China Hunting Show launches with a bang

The China Hunting Show is underway at the National Convention & Exhibition Centre in Shanghai. The first hunting show in China, 55 exhibitors from all over the world have taken more than 80 stands.

Most of the standholders are safari companies, with most of those from southern Africa. It is a retail show and standholders agree they had no idea what to expect from visitors. Chinese are increasingly interested in hunting in Africa – but hunting and guns are restricted in China itself.

Standholders report sophisticated interest in management hunts for plainsgame. They have had enquiries from Chinese visitors about trophy export. And a number of standholders report that enterprising Shanghai travel agents are also visiting them, offering their services.

Trade exhibitors include Beretta guns, Shooterking clothing, retailer Decathlon’s hunting brand Solognac, and Bowman clay pigeon traps. Guns are strictly licenced in China. However, the Chinese government is becoming increasingly enthusiastic about shooting sports, thanks in part to China’s success in shooting events at the Olympics. The Chinese state is promoting shooting as a key sport at the forthcoming Chinese youth games.

The China Hunting Show 2019 runs from Thursday 20 June 2019 – Sunday 23 June 2019. Visit ChinaHuntingShow.org.cn

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Here are images from the event:

How not to shoot a rifle – at the China Hunting Show 2019

 

Scene from the China Hunting Show 2019

 

Scene from the China Hunting Show 2019

 

Scene from the China Hunting Show 2019

 

Two children enjoy a stuffed polar bear photo opp at the China Hunting Show 2019

 

Scene from the China Hunting Show 2019

 

Scene from the China Hunting Show 2019

 

A stuffed lion interests visitors – but the enquiries are about plainsgame hunts at the China Hunting Show 2019

 

Visitors lured by an oryx/gemsbok

 

Hunting safari companies dominate the standholders

 

The China Hunting Show 2019 is part of the Lifestyle Show. It’s proving popular. Here, staff on a turtle-watching stand twiddle their mobiles, while visitors enquire about hunting trips instead

 

Unusual access to images of guns makes the Beretta stand popular

 

‘Is it real?’ – a visitor reaches up to touch a stuffed warthog

 

Beretta exhibits at the China Hunting Show 2019

 

Safari companies attract interest from visitors

 

Beretta booth, China Hunting Show 2019

 

Paul Childerley on display at the China Hunting Show 2019

 

The China Hunting Show 2019 is part of the Lifestyle Show 2019 at the National Convention & Exhibition Centre in Shanghai

 

China Hunting Show organiser logo, at the Shanghai NECC

 

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