The 2019 SCI Convention saw the emergence of a new professional hunters association.
The Spanish Professional Hunters Association made its first appearance at the convention to gain some exposure to the world of the international hunter.
According to founder Alvaro Villegas, The Spanish Professional Hunters Association’s mission is to:
- Promote ethical hunting and advocate wildlife conservation through sustainable hunting.
- Enhance natural habitats to maintain and preserve wild areas.
- Activate the economies of less populated regions while maintaining national, cultural and historical heritage.
- Develop and maintain educational programs to encourage future generations to continue the stewardship of wildlife and wild lands in perpetuity.
Stop by booth 3164 for more information or go to http://www.spanishprofessionalhunters.com
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