Plan to attend our annual Banquet and Fundraiser
March 9, 2019
at the Heritage Inn Great Falls, Montana.
at 4 pm
ROCKY MOUNTAIN GOAT TRANSPLANT
SEE ARTICLE IN GREAT FALLS TRIBUNE 2008 Goat Transplant article
2008 Transplant took place from land outside of Stanford, Montana and relocated to Ear Mountain on the Rocky Mountain Front. A total of 10 goats were relocated at this time. Repopulating the herd at the Rocky Mountain Front.
2009 Transplant took place out of the Crazy Mountains, southeast of White Sulphur and taken to Ear Mountain once again. We took 15 goats this time.
We now have a total of 25 goats that have been taken and transplanted to Ear Mountain.
We are now underway with our 3rd Goat Relocation Project in conjunction with Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks. This project will take place out of Thompson Falls, Montana sometime in early January.
VETERAN’S MOOSE HUNT
My hunt was with Stewart Fraser of Itcha Mountain Outfitters based out of Quesnel , British Columbia. My Dad and I drove from Great Falls, MT to Quesnel BC. It was a long drive but through some of the most incredible country I have ever seen. From the minute we arrived at Itcha Mountain Outfitters all the commendations were great. Stewart and his crew were truly top notch. I highly recommend this hunt and hope to go back soon. I have been a licensed guide with McDonough Outfitters, Wolf Creek Mt, for 8 years so it was a nice change to be the client instead of the guide. On the 6th day of my 7 day hunt I harvested a great bull. My Dad was with me when I took the bull and he was able to enjoy every aspect of the hunt.
Thanks to the Great Falls Safari Clun International for raffling this hunt. It truly was a once in a lifetime hunt for me since I was able to go with my Dad.
Great Falls Chapter of SCI gave away a Moose hunt with ITCHA Mountain
Bear Paw Hunts and Great Falls Chapter SCI presented the hunt in honor of the Veteran’s who have served in the military.
PRESENTATION OF HOBART GRINDER TO SET FREE MINISTRIES
A Hobart Meat Grinder for Set Free Ministries
By Mike Loy, Great Falls Montana Chapter
Safari Club International’s Great Falls Montana Chapter held their annual December membership meeting and Christmas party at the Bar S on December 13, 2010. During the meeting board members outlined the accomplishments of the organization over the past year. An FWP representative spoke about the projects in which the chapter participated in this past year, including mountain goat relocations and conservation easements. 2011 opportunities, including the relocation of mountain goats from the Crazy Mountains to FWP Region 1, and an intrastate transplant of approximately 40 bighorn sheep, were also discussed.
The highlight of the evening was the presentation of a commercial HOBART meat grinder to Set Free Ministries in Great Falls. The project has been two years in the making and was stalled when Set Free Ministries lost their building due to a fire in May 2009. Set Free Ministries touches more than 6,500 individuals monthly concerning food requests.
The donated grinder will be put to good use providing much-needed burger to those in need throughout the central Montana area. The donation was made possible by the Safari Club International Foundation and Hobart through the “Sportsmen Against Hunger” program. “This program provides donated game meat to thousands of folks in need throughout Montana and will continue to have a huge impact in the local community,” stated Mike Loy, SCI Board member.
SCI Great Falls would like to thank SCIF as well as all of the members of the Great Falls Chapter. We are actively engaged in the community for the hunter’s rights and enhancing our community through volunteer and activist work. We look forward to another exciting year in 2011. This will be the ten year anniversary of the club. The annual banquet is going to be held on March 12 and is shaping up to be the sportsmen event of the year. For more information contact Colleen Berlinger at 761-6211.