This year’s Convention Feb. 5-8 in Reno, NV will have something for people of all ages. There will be a Convention Youth Activity Pavilion that will include a fish tank, archery targets, and Sensory Safari.
In addition to the broad range of products and services offered by the hundreds of exhibitors in their booths, there also will be great new SCI merchandise available on-site.
It wouldn’t be an SCI Convention without superb entertainment and VIP speakers. On tap for this year are the Beach Boys Wednesday evening, Charlie Daniels Band Friday evening and Donald Trump Jr. Saturday evening.
Thursday evening will be the Night of the Hunter, and Kimberly Guilfoyle will be the featured speaker during Saturday’s “Protect Your Freedom To Hunt” luncheon.
There will be an amazing Nevada Conservation Experience Activities Pavilion, sponsored by Cardrona Safari, Sportsman’s Warehouse and the Northern Nevada Chapter of SCI, open daily for the entire run of the Convention. Activities at the Pavilion will include catch-and-release fishing; target and hover archery; BB gun range; wildlife Sensory Safari trailer; Operation Game Thief trailer; animal identification using skulls, tracks and hides; and career exploration in wildlife management.
Also, there is an impressive list of seminars that will be held during the Convention. All seminars are available online at www.showsci.org/seminars. Among them are:
Addressing Industry Needs Auburn University’s Wildlife Enterprise Management Degree
Presented By: Todd Franks, Professor of Practice and Program Coordinator, Auburn University
Feb. 7, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Location: A18 (RSCC)
Economic expenditures for and businesses centered around hunting and fishing are at an all-time high worldwide. These destinations are unique enterprises because they require a balance of wildlife, hospitality, and business know-how. The most successful hunting and fishing enterprises ensure the consumptive use of wildlife and fishery resources meets the ethical standards of society while ensuring the client has the experience of a lifetime. Auburn University is producing graduates to meet these industry needs.
The Shoot Dr.! How to Shoot Shotgun the Best!
Presented By: Tom Mack
Feb. 06, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM (Multiday Presentation)
Location: A16 (RSCC)
Tom Mack will focus on the best practices to shoot a shotgun on sporting clays or while hunting.
Bowhunting for the SCI Slams and Inner Circles
Presented By: Tom Miranda
Feb. 7, 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Location: A10 (RSCC)
Join world-renowned bowhunter Tom Miranda as he discusses the SCI Record Book and strategy to complete the archery slams and inner circle milestones.
Proper Estate Planning for your Valuable Firearms and Sporting Collectibles
Presented By: Dwight Van Brunt, President, Sportsman's Legacy and Jeremy Hatch, Firearms Consultant, Morphy Auctions
Feb. 6, 1:00PM - 2:00PM (Multiday Presentation)
Location: A8 (RSCC)
It is impossible to overstate the benefits of having a formal plan that directs the orderly disposition and/or monetization of your valuable firearms, sporting collectibles, books, and hunting accessories. Unlike many asset categories, the unique nature of these items makes accurate valuation difficult, legal requirements confusing and logistics nearly impossible to understand. Rather than depending on family or friends, this seminar will help you ensure that everything is handled according to your wishes.
Building a Generation of Hope in the Outdoors
Presented By: Carolina Sizemore, Director of Programs for Majesty Outdoors, a non-profit mentoring organization that shatters the cycle of a fatherless generation by taking them outdoors.
Feb. 8, 3:00PM - 4:00PM (Multiday Presentation)
Location: A17 (RSCC)
Our country has seen a decline in the involvement of our youth in the outdoors.
Majesty Outdoors’s Tide changers mentoring program allows you to utilize your love for the outdoors to become an investment in our future sportsmen and women.
Hear proven stories and statistics of how mentoring works, especially in the outdoors.
This is going to be the best SCI Convention ever! Don’t miss it. Plan to attend the Convention Feb. 5-8 in Reno. Go to www.showsci.org for more details or to register. See you in Reno.