Bats, Boats & Bass Open 3 Day Beaver 100.3 Hunting & Fishing Expo


CLARKSVILLE, TN (NOW CLARKSVILLE) – Featuring bats, boats and bows and arrows, the Beaver 100.3 Hunting & Fishing Expo kicked off Friday morning for three days of fun.

The Beaver 100.3 Hunting & Fishing Expo, presented by Army Recruiting in Clarksville and Hopkinsvillebrings together the best regional outdoor vendors under one roof.

The event includes speakers and workshops led by regional and national experts, as well as competitions and demonstrations. Army bass fishermen from Global Fisheries Network hold seminars every day, and they bring the kids’ fishing tank! Here’s what to expect:

  • Army Bass Anglers hold shows and lessons, some taught nearby on the Cumberland River.
  • Animalology live animal demonstrations with a hedgehog, a Gila monster and an albino Burmese python.
  • Children’s fishing tank.
  • Boat shows.
  • US Army entertainment trailer, with distracted go-karts and flight simulators.
  • West KY FCA Outdoors with their inflatable archery range.

Program

Here is the day-to-day program for the rest of the weekend.

Friday

  • 2:30 p.m.: Basic sonar / fish finder course with Shawn Dalrymple
  • 4 p.m.: Choosing your rod and reel and how to cast, with Erick Wilkas

Saturday

  • 10:30 a.m.: Animalology show
  • 12:30 p.m.: How to set up for kayak fishing, with Shawn Dalrymple
  • 1:15 p.m.: Animalology show
  • 2:30 p.m.: Water temperature vs favorite baits, with Erick Wilkas
  • 4 p.m.: How to hunt predators, with Randy Gardner

Sunday

  • 11:30 a.m.: Animalology show
  • 12:30 p.m.: Advanced sonar course with demonstrations on the water, with Shawn Dalrymple
  • 1 p.m.: Animalology show
  • 2 p.m.: How to Build a Bow, with Randy Gardner

Timetables and tickets

The hours of operation for the January 28-30 event will be Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m., all at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center, 1190 Cumberland Drive.

Tickets are $5 for adults and children 16 and under are free. Members of the military enter free with a military ID card. The tickets are available on Eventbrite or at the door.

In addition to Army Recruiting in Clarksville and Hopkinsvillethe Beaver 100.3 Hunting & Fishing Expo is sponsored by Malone’s Navy, Tailwater Marine and tackleand C&O Marine.

Earnest A. Martinez