Safari Club International, one of the leading hunting and conservation organizations in the world, will hold it’s annual convention in Las Vegas February 5–8 at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino. The very word safari may lead many sportsmen and women to believe that this show is all about Africa. Be assured there are professional hunters and outfitters from most countries in Africa, yet the majority of outfitters are from the United States and non-African continents. Want to book a horseback elk hunt or go out for caribou in the northern provinces, moose in Newfoundland, or brown bear in Alaska? By attending the convention you’ll have the opportunity to meet with guides and outfitters personally, see the pictures and ask questions directly from the source. Undoubtedly, you can meet previous clients and gain from their input an experience.
The SCI convention hosts daily auctions where you can easily save thousands of dollars on a donated hunt, probably more than enough to make paying for the trip a reality. Even if you don’t have a specific hunt in mind, browsing the aisles and ogling at the tremendous taxidermy displays will help you decide. Although the convention is just a few days away, Las Vegas is one of the easiest places to fly into, and the city abounds with hotel reservations. It’s easily the greatest hunting show on Earth, to paraphrase an old slogan, and one you’ll never forget. For more information, or to register, visit showsci.org, or call 1-888-746-9724.