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Safari Club International South Florida Chapter 800 SE Third Avenue, 4th Floor Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316 (954) 761-3434 I FAX: (954) 763-4725 Email: SCISFC@AOL.COM

OFFICERS President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Keith Almeida Vice President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Glen A. Hudson Jr. Secretary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Timothy J. Bradshaw Treasurer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Barry S. Vonada

PAST PRESIDENTS

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Fredric C. Buresh

Marcus Andrade W. Bruce Brock Fredric C. Buresh Rich Engels Jim Falkowski Richard L. Gotshall Sean McCann Richard B. Nilsen Stephen J. Potter Tom Van Note Michael T. Yeary

Timmie E. Burr W. Bruce Brock Dean Castillo Lawrence S. Katz Harry D. Dennis, Jr. Carlos Davidov Glen A. Hudson, Jr. Ralph E. Johnson Richard B. Nilsen Stephen J. Potter Richard L.Gotshall

COMMITTEE Awards, Recognition & Public Affairs: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Leo Lampone Budget Chairman: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Barry S. Vonada Chapter Functions: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Glen A. Hudson, Jr. Membership: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tim Bradshaw Convention / Fundraiser: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Glen A. Hudson, Jr. Education / Conservation: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sean McCann / Bruce Brock Governmental Affairs: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fred Buresh / Bruce Brock Publication / Advertising: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stephen J. Potter Sportsmen Against Hunger: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sean McCann Website: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tom Van Note

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The Floridian

Hunter’s Journal

SUMMER 2011, ISSUE 2 Safari Club International - South Florida Chapter www.scisfc.org

FEATURES: Oklahoma Deer Hunt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 COOKING WILD

NEW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

BLAST FROM THE PAST

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24th Annual Banquet Photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 MEMBER SPOTLIGHT NEW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

REPORTS: From the President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 From the Vice President. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 A Fond Farewell (Past President) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Web Site Committee Report . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

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From The President By KEITH ALMEIDA

Greetings all, With the first quarter of the year in the rear view mirror and the fund raiser gone, we are all coming into the summer season with much anticipation of the fall hunting season to arrive. Once again our banquet proved to be successful despite the tough economic hardships many seemed faced with these days. The important thing to remember is that the funds that are generated from our local chapter are used for very important outlets to insure hunting privileges for generations to come. One such program our local chapter has been very involved in is the AWLS program which sends two or three teachers per year out to our Colorado SCI AWLS facility for a week entrenched in both hunting and conservation. In my opinion, this is one of the most valuable services our chapter provides as it allows teachers to bring what they’ve learned back to the classrooms. In a world that is unaware of the true nature of conservation, hunting has garnered an unfavorable reputation with the masses and has somehow gotten confused with poaching. The AWLS program is one way our local chapter can make a difference in the days to come. Good health to all and happy hunting! Keith Almeida President – SCI South Florida Chapter 954-772-9957 kalmeida@ai-roofing.com

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From The Vice President By GLEN A. HUDSON, JR. On behalf of the chapter, I would like to thank Steve and Anita Grant for once again opening up their home for our March dinner party. I know I’m not alone when I say that their home is a sight to see – from Steve’s trophy room with custom wood furniture and stained glass ceiling, the many priceless glass pieces and statues, and let’s not forget his art collection. In April our chapter held a Trap and Skeet shoot at Markham Park. There were approximately 30 shooters sharing two private fields reserved exclusively for our members. As this was our third such event, everyone knew what to expect and had a great time. There were a lot of hits and a few misses, lots of laughs and a little bit of friendly ribbing. Following the shoot, everyone enjoyed a fine bar-b-que lunch at Glen and Terry Hudson’s home. We look forward to another shoot in the fall after the weather cools off. Our annual meeting will be held on Saturday, June 4th, at Rich & Manda Gotshall’s residence. We will be holding our elections for the incoming Board of Directors during this meeting and hope everyone will be able to attend. I encourage anyone who hasn’t seen Rich’s trophy room to mark their calendars and take advantage of this opportunity as his trophy room is quite a sight to see. There are no further meetings planned until September as our club typically takes a couple months off during the hottest months. If anyone is interested in hosting a party at their home, please contact me by phone or email. We are always looking for new venues for our events Glen A. Hudson, Jr. Meetings and Entertainment Chairman Cell: 954-654-9189 Home: 954-389-4503 E-mail: GHudson586@aol.com

