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The MOST prestigious quantifiable big game hunting award in the world.
Posted by Dave Pridemore | 2.19.13

The MOST prestigious quantifiable big game hunting award in the world.

On January 12, 2013 at the Saturday evening banquet of the 9th annual Hunter & Outfitter Convention a new award was introduiced to the big game hunting community.  A cooperative effort between GSCO and Safari Club International this new award is being called "The MOST prestigous, quantifiable big game hunting award in the world!"  Below in an excerpt from the video presentation. 

THE PANTHEON
Grand Slam Club/Ovis and Safari Club International are most pleased to introduce for the first time, the Pantheon Award. Actually, this is more than an award, and individuals will be inducted into the Pantheon this year and in each subsequent year.  The criteria for the Pantheon are easily defined, but extremely difficult to ultimately accomplish. It takes a lifetime to meet all the requirements for being inducted into the Pantheon. Concerning GSCO’s award family, an individual must reach the highest levels. One must have a Grand Slam of North American Wild Sheep; an Ovis World Slam Super 30 of the world’s mountain sheep; a Capra World Slam Super 30 of the world’s wild goats; and the Super Slam of 29 North American Big Game.  But once one has reached this level, there is much farther to go. SCI’s top objective award is the World Conservation and Hunting Award, which was developed in 2005. The requirements for this SCI award are that members must achieve all SCI Grand Slams, and reach the Diamond Level of all Inner Circles. This necessarily dictates that one has traveled to all the huntable continents and taken all the major big game of the world. That means one has reached the very difficult to achieve Diamond Level of animals of Africa, which includes the big cats, the Big Five, the spiral horned antelopes, gazelles, pygmy antelopes and a whole lot more. 

GSCO and SCI, with their award platforms, have ensured that the Pantheon is a totally objective award, based solely on an individual’s documented achievements. When you learn momentarily that only two individuals on earth have qualified to be inducted into the Pantheon for this first year, surely you will realize that the Pantheon is the most prestigious quantifiable big game hunting award in the world.

The complete video presentation can be viewed here.