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Greater Dacotah Chapter

PO Box 9455 

Rapid City, SD 57709

February 4, 2019

 Dear Attendee:                                                                                                                                                         


The Greater Dacotah Chapter of the Safari Club International will be holding its 19th Annual Fundraising Banquet and Auction on Saturday, March 2, 2019.  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 2018 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 Big Horn Sheep and Habitat Enhancement projects, and the Black Hills Raptor Center.  Global funding included SCI National – for an additional $9,319. 


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 – 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. The animals available are non-trophy animals to include 2 Eland bulls, 2 Springbuck rams, 2 Warthogs, 2 Blesbuck rams, 1 Red Hartebeest and 1 Black or Blue Wildebeet.  This donation is valid for the 2019/2020 hunting season. The donor of this hunt, Henno Cronje, will be at our banquet and will be holding a meet and greet on Thursday, February 28th, starting at 6:00 PM and is inviting members and other interested sportsmen 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 hunt.  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.  Please plan to attend to get valuable information on this hunt. 

2.        Whitetail Deer Hunt – Two Rivers Ranch – This hunt takes place on 30,000 acres of the beautiful Cheyenne and Belle Fourche River drainages on the legendary Two Rivers Ranch. This hunt includes a 5-day guided hunt for one hunter with lodge accommodations. Hunt donated by Jim Scull.

3.        Udell’s Guiding & Outfitting – Moose Hunt – This 6-day 2-person hunt located in Northwest Alberta, Canada, in November 2020.  Arrival and Departure point is Grande Prairie, Alberta, with accommodations included.  This is a rifle or muzzleloader hunt with field prep to include caping, skinning and salting of the hide.  Mule deer can be added to this hunt.

4.        Heart of Texas Outfitters – Aoudad Sheep Hunt – This 3-day/2-night 2-person hunt is for October 2019 or January thru March 2020.  Arrival and departure point in Del Rio, Texas with accommodations included.  If flying to Del Rio, a rental car may be required. Additional game that can be added Black Buck, Axis deer, and Mouflon Sheep.  This trip can be extended for an additional cost per day.  Hunt donated by Heart of Texas Outfitters.

5.        Makadi Safaris – Namibia Hunt – This hunt is a 5-day plains game safari for two hunters.  Included are two Gemsbok (Oryx) with daily rate and trophy fees included.  The hunt can be extended for an additional cost per hunter per day. Additional trophy animals can be added according to trophy fee price list.  Dates are April to October 2020 or 2021.  Hunters and non-hunters will take meals and stay in a lodge.  Pickup and transfer to and from Windhoek1International Airport is included.  Hunting license, government taxes and dipping and packing of trophies are not included in the package.  Donated by Makadi Safaris.

6.        SCI Gun of the Year 2019 - Barrett Fieldcraft Rifle 6.5 CreedmoreHaving 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.  Only 50 available at SCI events!!! 


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 2019.  

Individual, Couples and Children Meals:                              We have various levels of sponsorships available:

 - Individual for $45                                                               – Corporate Sponsor for $1,000 – includes 8 tickets & a $300 First Stop GC

- Couples for $80                                                                    – Chapter Sponsor for $500 – includes 8 tickets & 2 entries for a $300 First Stop GC

- Children for $15 – 12 and under                                          – Table Sponsor for $250 – includes 2 banquet tickets& 1 entry for a $300 First Stop GC


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, Carl at 605-209-0370, or First Stop Gun employees – Bret or Bob, at 605-341-5211.  Tickets may also be purchased from any committee member or by visiting our website at 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

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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