Kansas Seminar Series 2021

Travis "T-Bone" Turner | Bone Collector TV


Travis ‘T-Bone’ Turner is one of the most respected archers and hunters in the outdoor industry. He earned his status as an ASA and APA Certified Pro shooter, competing on the pro tour for over 15 years, winning the 1991 ASA Archery World Championship, many podium finishes and several state titles during that time. Through his years as a pro, along with his role as owner and manager of one of the largest archery shops in Georgia, Travis has developed long-standing relationships with companies such as Realtree, Hoyt, Bone Collector and Whitetails Unlimited. He serves as archery bow technician for national celebrities, pro athletes and others in the outdoor industry.

As a result of his hard work, understanding, and fun-loving passion for the outdoors, Travis has become a leading personality in the industry, co-hosting Realtree Roadtrips and Bone Collector for Outdoor Channel. Dedicated to conservation, he serves as national spokesperson for Whitetails Unlimited.


Travis "T-Bone" Turner
Travis "T-Bone" Turner

Alan Probst | Trapping

Alan Probst grew up in the outdoors with a deep family tradition that traces back to his Great-Grandfather who was a hunter, trapper and lure maker. On top of that tradition, his own outdoor experiences over the last 40 years have led him to be one of the most knowledgeable trappers in North America. After running his first trapline at the age of seven, it has been all about the outdoors since.  Alan currently hosts and produces the highly acclaimed furbearer television show 'F&T's Freedom Outdoors' on Pursuit Channel.

Alan Probst Trapping 2021
Alan Probst


Byron Ferguson | Trick Shot Archery Show


This energetic performance will leave you wondering how these shots are even possible. Byron uses a traditional bow and his instinctive reactions to pull off shots like hitting a flying target blindfolded. On top of the fan favorites, Byron will also be performing NEW TRICKS this year including shooting with his feet and shooting the flame off a candle! Learn more at www.ByronFerguson.com.


Byron Ferguson Trick Shot Archery Show
Byron Ferguson

Eddie Salter | Turkey


Eddie Salter began hunting at the age of eight near his home in Evergreen, Alabama. After learning turkey-hunting techniques from his father and grandfather, Salter called-in and harvested his first gobbler at the age of 10. Salter began participating in competitive turkey calling and amassed an impressive list of titles, including seven Southeastern Open Turkey Calling Championships, six Alabama State Championships and two World Open Championships.

Named one of the top-10 sportsmen in the U.S. in 1986 and 1989 and with almost four decades of turkey-hunting experience, Salter is recognized as one of the country’s leading authorities on turkey hunting. He’s appeared on ESPN, TNN, The Outdoor Channel and ABC’s 20/20 TV show and in numerous hunting videos and television commercials for Hunter’s Specialties and has been featured in many outdoor magazine articles and radio interviews.


Eddie Salter The Turkey Man
Eddie Salter

Chef Jean-Paul Bourgeois | Wild Game Cooking


Chef Jean-Paul Bourgeois’ career in the kitchen began a long time ago boiling crawfish, crabs and shrimp at a local seafood shack in his hometown of Thibodaux, Louisiana. For the past 15 years, Jean-Paul has served as a chef in a number of different restaurants in San Francisco, St. Thomas and New York City.

Today, Jean-Paul works in various forms of food media in New York and around America. His love for cooking food for others is only surpassed by his passion to be an example and teach folks how they too can cook for themselves and bring their family and friends around the dinner table.


Chef Jean Paul
Chef Jean-Paul Bourgeois

Tom Mesnard | Total Land Management


Tom Mesnard has a very unique approach to Hunting Land Management. The TLM system, which he developed, has helped thousands of hunters in 27 states, dating back to 1984. The TLM system is a two-part system consisting of Part A: “The hunting plan” and Part B: “The habitat plan.” The two plans must work hand-in-hand to be successful.

The native of Michigan feels that Habitat “gimmicks” do not help consistently harvest mature bucks. The answer to consistency does not come in a food plot seed bag or a hinge cut tree. Managing hunting property to consistently harvest mature bucks is so much more than Habitat.


Winter Hunting
Tom Mesnard

Randy Flannery | Tracking and Stalking Whitetails


Randy Flannery is a renowned tracker of whitetails and a Master Guide in Maine. Tracking and Stalking are the time-tested and time-honored, tried and true hunting methods the American Indians and pioneers used to successfully and consistently take the largest animals possible. They took a proactive approach to hunting, because they had to put food on the table to feed their families. By utilizing tracking and stalking techniques, they were able to find the biggest and best animals. Now you can learn these techniques and use them on your next hunt.

Flannery will show how to master the skills of aging, sexing, and reading deer tracks. He will also share, map and compass skills, how and where to find big bucks, how to walk up on big bucks in all conditions, how to react to big bucks when you jump them, how to shoot fast and accurate, and other big woods hunting skills.


Randy Flannery 2021
Randy Flannery

Jason Clark | Snakes


Known as The Southeastern Snake Encounter, Jason Clark utilizes venomous and nonvenomous snakes of the Southeastern U.S. Clark is a nationally recognized reptile handler with over 30 years of wildlife experience and is a certified Master Naturalist through the University of Georgia and provides over 500 hours of wildlife education each year just in the state of Georgia alone.

Having been referred to as a natural comedian, Jason’s live snake presentation is like no other. Learn valuable but useful information such as identification, first aid and how to avoid being snake bitten as well as ways to better safeguard your property against venomous snake infestations. Clark takes his audience on a hysterical thrill ride of adventures in past wildlife removal emergencies as well as many of the funny and crazy things that happen at Southeastern Reptile Rescue.


Jason Clark Snake Show
Jason Clark


Travis Perret | Fishing


Travis Perret met Ned Kehde over 12 years ago when Kehde first invented the Ned Rig technique. Perret has been fishing it ever since and has won several fishing tournaments using the Ned Rig and other finesse style techniques. Perret, who is on the Z-Man Fishing pro staff and Denali Rods pro staff, will teach Expo attendees how to get more fish in the boat with finesse techniques.


Travis Perret Fishing
Travis Perret

Brent Chapman | Fishing


Brent Chapman fishes at the highest level of bass fishing in the world including the Bass Pro Tour, Bassmaster Elite Series and Major League Fishing. He won the 2012 Elite Series Angler of the Year, which most anglers consider the toughest and most prestigious title that a professional angler can attain. Chapman has qualified for 14 Bassmaster Classics and has won 4 Bassmaster tournaments. With 50 Top-10 finishes and $1.8M in earnings from the Bassmaster Elite Series, Brent has solidified himself as one of the greatest anglers in the history of professional bass fishing. Chapman calls Lake Quivira, Kansas home.

Chapman will be appearing ONLY on Sunday, March 14.


Brent Chapman Fishing
Brent Chapman

Thomas Wells | Pre-spawn/Post-spawn Patterns on area lakes


Thomas Wells is a lifelong Kansas City resident and specializes in fishing the Kansas City and Ozark area lakes and waterways. Founder of the Kansas City Team Tour, a local tournament series that has some of the highest payouts and toughest local competition, Wells has extensive experience fishing for bass, crappie, wipers and walleye. Wells has applied his knowledge successfully to place high finishes in a variety of local fishing tournaments.

With a personal fishing motto of, “big baits, catch big fish,” Wells will be speaking on how to catch the biggest fish in the lake utilizing big spinnerbaits, jigs, frogs, swimbaits, and jerkbaits. Wells, who is sponsored by Mossy Oak Hunting and Fishing and Trophy Bass Company, will share secrets to catching the big ones.


Thomas Wells