Cleveland Outdoor Adventure Show
The I-X Center
JANUARY 17th – 20th, 2013
Thurs- 2pm to 9pm
Fri – 2pm to 9pm
Sat -10am to 9pm
Sun – 10am to 5pm
General Admission $10.00
Children 10 & under FREE
Scouts in uniform are admitted free!
The Cleveland Outdoor Adventure Show is rolling back into Cleveland and it promises to be bigger and better than ever. Old favorites are back along with some new surprises. As in years past, all members of Scouting organizations are allowed in free as long as they are wearing their Scout uniform.
This year there is also a hunting photo contest on their facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/Sport.Travel.Expos. People are encouraged to upload a hunting picture and the picture to receive the most “likes” will win a meet & greet with Trapper Joe & Trigger Tommy at the Show.
Contest ends on 1/2/13. Here is the link to the contest: http://www.facebook.com/Sport.Travel.Expos/app_292725327421649
Featured at this year’s show are:
Trapper Joe LaFont & Trigger Tommy Chauvin from the hit History Channel show “Swamp People”
Swamp People takes you on a journey to a hidden world, the bayous and swamplands of America’s southern heartland, where the folks who dwell here live on the fringes of society and are known as Cajuns.
Joe LaFont is a veteran of the marsh and a steadfast swamper focused on bagging his quota. Working alongside his stepson Tommy, Joe has many traditional Cajun tricks up his sleeve that he learned from his father. He’s ready to give Tommy more responsibility this season—even though his stepson is notoriously unreliable. Time will tell whether Tommy’s capable of leading as well as following. In the past, Joe LaFont’s stepson Tommy Chauvin has come across as forgetful and lazy, wearing on Joe’s patience by sleeping in and partying hard. Now, however, this veteran hunter is trying to turn over a new leaf. Faced with many tags and little time, Tommy’s poised to share the role of captain. Joe and his stepson Tommy have hunted together since Tommy was a little boy. Joe’s passing on to Tommy all the swamp secrets he learned from his own father, including a top secret recipe for gator bait known as “goo-goo” juice. Forgetful Tommy can sometimes be a handful, but this gator-hunting team always ends up delivering the goods.
Brian ‘Pigman” Quaca
A strange name, an unmistakable voice, and an explosive and energetic on-screen personality have created a dramatic fan following as the “Pig Man” burst onto the scene with a self-confidence capable of revolutionizing outdoor television programming as we know it.
Born in Mexia, Texas just a few hours South of Dallas, Brian Quaca was raised in the footsteps of his Dad, Tom “Dapper” Quaca, as an avid outdoorsman. In the midst of his adolescence, non-indigenous pigs were quickly becoming a problem in Central Texas. Locals in the Mexia area distinctly recall the Brian Quaca they knew as a willing and able teen motivated to self-eradicating their oversize pest problem even from a young age. Fearless as though he seemed, neighbors would call upon Tom “Dapper” Quaca to send his boy over with every intention of taking care of business. And so the young man’s eagerness for hog-driven adrenaline rushes began as a delicacy compared to the deer and turkey hunts he had been used to. This was his specialty, and people acknowledged him because of it. His desire to find more efficient and accurate ways to handle the growing pig population eventually led him into a trade of a riflesmith.
Fresh out of trade school, Brian Quaca quickly gained a reputation as a respectable riflesmith who could turn an average rifle on ranchland into a superior and deadly-accurate weapon capable of stopping any animal in its tracks. As he quickly approached a total rebuild count of 100 guns, his clients were captivated by the high-energy hunts he engaged himself in. It didn’t take long for a few return customers to request the rifle and the riflesmith on their next hunt. Guiding his clients in Texas on these monster hogs he spoke of, they witnessed first-hand the intensity Quaca possessed during his missions to capture or kill pigs at all costs including his own personal injury.
It was a man willing to persevere as if each client would make or break him. In the late 90s, these clients and their associates began booking hunts with the man they call “Pig Man”. And so the brand and character began to develop into the outdoor personality we know as “Pig Man”.
Word got around the outdoor industry about a gentleman in Texas who had an unforgettable name which made people ask who, who is this Pig Man? Invited to partake in some contract TV work for Wolf Creek Productions, Pig Man appeared as a guest on several TV shows prior to beginning his own. As his notoriety as an individual and his reputation as an excellent marksman and archer grew, Pig Man began slowly easing his way into attracting high-profile clients to his private ranch in Groesbeck, TX. Triple-Q Outfitters was spawned as a result and continues to be his home base to this day.
As he continues his trek through Season 3, the level of respect as a serious and proficient hunter continues to rise as does his fan following as an entertainer. With new ventures around every corner, including aerial helicopter hunts, and trips abroad to Africa and Argentina, one thing is for certain: the project pedal is floored and fans will see Pig Man when he’s at his best: Oakley shades, square-toe treads, black hat down, and wide open in the Cummins 6.7L with wild game on the brain.
Byron became infatuated with the bow and arrow at the age of 12 and began working as a bricklayer’s helper to earn money to purchase his first recurve.
Now famous for his coin trick, Byron once shot eight dimes in a row out of the air. He uses no sights or other gadgets when he shoots. He developed his style of shooting by sitting in a totally dark room and shooting out the flames of candles. Splitting a playing card in half – from the side – is one of Byron’s favorite tricks.
The most difficult shot of Byron’s career came while performing on the television show Super People in Tokyo when he shot an arrow through a diamond ring. Without knowing about the trick and without any practice, Byron made a perfect shot.
Byron strongly believes in Howard Hill’s philosophy: If you want to become a good archer then you should learn the bow and let your body become an extension of the bow. If you want to become a great archer, you should let your body become the arrow.
