A Chapter of SCI

March 2021 Issue
P.O. Box 221249
Sacramento, CA 95822-8249

A Message from your new Chapter President

Hello, my name is Wayne Wickham and I am honored to have been elected as your President by the SSC Board of Directors. Following Don Giottonini will be a difficult task for so many reasons. He was an elite hunter, having traveled the world in pursuit of some of the most exotic games. His passion to protect our hunting privileges will not be forgotten. I have been asked to take the leadership of the club in some of our most trying times. We will do this by taking some small steps in the beginning; having our first banquet in over a year, on August 28th will lead the list, re-engaging with our membership, and adding board members to energize and broaden our current board. I will have more on these steps in the coming months.
To have a successful club communication needs to go both ways. If you have any comments, criticisms or questions feel free to communicate with me directly to my personal email I look forward to hearing from you.
SB 320 (Eggman) Domestic violence protective orders: possession of a firearm passed out of the Senate Public Safety Committee yesterday and will go to the Senate Judiciary Committee. This is a priority watch bill for SCI. 

SB 370 (Dodd) Wildlife: Big Game Management Account: uses on which SCI CA Coalition is a signatory.

Letters from SCI have been sent to the Legislature, regarding the following bills:

  • AB 29 (Cooper) State bodies: meetings (Support)
  • AB 645 (Gallagher) Fish and wildlife: poaching: penalties: probation period (Support)
  • AB 1237 (Ting) Information access: research instructions: firearms (Oppose)
Cayote Bites Fifth Victim in Bay Area

Adding urgency to hunt . . .
California Condors Get an Assist From an Unlikely Source: A Wind Power Company - The New York Times

Recipe of the Month
By Ken Baccetti
SSC Board Director


2 cups skinless duck or goose breast fillets
1 cup boneless pork shoulder
1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon dried sage
2 tablespoons butter
1/3 cup finely diced yellow onion
2 minced garlic cloves
1/4 cup orange juice
Pinch of cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper
1 teaspoon Kosher salt
1 egg, beaten
Vegetable oil

Before giving you the instructions for this recipe, I must say that I don’t take any credit for it, but it has become a family favorite. The credit for this excellent recipe goes to Mr. Scott Leysath, “The Sporting Chef.” Now the directions. Cut the duck or goose and pork pieces into small chunks. Grind the meat in a meat grinder or pulse it in a food processor until the pieces are pea-sized. Place the ground meat into a large bowl. Combine the rosemary, thyme and sage and lightly toast it in a dry skillet over medium-low heat. Heat the butter in a skillet and saute onion, toasted seasonings, and garlic until the onion is translucent. Add the orange juice and cook until the liquid is reduced by half. Add the cayenne pepper, black pepper and salt. Remove from the heat and allow to cool. Add this mixture to the bowl with the ground meat. Add the beaten egg and mix thoroughly with your hands. Form meat into egg sized balls and press into patties. Add enough oil to just coat the bottom of the skillet over medium heat. When the oil is hot, add the patties and saute on each side until well browned and cooked through. We enjoy these patties with eggs, hash brown potatoes and toast.

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.