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Safari Club International

Grand Slam Club/Ovis (GSCO) Executive Director Jason Price and Safari Club International (SCI) CEO W. Laird Hamberlin are announcing a first of its kind agreement between their respective organizations to create a long-term partnership to yield a groundbreaking experience for their memberships, beginning with SCI’s 52nd Annual Hunter’s Convention from January 31 – February 4, 2024, in Nashville, Tennessee. 

For more than 50 years SCI’s and GSCO’s paths have run parallel and today marks the beginning of a true partnership in conservation. Beginning in 2024, SCI and GSCO will partner to bring two of the oldest, most prestigious organizations together under one roof. SCI will hold its 2024 convention from January 31 – February 3, 2024, while GSCO will have its event on February 4, 2024. Both events will be held at the fantastic Music City Center in Nashville. 

Hosting SCI’s Annual Hunter’s Convention and GSCO’s annual events consecutively will foster the emerging alliance between SCI and GSCO, bringing the greatest outdoor advocacy opportunities under one roof to further expand what Forbes calls “the Super Bowl of hunting shows.” 

SCI members will have the unique opportunity to stay for an extra day in Nashville to experience this first-of-its-kind collaboration. Complementing SCI’s Annual Hunter’s Convention, GSCO will hold a life member breakfast, awards luncheon, and evening banquet and auction on February 4, 2024, highlighting their core mission and objectives. GSCO’s Pantheon Award will be presented during SCI’s Saturday, February 3, 2024, banquet. Registration for all events will be available on the SCI and GSCO websites shortly. 

This new partnership extends beyond the floors of the convention and is a huge step forward in uniting all hunters. 

“The collaboration between SCI and GSCO is an enormous opportunity for both of our organizations. It’s an occasion for us to unite our like-minded hunting communities and better connect all hunters,” says GSCO Executive Director Jason Price. “We look forward to working with SCI leading up to our Annual Conventions in Nashville, ensuring that celebrating hunting and hunters is at the top of the agenda.” 

“I am thrilled for the new opportunities that the SCI and GSCO partnership will bring in 2024 and beyond,” notes SCI CEO W. Laird Hamberlin. “By partnering, GSCO will further enhance SCI’s mission of being FIRST FOR HUNTERS and bolster our efforts to promote conservation through responsible and sustainable hunting practices. I, and our SCI membership, look forward to the opportunity to participate in GSCO’s events and support our joint advocacy for hunters’ interests all in one trip to Nashville.”

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