San Antonio, Texas – As hunters start taking regular trips to the deer lease or hunting ranch to check on blinds, fill feeders and set out Cuddeback® trail cameras, July and August mean one big thing to Texas hunters, the Hunters Extravaganza® trade shows, produced by Texas Trophy Hunters Association (TTHA), officially kick off the beginning of hunting season. skull logo grn type.ai

Showcasing more gear, guides and outfitters than ever before, the Hunters Extravaganzas® prepare the Texas hunter with everything needed to hunt that trophy whitetail buck of a lifetime.  Plus, there will be more FREE prizes, contests and attractions than ever before.  The Hunters Extravaganza® truly is the Granddaddy of all hunting shows.

The 2010 Hunters Extravaganza® shows take place in three locations: San Antonio at the Alamodome; Houston at the Reliant Center; and Ft. Worth at the Will Rogers Center.  The San Antonio Hunters Extravaganza® at the Alamodome kicks off the three major shows on the weekend of July 9-11, 2010.  The Houston Hunters Extravaganza® at the Reliant Center takes place on the weekend of August 6-8, 2010.  The Ft. Worth Hunters Extravaganza® takes place at the Will Rogers Center on the weekend of August 20-22, 2010.

Everyone who walks in the door can register for FREE hunts and prizes in the Texas Sized Giveaway including a trophy hunt for two whitetail bucks at the Bella Vista Ranch, a pronghorn hunt at 4F Outfitters, one of 30 pairs of Nikon™ binoculars valued at over $200 each, or many other great prizes.

Attendees can try their hand at the TTHA 3D Archery Championship Tournament plus see the biggest and best trophy mounts from last season in the Annual Deer Competition sponsored by Nikon™. Kids will love the Lone Star Bowhunters Your Archery Range, the Texas Junior Anglers Catch Fish Pond and Joe Martin’s Snakes of Texas!

This year, TTHA will partner with Hunters’ Harvest to hold Clean Out Your Freezer Day at all of the 2010 Hunters Extravaganzas®! Attendees can make a difference in the lives of others by bringing donations of frozen, wrapped and processed wild game to the Hunters’ Harvest collection sites located in the parking lot at each show. Donations will be distributed to local organizations feeding the hungry.

The San Antonio and Houston venues will also offer the opportunity to see LIVE BEARS in the Great Bear Show.  Also, attendees will be entertained for hours at the laser shot and paintball trailer and the Operation Game Thief Trailer provided by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.  The Hunters Extravaganza® is truly fun for the whole family.

Each show features different Outdoor Celebrities available for autographs and photos with attendees.  Some of the celebrities include: Ralph & Vicki Cianciarulo of Nikon Pro-Staff & The Choice TV Show; Don & Kandi Kisky of Nikon Pro-Staff & Whitetail Freaks TV Show; Jase Robertson of Duck Commander TV Show; Ronnie “Cuz” Strickland of Mossy Oak Apparel; “Dr. Deer,” James Kroll, PhD of Institute for White-Tailed Deer Mgmt & Research; and 9-time UFC Welter Weight Champion, Matt Hughes.  See TTHA.com for celebrity appearance schedule.

The Hunters Extravaganza® is the chance for hunters to take advantage of BIG savings before the season starts!   This year, people can get a FREE membership to Texas Trophy Hunters Association with the purchase of a weekend pass!

The Hunters Extravaganza® will be at the Alamodome July 10th through the 12th.  The show hours will be Friday 3pm to 9pm, Saturday 9am to 7pm and Sunday 10am to 5pm.  The ticket prices are ONLY ten bucks for adults, five bucks for kids 13-17, while kids 12 and under free.  Members of Texas Trophy Hunters Association get in FREE on Friday.  In honor of our servicemen and servicewomen, Active Military personnel who show their ID to get in free all three days.

The Hunters Extravaganza® is sponsored by Nikon® Sport Optics, Bad Boy Buggies®, Mossy Oak Camo®, and Cuddeback® Digital Scouting Cameras, Barnes Bullets®, Barnett Crossbows® and the National Rifle Association. For more information, go to www.TTHA.com.