PDF Newsletter - North Florida Safari Club

North Florida Chapter Safari Club International
February - March 2015
Monthly Membership Meeting April 21st
at the San Jose Country Club
Sensory Safari a Super Success - February 26, 2015 - Florida School for the Deaf and Blind
Individuals with visual impairment were offered a unique opportunity
to “see” the beauty of wildlife through the sense of touch at the recent
Sensory Safari held on the FSDB campus. By utilizing animal mounts,
skins, skulls, and horns, school children and staff were able to gain a
“visual” perspective of what nature’s animals are like. Whether touching
the inside of a lion’s fanged mouth, feeling the serpentine neck of a
giraffe, or stroking the thick fur of a bear, the participants were able to
experience what many sighted people have not. The program brings
a new world of discovery not only to the blind, but to our entire FSDB
community. A special treat was the inclusion of baby squirrels, rescued
by a SCI member Beth Boyd, and being conditioned for release back
into the wild.
The Northeast Florida Safari Club International (SCI) chapter escorted
students from both the Blind and Deaf Departments through displays
loaned by Florida SCI members. The mission of the Sensory Safari is
to enhance the education of wildlife conservation. This outstanding
event drew the attention of the National Federation of the Blind
(NFB), which has asked SCI to host a Sensory Safari at its annual
conventions since 1997.
Sensory Safari has
become a muchanticipated part of
activities at FSDB.
But it isn’t just
the opportunity to touch otherwise untouchable animals that
makes this such a unique experience. The volunteer “guides” are
superb. These members of the North Florida Chapter of Safari
Club International make this the intriguing, fun, and educational
experience that it
is. Courteous and
knowledgeable, the volunteers adjust the amount of information
and assistance they provide to the desires and needs of each
individual. Whether students wanted to zip through without much
information or assistance, or whether they wanted to linger and
ask lots of questions, they could do it “their way” thanks to these
excellent volunteers. The display was arranged to allow the students
to explore the animals by touching the size, texture, and shape of
large animals and hides.
Students were encouraged to ask questions about careers and volunteer opportunities as docents, wildlife
conservationists, and taxidermists, thus enhancing their knowledge of careers in wildlife management.
DD Stein
(Our chapter 2014 AWLS recipient)
Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind
Teacher of the Visually Impaired
Elementary and Middle School
(continued on inside back cover and back cover)
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Officers & Directors
2014-2015
PRESIDENT
PRESIDENT-ELECT
!st VICE PRESIDENT
2nd VICE PRESIDENT
SECRETARY
TREASURER
Ron Stafford
Derrell Griner
Robert Bracewell
Jeff Boyd
Janet Pringle
Stan Goeckel
Sportsmen Against Hunger, Sensory Safari
Fundraiser Chair, Budget, Shooting Sports Fundraiser, Sensory Safari
Meeting Planner, Fundraiser, Sensory Safari
Fundraiser, Education Sables, Shooting Sports, Sensory Safari
Education Sables, Fundraiser Docs, Sensory Safari
Grants, Fundraiser, Shooting Sports, Humanitarian, Sensory Safari
662-5769
764-2324
629-2779
743-3033
813-2298
268-7695
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
Education Sables Tea Chair, Sensory Safari, Fundraiser
886-9595
Education Sables Rep, Sensory Safari, Fundraiser
743-3033
Sensory Safari, Fundraiser
Fundraiser, Sensory Safari, Family Fun Shoot, Sables Co-Tea Chair
751-4942
Education Sables Rep, Budget, Sensory Safari, Fundraiser
764-2324
Government Action, Sensory Safari, Fundraiser
352-373-1178
Sensory Safari, Fundraiser
612-4138
Sensory Safari, Fundraiser, Education Sables President
619-0018
Shooting Sports, Sportsmen Against Hunger, Famliy Fun Shoot, Sensory Safari, Fundraiser 727-7112
Photographer, SAH, Family Fun Shoot, Sensory Safari, Fundraiser, Sables
727-7112
Education Sables, Sensory Safari, Fundraiser, Family Fun Shoot
280-5265
Education Sables, Sensory Safari, Fundraiser, Family Fun Shoot
280-5265
Webpage, Sensory Safari, Fundraiser
703-2289
Newsletter Editor, Education Sables Vice President, Sensory Safari, Fundraiser
220-4009
Government Action, Sensory Safari, Fundraiser, Family Fun Shoot
220-4009
Education Sables, Sensory Safari, Fundraiser, Family Fun Shoot
Sensory Safari, Fundraiser
268-9673
[email protected]
[email protected]
DIRECTORS
Carol Blodgett
Beth Boyd
Open
Dorothy Gillette
