Again this year, SCI will host lunches for the working media attending the 2019 SCI Convention in Reno, Nevada.
You are invited to attend all three lunches Wednesday, January 9, Thursday, January 10 and Friday, January 11. Lunches begin each day at noon at the Atlantis Hotel in Room Emerald A.
There will be great information and story ideas presented during this year’s lunches.
Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at Noon
Speaker: Chris Comer with SCIF
Topic: Safari Club International Foundation: First for Wildlife
Dr. Chris Comer is the Director of Conservation for the Safari Club International Foundation-the non-profit, sister organization of SCI that funds and directs worldwide programs dedicated to wildlife conservation and outdoor education. Dr. Comer has a Ph.D. in White-Tailed Deer Ecology and Management and joined SCIF from the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture at Stephen F. Austin State University. He has completed research on a variety of species including black bears, wild turkeys, American woodcock, and white-tailed deer. Dr. Comer will talk with us about SCIF’s current conservation projects as well as their recent African Wildlife Consultative Forum in Kampala, Uganda.
Thursday, January 10, 2019 at Noon
Speaker: Denny Geurink
Topic: Hair-Raising Adventures and Stories from The Land of The Bear
Denny Geurink has spent nearly three decades hunting and outfitting in the “Land Of The Bear.” Invited to the former Soviet Union via the Gorbachev government back in 1990, he will discuss his first trip to “The Evil Empire” as President Reagan referred to the Soviet Union at the time. He will talk about encounters with the KGB, harrowing bear attack stories, hair-raising adventures in Siberia, and a look at the people, food and culture, and incredible hunting opportunities.
Friday, January 11, 2019 at Noon
Speaker: Brittany Hosmer Longoria
Topic: Honor the Hunt, Changing Our Own Narrative
Brittany Hosmer Longoria has hunted over 100 species on six continents and has always been fairly private about sharing her hunting stories and accomplishments. However, after recent social media attacks on her for hunting a leopard, she did not become another victim of the Animal Rights Extremists, rather she became a new voice for international hunters through her messaging and images.
Please RSVP to Laura Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org by
Wednesday, January 2, 2019 if you plan to attend some or all of the lunches.
About the SCI Hunters’ Convention:
Safari Club expects upwards of 24,000 worldwide hunters to visit
Reno, Nevada, January 9-12, 2019. The SCI Hunters’ Convention represents the largest and most successful event to raise money for advocacy to protect hunters’ rights. The2019 Hunters’ Convention will be held at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center with over 452,000 square feet of exhibits and almost 1,100 exhibiting companies.
Register and book rooms at www.showsci.org
Becoming an SCI Member:
Joining Safari Club International is the best way to be an advocate for continuing our hunting heritage and supporting worldwide sustainable use conservation, wildlife education and humanitarian services.
JOIN NOW: www.joinsci.org
Safari Club International – First for Hunters is the leader in protecting the freedom to hunt and in promoting wildlife conservation worldwide. SCI has approximately 200 Chapters worldwide and its members represent all 50 of the United States as well as 106 other countries. SCI’s proactive leadership in a host of cooperative wildlife conservation, outdoor education and humanitarian programs empowers sportsmen to be contributing community members and participants in sound wildlife management and conservation. Visit the home page www.safariclub.org
or call 520-620-1220 for more information.