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Deer Scoring

Rack’em up at the deer scoring booth. Bring in your rack to be officially scored by the I.D.H.A., official score measurers for the Hoosier Record Book program. Officials from Boone & Crockett and Pope & Young will also be on hand to score your trophy buck. Scoring fee is $20.

Hours:  Thursday, 2/24  12pm-7pm;  Friday, 2/25  12pm-7pm;  Saturday, 2/26  10am-7pm;  Sunday, 2/27  10am-3:30pm

Deer Scoring Explained

Indiana Deer Hunter’s Association, Hoosier Record Book Program (Seminar)

Have you ever wondered “just how do they calculate a deer score?” or “What creates the score and what deducts points?” Join us on Saturday, Feb. 26th 2:30pm, at the Big Tine Seminar Stage 2 as experts from the Indiana Deer Hunter’s Association’s Hoosier Record Book Program walk us through the process and demonstrate the finer points of scoring. A question and answer period will follow the demonstration.

Big Tine Hunting Seminar Series

The Big Tine Seminar Series brings exciting hunting seminars from the pros!  You’re sure to improve your hunting skills with tips from nationally renowned hunters.  And you won’t want to miss the entertaining and informative Working Class Bowhunter panel, where you control the conversation.  Check out our speakers section for this year’s lineup!

Working Class Bowhunter LIVE Podcast

Curt Geier of Working Class Bowhunter, and a panel of true grit, outdoor-loving guys, aired their first podcast in 2015 – and never looked back. These shows have a fun, relaxed and raw atmosphere that viewers can relate to and learn from. This special podcast, LIVE from the Indiana Deer, Turkey & Waterfowl Expo, will have special guest Joe Umphries of Big Tine – and YOU – our audience members! This one appearance only, at 2pm Saturday, February 26, on teh Big Tine Seminar Stage! Come be a part of this great show!

 

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 Outfitters!

Outfitters come from:

United States: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming

Canadian Territories: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan and Yukon Territory

Global countries: Argentina, Botswana, Brazil, Costa Rica, Mexico, Mozambique, Namibia, New Zealand, Romania, Russia, Scotland, South Africa, Tanzania, Zimbabwe.

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.

Archery Alley and Manufacturer's Archery Demo Lanes

The New Archery Alley contains the best array of archery equipment anywhere in the State of Indiana!  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!

Waterfowl Flyway

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!

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

Thursday 2/24 . Friday 2/25, and Saturday 2/26

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 Stephan Spencer.

The Hunter Education Program is administered by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Law Enforcement Division.

Association of Indiana Taxidermists

To promote, improve, and enhance the standards and practice of taxidermy.

To further relationships, contacts, and common understandings among taxidermists and related industries.