Welcome New Members

Our chapter dinner meetings are a great way to get together with people that like to talk about hunting, without having to worry that you are going to offend someone. It is a real breath of fresh air to just be able to have a pleasant talk about hunting. You don’t have to be a world traveler to join SCI. I am primarily a pheasant hunter, but I joined just to get together with other hunters. If you know someone that hunts, but is not a member yet, invite them to one of the dinners. You may be doing them a favor and helping the chapter at the same time.

One way to go hunting is to join us at the Golden Gate Chapter annual chucker shoot at Birds Landing on Saturday, November 5th. There will be plenty of members with bird dogs, so come on out even if you don’t have a bird dog. We separate the people with flushing dogs from those with pointing dogs so everyone gets to hunt in their own style.

Our chapter raises money at our annual Fundraiser so that we can donate the money to conservation, education, and humanitarian purposes. This Fundraiser auctions off about 40 hunts every year. These hunts have been vetted by other Chapter members, so you know that you are getting a reputable outfitter. Our Fundraiser is one event that you don’t want to miss.

One of the benefactors of our fundraising covers both conservation and education. We have made another substantial grant to the University of California specifically to study big game in California. It is gratifying to support a group that really believes in scientific game management. We had a fascinating presentation of some of their research at one of our meetings this year. It showed how ranchers can have a significant and stable source of income by managing their property for hunting. This is especially remarkable at such a left leaning university. This is truly conservation in action.

Most of our donations are going to youth shooting activities. We are sponsoring three high school trap teams in our area. It is fantastic that we have three high school trap teams in our area with this political climate. We are also sponsoring a Boy Scout shooting sport weekend and the Bird’s Landing Clays for Kids sporting clays event. We know that our youth are the future of our sport, so we are doing what we can to support them.

One of the things that makes California great is that people of all different walks of life can live together. Not everyone hunts, but we respect the right of our fellow Californians to do so. Hunting and fishing license fees help protect and provide access to the land that Californians use for hiking and other outdoor activities and help keep animal populations healthy. Trophy hunting (without harvesting the meat) is illegal and violators are subject to heavy fines and criminal charges. Hunting contributes $3 billion to the California economy each year and supports 27,000 jobs. Further restrictions would have dire consequences for small-business owners, the tourism industry and regular taxpayers. Even if you don’t hunt, hunting is important to our public lands, our wildlife and our California way of life.

Events Page

https://sci-gg.com/index.php/events/

Our events page covers all our activities which include hunting or fishing, what is a hunting club lecture, and the general make up of a hunting club; all during members monthly dinners!

Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions

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Once we received, we usually ship within 1 to 3 days depending on the USA Post Office schedule. We also send you all the tracking information for your order once the Post Office picks up and logs in the package. For USA orders they go out priority mail 1 to 3 days delivery. In out of USA orders we send them out with a customs number and usually it takes 1 to 2 weeks to reach you. Again, you will be provided with the customs number, so you can use your in country postal service to track the order.

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If your order arrives “broken”, it has only happened once in 11 years, please contact us and we will work the issue to replace your order.

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Any good hunting or fishing club must have terms and conditions for the membership understands what the club stands for. It is also important to find a good sporting goods store near me (you) that sells quality hunting or fishing gear. Hunting and fishing stores are NOT all the same so please feel free to ask a Safari Club member for some advice on sporting goods stores near you!

Blog’s

Here you will find our blog posts.

Latest Posts

Our blogs cover a wide range of interesting topic. We cover everything from sporting goods stores near me (you in this case), all the ins and outs of hunting or fishing (lots of member stories to help you , and even what makes for a good hunting club. Enjoy

Valuable Links

Safari Club International
https://www.safariclub.org

Safari Club International Foundation
https://safariclubfoundation.org

National Rifle Association
https://home.nra.org

Archery Only
SF Bay Area
510-795-0460
https://archeryonly.com

Bass Pro Shops
https://www.basspro.com/shop/en

Birds Landing Hunting Preserve and Sporting Clays
SF Bay Area
707-374-5092
https://www.birdslanding.net

Buffalo Kloof
South Africa
https://www.buffalokloofsafaris.co.za

Cabela’s
https://www.cabelas.com

California Department of Fish and Game
https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Explore/Organization/WLB

Craig Boddington
Endorsed Outfitters
https://www.craigboddington.com

Diablo Rod and Gun Club
https://diablorodandgun.com

Hunter International Brokerage Services
Trophy Import Assistance
925-417-5270
https://www.hunter-international.net

Livermore-Pleasanton Rod and Gun Club
925-449-3616
https://lprg.org

Oakstone Outfitters
California
805-622-9485
https://www.oakstoneoutfitters.com

United Sportsmen
Concord Rifle Range
925-676-1987
https://unitedsportsmen.com

Most good hunting and fishing clubs have great suggestions where to shop for your gear like “ Cabela Hunting” or other local hunting sporting goods stores. Little know fact that many hunting clubs also have fishermen in them too! Some even fly fish so knowing a fly fishing store can be a very valuable asset to have within a club.

Membership Information

Membership Information

Membership

The Golden Gate chapter welcomes new members to the SCI and the Golden Gate chapter. Details of the SCI membership options are shown below. New Golden Gate chapter members require an application. To join the SCI and/or the Golden Gate chapter, please print and complete the membership application. Click on the “membership application”, fill it out, save it to your computer then upload it to us via the contact page.

SCI and Golden Gate chapter memberships are separate, but you must be an SCI member to join the Golden Gate chapter.

