Seminar Speakers Set for Wisconsin Open Season Sportsman’s Expo Presented by Progressive & Can-Am

Leading industry experts, including renowned archery Trick Shot Shooter Byron Ferguson and Wild game Cooking Chef, Jeremy Critchfield will headline the Seminar Series at the Wisconsin Open Season Sportsman’s Expo Presented by Progressive Insurance® and Can-Am at Kalahari Resorts & Conventions in the Wisconsin Dells, March 24-26. The Seminar Series will educate, inform and entertain outdoor enthusiasts.

Always a highlight for attendees of all ages, Ferguson will be performing his widely popular Trick Shot Archery Show. The native of Alabama has been known to shoot a Lifesaver candy with his traditional bow and also shares various entertaining and often humorous stories from hunting excursions over the years.

Critchfield will be hosting a seminar entitled, “The Delicious Dozen.” A Chef by trade, he has combined a lifetime in the outdoors and a 5-star culinary career to create the HuntChef Seasoning Line. Critchfield will discuss the ins and outs of cooking and seasoning wild game.

Tom Mesnard has a very unique approach to property management for whitetails.
The native of Michigan feels that habitat actually has very little to do with consistently harvesting mature bucks on hunting property, but rather has found that there are several other very important aspects that play a key role in harvesting mature bucks. Mesnard has helped thousands of hunters in 27 states dating back to 1984, with his TLM system.

Robie Pruitt, “The Clover King,” will be hosting a seminar that focuses on Food Plots that Yield Optimal Antler Growth in 7 Easy Steps. Pruitt has 28 years of experience planting Antler King food plots. The step-by-step process will demonstrate the proper way to obtain optimal growth from food plots.

Art Helin, who began hunting and trapping over 40 years ago, will be hosting the seminar entitled, “Trapping for Beginners–Success and Failures.” The Wisconsin native draws upon his own experience, successes and failures, and the hundreds of days per year in the field hunting, trapping, guiding and scouting.

Dan Infalt of Hunting Beast Outdoors has been hunting big bucks on public and pressured properties for 40 years and is now sharing the secrets to his success to help others. In the seminar, entitled “Consistently Killing Big Bucks on Public Land,” Infalt will discuss how to scout and hunt down the biggest bucks available on public and pressured lands showing real life examples of bucks taken using these tactics.

Jeff Fredrick, a past Turkey Calling Champion, at the state and national level for 22 years, has won the Wisconsin state title 12 times, will host the seminar, “Aggressive Calling for a Better Turkey Hunt.” The Wisconsin native has been building his own calls since 1994. In this session, Fredrick will share his techniques for calling and landing big toms and will also provide insights on proper management that will yield better turkey hunts.

Clint Casper of Working Class Bowhunter Podcast  and the Host of CC Hunt Files will host a seminar that covers the bases of successfully hunting the Highcountry for Mule Deer and Elk.

Wolfpack Adventures will discuss Lake Michigan Fishing, during a pair of seminars on Saturday.

The Wisconsin Muzzle Loading Association and the Wisconsin Hunter Education Association will host a Muzzleloader Safety Course. The course is an important session for anyone who is planning to hunt with a muzzleloader. Proper safety and technique will be discussed and taught.

For more information on the Wisconsin Open Season Sportsman’s Expo and to purchase discount tickets in advance online, visit

The Wisconsin Open Season Sportsman’s Expo is Presented by Progressive and Can-Am and sponsored by Busch Light, Deer Mounts of America, I-39 Supply, Wisconsin RV World, Toys for Trucks, Mad City Windows & Baths and All American Gutter Protection, along with KUIU and Moultrie Mobile, the Official Door Prize Sponsors.

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