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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.
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.
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.
Jason Caldwell | Raptors Up Close
Jason Caldwell is a third-generation minister and fifth-generation hunter. Having always enjoyed hunting, fishing, trapping and the natural beauty of the outdoors, he has always had an intense interest in birds of prey especially the ancient sport of hunting with raptors called falconry. Falconry is the art or sport of taking wild game or quarry with a trained bird of prey. It is the oldest form of hunting still in existence today. His father instilled this interest in him being a licensed falconer himself.
Jason is a licensed Master Falconer, permitted since 1993. He is also a licensed raptor educator (founding Raptors Up Close in 2006), federal raptor bander, permitted for abatement services and permitted for raptor propagation. His knowledge has also been a resource for raptor rehabilitation and raptor veterinarians. His skill and knowledge on raptors have made him sought after as an authority. For more information visit Raptors Up Close online at www.thehawkeyeenterprises.com.
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.
Jared Scheffler | Public Land Whitetail Hunting
Jared Scheffler started filming his hunts in 2006 with a small camera his grandmother loaned him. This past year, Whitetail Adrenaline released its 13th season. Scheffler and his crew strictly hunt public land using spot and stalk, ground zero tactics. Each Whitetail Adrenaline production includes the failure and successes of do it yourself public hunting.
Over the 13 seasons, Whitetail Adrenaline has been able to capture some great hunts on camera, including using a canoe to reach a magnum, missing a buck from the ground at 5 yards, and a week long recovery effort of a 198 class whitetail shot with a longbow. Because of our awesome supporters, Whitetail Adrenaline has been (and always will be) ad free and sponsor free.
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.
Laurie Seale | CWD Facts and Current Research
Laurie Seale has been raising whitetail deer in north central Wisconsin for over 30 years. She currently is the Vice-President of Whitetails of Wisconsin and has been a board member of this association for the past 20 years. Seale is very active on the federal and state level in the regulatory and political arena. She has been a member of the United States Animal Health Association for the past 16 years and travels annually to Madison, Wisconsin and Washington, D.C. to represent the cervid industry. Seale has been involved with CWD rules and regulations since CWD was first discovered in Wisconsin in 2002 and is well versed in CWD research past and present.
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.
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.
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.
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