January 21st-23rd, 2016

Thursday 2pm-8pm Friday 9am-9pm Saturday 9am-5pm

 Buckeye Event Center- Dalton, Ohio

 624 Henry St

 Dalton, Ohio 44618

 Admission - $10 per Adult

 Kids 10 & under FREE

 3 Day Pass $15

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FISHING SEMINARS FISHING SEMINARS FISHING SEMINARS
TIME THURSDAY- JANUARY 21, 2016 Time FRIDAY - JANUARY 22, 2016 TIME SATURDAY JANUARY 23, 2016
3:30 STILL WATER OUTFITTERS-KAYAK FISHING 10:30 STILL WATER OUTFITTERS-KAYAK FISHING 9:30 STILL WATER OUTFITTERS-KAYAK FISHING
4:30 BINK FOX- CATFISH 11:30 BINK FOX- CATFISH 10:30 BINK FOX- CATFISH
5:30 JIM VITARO- BASS 12:30 DOUG STEWART-PAN FISHING 11:30 DAN ARMITAGE-KIDS FISHING 411
6:30 CHRIS CAPUTO-WALLEYE & PERCH 1:30 JIM VITARO-BASS 12:30 JIM VITARO- BASS
2:30 CHRIS CAPUTO-WALLEYE & PERCH 1:30 DOUG STEWART-PAN FISHING
3:30 DAN ARMITAGE-ICE FISHING 2:30 CHRIS CAPUTO-WALLEYE & PERCH
4:30 STILL WATER OUTFITTERS-KAYAK FISHING 3:30 DAN ARMITAGE- KIDS FISHING
5:30 BINK FOX- CATFISH
6:30 DAN ARMITAGE-KIDS FISHING 411
7:30 CHRIS CAPUTO-WALLEYE & PERCH
HUNTING SEMINARS HUNTING SEMINARS HUNTING SEMINARS
TIME THURSDAY- JANUARY 21, 2016 TIME FRIDAY - JANUARY 22, 2016 TIME SATURDAY JANUARY 23, 2016
3:00 SHAWN KOTCHEY- TURKEY CALLING 10:00 SMOKEY MCNICHOLS- DEER SCENTS 10:00 SMOKEY MCNICHOLS- DEER SCENTS
4:00 GLEN WITCHY- COYOTE BIOLOGY 11:00 SHAWN KOTHCHEY-GAME CALLS 11:00 TOM MESNARD-LAND MANAGEMENT
5:00 TOM MESNARD- LAND MANAGMENT 12:00 GLEN WITCHY- COYOTE BIOLOGY 12:00 SHAWN KOTHCHEY-GAME CALLS
6:00 DAVID POERIO- WHITE TAIL 1:00 TOM MESNARD-LAND MANAGEMENT 1:00 DAVID HERSHBERGER/RANDY CLUM
7:00 DON HIGGINS-LAND MANAGENENT 2:00 DAVID POERIO-WHITE TAIL HOW TIMBER MGMT & DEER MGMT. GO HAND IN HAND
3:00 SMOKEY MCNICHOLS -DEER SCENTS 2:00 DAVID POERIO-WHITE TAIL
4:00 DAVID HERSHBERGER/RANDY CLUM 3:00 DON HIGGINS-LAND MANAGEMENT
HOW TIMBER MGMT & DEER MGMT. GO HAND IN HAND 4:00 GLEN WITCHY-COYOTE BIOLOGY
5:00 SHAWN KOTCHEY- GAME CALLS
6:00 DON HIGGINS-LAND MANAGEMENT
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TIMES AND TOPICS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE!

 

Last year alone, Don and his crew worked in seven states and planted over 280,000 trees and shrubs on a wide variety of habitat projects. Many of these projects were designed by Don for maximum results for the landowner; others were part of government conservation programs such as CRP, WRP, CReP and WHIP. Today Don and and his wife Robin continue to operate Higgins Outdoors (www.higginsoutdoors.com) which includes the production of potted trees and shrubs for wildlife habitat projects. He also works as a whitetail habitat consultant for clients looking to improve the deer hunting on their properties. If this wasn’t enough to keep him busy, Don is also co-owner of Real World Wildlife Seed Company (www.realworldwildlifeseed.com)

Don Higgins Bio
On November 16, 1979, 16-year-old Don Higgins shot his first whitetail, a 9-point buck. When he pulled the trigger on that monumental buck, God lit a passionate fire in his heart for whitetails, and especially big bucks, that burns hotter with each passing season. Don slowly honed his skills over the years and eventually started tagging mature whitetail bucks on a consistent basis. In 1996 North American Whitetail magazine published his first article and in the years since he has had hundreds of articles published in almost every major hunting magazine. He has also authored two very popular books on hunting trophy whitetails.
    In 1991 Don purchased his grandparents small farm and soon began improving the wildlife habitat in hopes of one day killing a deer on the land he had roamed since birth and where his roots are so firmly anchored. The results far exceeded his expectations and that passionate hobby of creating quality deer habitat eventually became a full-time business. In 2002 Don walked away from a job of 20-years to strike out on his own doing what he loves. In the years since he has worked all over the Midwest planting literally millions of trees, shrubs and native grasses while creating thousands of acres of top-notch wildlife habitat.

 

I have lived with white tails all my life, and God has put the burning desire in my heart to learn about them every day. I am 58 and am still learning. The concepts that I teach often will not be found in any book or on a show. I warn you up front that you may say they are CRAZY, but the techniques work. My clients success stories tell it and photographs of them with their big smiles and large racked buckies says it all.

