North Florida Chapter Safari Club International December 2012 / January 2013 Family Fun Shoot Saturday, February 9, 2013 - Jacksonville Gun Club ___________________ An Evening on Safari 32nd Annual Banquet & Fundraiser Morocco Shrine Temple - March 2, 2013 Page 1 Officers & Directors 2012-2013 PRESIDENT Tom Powell PRESIDENT-ELECT Shawn Pringle VICE PRESIDENTRon Stafford SECRETARY Janet Pringle TREASURER Derrell Griner 353-3181 626-8960 662-5769 766-1347 764-2324 [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] 886-9595 743-3033 398-6057 629-2779 779-3722 273-4814 751-4942 764-2324 352-373-1178 352-373-1178 612-4138 619-0018 410-3109 727-7112 727-7112 766-1347 221-1373 280-5265 280-5265 221-5060 220-4009 220-4009 268-9673 [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] DIRECTORS Carol Blodgett Jeff Boyd Tyrie W. Boyer Robert Bracewell Jimmy Cranford Jim Davis Dorothy Gillette Betty Griner Carol Higman James Higman Dale Loosier Clara McGehee David Mann A. J. Pionessa Georgianne Pionessa Ray Pringle Tom Sanders Doug Speed Shuri Speed Phil Stinnett Patricia Vane Terry Vane Paul Workman Sables Sensory Safari Meeting Locations Fundraiser Sensory Safari Fundraiser Fundraiser Fundraiser Fundraiser Sensory Safari Fundraiser Sensory Safari Fundraiser Shooting Sports Photographer Fundraiser Sportsmen Against Hunger Membership Membership Fundraiser Newsletter Editor Government Action Fundraiser [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] PAST PRESIDENTS: Ray Pringle (2) Cliff McGehee (3) George Bowser David Alan DeBerry Terry Vane Bill Pullen Bob Olson Sharon Temple Steve O’Hara Doug Speed Craig M. Larimer D. L. Seals 766-1347 Warren A. Tyre (3) 998-9339Rene Dostie 645-9050 Charles R. Bassett 757-8424 Scott Miller 353-8285 Mitch Montgomery 281/252-8083 Fred Kitchens 630-7389 Tyrie W. Boyer (2) 260-3303 Mag Black 346-3166 M. Gordon Vines, Jr. 904-280-5265 Murray Black b.1953/ d. 2009 Tillman Cavert, Jr./Founder 285-8602 HONORARY DIRECTORS: Ernest F. Dorsey Willie B. Dyal Tyrie A. Boyer 398-5100 880-6441 b. 1932/d. 2005 396-9371 821-7171 398-1194 310-550-1980 389-6687 b. 1930/d. 2004 396-7979 706/945-4006 b. 1921/d. 2009 358-3030 Cover photo: President Tom Powell harvested the Manchurian sika deer in New Zealand North Florida Chapter Safari Club International December ‘12 / January ‘13 Page 2 President’s Report ~ December ‘12 / January ‘13 I have just returned from the informative and always exciting internationally well attended SCI Annual Convention just ended in Reno, Nevada. Now it is time for our North Florida Chapter Annual Fundraiser and Banquet on March 2, 2013, at the Morocco Shrine Auditorium on St. Johns Bluff Road. Your Board of Directors has been working diligently planning this event, and now we need your support and involvement. The annual Family Fun Shoot, Saturday, February 9th, will be at the Jacksonville Gun Club for a day of activities for all ages and a wild game lunch. Earley Piety will once again be offering free instruction. At the Family Fun Shoot we will hold the fundraiser table sponsor early bird drawing for the winner’s choice of a Ruger Mark II .22 caliber target pistol, stainless steel with scope rings, OR choose a .45 caliber Glock Model 36 pistol subcompact with 2 magazines. To enter the drawing you must buy your table for the fundraiser before the drawing. Sponsor packets will be available for purchase at the Family Fun Shoot. Call Georgianne Pionessa at 655-7471 for table sponsor ticket packets or information. Our Christmas party at the Toney Sleiman residence and the January Oyster roast and low country boil at Karen Tutwiler’s residence were both great events with good fellowship with our members and guests. We thank our hosts for inviting us into their homes to gather and talk about guns, hunting and Second Amendment rights. In preparation for our fundraiser we are looking for member donations to add to our Silent Auction. Particularly spare hunting gear in great shape, high quality Bird hunting in the casino in Reno decorative items, fine art, services, rounds of golf, etc. We have some incredibly great stuff for the silent auction and we are eager for you to see this year’s offerings. You can drop your donations off at my office or we can arrange to have them picked up. Buy your tickets and tables now so you qualify for the early bird drawing at the Family Fun Shoot at the Jacksonville gun club February 9. Don’t forget, there will be a second sponsor drawing for a pistol at