Barry Dyar has been an SCI member and annual convention exhibitor for many years. He owns and operates ElkQuest. Conservation has always been a priority. He has helped wildlife agencies with elk migration and caribou population estimations studies, various CWD research, and helped introduce Canada Geese to Southwest Colorado.
In 1996 he started a small herd of elk to study and promote a rare genetic strain which is resistant to Chronic Wasting Disease. The herd now consistently numbers around 250 animals and is the largest herd of CWD resistant elk in the world. ElkQuest offers hunts to help fund the operation. Barry serves on the SCI Exhibitor Advisory Group because he believes the exhibitors are the heart of SCI’s annual convention and believes that the partnership between SCI and its convention committee with the exhibitor is critical.