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SCI Launches Hunter Information Service As New Member Benefit

This year Safari Club International is introducing the Hunter Information Service, a new benefit available to SCI’s 50,000-plus members. The service provides SCI members with an online library and real-time helpline for information on all things related to hunting, hunting travel and sustainable use conservation.

“We are very excited to offer this new benefit to our members,” said SCI President Paul Babaz. “SCI is the preeminent hunting and conservation association and advocacy group, and it makes sense for us to provide a resource that puts all the crucial information on hunting at our members’ fingertips. This service makes SCI membership even more valuable to hunters everywhere.”

Once live, the Hunter Information Service library will be accessible through SCI’s website www.safariclub.org. In the Hunter Information Service, members can research hunting opportunities, destinations and species, requirements to travel with firearms, trophy importation regulations, airline restrictions, disease outbreaks in wild game and more. A searchable database of hunt reports submitted by SCI members will be added to the service in 2019. An online directory of exhibitors and sponsors of SCI’s annual convention also will be featured as part of the Hunter Information Service, giving members direct year-round access to exhibitors.

Another exciting feature is the Hunter Information Hotline that will be a component that allows SCI members to call or email a knowledgeable representative with questions about hunting travel, trophy importations, hunting opportunities, updates on legal challenges to hunting, help with hunting-related problems and other issues.

While the service will be available only to SCI members, there will be some sections of the online library available to everyone. Those sections will offer fact sheets, studies and reports on sustainable use conservation and how the practice contributes to saving species around the world and the habitat they depend upon.

SCI contracted Barbara Crown, former Editor-in-Chief of The Hunting Report Newsletter, to create and manage the Hunter Information Service. She will man the new hotline and provide SCI members with up-to-date information, assistance and advice. Crown has 20 years of experience investigating and reporting on hunting-related news developments around the world, and managing the hunt report program at The Hunting Report.

“Barbara is a perfect fit for the SCI Hunter Information Service, and we are happy to have her,” said SCI CEO Rick Parsons.

“I am ecstatic to be working with SCI to provide members with the information and help they need to enjoy hunts of a lifetime, navigate the challenges that arise and resolve any problems that may develop,” said Crown. “I consider it an honor and a calling to serve the hunting community, fight for sustainable use and help educate the general public on conservation issues.”

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New SCI Membership Benefits

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Phil DeLone – CEO Safari Club International

Members are the most important assets that Safari Club International has.  With roughly 50,000 Members strong, the Club is proud to have so many loyal and faithful hunters in our ranks.

In 2014, SCI will roll out a new menu of added benefits to be included in everyone’s membership–still only $65.00 a year.  As a sidebar, our dues since 1994 has never been more than this price, representing a true bargain.

Our first new Member benefit is the Hunters Travel Assistance Hotline brought exclusively to you by our corporate friends at Global Rescue, considered the world’s finest provider of field rescue, evacuation and traveler’s advisory services.

If you find yourself stuck or injured somewhere unfamiliar–the Hunters Travel Assistance Hotline is there for you 24 hours a day to provide SCI Members medical referrals everywhere around the globe; emergency message relay between you, family and others; legal and banking referrals; country intelligence reports and also lost baggage, passport, credit card and air ticket replacement assistance.

I like to call the service a personal security blanket you won’t leave home without, and, it is included without charge to every Member.

Now remember though, Global Rescue is not sending the jet or helicopter to save you without a little extra spend on your part.  If you want the added protection of trouble free air and emergency evacuation, then go to our SCI website and buy an affordable upgraded package.

Global-Rescue-logoThe Hunters Travel Assistance Hotline is a great benefit, Global Rescue is a great company and we’re happy to welcome them to SCI.

For 37 years, since 1977 SCI has brought the world our Record Book of Big Game Animals.  The book includes 833 species categories, 167,000 individual entries and is considered the finest record of your hunts.

For SCI Members exclusively, the Record Book of Big Game Animals is newly, and for the very first time, available free of charge online to all Members.  Go to our website, type in your name and membership number where prompted, and start enjoying the great taxonomic notes, geographical data, the endless remarkable entries and other contents that make SCI’s Record Book the gold standard.  While there, fill out a hunt report on your latest adventure and browse the World Hunting Awards too.  It’s all free to you–the SCI Member.

This year another great benefit coming your way is our Credit Union, serviced by Spectrum Credit Unions–one of the nation’s leading and most trusted providers.  Members will enjoy consumer, automobile and home loans at attractive rates, often at below market levels.   Spectrum also offers traditional banking services such as checking and savings accounts without a bunch of needless fees.

Rounding out the benefits package is the Club’s new Global Travel Partner program giving card carrying SCI Members discounts at a variety of hotels, resorts, airlines, safari lodges and exclusive small venues in some unbelievable locations like the Ngorongoro crater in Tanzania and Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe to name two.

You’ll find name brands like Hard Rock Hotel–Las Vegas and Silver Legacy Resort Casino in Reno there, along with ones that aren’t yet household brand names.  The common thread to all of them is they welcome SCI Members with open arms and great value.  The list of participants in the Global Travel Partner program grows every week–we think you’ll enjoy the offerings.

Thanks for being a Member and thanks for joining SCI.  Because you participate as a Member, we’ve grown into the most respected sportsman’s advocacy organization in the world.  Thanks for helping get us there.—Phil DeLone