After the suspension of the 2021 convention, SCI’s 50th Anniversary Convention in Las Vegas this year was a huge success. The world’s Ultimate Sportsman’s Market saw thousands of attendees, exhibitors, and special guests. Safari Club International was proud to co-host our annual happy hour with one of our oldest partners in protecting the freedom to hunt, the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF). SCI and CSF celebrated SCI’s 50th Anniversary by thanking the shooting sports industry.
The event featured guests from across the board in the shooting sports, hunting, and other outdoor industries. Our advocacy and conservation work would not be possible without our many partners, particularly the firearms industry and sportsmen and women from across the country. Special guests at the event were a testament to the importance of advocacy; SCI thanks Governor Kristi Noem of South Dakota, Governor Mike Dunleavy of Alaska, former Secretary and current Congressional candidate Ryan Zinke, and Secretary David Bernhardt. The event also featured special guests Simon Roosevelt, Richard Childress, and many other figures in the hunting and shooting industries.
“CSF and SCI have a decades-long history of teaming up with the outdoor industry to protect and grow hunting,” said CSF President and CEO Jeff Crane. “From increasing public land access to beating back anti-hunting efforts to driving wildlife conservation, CSF and SCI have produced countless victories in the policy arena over the years. The outdoor industry’s support has been critical in helping this partnership flourish and both organizations recognized the SCI Convention as the perfect venue to recognize our industry partners for their role in our shared success.”
SCI CEO W. Laird Hamberlin said, “SCI was proud to celebrate our longstanding partnership with CSF and appreciates our shared commitment to wildlife, hunting and shooting, and conservation. We extend a huge thank you to the hunting and firearms industries for your support and look forward to continuing our partnerships as we Defend the Freedom to Hunt the next 50 years and beyond.”
With so many highlights from this year’s convention, we cannot wait to celebrate next year in Nashville, Tennessee, from February 22-25. Mark your calendars!