Kids’ Outdoors

This special area of the Expo feature’s an archery lane managed by the Guilford County Bow Hunters. A BB gun range managed by the Pitt County Chapter of the Wild Turkey Federation is set up beside the Archery Lane. This is a great opportunity for kid’s to learn how to handle a gun and bow properly.

Guide’s Cabin & Seminar Room

The Guide’s Cabin feature’ s top hunting guides, fishing guides and outfitters from across North Carolina. A great opportunity to plan your next outdoor adventure and discuss first hand what they have to offer. Free outdoor related seminars are scheduled throughout the weekend in the Seminar room.

Gun Locker

This special room in the Expo feature’s a wide selection of firearms and accessories. Joey Strickland and his staff with Triple J Guns are in the Gun Locker to answer any gun or accessory related questions.

The Decoy Shack

The Decoy Shack feature’s World Class decoy carvers from across North Carolina. Renowned carver’s Patrick Eubanks, Jack Cox, Walter Gaskill, Patrick Bearden and many others will be in the Shack during the Expo. Stop by and see their decoys and talk with the carvers.

Mark Nichols

Mark Nichols – DOA Lures

Nature has always been my therapy in life. Whether sitting on the beach looking for whatever appears, or hiking along a mountain stream, I have always been fascinated with the water and the life that spawns from its depths.

My fishing career evolved rapidly after soaking a “red wiggler” or a shrimp or some other wiggly thing, to learning to fool my fishy target with a piece of plastic. The satisfaction I got from enticing my quarry is why I began D.O.A. Fishing Lures.

Virtually all my lure designs come from years spent on the water. I consider this mandatory to develop a successful product. I also consider this the reason D.O.A. Fishing Lures has such a strong presence in the market.

Here at D.O.A. we also pride ourselves in taking the time to talk to our customers about fishing and how to use our products correctly.

Teaching anglers how to catch and handle fish so they may be released to fight yet another day is one of our mission statements. We have no problem with a fisherman taking home a nice fish dinner, but strongly promote catch & release because every fish that goes in the cooler is one you or your children will not catch in the future.

Capt. Nichols will be giving a seminar on Saturday at 11:00 am. His subject Targeting “ Gator” Trout. The rest of the Expo he will be available at the DOA booth #23.

Outdoor Gift Shop

This area of the Expo showcase’s outdoor related gift items. From decoy carvings, outdoor themed jewelry, paintings, photography and much more. A great place to pick up a gift for that special outdoor friend.