Seminars

2017 Presenters

Forever Wild Outdoors

Come meet Steve Schicker, host of Forever Wild Outdoors which airs on the Pursuit Channel. He and his staff will be providing a number of seminars on the topics listed below.

Watch episodes of their Season 3 show at their booth and talk hunting with them! For the past 3o years, co-host Gerry Rightmyer has pursued big game. To date he has hunted 15 states, five Canadian Provinces, South America and two provinces in South Africa. Over this span he has qualified animals in the Boone and Crockett, Pope and Young, and New York State records. His accomplishments include gold and silver medals in Safari Club International records as well. He has taken big game with rifle, shotgun, muzzleloader, compound bow and crossbow.

When Steve could not hunt due to a car accident, he sold art at festivals and started Forever Wild Outdoors. He studied Wildlife Biology and became a five time New York State Turkey Calling Champion. He began his own call company and found a passion for telling the hunting tale through a camera lens.

Putting the human element into your turkey hunting:

Join 5 time NY STATE calling champion Steve Schicker as he explains the most common causes for not connecting with a turkey. Learn why most hunters over complicate calling in a turkey.

Successful Deer hunting:

Join the FWO team as they share their experience in what makes them successful in the deer woods,from using scents and lures, rattling techniques, calling, scouting, hanging stands and everything in between.  Watch clips from their hit T.V. show .

Africa, hunting the Dark Continent:

FWO SR  pro staffer Ben Lowe covers all of experience, majesty, allure of hunting South Africa.  The experience is more affordable than most people think. Learn how to make your dream safari hunt a reality. Watching scenes from Forever Wild Outdoors Adrenaline Adventures TV should get you pumped to start your own African Adrenaline Adventures!

Hunting with a camera:

The top ten mistakes people make when trying to film a hunt. Whether you are trying to film a friend, family member, self film  or you are trying to put together your own show, learn from the guys that have been there and done that.

Hunting Black bears in North America:

From NY to New Mexico, Maine to the Canadian wilderness watch scenes from Forever Wild Outdoors Adrenaline Adventures TV to illustrate what Steve and Ben are talking about to increase your chances of taking one of North America’s top big game animals.

State Hopping for big game:

Steve will cover how easy and affordable it is to hunt out of state to fulfill your dreams of tagging your dream animals. From finding state lands to choosing the right outfitters and packing for your next Adrenaline Adventures.

Sheri Baity

New to the show is Sheri Baity, a renowned coyote hunter known as “Crow Woman” for her game call prowess. Her company, Crow’s Nest Calls, makes true to nature wood calls. She will present a session on coyote behavior, game calls and scenarios entitled, “We are part-time hunters hunting full-time hunters.”

Benjamin Williams

Ol’ Tin Cup is based in the Finger Lakes Region of New York. Affordable costs and services to help move toward your properties max potential. owner Ben Williams will do a seminar each day on food plots – the basics to the science behind them. It will include habitat management strategies for success: where food plots and crop fields fall short, find out the real stuff you need to work on if you want to maximize your property for optimum success.

Have you ever wondered what your property could be? Or what you could do to make it more beneficial to all forms of wildlife? Our goal at Ol’ Tin Cup is to take your property’s current status as well as your budget and help you to turn it into what you have always wanted it to be. We work not only with hunters but all land owners looking to maximize their property as an optimal habitat to benefit all types of wildlife and promote greater overall ecosystem health.

Ben has an AAS in Natural Resource Conservation from FLCC 13′, an AAS in Fisheries and Wildlife Technology 14′, QDMA Certified Level II Deer Steward, Habitat Coordinator for GRST QDMA Branch, and New York Category 3A Pesticide Technician. His passion is to help others maximize their properties, not only for their enjoyment, but also for the wildlife. He would love to talk to you about your property and potentially work with you to enhance your property.

Ron Good

Ron Good is an award winning photographer and has received recognition for his landscape and wildlife images in 3 states. His photographs have been displayed in homes, businesses and art galleries in over 8 states across the country; including images that are displayed in conference rooms for a national hotel chain.

Ron is also a professionally trained and certified educator with over 14 years teaching experience. Ron has lead numerous photographic classes for beginners and professionals; including teaching at local venues such as 171 Cedar Arts and the Community Arts of Elmira.

  • Outdoor Photography 101  This session will cover basic guidelines to help improve your landscape and wildlife images. The first part of the seminar will cover fundamentals of exposure and artistic composition. The second part will include tips and suggestions related to photography in the local area. The entire seminar will be interactive and will conclude with Ron Fielding questions from the audience.
  • Outdoor Photography 201  This session will cover topics on photographic equipment, specialized skills, and how to critique and examine your own images. Participants are encouraged to bring their own photography equipment and images for analysis and discussion.
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