• Date
    26-28 Jan 2018
  • Location
    303 SW Greenville Blvd
  • Tickets
    $12 (Good All Weekend)
  • Speakers
    12 Speakers
  • PRESENTED BY
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Carolina Outdoor Expo January 26, 27, 28, 2018

Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Greenville NC Convention Center

Friday: 10am – 7pm
Saturday: 9am – 6pm
Sunday: 10am – 5pm

This premier event will include seminars from top saltwater and freshwater fishing guides from all parts of North Carolina as well as hunting guides from across the country. The event will feature over 100 outdoor sports vendors with the latest in hunting and fishing products.

Admission

Adults – Daily – $12.00 (Good the whole weekend)
Seniors 65+ – Military w/ID – $6.00 (Sunday Only)
Children 10 and under – FREE

SPEAKER SCHEDULE

Gary Dubiel
Fishing Captain
    Greg Griffin
    Fishing Captain
      Jerry Dilsaver
      Fishing Captain
        mitchell blake
        Fishing Captain
          Ollie Smith
          Fishing Guide
            richard andrews
            Fishing Captain
              Ricky Kellum
              Fishing Captain
                DOA Lures
                  Taxidermist
                    Hunting
                      Hunting Heritage Biologist for the NCWRC
                        SPEAKER SCHEDULE

                        Note: Seminar topics can change without notice. Check the seminar schedule at the front of the convention center.

                        • Jan 26
                          Day 1
                        • Jan 27
                          Day 2
                        • Jan 28
                          Day 3
                        • Speakers & Topics
                        12:00 PM Steve Tugwell
                        Proper Field Care of Your Trophy

                        Steve Tugwell is the owner of Kittrell Hill Taxidermy in Farmville NC. He has been a taxidermist for the past 27 years and been full time for 11 years. He is an Award winning Taxidermist. Accomplishments include 28 Best of Categories, 5 People's Choice Best of Show, 8 Artisans, 2 Wasco's, 5 Van Dykes and numerous other awards. Steve also achieved his Masters in taxidermy this year. His goal as the owner of Kittrell Hill Taxidermy is to recreate the most realistic mount I possibly can with the very best products the industry has to offer.

                        mitchell blake
                        1:00 PM Captain Mitchell Blake
                        Fishing the Roanoke River

                        Captain Mitchell Blake has decades of experience fishing the waters of eastern North Carolina. With a background in Fish and Wildlife management and a passion to put anglers on fish, Capt. Blake strives to create a platform to combine the art and science of fishing.  A frequent contributor to fishing publications, Capt. Blake is also a much sought after speaker for seminars including the Saltwater Sportsman National Seminar series and Fisherman’s Post Fishing schools. Capt. Blake also has implemented and promoted many North Carolina fisheries on fly and light tackle through numerous media outlets.

                        Greg Griffin
                        2:00 PM Captain Greg Griffin
                        Piedmont Lake Fishing

                        Captain Greg Griffin is based in Holly Springs, NC and has been fishing in North Carolina since 1991. He became a full time charter boat captain in 2007 and is the owner of Greggofish Guide Service, LLC. Capt. Griffin specializes in fishing for Largemouth Bass, Crappie, and White Perch in Triangle area lakes. In season he will travel to fish for Striped Bass on the Roanoke River and Red Drum in Pamlico Sound.  Capt. Griffin has penned numerous fishing articles and is a sought after seminar speaker.

                        Ricky Kellum
                        3:00 PM Captain Ricky Kellum
                        Targeting Speckle Trout

                        Captain Ricky Kellum received his captain’s license in 2004 but has been fishing the coast of North Carolina for the past 30 years. Known as the “Speckled Specialist” Capt. Kellum has built a reputation as one of the top spotted sea trout guides in North Carolina. He also targets red drum and a variety of other coastal species.  A consistent tournament angler Capt. Kellum also holds numerous citations for Trout and Flounder over 10lbs. Captain Kellum is based in Jacksonville, NC and he fishes coastal waters from Morehead City south to the Little River in South Carolina.

                        richard andrews
                        5:00 PM Captain Richard Andrews
                        Fishing the Pamlico River

                        Captain Richard Andrews is the owner of Tar-Pam Guide Service and has over 14 years of experience in North Carolina’s charter fishing and hunting industry. Growing up in eastern North Carolina, Capt. Andrews began fishing the rivers, estuaries and gulfstream waters at an early age. He services the Pamlico, Pungo, and Roanoke Rivers year-round for inshore saltwater species on light tackle and fly. His goal is to create the absolute best fishing experience possible and provide a professional and consistently high level of service to his clients.

