2nd Annual Hunting and Fishing Expo coming

Martha SparksSociety Editor

July 22, 2012

CHIEF LOGAN STATE PARK — The 2nd Annual Chief Logan Hunting and Fishing Expo will be held July 28-29 at the Chief Logan Lodge and Convention Center just off U.S. 119 across from the Crawley Creek exit.

Featured guest will be Frank Addington Jr., also known as “The Aspirin Buster.” Addington, with his unique style of “bow and arrow razzle dazzle,” will shoot a baby aspirin from mid air — from behind his back.

Other events and personalities will include:

• Chris Walls, world champion turkey caller

• “Birds of Prey” presented by the West Virginia Raptor Rehabilitation Center

• A Turkey Calling Contest with Master of Ceremonies Chris Walls

• Air Rifle Shooting Range

• Youth Challenge presented by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources

• Bird Dog Demonstrations with outdoors columnist Bob Fala

• Hawg Trough

• Fishing Pond for Children

• Archery Contest

The Chief Logan Hunting and Fishing Expo runs Saturday, July 28, from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sunday, July 29, from 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Tickets, which can be purchased at the gate, are $5 for adults and children age 6 and older. The first 500 children will get in free, courtesy of Gatti’s Pizza at the Fountain Place Mall.

The National Wild Turkey Federation-Sanctioned Turkey Calling Contest will be held Saturday with registration starting at 10 a.m. (pre-registration is allowed). A callers meeting will be held at 1 p.m. and the calling begins at 2 p.m. All callers can participate in this division. Friction Division: Callers will use a friction call; Youth Division: Children 15 and under only, and Owl Hoot: Anyone can participate

For more information, contact Roger Wolfe 304-687-1713

Leading the event will be Chris Walls, World and two-time Grand National Turkey Calling Champion, Outdoor videographer with many hunting and turkey calling demonstrations and tutorials.

There will be several exhibitors at the Expo including CABELA’s; Air Rifle Range; B&B Loans; Beyond the Backyard; Bruce Ingram; Coalfield Shooter’s Association; Cyfers GVM; Dizzy Doc Balloon Sculpting; Fishing Pond; Frank Addington Jr.; Guyan Chapter of Duck’s Unlimited; H&M Archery Products Inc.; Hatfield-McCoy Trails; Hawg Trough; Jeff’s Jerky; Joda Browning; Keefer’s Powersports; K-G Deer Ranch; Laser Shot Trailer; Logan Area Friends of the NRA; Logan County Diabetes Coalition; Logan Motorcycle Sales; National Wildlife and Turkey Federation; Omar Area Crime Watch; Red Faction Jewelry; Thornhill Auto Group; Twisted Ridge Custom Calls; Uncle Sam’s Loans; Wall of Shame; West Virginia Attorney General’s Office; West Virginia Department of Agriculture/Logan Farmer’s Market; West Virginia Division of Natural Resources; West Virginia Raptor Rehabilitation Center sponsored by Mining Repair Specialists; West Virginia Rifle and Pistol Association; West Virginia University Extension Services and Youth Challenge

This year’s expo, sponsored by the Logan County Chamber of Commerce and the Hatfield-McCoy Convention and Visitor’s Bureau. For more information, call the Logan County Chamber of Commerce at 304-752-1324.