2020 Annual Banquet — That’s A Wrap!

Our 41st annual banquet was once again a roaring success. What a fabulous opportunity to gather with like minded sportsmen and women in support of our shared views. And what an amazing group of people to spend time with! Lots of games, raffles, and of course our live and silent auctions were enjoyed by the crowd. All to raise funds to help with the many charitable and conservation organizations and projects we support each and every year.

Over the last few years, and so far in 2020, your chapter was busy with many projects:

• Donated $50,000 to ReThinkWolves to fight the introduction of wolves in Colorado.
• Purchased three tactical rifles for CPW law enforcement.
• Donated $8,000 to Rocky Mountain Youth Corps to remove old fence in moose and elk range.
• Donated $5,000 to Peak Military Care Network.
• Donated $3,000 to Take Action in Zimbabwe for anti-poaching K-9 officers.
• Donated $15,000 to Hudson Ranch for the new shooting range in Pueblo County.
• Donated $5,000 to Colorado Springs Amateur Hockey to help replace stolen gear.
• The Chapter donated $10,000 to Camp Wapayapi and archery equipment for kids with cancer.
• $20,000 to spearhead and purchase a Matrice 200 drone for the CPW in conjunction with GOCO—the first drone in the state for the CPW.
• Donated $15,000 for the FASTER (Faculty/Administrator Safety Training and Emergency Response) program for Colorado schools.
• Donated $6,000 for Camp Rocky for Natural Resources and Conservation Education for HS Students.
• Donated $7,500 to the Chiredzi River African Wildlife Trust for the anti-poaching program and to help feed the wildlife in the lowveld of Zimbabwe.
• Sponsored the Angels of Americas Fallen with a donation of $18,000.
• Donated $5,000 for the new rifle range for the Boy Scouts of America.
• Bought a working dog, “SCI” (Cy) for the CPW in the Colorado Springs office. The first working dog since 1987 for the Department of Wildlife
• We spent $19,638 to build the new archery pavilion at the Cheyenne Mountain Shooting Complex at Fort Carson. VP Pat Quigley did an amazing job on this project.
• We have sponsored eight schools with the Archery in the Schools Program. We will outfit another four schools this year through the great leadership from VP Dan Mersman.

This year we have an extremely important project that should be top of mind for all Colorado outdoorsmen and women, and any hunter who ever wants to hunt here in the future. The SCI Colorado chapter is working closely with a consortium of like minded conservation and agriculture organizations (Coloradans Protecting Wildlife) to help educate the public of Colorado on why the forced introduction of Canadian Timber Wolves into Colorado is a bad idea.This is an incredibly important fight that we need to win. But to do so we need to be able to fund educational activities, not for hunters our farmers, or for the anti-hunters who will not change their minds, but for the people sitting on the fence. We have to provide fact based reasons why they should vote no on this initiative. Our chapter has already contributed more than $50,000 to this effort. And while that sounds like a lot, the out of state groups that are driving the introduction of these apex predators spent 10X that amount just to get the initiative on the ballot in the first place.SO if you care about hunting and wildlife in Colorado, and don’t want to see or elk, deer, and moose herds decimated as they have been in several other western states, please make a donation to help us win this fight.

Each year at our banquet we draw the winners for our big raffle items. This year we were excited to find that two of our winners were from out of state! In fact Brett Axton, our president, was so excited that the winner of the statewide deer tag was from Pennsylvania that he called him up live on stage at nearly midnight and put him on speaker phone! So here, without further preamble are the 2020 Raffle winners:

2020 Raffle Winners

Stevinson’s Hunters Dream Gun Pkg

Kimber Classic Limited Edition 6.5 CM

Leica Geovid Binos

NM Guided Elk Hunt

Glenn Exline

Colorado Springs, CO
Ticket #0184

Joseph Wohlwend

Pueblo West, CO
Ticket #0336

 Rodney Constance

Greeley, CO
Ticket #0799

 Douglas Brimmer

Chesterfield, MI
Ticket #0712

Statewide Pronghorn Tag

Statewide Deer Tag

Statewide Elk Tag

Statewide Moose Tag

Trent Swanson

Eagle, CO
Ticket #0184

Jim Single

Sidman, PA
Ticket #1956

Bret Fuller

Roxborough, CO
Ticket #1277

Loren Dellinger

Mead, CO
Ticket #0951

 