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A Fond Farewell RICHARD L. GOTSHALL, PAST PRESIDENT SFCSCI

Hello everyone, Well this will be the last Presidents report I write for a while. My term is up. It has been a great pleasure serving as your president for the last two years and prior to that as the vice president for three years. It is hard to believe how time flies when you are having fun. It has been fun too. All the ins and outs of SCI are learned on a ride like this. When I volunteered for the positions I was very nervous about where’d we be at the end of the road for me. I believe we are a very strong chapter with great members. Seasoned members that have a lot of experience as a whole in everything from hunting to business. We have kept our membership numbers up and I believe we have about 152 members at this point. For a non-hunting community I think that’s great. Yes, it could be better and we will continue to work on it with your help. Until someone sits in the seats on the board or becomes Vice President or President they really can’t understand the inner workings of the club. My first trip to SCI National for a board meeting made me very apprehensive. There are a lot of new people to meet out there. Most welcome you with open arms and want to help you with anything you need. It’s was a great experience to see the politics of National SCI. It taught me a lot and believe me when I say that I started learning from the first meeting I attended. That’s one of the reason’s it is hard to step down from the presidency. A person spends years going to meetings and meeting people that he can trust and build a relationship with and then someone new has to go and start the meeting people process all over again. So at the last board meeting in Washington DC I ran for the Regional Representative position for our district. I won it, well actually Ivan Armangoll who had the position prior was stepping down so it was a shoe in for me. I am excited about the new position with National, I am not 100% sure what it entails but I will definitely find out and do my best at it. What this also does is keeps me in the loop for our local chapter. Now when our new president Keith Almeida goes to Tucson in August, he won’t have any trouble meeting all the contacts I have made. It will be great, I hope…. Thank all of you again for the opportunity to serve you and thank you for all the support you have given the club and all the events we have had. Your truly, Richard Gotshall

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Web Site Committee Report By TOM VAN NOTE

The last issue of our Chapter’s award winning magazine “The Floridian” was published for our Auction and in now available on line. The link to the Winter 2011 Issue 1 is: http://scisfc.org/Winter2011dl.pdf . I let everyone know in my last report that we are working to make our site more interactive and user friendly. We are currently revamping the Members Only section. When we are done you will be able to request a Log In and once received you will be able to communicate in private with other Chapter Members, share Hunt Reports and read our more frequent updates of the issues that are not only important to our local community, but nationwide and worldwide. We are also going to start allowing Members and Vendors to Advertize on our WebSite. We will be providing you with more information on this exciting opportunity in the near future. If you want to be in the first group of advertisements, please contact me for information and pricing. We are continuing to update our Web-Site and are looking for more ways to serve the Members of the South Florida Chapter of SCI. If you have any requests or recommendations regarding the Web-Site, please give me a call or send me a note. Regards, Tom Van Note Ph: 954-748-4019 E-Mail: Tom@statpromo.com

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Oklahoma Deer Hunt

(1st Whitetail, 9 pt.)

By Mike Yeary

I had the opportunity to be invited to John Murray’s 1200 acre ranch in Oklahoma this past November, along with Jim Bushouse and Jim Ryder to hunt whitetail deer. I arrived at the airport on Thursday and John picked me up. We set out on our hour long drive to his ranch in Clairmore, Oklahoma. The property is a beautiful pecan farm that has mature pecan trees and cattle grazing in the pasture. It boarders state lands on two sides and is adjacent to a huge river. It has five small ponds and one small lake on the property which allows for good duck hunting. Jim and I took off to the nearest grocery store (Wal-Mart) to buy some food for our stay and then started setting up the stands and laid out our corn to bait the deer. This was not my first whitetail hunt, however, I had never shot one before. Yes, it is true, all of my hunting and I have not shot a whitetail deer. So on Friday, I climbed up into my stand with my rifle, a book, and a drink at 3:30 in the afternoon hoping for better luck on this hunting trip. Everyone went out at 3:30 pm except John. No one hunts like John does, he only hunts from 5:00 to 5:30. If he does not see anything in that time limit he heads back to the house. The first night between 5:00 and 5:30, John shot a beautiful mature eight point buck. John field dressed him and loaded him the truck by himself. By the time we got back to the house John was waiting with drinks and a tale of how he bagged his buck with one shot. Meanwhile, I am sitting in my stand and watching a doe walk around about 150 yards away. I continued to read my book and look up now and again. Then I saw

