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Safari Club International – Northern Alberta Chapter is an organization of avid hunters and outdoors people who are dedicated to promoting responsible use of our natural resources. We care about wildlife, we care about the environment and we care about the society.

We are passionate about hunting and want to share our experiences with others.

Through our parent organization – Safari Club International – we support, promote and present a number of wildlife conservation and humanitarian efforts.

Code of Ethics

Recognizing my responsibilities to wildlife, habitat and future generations, I pledge:

  • To conduct myself in the field so as to make a positive contribution to wildlife and ecosystems.
  • To improve my skills as a woodsman and marksman to ensure humane harvesting of wildlife.
  • To comply with all game laws, in the spirit of fair chase, and to influence my companions accordingly.
  • To accept my responsibility to provide all possible assistance to game law enforcement officers.
  • To waste no opportunity to teach young people the full meaning of the Code of Ethics.
  • To reflect, in word and behaviour, only credit upon the fraternity of sportsmen and to demonstrate abiding respect for game, habitat and property where I am privileged to hunt.
Our Mission

In addition to promoting good fellowship among those who love the outdoors, the sport of hunting and sharing hunting experiences and information, the purposes of SCI – Northern Alberta Chapter are as follows:

  • To collect, organize and distribute educational information and data regarding the wild animals of the world and hunting opportunities available in the world.
  • To receive donations and to disburse same to Safari Club International or other organizations or individuals pursuing the same or similar goals as this organization.
  • To affiliate with Safari Club International in Tucson, Arizona, so that all regular members of this organization shall also be regular members of Safari Club International.
  • To provide a channel for organized efforts to promote a public understanding and acceptance of sport hunting as an effective tool for wildlife conservation and management.
  • To participate and associate with other clubs throughout the world that share common goals, beliefs, and purposes.
  • To promote the goals and objectives of SCI Tucson.
Why Should You Join?
  • To preserve the heritage of hunting for our future generations.
  • To strengthen the voice of sportsmen.
  • To increase the awareness and importance of hunting.
  • To be informed and updated about issues relating to the outdoors.
  • To share hunting experiences and information with other sportsmen.

Meet Our Board of Directors

Tim McKinnon

President/Newsletter Chair

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Barry Voogd

Director/Hunting Heritage & Humanitarian Services Chair

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Born and raised in Alberta, Barry enjoys the outdoors, camping and fishing. He started hunting big game at 18. Since then, he has been able to  have feed his family with organic meat harvested with friends and family. Barry has volunteered at SCI for many years because he likes what they stand for.

Randy Gerrits

Director/Boat & Sportsmen Show Chair

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Darcy Knight

Director/Membership Chair

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Darcy’s appreciation for the outdoors began in the Yukon we he lived for nearly 30 years. Darcy remained active in the outdoors and outdoor industry after moving to Vancouver Island and eventually to Alberta in 1998. Darcy has hunted and fished through out Alberta, Central and Southern Yukon, British Columbia, South East Alaska and several trips to Africa. He has logged many years in the hunting and sportfishing industry as both professional and volunteer.

Sid Gray

Director/Chair Liason

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Andy Mazur

Treasurer

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I am a retired Certified Financial Planner. I enjoy fishing, hunting, camping, and boating along with many other sports over my life time. I am now enjoying my 2 grandsons.

Franco Romeo

Vice President/Horn Scoring & Sensory Safari Chair

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Emilio Pagliuso

Director/Social Media & Website Chair

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Emilio is passionate about the outdoors, hunting, fishing – especially spending it with family and kids. He owns a livestock hobby farm and loves spending time with his breeding German Wirehaired Pointers

Andrew Voogd

Director/Banquet Chair

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Although Andrew is a new to the board, he is a has been a member of SCI for more than 10 years.  Andrew is passionate about hunting and conservation and grew up hunting with his dad and uncles. Andrew enjoys the outdoors and his love of nature is evident in his career choice, as a horticulturist at a tree nursery and garden center. When  Andrew isn’t working or hunting he can be found spending time with his family on their acreage.

Mark Boyce

Communications Director

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Mark Boyce is a Professor of Ecology at the University of Alberta and recipient of the International Conservationist of the Year Award from SCI in 2007.  He is an avid hunter and has hunted in 14 countries on all continents except Antarctica. Mark supervises graduate students doing research on a diversity of wildlife. He lives with his spouse, Evelyn Merrill, near North Cooking Lake in Strathcona County.

Hal Ziprick

Secretary

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I have a passion for the outdoors and work hard to introduce others to an outdoor lifestyle. For a majority of the year I can be found either hunting or fishing wherever I travel. Mentoring is my passion. There is nothing like seeing people catch their first fish, harvest that first animal or just see a beautiful sunrise. I want to ensure that my grandchildren have the same opportunities in the outdoors as I had growing up.

Ready To Get Involved?

By joining a Safari Club International Chapter, you actively participate in a cause you believe in; protecting hunting and promoting conservation.