Springfield is a difficult location for a convention, as there’s no convention centers conducive for our needs. Most members have expressed they do not want travel every day to visit the big game display or outfitter/vendor displays.
Reno was a success, as we had approximately 300 more attendees than anticipated in July!
Current and future initiatives, as presented throughout the convention, position the org on a very stable, upward trajectory! The barriers to different levels of membership also seem to be a bit more inclusive than what prior perceptions may have been.
If you’re a bow hunter and for some reason not currently a member, you ought to do a bit more research and get on the roster. No other org is doing more to promote and protect bow hunting than P & Y.
I kinda enjoy the variety or venues myself. Some are obviously better than other, but that’s part of the fun. But I also understand the financial advantage to stay at one place. I’ll certainly be there for 2023.
I agree Springfield would be a challenging location. Not really a good airport particularly close, no real convention center. Travel to the new museum daily would be hard too. But in the other hand it’s less than 3 hours from my house so I wouldn’t argue too much against it! ;)
I am glad to hear the convention was a success especially with the challenges of Covid. I tip my hat to the folks who worked to make the event a success and for those folks who attended. How many folks were in attendance?
The Covid Delta variant is currently on a rampage in MS; especially among the young and the unvaccinated. Hopefully in 2 years there will be more knowledge of the virus and how to control it.
I will have to say that that the folks who did not attend will have another shot at getting to visit Reno and the surrounding area. That is a good thing.
I was missing you, buddy. I just had Corey Neil fill in for the accent! :)
The Ishi award went to the Largest whitetail ever taken by a hunter in North America (P&Y or B&C). A giant non-typical that measured 327 1/8”.......lucky hunter was Luke Brewster.
Can anyone post up some pics of that Ishi award winning whitetail?
Luke Brewster’s buck (or a replica of it) was on display at the Iowa Deer Classic earlier this spring. The pictures of this buck do it no justice. It is an absolutely incredible animal, and definitely worthy of the Ishi award, IMO.
Looks like one day less which seems like a good thing to keep cost down and a good majority of people don't show up until Thursday/Friday anyways.
Great meeting you as well
The dates are April 12-15, Wednesday through Saturday. 2023 in Reno.
The Nugget staff was extremely accommodating and top notch. They went out of their way to work through the lockdown/travel issues and made our event a much greater success than it could have been.
It was great to see so many old friends and I really missed those who couldn't attend.
If you go in 2022, you'll definitely be missing it!!
Thanks for pointing that out to me, guys! I’ve since edited my gaffe.