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a spike three point and he chases the doe and runs under my stand and keeps moving. I heard another rifle going off in the distance where jim is located and I assume he also got his deer. Little did I know until later that he was shooting at what looked like a wolf, but got away. I looked up from my book and at 433 yards I see a buck. he is in no hurry and just grazing along moving very slowly. I glass him and I think he is a nine point, but I am not sure. i continue to glass him for about 40 minutes looking at him from every angle that he chose to make available to me and finally when he was 156 yards out, I picked up my 300 Weatherby and dropped him free hand where he stood. I sat in the stand for another 25 minutes only to see the spike come back with the doe and go over and sniff the buck I shot. As dusk settled in I left my stand to go over to see my trophy. He was a beautiful nine point and I was quite proud of my first whitetail deer. As it turns out when Jim Bushouse came to pick me up with the truck he had a nice looking eight point buck that he bagged. Jim Ryder also shot an eight point buck on the first day out making it a really successful hunt. Jim Bushouse dressed our deer and we enjoyed some delicious venison steaks for dinner along with entertaining tales of our day in the woods.

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Cooking Wild - SCI Members Favorite Recipes Member: Steve Potter

GRILLED PEPPERED VENISON LOIN WITH PORTOBELLO SAUCE Steve Potter copied this recipe from Mark Alexander after it placed first in the Outdoorsman’s Edge Recipe Contest. Should go great with steamed vegetables and parsleyed red potatoes.

2 cans (12 oz. each) beer ½ cup Greek Salad Dressing ¼ cup Worcestershire Sauce 2 venison tenderloins, about 1 lb. each SAUCE: 1 ½ cups whole milk or cream 8 oz. crumpled feta cheese 3 tablespoons sour cream 8 to 10 Portobello mushrooms, finely diced 4 to 6 whole green peppercorns, optional Dash of cayenne pepper ½ cup Caesar salad dressing 12 Portobello mushroom slices ¼ cup white pepper ¼ cup black pepper 6 cloves garlic In large bowl, stir together beer, Greek dressing and Worcestershire sauce. Add tenderloins, turning to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours, turning occasionally. (I like to marinate in a resealable plastic container so that I may shake it now and then.) When the Venison has marinated for 2 hours, prepare grill for high heat; light coals or preheat gas grill. Begin preparing the sauce: In medium saucepan, combine milk, feta cheese and sour cream. Heat over medium heat, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to low and add diced mushrooms, green peppercorns and cayenne. Allow to simmer, stirring occasionally, while preparing tenderloins. Place Caesar dressing in a bowl; arrange sliced mushrooms on a plate. Set both aside with a basting brush. Drain and discard marinade from tenderloins; pat dry. Sprinkle tenderloins on both sides with white and black pepper; squeeze garlic over meat with garlic press. Rub seasonings into meat, piercing with a fork as you rub. The fork tenderizes the meat even further, and allows the pepper to penetrate. After 2 or 3 minutes of poking and rubbing, the meat is reedy to grill. Remove sauce from heat; set aside and keep warm. Place tenderloins on grate and grill, brushing periodically with Caesar dressing and turning as needed. When tenderloins are about half cooked, submerge mushroom slices in dressing and place on grill. Rotate mushrooms after about a minute to create diamond-shape grill markings. Grill until tenderloin is desired doneness, brushing occasionally with dressing. Thinly slice tenderloins into ½ inch-thick slices and arrange on serving platter. Pour sauce over the meat and top with the grilled mushrooms.

