Safari Club International SCI Convention 2014

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  1. AfricaHunting.com

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    Tucson, AZ: Safari Club International, the world's preeminent organization for hunters, has announced the dates of its next four International Hunters' Conventions.

    All will be headquartered out of Las Vegas, Nevada's exquisite Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino. The 2014 convention will be held February 5-8, the 2015 convention will be held February 4-7, 2015, the 2016 convention February 3-6, 2016 and the 2017 convention February 1-4, 2017.

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    The 2014 event is shaping up to be one of the most exciting events SCI has ever held. Dubbed "The Biggest and the Best," the convention is a yearly can't-miss gathering of hunters, conservationists, guides and outfitters from around the world. Headlining the 2014 evening banquet entertainment are country music stars Big & Rich; best-selling author, television star, multi-Grammy award nominee, "redneck" comedian Jeff Foxworthy; and rock & roll super-group Chicago.

    For more information, to join or to register, visit SCI Convention - Ultimate Hunters Marketplace or call 1-888-746-9724.



    Source: Safari Club International (SCI)
     
  2. 35bore

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    I will be there with bells on.... Although I was not able to obtain a booth, I will be attending. I will have paperwork/business cards/brochures from wildafricadecals. Who and where will we be drinking at/with after the show nightly? Looking forward to meeting some of you guys and gals.
     
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    35 you are more than welcome to come rest your tired legs in our booths, sure we will find a nearby watering hole as well:)

    My best always
     
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    Jerome Sorry to hear you and the Wife will not be able to make it to DSC We were really looking forward to meeting you , that and I need a new Hat LOL. Hope the SCI convention goes well. Maybe next year. Bob
     
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    Bob, you just might get that hat anyway.

    I'm planning on being at SCI for at least a couple of days, Friday and Saturday, but may be there for the whole show. 35bore, I most definitely want to meet up with you to make a purchase.
     
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    Bob, We were also looking forward to coming and meeting all of you but the show is just too early into the year for us to be able to make it work... We will still be in Africa at that time but we'll be back for the SCI convention... In regards to the AH cap I am sorry but I don't have any to give out at this time, looking at having more made sometime next year.
     
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    Watering hole, (it will be a watering hole for sure) . You have to be prepared brother, spikeT will be joining us. :draught: I wish bluey was too. Anyway, I will see you there and the first rounds on me.
     
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    Unless I find someone between now and then (to share a booth with), I will pm you my cell number so we can meet up. Otherwise I plan on taking Jaco up on his offer. Might be there, at his booth, more than not....
     
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    SCI Hunters' Convention is of Utmost Importance to all Hunters

    When the doors open on the 2014 SCI Hunters' Convention, February 5-8 in Las Vegas, Nevada, there will be literally thousands of things for anyone interested in hunting and fishing to see and do during the four days of the event. Over a thousand booths will be dedicated to outfitters who offer all types of hunting and fishing adventures here in the United States and all over the world. The Hunters' Convention allows outdoorsmen (and women) to have a one-on-one conversation with the world's leading outfitters to find the one that best meets their needs for their next hunting or fishing adventure.

    In addition to all the outfitter booths, there are hundreds of booths that display a wide variety of wildlife art, sculptures and other collectable items used to decorate the outdoor person's trophy room and house. Many are one-of-a-kind items.

    Add to this the most impressive display of wildlife taxidermy work in the world and a person has no problem spending several days walking and enjoying the SCI Convention floor. If a person is interested in purchasing a hunt, fishing trip or outdoor item, millions of dollars worth of goods and services are offered at the day, evening and silent auctions during the Convention.

    All of these are great reasons that anyone interested in hunting should attend the 2014 SCI Convention, but the most important reason to attend is that almost 70% of the funds SCI uses to protect and promote hunting all over the world are raised during the four-day Hunters' Convention. Register now while rooms are still available and discount badge pricing is still in effect.

    It would be hard to say which program is most important in the mission of SCI, but the advocacy work SCI does in Washington, D.C. may top the list. The average hunter and perhaps the average SCI member would be amazed with the work SCI's group of lawyers, lobbyists, and staff members do on behalf of all hunter-conservationists.

    SCI staff members are on the job every day in Washington, D.C. and at state capitals advancing legislation to benefit wildlife, protect hunters' rights, and improve opportunities to hunt. They are also there fighting bills designed to take away hunters' rights or that would be detrimental to wildlife habitat. At any time there are dozens of bills being worked on and it takes a dedicated legal staff to continue to fight for the hunter in the U.S. courts. No other organization provides the funds and services to lobby the federal and state legislatures and courts the way SCI does. The work of SCI is of utmost importance to every hunter.

    Samples of advocacy work being done right now are:

    - Working to pass federal legislation that would permanently guarantee that hunters can access hunting on over 500 million acres of federal public lands. Already over 100 members of Congress have signed-on in support.
    - Filed briefs to the U.S. Supreme Court on issues ranging from the Endangered Species Act, to roadless land management for the U.S. Forest Service, and rights for citizens to access public lands.
    - Suing the state of Virginia to open up hunting on Sundays, which is currently banned by state law.
    - Raised over $1 million for Safari Club International's Political Action Committee (SCI-PAC) from 2010 to 2012. Achieved an 80%+ win percentage for all federal candidates SCI-PAC supported.
    - Fighting HSUS ballot initiatives in Maine that would end bear hunting, in Oregon that would stop trapping, and in Michigan that would take powers away from the Natural Resources Commission to designate game species.
    - SCI organized a legislative day in Washington, D.C. where 200 meetings were held between members of the U.S. House and Senate and SCI's members.



    About the SCI Hunters' Convention:
    Safari Club expects upwards of 24,000 international hunters to visit
    Las Vegas, Nevada, February 5-8, 2014. The SCI Hunters' Convention represents
    the largest and most successful event to raise money for advocacy to protect hunters' rights. The 2014 Hunters' Convention will be the largest in the organization's history with nearly a million square feet of exhibits and 2,500 vendors.
    To register, visit SCI Convention - Ultimate Hunters Marketplace

    Becoming an SCI Member:
    Joining Safari Club International is the best way to be an advocate for continuing our hunting heritage and supporting worldwide sustainable use conservation, wildlife education and humanitarian services.
    JOIN NOW: Safari Club International

    Safari Club International - First For Hunters is the leader in protecting the freedom to hunt and in promoting wildlife conservation worldwide. SCI has approximately 200 Chapters worldwide and its members represent all 50 of the United States as well as 106 other countries.SCI's proactive leadership in a host of cooperative wildlife conservation, outdoor education and humanitarian programs, with the SCI Foundation and other conservation groups, research institutions and government agencies, empowers sportsmen to be contributing community members and participants in sound wildlife management and conservation.
    Visit the home page Safari Club International or call 520-620-1220 for more information.
     
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    I'll be there. Can't get this year's Africa trip out of my head and am planning the next one...
     
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    It's a disease-Africa-IF YOU GO ONCE-YOU WILL GO AGAIN-DEAL WITH IT!
     
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    I'm hoping to make it to the show this year. I'm plaining on going
     
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    looking forward to meeting you there if you can make it.
     
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    I paid my fee for all 4 days and have a room booked. Just need to decide to fly or drive to it. Before then I should know how my animals from my Africa trip in May scored.
    I am looking forward to the convention. Would be nice to meet some of the people from this site also.
     
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    Yes I'm hoping to put some faces to the guys from here as well as purchase a few of those decals from you. I have my hotel booked in Vegas for the week and my passes for SCI for Friday Saturday as well.
     

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