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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.

 

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Byron Ferguson

 

Jason Clark | Southeastern Snake Encounter

Jason Clark will be hosting his always entertaining and educational Snake Show. Known as The Southeastern Snake Encounter, 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.

 

Jason Clark Snake Show
Jason Clark

 

Dustin Huff | No. 2 World Typical Whitetail Deer

 

Dustin Huff harvested this five-and-half-year-old deer on November 4th of the 2021 season, which weighed 300 lbs on hoof and 230 lbs field dressed. The deer, which is officially Boone & Crockett gross scored at 216 2/8 and net scored at 211 4/8 typical, is the No. 1 typical deer in the United States, surpassing the James Jordan Buck and No. 2 in the world typical deer ever behind the Milo Hanson Buck. The Whitetail Deer will be on display all three days of the Ohio Expo.

 

Dustin Huff

 

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.

 

Hawg Tank

 

Billy Hurt | Fishing

Billy Hurt is currently a member of the Ranger Boats Pro Staff and Pro staff of C&O Marine and guides on Kentucky Lake. Hurt began his professional fishing career in 1993 with Bassmasters, qualifying for the Bassmaster Elite Series.

He has also fished FLW tournaments and numerous tournament trails on Kentucky Lake. Hurt was the Tennessee State champion and Southern Division champion in 1999.

Billy is the original owner and builder of Basstubs by Hurt Promotions fishing tanks. He has appeared at many fishing and outdoor shows presenting fishing seminars.

 

Billy Hurt

 

Eddie Levin | Fishing

Eddie Levin of Westerville, OH, was the 2011 Ohio Co-Angler of the Year. Levin has a pair of top-five finish in the MLF Big 5-Toyota Series and a top-10 Bassmaster finish. With the Bass Federation Nation, Levin is a six-time regional individual qualifier and a three-time national individual qualifier, earning a top-10 finish in 2020. He is also has been a three-time national team qualifier, placing fourth in 2019.

 

Eddie Levin

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

 

Tom Mesnard | Land Management

Mesnard has a very unique approach to Hunting Land Management and will focus on showing hunters how to manage their property to grow, hold, and harvest mature bucks. He has helped thousands of hunters in 27 states, dating back to 1984.

 

Winter Hunting
Tom Mesnard

 

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.

 

Eddie Salter The Turkey Man
Eddie Salter

 

Kevin Boyer | Building an Elite Hunting Property

In 47 years of hunting, Kevin Boyer's success has come in the form of his best 34 mature bucks averaging over 153”. With three of those bucks being aged at 7.5 years old or more and most being aged at 5.5 and 6.5 years old. Boyer raised three buck fawns up from a day old up to the age of 8.5 years old as part of his research and testing. He plants over 35 acres of food plots and test plots on his own farms as part of his research each year and has for years. Boyer has planted thousands of acres of test plots and food plots for over three decades with thousands of soil tests and thousands of plant tissue samples.

Boyer prides himself in offering an Elite Land Consulting from knowledge of the soil’s nutrients, plant tissue, hunting experience and expertise is setting up a property from its soil to the successful hunt. He also is unlike most consultants by only taking a small amount of clients each year, so he can offer an Elite land consulting experience for his clients.

 

Kevin Boyer
Kevin Boyer

 

Art Helin | Patterning Mature Bucks

 

Art Helin of began hunting over 30 years ago under the guidance of his father and grandmother. What started as small game and deer hunting in his home state grew to an obsession to hunt nearly every big game and turkey species across North America. Although the Wisconsin native enjoys any type of hunting, he is mad about whitetails and turkeys!

Helin's hunting success and passion for teaching others has led to his pro/field staffer positions for many outdoor manufacturers. He promotes these companies and the great outdoors by working trade shows, attending retail store special events, conducting seminars, and writing stories for outdoor media. Helin's expertise has been highlighted in articles for magazines. As a professional photographer, he specializes in nature and wildlife.

Helin draws upon his own experience, successes and failures, and the hundreds of days per year in the field hunting, guiding, and scouting. To assist him in scouting, he takes advantage of the tools and technology available including aerial and topographical maps and trail cameras. Helin has planted food plots for years, which started out small and often failing, but are now getting bigger and better year after year. He also practices woodland management, has completed timber stand improvement and pond projects on his 40-acres and is eager to share what he has learned with others.

 

Art Helin

 

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