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Blast From the Past South Florida SCI Member History - Winter 1999

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24th Annual Sportsman Banquet and Fundraiser

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Member Spotlight N O O S G N I COM Bio: Hunting Trophies: Favorite Hunt: Family: Member Since: Other Hobbies:

Ladies' Shooting Club 3rd Tuesday of every month at 6:00 pm at: Arizona Shooting Range 4325 N. State Road 7 Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33319

Any questions or if interested, please RSVP to Diane Clutter at (954) 761-3434 or scisfc@aol.com or Kris Williams at Kriswms@comcast.net

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NOTE: UPDATED LIST Do you keep your old club magazines? If you do then we need your help. We are trying to put together a complete set of SCI South Florida Chapter magazines. Below is a list of the issues we are missing. If you have one of these issues please bring it to one of our next dinners or give Diane Clutter a call and we can arrange to have it picked up. If you do not want to part with the issue we can make copies of it and return it unharmed back to you. We are also going to scan them and put all the issues on our new and updated website. Issues needed: 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2006 2008

Summer Spring Spring Spring Summer Summer Spring Fall Fall Summer Summer Spring

Spring Fall Fall Fall Spring Spring Fall

Winter Winter Winter Fall

Fall Winter Fall

Well as you can see we are in need of quite a few issues. Please dig through your magazine stack and see if you can help us. I do not have any records prior to 1995 so if anyone has earlier literature we would be interested in that also. Thank you, Club Historian (Indentured servant to be chosen at a later time)

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Club Member Supporters PLATINUM Keith Almeida; Bruce W. Brock; Frederic Buresh; Richard H. Childress; Stephen H. Corn; William Elmore, Jr.; Jim Falkowski; Rich Gotshall; Fred Haddad; Joe Hand; Christine Haugen; Stanley Kowalski; Dorothy I. Kullman; Robert B. Kullman; Leo Lampone Jr.; Hugh H. McCauley; Joe O’Bannon; Stephen Potter; Peter G. Strauss, Paul E. Tocci.; Dr. Gregory Cheek; Tom Van Note GOLD Keith Almeida, Joe Hand ; Dr. Gregory Cheek SILVER Keith Almeida, Joe Hand ; Dr. Gregory Cheek BRONZE Keith Almeida, Joe Hand ; Dr. Gregory Cheek I Want to thank all the members listed above; especially Keith for responding to the mailings and the emails and supporting your club. If you don’t see your name listed on this page it means you did not respond. To make sure your name appears in the next issue of your club magazine either purchase an ad, or send $ 100 for platinum level; $75 for gold level; $50 for silver level; or $25 for bronze level to: Diane Clutter SCISFC 800 S.E. 3rd. Ave., 4th floor Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316 Your participation is needed and much appreciated when given. We look forward to seeing every members name on the supporter’s page. It doesn’t take much and everyone should be on this page either through purchasing an ad or just by participating in whichever level of support you want to show. We want to see everyone on this page, all levels of participation are welcome!

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Annual Advertising Rates Full Page Ad ..........................$ 1,000 Half Page Ad .........................$ 500 Quarter Page AD...................$ 300 Business Card Ad ..................$ 100

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January – April – July – October Special Placement Ads These ads will be sold as full page ads and are limited, so they are first come first served. Please call Diane Clutter at (954) 761-3434 for rates.

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Safari Club International

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To conduct myself in the field so as to make a positive Contribution to wildlife and ecosystems. To improve my skills as a woodsman and marksman to ensure humane harvesting of wildlife. To comply with all game laws, in the spirit 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 game, habitat and property where I am privileged to hunt.

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Safari Club International started the Sportsmen Against Hunger program in 1989. Since then, tens of millions of meals have been served at local soup kitchens, food banks, or other charitable organizations, such as The Salvation Army and Kids in Distress. Some hunters take their harvest to a licensed meat processor, pay for the processing themselves, and then donate the meat to the needy. Other hunters choose to share the meat from their freezers throughout the year. Because the demand for low-fat, low-cholesterol, preservative-free, high-protein meat is so great, these offerings by SCI members are vital to the nutritional success of food banks across America and the world.

In 2006, 314,275 pounds of wild game meat were donated to relief organizations; in 2007, the figure had jumped to 377,072 lbs., which is the equivalent of 1,508,288 meals. In the 2008 season, we set a new record with 412,254 lbs.

That's more than 206 tons! 2010 SCI South Florida Members Donations: Joe Hand - 30 lbs. Ray Moses - 200 lbs. Dan Beckham - 2000 lbs. Mike Yeary - 2000 lbs.

(WE NEED DONATIONS!!) SCI South Florida Chapter will help process or provide transportation to collect the meat. Please call Sean McCann at (954) 914-6624 for any and all donations.

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