HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – More than 32,000 outdoor enthusiasts will descend on Huntsville this weekend to interact with stars of the hit TV show “Duck Dynasty,” receive fishing tips from a Bassmaster Classic Champion, and tour over 500 sporting manufacturers’ booths during the 4th Annual Tennessee Valley Hunting and Fishing Expo at the Von Braun Civic Center.
“This expo will be the largest hunting and fishing event that North Alabama has ever seen, and will offer something of interest for deer, duck, turkey, dove and quail hunters, as well as bass fishermen and bow fishermen,” event co-founder Will Ainsworth said. “In addition to the informative demos, attendees can meet some of their favorite stars from ‘Duck Dynasty,’ and we created several fun events designed especially for children, who will be the hunters and fishermen of tomorrow.”
Jep Robertson and his wife, Jessica, who appear on the hit A&E channel TV show “Duck Dynasty” will be on hand to sign autographs, pose for pictures, and answer questions about the Duck Commander family business that serves as the centerpiece of the cable program. Their appearance is sponsored by First South Farm Credit.
2012 Bassmaster Classic Champion Chris Lane, one of the nation’s top professional anglers who has earned more than $1.5 million in tournament winnings, will also be available to interact with expo patrons. Lane’s appearance is sponsored by Dream Ranch hunting lodge in Guntersville.
The popular Rick & Bubba Show will broadcast live from the event, and attendees who test drive a Dodge RAM truck courtesy of Landers McLarty Dodge Chrysler Jeep will be entered to win a free father/son hunt at Dream Ranch with the hosts of the syndicated radio program.
Other activities include a new PBR rodeo event on Friday and Saturday night, a duck calling contest sponsored by Mayday Calls and the Huntsville Convention and Visitors’ Bureau, and hundreds of door prizes, including the grand prize of a Nature Blind shooting house.
The first 300 children to enter the doors on Friday, Saturday and Sunday will receive free Zebco rod and reel combos courtesy of the Alabama Bass Trail. Twiggy the Waterskiing Squirrel will also perform and entertain the children.
Adult admission is $10.00, and children 12-years-old and younger are admitted for free.
Friday– 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday– 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday– 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.