Betty Griner
James Higman
Dale Loosier
Clara McGehee
A. J. Pionessa
Georgianne Pionessa
Doug Speed
Shuri Speed
Gary Thigpen
Patricia Vane
Terry Vane
Open
Paul Workman
[email protected]
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[email protected]
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PAST PRESIDENTS
Shawn Pringle
Tom Powell
Ray Pringle (2)
Cliff McGehee (3)
George Bowser
David Alan DeBerry
Terry Vane
Bill Pullen
Bob Olson
626-8960
353-3181
766-1347
998-9339
645-9050
757-8424
353-8285
281-252-8083
630-7389
Sharon Temple
Steve O’Hara
Doug Speed
Craig M. Larimer
D. L. Seals
Warren A. Tyre (3)
Rene Dostie
Charles R. Bassett
260-3303
346-3166
280-5265
1953-2009
285-8602
398-5100
880-6441
1932-2005
Scott Miller
396-9371
Mitch Montgomery
821-7171
Fred Kitchens
Tyrie W. Boyer (2)
398-1194
Mag Black
310-550-1980
M. Gordon Vines, Jr.
389-6687
Murray Black
1930-2004
Tillman Cavert, Jr./Founder 1916-2013
HONORARY DIRECTORS
Ernest F. Dorsey
Willie B. Dyal
Tyrie A. Boyer
Joe Colvin
706-945-4066
1921-2009
1924-2013
-2000
On the cover: Captain Tony Bozzella has harvested five good bucks, Eight points or better,
in the last two seasons in three different states with his bow and arrow. More pictures on page 16.
NORTH FLORIDA CHAPTER SAFARI CLUB INTERNATIONAL FEBRUARY - MARCH 2015
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PRESIDENT’S REPORT - FEBRUARY - MARCH 2015
With Spring being sprung and turkey season coming to a close, it is time for us get ready for the offseason, that is unless you are
planning on traveling out of the country. The fishing is usually great all year here in North Florida but the spring and summer opens up
the ocean for many migrating species.
The biggest thing we have coming up is our annual North Florida Fundraiser on May 2nd. If you have not already, please buy your
tickets now and get your other hunting buddies to come as well! We have some really great hunting, fishing and touring trips on the
docket as well as tons of guns, equipment and the dinner this year will be excellent! The fundraiser is always a great time to see all of
your friends so do not delay and get your tickets today and tell your friends!
One of the biggest deals we have this year
is that new members get a great first year
discount and we have matched it so that you
get your first years membership for close to
half off the normal rate. Please note it is for
first time members only and we will have two
prizes drawn for new members this year!
On a serious note your membership and the
monies we raise at the fundraiser help to do
all of the things we do every year and a large
part of it goes to help protect your rights as
hunters and fight our liberal government
from imposing more and more restrictions of
sportsmen. Case in point, if you or anyone is
planning a trip out of the country with guns,
you need to know that the rules are about to
be changed. Not only will you need the usual
customs form 4457 (taking items abroad),
it now appears if a hunter wishes to temporarily export three or fewer non-automatic firearms from the United States and 1000 or
fewer cartridges — at the time of his/her departure from the U.S., he or she must declare the articles to a U.S. Customs and Border
Protection (CBP) officer, present the Internal Transaction Number (ITN) which will need to be obtained by a electronic submission in the
Automated Export System (AES) and then present the firearms and/or cartridges for a visual inspection to the CBP officer at the port
of departure from the United States. SCI national along with the NRA is working hard to get these new rules stopped but just remeber
that our government is trying to make it harder for us to travel with guns and ammunition. We will have more on this when everything
is finalized but we and SCI need your support. If you are planning a trip to Argentina, they have in the works a new gun permit
process to where in some cases you will need to physically go to the Argentina consulate or embassy to get a permit before you fly to
Argentina. Again, these new rules are still being fought and even the consulates are not sure yet of what will and not be needed. Again,
with your membership in SCI you are helping fund these as well as many more fights to protect our rights as hunters and sportsmen.
In closing I want to thank all our board members for there work so far on the upcoming fundraiser, especially the Griner’s, the Speed’s
and as always Georgeanne Pionessa for their over the top efforts with everything. The entire board is working very hard so again, if you
have not, please buy your tables or tickets today!