the fundraiser. If you buy now you will be eligible for both drawings. The convention in Reno Nevada was a tremendous event, although attendance was down 25% from Las Vegas last year. Even so, most of the outfitters, guides etc manning the booths said they had a good convention, selling many hunts. The convention will return to Las Vegas next year. Our chapter member and friend Charlie Goldenberg of Premier Safaris and Pierre Guerrini donated a Lord Derby eland hunt valued at $53,000 to the live auction Saturday night and it went for almost twice that with the money going to SCI foundation and Sables for their humanitarian, educational and conservation programs and missions! The main messages at the breakfast, lunch and evening fundraisers and programs were gun control issues and anti hunting issues. The antis have a 250 million dollar war chest to try and stop hunting in Africa. If we lose there, then all that money will be directed at the U.S. and Canada to try to stop hunting here. This is not a battle to leave for our children and grandchildren. It will be over in a few years if we do not beat them now. This is the time to do something. Now is the time to support Safari Club. We are the only organization doing anything in Africa to save hunting. The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, the Wild Turkey Foundation and Ducks Unlimited are not in this battle, and while we work closely with all pro hunting organizations they do not have the manpower or funds of SCI, to do what we are President’s Message Continued on Page 15 North Florida Chapter Safari Club International December ‘12 / January ‘13 Page Page33 CALENDAR OF EVENTS 2012 - 2013 October 16 November 6 November 20 December 6 December 11 December 14 January 8 January 15 January 23-26 February 9 February 21 March 2 April 16 April 20 Membership Meeting - Oyster Roast, Gillette Residence Board of Directors Meeting Membership Meeting - Selva Marina Country Club Board of Directors Meeting Sables Christmas Party @ Dorothy Gillette’s Residence Membership Christmas Party - Toney & Bonnie Sleiman Residence Board of Directors Meeting Membership Meeting - Karen Tutwiler Residence Annual SCI Convention, Reno Family Fun Shoot - Jacksonville Gun Club Sportsmen Against Hunger Annual Fundraiser - Morocco Shrine Auditorium Membership Meeting Fitzhugh Powell Farm Sables Tea with a Twist - Sylvia Sanders INSIDE THIS EDITION President’s Report 2 Sables Christmas Party 4 An Evenng on Safari 5 Gone Fishing 6 December Membership Meeting 7&8 Christmas Party 9, 10 & 11 Family Fun Shoot 12 GAC Update 12 Welcome New Members Sportsmen Against Hunger 17 18 Visit North Florida Chapter’s Website at: www.nfcsafariclub.com Membership Application available online Click on “Membership” Proud Sponsor of the North Florida Chapter of Safari Club International PHOTO TIP: Attention Hunters! Please remove your sunglasses when you pose with your game. We want to see who you are! Not on our Email List? Send your email address to Janet at [email protected] North Florida Chapter Safari Club International 11225 Old Kings Road Jacksonville, FL 32219 Phone: (904) 398-0059 Janet Pringle, Secretary Email: [email protected] Meeting Information Drink Charges at Meetings are as follows: Chapter Catered Events: $6 charge for call brand $3 for beer / $4 for wine. No charge for soda and water. Events at Facilities with Cash Bar: Cost is Set by the Venue. North Florida Chapter Safari Club International December ‘12 / January ‘13 Page Page 44 Able Sables Sables Foundation of Northeast Florida is accepting applications to the American Wilderness Leadership School (AWLS) The school offers 6 teacher sessions and 1 student session. Located in the beautiful BridgerTeton National Forest near Jackson Hole, WY, AWLS provides the perfect atmosphere for the accredited educational programs. Established in 1976 , AWLS has provided a credited wildlife management program for a total of 5,473 teachers and 1,338 students. Applications can be found at www.safariclubfoundation.org. Please turn them in to either Carol Blodgett or Patricia Vane by the February membership meeting. For more information contact either Carol or Patricia via email. It’s that time again, we need volunteers to help with the Silent Auction setup on Friday March1st and security the evening of March 2nd. Please contact Shawn Pringle or Tommy Powell to sign up for this and other volunteer areas needed for our fundraiser. Tickets for the Sables “Mad Hatter” Tea