Experiencing rapid growth in the past five years, the WHCE is fast becoming one of the best consumer shows for companies to sell their products. Over 35,000 western hunters are expected to attend the 4-day event that will run from February 19-22, 2015 at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.
The Exhibit Hall was expanded once again this year to accommodate the increased space needed for exhibitors.
“This year’s WHCE is breaking records already for the number of exhibitors and the as a result we anticipate our biggest crowds ever,” said Mule Deer Foundation CEO, Miles Moretti. “This is a fantastic event to bring the entire family to because of all of the great products for sale, the first class taxidermy, M.U.L.E.Y. events for kids, seminars, evening entertainment, and more.”
Ammunition manufacturer and distributor Ammo & More and ACI (Armscor Cartridge Inc.) are joining the Mule Deer Foundation (MDF) and Sportsmen for Fish and Wildlife (SFW) as the title sponsors for the 2015 WHCE. The Expo features a keynote address on Friday February 20th by the National Rifle Association’s Wayne LaPierre and music from top selling country music artist Jerrod Niemann. On Saturday evening, the crowd will be entertained by country music legends Sawyer Brown.
The 2015 WHCE will have some of the most coveted big game tags available for auction from mule deer, bighorn sheep, elk, moose and several other North American big game animals. Twenty-five sheep tags are available for auction or raffle and attendees can apply for the chance to draw for 200 big game tags courtesy of the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources. The Expo will offer free seminars by some of the top pro staffers in the hunting industry.
“With the growth in exhibitors, this Expo is now a can’t-miss event for hunters and shooters,” commented Jon Larsen, President of Sportsmen for Fish & Wildlife. “Having Wayne LaPierre speak about our second amendment rights and the foundation of our outdoor recreation pursuits will certainly be a highlight.”
Register for the Expo and find the full schedule of events and details of auctions, tags, seminars and more is available at www.huntexpo.com.
The Mule Deer Foundation is the only conservation group in North America dedicated to restoring, improving and protecting mule deer and black-tailed deer and their habitat, with a focus on science and program efficiency. MDF is a strong voice for hunters in access, wildlife management and conservation policy issues. MDF acknowledges regulated hunting as a viable management component and is committed to recruitment and retention of youth into the shooting sports and conservation. Get involved at www.muledeer.org or call 1-888-375-3337.
Headquartered in North Salt Lake, Utah, Sportsmen for Fish & Wildlife is a charitable, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. The mission of SFW is to promote the protection and enhancement of wildlife habitat, assist in providing quality wildlife management programs, educating the public about the role hunters play in wildlife conservation, and perpetuating the family tradition of hunting and fishing. Visit www.sfw.net or call 801-936-1386.