Dallas Safari Club Convention 2020
Every January outfitters, hunters, and conservationists from around the world gather in Texas for the Dallas Safari Club Convention & Sporting Expo. This January 9th-12th, International Sportsman will be on-site to provide coverage of the Dallas Safari Club Convention on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. After the convention, our website will feature more articles on the newest and most exciting things we found at the expo.
The 2020 DSC Expo is open to the public and will fill a record 800,000 square feet with 965 exhibitors and 1,835 booths featuring outfitted hunts, guns, and gear. The DSC Convention and Expo is one of the most significant fundraising events in Texas and is done with an administrative staff of fewer than 15 people and a volunteer army of 500. Over the past five years, the event has generated more than $5 million for conservation, education, and hunter advocacy initiatives around the world.
More than 40 speakers will give presentations on topics ranging from Long Range Hunting Ethics, reloading, wildlife photography, field medicine, and more. The DSC Convention provides an education for those seeking to improve their hunting and shooting skills gives practical insights on how to help build biodiversity and a sustainable ecosystem for wildlife. It is one of the few places on the planet where you can have such a variety of speakers and outfitters under one roof.
*** A little known fact is that there are more than 400 outfitters on a waiting list to attend the convention. DSC vets every outfitter before they are allowed to exhibit at the show. If you are a member of DSC and book a hunt with an outfitter from the show and you have a problem with them, you can contact DSC, and they will intervene on your behalf. This gives you the confidence to book with guides and outfitters at the show knowing you’ll have the trip of a lifetime. ***
Dallas Safari Club Mission and Vision
DSC’s mission is “To ensure the conservation of wildlife through public engagement, education, and advocacy for well-regulated hunting and sustainable use.” They accomplish this through three branches of the organization: DSC PAC (political action committee), DSC Foundation, and DSC Frontline Foundation.
DSC PAC exists to support pro-hunting legislation and policy. The DSC Foundation supports the overall mission of the organization by promoting and conducting science-based research supporting sustainable-use wildlife conservation and the role of well-regulated hunting. They also maintain a library of primary and secondary research relating to wildlife conservation which they make available to the public. The foundation also develops educational programs that promote the concept and benefits of sustainable-use wildlife conservation and well-regulated hunting globally, and they provide grants and partnerships to other charitable, educational, and governmental organizations pursuing the same or similar goals.
The mission of the DSC Frontline Foundation is to provide financial relief to professional hunters and their assistants who are killed or seriously injured in the course of providing professional hunting services or anti-poaching activities. The mission of the foundation includes a separate anti-poaching fund to provide financial relief to government employees killed in the course of providing anti-poaching activities.
International Sportsman will be covering all aspects of the expo, giving followers a play-by-play of topics that span the interest of hunting and shooting sports. Twitter users can also follow along with live tweets of seminars and Q&A sessions.
In addition to Twitter coverage, International Sportsman will also be on the show floor interviewing outfitters and guides to provide followers with information on some of the best places to hunt and unique experiences. The International Sportsman Instagram and Facebook page will be full of show highlights. We will publish in-depth recaps of the Convention following the event; look for articles after the end of the show.
With the Dallas Safari Club providing a frontline for conservation, we are excited to be able to bring the latest information to our followers and enthusiasts.
Jeremy Mallette is co-founder of International Sportsman, and an avid hunter and outdoorsman. His father taught him to shoot at age six, and he received his first firearm at age eight — a 1942 Colt Commando .38 special revolver. Jeremy enjoys collecting unique firearms, and shooting them.