R.J. Molinere and Jay Paul Molinere - Swamp People
RJ Molinere is a Houma Native American and a strong competitor at whatever he does. He is the best arm wrestler and alligator hunter at 154 lbs. He is a 4 time World Champion arm wrestler, 11 time National champion, 2 time Arnold Classic Arm wrestling Champion, and 2 time GNC Champion.
Jay Paul Molinere is a two time Golden Gloves Boxing champion, regional boxing champion, and undefeated MMA fighter.
Saturday, Feb 25 - Meet and Greet
Back by popular demand, R.J and Jay Paul Molinere from the History Channel's hit TV Show, SWAMP PEOPLE are back to help us celebrate 30 years!
Kip Campbell - Red Arrow
Kip grew up in the country near the banks of the James River in Central Virginia and spent his days bow hunting, fishing and playing sports at Fork Union Military Academy. Kip knew early on he wanted to work with a weapon in his hand, so the military, law enforcement or pro-hunter were the only jobs that would be acceptable in his mind. The last option seemed pretty far fetched... seeing as how he didn't come from a "big buck" part of the country and had no tie in with a hunting companies.
Although today the Red Arrow crew hunts all over the world, Kip still lives in the small town of Fork Union and frequently hunts some of the same ground he hunted as a kid. He wants to see Red Arrow TV become bigger, better and more entertaining each year. More importantly he wants Red Arrow viewers to understand just what hunting and living in the country means to everyone involved with Red Arrow. He lives for the thrill of killing animals with his bow and enjoying the outdoors with family and friends.
Paul Butski - Turkey Thugs
Turkey calling legend Paul Butski is from Niagara Falls, NY. Paul is a 3-time NWTF Grand National Turkey Calling Champion and 6-time US Open Turkey calling Champion and is the owner of Maestro Game Calls. He has over 250 Championships under his belt. Paul is also regional sales manager for GSM Outdoors for the Northeastern US and all of Canada, and an authority on Walker’s Game Ear , Stealth Cam/Wildview cameras, Maestro Game Calls, Western River Electronic calls and Cyclops lighting. Paul is also co-host of popular Outdoor television show Mossy Oak’s Turkey Thugs and is known as The Original Turkey Thug on the Pursuit Channel. He has also guided some of the most legendary celebrities of our time such as famous Nascar drivers like Dale Earnhart and Davey Allison, Sports celebrities such as Larry Czonka and Bo Jackson and calling in the only turkey this late cowboy ever took the late great Roy Rogers.
Come join Paul and let him share some of his fondest memories in the field and hunting secrets.
Welde's Big Bear Show
A family pet has historically fallen into the category of dogs, cats, mice and sometimes even an exotic snake or other reptile. The Welde family, however is the exception. Their pets are cuddly, cute, furry, and, within the family, quite lovable. They are definitely not your average pets. To most people these are considered wild animals and rightfully so. The Weldes, however, have made their bears their pets. These pets range in size from 200lbs to 1200lbs and are in demand in fairs, festivals, theme parks, corporate outings and many other events.
The Weldes' training methods are based on developing the natural and unique talents of each individual bear through patience, reward, love and understanding. The relationship between man and bear must be one of mutual respect. The Weldes' goal is to educate the public through entertainment to promote the preservation of some of God's most beautiful and important creatures; "Welde's Big Bears".
Live Grizzly Bear Show!
Fri - 3:00PM and 6:00PM
Sat - 1:00PM and 3:00PM and 6:00PM
Sun - 1:30PM and 3:30PM
Jack Pulah - Our 30th Annual Show Wildlife Artist of the Year
Artist Jack Paluh (pronounced pa-lew), resides in Northwestern Pennsylvania in the small borough of Waterford
with his wife Marian and their three children. Jack was a “constant doodler” from the time he was old enough to
hold a pencil. His teachers recognized Jack’s talents early and encouraged him to continue developing his art skills
following high school. But being young, Paluh had other ideas, and found work as a truck driver.
His life changed drastically however, in the autumn of 1982, when he was injured in a hunting accident.
Experience the beauty of the outdoors through "The Art of Jack Paluh." View an inspiring video HERE.
Neil Selby - Professional Gun Dog Trainer
Neil Selby has been a professional gun dog trainer for over 45 years, and has trained many AKC pointer and retriever champions. He is an accomplished gun dog judge, trainer, handler and national competitor, having been the first trainer to win a Pointing Dog National with a retriever.
Neil has handled and trained every breed of retriever, taking many dogs from puppies all the way through their training to their Master Hunter level titles. His many years of experience give him a wealth of knowledge when it comes to working with older dogs to correct issues and turn them into the perfect hunting companion.
Neil Selby is the owner of Shady Grove Kennel and Hunting Preserve in Remington, Virginia, which was the proud host to the Master National in 2007. This is an ideal training facility developed by Neil to offer hunters a chance to develop their skills along with their dogs, and in addition to pointer and retriever training, offers pheasant, chukar and quail hunting, tower-release duck hunting and a sporting clays course. Training is available for gun dogs, forced retrieving obedience, and hunt test/field trial conditioning. His years of training and trailing experience make your gun dog the best he can be.
South River Whitetails
A collection of the ten top whitetail deer in the world.
Collection mounted and owned by John Metzger of South River Taxidermy.
World-Class Game Display
Amazing species from around the globe.
Trout Fishing Tank
Local grown rainbow trout. Fish as much as you want. Keep one fish.
Trophies given for largest catches!
More to come!! Stay tuned!!
See the special guests and attractions at our 2016 event HERE.
Big names attract big crowds! We feature more Top Pros than any show in the region.