For more than a decade the Mid-South Hunting and Fishing Extravaganza has served as the kick-off event for the fall hunting and fishing seasons, a three-day get together for area sportsmen to forget about the summer heat and humidity and talk about hunting, fishing, camping and the multitude of other fall outdoor activities within easy driving distance of the Memphis area.
The Expo South produced MSHFE will roll out its annual outdoor showcase on Aug. 9-10-11 at Agricenter International, 7777 Walnut Grove Road in East Memphis. Show hours are 2-9 p.m. on Aug. 9, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. on Aug. 10 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Aug. 11. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for youth (5-12).
As promised, this one will touch a lot of outdoor bases, such as competitive duck calling and a big buck contest. And, of course, we’ll have the trout tank and vendors from not only the Mid-South but across the nation.
The MSHFE’s biggest and best duck calling competition is set for Aug. 11, featuring three classes with registration from 10 a.m.-noon and competition set to start at 12:30 p.m. Competition will include Main Street (90-second limit), Senior (any age), Youth (16 or younger) and Meat (Arkansas Style, 90- second limit). There will also be team competition (anything goes for 90 second/four-person limit).
Award-winning taxidermist Jody Shults of Como, Miss., will conduct the show’s annual Big Buck Contest. Shults, owner of Whitetail Classics & African Classics Taxidermy in Como, Miss., is a professional wildlife artist and master taxidermist who in his 25-year career has won more than 125 awards in taxidermy competition, including first place at the National Taxidermy Convention competition with white-tail deer (twice) as well as the NTA Award of Excellence in the white-tail deer and game head divisions. He’s been scoring deer antlers for 15 years and is five-time Southern Regional champion and official judge for the National Taxidermy Association (NTA).
This year’s MSHFE Big Buck Contest winners will be decided by popular vote. That means show visitors will be part of the decision making process. Prizes will also be awarded. The awards will be announced about 2 p.m. on Aug. 11.
I know the ones your talking about and
That's not what I have.
Mine is more kidney shaped, with a strap on one side so you could carry it, or run your belt through it and it's a water proof fabric, (camo) not that rubber/plastic like stuff.
It was not overfilled like that, so it was more flat, not a big soft seat. Fairly thin as seats go, and the stuff inside sort of felt like little round balls of something. And when they got compressed by my butt, they produced heat.
I have been to so many hunting expo's over the years, I could have gotten the darn thing anywhere. I just don't remember.
Fathers Day Sportsmens Expo 6/15 Elks Lodge
Father's Day Sportsmen's Expo
Sunday June 15th from 7 AM to 5 PM
Modesto ELKS Lodge
645 Charity Way Kiernan between McHenry and Tully, take Pentecost to Charity.
Huge breakfast served from 7 AM to 1 PM and Tri-tips to-go already BBQ'd
Everything Dad would like to do all in one location!
Hunting, fishing, golfing, tools, car audio, custom cars, custom choppers, canoeing, camping, sailing, boating, BBQ, beer garden, baseball, football, archery, scuba diving, trading cards, and many more!!
All sign ups for booth rental spaces are discounted today through June 5th for only $35 for vendors, $15 for table demonstrations and informational booths and only $10 for custom hotrods, classic cars, or choppers