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Reno, NV (Jan 6) – Big game hunters like Gerry with wife Bonnie from New York, and Larry with wife Sue from South Carolina, traveled to SCI’s annual Convention in Reno, Nevada to meet with friends, bid on hunts, and purchase one of a kind guns, art, furs and jewelry.
Safari Club International meets each year allowing hunters worldwide the opportunity to meet directly with gun makers like Max Ern, and Evelyn Ern, engraver, their coat of arms bears the “Wolfasangel” for centuries. To get that up close and personal moment you have to attend the show.
Meet Joshua Spies, nationally know wildlife artist, painting from real life experiences, and winner of the prestigious Federal Duck Stamp competition. His painting, a Long-tailed duck, added an antique-style decoy that only appeared one other time on a Federal Duck Stamp. For more of this artist’s fine work, visit http://www.joshuaspies.com/.
Interested in a one -of- kind African Safaris, Rhinoland Safaris is paradise where the luxury of the lodges, the crystal clear skies and the peaceful silence utterly relaxes you. Vast plains teeming with superb African game, Rhinoland Safaris is based in the Limpopo Province of South Africa on two pristine and privately owned nature reserves.
Represented at the show were member insurance programs designed exclusively by and for SCI members, Trophy Replacement Insurance will insure your memories.
Animal Artistry displayed magnificent trophies. Each mounted animal was detailed out in its national habitat set up. Each original piece of wildlife art is individually designed, and sculptured to reflect anatomy, accuracy, and genuine wildlife behavior. Trophy rooms enhance the appearance of trophies and Animal Artistry, along with taxidermy, designs fabulous trophy rooms.
FLIR Systems, Inc., demonstrated thermal night vision cameras giving hikers, hunters and outdoorsmen the ability to see clearly in total darkness. Powered by the same advanced technology used by the military and law enforcement, scout technology enables outdoorsman to see through smoke, dust or light fog, and isn’t just for hunters. Thermal night vision cameras can be beneficial allowing you to see intruders entering your home at night.
Live and silent auctions were held daily with a 5-day Argentina European boar and goat hunt for two hunters valued at $12,800 going for only $5250, and a 10-day South African plains game hunt for two hunters and two observers, with the Donor’s Valuation of $25,000 selling at $6500. Bargains but still costly with firearm permit, airport transfers, dipping/packing and shipping not included. If you would like to hunt mule deer, elk, black bear in Colorado, salmon in Alaska, sambar deer in Australia, or a mouflon sheep in Spain? You could bid on one at the auctions.
Safari Club International (SCI) is First for Hunters around the world and the largest gathering of hunters and the hunting industry in the world, with the development of the largest hunter-driven Political Action Committee to support pro-sportsman candidates. SCI victoriously defended the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s restoration of water developments for bighorn sheep conservation on Kofa National Wildlife Refuge.
SCI Foundation (SCIF) manages Worldwide Programs Dedicated to Wildlife Conservation, Outdoor Education, and Humanitarian Services. Next year’s annual Convention will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada February 1-4 2012 at Mandalay Bay Resort.
“One does not hunt in order to kill; on the contrary one kills in order to have hunted” – Jose Ortega Y. Gasset
Brenda Hyatt – WorldNewsVine
Photography by: Donald Scelzo – WorldNewsVine