Thank you again for your support of SCI,
Ron Stafford
President
NFC/SCI
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CALENDAR OF EVENTS - 2014 - 2015
December 2
December 5
December 10
December 17
January 6
January 20
January 21
February 4-8
April 7
February 10
February 16
February 17
February 26
March 3
March 7
March 14
April 7
April 21
May 1
May 2
May 3
May 5
June 2
June 16
February 20, 2016
Board of Director’s Meeting- Athens Cafe 5 PM
Annual Christmas Party and Meeting Sleiman Residence
Sables Christmas Luncheon, Black Finn restaurant, 11AM
Brooks Adaptive Sports Trap Shooting Event
Board of Director’s Meeting
Monthly Membership Meeting - Hidden Hills Country Club
Brooks Adaptive Sports Trap Shooting Event
SCI National Convention - Las Vegas
Board of Directors’ Meeting
NFC/SCI Game dinner at the Salvation Army Red Shield Lodge
Board of Directors Meeting & Fundraiser Meeting Combined - Athens Cafe
Monthly Member Meeting - Morocco Shrine Dining Room
Sensory Safari - Florida School For the Deaf and Blind
Board of Director’s Meeting
Sables Annual Tea With A Twist
Family Fun Shoot
Board of Director’s Meeting
Monthly Membership meeting - San Jose Country Club
Fund raiser set up...come one, come all!!
Annual Banquet and Auction, Morocco Shrine Auditorium
FR take down...still need members to help!
Board of Directors’ Meeting
Board of Directors’ Meeting
Monthly Membership Meeting
Family Fun shoot
INSIDE THIS EDITION
FSDB Sensory Safari
2, 23-24
President’s Report
4
Fundraiser & Banquet Info
6-7
Sportsmen Against Hunger
8
Hog Heaven- Broomsage
8
February Member meeting
9 - 10
Sables and Tea
11- 14
Capt. Tony Bozzella
Family Fun Shoot
15
16-17
GAC Notes - Terry Vane
18
GIFT IDEA
For $25 you can purchase a
non-subscribing membership
for a child, grandchild or a friend
New Website Address!
Visit North Florida Chapter’s Website at:
northfloridasafariclub.com
Membership Application and
member events available on line.
Click on “Become a Member” then click on
“Download Membership form”
See our Facebook page, add photos & invite
friends at: North Florida Safari Club
NORTH FLORIDA CHAPTER SAFARI CLUB INTERNATIONAL FEBRUARY - MARCH 2015
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North Florida Chapter Safari Club International
invites you to the
34th Annual Fundraiser
& Banquet
Saturday, May 2nd, 2015
Morocco Shrine Auditorium
Jacksonville, Florida
Doors Open at 5 P.M.
Dinner at 7:00 P.M.
Live & Silent Auction • Raffles & More
For Ticket & Table Information:
Georgianne Pionessa • 904.655.7471 • [email protected] net
Derrell Griner, VP & FR Chair • 904.764-2324 • [email protected]
Advance Ticket Sales Only
Individual Tickets - $60
Silver Table
Seating
for
Eight
$480
Gold Table
Seating for Eight
Four VIP Entries
$100 in Raffle Tickets
$650
Platinum Table
Seating for Eight
Eight VIP Entries
$200 in Raffle Tickets
$825
www.northfloridasafariclub.com
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ANNUAL
FUND RAISER
& BANQUET
UPDATE
When I accepted the job of
Fundraiser Chairman in 2014,
I thought we had plenty of
time. That time has passed. We
have one month left until May 2nd.
We have accomplished a lot, but we still need sponsors
for any level - $5,000 for an Event sponsor to $200 for
a Silent Auction Table Sponsor. So, I am reaching out
to you, the Membership, to help. Remember, this is the
only way we raise money to do the many things we
do for the community - Sensory Safari, Conservation,
Education, Shooting Sports.
We also needs volunteers to work the Fundraiser:
Set up on Friday
Finishing set up on Saturday
Work during the Event – Silent auction, Spotters, etc.
Take down on Sunday
Please volunteer. We cannot do this Event without
everyone’s help.
I am really excited about the trips and hunts we have
this year. We have trips to Africa, both hunting and
photo safaris; and hunting everything from plains game
to elephant. We have 6 trips – a London tour, discover
Ireland, Maui, Hawaii, a cruise to New England and
Canada, Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic, and St.
