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Houston, TX, January 15Th, 2009 – Safari Club International, the leader in protecting the freedom to hunt and in promoting wildlife conservation worldwide is teaming up with the Mexico Tourism Board from January 21 – 24, 2009, at THE in Reno, Nevada.

Mexico’s popular hunting destinations will join the festivities including Zacatecas, Aguascalientes, Tamaulipas, Coahuila, Baja California Norte and Durango. Guests will enjoy a tour throughout Mexico’s hunting destinations and learn about the diversities of species.

In these regions one can find Coues deer and Gould’s Turkey in Durango, Dove and Quail in Zacatecas and there is no better Waterfowl, Whitetail and Mule Deer Hunting in Coahuila.

Alejandro Moreno, Deputy Minister of Tourism in Mexico and Eugenio Hernandez, Governor of Tamaulipas state along with Ismael Hernandez Deras, Governor of Durango state, will head two conferences that will provide valuable information in regards to the adventures of hunting in Mexico. These conferences will take place on the 21st and 23rd of January.

Dozens of informational and educational seminars have been designed to provide attendees the opportunity to learn new hunting techniques or refine old ones, discover imaginative ways to prepare wild game, or to glean tips on the best care for your equipment and gear. Countless topics that appeal to the hunting sportsman will be covered.

When the exhibit halls close the evening fun and excitement begins. Each night, members come together to enjoy top entertainment and speakers. SCI’s evening auctions offer top of the line guns, once in a lifetime hunts, the finest pieces of art and more.  Every purchase provides crucial funds to help preserve our hunting heritage and enable conservation efforts to occur around the globe.

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 .