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!

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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!

President’s Letter Summer 2018 Q2

President’s Letter Summer 2018

I would like to thank everyone that made the Fundraiser a success this year. Many people put in a lot of hours to put on the Fundraiser and many people bought entire tables for friends and family to help fill up the room. I would especially like to thank Bob Keagy for his work on the live auction donations and his personal donations of silent auction items. Bob was able to get mostly 100% donations for the live auction, which really improves our bottom line.

This is the time of year when we send out most of our donations to sponsor youth activities, conservation, and humanitarian activities. Now that we have had the best Fundraiser in this decade, it is time to give back to the world.

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.

I am writing this on Memorial Day, so it is appropriate to note that we are also sponsoring the Purple Heart Outdoor Tour again this year. This event brings wounded active duty servicemen out for a blacktail hunt on local ranches. It is a great way to say thanks to those who give so much to our freedom.

 

Presidents column – Fall 2018 Q3

Presidents column – Fall 2018

It is the middle of summer, but the fall hunting season is right around the corner. I hope that you all have the opportunity to take advantage of our great hunting privilege here in the US and abroad.

Right now, it is time for planning and preparation. Time to get details finalized, or maybe work on the dog training for bird hunting (I am reinforcing the STAY command). It may also be time to start thinking of getting in shape physically if you don’t keep that up year round.

We will not have member dinners in September and October, as usual, because people are out hunting. We had great speakers at our July dinner, some members and coaches of the De La Salle Trap Team. They had an impressive table full of trophies, all from the last couple of months. It was great to see young people engaged in the shooting sports.

Speaking of the dinner meetings, try to bring some friends and family members to the dinner meetings. It is a great chance to talk to other hunters and talk about hunting without having anyone get upset. The social time before, and after, the meetings is enough to make it worthwhile, regardless of who the speaker. Come on out and relive old memories, or get some advice about some future memories.

Bringing new people to the meetings might also help bring some new members into the chapter. We have not had a lot of new members lately and we are losing some members to relocation. One of the benefits of having a prospective new member coming to the dinner meeting is that the SCI national membership is only $35 the first year for someone who signs up after attending and SCI event, like our dinner meetings. Combined with our $25 chapter membership, this becomes a great deal, so lets get some new faces at the dinner meetings.

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.

New Hunters v2

New Hunters

New Hunters

Hunter’s Delight in assisting others to get started in the sport and SEI Golden Gate particularly personifies this theme. Expressed an interest or ask for help, and help will be provided!

Special links for new Hunters

 AWLS (American Wilderness Leadership School).  FCI Golden Gate sponsors two or three teachers per year to this five-day school near Jackson Wyoming. More information https://safariclubfoundation.org/american-wilderness-leadership-school/

Clays for kids

 A major sporting clays event hosting thousands of Youth every year… more information https://www.sacramentosafariclub.org/clays-for-kids?lightbox=dataItem-j5bo94f13

As with all new hunters or fishing enthusiasts, you not only need a good club to help you but also that the membership provides great advice, plus where to find the best hunting sporting goods stores. There are many hunting and fishing stores to choose from but with some known track record with club members can really help you with your hunting or fishing needs.

FAQ’s

Safari Club Frequently Asked Questions

Our monthly dinner meetings are typically held on the third Wednesday of most months at Zio Fraedo’s restaurant in Pleasant Hill. The social time starts at 6:30 PM, and dinner is served at 7 PM. Our presentations start when the main course is winding up.

We have an annual Fundraiser where we auction off some fantastic hunts. This gives people a chance to go on hunts that other club members have already vetted. We also have a chapter chucker hunt at Birds Landing every year.

We have informational speakers at our monthly dinner meetings. It is a great way to find out more about hunting.

Yes, we have a chapter chucker hunt at Birds Landing every year, and we have had some pig hunts. Keep an eye on the events page and the calendar.

 

There is no minimum age. We strongly encourage young hunters.