Final Day of SCI Show Continues Drawing Crowds as Glenn Beck Headlines Grand Finale Event

posted on February 7, 2015
sci_ah2015_fs.jpg (13)

As the 43rd Annual SCI Hunters' Convention comes to a close today, once again I'm left thinking how it's a sheer celebration of the hunter's lifestyle. Whether you're tracking down stories about interesting seminars or attendees, booking your next bowhunt, reuniting with hunting buddies, shopping for firearms and gear, or buying your husband or wife a piece of wildlife art, jewelry or a collectible just in time for Valentine's Day at one of the 2,197 booths here, the hunting theme is the name of the game. When I ran into Executive Director of NRA Publications Doug Hamlin on the show floor and told him I'd just left the Wintershoeck Safaris booth and, as a result, would be spending my birthday in Africa this summer, he was on his way to check out a few booths of his own. His parting comment: SCI is all about our hunting lifestyle. That's the thing about like-minded people. One of us tends to be right in step with the other as we come together to support our treasured traditions.

My husband, Phil, and I have to leave this afternoon so we'll miss tonight's Grand Finale banquet and auction featuring key note speaker Glenn Beck, but at least we made it to last night's main event featuring Archie Manning. As Manning discussed his own treasured family traditions, from hunting to college and NFL football—naturally including a few mentions of his well-respected NFL quarterback sons Peyton and Eli—I sat there thinking it was one of the most entertaining speeches I'd ever heard. Judging from the applause he received, I'd say a good time was had by all!


Benelli SBE3 28 Gauge 3 Inch Lead
Benelli SBE3 28 Gauge 3 Inch Lead

New for 2022: Benelli SBE3 28-Gauge, 3-Inch

For 2022, Benelli raises the bar in the growing sub-gauge movement with the release of the 28-gauge Super Black Eagle 3, featuring a 3-inch chamber.

Winchester Debuts Bismuth Waterfowl Ammunition

Winchester's Bismuth brings to market a premium, uniform shot, which is tin-plated to produce smooth and round bismuth.

First Look: Rock River Arms Predator HP LAR-BT3

Chambered in the venerable .243 Winchester, the new Predator HP LAR-BT3 is field ready and capable of MOA accuracy.

First Look: TNT T-Rex Pro Treestand in Realtree Edge Camo

Weighing in at just 21 pounds, the True North Treestands (TNT) T-Rex self-climber in Realtree Edge camo is a stand-up/sit-down style all-aluminum stand that features True North's new patent-pending "T-Rex” toothed dual-cable design and the Rapid Claw attachment system.

First Look: Primos Trigger Stick Apex Carbon Fiber Tripod

With carbon-fiber-wrapped aluminum legs and a solid Apex-Clamp design, the Trigger Stick Apex Carbon Fiber Tripod allows firearms or crossbows to be secured to it.

Browning Introduces New A5 Sweet Sixteen Shotguns

Browning’s A5 Sweet Sixteen lineup grows with several new models for designed for upland and waterfowl hunting.


Get the best of American Hunter delivered to your inbox.