As a passionate hunter, I try to attend sportsman’s conventions whenever I can. Sometimes it’s to find a hunt I haven’t been on before, and sometimes it’s to gawk. But the Safari Club International Convention in Las Vegas is the Mac daddy of them all. It has the absolute finest of both worlds, and then some . . .
Whether your tastes run to awkward taxidermy…
Sometimes you run into one of your favorite hunters who have their own TV shows.This is Razor Dobbs of “Razor Dobbs Alive.” I ran into him chilling at the CZ booth. On his show, he hunts with a 10mm handgun among other things that fling.
I got to chat with him while we were both looking for our next favorite booth. For what it’s worth, he is a down to earth, really nice guy.
While my day job sometimes involves handling really high end engraved objects, the engraving on this .416 Rigby, was off the charts. The rifle attached to this butt plate is going on the auction block during the convention.
Aside from gawking, my other goal while here is finding a hunt. I’ve got a safari to South Africa penciled in. All I have to do is show up. Thanks to the really nice owner at Authentic African Safaris, they will pick me up and provide me with seven days of pampered hunting back in the Limpopo region of South Africa. I just have to pay for any animals I harvest. Hmmm, Kudu is high on my list. As is Gemsbok.
My goal for this trip, though, is to get a brown bear hunt in Alaska. I’m holding a Big Horn Armory lever gun in .500 S&W that’s untested on the big game it is designed to harvest. That needs to be remedied.
Whether your taste runs to Marco Polo sheep at 14,000 feet in Kyrgyzstan, or magnificent stag in New Zealand. Montana moose, to Kansas whitetail. They are all here.
Stay tuned, more from SCI to follow.