January 18th-20th, 2018

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

 Mt. Hope Event Center

 8076 SR 241

 Millersburg, Ohio 44654

 Admission - $10 per Adult

 Kids 10 & under FREE

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Speakers and Seminars for 2018

New speakers and topics will be announced soon..................

  Blue Clay Kennels, was started in 2012 with our first two Labradors, Lola and Chipper. We had a goal to train them to be shed hunting dogs and along the way we started competing in the North American Shed Hunting Dog Association events (N.A.S.H.D.A.). Chipper qualified for the World Championship at 10 months old and has been on a roll since! We have been ranked in the top 15 in the world for the past 3 years. Chipper is the 2nd dog to ever achieve his N.A.S.H.D.A.  Master Hunter title and in 2014 he won the worlds fastest shed dog award and has found many sheds out in the field!  Lola is Senior Hunter titled and will be starting to run her Master Hunter and has been qualified for the World Championships for the past 3 years!  We love running and training shed dogs. We have started working with Ryan Morton of Grain Driver Labradors with a training program to produce not only a outstanding shed dogs, but also a dog that will be able to waterfowl, hunt test and at the same time be an efficient shed hunters!  We also breed Labradors that are health tested and have pedigrees that are proven to perform!

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

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 Tournament results:

Costa National Championship    68th
BFL All American                           38th
BFL Regional KY Lake                    52nd

Costa's: Potomac River                48th
               1000 Island's                   30th
               Oneida                               8th
    Angler of the year standings    12th

BFL's:  Grand Lake St. Mary's      18th
             Tanner's Creek                  11th
             Indian Lake                          1st
             Maysville                             87th
             Sandusky Bay                        9th
   Angler of the year standings       5th

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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