Third in the Series
Member & SCI Award Winner – Jack Cassidy
Meet Jack Cassidy, Colorado Big Game Outfitter for 40 years, active SCI member on both the local and national level, 2015 SCI North American Professional Hunter of the Year award recipient.
When asked how he became a member of SCI, Jack said: “Many years ago I was attending the Detroit SCI Chapter show and was asked to be part of a sensory program that was set up for Saturday morning. As the young kids came off the bus and passed by my booth I was very much impressed with the SCI program. I said to myself, if this is what SCI is doing, I want to be part of it. It was a great show and sold me on the organization.”
How many years have you been a member of SCI? “I have been a member of SCI for over 25 years and I’m active in my local chapter as well as the International organization. I have had a booth at the SCI Convention for a number of years.”
Asked about what he likes about the SCI Convention, Jack said: “I love seeing the hunters, many who are now friends who have hunted with me. We visit in the booth and tell stories we remember of past hunts. It is a wonderful time and we book hunters for the next year or two.”
Jack is active in promoting SCI. “I believe the heart of any organization is in the local chapter and I’m attempting to reorganize our local SCI chapter. I want to get our members more involved and active in promoting SCI and the work we do.”
When asked about his past work for SCI, Jack said: “It is vital to get the word out to sportsmen of the importance of joining SCI and the work they do against the anti-hunters. We need strength in numbers and new members are very important. I sell SCI wherever I go and in camp to my hunters.”
Jack is seeing results of his work for SCI. “We are getting stronger as an organization, but we always face the challenges of the anti-hunters and their deep pocketbooks.”
Passionate about the future, Jack says: “My goal for SCI is to grow the number of members on a local, national and international level. I want to help tell as many people as possible about SCI and the good work we do for hunters and the conservation of wildlife. People need to understand hunters foot the bill for everyone when it comes to supporting game species all over the world.”
Asked what makes SCI different than other conservation groups, Jack says: “Most conservation groups support one animal or idea. SCI covers the entire field and fights for hunters’ rights and all wildlife in all areas around the world.”
When asked how interested people can help, Jack simply says: “Be a member of SCI. Look at the results of the programs of works SCI has achieved and how we are continuing to work for the future of wildlife and hunting. Hunters need to join and be a part of this important work.”
You can make a difference, too.
Start by joining SCI and attending the
2019 Safari Club International Hunters’ Convention
in Reno, Nevada.
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About the SCI Hunters’ Convention:
Safari Club expects upwards of 24,000 worldwide hunters to visit
Reno, Nevada, January 9-12, 2019. The SCI Hunters’ Convention represents the largest and most successful event to raise money for advocacy to protect hunters’ rights. The 2019 Hunters’ Convention will be held at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center with over 452,000 square feet of exhibits and almost 1,100 exhibiting companies.
Register and book rooms at www.showsci.org
Becoming an SCI Member:
Joining Safari Club International is the best way to be an advocate for continuing our hunting heritage and supporting worldwide sustainable use conservation, wildlife education and humanitarian services.
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Safari Club International – First for Hunters is the leader in protecting the freedom to hunt and in promoting wildlife conservation worldwide. SCI has approximately 200 Chapters worldwide and its members represent all 50 of the United States as well as 106 other countries. SCI’s proactive leadership in a host of cooperative wildlife conservation, outdoor education and humanitarian programs empowers sportsmen to be contributing community members and participants in sound wildlife management and conservation. Visit the home page www.safariclub.org or call 520-620-1220 for more information