The wait is almost over for the biggest hunting, sporting and conservation showcase in Texas. The DSC Convention and Expo 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.
“It has been a long wait but the convention is finally here,” said DSC Executive Director Ben Carter. “The DSC convention has become the kick starter to the outdoor convention season and we are anticipating another record turnout.”
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. Convention attendees can also attend 30 education seminars free of charge 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 6 and Saturday, Jan. 7.
During the four days of the convention, visitors can bid at nightly live and silent auctions. Online bidding of live auction items is now open to approved bidders. Bidders can get an early start by submitting for approval by registering here.
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.