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Sporting Classics is on the road again this week as the annual Houston Safari Club convention kicks off Friday. Staffers will be in Booth #31 all weekend as the show continues HSC’s efforts to preserve the sport of hunting through education, conservation, and the protection of hunters’ rights.

The convention is being held at the Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center. Doors open to the public at 10 a.m. Friday and close at 6 p.m. Saturday’s hours run 9 a.m. till 5 p.m., and Sunday’s from 10 a.m. till 3 p.m.

Staff members will be on-hand to sign up new subscribers for a special convention price, along with selling copies of two new books from Sporting Classics.


The Legendary Hunts of Theodore Roosevelt is the much-anticipated third book in artist John Seerey-Lester’s “Legends Series.” The book relives, in words and paint, the exciting outdoor life of Theodore Roosevelt. With his descriptive text and 150 paintings and sketches, Seerey-Lester provides a fascinating glimpse into the former president’s life as a rancher and his unrelenting passion for wildlife, hunting, exploration, and conservation.

The Legendary Hunts of Theodore Roosevelt features 150 paintings.



The large-format, 200-page book covers Roosevelt’s most active years as an outdoorsman from the 1870s until his death in 1919. It also relives the hunting and exploratory expeditions of his two sons in the Far East.

It opens with Roosevelt’s first deer hunt as a teenager, then continues chronologically as he pursues such dangerous game as grizzlies, lions, and elephants in Africa and North America. In Seerey-Lester’s rich paintings, you will feel the danger, taste the dust, and smell the campfire smoke.

The large-format, 200-page book covers Roosevelt’s most active years as an outdoorsman.


In the foreword for this landmark book, Tweed Roosevelt, TR’s great-grandson, writes: “Seerey-Lester has an extraordinary ability to bring to life the high drama of the hunt. TR, of course, could supply him with an almost unending series of opportunities for displaying his unique artistry.”


Classic Carmichel features nearly 400 pages of hunting adventures and firearms expertise by Carmichel, widely acknowledged as one of the foremost experts on sporting arms.

Classic Carmichel will feature nearly 400 pages of hunting adventures and firearms expertise.


Carmichel’s exploits and prowess had no equal during what is arguably the Golden Age of international hunting and shooting. These are not just stories by a well-traveled adventurer — they are pure literature, written with a style and eloquence that deserve inclusion in any collection of great outdoor books and writers. The big 9 x 10½-inch book features more than 100 never-before-published photographs.


To attend the Houston Safari Club convention and visit Sporting Classics at Booth #31, register online today.

The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center is located at 1601 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands, Texas, 77380. For more information about the show, visit Houston Safari Club’s website.



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