SCI Invites Hunters and Conservationists to Las Vegas


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.

2008 Elk - New Mexico 079The 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, or call 1-888-746-9724.

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Joe Byers
Joe Byers has more than 1,000 magazine articles in print and is currently a field editor with Whitetail Journal, Predator Xtreme, Whitetails Unlimited, Crossbow Revolution, and African Hunting Journal magazines. He’s spent the last three decades depicting the thrill of the chase and photographing the majesty of all things wild. Byers is a member of the Professional Outdoor Media Association and numerous other professional and conservation organizations.