Dive deep into the backwoods of wild Kentucky with legendary woodsman Ernie Brown, Jr. — aka "Turtleman" — as he takes on some of the most outlandish and outrageous nuisance calls these woods have to offer — including raccoons, skunks, snakes, venomous spiders, possums and feisty snapping turtles capable of biting through bone.
Armed with country wits as sharp as the steel blade he carries, aptly named "Thunder," Turtleman has the uncanny ability to catch monster snapping turtles with his bare hands and return them into the wild unscathed.
No job is too tough or dangerous for Turtleman, and his years of bonding with wild animals allow him to use his animal instincts to save them.
Saturday only, from 12:00pm - 5:30pm
Nick Mundt - Bone Collector TV
Nick Mundt has lived, breathed, and loved hunting since he was a young boy.
Nick is one of the three hosts of Michael Waddell’s Bone Collector that airs exclusively on the Outdoor Channel and his comedic, charmismatic character is true and real.
Nick has had the opportunity to travel and hunt in over 15 states, 3 different continents, and helps to spread the word of the culture of the Hunter at speaking engagements/appearances in many venues.
Nick not only talks the talk, but he makes the shots.
Saturday and Sunday only
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.
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!
Show times to be announced. Stay tuned!
Fri - 3:00PM and 6:00PM
Sat - 1:00PM and 3:00PM and 6:00PM
Sun - 1:30PM and 3:30PM
Alan has fully produced the Wild Pennsylvania TV show for over a decade which airs on ROOT Sports and other various outlets in Pennsylvania. He also currently hosts/produces the F&T’s Freedom Outdoors TV show which airs nationally on the Pursuit Channel. Alan is a foremost authority on trapping and its environmental value and the combined reach of his television programs has reached over a combined 100 million households in North America on DirecTV, Dish Network and major cable outlets.
Joe Zaffuto - Night Predator Hunting
Joe recently retired from a 28 year career in Law Enforcement where he was a certified firearms instructor. Joe has been hunting predators for a little over 40 years in central Pennsylvania and in 2012 he started his own predator light company.
Joe has given seminars on calling predators at night throughout the northeast USA for several years now. He has written articles for Fur Fish & Game Magazine and Woods and Water Magazines.
Joe has produced two TV episodes that have both been featured on the Pursuit Channel.
He has been instrumental in helping and getting thousands of new hunters started into the night hunting sport.
Raptors Up Close
Howard and Jason Caldwell are second and third generation preachers and fourth and fifth generation hunters.
Having always enjoyed hunting, fishing and the natural beauty of the great outdoors,
both have an intense interest in predators, particularly raptors.
Falconry is the art or sport of taking wild game or quarry with a trained bird of prey. It is thought to be the oldest form of hunting still in existence today.
Howard and Jason started “Raptors Up Close”, a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public
in the fascinating world of raptors through good conservation by public demonstration.
Jack Pulah - Our 31st 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.
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 2017 event HERE.
Big names attract big crowds! We feature more Top Pros than any show in the region.