Bogart, Georgia-QDMA’s Whitetail Expo presented by Chevrolet will take place July 25-26 at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville. Over the course of the weekend, attendees will have the opportunity to hear from some of the nation’s most popular white-tailed deer experts. Among the all-star lineup for the event, part of QDMA’s Annual National Convention, are Lee and Tiffany Lakosky of The Crush, Eddie Salter and Alex Rutledge from Hunter’s Specialties Pro Staff, Rodney Dyer, also of Hunter’s Specialties, and Dan Perez of Whitetail Properties’ Dreams to Reality.
The doors will open at 9:00 a.m. Saturday, and the Whitetail Expo will kick off with celebrity seminars. In addition to those who will host a seminar, other celebrities will be present in the Expo Hall and available for autographs. Jerry Martin of Bass Pro Shops, Dave Poteat and Tim Anello of Inside Outdoors, Jeff Simpson of Heartland Bowhunter, Terry Rohm of Tink’s, and Kyle Wieter of Adrenaline Outdoors are among the celebrities who will participate in autograph sessions on both Saturday and Sunday.
Adults and kids alike will enjoy watching world record holding archer Randy Oitker perform in the Kids Korner throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday. Also in the Kids Korner, Kelsey Konrade of Bass Pro Shops’ Next Generation will be sharing highlights from her hunting and fishing adventures.
A celebrity in its own right, Bass Pro Shops’ King of Bucks Truck featuring “original” world- and state-record deer, will occupy a prime location in the Expo Hall. The decked out semi truck is home to over 200 of the world’s largest trophy deer as well as three originals scoring over 300 inches. Also in the category of world-class taxidermy, Hazel Creek Taxidermy out of Missouri will have an impressive collection of award-winning mounts displayed throughout the Expo Hall. Cally Morris and Team Hazelcreek made a name for themselves in the art of wild turkey taxidermy, but their work includes everything from bears to elk, and a wide-range of animals will be on display.
In addition to the celebrity demonstrations, the Expo will offer the hottest merchandise from the country’s top manufacturers of habitat tools, food plot equipment, deer management supplies, trail cameras, optics, firearms, bows, apparel, and more.
Admission to QDMA’s Whitetail Expo is $10 for adults and free to attendees age 15 and under. Expo hours are Saturday, July 25, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, July 26, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information on QDMA’s 9th Annual National Convention and Whitetail Expo, visit www.QDMA.com .
Founded in 1988, QDMA is a national nonprofit wildlife conservation organization with more than 50,000 members in all 50 states and Canada, and several foreign countries. Membership in QDMA is open to anyone interested in better deer and better deer hunting, and committed to ethical hunting, sound deer management and the preservation of the deer-hunting heritage. To learn more about QDMA and why it is the future of deer hunting, call (800) 209-3337 or visit www.QDMA.com .
QDMA … The Future of Deer Hunting