Monday, February 27, 2012

Spring Turkey Hunting Seminar at Bass Pro
A few months back, I was approached by the folks at Bass Pro Shops in Rancho Cucamonga, CA asking if I'd be willing to share some of my turkey hunting knowledge in a seminar. As a Pro Staffer, one of our main goals is to share information with the hunting community, so I naturally agreed. Once I had said yes, I sat back to ponder my acceptance. I started writing things down, gathering up my gear, printing , and quite honestly, I felt a bit overwhelmed. Then, my wife gave me the best advice ever. 'Just be yourself and be relaxed.' Simple and incredibly effective advice.

First, let me say thank you to everyone who came out. You guys made the seminar super fun and exciting for me. Seeing you all so eager and hungry for information made the time fly.

The seminar was on Spring Turkey Hunting. and it started out being general info about Spring turkey hunting. With 25 attendees, I covered scouting, blinds, decoys, calling techniques and where to find birds in SoCal.

Some of the gear I covered during the turkey hunting seminar. Pardon the high res cell phone pic.

What was supposed to be a half hour of me sharing basic information turned into a great discussion lasting over an hour and a half! I didn't want anyone leaving bored, so I ended my presentation at forty minutes in. The audience kept asking great questions, so we discussed more tactics, options and gear. To say it was enjoyable would be an understatement. We had a blast and I am truly thankful for all of the questions and for the guys sticking around. I appreciate the enthusiasm!

I also want to thank Bass Pro Shops in Rancho Cucamonga, CA for hosting the seminar. Special thanks to Robin Havens and Bob Minor for giving me a platform and the opportunity to share information with local hunters. Thank you. I look forward to presenting again on March 10, 2012 at 2:00 PM for the Beginning Turkey Hunting seminar.


  1. Sounds like you did great and you kept the audiences attention as well as provided them with some great advice. Well done.

  2. Thanks, Dustin. It was great interacting with everyone. I learned a few things myself and that is always a huge bonus for me!