Hello Chapter Members,
Due to extenuating circumstances, our annual SCI banquet has been cancelled for this year.

We will begin planning for next year's even towards the end of 2017. We look forward to continuing with this fundraiser and will be asking for members to step forward and help make it successful.

Thank you for your continued support of SCI,
The 10th annual fundraiser event will be held on March 18,2017. Doors open at 5:30. Dinner will be served at 7 P.M. Auction to follow and a whole lot of fun. Place is the Clarion Inn and Suites.
Tickets for singles are $ 45.00. Couples are $ 85.00. Coperate tables $ 500.00.
Ticket outlets are as follows: Mountain Man Taxidermy,824-5406,Rummel Chiropractic,824-7538 Chapman's automotive, 824-4912, Northwest Pawn Shop,Craig Chamber of Commerce 824-5689,Steamboat Chamber,879-0880. Precision Automotive.
Remember that the chapter gets to keep 70% of all funds to help promote FIRST FOR HUNTERS and other programs. For Room Reservations call the Clarion Inn & Suites at 970-824-4000 and let them know you are part of the Yampa Valley Chapter Fundraiser. For more information contact Karl Huntsman at 970-819-2531
Board Meeting
The August Board Meeting will be held on August 12th at the Clarion Inn & Suites at 6:30. Open to the public.
Raffle Fundraiser
4-burner gas Tetons gas grill. Book of 5 tickets $ 20.00 or singles $ 5.00 Each. Drawing September 5th at 5:30 P.M. at Mountain Man Taxidermy. Do not need to be present to win. Purchase at the follow: Rummel Chiropractic, Mountain Man Taxidermy,or Karl Huntsman 970-819-2531 or Ken Fleming 970-629-1208.
2016 Chapter Fundraiser Event
The chapter has set the 2016 chapter fundraiser event for March 19, 2016 at the Clarion Inn & Suites. Make plans to attend this event. Doors open at 5:30 P.M.Live and silent auctions. Watch for tickets and where to purchase those tickets.
Cast~N~Blast Event
This event is approaching fast. It will be held in August 15th at the Wyman Museum. The division of parks and wildlife along with the Colorado Outfitters and this chapter will be hosting this event. The event is open to everyone for a family fun day at the museum. The time it starts will be around 10:00 and go till 3:00 p.m. There will be refreshment provided. Water and sodas will be provided. There is not any charge for attending the event. We will have different stations available for youth to attend and do some shooting, fishing etc. if planning on doing fishing the youth will be required to have an adult there with current fishing license. For more information call the Meeker Division of Parks and Wildlife.
Fundraiser event 2015 was held on March 21, 2015 at the Clarion Inn & Suites here in Craig.
Had a awesome turn out which I might add was the best in 7 years of fundraising events. This chapter just doubled in size in membership. This chapter went ahead and beat the Durango chapter as well as the Colorado Springs Chapter in new members.
This chapter is looking forward to doing projects in this area. This chapter wants to thank all of you for the support given.
Fundraiser Event First For Hunters.
The 7th annual fundraiser event will be held on March 21,2015. Doors open at 5:30. Dinner will be served at 7 P.M. Auction to follow and a whole lot of fun. Place is the Clarion Inn and Suites.
Tickets for singles are $ 45.00. Couples are $ 85.00. Cooperate tables $ 500.00.
Ticket outlets are as follows: Mountain Man Taxidermy,824-5406,
Rummel Chiropractic,824-7538 Chapman's automotive, 824-4912, Northwest Pawn Shop,
Craig Chamber of Commerce 824-5689,
in Meeker Western Exposures 875-5877 and in Steamboat Springs,Steamboat Chamber,879-0880.
Remember that the chapter gets to keep 70% of all funds to help promote FIRST FOR HUNTERS and other programs. For Room Reservations call the Clarion Inn & Suites at 970-824-4000 and let them know you are part of the Yampa Valley Chapter Fundraiser. For more information contact Karl Huntsman at 970-819-2531
Raffle Winners

