DSC’s 2020 Greatest Hunters’ Convention on the Planet,™ Heritage, kicks off the hunting-show season in January. If you haven’t joined us, you won’t want to miss the Texas hospitality of our volunteer army, the world’s best outfitters and exhibitors, and the exciting auctions and programs every evening. In the last few weeks, planning for Heritage has accelerated. The whole amazing show opens Thursday, Jan. 9 and runs through Sunday, Jan. 12. Hours will be Thursday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Sunday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in downtown Dallas. Banquet registration is open until Dec. 13. Visit www.biggame.org/convention for updated info.
Always a highlight of the show is the Life Member Breakfast, and this year it will begin at 7:30 a.m. The earlier start time brings show attendees and exhibitors back to the show floor promptly. The speakers are noted conservationists Scott Ellis of Guide Outfitters Association of British Columbia and Danene van der Westhuyzen, the president of the Namibia Professional Hunters’ Association. The event is a gathering of dedicated Life Members, old and new, which features a gourmet meal, full bar, silent and live auction items, and the keynote address. This year’s delicious meal includes a refreshing fruit and yogurt parfait, an assortment of bread and muffins, and the main plate of slow-cooked beef grillades and grits in tomato gravy sauce. Tickets are still available to any Life Members.
Evening speakers at the banquet and auction galas include 2020 Artist of the Year Patrick Mavros, 2019 Outfitter of the Year Michel Mantheakis, and Buzz Charlton of Charlton McCallum Safaris.
Live and silent auctions each evening will offer some exciting dream hunts and trips to beautiful, wild places in the world, exotic furs and stunning jewelry, gorgeous guns and high-end gear to make your hunt more enjoyable and more successful. The full list for all auctions is published on our website, and online bidding has already begun. Watch your mailbox for the 2020 Auction Catalog, due out in just a few days.
Don’t forget the always popular Ladies’ Luncheon 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Jan. 10 – this year’s theme is “Grit and Grace” and is sure to sell out. Remember, banquet tickets sales are online only, and will close Dec. 13.
The seminar list covers everything from field medicine and deer genetics to decorating your trophy room and anti-poaching efforts in Africa and around the world. The free seminars run on Friday and Saturday of the show and are open to the public. The schedule will be out soon, so plan ahead to learn something new about the hunting community or catch well-known speakers like Craig Boddington, Ivan Carter, Shane Mahoney and Ludo Wurfbain.
Taking place at the show for 2020 will be another slate of outdoor celebrities on the Conservation Stage sponsored by Trijicon. Guest speakers will include media personalities Larry Weishuhn, Blake Barnett, Jim Shockey and Craig Boddington, along with a line-up of interesting panelists, and presentations from Trijicon.
With art exhibitors including John Banovich, Peter Blackwell, Sally Maxwell, Raj Paul, and Jocelyn Russell, art lovers and collectors will not want to miss this show or the auctions that feature many fine paintings, sculptures and carvings, and functional art.
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