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European Pheasant Shoot February 22, 2014

Please join us for a FANTASTIC outing as part of our membership drive. A European Pheasant Shoot with Wings & Rings, 165 Hawthicket Rd., Mt. Vernon, AR 72111.

By February 10, 2014 Limited to 40 shooters with 10 birds released for each shooter. The first 20 to register will be placed in the morning shoot, the next 10 -20 shooters will be placed in the afternoon shoot (If enough register). Everyone will have lunch together. Trap shooting is available while you are not participating in the European Shoot. For more information call Mike Monk at 501 -3521306. Cost: $225 Per Shooter (Member and family members) $175 Discount for Member with a new member signing up that day $150 Discount for New member signing up in Pre-registration + $65 for SCI Member ship ($215 total). First year Chapter Membership ($10) FREE YES! I want to participate in the ARKANSAS SCI CHAPTER European Pheasant Shoot. MEMBERS NAME: ______________________________________________________ NEW MEMBERS NAME: ________________________________________________ FAMILY MEMBER NAME: ______________________________________________ My check in the amount of $ __________ Visa or MC #:__________________________________________ Exp. Date: ________

Mail to:

Amanda Gore, 11 Office Park, Little Rock, AR 72211

BOOK EARLY AS SLOTS ARE FILLING FAST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Arkansas Warrior Hunt: The Arkansas Chapter of Safari Club International (SCI) is pleased to announce that it is offering and fully funding an Arkansas Warrior Hunt in 2014/2015 to show support to an Arkansas Hero who has had the honor of serving this great country. The candidate selected will be identified and chosen based upon input from local Veteran Service Organizations (DAV, VFW etc), The SCI Board Members as well as the application submitted by the Veteran. The hunt will primarily be for either Mule Deer or Whitetail Deer with a potential hunt for Turkey and Pheasant added on if time permits and will take place in South Dakota in 2014 or 2015 depending on license availability. Anyone knowing of a deserving veteran should have them submit a brief description of their military service to: Trent Pettis 501-349-4439 or e-mail at


12/31/13 $51,847.81


51,837.81 $51,837.81

NOTE: $25,000 of the end of month balance is reserved in the event we have a reduction in income, we may continue to fund those charitable organizations who have come to rely on our chapters generosity.

___________________ ARKANSAS CHAPTER NEWSLETTER__________________

MESSAGE FROM THE CHAPTER PRESIDENT: Our chapter has had a great year! To provide opportunities to meet fellow chapter members and exchange hunting, fishing and outdoor adventures we hosted a number of membership events. This past fall we held our second annual European Pheasant Shoot. Then, we battled through the weird weather and held our Christmas party. Next, we obtained a booth at the Arkansas Big Buck Classic event in Little Rock. Thousands of people stopped by our booth during the 3-day event. Most, having never heard of Safari Club International nor the fact there is a chapter in Arkansas. Our treasurer, Bryan Fitzgerald was even given some free air time on 102.9 FM. On February 22nd we will host another European Pheasant Shoot as a member event and membership drive. We also have a large contingent of members heading to the SCI national convention in Las Vegas, NV. No sooner than that is done, the banquet is around the corner. I would like to personally thank our board members for the heroic efforts they have made throughout the year working on our behalf. They dedicate selfless hours towards making this a hugely successful chapter! I want to encourage EVERYONE to come to the banquet on April 5th. It is looking like it will be the biggest event we have ever had. Could be over 200 attendees! It will be held at the same location as last year, Embassy Suites Hotel, Little Rock, AR. We have the entire convention space, probably 3 times the number of vendors as last year, and Mike Rodgers from SCI Expedition Safari television show. The banquet committee has gone all out this year in getting great items for the event. Fishing trips in Alaska, Canada and Mexico. Big game and dove hunting in Argentina. Turkey hunts in Kansas, bear hunt in Canada, deer hunt in Ohio, South African Hunt, Arkansas Duck hunt, bronzes, jewelry, quilt, art work, guns, etc. Besides our normal great silent auction and bucket raffle, we are expanding to even more raffles. There will be a shotgun raffle, a kids raffle table, reverse bingo and one gun being raffled off to support the Arkansas Warrior hunt. Im extremely excited about all of the great things we will have and the fantastic projects we support with the proceeds we raise. PLEASE, plan on attending and bring some friends. You are a member of a great organization and chapter. They will have the time of their lives.

Arkansas Chapter SCI 11 Office Park Drive Little Rock, AR 72211

Arkansas Chapter, Safari Club International Annual Fundraiser Banquet Come join us in fellowship with other hunters and special guests! Auction, Raffles, Cash Bar, Vendors, a great buffet dinner and lots of Fun! Special Guest this year is the host of SCI Expedition Safari Mike Rodgers Saturday, April 5, 2014 Embassy Suites 11301 Financial Center Parkway Little Rock, AR 72211 DOORS OPEN AT 4:00 PM DINNER AT 7:00 PM Early Registration Onlyby March 21stTwo Drink Tickets per person Tickets $75.00 per person Children 12 and under $40.00 Corporate Table for Ten, $750 Corporate Table for Eight, $600 Late RegistrationAfter March 21, 2014 Tickets $75.00 per person Special Room Rates Available for SCI Event Contact Embassy Suites Hotel(501) 312-9000 Please mention Arkansas Safari Club for special Rate (code ASC)

Name (s) _______________________________________ # attending ___________________________ Check #:_____________ Amt Enclosed:__________________ (Payable to Arkansas SCI Chapter) VISA/MC#:_____________________________________, Exp Date: ______________________ Signature:___________________________________________________ How would you like information sent to you: Email:____________________________ Street Address:___________________________ SEND PAYMENT TO: Amanda Gore, 11 Office Park, Little Rock, AR 72211 OR CALL AMANDA: (501) 626-9060 or her office (501) 225-2929 BOOK BANQUET AND HOTEL RESERVATIONS EARLY TO ENSURE YOU HAVE A SEAT!!!!!!


Our first European Pheasant Shoot was held with Wings & Rings at Mt. Vernon, AR 72111 on February 23, 2013. We had eighteen members and new members for a one hundred eighty bird shoot. The following new members joined for this event: Randy Chastain - Frank Vega - Shannon Vega - Shean Gore Jake Acord - Banyan Livingston - Dow Worsham A full shoot consist of twenty shooters with two shooters at each of ten shooting stations. Ten pheasants are released for each shooter, two hundred in all. Everyone meets at the main building of the hunting preserve at 9:00am. After checking in, the first twenty shooters to register load the tractor and trailer and head for the shooting area. The shoot begins with the shooters pairing up at one of the ten shooting stations. Approximately ten pheasants are released in each round. At the end of the first round, the shooters will rotate to the next shooting station. Hunting dogs and their handlers will be located behind the shooting stations. While the shooters are moving to the next shooting station, the hunting dogs and their handlers will be retrieving the down birds. These dogs are amazing to watch. After the dogs have completed their work, the next round will begin. Another ten pheasants will be released. At the end of this round the shooters will again rotate to the next shooting station, and the dogs will retrieve birds. This will continue until the first ten rounds have been completed, and then there will be a rest/get more shells break. After the rest break, the shoot, retrieve and rotate routine continues until all two hundred birds are released. The dog handlers and staff will retrieve all down birds and take them back the main building. The shooters load the tractor and trailer for the ride back to the main building for group photos. While the staff cleans the birds, everyone else is treated to a very special lunch. After lunch the last twenty or so shooters will load the tractor and trailer for their trip to the shooting area. Everyone who participated in our First European Pheasant Shot thought this should be an annual event. BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND is our Second Annual European Pheasant Shoot.