sure to drop by the Expo Center where the Youth Fair is held. Don’t forget to Save the Date for our 2017 Chapter Fundr


Article by SCI It’s the most wonderful time of the year – fall hunting season. There’s nothing better than enjoying the great outdoors while harvesting the wildlife of your choice: deer, antelope, turkey, pheasant, the list goes on and on. Well, there is one thing better – bragging about it. The best way to show off your hunting prowess in 2016 is to prove it, with a photo. A photo posted to social media, to be exact. Before you post your favorite hunting snapshots on the internet, please take a moment to read our social media tips. Weigh the Pros and Cons Did you shoot a limit of pheasants? Post that photo, especially if the majority of your friends support your pastime. Did you shoot a lio


SSC MEMBER, AARON ARMSTRONG By Grant Carson The next time you hunt on a huge mountain or adventure to a remote region of huntable territory, look for Aaron Armstrong - ask for the guy who shot the biggest trophy and does his own taxidermy. A board member with Sacramento Safari Club, Aaron started plinking squirrels at age five in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Tagging along with his Dad on deer hunts and fishing trips, the unquenchable urge to hunt and be outdoors developed in Aaron. Like other hunters, he bagged classic upland birds after reaching double-digits. In his late teens, Aaron finally began pursuing deer and boar. “The rest is history,” he ardently exclaimed. To win the title of “ex


Many of you who have driven South on I-5 may have noticed our sign. It was long overdue to be replaced and thanks to our partners – North Delta Conservancy – the sign has been upgraded. Our goal to get the message of conservation is out. Be sure to spread the word!

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