Thomas. We also have hunting in Argentina for birds,
Spain for Mouflon Sheer and other animals. We even
have a trip to Scotland to hunt Red Stag and stay in one
of the Royal castles. These are just a few of the hunts
and trips in the Auction this year.
Get your table as quickly as possible. Without you, the
members, family and friends of SCI/SCIF, we will not be
able to do any of these things.
Hope to see you there.
Derrell Griner,
2015 Fund Raiser Chairman
LIVE AUCTION ITEMS
♦ 3 Day South Dakota Pheasant Hunt for Two Hunters
♦ 5 Day Bow/Crossbow Trophy Deer 130” or Better for
One Hunter
♦ Nosler M48 Patriot Rifle
♦ Canadian 5 Day Spring Bear Hunt
♦ 5 Day Trophy Sable & Plains Games Safari for One
Hunter
♦ Royal London Tour
♦ Super Swamp Safari for One Hunter & One Observer
– Florida
♦ 6 Day/6 Night African Photo Safari
♦ Diamond Necklace
♦ St. Thomas Trip
♦ South African Safari for Two Hunters Two Observers
♦ New England and Canadian Cruise
♦ 5 Day Hunt in Salamanca, Spain for One Hunter
♦ Pearl & Diamond Necklace
♦ Montana Float Fishing Trip for Two Anglers
♦ Missouri Archery Whitetail Hunt for Two Hunters, 5
Day/5 Night
♦ 7 Day South African Plains Game Safari
♦ Punta Cana Trip
♦ C. Ford riley Framed Hawk Numbered Print
♦ Maui Trip
♦ Scotland Red Stag Hunt for One Hunter
♦ Antique Ceremonial Shriner Sword
♦ ½ Day In Shore Fishing Trip for One Angler
♦ 1 ½ Day Turkey Hunt One Hunter
♦ ½ Day Quail Hunt Two Hunters
♦ Celtic Charm---Discover Ireland
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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NFC/SCI Game dinner at the Salvation Army Red Shield Lodge
February 10, 2015
L-R: Terry Vane, David Griner, Ron Stafford,
Major Thomas McWilliams, Doug Speed, Derrell Griner,
A.J. Pionessa
This picture was featured in
First Coast magazine. It was
called Hog Heaven and held
at the Broomsage Plantation
outside Callahan, FL. All the
men in the picture participated
in the hunt and are now
enjoying what they harvested.
At the end of the table is Chef
Scotty Schwartz and seated are
several SCI members. A great
day for all.
L-R: Chips Harmon, Richard
Benoit, A.J. Pionessa, Mike
Watts,
Chef Scotty Schwartz,
David Pendleton,
Ralph Higginbotham,
Harold Griiffis, Wayne Griffis
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Membership Meeting - February 17th - Morocco Shrine Dining Room
President Ron Stafford & winner of the
50/50 Doug Speed
Ron Stafford introduced
Mayoral Candidate Lenny Currey
Jerry & Toni Fisher
Mark Seiden, Gary Thigpen, Bill Lahnen
Terry & Patricia Vane
Ilene & Joe Brown
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Membership Meeting - February 17th - Morocco Shrine Dining Room
Clara McGehee & Stan Goeckel
Cecilia, Bud Larsen, T.L. Larsen
Richard & Debbie Benoit
Bob & Karen Olsen
Carol Blodgett, Doug Speed, Shuri Speed,
Derrell Griner, Betty Griner
Shirley & D. Seals
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Hello Sables,
March has brought us
allergies and hay fever but
making up for the misery
was the fun we had at our
glamorous gala the Great
Gatsby Annual Sables Tea!
If you could not make it ,
you missed a great party.
We dressed up with the
Hollywood glam era.
Georgianne’s photos were
all great. Not a bad one in
the bunch.
Education
Sables
SABLES BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2014-2015
President
Clara McGehee
Vice President
Patricia Vane
Treasurer
Betty Griner
Recording Secretary
Glenn Thigpen
Social Secretary
Sylvia Sanders
Membership Chairman
Beth Boyd
Photographer
Georgianne Pionessa
Historian
Carol Higman
Event Planner
Shuri Speed
Tea Chairman
Carol Blodgett
Assistant Tea Chairman
Dorothy Gillette
Sables’ Representatives to National SCI
Betty Griner and Beth Boyd
We had beautiful movie stars ( Greta
Garbo), gala ladies from Downton Abbey,
flappers and mobster Molls from the 20’s.
