Sporting Classics is in Dallas this week for the annual Dallas Safari Club convention, and a lot is happening at the booth. Jim Carmichel was in Thursday to sign copies of his new book, Classic Carmichel, and the magazine’s staff has been meeting fans and signing up new subscribers left and right.
One especially memorable moment was when Publisher Duncan Grant spoke to Chris Cammack, taxidermist par-excellence and the man behind Brush Country Studios (brushcountrystudios.com) of Cypress, Texas. Cammack was inspired by Sporting Classics to do a display of TR mounted on a taxidermied camel. The 26th president is dressed as if he is still in Africa on his legendary safari.
Chris Cammack and “Theodore Roosevelt.”
The mount will become part of the Warren Wildlife Gallery in Austin, Texas, when the convention is over. It will continue to surprise and astound convention-goers until then, many of whom commented that “Teddy” looks like a living person astride the camel. If you’re at the show, stop by booth 1047 for a look and a chance to meet Cammack.
Owen Baker, left, and Bill Jackson take a break from setting up the booth ahead of Thursday’s convention opener.
Stay tuned to Sporting Classics Daily for more dispatches from the Dallas Safari Club convention, or stop by booths 854 and 855 to meet some of the staff of Sporting Classics if you’re at the show. Attendees will receive a special subscription price for visiting the booths!