SCI Puts the 'I' in International at its 2019 Hunters’ Convention

posted on January 11, 2019

“International” says it all when you talk about Safari Club International’s 47th Annual Hunters’ Convention at the Reno Sparks Convention Center in Reno, Nev., Jan. 9-12. I just spent the morning trying to get through aisles lined with 900-plus exhibitor booths representing companies from six continents. But navigating the packed exhibit hall is only part of the adventure.

The best part is the actual “hunt” as you track down just the right outfitter or piece of wildlife art, plot your way to the booths to chat with makers of guns and gear and even designers of outdoor themed home-interior products—from napkin rings made from deer antler sheds to custom front doors featuring wildlife scenes on artistic metal panels from a company I just discovered called Legacy Forge and Millwork Doors. So as international themes go, come check out taxidermy of game animals worldwide, book hunts for game animals worldwide or just talk with fellow hunters worldwide. 


Of course, the show highlights the best there is from America, too, starting with Legacy Forge and Millwork Doors (LFMD) that I mentioned earlier—Booth No. 1466. The company is set to help you make one heck of a grand first impression as guests enter your home through creating incredible and unique front doors combining the warmth and character of wood with the charm and prestige of cast metal. Choose from one of the nearly 50 available North American animal and nature scenes—a bear on a cliff, a whitetail buck or a flyfishing vista—or give them your favorite photo to work from and go from there. The metal panels are available in copper, bronze copper, blush copper, silver, nickel and gold to fit your personal preference.

Panels are cut to fit standard-sized doors or go with commissioned panels that can be as large as 4 feet by 10 feet. Not in the market for a front door? LFMD has you covered there, too. The company’s panels were first made as wall art and today are also used as home décor panels accenting everything from a kitchen island to becoming the new door on a kitchen or china cabinet. If you’re at the show this week, stop by the booth and meet the artist, Jay Jarvie from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day.

See it all and do it all here at the 2019 SCI show!


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