About SCI Record Book

The Largest Record Keeping System in the World

North America Record Book SetRecord Books are considered to be the epitome of encyclopedias of big game animals and may be purchased individually.The SCI Record Book of Big Game Animals uses SCI's unique all-inclusive record keeping system, the most used system in the world, to document our hunting heritage. The scoring system recognizes typical and non-typical animals and both free range and estate taken animals. No deductions are enforced penalizing animals for asymmetry in the SCI scoring system.

The books are printed at various times based on the entry submission for each book since the prior printing. Quantities are limited and some books may not be available.

The books are printed at various times based on the entry submission for each book since the prior printing. Deadlines for entry submission for the Record Book is March 31st of the corresponding year.

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SCI Fair Chase Requirements for Record Book Entries of Estate Animals

An Estate animal must meet the following criteria in order to be qualified for entry into the Record Book:


SCI Fair Chase Requirements for Record Book Entries of Estate Animals

 

An Estate animal must meet the following criteria in order to be qualified for entry into the Record Book:

A. The animal must have freely resided on the hunted property and the area to be hunted for six months, or longer.

B. The animal must be part of a breeding herd that is resident on the hunted property.

C. The operators of the hunted property must provide freely available and ample amounts of cover, food and water at all times.

D. The hunted property must provide escape cover that allows the animals to elude hunters for extended periods of time and multiple occurrences.

E. Escape cover, in the form of rugged terrain or topography, and/or dense thickets or stands of woods, shall collectively comprise at least 50% of the hunted property.

F. The animal must exhibit its natural flight/survival instincts.

G. No zoo animal, exhibited animal or tame animal may be considered for entry into the Record Book.

H. Hunting methods employed cannot include driving, herding or chasing the animal to the hunter.

I. SCI supports prevention, management, and research of all wildlife diseases as it pertains to high fenced and non-high fenced hunting areas.