The first ever Wenatchee Valley Sportsmen show was full of buzz and energy from everyone in the community of Wenatchee WA. The show boasted a prime opportunity for everyone to see first-hand the latest in outdoor gear, the newest in fishing boats, motors and accessories, the hottest guides and lodges from all over the Northwest, and even pick up some discount coupons from Cabela’s! There were many special attractions and opportunities for attendees learn from the informative seminars presented by outdoor professionals to which I was thrilled to be a part of.
There is nothing that I love more than elk hunting and having an opportunity to share my love of all things elk hunting is such an honor. On Saturday and Sunday, I discussed elk hunting strategies from scouting to in the field pre-rut, peak rut and post rut hunting gleaming on experiences that I have had in the field.
Saturday afternoon I held a second seminar that was all about elk and the language they speak. Many in the crowd were experienced elk hunters and callers, others were new to elk hunting and calling. Demonstrating cow elk sounds, mews, chirps, estrous cow calls, barks, cow bugles and bull elk sounds, one, two and three note location calls, display calls and challenge calls followed by a discussion in inflection and how elk use that inflection to relay emotion and tell a story.
After this weekend, I am even more pumped up for elk season to open to share the woods with the most majestic animal in the world.
Kruger was even able to make the trip and many children stopped by the Cabela’s booth to pat him on the head and get a puppy kiss. Many kids were proudly showing off their fish that they had caught at the show excited to get home and cook them up for dinner.
I am already looking forward to the second annual Wenatchee Valley Sportsmen Show.