Only two months remain until the start of the DSC 2017 Convention and Expo, which returns to the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center and Omni Hotel in Dallas Jan. 5-8, 2017. Sportsmen and women are invited to be a part of another record-breaking event to help support conservation, education and hunter advocacy initiatives around the world. The theme this year is Adventure.
The four-day celebration is open to the public and is one of America’s premier fundraisers for conservation. The DSC 2016 convention raised more than $6 million for wildlife programs, public education and hunter advocacy worldwide. The convention also added 450 new members to surpass the 6,000-member mark for worldwide membership.
“This convention is shaping up to be another record-breaking event for DSC,” said DSC Executive Director Ben Carter. “Visitors and exhibitors from across the world will gather to celebrate hunting, education and conservation. It will be a time to reconnect with old friends and introduce new people to our mission.”
The expo offers 2017’s first opportunity to shop for hunts with top outfitters from around the globe. Displays also include world-class sporting gear, firearms, art, collectibles, entertainment, seminars, auctions and more. Together, attractions cover the space of nearly nine football fields.
Daily admission to the convention is $20 per person, with multi-day and discounted family packages available. Children under 12 and active military (with ID) are free of charge.
For more information about the 2017 DSC Convention, go to www.biggame.org.
Sponsors of the 2017 DSC convention include Sports Afield, Hornady, Bass Pro Shops, Zeiss Sport Optics, Midway USA, Shikar Safaris, Trijicon, EuroOptic, Boyt Harness Company, Yamaha Motor Corporation, Lone Star Outdoor News, Blaser, Capt. Peacock Yachts and Expeditions, Chattaronga, Capital Farm Credit, Global Rescue, Rock Island Auction Company, Legendary Consortium, Rungwa Game Safaris, RAD RIDES, Wildlife Partners LLC, Vogt Silversmiths, Triple G Group, Michael Mantheakis Safaris, David R. Oakes – CIMA, Sporting Classics and many others.
Media Note: Qualified members of the media may pre-register for the DSC convention and expo, Jan. 5-8, 2017 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center by contacting Greg Duncan, Blue Heron Communications, at (800) 654-3766 or Greg@blueheroncomm.com
A member of IUCN, DSC is a mission-focused conservation organization, funded by hunters from around the world. With an administrative staff of less than 15 and a volunteer army of 500, DSC hosts the Greatest Hunters Convention on the Planet™ that raises funds for grants in conservation, outdoor education and hunter advocacy. In the past five years, more than $5 million has been channeled to qualified projects, organizations and programs in support of that mission. Get involved with DSC at www.biggame.org.