New Features at the Expo Include: Live Animal Displays, Photo Opportunities, Wild Game Cooking Demonstrations and More
The 29th annual Field & Stream-Outdoor Life Michigan Deer & Turkey Expo will return to the SUMMIT Ice & Sports Complex, in Dimondale, MI, from February 13-15, 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 250 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 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 archery, airguns, bow tryout area, archery range and exhibitor shooting booths in the Archery Pavilion. Attendees can learn to shoot a longbow on Friday night, with an instructional session from Byron Ferguson. A live animal display will be open and attendees can take their photos with a black bear cub. Other animals in the live showcase include wolves, grizzly bears and cougars.
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 ammo reloading demonstrations will be present. Wild game cooking demonstrations will also take place during the weekend’s festivities.
The expo opens Friday, February 13, at 2:00 pm and closes Sunday, February 15 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.
Free on-site parking will be provided on surface lots all around The SUMMIT. For advance ticket purchase information and all expo details, go to www.deerinfo.com/michigan.