2014 Show Highlights
Roland Welker, The Last Bushman on Mid-Kuskokwim
New this year is a unique opportunity to meet Roland Welker, an area native who spent the past 16 years of his life in the Alaskan interior wilderness surviving on his own and hunting everything from wolverines, wolves and grizzlies. Welker will be on hand Saturday and Sunday to speak to attendees and sign copies of his book, “The Last Bushman on Mid-Kuskokwim; The Adventures of Roland Welker of Red Devil, Alaska” by Richard T. Hughes.
Kevin Miller of Allegheny Wingshooting, LLC, has been hunting waterfowl for 32 years. He was introduced to waterfowl hunting by his father when he was just old enough to wade through the duck marshes and walk through the fields. In his 32 years, Kevin has lived and hunted in numerous states, including Pennsylvania, North Carolina, New Mexico, New York, Maryland, Missouri, Texas, Wyoming, Arizona, North/South Dakota and Colorado, among others, including two provinces of Canada. He enjoys teaching others the proper art of waterfowling.
Master Fly Tyer Kieran Frye
Kieran Frye has been tying flies since 1981. He is an award winning tyer, including the 1994 Mustad Scandinavian Open held in Oslo, Norway. Kieran will demonstrate Early Season Streamers, Stone Flies- Top to Bottom, and his best Terestrial Patters.
The Drive & Droppin ‘em TV
Darin “The Animal” Freeborough
Darin “The Animal” Freeborough is one of the foremost trappers in the eastern United States. As seen on the television program F&T Fur Harvesters North American Trapper on the Pursuit Channel, he is also a great teacher of the sport.
The Animal has created five trapping DVD’s– Animalistics Trapping Eastern Coyotes, Frozen Steel: Field Trapping Coyotes and Fox in the Snow, Rattlin Chains, Trapping Backwoods Coyotes and now Trapping the Eastern Bobcat in the Dirt and Snow.
Buckmasters Trophy Records Regional Director, Edson Waite will be measuring whitetail dear racks for inclusion into the Buckmasters Trophy Records System. Mr. Waite has been scoring whitetail dear antlers for more that 18 years and has measured more than 2500 sets of antlers.
Quack Bang Fetch Retrievers
Tim McGarry Jr. - Tim has been involved with retrievers for 23 years and has been professionally handling and training retrievers for three years. He is the president of the Central PA Retriever Club, and, an active member of Ducks Unlimited & Delta Waterfowl. Tim possesses a passion for retriever breeds that are utilized as a conversation tool while hunting. Tim and his wife Bridget own Quack Bang Fetch Retrievers, a central PA based professional retriever training service. Quack Bang Fetch Retrievers offers specialized retriever training for upland & waterfowl hunting, hunt test and minor stake field trials. When Tim is not training, hunting waterfowl or participating in AKC hunt tests, he speaks to and performs retriever training demonstrations that showcases the talents of a trained retriever and highlights how effective retriever work conserves wild game.
Sanctioned Turkey Calling Contest
- Friday, March 28 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Clearfield County Fairgrounds, EXPO II
- Saturday, March 29 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. General Admission $5, Kids 10 and under FREE
- Sunday, March 30 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free Parking