When he began shooting, he did not have to worry about hitting the paper target on a bale of hay – he could not even hit the hay. Byron is a show favorite, attracting not only avid bowhunters and archers, but whole families. One of the major reasons he shoots a longbow is because it has so much romance tied to it.
Longbows are traceable to the cavemen and have been praised in songs, poems and stories since the dawn of mankind. When Byron Ferguson put down his hunting rifle in favor of a bow and arrow, he had more than 200 whitetails to his credit.
Byron was the first American invited to Europe to demonstrate his longbow skills since the legendary Howard Hill toured the continent more than 40 years ago. When Byron performed at the National Game Fair on the grounds of Chambord Castle in France, he was the most popular attraction and earned the title “King of the Show”.
Byron appeared on American Shooter on TNN, ESPN, ESPN2 and OLN for ten years where his “SHOT OF THE WEEK” was the most watched portion of the show. Byron is again working with Jim Scoutten, host of American Shooter, on Jim’s new program “Shooting USA” on The Outdoor Channel and “IMPOSSIBLE SHOTS”. Byron served as host and producer on TNN’s “Everything Outdoors” the worlds first “how-to” outdoor TV program. While filming a segment for this show the Apache Indians named Byron “TDO-EECEE- E” which means The One That Doesn’t Miss.
In 2003 Byron formed BYRON FERGUSON PRODUCTIONS, a full service video production company. This company produces Byron’s video work as well as work for anyone needing high quality video production or DVD duplication. Byron is the author of “Become The Arrow” a paperback instructional book on bare bow shooting as well as the video of the same title and other archery related video’s.
Bwana Jim’s Wildlife Show
“Bwana Jim” is a lively individual filled with enthusiasm and an outrageous wit. He will bring Expo audiences the craziest most educational wildlife show ever seen. Bwana Jim has mastered the ability to balance education with his unique humor. He focuses on educating his audiences and teaching the importance of knowing and understanding wildlife. People of all ages LOVE Bwana Jim’s wildlife show. Bwana Jim will host several formal thirty minute educational wildlife performances per day.
In addition to Bwana’s daily Wildlife Shows, he also has an actual Alligator and Turtle display on the show floor. A variety of other animals will be on display for your viewing pleasure between shows. These can include turtles, snakes and armadillos.
“Bwana Jim” is actually Jim Moulton who, with his wife and fellow handler, Linda Moulton, travel the world presenting their own unique wildlife show. They have appeared in such far flung places as Israel, where they participated in the introduction of alligators to Middle East, as well as across the US, Canada, and the Grand Canaries Islands off the coast of Africa.
Originally from St. Augustine, Florida, Bwana Jim began handling alligators, progressed to the panther, and finally expanded to armadillos, wallabies, exotic birds and many other species. He has a rare gift for handling animals and shares his knowledge in an incredibly funny and entertaining way that is more memorable than any classroom! Jim has 25 years of experience as an animal handler, specializing in reptiles such as snakes, alligators and turtles. Jim has a vast knowledge of a wide variety of animals and their habitats.
Retriever Expert Jim Beverly
Enjoy ongoing Dog Training Seminars that feature Jim’s team of dogs displaying their acute ability by retrieveing and working right on stage at the Expo this year. Jim will also be available throughout the show for one on one questions. Jim will be offering his vast knowledge of all aspects of dog training.
Jim Beverly has been training dogs since the early 1960’s. His ability to evaluate and understand each individual dogs’ personality allows him to do what is needed to solve a specific problem, or motivate an animal to behave and perform in a positive manner. Although Jim does obedience training and problem solving for all breeds, sporting breeds, specifically Retrievers, is a specialty. “My 40 years of experience allows me to be successful with any dog I train,” says Jim. Jim strongly believes that each and every animal is capable of doing what it was bred to do. The amount of stress each dog can withstand dictates the training method used to bring him to his full potential. The first step is to consult a good breeder and secure an animal that has the style or personality a person desires. Jim insists that a good trainer will “Get the best out of your dog, teach them every command, as well as educate you on how to handle and promote a pleasing and enjoyable working relationship with your dog.”
The Third Annual Companion Retriever Hunting CHALLENGE
The Companion Retriever Hunting Challenge gives the typical owner/handler of a retriever that is a family companion as well as a hunting partner the opportunity to have some fun and compete for prizes and bragging rights. This contest is designed to encourage having fun and understanding exactly what you want of your retriever and not based on obtaining the traditional hunt test/field trial titles!
This is not a test/field trial contest, professional trainers and dogs will not be allowed to enter. This contest is for the amateur hunter or handler that want’s to show off their dogs ability while competing for the title.
Enjoy Informative Seminars
Enjoy the Seminars on top of the “HAWG TANK” a 40,000 gallon aquarium stocked full of fish. This Giant Aquarium stocked with lots of fish will captivate audiences big and small. Regional and National Fishing Experts will use this massive Hawg Tank to present their seminars at. You’ll be able to see how fish respond firsthand.
Bring the Kid’s to Fish in the Live Trout Pond
It’s all about the Family and our FUTURE SPORTSMEN at the event this year. Bring the kids and let them try their luck at the Live Trout Pond stocked full of trout. It is a catch and release pond. Each child from the ages of 3 – 10 will get a free ticket to fish in the pond. Any one that catches a fish will be entered to win fun prizes.
Three new Pavilions at the Cleveland Outdoor Adventure Show
In the market for a new Truck, RV, or Powersport? Check out the large selections of units all under one roof at the show this year. All at special show pricing.