Who We Are

SCI Alaska Chapter (AK SCI) held its first banquet in 1975 and was formally incorporated in 1977. The Alaska Chapter has become a leading Chapter within SCI and is a proven leader in Alaska’s hunting community. SCI has four major mission areas and the Alaska Chapter excels in all of them. Those mission areas are: Advocacy, Conservation, Education and Humanitarian Services.

First for hunters, first for education,
first for conservation and first for humanity!

These are not just words on paper. It’s our mission to deliver.

What we do

First For Hunters:

SCI is the leading sportsman’s advocacy group in the world and together, SCI’s Alaska Chapters lead the effort to preserve the freedom to hunt here in Alaska. Both SCI Alaska Chapter and SCI Kenai Chapter led the effort to sustain wolf management for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Both chapters helped form the Sportsman’s Caucus in the state legislature and both chapters have a representative sitting on the Caucus Advisory Council. When you join SCI Alaska Chapter, you will become part of an elite fraternity of hunters. Hunters who care about wildlife and the future of hunting! SCI ADVOCACY: – “Putting Hunters First” Learn More

First For Education:

SCI AK Chapter strongly supports outdoor and conservation education from the Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program to youth shooting leagues. SCI has been at the forefront supporting Department of Fish and Game education programs, as well as programs like the American Wilderness Leadership School where classroom teachers learn the important conservation facets of hunting. ​Learn More

First For Wildlife:

At the beginning of the last century, many wildlife species in America had been reduced to alarmingly low numbers. Sportsmen and women led by the day’s leading conservationists such as President Teddy Roosevelt, created the most successful conservation effort ever known. Fueled by dollars from hunters, several species came back from the brink and now flourish here in North America.

​​SCI Alaska Chapter is proud to continue that heritage with its efforts supporting ADF&G wildlife and research projects like wild sheep research and the wood bison restoration project with the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center in Portage. Learn More

SCI’s Humanitarian Efforts:

SCI Alaska Chapter is pleased to support America’s heroes. The Wounded Warriors on Safari is one example of our humanitarian efforts.  Our Safari initiative has sent deserving veterans on hunting or fishing trips all over the world. Learn More

LEADERSHIP TEAM

PRESIDENT

John Sturgeon

2022-2023

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VICE PRESIDENT

Terri Mayeur

2022-2023

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SECRETARY

Joel Helgerson

2022-2023

joelhelgerson@hotmail.com

TREASURER

Chad Riedel

2022-2023

aksheephunter@hotmail.com

DIRECTOR

Ruth Cusack

2021-2023

ruthcusack@live.com

DIRECTOR

Francis Gallela

2021-2023

DIRECTOR

Steve Colligan

2019-2021

DIRECTOR

Michael Sewright

2022-2024

DIRECTOR

David Garganta

2021-2023

DIRECTOR

Dan Williams 

2022-2024

kdalaska@mtaonline.com

DIRECTOR

George Jacoby

2022-2024

DIRECTOR

Kerribeth Bhar

2022-2024

k.anne.bahr@gmail.com

DIRECTOR

Traci Tusha

2022-2024

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DIRECTOR

Ryan Peyton

2022-2024

rcpeyton@gmail.com

DIRECTOR

Joe Austin

2022-2024

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DIRECTOR

Bob Bell

2021-2023

bbell@frbcmh.com

REGIONAL DIRECTOR

Gary Gearhart

YOUTH DIRECTOR

Johnathan Heitman

SCI VICE PRESIDENT

Mike Crawford