Sacramento Safari Club
A chapter of SCI

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

A Message from your Chapter President

Congratulations Sacramento Safari Club, you did it! We made a “Call to Action” and you answered. Our batteries are charged, and we are ready for a great year ahead. At this year’s fundraiser we had a paid attendance of 182, received 19 new membership applications and renewals, introduced our new hunter mentor program, and introduced your new board and president in person. We had a great time and hope you did too. Your feedback was great, and we appreciate that.
We are planning our next annual dinner/fundraiser close to our usual time, on Saturday April 2, 2022. In the meantime, if any member has ideas or suggestions on how to improve the event, please let me know. We have come up with a few ideas of our own but fresh input is always valuable. Please contact me at
We are also discussing the idea of having quarterly members meetings which would be an opportunity to get to know more members, tell hunting stories, enjoy good food, wine, and beer, and maybe a raffle or two. We have not decided whether to do these during the week or weekend and what time of day. Have any thoughts on this let me know?
Did you know we are on Facebook? If you have not signed up for our page, go HERE. You can see 39 photos of the dinner taken by your own board member Jeanne Wallen. She did a great job of being our event photographer. Thank you, Jeanne. This is also a great place to share photos of a recent hunt you were on. We love to see our members successes. If you have an outstanding hunting guide or PH and would like the members to know about him/her please post it on Facebook as well.

We met several members that are interested in helping the club in a more active way and will contacting and interviewing candidates shortly. We are very interested in identifying a member who would have time to help us with multi-media marketing.

I am sure we are all excited that hunting season is upon us, I am ready to recharge my personal batteries and get back out there. I want to encourage all of you to consider meeting up at the SCI 50th Annual Hunters Convention in Las Vegas, January 19- 22. I will be there, so please let me know if you are coming. I will try to get us together at one of the convention events.
Happy Trails!
Wayne Wickham

Legislative Updates
We are on the Lookout!

These Appropriations bills are all SCI priority watch bills.
For more information on these and other Bills please go to

AB 1183 (Ramos)
California Desert Conservation Program passed out of the Assembly with concurrence in DSenate amendments and will go to the governor for his action.
This bill establishes the California Desert Conservation Program at the Wildlife Conservation Board to acquire, preserve, restore, and enhance desert habitat within the California deserts region.

AB 1191 (McCarty)
Firearms: tracing passed out of the Assembly with concurrence in Senate amendments and will go tot he governor for his action.
This bill requires Department of Justice (DOJ) to analyze information reported by law enforcement agencies regarding the history of a recovered firearm that is illegally possessed, has been used in a crime, or is suspected of having been used in a crime. Requires DOJ to submit a report to the Legislature summarizing the analysis, as specified.

AB 223 (Ward)
Dudleya: taking and possession passed out of the Assembly with concurrence in Senate amendments and will go to the governor for his action.
This bill makes it a misdemeanor to uproot, harvest or cut dudleya from state or local government property or from private property without permission and to sell, export, or purchase dudleya that was taken illegally.
Dudleya is a genus of succulent plants. They grow in unique niches close to the coastline along the cliffside’s in California adjacent to the water.

AB 817 (Wood)
Sport Fishing Licenses: electronic display:12-consecutive-month licensees passed out of the Senate and will go back to the Assembly for concurrence in Senate amendments.
This bill authorizes the director of the Department of Fish and Wildlife to issue a 12-consecutive-month sport fishing license, among other things.

AB 1057 (Petrie-Norris(D)
Firearms passed out of the Senate and will go back to the Assembly for concurrence in Senate amendments.
This bill includes starting July 1,2022, within the definition of “firearm” a frame or receiver of the weapon or firearm precursor part for purposes of a Gun Violence Restraining Order (GVRO) and a Domestic Violence Restraining Order (DVRO)

A look at old and new friends from a fantastic evening . . . thank you all who attended!

Hunter Advocacy Action Center

Below is the link to SCI's Hunters Advocacy Center page. On any day you can go there to see causes that need support and add your name to those causes. With a simple click of a button, you CAN make a difference to hunting rights.

Provided by Ken Baccetti
SSC Officer


2 lbs. venison roast (trimmed of all fat)
1 yellow onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, crushed
2 cups beef broth
1 cup red wine
2 tablespoons bacon fat (drippings)
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon dried rosemary
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
2 bay leaves
Sea salt to taste
Pepper to taste

1.      Season the roast generously with the sea salt and pepper and set aside.
2.      Melt the bacon drippings over medium high heat in a Dutch oven, then brown the venison roast on all sides.
3.      Remove the roast and set aside.
4.      Place the onions and garlic in the Dutch oven and cook until the onions just start to soften, about 5 minutes.
5.      Stir in the wine and cook for another 5 minutes.
6.      Return the roast to the pot and add the remaining ingredients; cover and place in a pre-heated 350 degree Fahrenheit oven and cook for 2 ½ to 3 hours.
7.      When tender, remove from pot and slice thinly and serve with mashed potatoes and your favorite red wine.
If you would like to share your personal recipes, please email them to Ken and they will be featured in our monthly newsletter!

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.