Bass Pro Shops Land and Wildlife Expo Begins in Nashville

Friday, August 12, 2011

The Inaugural Bass Pro Shops Land and Wildlife Expo takes place at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville August 12-14.

Thousands of hunting enthusiasts from the surrounding region are expected to attend this first-of-its-kind collaboration between the nation’s top five wildlife conservation organizations.

The expo will feature a massive indoor hunting exhibit hall and a 105-acre outdoor demonstration area, complete with Ram truck, ATV and UTV test tracks; an archery and five stand area; food plot and crop demonstrations; classic truck and tractor exhibits; a zip line and a Kid’s Village.

Attendees will have the opportunity to meet many of their favorite outdoor celebrities including record-setting fisherman and host of the hit television show Fishing with Roland Martin, Roland Martin, Top Shot competition winner Chris Reed, and the First Lady of Hunting, Brenda Valentine. In addition, tickets are available for a Saturday dinner and private concert by All Access Outdoors host and Opry member Craig Morgan with special guest Jeff Foxworthy.

Day passes to the Expo are $20, three-day passes are $45, and children 12 and under receive free Expo admission.
Visit www.LandandWildlifeExpo.com for reservations and more information.

ABOUT THE EXPO
The Bass Pro Shops Land and Wildlife Expo presented by Ram Trucks is a family-friendly, destination event for hunting, fishing and outdoor enthusiasts, showcasing land conservation and resource management technology from top outdoor retailers and organizations. The three-day show, taking place August 12-14, 2011 at Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn., includes outdoor exhibits, hands-on demonstrations, seminars, live music, banquets and other special events visit www.LandandWildlifeExpo.com for more details.


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