Michael Waddell | Bone Collector
Michael Waddell, founder of Bone Collector on the Outdoor Channel, will be part of the Seminar Series Series at the Kansas Expo, sharing a variety of entertaining and educational stories from his years hunting. Waddell, who hails from Booger Bottom, GA, is a champion turkey caller, who began his career in the hunting industry by winning a Realtree turkey calling contest. Waddell then began guiding and filming hunts. The popular show, “Realtree Road Trips,” was born a few years later and has kept him busy ever since.
Bone Collector began as a TV show and became one of the most recognizable brands in the outdoor industry offering television & production, licensing opportunities, marketing and more, all geared towards standing up for the culture of the hunter.
Byron Ferguson | Trick Shot Archery Show
This energetic performance by world renowned Archery Trick Shooter, Byron Ferguson, 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. and shooting a Lifesaver candy. Along with his Trick Shot shooting, Byron shares entertaining stories from his many years of hunting.
Hawg Tank | Fishing Demos
Fishing demos will take center stage at the Hawg Tank, which is a mobile 5,000 gallon tank, built on a trailer frame, filled with water and stocked with fish to conduct demonstrations of fishing techniques. With the use of a sound system, guest fishing experts will both educate and entertain show attendees all weekend. The Hawg Tank travels the country to boat shows, sportsman shows, fairs and festivals.
Mark Menendez and Terry Bolton, will both be holding demos/seminars at the Hawg Tank. Menendez, who has been on the Pro Tour for nearly 20 years, is a native of Paducah. Bolton hails from nearby Benton and has also spent a number of years on a variety of Pro Tours.
Eddie Salter | Talking 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.
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.
Tom Mesnard | 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.