                        4:00 PM Walter “Deet” James
                        Deer Hunting 101

                        Walter “Deet” James is the Hunting Heritage Biologist for the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission; a position he’s held since 2008. Deet grew up in east central Pennsylvania and was introduced to hunting and fishing by an uncle. After nearly 25 years in the manufacturing industry, Deet’s passion for the outdoors led him to pursue a career in wildlife and currently dedicates his time both personally and professionally to maintaining the hunting culture. When not working, Deet spends available free time preparing both physically and mentally for future deer and turkey hunts having a passion for large tracks of public land in multiple states. Deet dislikes the term “expert” believing there’s no such thing. As he puts it, "by gaining knowledge and experience over time, hunters never stop learning. When it comes to turkey hunting, for example, Deet’s quick to point out that there are no experts in the turkey woods “the turkey is the teacher, we are the student and the lessons never end. If you don’t believe that, you’ve not been hunting turkeys for very long!”

                        • Speakers & Topics
                        Ollie Smith
                        10:00 AM Ollie Smith
                        Mountain Trout Fishing Basics

                        Ollie Smith is owner of Blue Ridge Anglers based in Boone, NC. His vast experience in guiding began in 1983 in Buffalo, Wyoming. In 1995 he became co-owner and head guide of an Orvis endorsed fly shop in Boone.  Ollie’s passion and zest for his career is noticed by all his clients and has resulted in numerous professional accolades including being named as one of North Carolina’s top five legendary fishing guides by North Carolina Wildlife magazine.

                        11:00 AM Captain Mark Nichols
                        Targeting “ Gator” Trout

                        12:00 PM Walter “Deet” James
                        Turkey Hunting Basics and Beyond

                        Walter “Deet” James is the Hunting Heritage Biologist for the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission; a position he’s held since 2008. Deet grew up in east central Pennsylvania and was introduced to hunting and fishing by an uncle. After nearly 25 years in the manufacturing industry, Deet’s passion for the outdoors led him to pursue a career in wildlife and currently dedicates his time both personally and professionally to maintaining the hunting culture. When not working, Deet spends available free time preparing both physically and mentally for future deer and turkey hunts having a passion for large tracks of public land in multiple states. Deet dislikes the term “expert” believing there’s no such thing. As he puts it, "by gaining knowledge and experience over time, hunters never stop learning. When it comes to turkey hunting, for example, Deet’s quick to point out that there are no experts in the turkey woods “the turkey is the teacher, we are the student and the lessons never end. If you don’t believe that, you’ve not been hunting turkeys for very long!”

                        1:00 PM Lisa Adams
                        Women in the Outdoors

                        Lisa Adams is an avid outdoors woman. Growing up, Lisa spent countless hours hunting and fishing with her father. Her love of the outdoors led her to form an organization, Angels N Camo, that takes disabled children and children battling life threatening illnesses on hunting and fishing adventures. Although turkey hunting is her passion, Lisa enjoys deer hunting and all types of fishing whether it be offshore fishing or paddling one of Eastern North Carolina's creeks kayak fishing. Lisa will talk about a variety of hunting and fishing topics and how you can become an outdoors woman.

                        2:00 PM Walter “Deet” James
                        Deer Hunting 101

                        Walter “Deet” James is the Hunting Heritage Biologist for the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission; a position he’s held since 2008. Deet grew up in east central Pennsylvania and was introduced to hunting and fishing by an uncle. After nearly 25 years in the manufacturing industry, Deet’s passion for the outdoors led him to pursue a career in wildlife and currently dedicates his time both personally and professionally to maintaining the hunting culture. When not working, Deet spends available free time preparing both physically and mentally for future deer and turkey hunts having a passion for large tracks of public land in multiple states. Deet dislikes the term “expert” believing there’s no such thing. As he puts it, "by gaining knowledge and experience over time, hunters never stop learning. When it comes to turkey hunting, for example, Deet’s quick to point out that there are no experts in the turkey woods “the turkey is the teacher, we are the student and the lessons never end. If you don’t believe that, you’ve not been hunting turkeys for very long!”

                        Gary Dubiel
                        3:00 PM Captain Gary Dubiel
                        Fishing the Neuse River

                        Captain Gary Dubiel is owner of Spec Fever Guide service based in Oriental, NC. Spec Fever is a light tackle and fly rod charter service fishing the Neuse River out of Oriental and New Bern, NC. In season Capt. Dubiel will fish Crystal Coast waters for a variety of coastal species. Captain Dubiel has guided clients for 17 years. He has been featured on numerous television shows and is a featured speaker at fishing shows around the country. He is also a IGFA fly rod world record holder.

                        4:00 PM Walter “Deet” James
                        Turkey Hunting Basics and Beyond

                        Walter “Deet” James is the Hunting Heritage Biologist for the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission; a position he’s held since 2008. Deet grew up in east central Pennsylvania and was introduced to hunting and fishing by an uncle. After nearly 25 years in the manufacturing industry, Deet’s passion for the outdoors led him to pursue a career in wildlife and currently dedicates his time both personally and professionally to maintaining the hunting culture. When not working, Deet spends available free time preparing both physically and mentally for future deer and turkey hunts having a passion for large tracks of public land in multiple states. Deet dislikes the term “expert” believing there’s no such thing. As he puts it, "by gaining knowledge and experience over time, hunters never stop learning. When it comes to turkey hunting, for example, Deet’s quick to point out that there are no experts in the turkey woods “the turkey is the teacher, we are the student and the lessons never end. If you don’t believe that, you’ve not been hunting turkeys for very long!”

