Donald Trump announced today that he will be joining me at the Outdoor Sportmens Group annual award ceremony being held in Las Vegas on Thursday. I’m not sure if he decided it would be cool to hang out with Ivey and I or if he just wants to be there in case I take home one of the 17 coveted awards recognizing excellence in the outdoor industry. Yes, I have a horse in the race and could win one this year but honestly the competition is fierce and it’s nice to be considered once again among the elite producers in the industry.

The OSG awards are all part of this years SHOT Show. The Shooting Hunting and Outdoor Trades Show is called the biggest gun show in the world and attracts people from around the country and around the world.

Trump of course is the leading candidate to become the Republican nominee for President and is shooting at the base of the GOP by attending.

In a press release today he underscored that position and his family’s interest in the outdoor’s, "I am honored to attend this event and meet with an important group that supports and shares my position on second amendment rights, are strong conservationists of land, water and wildlife and produce exceptional hunting and fishing shows for American sportsmen and women. My sons, Don Jr. and Eric, are excellent marksmen, avid hunters and anglers, and are also proud members of the NRA - as am I,” said Trump. “I am very strong on the second amendment. Now more than ever, Americans want to feel safe and protected. Taking away our guns and limiting our freedoms is not how we ‘Make America Great Again.’"

 

“It is a night of celebration and Mr. Trump’s presence is sure to cause a welcome buzz at this year’s Outdoor Sportsman Awards show,” said Jim Liberatore, Outdoor Sportsman Group Networks President and CEO. “We welcome the frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination and can’t wait to hear the reaction he receives from our enthusiastic audience.”

I’m not making any promises but if Trump wants to sit at my table I am probably willing to move things around to make that happen.

Stay tuned.