The exhibitors have packed up their wares and have locked in many of their hunts for the year. The last of the auctioneers chant is fading, another SCI Convention is over and while there were lots of opportunities to visit with old friends and realize new dreams, the primary goal at this convention as with all conventions, is to rededicate ourselves to preserving our hunting heritage. Thank you for joining us this year, and we hope to see you in 2016!
Safari Club International celebrated the dedication and sacrifice our military veterans have made in the defense of our freedoms, including our freedom to pursue our hunting heritage. Mike Rogers Jr. spoke of his admiration of the veterans he has hosted as part of SCI’s Expedition Safari.
Retired Army Captain Tommy Clack spoke plainly but eloquently of the sacrifices our men and women in uniform make on a daily basis to defend our country in the war on terrorism. Severely wounded in Vietnam in 1969, Tommy addressed the need for continued help and support for our veterans on their return to civilian life. His heartfelt appeal resulted in a standing ovation.