2020 Hunting Conventions are shaping up to have an exceptional year.  We have listed the highlights of the convention schedule with the conservation organizations.  Of course this list does not cover any of the state or local shows that are not supported by national conservation organizations.  Hunting conventions have changed dramatically over the last decade, and 2020 is starting out to be an exceptional year.

Hunting conventions from the conservation organizations offer auctions, speakers, seminars, round tables, parties, dinners, concerts and a wealth of exhibitors from hunting outfitters, manufacturers, artists, writers, dealers and more. These events are a little more expensive to attend than local hunting shows, but the quality of vendors and the experience are often worth the trip.  Many of these conventions are fantastic opportunities to network and connect with other hunters and conservationists.

Hunting Convention Calendar

Dallas Safari Club Exposition January 9th – January 12th, 2020 Dallas, Texas

The DSC Convention and Expo is one of the largest fundraising events in Texas.  The annual Convention has generated more than $5 million for conservation, education and hunter advocacy programs around the world.

Archery Trade Association January 10th – January 12th, 2020 Indianapolis, IN (INDUSTRY ONLY)

The Archery Trade Association (ATA) show is the largest gathering of industry manufacturers, retailers and the media that covers the archery industry.  This show is not open to the public.

Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show (SHOTSHOW) January 21st – 24th, 2020 Las Vegas, Nevada (INDUSTRY ONLY)

The Shooting Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) show is the largest gathering of industry manufacturers, retailers and the media that covers the shooting, hunting and outdoor industry.  This show is not open to the public and is run by the NSSF (National Shooting Sports Foundation).

Houston Safari Club Annual Worldwide Hunting Expo & Convention January 24th – 25th, Houston, TX

The 2020 Houston Safari Club Foundations theme is TOGETHER 2020.  The convention is the largest HSC fundraising event of the year and supports scholarships, youth outdoor programs and conservation grants around the world.

Grand Slam Club/Ovis Hunting Convention and Exhibition January 29th – February 1st, 2020 Las Vegas, NV

Grand Slam Club/Ovis is a conservation organization dedicated to improving and growing wild sheep and goat populations around the world as well as North American big game. 

NRA Great American Outdoor Show February 1st, 2020 – February 9th, 2020 Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

The Great American Outdoor Show is a nine-day event in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania that celebrates hunting, fishing, and outdoor traditions treasured by millions of Americans and their families.

Safari Club International Hunters Convention, February 5th – February 8th, 2020 Reno, NV

The 48th Annual SCI Convention is rapidly approaching. As always there is a wide variety of hunts, art, firearms and more that will be auctioned during the Convention to help us keep up the fight to save our hunting heritage.

Wild Sheep FoundationThe Sheep Show February 7th – February 9th, 2020 Reno, NV

The Wild Sheep Foundation Convention and Sporting Expo, better known as "The Sheep Show,®" is the premier outdoor and mountain hunting expo.  The exhibit hall features more than 400 exhibits, outfitters and top of the line retailers selling gear, guns, art, taxidermy, jewelry, furs and every other outdoor item you might need as well as some amazing auctions. 

National Wild Turkey Foundation Convention February 12th – February 16th, 2020, Nashville, TN

The NWTF Convention is one of the largest consumer shows in the country focused on conservation and hunting.  Dedicated turkey hunters from around the world converge on Nashville to network, learn and celebrate conservation success.

2020 National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic February 14th – February 16th, 2020 Minneapolis, MN

Pheasants or Quail, Upland Hunting, Conservation, bird dogs, shooting, cooking wild game and passing on our hunting heritage to the future, the 2020 National Pheasant Fest and Quail Classic has something for hunters of all ages.

Western Hunting and Conservation Show February 13th, 2020 – February 16th, 2020 Salt Lake City, UT

The Western Hunting and Conservation Show is the largest conservation show in Utah.  This individual show supports Life Utah Elevated, Sportsmen for Fish and Wildlife and the Mule Deer Foundation.

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Hunters Christmas December 2020, Las Vegas, NV

A 10-day celebration highlighting hunting, the outdoors and the Western lifestyle, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation hosts its Hunter & Outdoor Christmas Expo. The expo is free to the public and takes place daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the National Finals Rodeo (NFR) in the South Halls of the Las Vegas Convention Center, upstairs from Cowboy Christmas.

If you decide to attend one of these conventions, plan on travel expenses, hotel expenses, entry fees and more.  The opportunity to celebrate conservation successes with like-minded individuals is a tremendous experience and should not be ignored.