Rack’em up at the deer scoring booth. Bring in your rack to be officially scored by the I.D.H.A., official score keepers for the Hoosier Record Buck program. Officials from the Boone & Crocket and Pope & Young Scorers will also be on hand to score your trophy buck. Scoring fee is $15.
Ask the Pros
Our Ask the Pros seminar series gives you the opportunity to have all of your questions answered by the best of the best. It’s a great chance to meet and learn from some of the best hunters in the industry. You ask it, they’ll answer it!
Big Tine Hunting Seminar Series
The Deer, Turkey & Waterfowl Expo brings exciting features and seminars from the top experts! From nationally renowned bow hunters and gun dog demonstrations to deer scoring and an indoor archery range, the Indiana Deer, Turkey & Waterfowl Expo will bring the great outdoors to the heart of America! Don’t forget to check out our speakers section for this year’s lineup!
Outfitters From Around the Globe!
Outfitters from around the Globe best describes what you’ll experience at this years Expo! Meet face to face with Outfitters and explore other worlds of hunting adventure. Whether you are interested in learning about the most unique bird in Argentina, a safari in South Africa or a trip out west for the hunt of a lifetime-these are your guys!
Outfitters come from:
19 states: Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Kansas, Kentucky, Idaho, Indiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas and Wyoming
9 Canadian Territories: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan and Yukon Territory
8 countries: Argentina, Australia, El Salvador, Iceland, Mexico, New Zealand, Namibia, and South Africa.
Hoosier Record Book Trophy Deer Display
Don’t pass the buck! This won’t be a problem, seeing as how these are the largest deer recorded in the Hoosier state. Whether you’re an avid hunter or just respect the sport, chances are you’ve never seen anything like this before.
Manufacturer’s Archery Demo Lanes
Test your next bow at the Archery Manufacturer’s Demo Lanes. Industry experts will be on hand to show you the latest and greatest new bow technology. Take the guess work out of your next bow purchase and take advantage of the one on one experience with industry experts at the Manufacturer’s Archery Demo Lanes!
If you hunt waterfowl, this is a must see! The Waterfowler Flyway includes anything and everything you need for a successful hunt. From duck boats, to duck calls, to waterfowl gear, it’s all here. The Waterfowler Flyway also includes call manufacturers, industry professionals, dog trainers and everything in-between! It’s everything a water fowler needs, all in one place!
Gun Dog Demonstrations
The Gun Dog Demos are a great place to learn all about hunting dogs of many kinds and breeds. From upland bird dogs, waterfowl retrievers to the show stopping Coon Dogs, demonstrations the Gun Dog Demo area has it all.
Indiana Hunter Education
Indiana Hunter Education is a program administered by the Department of Natural Resources, Law Enforcement Division, Outdoor Education Section. The program is offered free of charge in all 92 of Indiana’s counties and is taught my volunteer instructors and Indiana Conservation Officers. It teaches hunting safety, firearms and archery safety, ethics and responsibility, habitat fundamentals, wildlife identification and much more. The Indiana Hunter Education Association is made up of Hunter Education instructors. The association’s sole mission is to support the Department of Natural Resources in the delivery of the Hunter Education program. They work hand in hand with the department to provide the public with information about the program.
At the Deer, Turkey and Waterfowl Expo we will be offering several ways to interest people in hunting and hunter education. Our most popular attraction is the Laser Shot simulated shooting system. Participants will have the opportunity to go hunting with us and shoot deer with a laser gun in realistic shooting scenarios. We will also have an interactive display of pelts from many of Indiana’s furbearers. Experienced hunters and trappers will be on hand to answer questions about furbearing wildlife in Indiana. We will also offer information about upcoming Hunter Education classes, the Indiana Archery in the Schools Program and state tournament, 4H Shooting Sports, Becoming an Outdoors Woman, the Karl E Kelley Memorial Conservation Officers Youth Camp and the C O Mollenhour Conservation Camp.
Youth Archery Range
This is a great opportunity to introduce your young ones into the great sport of archery. Kids will be instructed on bow safety and proper shooting techniques by the professional staff of the Indiana Bow Hunters Association.
Treestand Safety Seminars
The Indiana Hunter Education Program continues to promote “Safe Hunting”
The Treestand Safety seminar demonstrates the safest way to hunt from an elevated position. Topics include proper use of a Fall Arrest System and a Full Body Harness, types of elevated hunting platforms (treestands), and suspension relief, as well as, self-rescue and other safety tips. The demonstration will be presented by certified Master Treestand Safety Instructors, Indiana Conservation Officer Tony Mann and Hunter Education Instructor Stephen Spencer.
The Hunter Education Program is administered by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Law Enforcement Division.
Hoosier Tree Dog Alliance presents the Tree Dog Demonstration
The Hoosier Tree Dog Alliance (HTDA) returns this year with their entertaining and high energy tree dog demonstrations. While promoting the sport of squirrel and raccoon hunting they will also be teaching visitors about their new campaign, “Don’t Shoot My Dog.” Examples of equipment used to call, track and work the dogs will be shown as well as examples of what HTDA does within Indiana to support hunting.
Indiana Taxidermy Association
To promote, improve, and enhance the standards and practice of taxidermy.
To further relationships, contacts, and common understandings among taxidermists and related industries.