(AmmoLand.com) The 44th Safari Club International Hunters’ Convention in Las Vegas, February 3-6, 2016, brought together hunters from around the world to support conservation and celebrate hunting.
Attendees topped 2015 totals with over 20,000 SCI members from 100 countries represented.
Those attending the convention were able to see over 1,100 exhibitors ranging from outfitters and gun makers to artists, jewelers, taxidermists and many other vendors from around the world encompassing more than 1 million square feet of the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.
Highlighting the convention’s strong auction program was the sale of the .275 Rigby rifle, a tribute to Jim Corbett’s legendary rifle, by John Rigby & Co. The sale brought a record-breaking $250,000, the highest selling bolt-action rifle in SCI’s history.
“This incredible generosity from Rigby and SCI Members shows that SCI is the leading organization when it comes to raising the funds needed to protect hunting and be first for hunters,” said SCI President Larry Higgins.
Merle Haggard took the stage during the Saturday evening event, entertaining guests with his unique style of blue collar anthems, patriotic commentary and autobiographical tales. An unusual treat for SCI attendees, Toby Keith joined Haggard on stage as a special tribute to support the country star …Read the Rest