VIRGINIA'S PREMIER TRAVEL AND OUTDOOR SPORTS SHOW

Special Guests & Attractions
for our 2015 event



Top Seminars, Attractions, Demonstrations for everyone!!

Truly an event for the entire family!!





Bobby Brantley - Bad Dog Nation TV (formerly of TruTV's Lizard Lick Towing)

Born in September of 1969, Bobby is the youngest of four children. He grew up working on the family tobacco farm, so he is no stranger to hard work. Bobby was a truck driver prior to being on the Lizard Lick Towing TV show.

Bobby is currently filming for his new TV show - Bad Dog Nation.

Working, filming and "meet and greet" appearances leave little time for Bobby to relax. When he does have a break he loves spending time with his family and friends. Bobby also enjoys riding his motorcycle, 4-wheeling, and sports.

Bobby is one of the friendliest and funniest people you will ever meet. There is never a dull moment when he is around! Bobby is just a down-home, southern gentleman and will always be a country boy who loves the Lord, his Mama and his family.

BAD DOG NATION TV is a truality TV show featuring the chaotic lives of Bobby Brantley, Grumpy, and Stumpy as they travel around the world with Tobacco Rd Band, and the trouble these good old boys seem to find. Even though they like to have fun, they were raised to believe in 2 things in this life.......Jesus and Guns! There is never a dull moment when these boys get together as they are always full of laughter, pranks, good deeds, and good old southern charm.




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 Welde's 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".



Reed Merideth - Wicked Tuna North vs South TV

Born and raised in the Outer Banks, Captain Reed Meredith and his older brother Banks designed and built the Wahoo back in 2000.

It didn't take very long before Reed Meredith knew that he wanted to be a fisherman. Born and raised on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, Reed dropped out of school to follow in his father's footsteps and join his dad on the first fishing vessel Wahoo full time.


Twenty-four years later, Reed, now a father and family man himself, is the captain of the third incarnation of the fishing vessel Wahoo. The responsibility is now on Reed's shoulders to pilot his boat through the most treacherous inlet on the Eastern seaboard in order to preserve his and his family's way of life.









Bob Foulkrod - "The Obsession Quest"



Bob Foulkrod has hunted from sweltering Africa to the frigid North. Bob is known as one of the premier hunters in the world and is a strong advocate of archery education. Inducted into the Anderson archery International Bowhunters Hall of Fame in 1993, as well as the International and National Hall of Fame and has had the opportunity to guide several key figures in the sport. Bob received “first issuances” for bowhunting licenses in the N.W.Territories and Labrador. Bob is the founder and instructor of the Bob Foulkrod Bowhunting School of Troy, PA, along with being certified for the PA Bowhunter Instructor program. He appears on many hunting videos and TV shows, including Bass Pro Shops and Winchester Legends. Bob writes for leading magazines as has his own online magazine at www.bobfoulkrod.com.

Over a five year period, one of the world's best known hunters, Bob Foulkrod, did what no other sportsman in history has ever attempted! During a harried 60 months of hunting, he accepted the challenge of the "Obsession Quest", the most ambitious undertaking ever by a hunter.

More info HERE.



Bob Hart



Bob Hart was born in to a family tradition of custom gun builders and gunsmiths. He now has taken over the lead role from his father, Wally Hart, at Robert W. Hart and Son Inc. as a 4th generation custom rifle builder. Located in Nescopeck, Pennsylvania, this small, family run business is known world wide to the hunting, shooting, military and law enforcement industries. Some of Bob’s credits include:

5 Time Jr. Bench Rest Champion
1986 300YD Heavy Varmint Champ
2000 1000YD World Open Championship Light Gun
2001 IBS 1000YD International Championships High Score
A member of the Varmint Hunters 1500 Yard Club

Bob has shot over 13 groundhogs at over 1000 yards. His longest hit was an Elk at 1900 Yards. He has also filmed a number of shots, including African trips with 60” Kudu at over 500 yards. He has shot with and is involved with industry names like Allen Treadwell, Pat Reeves, Keith Powell (Sportsmen of North America), Bob Fulkrod, Jerry Martin, Brenda Valentine, and Bob Walker, just to name a few.
He now works with serveral television programs including Sportsman of North America, Northwood Adventures, Driven TV, Bass Pro Outdoor World, Bullseye Adventures and Southern Woods Adventures.
Bob specializes in Long Range Shooting and Hunting, Custom Rifle Building, and Reloading. He also offers an ‘accuracy package’ that has been proven to greatly increase the reliability of many ‘factory’ rifles. This combined with a Hart designed muzzlebrake are a few of the general gunsmith procedures done in-house. He currently has a couple Long Range Hunting Videos and is involved in holding long range shooting seminars.
Bob is extremely passionate about the hunting and shooting industry. His goal is to promote and excel in the industry. Bob’s motto is “Take a Hart on the Hunt!”, as he puts his heart into making it possible for the customer to make the “shot of their lives!”.



