Over 20,000 SCI members from 100 countries, exhibitors and members of the press converged on Mandalay Bay to celebrate hunting and raise funds for Safari Club International missions.
Those attending the convention were able to see over 1,000 exhibitors ranging from outfitters, firearms, artists, jewelers, taxidermists and many other vendors from around the world.
At the convention 80 seminars were held by 40 different speakers. These seminars allowed attendees to learn more about being a better hunter and conservationist and covered a wide range of topics that affect hunters.
“The 2015 SCI Convention was another event that proves hunters are the leaders in conservation,” said SCI President Craig Kauffman. “Hunters came together to celebrate and support hunting and I am looking forward to the great things that will be done with the money that was raised at the convention.”
The daily, evening and silent auctions ran every day of the convention with hunts, firearms, artwork, jewelry and other products up for sale to the highest bidder. Auctions raised money to support SCI and the SCI Foundation in their efforts to protect and promote wildlife conservation and hunting.
Daily auctions and evening live auctions as well as silent auctions gave attendees the opportunity to purchase nearly $10 million dollars worth of hunts, hunting gear and art from exhibitors at the convention and support SCI conservation efforts.
The total gross revenue for the 2015 SCI convention was $15.5 million. These funds will go directly to support hunter advocacy and wildlife conservation. Funds raised will also support the programs to protect hunter’s rights and ensure hunting access for future generations.
Safari Club International’s 44th Annual Hunters’ Convention will return to Las Vegas, February 3-6, 2016, at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.
About the SCI Hunters’ Convention:
Safari Club expects upwards of 24,000 international hunters to visit Las Vegas, Nevada, February 4-7, 2015. The SCI Hunters’ Convention represents the largest and most successful event to raise money for advocacy to protect hunters’ rights. The 2015 Hunters’ Convention will be the largest in the organization’s history with nearly a million square feet of exhibits and 2,500 vendors.
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.
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 www.safariclub.orgor call 520-620-1220 for more information.
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