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  1. Rich219

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    As mentioned in my intro post I've been a shooter all of my life but I am new to the whole hunting thing. I am interested in starting to hunt for trophy animals and was told about SCI from someone on another forum. What are the "Grand Slams" and other awards from SCI? I browsed their website briefly but I'm still lacking the overall idea of Grand Slams, etc. Can anyone explain?
     
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    Grand Slams started with North American Sheep
    Stone, Dall, Big Horn, Desert
    If you got all four you were said to have a "Grand Slam" or "Slam"

    Springbok genetic manipulation has created 4 of these to acquire.
    Copper, Black, White, (Cape or Kalahari)

    Spiral Horn
    Nyala, Bushbuck, Eland, Kudu (Cape or Southern)
    If you have lots of money you can add the following to that list:
    Sititunga, LD Eland, Bongo, Mountain Nyala


    "Tiny Ten"
    All the miniature antelope
    Duiker, Klipi's, etc.


    I personally have no idea if SCI has an award for this process of collecting trophies. Maybe someone else can answer.

    As far as trophy hunting is concerned:
    SCI has three levels of awards Bronze, Silver, Gold

    SA has an awards book as well.

    Rowland Ward is another record for Trophies of Africa.

    Boone and Crockett for North American Big Game

    CIC has a set of awards for Europe and African trophies.

    If you want to give your PH fits just say you are looking for only Rowland Ward trophies. :)
    These specimens are significantly more rare and you

    By the way, if you get Rowland trophies you will make the other record books as well.

    Good luck with your trophy hunting.
     
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    Thanks for the info, do the slams apply to North American game as well? Turkeys, deer, etc?
     
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    As I said the Sheep in NA.
    I guess you could add Caribou since there are Four subspecies.
    Those Turkeys as well since there are Four of them too.

    I have also heard one guy saying he had a North American Slam by hunting the 29 Species of Big Game in NA.

    Make up what ever combo you want and call it a slam I guess. :)

    I am working ever so slowly for that African slam.
    47 or so Species. Probably more if you start adding subspecies and various countries and then of course birds, cats.

    Oh yeah, Bill Fish provide another opportunity. Sails, Swords, Black and Blue Marlin. Then the Tuna. :)
     
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    Actually the Copper, Silver and Gold are the levels of recognition for individual animals. In the SCI slams you can progress through copper, bronze, silver, gold, and diamond levels as well based on the number of animals taken. Here is a link to the SCI 2011 awards issue detailing the miriad of slams and awards available. Although there is quite some controversy about the whole process, I think all can agree that the taking of any slam is quite an accomplishment. Slams start on page 30.

    http://member.scifirstforhunters.org/static/Record-Book-Annual-Awards-Issue/2011/
     
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    I figured someone would know. Myriad is a good word for it.

    Another award for the largest pile! :)
     
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    Your African slam is on page 42. 47 will leave you 2 species shy of a silver award, if you want to be a real man you will need 80 species/sub-species to acheive diamond! LOL :eek:
     
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    Slams, awards, books :first:

    I d rather hunt and have a good time :satisfied:
     
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    Amen...that is why I am no longer a member of SCI

    They do a lot of good but they have turned hunting into a competition between millionaires trying to prove whose package is bigger by the amount of money they can spend collecting "slams" and trying for "Hunter of the Year" awards.
     
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    When you look at alot of slams, especially the higher level awards the $$$ required could feed a small country! If I sold everything I own (house and property included) I could not afford a diamond level spiral horn slam.
     
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    well having been going to the sci convention for i think 22 years ,so longer than some and less than some i have as far as i know mostly talked and partied with people who werent millionaires. some may have been but it didnt show. so i dont see how you can seem to classify all sci members in this category. be great if it was so but ....;)
     
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    I never said all SCI members were millionaires.

    But at this point the people winning awards all are and it is a giant ego fest.
     
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    trophies are nice and awards are great,

    Competition is a lot about the life we lead

    I offer up to the reader a different challenge

    Not recognized by SCI
    Doesn't take place in Africa
    by comparison, reasonably priced

    and, if successful, an accomplishment beyond compare

    The McNab Challenge

    Believe me, it makes for a very full and interesting day
     
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    "a dram of Sloe Gin", Hmmmmm:draught:
     
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    I have unwittingly done that one before. On my way in to hunting camp I stopped by the usual fishing hole and caught a couple trout for the pan that night, shot a grouse on the trail in and bumped into a herd of elk before I got to camp and killed a nice bull, all before my hunt was even really supposed to start. Im sure it would have been much harder if I was actually trying. :D
     
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    by this point, just select 3 - 7 letters, put them together in any given order and I am probably a lifetime member
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    Diamond Hitch

    Clearly I stand in awe of and defer to your prowess afield
     

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