Ronald Dean Suntken, Jr. - www.Xtremeshedhunting.com



Shed hunting has “gone to the dogs” and is becoming one of the fastest growing sports. In regard to hunting “xtremeshedhunting” has been there from the beginning and remains at the top for training quality shed hunting dogs.

We start training our dogs from pups. Lots of love, patience, and repetition go into the training of each shed hunting dog. In 2012, at the first ever Shed Hunting World Championship one of our dogs received the title “Fastest Shed Hunting Dog.”

From a small farm near Rochester, Minnesota, I have always loved working with and training dogs to hunt waterfowl, upland game, coons, rabbits, birds and now sheds. I love watching the dogs mature, grow, develop, and get better each day at using their senses to find sheds.



Jack Paluh - Our 2015 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.

Read more of Jack's story HERE.



Experience the beauty of the outdoors through "The Art of Jack Paluh."
View an inspiring video HERE.



Darin Freeborough – ANIMALISTICS OUTDOORS


As seen on the television program F&T Fur Harvesters North American Trapper on the Pursuit Channel.

Darin “The Animal” Freeborough is a professional trapper and predator hunter from Northwestern Pennsylvania. He is a great teacher of the sport. He has trapped all his life for the different animals in PA. When the coyote rolled into PA, he was absolutely driven crazy with hunting and trapping them. He still loves to trap all the great species of PA, but cannot wait for the next coyote catch.

The Animal took the footage from the many animals on his trap line, hired a professional cameraman and created four coyote trapping DVD’s. Animalistics Trapping Eastern Coyotes, Trapping Winter Coyotes, Rattlin Chains Adavanced Coyote and Trapping Backwoods Coyotes in the Snow.


He now sells trapping supplies, furs and his own lures and baits. Look to his website at www.coyotevideos.net .

His latest endeavor is TV. He is on North American Trapper television program on the Pursuit Channel. It can be seen on DishTV 240 and Direct TV 608. Look for him Jan. Feb. Mar. & Oct. Nov. Dec. Monday’s at 6:30pm, Tuesday’s at 11am and Saturday’s at 9:30am. He really enjoys talking and teaching trapping 24/7. You will really enjoy yourself and have fun learning while listening to his demo.

Darin will be conducting several seminars on coyote trapping and control at the 27th Annual Western Virginia Sport Show.



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.



Don Shumaker - Master Predator Control Man



Don Shumaker called in his first predator, a gray fox, over 50 years ago. He has been a trapper for 58 years. Much of his living has been derived from guiding, hunting, trapping, writing, teaching seminars and predator control work as a professional.

Don's pursuit for predators has taken over much of North America and he often accompanied some of the nation’s top predator callers and trappers. Many of his students over the years have become very proficient at the art of taking coyotes and other predators. Learn how a master predator control man gets the job done.









Lance Hanger - 2 Time Grand National Turkey Calling Champion

  

Lance holds 6 Grand National Titles, 8 State titles, and a Grand American 1st.

He has hunted in 8 states and had collected 2 Wild Turkey grand slams by age 17. He began hunting Canadian whitetails at age 14. His best buck to date scores 183 Boone and Crockett.

He is Sponsored by, Parker Bows, Leupold Optics, Mossy Oak Camo, Rhino Blinds, Charlie O products, and Elliott Chevrolet Cadillac.

Lance was a Pro Staff Member of Bob Walker’s SOS TV show prior to Bob’s passing and has appeared on the pursuit channel and the Versus TV Network.

Lance conducts seminars and demonstrations at shows and events throughout the country.

Please visit his web site HammerOnZone.com for custom calls and DVDs.



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 2014 event HERE.


See photos from our 2012 event HERE.


Big names attract big crowds!
We feature more Top Pros than any show in the region.