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Special Guest Jim Shockey To Speak At Inaugural Hunter Defense Fund Luncheon

Jim-Shockey-head-shot-100912Award winning outdoor writer, wildlife photographer/videographer, wilderness guide, and outfitter Jim Shockey will be the keynote speaker at the inaugural Hunter Defense Fund Luncheon on Saturday, January 26 at the 41st Annual Safari Club International Hunters’ Convention in Reno, Nevada.

The inaugural Hunter Defense Fund Luncheon will set the stage for the unveiling of a brand new political action committee (PAC).  The Hunter Defense Fund will supplement SCI’s existing political action committee, SCI-PAC, by allowing unlimited contributions to advocate for every hunter worldwide.

“The Hunter Defense Fund allows SCI to equip pro-hunting policymakers with the advertising and grassroots support they need to succeed,” said SCI President John Whipple. “We are honored to have hunting legend Jim Shockey speaking at the inception of our new PAC.”

“SCI is the only organization to take continual steps forward to protect every hunter through all forms of direct advocacy,” stated 2012 SCI International Hunter of the Year Jim Shockey.  “We really need everyone in the hunting community, both individuals and companies, small and large to step up and support the Hunter Defense Fund. If we want to continue to enjoy our rights as hunters, all of us need to take active steps to ensure our future and supporting the Hunter Defense Fund is a great step in that direction.”

The inaugural Hunter Defense Fund luncheon will open its doors at 11a.m. and run until 1:30p.m., with silent auctions, raffle tickets, and a live auction. Any hunter or company concerned about the future of hunting, management of our public lands, or fighting back on anti-hunting agendas, can purchase a table.

Learn more about the performers and about the 41st Annual Hunters’ Convention events by visiting www.ShowSCI.org. Register now to take advantage of any advance ticket/registration early bird special rates!   Tickets for the 2013 evening entertainment are being sold faster than any show in SCI history.


Top 10 Reasons to Go to Reno–No. 10

Auctions run both day and night and feature items ranging from the practical to priceless.

Reason No. 10It’s an experience you can’t afford to miss!

Kick off the new year with four days of excitement, entertainment and education that can only be found in Reno at the Ultimate Hunters’ Market® – The SCI Annual Hunter’s Convention.

It’s the only show of its kind where you can see a unique combination of the latest guns and hunting equipment, outfitters from six continents, world class artists and entertainers all under one roof.
The convention offers a rare opportunity to find that hunt of a lifetime at the price of a lifetime, meet outfitters, face-to-face and mingle with industry experts.

Seminars presented by industry experts and celebrities give you a chance to learn new techniques, enhance your skills and become a better hunter and outdoorsman.

By day, dozens of seminars presented by industry experts and celebrities give you a chance to learn new techniques, enhance your skills and become a better hunter and outdoorsman. Check out the auctions that run both day and night. They feature items ranging from the practical to priceless. At night, socialize with your fellow hunters, celebrate their accomplishments and enjoy top entertainment and speakers.

The total experience is one that is hard to describe, but never forgotten. And, ultimately by coming to Reno, you contribute directly to wildlife conservation worldwide and the preservation of our hunting legacy.


2013 SCI Convention Entertainment

By Craig Kauffman

After a long day at the 41st Annual Hunters’ Convention, join us each evening at the Peppermill Resort & Casino for the best line-up of entertainment and keynote speakers.  We are honored to have two great country acts and two keynote speeches from distinguished political figures. In addition, we will offer a variety of special activities where you can hear from celebrated hunting insiders. The entertainment and activities found at The Ultimate Hunters’ Market® are seemingly endless and offer something for everyone. Continue to check www.showsci.org for all of our latest convention updates. Before we know it, January 23 will be here.

Our festivities begin Wednesday evening with a keynote address from former Governor Mike Huckabee. He is the host of HUCKABEE, on the Fox News Channel, and author of nine books. His latest, A Simple Government, is a New York Times bestseller. Plus, Huckabee will speak at the grand opening ceremonies and host his radio show, The Mike Huckabee Show, live from the show floor Wednesday morning. Travis Tritt will follow Huckabee’s Wednesday evening speech with his blend of Southern rock and country. Expect to hear all of his chart toppers like “Country Club,” “I’m Gonna be Somebody,” “Foolish Pride” and “Homesick.”

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On Thursday, we will honor our hunting heritage with the Night of the Hunter. This new reception replaces the Thursday night dinner and will feature an array of hors d’oeuvres, carving stations and cocktails set in a festive atmosphere.  An exciting lineup of evening auction hunts and items will lead into the SCI Major Awards program.  This program honors hunters, our hunting heritage and top species taken in the past twenty-four months, as well as recognizes 2012’s hunting accomplishments. The evening will close with a splash of country and comedy from the Bar J Wranglers. The best part is the ticket’s only $25.

Friday evening you will get to hear country music from Montgomery Gentry. Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry both have a commanding stage presence that will make for a fun-filled evening. The duo has a long list of hits that includes: “Something to be Proud of,” “Lucky Man,” “Roll with Me” and “Back When I Knew it All.”

Saturday evening’s gala and auction will feature The Honorable Dick Cheney and Liz Cheney as the keynote speakers. We all know that Dick Cheney is the former Vice President and has many years of business experience, but he is an avid outdoorsman, too. Liz Cheney contributes to FOX News and is the former founder and chairperson of KeepAmericaSafe.com.

We have special guests lined up for the daytime events, too. The Sables are pleased to have Artie Dean Harris return to perform at the Ladies’ Luncheon. Artie’s upbeat and high-octane stage show will have everyone out of their seats dancing in the aisles. Craig Boddington will speak at the Life Member Breakfast. He’s one of the best-known hunters of our times and he will speak about the values of being part of SCI, and Jim Shockey will be a special guest and speaker at our new Hunter Defense Fund Luncheon.

We invite you to join us for The Most Dangerous Game in Town and attend all of our evening and special events. Register now for the 41st Annual Hunters’ Convention.  You’ll save $50 if you buy your three-night dinner package before October 15. Convention is the time to catch up with old friends and plan your next great adventure.  We look forward to seeing in Reno!