Dallas Safari Club Convention Levels Up & Sets More Records

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    (Jan. 30, 2019 - DALLAS) - The DSC Convention, Mogambo: Dagga Boy Danger, held in Dallas in mid-January at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, saw a healthy increase in day traffic and brisk business for most exhibitors. The Greatest Hunters' Convention on the Planet™ is one of Dallas' largest, occupying 850,000 square feet of exhibit space for four days.

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    Though not required to attend the show, DSC memberships are now at a steady 6,352. More than 700 memberships were processed at the show, from people who believe in the DSC mission and want to step up and show support. The auctions and raffles raised more than $3 million. Once the 2019 grants are reviewed and approved, DSC will likely approve nearly $2 million to a variety of programs and projects that advance its mission of conservation, education, and advocacy.

    Convention Chairs Charlie and Winona Barnes said, "What happened here at Mogambo wasn't about what we did, but rather what that formidable team called the DSC 100 did. We are grateful to be a part of it. There were so many special stories about volunteers going above and beyond, of staff doing the impossible, of the hotel and convention center taking care of our fantastic guests and exhibitors. All we can say is a huge thank you for this opportunity."

    DSC President Karl Evans said, "I shouldn't be surprised, but this year's Convention was another example of what a dedicated and passionate group of volunteers, exhibitors and corporate sponsors can accomplish together. I am both humbled and proud to be part of this organization that does so much to serve and advance the hunting industry."

    In addition to the exhibit hall activity, a number of important meetings with industry and government officials took place, among them the inaugural meeting of the DSC Conservation Advisory Board. This new group is charged with the mission of providing subject matter expertise with both regional and global perspectives on needed research, program development and advocacy. The CAB will advise and assist the DSC Board and Grants Committee on domestic and international conservation issues to ensure that DSC's mission fulfillment is focused most appropriately.

    DSC Executive Directory Corey Mason said, "When we say the world comes to Dallas, it's true. We've had officials and notable conservationists from around the world sit down to discuss important matters and to cooperate on developing policies that conserve wildlife worldwide."

    Mason continued, "DSC is well underway with the planning the 2020 show. The theme is Heritage, and we will improve and upgrade all the success we created at Mogambo. We cannot wait to invite the hunting world again to Dallas."

    Success by the numbers
    35,523 Attendance (30% increase above last year)
    1,850 Exhibits
    1,006 Exhibitors
    758 Memberships processed (includes 412 new, and 65 Life Members)
    $ 3 Million Auction Dollars Raised
    470 Volunteers



    Source: Dallas Safari Club (DSC)
     
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