April 20th at the home of Sylvia Sanders will be on sale at the Family Fun Shoot Feb. 9th Tea With A Twist A Mad Hatter Tea Party The 5th Annual NFCSCI Sable’s Membership Tea Saturday, April 20, 2013 Sylvia Sander’s Residence Queen’s Harbour Y & CC 13727 Saxon Lake Dr. Jacksonville, FL 32225 $30 per Ticket Call Dorothy Gillette For additional tickets 904.751.4942 Prizes for: Most Beautiful, Unique, & Zaniest Hat # Safari Servers pouring champagne! Sables Christmas Party at Dorothy Gillette’s December 11 Georgianne Pionessa Suzie Sams, Kim Parker, Sylvia Sanders Dorothy Gillette (center) the ever gracious hostess opened her beautiful riverside home to the Sables for our annual Christmas party. Keneta Stinnett (left) and Janet Pringle with Dorothy L to R: Shuri Speed, Daune Davis, Teresa Perryman Teresa Perryman Sass, Lourdene Vane, Patricia Vane Carol Higman, Cathy Abbott Debbie Benoit, Clara McGehee L to R: Beth Boyd, Carol Blodgett, Betty Griner North Florida Chapter Safari Club International December ‘12 / January ‘13 Page 5 Page 5 “Good luck on your banquet, and thanks for all the good work you guys do there in North F lorida !! North Florida Chapter Safari Club International invites you to “An Evening on Safari ” 32 nd Annual Banquet & Fundraiser Saturday, March 2 nd, 2013 Morocco Shrine Auditorium Jacksonville, Florida Wish we had 10 more (chapters) just like you.” Doors Open at 5 P.M. Three Course Steak Dinner Live & Silent Auction • Rafes & More For Ticket & Table Information: Best Regards, Kim Rappleye, SCI F ield Ops Georgianne Pionessa • 904.655.7471 • [email protected] net Tom Powell, President • 904.353.3181 • [email protected] Advanced Ticket Sales Only Individual Tickets - $60 Silver Table Seating for Eight $480 Gold Table Seating for Eight Eight VIP Entries $100 in Raffle Tickets $650 Platinum Table Seating for Eight Eight VIP Entries $300 in Raffle Tickets $825 www.nfsafariclub.com North Florida Chapter Safari Club International December ‘12 / January ‘13 Page 6 A giant 450-pound blue marlin leaps behind the boat Decisive while a mate holds the leader trying to subdue the fish for Dave Workman, Jr. Jacksonville’s Dave Workman Jr. has just rocked the world of big game angling. In a recent three-day jaunt to the Pacific Coast of Central America’s Guatemala, Workman and his wife, Angela, caughtand-released a mind-numbing 182 Pacific sailfish, plus a huge 450-pound blue marlin.During the second day of that trip, Workman personally caught-and-released a staggering 91 sailfish. That’s right, 91 — which is believed to be a record for a single angler in a single day of nonstop sailfish action. Photos and captions by Bob McNally Jacksonville’s Mike Mooney (left) and Danny Patrick show some healthy black crappies caught trolling from Lake Santa Fe near Melrose. During periods of calm, warm weather, such great fishing is available, but anglers have to monitor conditions. North Florida Chapter Safari Club International December ‘12 / January ‘13 Page 7 December Membership Meeting L to R: Karen Tutwiler, Capt. Don Dingman & Friend Rebecca Barry Jimmy Reagor & Wife Linda, Daune Davis Rebecca Barry with Capt. Don Dingman, our January speaker. His talk underscored the need to involve our children & grandchildren. His program is “Hook the Future”. Tom Perryman & Hostess Karen Tutwiler Betty Griner and Janet Pringle checking in members Phil Stinnett & Wife Keneta, Bill Parker, Dorothy Gillette Ted Mayhew, Gordon Vines North Florida Chapter Safari Club International December ‘12 / January ‘13 Page 8 Karen Tutwiler Residence on the St. John’s River L to R: Charles Denny, Joe Brown, James Frudaker “The genuine sportsman is, by all odds, the most important factor in keeping the larger and more valuable creatures from total extinction.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt L to R: Debbie Benoit, Sylvia Sanders & Tom Sanders Jimmy Cranford, Frances Pickard, Peter & Olwen Busch, Jim Pickard North Florida Chapter Safari Club International December ‘12 / January ‘13 Page 9 Christmas Party at the Sleiman’s Betty Griner presenting to Bill Murray his cash winnings. Observing in middle Bob McNally Standing: Tyrie W. Boyer & wife Lori Sitting: Tyrie A.Boyer Doug & Shuri Speed Pat Gaccetta & wife Stephanie Janet & Ray Pringle (winner of raffle drawing) L to R: Young Tavish Vane Frazier pulling winning ticket for President Tommy Powell In back L to R: John Shaw, III, John Shaw, Jr. in front L to R: Kelly Shaw, Debbie Shaw