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RETURNS AS MC FOR GAME FAIR
Ron's soft spoken but direct delivery, and appealing on-camera image, have made him a popular resource as an all-purpose, outdoor/naturalist commentator for many Minnesota radio and television stations. This includes his own program, Minnesota Bound which is seen on Saturdays at 6:30 p.m. & and Sunday nights at 10:30 PM on KARE 11 TV/NBC. Ron's national program, "Backroads with Ron & Raven", airs on ESPN2 and has consistently been one of the highest rated shows on the outdoor block. Ron's programs are seen on national cable outlets THE OUTDOOR CHANNEL; it is also seen on KTTC-TV/NBC in Rochester, MN.; & on KVLY-TV/NBC in Fargo, N.D. and on KSFY-TV/ABC in Sioux Falls,S.D. His Minnesota Outdoors radio program can be heard on WCCO-AM radio on Saturday mornings. Ron's television programs have won a total of four Emmy's to date.
Meet Ron and his dog Raven at GAME FAIR
NORA ROSS - 34-TIME AMATEUR TRAPSHOOTING ALL-AMERICAN
Nora Martin Ross is a 34-time Amateur Trapshooting Association (ATA) All-American. One of her most amazing accomplishments came in 1990 when she became the first woman to break 100 straight doubles at the Grand American Trap Shoot, where she scored a 120x120 in a shoot off to capture the ATA Championship. Nora became the youngest person ever inducted into the Amateur Trapshooting Association Hall of Fame in 1999.
200+ SHOOTING EXHIBITION SHOWS NATIONWIDE
The shotgun sports are a passion for many; the same is true for Travis Mears. At a young age of 9 years old Travis started his competitive career and has continued to follow his passion.
Travis has competed on many different levels within the sport. He started with the youth shooting programs such as 4-H and SCTP and then moved on to Lindenwood University in St. Charles, MO as a scholarship shooter. While at Lindenwood Travis took part in 5 National Team Championships, 12 Individual Collegiate National Championships and completed his undergrad and MBA. After moving back to Texas, Travis continued his career shooting Sporting Clays and traveling putting on Exhibition Shows on the weekends, while devoting his weeks to his wife Raelynn and business career. Now at 31 years old Travis and Raelynn have a daughter and son and he is the President of Fort Worth, Texas’ premier shotgun range, Defender Outdoors Clay Sports Ranch. Travis is continuing to share his passion of the shooting sports through his range, sporting clays and exhibition shooting. When he’s not shooting, Travis enjoys Hunting and spending time with his wife and kids. Travis is a resident of Aledo, Tx.
FEATURED ON THE HIT A&E REALITY SERIES DUCK DYNASTY
Justin Martin, also known as “Martin” or “Friar Tuck”, is the General Manager at Duck Commander. He is best known for his appearances on the hit A&E reality series Duck Dynasty. When he’s not keeping Duck Commander employees in check, you’ll find him fishing for crappie or in the duck blind with his wife, Brittany Martin and dogs Jude and Jesse. Justin and the Duck Commander crew have been feeding their dogs VICTOR Super Premium Pet Food for over 4 years. They love the results and how the dogs have the energy to perform all season. Come see Justin at the VICTOR booth at Game Fair August 9-11.
BE AMAZED BY THE SLEEK BIRDS OF PREY AND ENTERTAINED BY MASTER FALCONER FRANK TAYLOR
LAURA SCHARAOUTDOOR/SPORTS TELEVISION HOST
Laura Schara’s versatile experience as a television host brings a special energy to the outdoors and sports world. Her outdoor TV career began in 2000 when creating and hosting the segment “Wild in the City” on NBC’s Minnesota Bound, where she explored unique things to do in the outdoors right in the metro area of Minneapolis/St.Paul.
Belding practices a simple philosophy on "The Fowl Life": Hunt hard, stay safe, respect the animals, and share hunting lifestyles
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Barton Ramsey is the owner of Southern Oak Kennels, the second largest British Labrador breeding and training operation in the United States – training and breeding high quality Labrador retriever gun dogs for waterfowl hunters
He is also a founding partner of Cornerstone Gun Dog Academy
Chris has spent most of his life duck hunting or training in the field. Over the years, his program evolved into one of the most accomplished hunt test programs in the country.
Webb Footed Kennels, Inc. has produced more than 350 Hunting Retriever Champions, 175 Master Hunters, and 35 Grand Hunting Retriever Champions.
He's also trained more than 3,000 duck dogs and family companions.
|DR. IRA MCCAULEY
Dr. Ira McCauley is a graduate of MU Veterinary school. After graduation, he worked as a mixed animal veterinarian in Higginsville, MO, as well as at The Animal Emergency Clinic in Lees Summit, MO
His main area of focus is surgery and sporting dogs but he also owns a water fowling products manufacturing
As a nationally respected handler and winner of the prestigious 2015 National Retriever Championship, Al Arthur knows a thing or two about Labs.
His father started Sandhill Retrievers in 1969 and, 30 years earlier, won the same national championship; the Arthurs are only the second father-and-son team to earn that honor.
Behind the competitions is a love for Labs that the family shared with Al from his earliest days.
Started training dogs in St. George Utah around the age of 15 with the German Shorthair Pointing Dog Club of Southern Utah and in a couple of years was able to put a Senior Hunt Title on his dog, Fritz
He has worked with various dogs and various breeds. He truly believes each dog has it’s’ own personality and needs to be trained accordingly
|BOB & KEVIN OWENS
Bob and Kevin talk all things related to bird hunting, gun dogs and trade stories between friends and hunting buddies in their Lone Duck’s Gun Dog Chronicles
EDITOR AT TURKEY & TURKEY HUNTING MAGAZINE, WILL SHARE HIS SECRETS FOR HUNTING TOUGH GOBBLERS
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