Well I wont be attending the one in Houston, and I think the one in Ft. Worth is either the following weekend or the one after that. I will also be looking at one in Durant Oklahoma this year as they are having it up at the Choctaw Casinos near Durant. So I can do a little hunting extravaganza and gambling at the same
Dad and I hit the Houston show yesterday. There were a lot of people there. All of the isles were packed. We were looking to get a tripod stand. I used and liked a tripod from South Texas Tripods last year( http://www.southtexastripodsandfeeders.com/ ) . We stopped by their booth and they made us a good deal. So we picked up another one for my dad to use this year. Here are a couple pics that I took.
I cant remember who this outfitter was. They had some nice mounts.
This was Deer Creek Ranch's booth. This is their first time at the show. They started explaining too me that they had extremely nice accomodations, including a leather-reclining barka lounger in the deer stand!
I didnt ask how much they charged to hunt from a stand with a leather recliner. They did have a good management plan and some nice animals on the wall. Many of the mounts in the pictures are from sheds this spring.
We stopped by Joe Martin's Snakes of Texas. He had probably 50 rattle snakes moving around in his pen. They would all kick off a big rattle session and it would give you goose bumps! He brought a snake over and extended its fangs for us.
Peta also decided to show up. I didnt hear or see any of what he was doing, but it looked like people ran him off by the way he was walking to his bike and leaving.
Anybody going to the Fort Worth Extravaganza this weekend? Also, if anyone attened the houston show, did they have any deer feeders for sale? I am going this Sunday and would like to purchase one without a timer.
yes, there were a lot of vendors who had feeders for sale. Some of the vendors at the houston show said that they wouldnt be at the DFW or SA shows though. (But Im sure it is the same for vendors close to the other cities too, they probably didnt make the Houston show)
Keep us updated on what you decide to go with.
Well went to ft worth today and looked around. Picked up a tshirt and a little gun cleaning helper. Looked at lots of feeders, but I think the one I am going to go with I am going to pickup in brady next time I am down. It has everything I need at a reasonable price. And it looks like it should hold up to the hogs pretty good as well.
Lots of ranches and safari stuff this year. Lots of nice blinds and nice feeders. Was a pretty good show but since I really didnt need anything, just didnt buy much.