The food was delicious and of course
the Safari Servers were elegant in their
modified tux ensemble. Our thanks to our
hosts, Martha Moore Saylor and her sister
Laura McElhanay.
The NFC/SCI fund raiser is less than a
month away. We anticipate that all the
Sables are ready to help with the 2015
annual event. We need everyone to help
this year by donating an item and their
Debbie Benoit with members of the Port of Jacksonville Pilot Club
time before or during the event. We need
volunteers for decorating the raffle tables, for decorating the silent auction, and for displaying the Live auction. We will need
watchers in the silent auction and raffle table area during Saturday night also. To volunteer your time for any of these items,
please email me your
job area preference
and time you can work.
Donated items need to
be turned in by April
4. Buy your tickets now
by calling Georgianne
Pionessa @ 904/7277712 Please email me at
[email protected] with
your volunteer times.
We appreciate all you do
for our club.
Clara McGehee
President
Sables Education
NFC/SCI
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Clara McGehee
Patricia Vane
Georgianne Pionessa
Janet Pringle
Tim Obi, Clara McGehee, hostess Martha Moore Saylor and Thom Wright
Shuri Speed
Thom Wright & hostess Martha Moore Saylor
Debbie Benoit
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Annual Sables’ Tea held in the home of Martha Moore Saylor & co-hosted by her sister, Laura McElhanay
Tea chair, Carol Blodgett presents hand blown
1930’s cut wine glass in garnet to
Martha Moore Saylor, our hostess for
this year’s Great Gatsby themed tea party
Dorothy Gillette with friends & members of the DAR
NORTH FLORIDA CHAPTER SAFARI CLUB INTERNATIONAL FEBRUARY - MARCH 2015
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Susan Wilson
Dorothy Gillette
aka Mae West
Lourdene Vane
Keneta Stinnett
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RACCOON ATTACKS
SEASONED HUNTER!
Captain Tony Bozzella harvested deer pictures
continued
by Capt. Tony Bozzella
Last month while on my hunting lease, I had a unique situation I want to share with
my fellow SCI/NF chapter members.
It was one of those few very cold mornings and I was bow hunting by myself and
hunting a buck that I had been tracking. It was the first time in a new stand in a
creek bottom. The wind was right and I wanted to get in my stand early and spend
as long as I could despite the weather being in the teens.
I had hunted this area before and found a lot a buck signs and was very excited to
get in this particular stand. I waded through the creek bottom in what little water
there was to keep my scent down and got into the stand well before sunrise.
About 8:30 or 9 o’clock in the morning, I had a good buck chasing some does down
through that creek bottom and all around my stand. I was excited and hoping to get
a good clean ethical shot.
A little while later I saw that buck again chasing does and I waited but didn’t get a
shot Opportunity.
Around lunch time it was still very cold and I decided to get down out of the stand
and head back to the camp and get a cup of coffee and a sandwich before I returned
to the stand.
I got down a little stiff and cold from sitting for a while and waded back through
the creek bottom On the way to the camp. As I was walking through the bottom I
noticed about a 20 pound boar raccoon. Having trapped Muskrats, raccoons, and red
fox most of my younger years and doing it on a professional level, I had learned a lot
about animal characteristics and behavior .
The raccoon was roughly 20 to 25 yards away at the base of a big Cypress tree and
I did not pay him much mind. However, just as I passed him I did notice that he
crouched very low and actually took a step towards me, staying completely still as
if it was just prior to a charge. As I turned to pay more attention, he took off in a full
charge and leaped up towards my thigh and midsection. He was on me in 2 to 3
seconds and In a reaction type mode I swung around and batted the coon with my
bow breaking my quiver and knocking my arrows all over the place just trying to
fend the coon off!!
The coon spun with a good direct first hit and landed on the ground and leaped
at me for the second time. At this point my Blood was pumping and I knew it was
game on! As he leaped the second time I took my bow with both hands and with a
direct downward chop hit him right on top of the head knocking him to the ground
one more time. At this point, he just stood there hissing on his hind legs with an
aggressive stance and of course I was cussing him like I was in a high school fight!!
The coon at this point, I imagine, felt his defeat and decided to retreat back to his
tree. He hobbled on back and the fight was over.
I picked up my arrows and took my broken bow back to my buggy and headed on
back to the camp to get my cup of cider and a sandwich!!! Game over!