SCI Membership

  • Special 1-year new membership at a Chapter event $35
  • Annual subscription renewal $65
  • Or with an electronic newsletter only, renewal $35
  • Lifetime membership $1,500
  • Senior life membership (age 60+)  $1,250
  • Family membership ( No publication)  one year at $25 or 3 years at $75 

Golden Gate Chapter Membership

  • New member initiation $25 (free if you sign up at a Chapter event)
  •  Annual renewal $25
  1. SCI members receive Safari magazine and Safari Times by US mail. Electronic members receive Publications electronically on the web.
  2. All Golden Gate Communications are electronic. Those wishing hard copy mailing must pay an additional $25 per year.

Membership application

SCI-GG-Member-Application and mail to SCI-GG with payment. Once you open the editable PDF fill it out, save it to your computer and upload it using the contact page where you will see an “upload file”.

SCI-Golden Gate
PO box 3141
San Ramon California 94583 – 3141

 Why_I_Hunt

Hunting or fishing can be a lifetime hobby, even for seniors. Belong to a hunting or fishing club can bring joy and social friends into your life. A hunting club activate or getting a membership can be a very rewarding endeavor and what is a hunting club that isn’t active? Worthless in the long run.

Member Articles

After Linebacker Leopard in Botswana by Bob Keagy

A twig snapped out of our blind. It seemed inordinately loud in the otherwise silent landscape. Mike slowly and silently raised his binocular. He then turned to me and pantomimed something walking with his fingers. Leopard! He turned to me, I didn’t move.AfterLinebacker

Buckey, me and a wrangler: Tales of an Alaskan Dall Sheep Hunt by Don Seibel

You could tell that he was in a hurry. He was making his way from one mountain range to another, crossing through the valley floor always aware of his surroundings, as it is here that sheep are most vulnerable to wolves and other predators.Buckey

China Gold by Bob Keagy

There, standing in the shadows under the lip of the canyon on the far side, stood an adult takin. As it observed us with bovine calm, I took Tiger’s backpack and laid it on a stump in the behind of the trail. I asked him if the takin was a good one. ChinaGold

Hunting Marco Polo’s Ram by Bob Keagy

Among the rams, the third one had tops that curved out and flared downward. Suddenly, the sun broke through for a second and fell on the third ram as if to single it out. It surely appeared to be the biggest, but I looked to Maryanbek for guidance.MarcoPolo

Jumbo Surprise by Bob Keagy

My good friend Mike Murray of African Fields Sports called me and said: “Bob! Bob! I’ve got a cancellation on opening day in one of the best elephant concessions in Botswana! I know you’ll get a big ellie!”…JumboSurprise

Nyala Safari In An Ancient Land by Bob Keagy

I dutifully got my shooting sticks in place. It was a 100-yard shot, roughly 45 degrees uphill. Additionally, I would have to skim – and not hit – the edge of the tree in order to slip the .340 into the nyala’s brisket and heart… NyalaSafari

With a Longbow in Mozambique by Mel Toponce

After a time, sharp-eyed PH Dion pointed excitedly beside the road, and we got out of the vehicle. I peered where Dion was pointing but saw nothing.

Together, we entered the dense undergrowth with great stealth and inched forward… …Longbow

Why Do I Hunt? by Mike J. Borel

I love hunting because…..Why_I_Hunt..

Our member articles cover all sorts of their hunting or fishing adventures. At first when you are looking for a hunting club you must answer, “ what is a hunting club”? One thing one must think about is having a hunting club activate or an active club to join. What good is a club that doesn’t do anything?

Our Supporters

The following people and organizations support the SCI Golden Gate chapter. Please support their business and let them know that you appreciate their support.

Birds Landing Hunting Preserve and Sporting Clays
2099 Collinsville Rd.
Birds Landing, CA 94512
(707) 373-5092
https://www.birdslanding.net

Oakstone Outfitters
Chad Weibe
71201 Sargents Rd.
Bradley, CA 93426
(805) 622-9485
www.oakstoneoutfitters.com

African Field Sports
Rygerspoort, PO Box 389
Cradock, 5880
Eastern Cape, South Africa
+27 48 881 3816
Graham Sales Safaris
PO Box 26640
Steiltes, 1213,
Mpumalanga, South Africa
+ 27 82 449 2357
Keith Heppler
Fine Classic Rifle Stocks
540 Banyan Circle
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
(925) 934-3509

SCI Golden Gate donations support wildlife conservation, outdoor education and humanitarian Services worldwide. SCI Golden Gate is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and donations to the SCI Golden Gate chapter are tax-deductible.

As you can imagine our active club members can be a wealth of knowledge about equipment and where to go for the best gear for your club adventures. Many people start out with a Google search for “ sporting goods stores near me”, which is fine but you might mention your findings to a member for their input. We find many local stores like “ Cabela hunting” stores that can fill your needs for equipment for a hunting club.  Regardless of what hunting or fishing club you join, make sure and pulse the membership for so store data!

Contact

Home Page

Welcome to the Safari Club Golden Gate Chapter

The Golden Gate Chapter of the Safari Club International is a gathering point for SCI members in the San Francisco East Bay, especially in the Diablo Valley, North Bay, and the Tri-Valleys.

This is a great way to get together and talk with other hunters in a welcoming environment. It is also a great way to learn from other hunters. We have speakers at our dinner meetings that help educate us on hunting all over the world.

We have also added a ton of new and great information on the website. We have a new podcast section with interviews of self-reliance outfitters all over the world. Click here to see our podcast page and take note of each outfitter’s specialty hunts!

Please feel welcome to come to our member dinners and see why we enjoy it so much.

In the safari club we have members who are interested in hunting or fishing, and to that end we do have lots of links to great hunting or fishing stores that have great resources for our members. It might not be obvious to the reader but many of our members are very interest hunting and fishing in places all over the Northern Americas and the world too. If you check out the members articles you can find their experience in said adventures.