SAFARI CLUB INTERNATIONAL
Northeast Wisconsin Chapter

 
SCI Northeast Wisconsin Chapter
By: Mark Jablonic, President

By the time you get this, depending on your HUNTERS delivery date, we should be waist deep in hunting seasons. I’ve been practicing with my bow since January in my basement and later outside, in preparation for a hunt for Sitka Blacktail on Kodiak Island this December. Trail cameras on my land show some nice bucks. I hope I get a chance at one of them this year.

 

Well, it finally happened. I had my first really intense conversation (debate) with someone who is a non-hunter. This is the condensed version. A friend was staying at my house and he brought his girlfriend. She saw my mounts in my office and in my basement and let her opinion be known. A bold move from someone who barely knows you. After I let her have her say, I relied on facts. I explained how Pittman-Robertson tax dollars are used. How we hunters and anglers help support the system whenever we purchase licenses or gear. I told her about our donations of meat for the hungry, Wounded Warrior projects, conservation projects, education programs, blue bag programs, etc. I was on my soap box! In the end, she realized that we weren’t out there “just killing”. (As she put it).

 

If you should be successful in your pursuits, Mark LaBarbera, our award-winning publisher of our award-winning magazine, HUNTERS, needs your pictures and stories. I know you have them. Share them with us.

 

Save the date. We once again will be tying our fundraising EXPO to the Wisconsin Hunter’s Expo at SHOPKO Hall in Green Bay, February 22-24, 2019. Go to our website: www.scihunterexpo.com for more details. Also, if you’ve never been to the National SCI convention, you may want to get away from the cold of Wisconsin from January 9-12, 2019 and go to Reno. I can’t make it this year, but I am seriously looking at 2020.

 

Watch for your yellow cards in the mail. We have some great presentations coming up at our monthly member’s meeting. Come out for a great meal and camaraderie. SCI memberships still make great gifts and help support our mission of preserving your hunting rights.

 

Hunt safely and ethically and most of all enjoy the memories you make in the pursuit of your hobbies. Happy Holidays and I hope you get what you want for Christmas.

 

Now go outside and play.

Mark

 

 

I look forward to seeing you Jan. 9th at Liberty Hall in Kimberly, WI for our next Membership Meeting.