I'm in flight to Sin City for the annual Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show. It's called SHOT for short and believe me, after several days I'm shot from walking around and meeting with the dozens of manufacturers who help me annually.
To be granted access to the SHOT Show you either need to be employed in the outdoor industry, work in a sporting goods store or be a member of the media. It's not open to the general public, but if it were it would knock your socks off. Imagine the largest Cabela's store you've ever walked in and then multiply its size and inventory by 100 times. That may be close to the size of the SHOT Show.
Basically, it's a way for manufacturers to introduce new products to buyers like Cabela's or the small sporting goods store down the street from where you live. It's also a venue for the press to see what's new in outdoor gear.
If you do have access to the show next week and would like to say hi, I'll be at the Versus booth, number 16221, on Jan. 19 from 11:30 to 12:30 p.m. I'd love to meet with you and swap a hunting tale or two.
That's all for now. We're about to land and I can hear the slot machines calling my name. That's a little Vegas humor. Those of you that know me realize I'd be looking forward to dropping quarters in a slot machine like I'd enjoy attending a PETA convention.
I don't think I'm in Wyoming anymore.