L to R: Vernon Branch, Charlotte Branch, Michelle Branch, Ron Branch North Florida Chapter Safari Club International December ‘12 / January ‘13 Page 10 December 14, 2012 L to R: Robert Bracewell & Wife Anne, A.J. Pionessa, Debbie & Richard Benoit L to R: Gary Thigpen & wife Glen, Beth & Jeff Boyd L to R: Ron Stafford & wife Rosana, Cathy Abbott, Kelly Brown Fitzhugh Powell & wife Peggy L to R: Jody Brandenburg & wife Janne, Chris & Bob McNally L to R: Phil Stinnett & wife Keneta, Dorothy Gillette & husband John L to R: Bill Parker, Karen Tutwiler, Patricia Dodson & Tommy Powell North Florida Chapter Safari Club International December ‘12 / January ‘13 Page 11 Christmas Party & USO Toy Delivery L to R: James Higman & wife Carol, Lassie & Ted Lee North Florida Chapter Safari Club Attention: Tom Powell L to R: Lourdene Vane, Tavish Vane Frazier, Patricia & Terry Vane January 15, 2013 Dear SCI Members, President Tom Powell & Toney Sleiman delivering toys to the USO the day after our christmas party SCI toys donated to USO are unloaded by volunteers North Florida Chapter Safari Club International December ‘12 / January ‘13 Page 12 NORTH FLORIDA CHAPTER SAFARI CLUB INTERNATIONAL FAMILY FUN SHOOT WHERE: Jacksonville Skeet and Trap Club • WHEN: Saturday, February 9, 2013 12125 New Berlin Road • Jacksonville, Florida, 32226-2255 TIME: 10:00 AM- 3:00 PM • Free lunch at 12:30 PM The Annual Family Fun Shoot is held for Safari Club member, their family and guests. It is a time to get together and enjoy a day of shooting, relaxing and good food. There is no charge for food or soft drinks. We hope you will bring your children and grandchildren so they can shoot in a controlled environment and learn about the safe handling of firearms. We are trying to encourage more women to become involved in shooting sports, so bring your female family members as well. We will also have activities especially for children and, for friendly competition, an old-fashioned turkey shoot. Bring your best shooting shotgun and pattern your gun before turkey season. DON’T FORGET YOUR SHOOTING GLASSES AND HEARING PROTECTION. COSTS: Gun Club prices for clay birds, paid to gun club. Shells: Gun club prices to be paid to gun club or bring your own. We recommend #8 or #9. DIRECTIONS: Take I 295 to Heckscher Drive exit and head east. Turn left on New Berlin Road. Go past the railroad track and traffic light. Gun club is on the right. ~ EARLY BIRD DRAWING FOR FUNDRAISER WILL BE HELD AT THE FUN SHOOT ~ Prize is A Ruger Mark II 22 cal pistol Target model, 2 magazines, stainless steel with scope rings, OR Glock Pistol, Model 36, Sub compact 45 cal, 2 magazines GET YOUR FUNDRAISER TICKETS NOW, CALL 727-7112 OR EMAIL BELOW. TICKETS ALSO AVAILABLE AT THE EVENT PRIOR TO THE DRAWING RESERVATIONS REQUIRED Each will be given a ticket for lunch. RSVP/JANET BY NOON THURSDAY February 1, 2013 to 398-0059 or [email protected] Expert Sh Instruc ooting tion in Skeet and Tr given b ap y Early P iety TERENCE G. VANE, JR. ATTORNEY AT LAW (904) 280-7563 - Cell: (904) 813-3094 Email: [email protected] Together we can make a DIFFERENCE! Terence G. Vane, Jr., P.A. 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Gordon Vines, Jr. Murray Black Tillman Cavert, Jr./Founder You b.may Contact Doug after March 7 showing at [email protected] 1932/d. 2005 real growth as a direct result of Obama policies. 396-9371 821-7171 398-1194 310-550-1980 389-6687 b. 1930/d. 2004 396-7979 The AJ Pionessa SCI Newsletter Booster Fund 4006 d. 2009Platinum $100 0 265 2009 lacksTone • Gold $50 • Silver $25 Ernest F. Dorsey 706/945-4006 Thanks to the First Contributors: Willie B. Dyal b. 1921/d. 2009 A. Boyer 358-3030 AJTyrie & Georgianne Pionessa - $200 Doug & Shuri Speed - $100 ek, Namibia. This mibia. iner with anThis Eland taken about 100 miles north of Windhoek, Namibia. This Thigpen $100 w spotted him of a and mountain. We had beenGary glassing the dry river bed below and spotted him potted him hat the only way to get to(Any them was to walk down the hill and up the side of amount welcome!) nd up the side ofin a dry river bed, I got to a lone tree where I took yards on my hands and knees e side of one treeIwhere where took I took Curry Thomas Hardware owner, Steve Thomas, has generously offered asT a JacksonVille Quote of the Month "We are a nation that has a government -- not the other way around. And the Earth. Our government has no power except that granted it by the pe of government which shows signs of