Sacramento Safari Club
A chapter of SCI

June 2022 Newsletter
P.O. Box 3987
Napa, CA 94558

A Message from your Chapter President

I am thrilled about our plans for the upcoming Annual Meeting, to be held on Aug. 6. Invitations are coming out in a few days, but I want to give you a little preview. Bob Brocchini, a Lifetime member, has volunteered to use his fabulous trophy room (picture below or above) and entertainment venue to host the event in Ripon, CA. The menu will include salmon, chicken, and tri-tip. We will start with a self-serve shrimp cocktail and a no-host oyster bar. There will be a few raffles and games for entertainment. 
To welcome new hunters, there will be archery, air pistol, and air rifle set up with instructors. We have invited a few outfitters to join us to share their knowledge and experience with our group. There will be a discounted dinner price for those under 16. We hope you will bring your new and aspiring hunters to join us. 
Many of our members finally got back to hunting after the time out for Covid. Please let us know if you had a good hunt and send your measurements to Colleen at We have already started receiving submissions, so be sure to get yours in by the due date. 
Guidelines for the submission of animals to the SSC Award Banquet: 

Members Only:   Only members of the Sacramento Safari Club may submit 
                                measurements for consideration  
Acceptable:   Anything you put on the ground that has not been entered  
                               before. There are no minimum trophy book scores. 
Submit By:           The date is now July 25, 2022 
Categories:          Categories are determined according to the number of species submitted. 

 We would love to recognize your success, so please send your measurements ASAP. Past President and master measurer Patricia Markofer is available to measure your animal. You can contact her at 916.834.2045 or
The Annual Meeting is also when we elect directors to the board. If you are interested in participating in the club in a meaningful way, please email me at We need your help and support. 
Finally, a legislative update summarizing our activities to protect our rights and privileges to hunt in our great state will be given.  

Please make every effort to attend!
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4 tablespoons butter, divided
½ cup minced shallots, or yellow onion
2 cups Arborio rice
½ cup Marsala or white wine
6 cups salmon stock, or chicken stock
6 ounces cooked salmon, or more as desired
3 tablespoons pesto
Black pepper to taste

Heat the butter in a medium pot over medium high heat. When it is hot, add the minced shallots and saute, stirring often. When the shallots are soft, add the rice and stir well. Cook, stirring often, in a few minutes, then add the Marsala or white wine. Stir constantly until the liquid has mostly evaporated. Start adding the stock one cup at a time stirring it in well. Turn the heat down to medium low, and cook this, stirring often, until the liquid has mostly been absorbed by the rice. Repeat with another cup of stock, and so on until the rice is tender, but still a little al dente. It’s possible you will need more stock. Once the rice is about ready, stir in the salmon and the pesto and cook another few minutes. You will want your risotto to be loose enough to serve in a bowl, not in a plate, so add more stock if needed. Grind some pepper to taste over it and serve with your favorite white wine.

Submitted by Ken Baccetti
SSC Treasurer

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.