The Western Hunting and Conservation Expo (WHCE) is a trade show that takes place every year at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. 

Hosted by the Mule Deer Foundation (MDF) & Sportsmen for Fish and Wildlife (SFW), the Hunt Expo is notorious for raising millions of dollars for wildlife agency conservation programs. In fact, even with a virtual expo in 2021 due to COVID, the event still managed to raise $8.1 million dollars with record numbers of bidders to the online auction and applications for Utah’s 200 limited entry tags.  

The 2022 Hunt Expo will take place at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah on Feb. 10-13, 2022. 

The Hunt Expo is an ever-growing hunting trade show that brings together hunters, conservationists, and industry experts from all over the world. Utah only gives out 200 trophy hunting tags which are auctioned off to sportsmen at the public drawing at the Hunt Expo. Tags are a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity valued by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR) and the two conservation organizations at $1.5 million. The public drawing costs $5 per hunt unit application fee to those who apply and then validate their application in person at the Hunting Expo.

Five tags are also available for non-residents including 1 Desert Bighorn Sheep, 1 Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep, 1 Shiras Moose, 1 Mountain Goat, and 1 Bison.

In addition to the 200 draw permits, the greatest collection of Governor’s hunting tags and auction permits ever assembled will also be auctioned at special events during the Hunting Expo, bringing hunters together from all across North America.

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From Alaska fishing trips to South Africa big game hunting packages to equipment and art, the Hunt Expo live auction features some amazing expeditions and prizes. And the money goes to a great cause- wildlife conservation efforts! For a full list of auction items, visit

With over 60,000 attendees including experienced guides and outfitters from around the world, 425 exhibitors, a variety of events from free seminars to country music shows to stand-up comics, the Hunt Expo is always a good time. 

For a full schedule of 2022 Hunt Expo events, visit

The event is open to the public with ticket prices as follows:

  • Kids 10 and Under: FREE
  • Youth 11–17: $10/day
  • Adults: $25/day

Prime Revo | Hunt Expo

The Prime Revo gang is going to the Hunt Expo! We are excited to catch up with old friends, make some new ones, walk the exhibit halls to see new gear, and hopefully win a tag! Some title sponsors that will have must-see retailer booths include Bass Pro Shops, Cabelas, Sportsmans Warehouse, Kryptek, and so many more.

Will you be at the Hunt Expo? Hope to see you there!