RENO, NV; January 22ND, 2009 – The Mexico Tourism Board and the Safari Club International, the leader in protecting the freedom to hunt and in promoting wildlife conservation worldwide is teamed up during the annual Safari Club International’s annual convention on January 21 – 24,  to promote Mexico’s popular hunting destinations.

Destinations such as including Zacatecas, Aguas Calientes, Tamaulipas, Coahuila, Baja California Norte and Durango joined in the inauguration of the Mexico pavilion where a ceremonial ribbon cutting took place.

Mexico ranks 4th among the amount of mammal species and 11th in bird species. For those looking to hunt deer, there are 14 subspecies of white-tailed deer, 6 subspecies of mule deer and 2 species of tamazate deer from the tropical forests. For the Mexican Turkey Slam, you can find pavo ocelado in the tropical forests of Campeche and Gould’s and Rio Grande turkey in central Mexico.

SCI fights tirelessly to protect the hunting heritage enjoyed by 15 million Americans and 45 million families around the globe. SCI Members are active in more than 100 countries. SCI’s Convention is the most dynamic and diverse hunting show today. It is the most powerful buying and selling environment in the outdoor industry.

For more information go to www.safariclub.org .

About the Mexico Tourism Board

The Mexico Tourism Board (MTB) brings together the resources of federal and state governments, municipalities and private companies to promote Mexico’s tourism attractions and destinations internationally. Created in 1999, the MTB  is  Mexico’s tourism  promotion  agency, and its participants include members  of  both  the  private  and public  sectors.  The MTB has offices throughout   North    America,    Europe,   Japan   and   Latin   America.  For more information on destinations and online trip bookings please go to www.visitmexico.com .

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