                        Jerry Dilsaver
                        5:00 PM Captain Jerry Dilsaver
                        Inshore Kayak Fishing

                        Captain Jerry Dilsaver grew up on the Southport, NC waterfront. His father fostered a love of fishing at an early age. Captain Dilsaver has gone on to become an accomplished angler and prolific outdoor writer. He continues to pen outdoor articles for magazines around the country.  When you attend a seminar given by Capt. Dilsaver, expect to learn a lot of When’s, Where’s, What’s, How’s, and Why’s. His knowledge is based on over 30 years of recreational fishing, 20 years of tournament fishing and more than 20 years of instructing fishing in various formats.  After competing in king mackerel tournaments for 20 years and leading his crew to a Southern Kingfish Association National Championship in 2001 and US Anglers Association Angler of the Year honors in 1998, Capt. Dilsaver became interested in kayak fishing and in 2010 was selected to become a member of the Hobe Kayaks Fishing Team for the Southeast US.

                        • Speakers & Topics
                        richard andrews
                        11:00 AM Captain Richard Andrews
                        Fishing the Pamlico Sound

                        Captain Richard Andrews is the owner of Tar-Pam Guide Service and has over 14 years of experience in North Carolina’s charter fishing and hunting industry. Growing up in eastern North Carolina, Capt. Andrews began fishing the rivers, estuaries and gulfstream waters at an early age. He services the Pamlico, Pungo, and Roanoke Rivers year-round for inshore saltwater species on light tackle and fly. His goal is to create the absolute best fishing experience possible and provide a professional and consistently high level of service to his clients.

                        12:00 PM Perry Bagley
                        Planning a Hunting Adventure

                        Perry G Bagley grew up just outside of Sunbury in Gates County, NC. He started hunting with a pellet gun when he was 5 years old and moved up to a .22 when he turned 9. His mom would give him 5 bullets and he would go behind the house and hunt in the field and woods behind their home, coming back with squirrels, and rabbits, then his first whitetail when he was 12. His father co- owned the local John Deere dealership so this got him permission to hunt a lot of farmland. He started bow hunting when he was 14 and got his first deer with a bow at age 16. He started trapping when he was 14, this really helped with his outdoor knowledge and tracking animals. Deer hunting has always been his main passion. As he grew older he ventured out to other states and Canada, either hunting on his own or booking guides. He has taken over 12 animals (free range) that have made different record books over the years. He has been on some great hunts, and been stung by outfitters on others. His talk with give you several pointers on different things to look into when planning a hunt outside your area, followed by a question and answer session.

                        Gary Dubiel
                        1:00 PM Captain Gary Dubiel
                        Fishing the Neuse River

                        2:00 PM Lisa Adams
                        Women in the Outdoors

                        Lisa Adams is an avid outdoors woman. Growing up, Lisa spent countless hours hunting and fishing with her father. Her love of the outdoors led her to form an organization, Angels N Camo, that takes disabled children and children battling life threatening illnesses on hunting and fishing adventures. Although turkey hunting is her passion, Lisa enjoys deer hunting and all types of fishing whether it be offshore fishing or paddling one of Eastern North Carolina's creeks kayak fishing. Lisa will talk about a variety of hunting and fishing topics and how you can become an outdoors woman.

                        mitchell blake
                        3:00 PM Captain Mitchell Blake
                        Fishing the Roanoke River

                        Captain Mitchell Blake has decades of experience fishing the waters of eastern North Carolina. With a background in Fish and Wildlife management and a passion to put anglers on fish, Capt. Blake strives to create a platform to combine the art and science of fishing.  A frequent contributor to fishing publications, Capt. Blake is also a much sought after speaker for seminars including the Saltwater Sportsman National Seminar series and Fisherman’s Post Fishing schools. Capt. Blake also has implemented and promoted many North Carolina fisheries on fly and light tackle through numerous media outlets.

                        4:00 PM Steve Tugwell
                        Proper Field Care of Your Trophy

                        Steve Tugwell is the owner of Kittrell Hill Taxidermy in Farmville NC. He has been a taxidermist for the past 27 years and been full time for 11 years. He is an Award winning Taxidermist. Accomplishments include 28 Best of Categories, 5 People's Choice Best of Show, 8 Artisans, 2 Wasco's, 5 Van Dykes and numerous other awards. Steve also achieved his Masters in taxidermy this year. His goal as the owner of Kittrell Hill Taxidermy is to recreate the most realistic mount I possibly can with the very best products the industry has to offer.

                        Carolina Outdoor Expo Floorplan

                        January 26-28, 2018