Activities at the Cincinnati Hunting and Fishing Show are in full swing and this weekend presents the perfect opportunity for hunters and their families to join in on the fun.
Various seminars conducted by professionals in the hunting industry and over 45 exhibitors are set up around the Duke Energy Convention Center. Rapid cackles, yelps and thunderous gobbles will fill the air on Saturday as callers compete in the River Valley Longbeards 6th Annual Turkey Calling Contest.
Exhibits around the convention center will intrigue most avid hunters and outdoorsmen. Some of the exhibits will provide information on how to schedule a dream hunt to Alaska or fishing trip to Canada. Other exhibitors will be selling hunting and fishing products that can be purchased at the booth.
Trail Foods, Snap Lock Hunting Blinds and Total Land Management will have exhibits at the Show. Hunters will find food plot seed, salt blocks and other food sources that can be purchased at the booths. Snap lock hunting blinds will have blinds and products for sale at their exhibit.
Ohio Pheasants Forever, Campbell County Ducks Unlimited and National Wild Turkey Federation will also be on hand with exhibits to promote conservation. These organizations have raised millions of dollars for the restoration of wetlands, grasslands and other habitats. The efforts of these organizations and their supporters should never be ignored because they fight for the hunting tradition.
Turkey populations have reached healthy numbers around the tri-state area due to the hard work of the NWTF. When the NWTF was first established there were an estimated 1.3 million wild turkeys. Today there are an estimated seven million wild turkeys across the United States, according to the National Wild Turkey Federation Web site. That spike in the population has helped hunters have opportunities for success in the field.
Planning African Hunting Safaris, How to grow, hold and harvest trophy bucks on your property, Moon phases and deer movement, and Choosing a big game outfitter are the topics of discussion in seminars this weekend at the Show. There are many opportunities to attend the seminars each day, check dates and times to plan when you want to listen to the experts.
Clint Taylor will conduct the seminars covering how to plan an African Hunting Safari and Tom Mesnard will speak on how to grow, hold, and harvest trophy bucks on your property. C.J. Winand is covering Moon phases and deer movement and Joe Thomas will show listeners How to choose a big game outfitter.
River Valley Longbeards 6th Annual Turkey Calling Contest will kickoff at 1p.m. on Saturday. There are seven divisions in which competitors will compete to be crowned as the best turkey caller in the area. First place winners who are 21 years of age will be eligible to compete in the 2013 Wild Turkey Bourbon/ NWTF Grand National Senior Division Preliminary Competition.
Admission for adults is $11 per day and children 13 and under is free. The seminars provide tips and tricks that can make you a better hunter and you will find all of the information you need to plan your dream hunting or fishing trip.