Far from the Marsh, Conservation Continues

Vanishing Paradise caught up with partners at the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show held in Vegas.

by Lew Carpenter
Director, Conservation Partners

Each year tens of thousands of folks - from firearms manufacturing to wildlife conservation - travel from across the globe to attend SHOT Show in Las Vegas. Photo: Lew Carpenter.

Vanishing Paradise again attended the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show, owned and operated by the National Shooting Sports Foundation, which January 25, 2019 finished its four-day run.

Vanishing Paradise staff engaged current partners, the outdoor media and moved messaging on Gulf Coast restoration. Incredible support for restoring the Mississippi River Delta has come from SHOT SHow attendees Wiley X, Stanley, Top Brass and others, ensuring those outdoor businesses that rely on a healthy Gulf Coast invest in a resource their customers hunt, fish and recreate within.

Anthony Licata, Editorial Director, Bonnier Lifestyle Group, addresses the Field and Stream, Outdoor Life Sportsmen’s Lounge at SHOT Show on the significance and merit of mentoring new hunters. Photo: Lew Carpenter

The show, which ran Jan. 22-25 at the Sands Expo Center, showcased products used for target shooting, hunting, outdoor recreation and law enforcement purposes. More than 58,000 industry professionals attended with the number of exhibiting companies exceeding 2,400, a new record. Their booths covered more than 692,000 net square feet of exhibit space.