Mid-Atlantic Bowhunters Chapter
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Who We Are

Safari Club International’s Mid-Atlantic Bowhunters Chapter (MABC) was among the early supporters of bowhunting’s entry into the mainstream hunting world.


MABC, however, recognizes all ethical methods of hunting. Today our members use any combination of bow, rifle, muzzleloader; or camera.The most important aspect of our chapter is the support we can provide to the outdoorsman who is interested in an entirely new experience. Many of us have been on adventures we never dared to dream of, and the great news is that there are many more to come. Our members treasure their association with others who share our passion for hunting and the beautiful outdoors.

MID-ATLANTIC BOWHUNTERS CHAPTER
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The Start of Mid-Atlantic Bowhunters Chapter

While we are proud of the fact that we are a multiple hunting methods chapter, our story began with the bow and bowhunter. Before 2008, bowhunters struggled for support among outfitters and other hunting organizations. Most outfitters did not understand the sport and wanted to avoid any modifications to how they conducted business. As a result, in 2008 co-founders Ken Sardegna and Brian Vanderhoof took on the challenge of starting SCI’s Mid-Atlantic Bowhunters Chapter.

Around the same time, there began an “all out push” from a group within SCI to promote bowhunting. This, combined with the explosion of vastly more effective bowhunting equipment and the growing number of outdoor shows to market them, caused the hunting world to take notice. Bowhunting was finally gaining a foothold on the map in the mainstream market.

Launching Our Annual Banquet & Fundraiser

Timing was in our favor when we launched our first banquet and fundraiser. Partnering with quality outfitters and donors who were ready and enthusiastic about the prospect of bringing outstanding hunts and adventures to either bow or rifle hunters helped set us apart from the crowd. Building lasting relationships and partnerships has been our hallmark and has helped us to connect our members with lifetime partners in their adventure pursuits.

We were fortunate to be successful right out of the gate which has allowed us to develop relationships with other organizations who share our goals to protect and preserve our hunting heritage through worldwide and local conservation efforts, outdoor education, and humanitarian aid.

MEET OUR TEAM

2018-2019 MABC-SCI OFFICERS & BOARD MEMBERS


  • Jeff Gould - Mid-Atlantic Bowhunters Chapter Safari Club International

    Jeff Gould

    President
  • Lorin Patterson - Mid-Atlantic Bowhunters Chapter Safari Club International

    Lorin Patterson

    Vice President
  • Cindy Hickerson - Mid-Atlantic Bowhunters Chapter Safari Club International

    Cindy Hickerson

    Banquet Chair
  • Karen Johnson - Mid-Atlantic Bowhunters Chapter Safari Club International

    Karen Johnson

    Treasurer
  • Lori Patterson - Mid-Atlantic Bowhunters Chapter Safari Club International

    Lori Patterson

    Secretary
  • Jim Hickerson - Mid-Atlantic Bowhunters Chapter Safari Club International

    Jim Hickerson

    Board Member
  • Chip Johnson - Mid-Atlantic Bowhunters Chapter Safari Club International

    Chip Johnson

    Board Member
  • Ken Sardegna - Mid-Atlantic Bowhunters Chapter Safari Club International

    Ken Sardegna

    Board Member
  • Brian Vanderhoof - Mid-Atlantic Bowhunters Chapter Safari Club International

    Brian Vanderhoof

    Board Member

Board Member - 2018 Banquet Committee
2018 Banquet Committee
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