(AmmoLand.com) This year marks a huge benchmark in science-based wildlife conservation. Through 45 years of continuous growth and efforts by Safari Club International and its members, SCI celebrated its anniversary at the Convention in Las Vegas, February 1-4, 2017. For over a week, as exhibitors moved in and hunters arrived from around the globe, there was a great gathering at SCI to show their support for conservation and to celebrate hunting, fishing, and shooting sports.
Many of the attendees came from North America but, all in all, there were SCI members from over 100 countries represented. By the close of the show on Saturday, there were over 20,000 in attendance. SCI thanked its long-time exhibitors with a special “Wall of Recognition”, many of whom were noted as having been with SCI for more than 35 years.
Exhibiting were 1,100 companies in over 2,300 booths in more than 1 million square feet of the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. Educational seminars included talks by well-known celebrities Craig Boddington, Jim Shockey and Tom Miranda. Over $10 million in fund-raising auctions were held. Exciting A-list performances capped each dinner event and included a pinnacle performance by Hank Williams, Jr. who rocked the stage with his …Read the Rest