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Family Fun Shoot - Jacksonville Gun Club March 14, 2015
President Ron Stafford, A.J. Pionessa, Tom Hyslop
James Higman
Winner of 5th & 6th Shoot
Tom Hyslop - Winner of 1st & 2nd Shoot
Tavish nails it!!
Stan Goeckel & Clara McGehee
Jeff Boyd - Winner of 4th Shoot
Jeff Boyd coaching his mother
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Family Fun Shoot - Jacksonville Gun Club March 14, 2015
Winner of 3 Flight, Kathryn Pond
Janet Pringle
3 Flight had to have Shoot Out
Tavish & Kathryn
Betty & Derrell Griner
Terry & Patricia Vane
& grandson Tavish
Jeff & Beth Boyd & family
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GAC NOTES - FEBRUARY - MARCH 2015
by Terry Vane
Florida SB-290, Mandatory Evacuation Concealed
Carry Penalty Exemption. The bill passed the Senate
Criminal Justice Committee on February 16, 2015, by
a vote of 4-1, passed the Senate Community Affairs
Committee on March 4, 2015, by a vote of 5-1, and
passed the Senate Rules Committee by a vote of 102, moving it to the Senate floor. The Senate passed
its version of the bill on March 24, 2015, by a vote
of 29-10, with all 25 Republicans and 4 Democrats
voting in favor. This is good news because the
same bill failed last year in the Senate after having
passed the House. The House companion bill, HB493, passed the House Criminal Justice Committee
on March 4, 2015, by a vote of 9-2, and passed the
House Judiciary Committee on March 11, 2015, by
a vote of 17-1, moving it to the House floor. Both
bills would create an exemption from criminal
penalties for concealed carry when complying with
a mandatory evacuation order during a declared
state of emergency.
Florida SB-176, Campus Carry by CW License
Holders. The bill passed the Senate Criminal Justice
Committee on February 16, 2015, by a vote of 3-2. It
would allow adults over 21 who have CW licenses to
carry on a college or university campus.
Florida HB-623, Firearms Discharge on Private
Property. The bill sought to criminalize discharge
of a firearm on private property regardless of the
size or location of the property, which would have
included hunt camps and gun ranges. State law
already prohibits reckless discharge of a firearm in
residential neighborhoods. This was an unnecessary
and ill-conceived attempt by Democrats to further
restrict Second Amendment protected gun rights
and was properly defeated and killed in the House
Criminal Justice Committee on March 24, 2015, by a
vote of 5-8, with only one Republican voting in favor.
California Had Record Handgun Sales in 2014.
The Pretender in the White House continues to
Terry Vane with Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz
at Annual Lincoln Day Dinner
spur sales of guns and ammo nationwide, even in
California, where more than 510,000 handguns were
sold in 2014, thereby defeating the previous record
of 433,000 set in 1993 when Hillary’s husband was
in the White House advancing his own gun control
proposals. Long gun sales also continued at a brisk
pace with 418,000 sold in 2014, compared to record
2013 sales of 538,000.
Interstate
Handgun
Sales
Ban
Ruled
Unconstitutional by Federal Judge in Texas.
The law prohibited a dealer from transferring a
handgun to a person not a resident of the state in
which the dealer is licensed. U.S. District Judge
Reed O’Connor on February 11, 2015, ruled the ban
violated the Second and Fifth Amendments because
it “targets the entire national market of handgun
sales and directly burdens law-abiding, responsible
citizens who seek to complete otherwise lawful
transactions for handguns.” The case will certainly
be appealed by the minions of The Big Zero. Mance
et al. v. Eric Holder, Civil Action No. 4:14-cv-539-O,
U.S.D.C.N.D.Texas, Fort Worth Division.
GAC Notes continued on next page
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GAC Notes continued from previous page
The Suppository-In-Chief and his Obamarhoids
Further Inhibit Hunter’s Rights. U.S. Customs rules
have been changed to make it more complicated
for a hunter to take his or her own firearms and
ammunition along an a hunt outside the U.S. New
forms, a declaration and a visual inspection are
required. The changes are likely to become effective
in April, 2015. Information can be accessed at www.
ice.gov/cpi/faq . The new requirements are likely
to be challenged. In another executive action, the
U.S.F.W.S has determined to continue the ban on
importation of elephant trophies from Zimbabwe,
notwithstanding the total lack of support or data for
the continuation of the ban.
New Jersey Adopts Black Bear Management
Policy. Management in New Jersey was delayed
for years by litigation and intractable dumbocrat
governors. The Fish and Game Council on March 3,
2015, has now adopted a proposed comprehensive
policy which will extend hunting as a management
tool, adding more days and land for harvest. The
proposal will require a 60-day public comment
period and hearing.
