EMPORIA TO HOST KANSAS HUNTING AND FISHING EXPO APRIL 2-3
Second for year event promises to be bigger and better than first
EMPORIA — The Second Annual Kansas Hunting and Fishing Expo will bring the outdoors inside the Flinthills Mall, 1656 Industrial Road in Emporia, on April 2 from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. and April 3 from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Although targeted for youth, the event is open to anyone interested in a fun-filled weekend designed to promote the great outdoors and inspire youth to carry on traditions that sportsmen and women from across the nation currently enjoy.
“We want to make this show bigger and better than last year,” says event organizer Tonya Carson. “We will be offering numerous events for children, including a wild turkey shoot, an archery competition, Laser Shot and jet ski simulators provided by the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks, wildlife photos provided by Walgreens, a kids craft corner, the National Rifle Association’s Eddie Eagle program, and much more. Adult guests can enjoy seminars throughout Saturday and Sunday.”
Seminars include a grilling demonstration, a concealed carry class offered during expo hours [$100 per person, contact Flinthills Mall to register], and certified Boone & Crockett and Pope & Young scorers showing how to score big game and turkey mounts. “Anyone may bring a mount to display,” Carson explains, “and the public will have a chance to guess scores and earn prizes.”
Four door prizes will be given away, including a grill from Sears, a youth camouflage Matthews bow from JC Construction, a tent from Budweiser, and a gun from the Kansas Hunting and Fishing Expo. Throughout the day, there will be drawings for more donated prizes.
Vendor booths and sponsorships are still available. To learn more about this event or for information on becoming a sponsor or vendor, phone Carson at 785-366-3565 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to Facebook and look under Southeastern Kansas Hunting and Fishing Expo.
The 2011 Southeast Kansas Hunting and Fishing Expo is sponsored by the Flinthills Mall, KISS 103.1, 98.3 Coyote Country, 97.7 DAWG, the Quail and Upland Wildlife Federation, and WIBW Channel 13 News.