Greater Dacotah Chapter

PO Box 9455, Rapid City, SD 57709


January 22, 2020

Dear Attendee:

The Greater Dacotah Chapter of the Safari Club International will be holding its 20th Annual Fundraising Banquet and Auction on Saturday, March 7, 2020.  We hope you will once again support our efforts and goals of promoting education and the conservation of habitats and wildlife as well as your hunting rights.    In 2019 GDC-SCI committed funds for the following projects in the Black Hills area: The South Dakota Youth Hunting Adventures, Sportsmen Against Hunger, SD GF&P Habitat Enhancement and Mule Deer/Whitetail Deer Study, Humanitarian, Shooter Development, American Wilderness Leadership School for area teachers and SD Youth Wildlife Camp.  Global funding included SCI National – for an additional $7,000.

We have several distinct items available on our Live Auction list for this year’s event.  The item descriptions below are just a snapshot of what to expect at this year’s auction, including

1. Huntex Safaris (Hunt 1) is offering an 8-day (9 nights) plains game hunt at the very exclusive Lauho Valley Reserve in the Philipollis district of the Free State Province, South Africa. This hunt is for two hunters. This hunt consists of 12 non-trophy animals (8 species) to be 2 Eland bulls, 2 Springbuck rams, 2 Warthogs, 2 Blesbuck rams, 1 Kudu bull, 1 Red Hartebeest and 1 Black or Blue Wildebeest.  This donation is valid for the 2020 hunting season. 2. Huntex Safaris (Hunt 2) is offering a 6-day (7 nights) plains game hunt at the very exclusive Lauho Valley Reserve in the Philipollis district of the Free State Province, South Africa. This hunt is for two hunters. This hunt consists of 4 trophy animals (4 species) to be 1 Springbuck ram, 1 Warthog, 1 Blesbuck ram and 1 Black or Blue Wildebeest.  This donation is valid for the 2020 hunting season.  The donor of the Huntex Safaris hunts, Henno Cronje, will be at our banquet and will be holding a meet and greet on Friday, March 6th, starting at 5:00 PM and inviting individuals interested in these hunts to attend. This event will take place at Paul and Judy Vinatieri residence located at 1995 Sammis Trail, Rapid City, SD.  Please stop by to visit with Henno and talk to him about the amazing hunting and game viewing opportunities at Huntex Safaris and his donated hunts.  Beverages and snacks will be served along with great conversation.  Please let Paul know if you plan to attend. Contact him at 605-391-8402 or email  Hope to see you there! 3. SCI Gun of the Year – Barrett Fieldcraft Rifle 6.5 Creedmore – Having spent decades perfecting firearms for defense, Barrett has set its sights on sportsmen and hunters with the ultralight Fieldcraft line of rifles. Designed to be carried long distances in the most demanding terrain, Fieldcraft firearms guarantee proven Barrett accuracy and reliability when you’re ready to take the crucial shot. Its hand-laid carbon fiber stock is both lightweight and rigid, with every match-grade stainless steel barrel featuring the ideal length, twist rate, and contour to extract every bit of performance from your chosen cartridge.  Fieldcraft has your next hunt covered. 4. 5-day Colorado Mountain Lion Hunt for one hunter   One hunter will enjoy this 5-day 1×1 guided hunt donated by Travis Kruckenberg Outfitting.  Our mountain lion hunts are conducted November through April and can be the most enjoyable, exciting and fun hunt you’ll experience. Your day begins at first light searching for fresh lion tracks with the use of ATVs, snow machines, or mules. Our world class, highly trained lion dogs run and catch lions in variable habitats, whether it is on dry ground or in snow conditions. The hunt can take place in rough country, the hunter should be prepared for some tough hiking. The better physical shape you are in will only increase the success rate of the hunt. You can hunt with a rifle or a bow. This donation is all inclusive except for hunting license and transportation, schedule in 2021. 5. Action Whitewater Adventures is offering a 5-day/4-night white water rafting package for 2 people on Idaho’s famous Main Salmon river.  All food, camping gear and rafting equipment is provided.  This donation is valid for the 2020 season. 6. 4-Aces Outfitters has donated an Iberian Red Stag 3-day hunt for 1 hunter and 1 guest.  The hunt will be conducted in the Ciudad Real Province in Spain, hunting some of the best properties in the province. The hunt can be scheduled for 2020 or 2021 from September to February of each year.  The Iberian Red Stag rut is late August to November. The hunt includes first class accommodations on the hunting property, full meals, transportation to and from the Madrid Airport and field prep of the trophy.

Guests will have the opportunity to bid on unique items during the silent auction or try their hand at luck in winning various types of firearms and optics by entering any or all raffles.  Kimber, Zeiss, HS Precision, Glock, Remington, In-Rut Rifles, Howa, Ruger, Leupold, Sig Sauer, are just a few of the manufacturers available.

Your past support of our event has been greatly appreciated, and with your continued support we look forward to being able to fund essential projects in the Black Hills area and worldwide in 2020.    Individual, Couples and Children Meals:  We have various levels of sponsorships available:   – Individual for $45    – Corporate Sponsor for $1,000 – includes 8 tickets & a First Stop Gift Certificate – Couples for $80     – Chapter Sponsor for $500 – includes 8 tickets & 2 entries for a First Stop Gift Certificate – Children for $15 – 12 and under   – Table Sponsor for $250 – includes 2 banquet tickets& 1 entry for a First Stop Gift Certificate

Ramkota Hotel and Convention Center     Doors Open at 4:30 PM Sylvan Rooms 1 & 2      Dinner served at 6:30 PM 2111 North Lacrosse Street I-90 Exit 59     Live Auction begins at 7:30 PM Rapid City, South Dakota

To purchase or reserve tickets, please contact Gereth at 605-390-9508, Dennis at 605-939-8156, Tom at 605-390-9371, Brian at 605-391-1875, or First Stop Gun employee – Bret, at 605-341-5211.  Tickets may also be purchased from any committee member or by visiting our website at  Just click on the EVENTS tab and the event info will allow you to register online.  All reserved tickets will be held at the door.  You may also mail your pre-registration request to the chapter mailing address at Greater Dacotah Chapter, PO Box 9455, Rapid City, SD, 57709.  Please include the total number of tickets, name and address for each ticket, and payment for the number of tickets you wish to purchase.

On the behalf of the Board of Directors, we would like to cordially extend this invitation to participate and attend our upcoming event.  

Gereth Stillman

Greater Dacotah Chapter – SCI

Recent Postings


There are many sites on the Internet to find more information about Safari Club International and other hunting and conservation groups. Check out some of the sites listed below for more information.

Other Safari Club sites:
Safari Club International Home
Sioux Falls Chapter of SCI

Other hunting and conservation group sites:
Foundation for North American Wild Sheep
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
Mule Deer Foundation
Ducks Unlimited
National Wild Turkey Federation