It's only July, but the dates are set for the 2012 convention season. To help you plan ahead, here are the dates for some of the more important hunting conventions planned for North America next year. For your convenience, we'll have complete information and links for all of these events and more in one spot on our website. Go to www.huntingreport.com and click on the Conventions 2012 button on the right-hand side of the homepage.
January 5-8, 2012, Dallas Safari Club Out of the Wild, (www.biggame.org); Dallas Convention Center and Hyatt Regency in Dallas, Texas.
January 13-15, 2012, Houston Safari Club New Horizons, (www.houstonsafariclub.org); The Woodlands, Texas.
January 13-14, 2012, African Hunting Gazette's African Hunting Show Atlanta Africa's Pride, (www.africanhuntingshow.com); Grand Hyatt Atlanta, Buckland, Georgia.
January 19-21, 2012, Wild Sheep Foundation The Sheep Show, (www.wildsheepfoundation.org); Reno-Sparks Convention Center and Silver Legacy Resort, Reno, Nevada.
January 20-21, 2012, African Hunting Gazette's African Hunting Show Toronto Africa's Pride, (www.africanhuntingshow.com); Delta Meadowvale, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.
January 27-28, 2012, African Hunting Gazette African Hunting Show Calgary Africa's Pride, (www.africanhuntingshow.com); Alberta, Canada. Note: This is a new show date and city, and details on the venue will be announced shortly.
February 1 - 4, 2012, Safari Club International 40th annual SCI's Annual Hunter's Convention, (www.showsci.com); Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada.
Note: The SCI Convention is moving to Las Vegas and will occupy nearly 1,000,000 square feet, with over 2,400 dedicated 10' x 10' booth spaces for the show.
February 8-11, 2012, Grand Slam/Club Ovis Hunter Outfitter Convention, (www. wildsheep.org); Grand Sierra Resort and Casino, Reno, Nevada. Note: The Grand Sierra was originally the MGM Grand, also the Reno Hilton, and Bally's Reno. The convention will remain here through 2015.