BY Staff Reports
Sunday, February 10, 2013
2/10/13 at 6:35 AM
Tackle and hunting show coming up: The MidSouth Tackle and Hunting Show comes to Tulsa Friday through Sunday at the SpiritBank Event Center. The show is open Friday noon-10 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
The show features hundreds of outdoors goods vendors, live music and seminars featuring fishing and hunting experts. A few in the lineup include Bassmaster Elite Series pro Fred Roumbanis, Wal-Mart FLW Tour pro Zachary King, Bassmaster Elite pro Terry Butcher, Crappie Tour champion Todd Huckabee, catfish legend Danny King, Bassmaster Tour legend OT Fears and trophy fishing guide Chuck Justice.
Hunters will hear presentations from Rocky and Jamie Burrus of Pursuit Channel's "Sweet Addiction," big-game hunting legend Harry Wood, and Dave Poteat and Tim Anello of Inside Outdoors TV. Waterfowl call maker Kenneth Whitehead, and Mike Plein of "Toxic Calls" will give seminars on goose- and duck-hunting tactics.
Competitors will face off in the Oklahoma State Qualifying Waterfowl Calling Championship for a berth in the World Championship in Stuttgart, Ark., and compete in the MidSouth Open Calling Contest with a $1,000 prize.
Celebrity appearances at the show include Godwin of "Duck Dynasty" Friday 4 p.m.-8 p.m.; Don "Katt Daddy" Brewer from "Mudcats" Saturday 4 p.m.-8 p.m.; and Troy and Chase Landry of "Swamp People" 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday.
A limited number of VIP passes are required for autograph sessions and are sold online or at the door.
General admission is $10 for adults and $5 for kids 6 to 12. Kids 5 and under enter free. Parking is free.
A full schedule, seminar and prize details can be found online. Tickets may be purchased at the door or at tulsaworld.com/huntandtackleshows For more information, call 918-343-4868 or 918-520-9256, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation benefit tickets for sale: Tickets are available for the 25th Annual Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Dinner and Benefit Auction set for Feb. 23.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. at the Ford Truck Exhibit Hall at Expo Square, 21st and Yale. The banquet includes live and silent auctions along with raffles, games and more than 20 guns, home accents, hunts, hunting accessories and jewelry.
The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, founded in 1984, seeks to ensure the future of elk, other wildlife, their habitat and the hunting heritage.
For tickets and information, call Gary Lawson, 918-695-5100.