David A Poerio Jr
724 Frostburg Road
Punxsutawney, Pa. 15767
Phone is 814-938-9637

Web site is almostheavenoutfitters.com

David A Poerio Jr.Bio

My name is David A Poerio Jr. and my specialty is teaching the pursuit and harvesting of mature, mean, nasty, wily, randy, odiferous, cantankerous, nocturnal, pressured, smart, large antlered, white tail bucks, with any legal weapon, in any season, but especially with a bow. Also I teach about land management for the above mentioned monsters. I founded and own, Almost Heaven Outfitters, L.L.C. Its purpose is to lead others to our Lord through the enjoyable pursuit of trophy deer. The web page contains many short informative tips attached to the numerous photos. We also have an eight square mile hunting lease in Wyoming County, West Virgina, and it is a bow hunting only trophy county. Also there are many testimonials of how I was helpful to dedicated hunters in the pursuit and achievement of their trophy in multiple states. My specialty is that by talking to you, and by coaching, I can usually, quickly, and fairly accurately, locate the 1 percent areas of your strategy that you need help with, and can teach you to become successful. My introductory classes are 101 Map Class, and 101 Ground Truthing class. Usually my students inform me of what direction they would like to learn, and we customize their class to them. At lectures I prefer open forum so that your paying guest get answers to the questions they want answered and that is what they pay for, and that makes them want to come back.

Shawn Kotchey

Owner and Operator of Millcreek Valley Game Calls

NWTF Member since 1992. CertifiedTurkey Hunting educator with NWTF and Pa Game Commision. Over 51 Turkey Calling, Owl Hooting and Elk Calling Titles. 5 Grand Slams. Hunted Wild Turkey's in over 27 States. Certifed Turkey Hunting Guide in Virgina,and Washington State. Award winning Turkey call maker. Guest on several outdoor TV shows, Sportsman channel and Pursuit Channel and many Radio shows for turkey hunting Articles on Turkey Calls in Outdoor life and Turkey and Turkey Hunting

Tom Mesnard has been obsessed with deer and deer hunting as well as manipulating habitat since he was a very young boy. He started photographing deer and other wildlife at age 10 and planting food plots for wildlife at age 12 (1982). Tom started out consulting on hunting properties when he was only 14 years old (1984) in exchange for hunting permission. Now owning his own hunting and hunting land management consulting service (Total Land Management).Tom travels all over the U.S. and Canada each year consulting and making hunting and habitat plans for clients and their hunting properties. With over 27 years experience consulting, Tom has become a Nationally known and respected authority on hunting land management and showing clients how to grow, hold, and harvest mature Whitetail bucks on large and small hunting properties. Also an accomplished hunter Tom has 27 bucks mounted from five states all but 3 where shot with bow and arrow, 23 of Toms bucks score high enough to qualify for the P&Y record book. None of his deer where taken with an outfitter and 13 coming from public land.
Tom Mesnard is a highly sought after seminar speaker and is a featured speaker annually at many of the Deer Classics/ Expo shows across the country. He is an annual speaker at Cabelas, Bass Pro Shops, Gander Mountain, and Quality Deer Management Association and Whitetails Unlimited events each year. Tom also speaks for countless small groups each year from the Boy and Girls Scouts to NWTF JAKES day events as well as many hunt clubs and archery shops.

Booth Speakers

 

Smokey McNicholas, a professional trapper by trade, has been making his lures and baits for over 20 years in the hills of West Virginia and makes the first and only real Preorbital Gland Lure.

These products have attracted the biggest bucks around, a fact proven by Smokey’s Deer Lures winning the Ohio Valley Big Buck contest 3 years in a row. Find out what makes these products work and learn firsthand the way to combine them for the best results. Remember this is the only place to find the a true Preorbital gland lure.

Fishing Programs

Jim Vitaro- Bass Speaker


2016 BFL All American Qualifier
2nd BLF KY Lake regional 2015
14 BFL Regional Qualifier
3 top 10's 2015
2 top. 5's. 2015
Bassmaster Opens
Rayvac Opens
Owner of the Hawg Troughs
Fish care expert

 

Dan Armitage Biography

Dan Armitage is a popular freelance outdoor and travel writer, speaker and radio show host based in Ohio whose articles appear in Outdoor Life, In-Fisherman, AAA Home & Away, Ohio’s Country Journal, Boating, Ohio Outdoor News, and Ohio Game & Fish. He hosts the syndicated radio program “Buckeye Sportsman with Dan Armitage” presented by Cabela’s every Saturday on 24 Ohio radio stations (www.buckeyesportsman.net) . Dan travels the nation during the winter months conducting programs on fishing and boating subjects and will lead his popular “Kids Fishing 411” seminar daily at the Northeast Ohio Sportsmen Show.

Dan Armitage’s “Kids Fishing 411” Seminar
Atop the giant Hawg Trough mobile aquarium, Ohio-based outdoor writer and radio show host Dan Armitage will discuss the basics of fishing while demonstrating the use of simple tackle, hooks, bobbers and live bait featuring props that include the World’s Largest Bobber and the World’s Biggest Fishing Hook at this year’s Northeast Ohio Sportsmen Show. Armitage shows how to rig and use a cane pole, allows the kids to handle live bait like worms and minnows and, in dramatic style with live fish, shows how the baits should be presented to fish in the giant aquarium. He ends each show by allowing a child to join him atop the tank, demonstrates how to select and fit a PFD, and (hopefully) catch and release a fish!

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