The Zeiss Victory Stage returns for the DSC 2017 Convention and Expo. This year’s lineup features some of the most notable personalities in hunting, game calling and wildlife law enforcement reality TV. The Zeiss Victory Stage is part of the 1,800-plus exhibits, educational seminars, auctions and wildlife displays coming to the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center and Omni Hotel in Dallas Jan. 5-8, 2017.
Big Billy Kinder will serve as Master of Ceremonies for the Zeiss Victory Stage, which begins Thursday, Jan. 5 with the Professional Hunter’s Cup Competition. DSC’s “Trailing the Hunter’s Moon” follows with Larry Weishuhn, Blake Barnett, Keith Warren and other special guests.
Friday will feature a meet-and-greet with outdoor legends Craig Boddington, Jim Shockey, Ron Spomer, Ivan Carter and Larry Weishuhn. The stage will next present the game wardens of Animal Planet’s popular “North Woods Law” and “Lone Star Law” TV series. Byron South will help hunters bring down more predators with insightful calling tips while Steven Ray wraps up the day’s activities with the Rattling Forks Horn Rattling Contest.
Saturday’s stage events start with the opportunity to meet the contestants of “Extreme Huntresses.” The outdoor legends meet-and-greet returns to the stage to give attendees another opportunity to interact with some of the biggest names in hunting. The game wardens of Animal Planet’s “North Woods Law” and “Lone Star Law” follow.
The Zeiss Victory Stage continues with International Wildlife Crimestoppers Executive Director Lewis Rather who will discuss his numerous years investigating a wide range of poaching cases. Byron Scott returns as the closing presenter on the Zeiss Victory Stage.
The convention and 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.