having grown beyond the consent o provide opportunity, not smother it; foster productivity, not stifle it." -- R Photography all Occasion Photography for allfor Occasions by Georgianne Pionessa by Georgianne Pionessa NFC/S Photography for all Occasions Phone: 727-7112 Phone: by727-7112 Georgianne Pionessa Phone: 727-7112 Cell: 655-7471 Cell: 655-7471 Cell: 655-7471 Fax: 805-0870 805-0870 Fax: Fax: 805-0870 North Florida Chapter Members a 5% discount on all ammunition and a 10% discount on most firearms and related accessories, and a broad variety of outdoor items. Curry Thomas carries a surprising variety of hard-to-find ammunition including 6.5 Swedish, 7.5JAP, 8mm Mauser, .257 Roberts and .35 Whelen, along with the more popular calibers. With the extensive variety of trophy game mounts from around the World, simply shopping there is a “hunting” experience! Thank you Steve, for all the ways you support NFCSCI! North Florida Chapter Safari Club International December ‘12 / January ‘13 Three Ty ¼ Page: fo North Flo N Page 14 Government Action Committee Update by Terry Vane Obama and Feinstein Launch Major Attack on the Second Amendment. Long-time enemy of the Second Amendment, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), followed through on her threats and on January 24, 2013, introduced S-150, her latest attempt to subvert the Founding Fathers and their recognition that some human rights are unalienable and descend from God, not from government. This bill goes much further than the 1994 ban on “assault weapons” and large capacity magazines. The term “assault weapon” as defined in the 1994 statute was created by the gun-grabbers to demonize certain semi-auto firearms with two or more cosmetic features like pistol grips and barrel shrouds. This new Feinstein bill states any semi-auto rifle, pistol or shotgun with even one of the demonized cosmetic features will be banned. The bill names 157 specific models to be banned, including their sale or transfer, manufacture or importation. The bill also bans all semi-auto rifles and many pistols that can accept a detachable magazine or that have a fixed magazine that can hold more than ten rounds, bans semi-auto shotguns that can accept more than five rounds, bans the sale or transfer of all ammunition feeding devices that hold more than ten rounds (even if lawfully owned at the time of passage of the bill), and bans many cosmetic features, including pistol grip, folding stock, threaded barrel or barrel shroud. This bill has no sunset and would require a background check on the private transfer of any legally-owned firearm grandfathered on the effective date of the bill should it become law. The plan is to use the “crisis” created by the school shooting to do as much damage to the Second Amendment as possible before the hysteria dissipates. This bill constitutes a major threat to our gun rights and must be defeated in its entirety, without compromise. Obama has also issued twenty-three “Gun Violence Reduction Executive Actions” most of which are ineffectual but which together have sinister implications for the future of our Republic. Remind Our Legislators of the Results of the 1994 Elections. After passage of the 1994 gun ban there were 35 incumbent Democrats in Congress defeated for re-election in November, 1994. Another failed to win his primary. Support SCI, NRA and other gun-rights organizations in fighting this attack. It may be that even Obama recognizes that broad support for his efforts to destroy the Second Amendment will be elusive. He passed the ball to a commission headed by Joe Biden, which may result in the issue being sufficiently bungled that legislative enthusiasm for it will not be sustainable. Fast and Furious Disappears from Public View. The BATFE remains leaderless and Obama has so far failed to submit a candidate for director to the Senate for confirmation during his entire time in office. Illinois Prohibition of Concealed Carry for any Reason Struck Down by Court. The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals on December 11, 2012, struck down the Illinois statute prohibiting concealed carry outside the home as unconstitutional. The court in a three to two decision concluded the right to self defense could not rationally have been limited to inside the home. While the outcome was correct, it is disturbing that the decision was so close, emphasizing once again the importance for good or ill of lifetime presidential appointments to the federal