January is an important month for industry trade shows. The Archery Trade Association hosted their annual trade show first, running from January 11 to 13 in Indianapolis. Next week, the National Shooting Sports Foundation will host the SHOT (Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade) Show in Las Vegas from January 23 to 26. These two events provide an opportunity for the manufacturers of hunting, recreational shooting, and related equipment to come together to display their newest products for distributors and retailers to review and make their orders for the upcoming sales cycle. As part of a Multi-State Conservation Grant (MSCG), the Wildlife Management Institute (WMI) will participate in these trade shows to help enhance the relationship between the excise tax paying industries and the wildlife agencies who benefit from those taxes.