Cyndi Strong wins the 1/2 beef and freezer.
Kenya Morse wins the Yeti Cooler.
The chapter wants to thank all of those who supported the Fundraiser Raffle.
All money raised stays with the chapter to help with projects.
SCI Convention 2015
Don't forget to attend the Safari Club International annual convention being held in Las Vegas February 4th to the 7th.
Board Meeting.
The board meeting for the January 1st 2015 has been moved to January 8th at the Clarion Inn at 6:30 P.M. Meetings are open to the public.
Chapter fundraiser
The Chapter is doing a fundraiser raffle.The proceeds will help the local chapter with 4-H shooting sports, Disabled vet programs, Lorna Farrow Memorial shooting in Steamboat as well as some of the other programs the local chapter supports. The first prize will be 1/2 beef along with a freezer. The second prize will be a Yeti cooler. Price of the tickets are $ 5.00 each single ticket or $20.00 for a book of 5. Do not need to be present to win. Drawing will be held on December 20,2014 at 7 P.M. at the Craig Clarion Inn & Suites 300 south highway 13.For tickets contact Ken Fleming 970-629-1208,Scott Moore at Mountain Man Taxidermy 629-5406, Craig Rummel at Rummel Chiropractic 970-824-7578,Chapman's Automotive 970-824-4912,in Steamboat Springs Fran Reiner, Deb Shaffer, Steamboat Chamber970-879-0880 and from and board members or contact Karl Huntsman at 970-819-2531.
Board Meeting 2015
The October board meeting has been changed to October 9, 2014 at the Clarion Inn & Suites at 6:30 P M. Meetings are open to the public.
Membership Drive
The chapter is doing a membership drive. For those who wants to become and involved with the local chapter events may get membership by down loading the membership form from the web site.
The site is Mail checks and application to Yampa Valley Chapter P O Box 752 Craig, Colorado 81626-0752. This chapter is doing a lot in the Yampa Valley Area. You may contact Karl Huntsman at 970-819-2531.

Disable Vets Hunt
The Chapter will be doing a disabled vet prong hunt on August 21st and 22nd. This event is sponsored by the Bord Gulch Ranch and this chapter. The Veteran Administration will be supplying the disabled vets for this event. Also partnering in the event is the Clarion Inn & Suites. The two disabled vets that came to hunt on the Bord ranch all harvested there bucks. They had never had a chance to hunt and was a very good experience when they harvested according to Matt Lucas the Recreation Therapy supervisor.
4-H Shooting Sports
This chapter awarded an award to the 4-H shooting sports at the local county fair. This group did very well at state and on the local level.
Cast~N~Blast Event.
This was an event for families to attend. The event was a great turnout. This was a team effort with the Wyman's Museum, Colorado Parks and wildlife, Brother's Processing, Northwest Colorado Chapter of Outfitter's and the Yampa Valley Chapter of S C I.
State wide Taxidermist conference.
This past weekend the state Taxidermist conference was held here in Craig.This chapter sponsored an award to the best mount entered in the show. Mountain Man Taxidermist walks away with 3 Ribbons.
Board Meeting
The Chapter's next board meeting will be held at the Clarion Inn and Suites on July 10th at 6:30 P.M.
Thank You
The Chapter wants to thank all who attended the 2014 fundraiser event. Without you it would have not been possible. Also to all who made donations for auctions. Start making plans to attend the 2015 Fundraiser event
2014 Fundraiser Banquet
The 2014 fundraiser / banquet will be held on March 22,2014 at the Clarion Inn & Suites. The doors open at 5:30 P.M.Dinner served at 7:00 P.M. Contact Karl Huntsman at 970-819-2531 for more information.
July 19th 2014. FAMILY CAST-N-Blast