judiciary. The Administration’s War on Hunters Continues at the USF&WS. John H. Jackson, III, of Conservation Force, stated in his December, 2012, year-end review: “It is no longer a secret that Americans are the worst treated hunters in the world today. The USF&WS is not the Service it is represented or perceived to be. It is a regulatory agency with an attitude. The ambiguous regulations are growing in number and complexity. Worse, they are confusing if not unintelligible.” Technical violations and harmless correctible clerical errors are used as excuses for seizure and forfeiture. The Service is doing what it can to make trouble for international hunting and trophy importation. The USF&WS Loosens its Procedures for Listing Under the Endangered Species Act. As a result of a legal settlement with animal rights and environmental antihunting groups (the Center for Biological Diversity and WildEarth Guardians), the USF&WS has made it more difficult for SCI and others to oppose un-scientific listings as threatened or endangered of certain animals, including game birds such as the greater sage grouse and the lesser prairie chicken, as well as the New England cottontail. These listings can create severe limitations on the use of habitat and can effectively remove a species or habitat from state management and hunting. SCI had attempted to intervene in the case but the D.C. Court of Appeals on January 4, 2013, sustained a lower court ruling denying SCI intervention. Semi-autos and Ammunition continue to fly off the shelves at retailers and gun shows. This Obama created GAC Update continued on page 16 North Florida Chapter Safari Club International December ‘12 / January ‘13 Page 15 President’s Message Continued on from page 2 doing. We raised over $170,000 at the Board of Directors meeting for the Zambian lion initiative after the Minister of Tourism spoke to us about her plans to help SCI and re-open the Lion hunting there. As President of our local chapter I got to vote as a member of the Board of Directors. Saturday night at the final auction before Dick Cheney spoke, SCI raised over 1 million dollars in about 15 minutes or less, then and there, to also help with the Zambian lion initiative. That is a lot of dough but nothing compared to the 250 million the anti’s have. We have found out that anti hunters are paying any politician who will vote to ban hunting $50,000 USD if they help the anti hunters, so we are fighting that corruption as well in Africa. This is it, people, our enemies hate us. We must fight now or it will be too late. SCI is the only Pro hunting organization with a horse in this race so as President of our local SCI chapter I urge you to attend our fundraiser and support the cause dear to us all. Be a table sponsor, buy raffle tickets (included with some table packages) and bid on the auction items. Our chapter accounts are monitored by a CPA, and as your President I pledge to you that all monies earned will be used to the highest and best possible use to fight the anti’s, to support National SCI, and to educate and train local youth about guns, hunting and Second Amendment rights. Bring a friend to the fundraiser and let us speak the truth to them about what is really going on. We can’t just let the talking heads on TV play music and flashing lights and brainwash them and the next generation and confuse them with B.S. issues that are covering up the real problems in America. This is it hunters, our enemies hate us and we must fight now. I pray for America and I pray that you will help us continue the fine tradition of the North Florida Chapter of SCI that was founded over 30 years ago. God bless you and yours and these United States of America! Tom Powell President North Florida Chapter Safari Club International, Inc. North Florida Chapter Safari Club International December ‘12 / January ‘13 Page 16 GAC Update continued from page 14 phenomenon reminds of the line from a poem written by Jeff Cooper’s daughter: “There ain’t many troubles that a man can’t fix with seven hundred dollars and a thirty-aught six.” Quote of the Month “When dictators come to power, the first thing they do is take away the people’s weapons. ... I do not believe that [our nation’s leaders] have any desire to impose a dictatorship upon us. But this does not mean that such will always be the case. A nation rent internally, as ours has been in recent years, is always ripe for a ‘man on a white horse.’ A deterrent to that man, or to any man seeking unlawful power, is the knowledge that those who oppose him are not helpless.” --Ronald Reagan At the Annual SCI Convention in Reno, NFCSCI PresidentElect, Shawn Pringle talking with”Mike” Huckabee, who served as the 44th Governor of Arkansas and was a candidate in the 2008 United States Republican presidential primary and is the author of several best selling books. Hunt Stories Needed! Send your stories & pictures to: Patricia Vane 220-4009 [email protected] Please limit articles to 1,000 words or 2 pages. The NFC reserves the right to edit submitted articles. North Florida Chapter Safari Club International December ‘12 / January ‘13 Page 17 Taxidermy Studio Tony and Leslie Breedlove 3188 Southeast County Road 21-B • Melrose, Florida 32666 • 352-475-3159 We are a full service taxidermy studio offering custom quality work on all trophies from all over the world USDA approved for receiving your shipment. NO JOB TOO BIG OR TOO SMALL -- your trophy is our top priority Trophy room design and natural dioramas to complement your treasured trophies. Servicing the North Florida Safari Club over 20 years. We now offer Cleaning and Maintenance Services for your trophy room. Taxidermy is a fine art. Keeping your mounts and habitats clean can be difficult. Whether it is daily occurrences such as household dust or serious pest infestations, your investment can begin to depreciate as soon as it comes into your home. Most household cleaning services are not familiar with mount cleaning technique may not be familiar with the signs of a developing problem. Tony has teamed up with David Miller of Nature’s Way Pest Control to offer full scale cleaning, restoration, pest control for your trophy room. Tony recently has taken over maintenance of the Sensory Safari trophies to keep them in top condition for everyone to enjoy. Prior to departing for that “hunt of a lifetime” contact us to obtain your custom tag and reference package filled with important information on skinning and trophy preparation. Advance planning is the key to your trophy being the best it can be. Call for references. Check out our website at www.wildlifeartcreatons.net and find us on Facebook Welcome New Members! Mr. Vince Walker Retired US Coast Guard and Gunsmith at Curry-Thomas Hardware. Vince has hunted across Africa and N. America and has a lot of hunting experience and wisdom to share. He is an expert at hunting rifle repairs and modifications, including Double Rifles and shotguns. Mr. Steve Thomas Owner of Curry-Thomas Hardware and lifetime hunter across Florida and the US. A long time supporter of the N. Florida Chapter SCI. Mr. Mike Engster Owner of Centerline Firearms, Ponca City, Oklahoma specializing in high quality sporting rifles including Double rifles. A lifetime hunter of Europe, Africa and the Western Hemisphere and Director of the North Oklahoma Hunting Society. Ms. Keneta Stinnett A long time supporter of SCI and Africa conservation curator with lifetime participation in hunting and habitat restoration. SCI Members, look for the paw print on SCI badges and introduce yourself and welcome new members! Safari Club International _________________________ New Member North Florida Chapter North Florida Chapter Safari Club International December ‘12 / January ‘13 Page 18 NFC/SCI Newsletter Advertising Rates Three Typed Lines: $10.00 Business Card: $35.00 ¼ Page: $50.00 ½ Page: $75.00 Full Page: $125.00 Contact Patricia Vane at 220-4009 or [email protected] for more information or to place an ad. Annual Salvation Army Game Feed February 21, 2013 - 5:30 p.m. Hunters it’s time to empty your freezers and make room for the fall harvest! What better way than to donate to our annual Salvation Army game feed! Sportsmen Against Hunger Salvation Army Feed February 21, 2013 5:30 p.m. NFC SCI Hunters - Volunteer to Serve! PLEASE DONATE ALL MEAT BY FEBRUARY 15TH Call Tom Sanders at (904)553-3593 or (904)645-0026 North Florida Chapter Safari Club International December ‘12 / January ‘13 For the second year in a row, gracious hosts Toney & Bonnie Sleiman welcome SCI members & guests to their beautifully decorated home for our Annual Christmas Party Here comes Santa Clause! On behalf of NFCSCI, President Tom Powell assisted by Toney Sleiman & the Vane’s deliver the toys collected at the Christmas party at the Sleiman residence for the USO. Next to Tommy is Pam Coates, Director of the Greater Jacksonville USO in Mayport.
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