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North Florida Chapter
Safari Club International
December 2012 / January 2013
Family Fun Shoot
Saturday, February 9, 2013 - Jacksonville Gun Club
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An Evening on Safari 32nd
Annual Banquet & Fundraiser
Morocco Shrine Temple - March 2, 2013
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Officers & Directors
2012-2013
PRESIDENT
Tom Powell
PRESIDENT-ELECT
Shawn Pringle
VICE PRESIDENTRon Stafford
SECRETARY
Janet Pringle
TREASURER
Derrell Griner 353-3181
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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
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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
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Cover photo: President Tom Powell harvested the Manchurian sika deer in New Zealand
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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
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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.
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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
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“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 • Rafes & 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
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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]
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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!
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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
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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.
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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.
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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
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New Member
North Florida Chapter
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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.