Quote of the Month
“Another not unimportant consideration is, that
the powers of the general government will be, and
indeed must be, principally employed upon external
objects, such as war, peace, negotiations with foreign
powers, and foreign commerce. In its internal
operations it can touch but few objects, except to
introduce regulations beneficial to the commerce,
intercourse, and other relations, between the states,
and to lay taxes for the common good. The powers
of the states, on the other hand, extend to all objects,
which, in the ordinary course of affairs, concern the
lives, and liberties, and property of the people, and
the internal order, improvement, and prosperity of
the state.”
- Joseph Story, Commentaries on the Constitution,
1833
ITEMS FOR SALE
Brand new items still in the factory box
unopened.
Boyt h5 double gun hard case.
Paid $220 will sell for $120 with wheels
Boyt Take down hard Case.
Paid near $200 will sell for $100 with
wheels
Ameristep 2 man Chair blind.
New in box paid $120 will sell for $70.
Ameristep 1 man chair blind.
New in box.
Paid $ 80 will sell for $45
Contact Steve Heirs @762-5551 or
e-mail [email protected]
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Contact Patricia Vane at 220-4009 or
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for more information or to place an ad.
Welcome New
Member:
Safari Club International
_________________________
Joseph J. Janaski, Jr.
New Member
North Florida Chapter
SCI Members, look for the paw print on SCI badges and introduce
yourself and welcome new members!
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Taxidermy Studio
Tony and Leslie Breedlove
3188 Southeast County Road 21-B • Melrose, Florida 32666
352-475-3159
Recently I was at the home of past
chapter president, David DeBerry. He
has one of the most beautiful trophy
rooms in our area. I have had the
privilege to have mounted many of his
trophies. When David’s father passed
away some of his mounts were moved
to David’s trophy room. At the time it
was not known they contained Case
Moths and Dermicid Beetles. Apparently
Mr. DeBerry, Sr. and his wife had been to
South Dakota on a pheasant hunt. While
there they purchased a pair of locally
mounted pheasant and a mirror framed
with pheasant feathers…..Never take
anything into your home or trophy room
until you know what to look for and how
to treat that item first.
Are You Being Bugged?
Problems with bugs in our home are
not new to any of us. You’ve all seen
the roaches, spiders, ants and flying
insects and the damage they can do
to your homes and its contents. They
have proven to be able to eat almost
anything. Even if what they eat has
little or no food value insects are able
to reproduce in great numbers if not
controlled properly. Once under control
it takes a regular maintenance schedule
to prevent re-infestation.
I’m sure you all remember the smell
of mothballs at Grandma’s house. You
can’t get rid of mothball smell no matter
how many times you wash whatever has
been packed with them. But Grandma
knew mothballs really do work. She used
them to prevent the moths and other
insects that can eat clothes, fine carpets,
and furniture. For years people have
placed their fine furs and coats into cold
storage to prevent them from damage.
Unfortunately, the same insects are
drawn to your mounted trophies. They
love keratin which is what animal’s hair,
horns, and hooves are made of. Your
trophies are on their radar and can suffer
serious damage from these bugs. In
early infestation the bugs are hidden
under the hair and under the edges of
horns and hooves where you don’t see
them until it is too late. The part of the
hair the bugs eat is right at the skin level
where the hair is the fattest and contains
the most protein. They eat the part of
the hair closest to the skin then move
to the next hair. Since these hairs lay
closely together they support each other
so the first clipped strands stay in place.
As the bug eats a larger loose patch
develops eventually falling out. By the
Tony Breedlove walked students to each animal
exhibit at our 2nd Sensory Safari at the Florida
School for the Deaf and Blind
time it is noticeable the damage may be
so extensive it’s beyond repair. When I
took over the care of the Sensory Safari
wildlife trophy collection for the North
Florida Safari Club chapter we really had
problems! Even the best pest control
experts in our area failed to eliminate
the critters. It’s impossible to know
where or when the infestation began.
We have been fortunate to have so
many trophies donated to our program,
but on the flip side some of these old
mounts are ‘prime rib’ for insects. Just
one infested mount can contaminate
an entire trophy collection in a short
period of time. Sometimes it can be as
simple as bringing home a feather from
a bird hunt or picking up an old skull in
the woods. Even the mirror framed with
pheasant feathers you bought your wife
in the gift shop can be the culprit.
