Louisville, KY -(Ammoland.com)- The second annual Louisville Deer & Turkey Expo will return to the Kentucky State Fairgrounds from January 30 – February 1, 2015.
The expo has made several upgrades for attendees that will make it easier for everyone to tour the expo exhibit floor, see the trophy deer contest display and enjoy all the how-to deer and turkey hunting seminars that the weekend has to offer.
Nearly 6,000 people attended last year’s event, with visitors coming from Indiana, Ohio, Illinois and other surrounding areas. “Our goal for 2015 is 7,500 to 10,000,” said Jake Steingraeber, Deer & Turkey Expo’s executive director. “We think it is well within reach, due to the improvements, new dates that don’t compete with basketball’s March Madness, and the generally positive response from the first year of the expo. Everyone we have talked with and surveyed said this part of the Mid-South/Midwest is ready for an expo of this nature.”
The expo will again be held at the Kentucky Exposition Center / State Fairgrounds, and all exhibits and special events will be in the main building of the West Wing. Seminars will be held in adjoining sound-controlled rooms. Several new items have been added to support and expand upon the basic attractions of the expo such as the product exhibit booths, trophy deer/elk contest and the extensive daily how-to seminar schedules.
Nearly 200 exhibit booths of hunting products, accessories and more outdoor lifestyle products will be sold. An ‘Ask the Experts’ Info Center will be available to attendees, allowing any and all questions to be answered. Outdoor Life will hold a trophy whitetail deer and elk contest, where entries can be taken from noon on Friday, to 10:00 a.m. Sunday. Seminars will be held all three days, ranging from how-to’s on hunting topics, to food plot development and habitat improvement. New products will have a specialty display area, an Outdoor photo contest will be open to amateur photographer attendees, a Trail Camera photo contest is open to everyone, and chainsaw carving demonstrations will be held daily, along with flint knapping.
Other highlights include an Optics hands-on tryout area with expert help, hands-on shooting with laser firearms and archery, airguns, bow tryout area, archery range and exhibitor shooting booths in the Archery Pavilion. Dozens of Door Prizes will be given away with drawings daily at the Field & Stream – Outdoor Life booth, plus spin-and-win for prizes at the booth. As a bonus, a free one-year subscription to Field & Stream or Outdoor Life is included with paid admission. Home defense readiness and demonstrations will be present, along with a Bow life hunters’ simulation challenge that is part of a 3-D, national archery tour. Wild game cooking demonstrations will also take place during the weekend’s festivities.
The expo opens Friday, January 30, at 2:00 pm and closes Sunday, February 1 at 4:00 pm. Daily hours are: Friday, 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm; Saturday, 9:00 am – 7:00 pm, and Sunday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.
For advance ticket purchase information and all expo details, go to www.deerinfo.com/Louisville and click on Tickets. Advance tickets are available for adult and youth tickets only and include a $3 discount. Save one dollar at checkout when you share on Facebook. All other tickets must be purchased at the door.