The Yampa Chapter of SCI is hosting a Family event Cast-Blast & Twang Day,at the Wyman Museum(94350 us 40,Craig)from 10 AM to 3 PM on July 19th. This event is open any one 18 years or older. Kids needs to have a guardian with them in order to participate in any stations. The fishing ponds will need a guardian to be with them with the proper licenses. To enter Call 970-878-6090 and let them know how many will be attending. This is a FREE event. Lunch will be served by the North West Colorado Outfitters Association and the Colorado Department of Parks & Wildlife.
Colorado Outfitters SWEEPSTAKES
Annual Sportsman's Defense Fund Sweepstakes.$20 DONATION = 4 PRIZE:GRAND PRIZE-Fully Guided Pack-in Camp hunt for one during 2nd rifle season 2013 donated by J BAR H OUTFITTERS Retail Value $3,600.2nd Place- Fully Guided Bobcat 5-day hunt donated by Camp David Outfitting. Retail $3,000.3rd Place- Two day fishing trip donated by AEI Guide & Outfitter. Retail value $1,000.OTHER PRIZES INCLUDE: Leica 4-14 Rifle Scope- Pentax 3-9 Rifle Scope-Custom Made Knife - Havalon Barracuda Razor Knife- Havalon Pitranta Knife-send check with your name, address, and phone number to Colorado Outfitters Association P.O. Box 10 Silt, Drawing will take place June 16,2013.
The Chapter wants to extend our thanks to all the sponsors and attendees who attended the 2013 fundraiser / banquet. Start making plans for the 2014 fundraiser /Banquet.

Tickets are now on sale for the 2013 fundraiser /Banquet.

Doors will open at 5:30 P.M. Ticket outlets are at the following: Craig Chamber of Commerce,Rummel Chiropractic Office, Mountain Man Taxidermy, North West Pawn Shop,Chapman Automotive or by calling 970-819-2531.
2013 Fundraising Banquet
The banquet will be held at the Craig Holiday Inn. Don't miss out on the evening fundraising event. The date is March 23,2013,doors open at 5:30.
C operate tables are available now. The cost will be $500.00 per table. The tables will seat 8 per table. For those signing up as a sponsor, will be eligible to win a 6 day 5 night remote Alaska fishing Salmon trip. Each cooperate table purchased will be eligible for the Alaska Fishing trip.
The meeting place is now at the Craig Holiday Inn on South Highway 13. The meetings have been changed to Thursday evenings at 6:30 P.M. Meetings will be held in the Board room.
Items for the 2013 Banquet will be placed in the newsletter section, will be updated as items arrives.
The November meeting has been canceled. The Chapter's next meeting will be on December 6,2012. Watch for the announcement of a new meeting place for the Chapter.
Memorial Shoot
SCI Yampa Valley Chapter helps out with the Memorial Fun Shoot held on Sunday September 30,2012. The Lorna Farrow Memorial shoot will be taking place at the Routt County Rifle Range west of Steamboat Springs. Please join us for a day of fun and education, from 9 a.m. till 3 P.M. Instructions on hand guns,education and games.There will be qualified instructors for shot guns, pistol, black powder/ rifle and archery shooting.Savage Rascal Youth 22 Rifle drawing & Keystone Sporting Arms Cricket 22 LB Youth Raffle Drawing. Drawing will be held Sunday September 30,2012 at 3 P.M. Winners Need not be present to win.
Farrow Memorial Shoot
FFL transfer to adult required to take possession. Proceeds benefit Lorna Farrow Memorial Fund for 4-H Shooting Sports and Women's Shooting Sports.Ticket Prices are as follows:1-ticket cost is $ 10.00 3-tickets cost $ 20.00 and 5-tickets costs $30.00.Tickets available from LFMF Board members and 4-H Shooting Sports representatives or Contact Deb Schaffer 970-846-0709 or Fan Reiner 970-819-9547.
Board Meeting Results

The winner of the Nikon Binocular that was given away at the 2012 Fundraising and Recruitment given on July 19, 2012 is member Rodney Cook.
Chapter Banquet
Yampa Valley Chapter's Banquet will be March 23, 2013. Join us with a full nights of fund raising events.
2013 Dates for the SCI Convention.The 2013 convention will be held in Reno, Nevada,January 23-26th. Make plans now to attend. For making reservations for the convention go on line at www.scifirstforhuntersorg.
Do you want to win a pair of Nikon Eagle View Zoom Binoculars? If the answer is yes then call 970-826-0089.
For attending the class we will place your name for a chance to win a pair of Nikon Eagle View binoculars 8-24 X 25. The place that this event is taking place will be at the Golden Cavvy at 5:00 P.M. on July 19,2012. For the people who wish to eat can do so by ordering off the menu. Let us know that you are attending.