Through extensive research and trialand-error we have been able to control
most of the pests we had in the Sensory
Safari trophies. It’s been five years since
the first treatment with an all natural
and organic pest control method. I
recently checked the mounts to be sure
they would be OK for the upcoming
Sensory Safari. I am happy to say we
only found one mount with a small
problem; it is not a mount treated with
the rest five years ago. I think we are
on the way to a solution to keep our
trophies safe for the next generation to
enjoy.
If you suspect you may have a
problem contact me, Tony, at Wildlife
Art Creations and we will set up an
inspection time. Don’t wait, the damage
can spread very quickly.
www.wildlifeartcreations.net
find us on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/pages/
Wildlife-Art-Creations/204686022903483
NORTH FLORIDA CHAPTER SAFARI CLUB INTERNATIONAL FEBRUARY - MARCH 2015
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TERENCE G. VANE, JR.
ATTORNEY AT LAW
TERENCE G. VANE, JR., P.A.
(904) 353-8285
BLACKSTONE BUILDING, SUITE 620
FAX (904) 354-2739
233 EAST BAY STREET
[email protected]
JACKSONVILLE, FL 32202
Ask Georgianne for copies of our
new pamphlet below to use when
recruiting new members
Curry Thomas Hardware owner, Steve Thomas, has
generously offered 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 FEBRUARY - MARCH 2015
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North Florida Chapter Safari Club International
11225 Old Kings Road
Jacksonville, FL 32219
Phone: (904) 813-2298
Janet Pringle, Secretary
Email: [email protected]
Photography for all Occasions
by Georgianne Pionessa
Phone: 727-7112
Cell: 655-7471
Fax: 805-0870
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.
We can no longer charge dinners at monthly member
meetings. Cash or check only. Thank you.
Brooks Adaptive Sports Trap Shoot
meets at the
Jacksonville Skeet and Trap Club
at 4:00 PM
the 3rd Wednesday of each month
Volunteers are welcome
and needed to help the shooters.
Dinner is available for $15.00.
Reservations required to reserve a meal.
Call (904)757-4584
and request steak or salmon.
NORTH FLORIDA CHAPTER SAFARI CLUB INTERNATIONAL FEBRUARY - MARCH 2015
SENSORY SAFARI – AN EDUCATION FOR ALL OF US
I had the pleasure of helping with this year’s
Sensory Safari at the school for the deaf and blind.
I have helped with Sensory Safari at other schools
in the past and enjoyed each and every one. This
event at the deaf and blind school was by far the
best.
The students were so thrilled to be able to touch
animals they had only heard stories about; to see
or touch a rattlesnake or skunk. For me to see a
blind child’s face when they put their hand into the
mouth of a seven foot brown bear was amazing!
The children were so well behaved. The teacher
only had to ask them once to sit, listen, or watch
what the volunteers were sharing with them. They helped each other with caring and love I have never seen with children
this young. The deaf children helped the blind children around to the different stations and made sure they did not miss
anything. Not one cross word and not one problem all day. The teachers and interpreters were so great with the students.
I was impressed with everything I saw all day long. My hat is off to the students and faculty of the St. Augustine School for
the Deaf and Blind.
There was one student that was extra special to my heart. She was in a
motorized wheel chair, unable to walk, and had only limited use of her
arms and hands. She could hardly talk, but was able to speak enough to
communicate. You would think a person so physically challenged would
have a great reason to be mad at the world. She was the happiest child
you could imagine. She smiled so big and appreciated everything so much
I could not help but fall in love with her. We could all learn a lot from her.
I would urge everyone in our chapter to get involved with Sensory safari.
It is a very important program that is very rewarding. I look forward to the
next one.
Tony Breedlove
NORTH FLORIDA CHAPTER SAFARI CLUB INTERNATIONAL FEBRUARY - MARCH 2015
Sensory Safari - Florida School for the Deaf and Blind - February 26, 2015
NFC Volunteers and friends for FSDB 2015 Sensory Safari include
Front row: Patricia Vane, Jeff Boyd, Tavish Frazier, Beth Boyd, Debbie Benoit and DD Stein our
chapter’s 2014 AWLS recipient and FDSB instructor.
Back row: Jack Hart, zebra, Lilla in Terry Vane’s arms, Diane and Russ Shinnall,
Terry’s sister and brother in law, Ted Lee, Betty Griner, Tony Breedlove and Derrell Griner
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