The SCI Record Book and World Hunting Awards Department is leading the way in helping our members document their achievements and recognizing all who participate in the SCI Record Book. One of the ways we are striving to better serve our members is by offering a trophy room measuring service as a way to help members preserve their hunting achievements for their future generations to see. Documenting your hunting heritage is a crucial aspect of hunting that we believe every member should be taking part in. It is our duty as hunters to honor the animals we hunt and to record our hunting achievements regardless of the “trophy” score.
The service we provide here in the Record Book/World Hunting Award Department is a tremendous value to all of our members who have fallen behind in submitting animals for the Record Book or for those who have simply never participated in the program. Members are required to have at least 50 animals that need to be documented before the Record Book Department will send its staff out to do all of the measuring. It’s a great opportunity that will save members the headaches of having someone make dozens of trips over the next few years to document an entire collection. In one short trip you will have all of your animals measured, entered into the SCI Record Book, and have a complete species summary listing the scores of each of your animals. Over the past five years, several of our members have taken advantage of this service such as Mark Hampton, Al Maki, Wayne Farnsworth, John Pouleson, Terry Small, Tommy Freestone, and soon, Tom Miranda.
Documenting your animals in the SCI Record Book and participating in the World Hunting Awards are two of best programs you can get involved in at SCI. Both programs work hand in hand to record your hunting heritage and recognize all of the great hunting and conservations successes of our members. The World Hunting Awards program offers members ample goals to achieve and acts as a guide for members to use as they set out on future safaris. When you participate in the Record Book Department, you are also helping fund anti-poaching and conservation projects around the world, as 100% of the Record Book Departments net proceeds fund these types of projects.
From a conservation standpoint, putting all of your species into the Record Book helps wildlife biologists and universities from around the world understand the positive impacts that hunters have on wildlife populations around the world. When biologists examine the Record Book they can view changes in the size of antlers and horns over time to see how populations are changing as hunting continues. This is why each entry into the Record Book plays such an important role. Our Record Book is designed to document our hunting history, not to only record the once in a lifetime trophies.
If you have ever wanted to document your hunting heritage, now is the time to do it and make sure your hunting achievements are recorded for your future generations to see, long after both you, and your mounts are gone. If you’re just starting out in international hunting, be sure to keep the Awards Issue magazine that just shipped out in June, as this will be your best guide to help navigate the World Hunting Awards Programs and help you make the most of each of your future hunting adventures. If you’re interested in learning more about the Record Book Departments Trophy Measuring Service, contact Chris Emery, the Chief Master Measurer, for more details or to schedule a time to have your collection documented in the SCI Record Book.