Meeting Canceled
The meeting for July 4th has been canceled. Next monthly meeting will be held on August 1st,2012 at the regular time and place.
Family Cast~N~Blast
Colorado Parks and Wildlife,in cooperation with the Northwest Colorado Outfitters Chapter,Northwest Ready Mix, Yampa Valley Chapter of Safari Club and the Wyman Museum, will host a free, family CAST~N~BLAST, Sunday,July 1 from 10 3 p.m. at Wyman Museum in Craig.
The activities will be taught by Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers and volunteers, and anyone interested learning the basics of shooting, archery and fishing in a fun, family environment is couraged to sign up."It's a great opportunity for an entire family, from young kids to moms and dads, to learn about these popular outdoor activities together."Also featured will be fur exhibit and black powder firearms demonstration by a Colorado Mountain Man.All angling equipment will be available free of charge, however participants can bring their own fishing equipment if they prefer. Firearms and archery equipment will be provided and participants are asked NOT TO BRING THEIR OWN.
A free BBQ lunch will also be served. For protection from elements, everyone is reminded to bring layers of clothing and sunscreen.
Participants 16 and older must have a current fishing license to participate in any fishing events.Sign up is first-come first-served, and space is limited.
For questions or to sign-up for the family CAST~N~BLAST, contact the Colorado Parks and Wildlife's Meeker Service Center at 970-878-6090.
Taxidermy Show

