Expo held side-by-side with Quality Deer Management National Convention!
The Louisville Deer & Turkey Expo will return to the Kentucky Exposition Center on the Kentucky State Fairgrounds January 29-31!
The hours are
- Friday, Jan. 29, 2016
2 p.m. to 9 p.m.
- Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016
9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission price varies for a single day, age, etc. There is a discount coupon available online. Click for more ticket information.
The event also will be held side-by-side with the Quality Deer Management National Convention.
Organizers say the Expo is chalk full of events this year including:
Bow Life National 3D Hunting Simulation Challenge – Bring your bow and compete in the ultimate 3D pop-up tournament. For more info visit www.bowlife.com.
QDMA Hunter Games – Here’s your chance to show off your skills, win bragging rights and take home prizes. Multiple age groups will compete in mini activities that revolve around hunting and outdoor skills.
Youth Archery Range – Experience the feeling of shooting a compound bow with our lightweight draw Genesis and Mini Genesis bows. All gear is provided. Adult supervision and safe shooting instruction are available.
Airgun Range – Whether you’re a first-time shooter or simply want to assess your accuracy, test out the 10-yard Crossman Airgun Range. The supervised area provides a safe opportunity for attendees of all ages as well as provide shooting instructions if needed. Located near the KY Fish & Wildlife Booth.
Bowfishing Tryout Range – Extend your hunting season and keep your archery skills tuned by learning how to bowfish! People of all ages will have a chance shoot bowfishing bows into a water tank under supervision. There are right and left-handed bows available in youth sizes (10-20#) and adult sizes (30-50#). All bows are equipped with bowfishing reels, line and arrows.
Exhibitor Shooting Ranges – Try the latest models on the market at the bow tryout area. Bow manufacturers and retailers provide the opportunity to test any bow or crossbow of your choosing.
Hoverball Shooting – Take on World Famous Trick Shooter Byron Ferguson (pictured at top) with this fun, moving target game. Shoot lightweight bows with foam tipped arrows at bouncing balls floating on a column of air. Additional fees do apply. This is located next to Ferguson’s booth.
Trophy Deer Contest – The only thing better than looking at a display of trophy animals is when one of them is your own! Bring your best deer from any season to get an official score and have it displayed for everyone to see. A free weekend pass to the expo is included with a contest entry. All entries will be measured by the Hoosier Record Buck Program. Click here for more details.
Shed Antler Contest – If you enjoy searching for shed then this contest is for you. Bring in any single or matched set sheds to get an official score and then put them up on display for everyone to see. Click here for more details.
Wall of Fame Entry – Do you have a 150+ inch whitetail mount that is already officially scored? If so, bring it in on Friday between 10 a.m.-1 p.m. before the Expo opens and put it on display for the weekend. Each entry will receive a FREE weekend pass to the expo. (No fees apply, Max of 50 entries). Click here for more details.
Door Prize Drawings, Free Subscription – Simply fill out your admission ticket and drop it in the entry buckets near the entrance gates. Drawings occur every 2.5 hours. As an added bonus, all tickets submitted will receive a COMPLIMENTARY 1-year subscription to Field & Stream or Outdoor Life magazines, no strings attached! (Subscriptions not included with youth tickets)
Friday Family Day – Bring the whole family for a day of fun at the Expo! Friday only, all children ages 11 and under are FREE. The QDMA will also be giving away 50 youth goodie bags. Kids can fill out their brown ticket registration and drop their name in the bucket for a chance to win the hourly drawings. Winners will be posted every hour by the show office near the main ticket entrance. Winners will get a certificate to pick up their prize at the QDMA booth.
Hunter Ed Course Completion – Attendees who have completed the KY online Hunter’s Education Course between January 29, 2015 and January 29, 2016 can complete the requirement of a range test on-site at the Deer & Turkey Expo. Simply register online at fw.ky.gov and bring in a printed copy of the online course completion. Attendees who pre-register and bring in a printed copy of the course completion will receive FREE admission by checking in at the ticket window. The shooting range is located in the KY Fish & Wildlife booth.
Guide Outdoors Readers: Are you planning to attend a Deer/Sports Show this winter? Please tell us about what you are looking forward to seeing at the show?