Western Hunting & Conservation Expo’s Connection to Consumer Valued by Exhibitors and Speakers

February 28, 2014


Exhibitors and seminar speakers at the Western Hunting & Conservation Expo praised the event as a “must attend” event after the show wrapped up a week ago. With more than 30,000 attendees walking the Salt Palace Convention Center, the companies recognize that the Expo provides excellent direct contact with some of the most avid hunters in the West. The WHCE, sponsored by MidwayUSA and presented by the Mule Deer Foundation and SFW ran from February 13 – 16 in Salt Lake City, Utah. “We have been a sponsor and exhibitor at the Western Hunting & Conservation Expo since the show...

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Pheasants Forever Taking “National Pheasant Fest” Event to Des Moines in 2015

February 28, 2014

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Pheasant Fest returns to Des Moines after five years

Pheasants Forever (PF) and Quail Forever (QF) will take its annual celebration, National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic, to Des Moines on February 20, 21 & 22, 2015. The largest show in the country for upland hunters, bird dog owners and wildlife habitat conservationists drew 21,063 people to Milwaukee’s Wisconsin Center earlier this month. “We are very excited to be traveling back to Des Moines for National Pheasant...

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Pre-Teen Host, Lincoln Tapp, Highlights “Backwoods Hunting & Fishing Expo” on Feb. 28 & March 1 in Oklahoma City

February 27, 2014

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Sportsman Channel Partners with Cox Communications in Oklahoma City Lincoln Tapp, 12, is wise beyond his years and is one of the youngest outdoors enthusiasts to host a prime-time hunting show on a major cable network (YoungWild, Fridays at 9:30 p.m. ET.). On February 28 and March 1 in Oklahoma City, Sportsman Channel, the leader in outdoor television for American sportsmen and women, is giving attendees a chance to meet Tapp at the Backwoods Hunting & Fishing Expo. Tapp, an Oklahoma City area resident, will sign autographs and...

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Volunteers Recognized for Service to Mule Deer Conservation at Western Hunting & Conservation Expo

February 26, 2014

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The Mule Deer Foundation’s (MDF) hard-working chapters and volunteers were honored at a breakfast on February 15 during the Western Hunting & Conservation Expo. The MDF Volunteer Recognition Event is intended to spotlight the chapters that have helped raise the most funds for the organization’s conservation efforts and have dedicated the most hours to on the ground habitat work. In addition, MDF honors the one volunteer who has dedicated significant time and resources for mule deer conservation with the Maggie Justice Award that this year went to Ryan Krapp from Bismarck, North...

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SCI Celebrates World’s Greatest Hunters’ Convention and Wildlife Conservation

February 24, 2014

The 42nd Safari Club International Hunters’ Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The 42nd Safari Club International Hunters’ Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada once again proved why it’s the biggest and best hunting convention in the world. Over 22,500 SCI Members from 100 countries, exhibitors and members of the press converged on Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas Nevada to celebrate hunting and raise money for Safari Club International. For over 4,000 attendees, it was their first SCI Convention. Those in attendance had the opportunity to see over 1,100 exhibitors from around the world to book hunts and shop from a wide variety of hunting products.

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Western Hunting & Conservation Expo Breaks Attendance and Fundraising Records

February 19, 2014

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The doors closed on the 2014 Western Hunting & Conservation Expo (WHCE) on Sunday February 16 after four days of a busy expo hall, happy consumers and millions of dollars raised for conservation. This was the eighth year of the show and it was the biggest yet with nearly 150 new exhibitors representing over 30 countries, and welcoming more than 30,000 hunters and their families to the Salt Palace Convention Center. According to Utah Governor Gary Herbert, the show has a $10 million impact on the local economy. In addition, the event’s silent and evening auctions raised over $5 million...

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MidwayUSA Sponsors 38th Annual NWTF Convention and Sport Show

February 11, 2014

MidwayUSA Sponsors 38th Annual NWTF Convention and Sport Show

MidwayUSA, the internet retailer of shooting, hunting and outdoor products, continues to show its support for conservation and the NWTF's Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. initiative by sponsoring the 38th annual NWTF Convention and Sport Show, Feb. 13-16 at Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, Tenn. "MidwayUSA's continued support of our convention is a testament to its dedication to helping us save the habitat and save the hunt," said George Thornton, NWTF CEO. "Tens of thousands of turkey hunters and other outdoor enthusiasts are expected to attend our annual convention at the Opryland...

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Country Music’s Sam Riddle Debuts ‘Take the Shot’ and ‘Born to Love Country’ at the 2014 Western Hunting Expo

February 3, 2014

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Emerging country music star, Sam Riddle, recently released new songs with close ties to the hunting industry— ‘Take the Shot’ and ‘Born to Love Country.’ The new songs have been adopted as anthems by two of the best-known brands in the sport of bowhunting—Easton and Beman. Sam Riddle was born in Missoula Montana and grew up with the snowcapped Rockies and the eastern plains as his playground.  But life wasn’t all fun. The kind of work ethic that only a family farm can bring was instilled in Sam through long days of stretching barbed wire and hauling hay. Riddle drew...

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Oak Creek Whitetail Ranch Donates Coveted “First Week of the Season” Hunt for Safari Club International Auction

February 3, 2014

Oak Creek Whitetail Ranch offers hunt as an SCI auction item.

Oak Creek Whitetail Ranch has donated its coveted “First Week of the Season” hunt as a fundraiser for the 2014 Safari Club International (SCI) auction. The auction will be held Friday, February 7th, 2014. This hunt opportunity will be bid upon as part of the Friday day time live auction. For those unable to attend the event, bidding may be conducted online at

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Kowa Optimed Announces Attendance at Toronto Sportsmen’s Show

January 31, 2014

Kowa Optimed will join Cangar Holdings to exhibit at this year’s Toronto Sportsmen’s Show.

Today Kowa Optimed announced its plan to provide attendees of the Toronto Sportsmen’s Show the opportunity to view the latest Kowa sport optics at the Cangar Holdings Booth (#2711) February 6th through the 9th in Toronto, Canada. “We look forward to the opportunity to meet attendees of the show and answer any questions they might have regarding Kowa products,” says Miles Takahashi, Regional Sales Manager for Kowa Optimed. He also adds, “Kowa is proud of its longstanding partnership with Cangar Holdings and we look forward to further development of our partnership through this joint...

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