Where We Are Putting Money Into Conservation Projects Worldwide
Our members’ pursuits of GSCO’s Slam Quests and award platforms generate tens of millions of dollars for conservation and local economies EVERY year. GSCO has worked diligently for over 60 years to bring together hunters, outfitters, guides, and service providers. It is what we do best! That is because HUNTING IS THE #1 CONSERVATION TOOL and GSCO embraces this fact through actions and deeds. It is the wildlife that benefits from all of our efforts!
The Grand Slam Club (now Grand Slam Club/Ovis) actually began loosely in 1956. Bob Housholder sent out the first “Bulletin” in July 1967, and prior to that he was a master communicator by mail with dozens of sheep hunters. Dennis Campbell took over in January 1990 and incorporated the organization for the first time, applying for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt conservation status. We received that designation in 1991 after a rather extensive exchange of paperwork with the IRS. It is great to report that in our relatively short history, we have raised millions toward conservation. Details for project funding can be seen below. We strive to have each year’s funding details posted here by the end of the first quarter of the following year.
This number pales in comparison to the more than $80 million generated annually by GSCO’s award platforms.
Please read the conservation message to get a better understanding of the impact GSCO makes in the hunting world.