Sacramento Safari Club
A chapter of SCI

December 2021 Newsletter
P.O. Box 3987
Napa, CA 94558

A Message from your Chapter President

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! 

We just had our first members meeting in over 2 ½ years. Approximately 25 members and guests attended. We got to know each other and share hunting stories. To me, members' meetings are part of the club's energy. We were able to talk about some club activities, such as our legislation monitoring and updating the club's bylaws. But being in the middle of hunting season, my favorite part was hearing everyone's hunting stories. 

We have a full schedule next year, including our big dinner/fundraiser on March 26, 2022. But we can talk about that next year. Please enjoy your families and friends during this holiday season, and most of all, stay safe!

See you on the other side.

Wayne Wickham

Welcome New Board Member Vic Shada!

In the 1980’s, I became involved with Bill Sinclair and the forming of the Sacramento Safari Club and served as an original Board member for four (4) years. I was also a member of the Golden Gate of Chapter of Safari Club International. I have served on the Boards of:  Granit Bay Chapter of Safari Club International, California Wildlife Federation (President), California Sportsmen’s Lobby (Board Member), Elk Grove Wild Turkey Federation (Board Member), Chuck Pheria Wild Game Feed (Board Member), Elk Grove Ducks Unlimited (Board Member) and Pacific Coast Taxidermy Association (President) Also , I have been a member of: Rocky Mountain Big Horn Sheep Association, Delta Conservatory, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, and California Water Fowl Association.
My hunting experiences include multiple trips to Africa, South America, Mexico, Europe and though out North America for big game, upland game and waterfowl. I owned and operated Wild Kingdom Taxidermy and Safari, in Sacramento, for thirty-two (32) years.
I hope that my experiences with these other sporting organization. can be beneficial to the Sacramento Safari Club.

Help with the SSC Booth at ISE Show

The annual ISE show will be held on January 20th through the 23rd at Cal Expo. They will again have a Youth Fair at the north end of the fair grounds. SSC will be doing a Sensory Safari in the Youth Exhibit. To plan for this, the club is asking for:

  1. Assistance from anyone who is able to man the booth for a few hours.
  2. Any donated mounts of animals the membership may want to get rid of in your collections. The club is in need of North American animals and birds but would welcome exotics and/or African mounts as well.
Please contact Cal Ryan via email HERE to coordinate any mounts you would like to donate to our Sensory Safari, or if you are able to assist with manning the booth.

Any help is appreciated! 

State of CA to Hold Public Comments Regarding 30%
A Reminder from Board Director, Robert Deitz:

A reminder that the State of California is holding public comments on setting aside 30% of our land and ocean waters to preserve as open space - the 30x30 plan. They are taking comments on how/why/where to do that.

If you know of areas that deserve to be set aside or have an interest in how those are used - ie. for hunting, fishing, camping, etc. - now is the time to make your comments part of the public record. If there are comments saying "set aside but don't allow hunting" and there are no opposing comments that is what they will do. If the comments are to expand lands for public hunting then that is what they will do. But NOW is when it counts. After the comment period they will put in the plan of action.

You can review the draft they have made based on comments so far this year. This draft is open for public comment until Jan 28th. Make your hunters voices heard!
Looking for someone to go hunting with you? Have a lot of experience you would like to share to new hunters joining the ranks and you wish you had when you were starting out? Or already have a group but would be happy to have someone else join you? Sacramento Safari Club has started a "Mentors List" that now covers most species - Deer, Boar, Ducks, Upland Game, even fishing! But always room for more potential contacts. Even if its just to talk with someone to give them some advice. We have already had some great response to this and it has helped new people already. If you would like to help out, meet some new people, or just expand your group send your name, contact information, what you hunt, and where you live (city only) to

Robert Deitz, II
Provided by Ken Baccetti
SSC Officer


2 cooked crabs
3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/3 cup Italian parsley chopped very fine
1 jar of Christopher Ranch Chopped Garlic

Break off claws and legs from crab and crack with nutcracker. Pull off backs and remove all parts. Pull off small piece of shell and mouth of crab and discard. Rinse body of crab in cold water to remove excess fat. Cut body of crab in half. Place cracked claws, legs and crab bodies in a large Tupperware container. Marinate crab by adding some of the chopped garlic, chopped parsley and olive oil, to your desired taste. Cover Tupperware and shake to mix all ingredients together. Check for your desired taste and add more garlic, parsley and olive oil if necessary. Place covered Tupperware into the refrigerator for a minimum of 4 hours, overnight is preferred. Serve with French bread and your favorite white wine. Enjoy…

A Monthly Reminder on Hunting Ethics

Recognizing my responsibilities to wildlife, habitat and future generations, I pledge:
  • To conduct myself in the field so as to make a positive contribution to wildlife and ecosystems.
  • To improve my skills as a woodsmen and marksman to ensure humane harvesting of wildlife.
  • To comply with all game laws, the concept of fair chase, and to influence my companions accordingly.
  • To accept my responsibility to provide all possible assistance to game law enforcement officers.
  • To waste no opportunity to teach young people the full meaning of this code of ethics.
  • To reflect in word and behavior only credit upon the fraternity of sportsmen, and to demonstrate abiding respect for the game, habitat and property where I am privileged to hunt.