RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - After 3 years in Las Vegas, the Safari Club International convention is officially back in Reno.
"The city met with us and made us some offers we couldn’t refuse. They wanted to have us back; like I said, we’ve been here for so long Reno is really our home, it was an easy decision to come back,” says Paul Babaz, Safari Club International president.
A membership and pass, that can be purchased onsite, will grant you access to see archery, guns, sculptures, photos and safari tours.
“Hunter or not hunters, you just enjoy the outdoors, whether you are a big game hunter, small game hunter, or wing shooter, we invited everyone to come out, there is something here for everyone,” says Babaz.
More than taxidermy, the event is a big boost to the economy, bringing in about $20 million.
“Twenty-five thousand people here, restaurant, hotels, cab drivers, everyone gets a tremendous amount of business so it’s a really huge economic impact to the city,” says Babaz.
The event will run through January 12, 2019 at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.