HARRISBURG, PA — The Eastern Sports & Outdoor Show will once again feature some of the top names in the outdoor world. Popular Hunting and Fishing experts and pros will be at the 2013 Eastern Sports & Outdoor Show (February 2-10 at the State Farm Show Complex) to present seminars and give demonstrations.
“We are excited to welcome back some of the top names and add a few more,” said Chris O’Hara, Event Director for the Eastern Sports & Outdoor Show.
Top fishing experts include Mark Menendez, Tommy Skarlis, John Hansen, III, and many local and PA experts.
Mark Menendez has three 1st place finishes in his BASSMASTER tournament career, along with 20 top 10 finishes and 7 top 10’s in the FLW.
Tommy Skarlis is a veteran walleye tournament pro, with 2 victories and 10 top ten finishes to his career. In 2008, he was the FLW Walleye Tour Champion, the 2004 PWT Angler of the Year and Master Walleye Circuit Angler of the Year in 1997.
John Hansen, III or J3 as he is known, is from Harford County, MD and is angling to be a full-time BASS tournament pro. His ability to learn, then place at the tournaments make J3 an exciting up-and-comer to watch.
O’Hara said that The Eastern Sports & Outdoor Show also welcomes to the seminar stage local fishing experts as well. “We are proud to have Blaine Mengel, Rod Bates, Frank Angelo and Darrel Gesford as regional experts. People want to learn about fishing our local waters, and these experts give the best tips.”
Hunting experts at the Show provide more than just celebrity faces and autograph sessions. Each will be conducting seminars on a variety of topics.
Vicki and Ralph Cianciarulo are “North America’s Favorite Hunting Couple” and hosts of two of the top rated hunting television shows, ARCHER’S CHOICE and THE CHOICE. Ralph and Vicki have done it all, from owning their own archery pro shop, to outfitting for deer, bear, and elk. They have worked from the bottom up to earn a reputation that is second to none in the hunting industry.
Lee and Tiffany Lakosky are two of the hottest outdoor celebrities in the country. With a combination of magazine cover looks, pro-staffer hunting skills and a tireless work ethic, the duo’s skills and popularity have led to appearances in high profile publications and a full schedule of celebrity and trade events. Their trademark phrase of “let them go, let them grow” has provided the duo with plenty of monster buck opportunities, and proving that their philosophy of managing land is a winning one.
Jim and Eva Shockey are a father and daughter team that travel the world to film for Jim Shockey’s Hunting Adventures and The Professionals. Jim Shockey has been an award winning outdoor writer, wildlife photographer\videographer, wilderness guide and outfitter for the last two decades. Now filming with Eva, his daughter, they travel the world to show the best hunting adventures around. The show has been to the Alaska Yukon on a moose hunt, polar bear hunting by dogsled with the Inuit people in the Arctic, Cape Buffalo and crocodile hunting in Tanzania, gazelle and white bearded wildebeast hunting in Masialand and Muskox hunting in the Arctic with a muzzleloader.
Larry Weishuhn is an award winning and internationally acclaimed writer as well as one of the most sought after speakers in North America. Known throughout the world as “Mr. Whitetail,” Larry one of the world's most respected wildlife biologists, outdoor writers and television personalities. He has written numerous books and columns for most every outdoor/hunting publication there is. As a wildlife biologist he has established quality deer management on well over 15,000,000 acres across North America.
Stan Potts has hunted whitetails for 40 years, harvesting numerous trophy class bucks with a bow, four of which scored over 200 inches. His hunting successes have been featured in North American Whitetailmagazine and several other media sources. Stan is the host of Mathews Dominant Bucks, and he co-hosts North American Whitetail Television on the Outdoor Channel. Stan is also featured on several TV shows including Realtree’s Whitetail Country, Thompson Center’s Game Trails, Pro Hunter Journal, HS Outdoors, and Gore-Tex Outdoor Adventures.
Fred Eichler is the owner of Fulldraw Outfiiters. When he is not guiding hunters he splits his time between wildlife photography, freelance writing and trapping. His articles and photos have appeared in Bowhunter, Bowhunting World, North American Hunter and Traditional Bowhunter magazines and is currently the host of Easton Bowhunting TV. He has harvested all of the 28 North American species recognized by Pope and Young with his recurve bow.
Sean Mann been guiding waterfowl hunts for over twenty years. He began his career in Maryland guiding Canada Goose hunts on Chesapeake Bay. His ability with calls and decoys quickly made him the most requested guide in the region. Sean began calling in the World Goose Calling Championship in 1981. He finished 4th in the World that year, and 3rd in the World the following two years. In 1985, Sean won the World Goose Calling Championship with the call that he designed, refined, and patented, "The Eastern Shoreman". He repeated his victory in 1986. At the time, he was the youngest World Champion, ever. In all, Sean finished in the top Five in the World twelve times. This accomplishment alone has never been equaled.
Local and regional Hunting experts will also be on hand with tips, tricks and advice. Barry and Gene Wensel, Matt Morrett, Alan Probst and Abner Druckenmiller all have featured seminar timeslots.
As a special guest, the 2013 Eastern Sports & Outdoor Show welcomes Pennsylvania native Jamie Gray, US Gold Medalist in the in the 50m three-position rifle.
For more information on the complete schedule of seminar speakers, contests and family entertainment offered at the 2013 Eastern Sports & Outdoor Show, visit www.easternsportshow.com.
Online ticket sales for the Show are open and discount tickets can be purchased at: www.easternsportshow.com
Sponsored by The Outdoor Channel and Comcast, Progressive Insurance, Cabela’s and Chevrolet, and featuring more than 1,200 exhibitors, The Eastern Sports & Outdoor Show brings the passion for the outdoors–indoors–by bringing outdoor sports enthusiasts of all ages from across the country to view the latest and best in hunting and fishing gear, shop for ATV’s and RV’s and plan & book hunting and fishing trips with outfitters & charters from around the world. The Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show also offers a wide range of seminars presented by experts along with hunting- and fishing-related contests and family-oriented entertainment.