The 2018 Deer and Turkey expo, sponsored by Field and Stream, took place from Feb. 16-18 at the Lansing Center. The expo targeted deer and turkey hunters in the Great Lakes area
The event featured over 140 different hunting exhibitor and outfitter booths, numerous seminars, a trophy deer contest and display, chainsaw carving demonstrations, a bow tryout area and much more. It attracts experienced and novice hunters and outdoors people from all over the state.
“I just started hunting this year” said Michael Zehnder, a resident of Howell, Michigan. “I’ve yet to hunt turkey, but I’ve hunted duck, goose and deer.”
“I absolutely loved it,” said Anthony Komosara, a student at Michigan State University and an avid hunter. “This was my first time. I got to check out some great products, which I’ll hopefully into buying when I have the money.”
There was also an area for people to share tips and network with other hunters and outdoors people in the area.
“It’s always good to talk about hunting, or any hobby, just because you can learn so much from them, like little tricks, theories or superstitions,” said Komosara.
There were many talking about new hunting tricks, including using ozone molecules to destroy organic odors, useful for humans trying to cover up their scent while hunting.
“It really kind of turned my world upside down, we were moving in on does, on black bears, on anything we came in contact with because they were just unaware,” said Cole Tanner, who works at Ozonics.
Ozonics is a hunting company based out of Iowa that produces hunting equipment. The company is known for its ozone producing machines.
To learn more about the 2018 Field and Stream Deer and Turkey expo and to learn other locations the expo will be at this year, visit https://www.deerinfo.com/