On June 15, 2013, Vanessa Harrop received third place in the Outdoor Writers of Canada National Communication Awards in the category “Magazine Feature – Hunting” for her story “Too Close for Comfort” that appeared in the November/December issue of SAFARI Magazine. This annual competition recognizes and rewards excellence in outdoor communication and promotes craft improvement. It is open to all members of the Outdoor Writers of Canada. The category “Magazine Feature-Hunting” receives the largest number of entries. SCI is proud and honored for one of its writers to have received such a prestigious award.
The official publication of Safari Club International, one of the main focuses of this year’s Awards Issue is the celebration of the use of “alternative methods” like the use of archery tackle and crossbows, handguns and muzzleloaders. Also featured in this issue are articles about the 2013 C. J. McElroy Award recipient, Sam Fejes; 2013 Diana Award recipient, Melanie Pepper; 2013 International Hunting Award recipient, J. Alain Smith; and 2013 Hall of Fame Award recipient, Barbara Strawberry, as well as articles on International Professional Hunter of the Year, Antonio Reguera of Spain and North American Professional Hunter of the Year, Devlin Oestreich of British Columbia. There’s much more, including products and services reviews, plus well over 100 photographs of some of the most spectacular hunting trophies taken globally in 2013.
Copies of the publication are available from Safari Club International’s Tucson headquarters by calling 520-620-1220.
By Scott Mayer
I wanted to give SCI Members a “head’s up” about a new and exciting product we’ll be bringing online soon–My Hunt ReportTM is the source for the reports, photos and videos from SCI Members that help you choose the best outfitters for the best hunting trophies and experiences!
My Hunt ReportTM is planned as a searchable database for reports filed by SCI Members on outfitters, guides and hunting conditions around the world. All SCI Members will be encouraged to participate, and those who do will be rewarded with a one-stop place to store the photos and videos relating to their hunts for everyone to see.
Here are just some of the features we envision from My Hunt ReportTM:
- Hunting conditions as told by fellow SCI Members.
- Your hunting photos and videos.
- Your trophies, records and awards.
- Access from any computer, tablet, or Smartphone anywhere in the world.
With My Hunt ReportTM , search for last-minute hunting opportunities, or really drill down and plan the ultimate adventure. Show your trophies and hunting videos to other members—even on the Convention floor. Find where the biggest trophies are coming from, and what outfitter will put you on them. Get ideas for your trophy room.
We’re working hard to bring this to you soon. In the meantime, please be thinking of your notable hunts, and any exciting video or exceptional trophies you want others to see in your personal My Hunt ReportTM. Stay tuned for more information including contacts and how to have your own My Hunt ReportTM .