Taxidermy Show
The Colorado Taxidermy show was held in Grand Junction on May 17-19, 2012. Yampa Valley Chapter provided the award for there event.
The Yampa Chapter meetings are held each month on the 1st Wednesday at 6:30 P.M. at the Golden Cavvy Restaurant down town Craig. All meetings are open to the public. SCI FIRST FOR Hunters.
Special Thank You
Goes out to all that made the 2012 fundraiser banquet a success. We really had a great time and for those that made it, you know how much fun it was. Make plans now to attend the 2013 chapter's fundraiser event watch for the date and time.
Ticket outlets
Banquet tickets are being sold at the following places:Straight-line Sports 744 Lincoln Street,Steamboat Springs, Colorado phone 970-879-7568.Rummel Chiropractic 333 East Victory Way in phone 970-824-7538.Mountain, Man Taxidermy 1176 North Yampa Avenue phone 970-824-4910. North Pawn Shop 801 East Victory Way phone 970-824-2962 or by phoning Ken Fleming 970-629-1208 or Karl Huntsman at 970-819-2531.There is limited seating available so get those tickets early and attend a great fund raiser at the Holiday Inn of Craig. Singles $ 45.00 Couples $ 85.00. Remember that 70% of money collected from the fund raiser banquet stays with this chapter to continue supporting area projects.
If needing a room while attending our banquet the Craig Holiday Inn is offering a discounted rate, interested parties will need to tell the clerk on duty that you are with the SCI group, then they will discount the rooms. Holiday Inn telephone number is 970-824-4000.
2012 Banquet
You are invited to the annual Fundraiser banquet 2012. The fundraiser banquet will be held at the Craig Holiday Inn. Full buffet meal of prime rib and blacken cat fish. Make plans now to attend Yampa Valley Chapter's Annual fund raiser event. Live and silent auctions items. Don't miss out a great evening with this chapter. Remember that 70% of all money raised stays here in the community to help in Humanitarian, Education,and Conservation programs. Helping the local 4-H shooting sports programs and Disable Vets Programs. The hunts that are being offered at this years fundraiser's banquet are as follows: Namibian Safari, Exotic Hunting in Texas, 5 day Spring Black Bear Hunt in Quebec; Fishing Trips are as follows: 6 day 5 night guided Salmon trip in Alaska, 6 person 1 day striped Bass ( Rock-fish )fishing trip, on the Chesapeake Bay; Miami Shark adventure for 2 with 2 night hotel stay and airfare, Florida Deep sea fishing,on Mexico Beach Florida.
Memorial Shoot
SCI Yampa Valley Chapter helps out with Memorial Fun Shoot Sunday September 25, 2011 the Lorna Farrow Memorial Fun shoot will be taking place.Please join us for a day of fun and education at the Routt County Rifle Club on Highway 40 west of Steamboat. Games from 9 am to 3 pm. A day of fun,educational and safe-hands on instruction for new shooters,young people and ladies.
Qualified instructors for shotgun,pistol,rifle,black powder,air pistol/rifle and archery. Fee for the day is $ 30.00 with discounts for families and youth accompanied by an adult. Fee includes commemorative gift, and use of firearms and ammo.
For more information contact:Deb Schaffer,970-846-0709 or Fran Reiner.
Disabled Hunts 2011
The 2011 Disabled Veterans Antelope took place west of Craig on the Bord Gulch Ranch owned by Tom Gilliand. There were two OIF / OEF (Jesse and Jared) veterans who were accepted on this hunt.Both veterans has never been Antelope hunting before in his life, in fact he did not even have his hunter safety card until 3 weeks ago. This year Karl Huntsman (SCI President) and I coordinated the hunt. The hunt was going to take place on 10/2-3, we were to meet at the hotel at noon and then meet Ray at 2:00 at the ranch.
The landowner (Tom Gillian), ranch manager (Ray Owens) and the SCI-Yampa Valley Chapter go above and beyond what was expected of them to make sure the veterans have a quality hunting experience. Mr. Gillian donated the landowner vouchers (which he could sell for around $3500 each). Ray guides the hunters,helps the veterans pick out a buck Antelope. The SCI provided a volunteer (Ken Fleming) to be on the hunt along with arranging a hotel accommodations ($150),processing ($150 each),taxidermy ($600 each) at no costs to the veterans and gave both veterans a $250 gift card to help the veterans take care of their expenses license, fuel, food, etc). Tom McCarthy (volunteer for the ranch) also helped guide the veterans.
The veterans and I met the others at 2:00 at the ranch. Ray and Tom M. wanted to take the veterans in their truck. I road with Tom G.,his wife and Ken. We drove around and seeing a lot of Antelope. We found a buck by himself and Jesse liked it so Jesse got setup,took the shot,the buck went down. He was very excited to get his first Antelope. Ray showed Jesse how to gut it and we put it in the truck and were ready to go find a buck for Jared.
We drove around for a couple hours seeing a lot of Antelope and deer. The Antelope did not give us a shot,even through we saw some really nice bucks. We went on the other side of the ranch and found more Antelope. Ray stopped the truck just before a hill, Jared, Tom and Ray walked up. I saw them put the shooting sticks down and Jared got setup. I only see the three of them,but could not see the Antelope. I did not want to run up the hill in fear I would scare the Antelope. Jared took the shot and I knew when Tom and Ray patted Jared on the back he harvested the buck. I ran up the hill,Jared was shaking with excitement and gave me a hug. We walked down to the buck and he was so excited he did not know what to say. Ray showed Jared how to clean/gut the buck. We took pictures with both bucks and the entire group.
We went back to where we originally met,got the truck and headed for the processing plant. On the way back to Craig both veterans kept telling me how much they appreciated having the opportunity to do this hunt. We got to the processing plant (AGP)(Tony Erickson-Owner),and met Karl Huntsman(SCI President),he asked them how they wanted their meat prepared ($150 each). Scott Moore (Mountain Man Taxidermy) said he would donate the mounts for the veterans ($575 each). Jared and Jesse were just in disbelief of how well they were being treated by everyone involved. They told everybody thank you for all they did. Karl wanted to take us out to eat so we went to the Yampa Valley Golf Coarse to eat. The funny thing is everybody ordered the same thing (chicken fried steak). After dinner Karl gave Jesse and Jared something to help them out, Karl presented them with $250.00 gift cards. They were not expecting this and was just in amazement. On the way back to the hotel Jesse and Jared told me how much fun and how much they appreciated getting to come on this hunt. Jared told me he did not know how to express how he felt other than "WOW". I told him that was funny because my old boss (Sandy Trombetta) and I said we need to provide activities/services that WOW the veterans. This hunt truly did that for these veterans. The veterans said the only thing they would like is to be able to hunt some more,and they laughed.
I want to thank all the people involved with the hunt- Tom G.,Tom M., Karl, Ken,Scott, AGP, and lee at the Hampton Inn,without all of you this would not have been possible. I would also like to thank Leland and Jenni Reiner. Three years ago Leland called me to see if the VA would be interested in doing a veterans buck Antelope hunt for some veterans. All of you have helped to improve the lives of these veterans,show the veterans they can still hunt despite their disabilities and introduce hunting as a positive recreation activity they participate in the rest of their lives.

