It brought back memories for me to enter the convention center again because I was one of the first employees to moved into the building after it was constructed approximately 12 years ago. It was a great part-time job after retiring from the Corps of Engineers after 25 years service.
I was very pleased to see such a great turnout for this wildlife event. My husband and I usually have to go out-of-town to attend an event like this and was refreshing to have it here in our hometown which was free to the public. Seminars were also held on Wildlife Habitat Management, Area Lake Fishing Strategies, Snake Species of MS and Feral Hog Management, throughout the day. Bluegrass and Church music also entertained.
The Bowfishing Association of Mississippi let children to try their hand at bowfishing to promote the 2012 Youth Tournament that will be at Eagle Lake Public Boat Landing on June 16.
A guest speaker put the finishing touches on the event and after his presentation a Mathew's Z7 and Mathew's Genesis Bows were given away and you had to be present to win. I was really lucky to win a free oil change up to $35.00 from George Carr dealership from where we had purchased our GMC Sierra truck. Below are some pictures I took while walking around the wildlife show.
Bob checking out Delta Outfitters display booth which is located Hwy 61North bypass.
One of many deer mounts.
All kinds of farm and hunting vehicles.
Bob talking to a knife maker, Bill Mangum of Handmade Custom Knives.
Never seen a giraffe mount before.
This lion was taken here in Mississippi in a sanctuary that is now closed.
A nice zebra mount.
Superior Outdoor Supply LLC of Bay Springs, MS
(Be sure and check out their video)
Ducks flying in the convention center.
Bob with Smokey the Bear!
Little Charlie, with a painted deer on his face, will soon be a member of the Love Family. His mom, Cassie Jo, will marry my nephew, Marion "Bubba" Love, III, next month. at the Old Court House Museum.