Jared Souza, a ranch broker that specializes in Wyoming ranches for sale, attended the Shooting, Hunting, and Outoor Trade (S.H.O.T) Show this past January in Las Vegas, Nev. Here is what this hunter and cattleman had to say about the event:
Being the largest and most comprehensive trade show for all professionals involved in the shooting, hunting, and law enforcement industries, the S.H.O.T. Show is one of the most important events I am involved with each year. This is a venue full of freedom loving, outdoor living, gun toting people that share so many of the same desires as I do. For a short week, there are some of the most affluent people in the outdoor industries under one roof in Vegas, complete with hundreds of CEOs of some of the largest gun and ammunition manufacturers in the world. There’s also hunting clothing, camo companies, military weapons, you name it. If it goes bang or if you can use it to cut, poke, see in the dark, decoy, hide with, or otherwise use in any hunting or shooting endeavor, it is at the S.H.O.T Show.
There are billions of dollars of deals happening on a daily basis behind closed doors within the office buildings and elaborate booths set up by the vendors. Some even have there own full size log cabins to conduct their business set up within the convention center. Live bands, TV personalities, and yes, even the duck commanders are present on a daily basis. But most importantly for me, it’s about reconnecting, meeting new people, supporting an economy that generates millions of dollars a years for conservation, provides thousands of jobs in the US, and helps maintain a lifestyle and a connection with the outdoors through hunting and shooting sports.
Coming from three generations of ranchers, and a lifetime of living and working on ranches throughout the West, Jared has been involved with nearly every aspect of ranching. Between managing a large ranch in southeastern Wyoming, running a flourishing outfitting business for both big game and waterfowl hunts, and operating a successful outdoor production company that specializes in waterfowl DVDs, Jared brings first-hand ranching and hunting experience when assisting buyers and sellers of Wyoming ranches at Mirr Ranch Group.