STAY INFORMED

We have gone paperless, for the most part, so don’t look in your mail box for printed information about our event and the raffles.  Our website is the place to go, and if you would like to make sure that you are getting the most up to date info and offers, OPT IN for our SCI E-News.  (We do not share our lists so you can be sure the emails are from us, and not one else!!) We promise you that we will not hound you with mindless junk but we need and WANT to stay in touch with you.  If you would like to get notices of our raffles and events, OPT IN to our email list.  We will never rent or sell our list.  It is safe here.  We promise.

WE ARE MORE THAN JUST FUNDRAISING

The Colorado Chapter is more than fundraising.  That is a huge component of what we do, but the great thing about raising money is getting to SPEND the money on conservation projects such as habitat for Colorado Moose; Humanitarian projects like the Sportsmen Against Hunger program where we collect meat and food and donate on an ongoing basis to a dozen food banks and shelters; and the Education arm of our chapter where we are very active in the Archery in the Schools program.  These are just a sample of what we do with the money we raise.

God Bless our Men and Women in uniform and we thank all of you who have done so in the past.

On Target News

2020 Raffle Winners

Stevinson’s Hunters Dream Gun Pkg

Kimber Classic Limited Edition 6.5 CM

Leica Geovid Binos

NM Guided Elk Hunt

Glenn Exline

Colorado Springs, CO
Ticket #0184

Joseph Wohlwend

Pueblo West, CO
Ticket #0336

 Rodney Constance

Greeley, CO
Ticket #0799

 Douglas Brimmer

Chesterfield, MI
Ticket #0712

Statewide Pronghorn Tag

Statewide Deer Tag

Statewide Elk Tag

Statewide Moose Tag

Trent Swanson

Eagle, CO
Ticket #0184

Jim Single

Sidman, PA
Ticket #1956

Bret Fuller

Roxborough, CO
Ticket #1277

Loren Dellinger

Mead, CO
Ticket #0951

 

2019 Raffle Winners

Gun Safe + Six Guns

Sako A7 Roughtech 30-06

Leica Geovid Binos

NM Guided Elk Hunt

Jeffrey Larson

Cornell, WI
Ticket #0353

Joshua Smith

Monahans, TX
Ticket #0362

 John Lydiatt

Colorado Springs, CO
Ticket #0042

 Kyle Swanson

Pueblo, CO
Ticket #0585

Statewide Pronghorn License

Statewide Deer License

Statewide Elk License

Statewide Moose License

Jason Roe

Denver, CO
Ticket #0997

Jeffrey Bassagoitia

Brighton, CO
Ticket #1750

Lowell Edgerton

Laporte City, IA
Ticket #1232

Thomas Kitchen

Greeley, CO
Ticket #0510

 

2018 Raffle Winners

Gun Safe + Six Guns

Kimber Montana Rifle

Leica Geovid Binos

NM Guided Elk Hunt

Statewide Elk License

Statewide Moose License

Jennifer Norris

Ticket #0089

McKenna Valdez

Ticket #0098

Glenn Exline

Ticket #0236

Rick Wilking

Ticket #0521

Chad Pulsifer

Ticket #0814

Jason Roe

Ticket #1326

 

2017 Raffle Winners

Gun Safe + Six Guns

Rifle Sako Finnlight 85 .270 WSM

Leica Geovid Binos

NM Guided Elk Hunt

Statewide Deer License

Statewide Moose License

Gary Patterson
Peyton, CO
Ticket #394

Ltc (Ret) Mark Herrin
Highlands Ranch, CO
Ticket *0294

Dave Snellstrom
Colorado Springs, CO
Ticket #0766

Steven Strauch
Elbert, CO
Ticket #0124

Robert Sullivan
New Castle, CO
Ticket #1186

Thomas Jones
Nixa, MO
Ticket #0190

 

2016 Moose Tag Raffle Winner

Eric Stahlecker was the lucky winner of our statewide moose tag last year. He sent us this great note and a picture of the awesome moose he harvested. "On March 6th 2016 I found out I had won the Colorado statewide moose license through SCI. Phone calls to friends...

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