Matt Lucas Supervisor, Recreation Therapy
Thank You
A big "THANKS"
to the Hampton Inn for graciously donating rooms for the veterans. A Hugh "Thanks to Tom Gilland" and staff, AGP Processing and Mountain Man Taxidermy for there contributions. A job well done
Moffat County Fair 2011
Placed information in the Hall of Education on the chapter as well as information on Yampa Valley Chapter.
Banquet & Fundraiser
3rd annual banquet will be held April 16,2011 at the Holiday Inn 300 South Colorado Highway 13. Doors open at 5:00 P.M. Menu includes the following: Roast Prime or Blacken Chicken with fresh garden salad, mashed potatoes, California blend veggies, served with iced tea, coffee, hot tea and water. Concluding with an assorted desserts. *** CASH BAR *** Live auction items offered. A Belize fishing trip for 4 people. New Zealand Red Stag Hunt. A 7 day Zimbabwe tusk less elephant hunt for 1 hunter. Alaska fishing trip. A 3 day Namibian Gemsbook bull & cow hunt for 2 hunters. There is something for everyone! The first 100 on line registrations received will be placed into a drawing for a gun.

C operate Tables Available
C operate tables $500.00, Couples $85.00, Singles $45.00. We have limited seating available. Remember that 70% of money raised stays here in the community. For those needing room,the Holiday Inn has rooms,so call 970-824-4000 to reserve your rooms.

June 2010
SCI Yampa Valley Chapter sponsored the Choice award at this years Colorado Taxidermy Association's Annual competition
August 2010 the Yampa Valley S C I Chapter was awarded the Chapter of the year at the convention that was held in Reno, Nevada.
Moffat County Shootings Sports
SCI Yampa Valley Chapter sponsored a belt buckle to the Moffat County Shooting Sports.
Memorial Shoot
Sponsored Logan Bankcard from Steamboat Springs who qualified in 4-H shooting & helped with travel costs
Hunter Safety Class 2010
The Yampa Valley Chapter of Safari Club International will pay for the first 35 people who sign up for hunter safety class. After the first 35 people who has signed up will be a charge of $10.00 per person. This will be held at the Bell Tower Building of the Northwest Colorado Community College of Craig. Class will be held on August 16th and 20th. Class begins at 6:00 P.M. and goes till 9:00 P.M. During the class them instructors will be going over basic handling and safety along with hunting rules and regulations, first aid, wildlife identification and loading a live gun firing session at the Bear's Ears Sportsman Club. Anyone wishing to sign up must pre-register by calling Teresa Stoffle at 824-7848 or Lois Stoffle at 272-3238.