What: Safari Tipping–The Improper Practice Speaker: Paul Stones Where: SCI Convention, Reno
The final bill for your trip is pending. You have saved, and possibly been frugal in the quest for your African safari. Finally, you have fulfilled a lifelong dream! The bill is handed to you, the obvious is paid. Then your stomach turns on the “tip.”
Paul Stones, African outfitter and Professional Hunter for more than twenty years, gives you first hand the who, why, if, how much, and the should’s and should-nots of a potentially destructive practice.
Reason No. 2—Meet hunting professionals from around the world
The SCI annual Hunters’ Convention is the only opportunity to meet the top hunting professionals from around the globe. Only in Reno will you find experts representing all segments of the hunting and wildlife conservation community − guides and outfitters, lodge and resort operators, industry experts, technicians, celebrities and artists.
They come to the Convention to share their experiences, provide expert advice and promote the sport of hunting. These professionals are easy to find and very accessible. Look for them teaching new skills and techniques at seminars, demonstrating products on the show floor, signing books and sharing their experiences with fellow hunters.
Outfitters are eager to answer your questions about hunting in different parts of the world and explain the secrets of taking record book trophies and what to really expect on your next guided hunt. Industry representatives can guide you through the selection of the proper gun, ammo and gear for a successful hunt. Artists and taxidermists proudly share their latest creations.
The SCI Convention gives you a chance to share your experiences, needs and expectations with the best the hunting world has to offer. Don’t miss this once-yearly opportunity!
Rob Holliday, of Safari Club International’s Convention and Events Department (middle row, second from left), represented SCI at the recent Trade Show News Network T-Awards, in Louisville, Kentucky. The TSNN recognizes excellence in trade show organization and honored SCI’s Annual Hunters’ Convention as one of the industry’s fastest-growing events by attendance. The awards were presented during a three-day weekend, November 2-4, that combined a conference with an evening gala. This award was a result of the success of SCI’s 40th Annual Hunters’ Convention, in Las Vegas, which broke all previous records for attendance.
The best way to stay warm in cold weather is to stay dry. You need a base layer that breathes and wicks body sweat away and an outer shell that keeps rain and wind out. In between, use quality clothing appropriate for the temperatures you’ll experience. Mark Estrada from Under Armour shares some tips on base and outer layer clothing.