The Indiana Deer, Turkey & Waterfowl Expo is returning February 23-26 in conjunction with the second weekend of the Ford Indianapolis Boat, Sport and Travel Show. The Expo provides anyone possessing a hunting pulse with enough of the latest and greatest gear, information, adrenaline and inspiration to last an entire season.
Located in the 70,000-square-foot Expo Hall at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, the event will serve the diehard hunter and others simply looking for information on how to get started.
At the Expo, hunters will find exhibitors for deer scoring so you can have a rack officially scored by the I.D.H.A., official score keepers for the Hoosier Record Buck program and the Boone & Crocket and Pope & Young scorers. Also, the “Ask the Pros” seminar is returning and gives you the opportunity to have all of your questions answered by the best experts. With the “Big Tine Hunting Seminar Series,” waterfowler and bowhunter experts, gun dog demonstrations and an indoor archery range, the Indiana Deer, Turkey & Waterfowl Expo will bring the great outdoors all in one location right to you.
Outfitters from all around the world will be in attendance to inform and help spur your interest in exploring other worlds of hunting adventure. Whether you’re interested in learning about the most unique bird in Argentina, a safari in South Africa or a trip out to the West for the hunt of a lifetime, these are your guys!
Attendees at the Show can participate in the Manufacturer’s Archery Demo Lanes where you can test your next bow. Industry experts will be on hand to show you the latest and greatest new bow technology. Experience the Waterfowl Flyway that includes everything you need for a successful hunt. From duck boats to duck calls to waterfowl gear, it’s all here. The Flyway also includes call manufacturers, industry professionals, dog trainers and everything in-between.
Indiana Hunter Education will be available to all at the Show. The program is administered by the Department of Natural Resources, Law Enforcement Division, Outdoor Education Section, and is taught by volunteer instructors and Indiana Conservation Officers. The most popular attraction, the Laser Shot simulated shooting system, is returning. Participants will have the opportunity to “go hunting” and “shoot deer” with a laser gun in realistic shooting scenarios.
The Youth Archery Range is back again and is a great opportunity to introduce your younger family members to the great sport of archery. Kids will be instructed on bow safety and proper shooting techniques by the professional staff of the Indiana Bow Hunters Association. Treestand Safety Seminars will be at the Show to promote “Safe Hunting.” The Treestand Safety seminar demonstrates the safest way to hunt from an elevated position. Topics include proper use of a Fall Arrest System and a Full Body Harness, types of elevated hunting platforms (treestands) and suspension relief, self-rescue and other safety tips.
The Indiana Deer, Turkey & Waterfowl Expo will be at the Indiana State Fairgrounds at 1202 E. 38th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46205. Days and Hours for the Show are Thursday, February 23, from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 24, from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 25, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 26, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $14 for adults, $12 for seniors (60+), $8 for kids (6-12) and children 5 and under are free. For more visit indianadeerandturkeyexpo.com.