From Delta Waterfowl:
BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA — The Delta Waterfowl Duck Hunters EXPO set for July 29 to 31 in Little Rock, Arkansas will feature three exhibit floor venues offering continuous activities throughout the event. The Duck Hunters Stage, the Duck Dog Stage and the Delta Waterfowl Stage will offer top-notch presentations aimed at helping you enjoy duck hunting even more.
Realtree is sponsoring the Delta Waterfowl Stage. Members of the camouflage company’s pro staff will present innovative and exciting ways to pull more ducks over your decoys.
“We’re excitedly anticipating meeting and greeting Delta duck hunters at the EXPO in Little Rock, Arkansas,” said Bill Jordan, Realtree founder and CEO. “Our waterfowl hunting prostaff team and our own Realtree employees will be there to share their hard-earned knowledge, wonderful hunting stories and a first look at our all-new Realtree MAX-7 waterfowl pattern. The EXPO is going to be a can’t-miss event for duck hunters and all those who plan to attend.”
The lineup for the Realtree Duck Hunters Stage includes:
Justin Martin, general manager at Duck Commander —Also known as “Martin,” he’s most recognized for his appearances on the hit A&E television reality series Duck Dynasty. When he’s not keeping the Duck Commander crew in check, you will find him fishing for anything that will bite or in the duck blind with his wife Brittany. He loves habitat work for all animals and uses his formal background in wildlife biology to manage hunting properties effectively.
Billy Campbell, partner at Dr. Duck — Raised and introduced to the outdoors in Arkansas, Campbell lost his father at an early age and moved to East Texas, getting away from the outdoors. He later met Dennis Loosier, (“Dr. Duck”) after graduating high school. Campbell and Loosier quickly become lifelong friends and continual waterfowl hunting partners. Coming from modest backgrounds, both men lacked the resources to access private land in East Texas and cut their teeth on public land. They still chase mallards on public ground, making it their mission to “enjoy the journey” and reminding other public land waterfowlers that “we’re all on the same team.” You can follow their journey on Realtree 365, YouTube and other social media as well as the Dr. Duck Waterfowl podcast.
Matt and Michael Harrison, social media influencers — The Harrison brothers were born and raised in Mississippi, and still live there today. They developed a love for hunting at an early age, and harbor a passion for waterfowl hunting. They recognize and promote the fact that hunting provides unbelievable opportunities, amazing travel and relationships that will last a lifetime. The brothers are men of deep faith in God. Matt is the youth director at Goodwater Baptist Church in Magee, Mississippi.
Rusty Creasey, manager/guide at Coca Cola Duck Club — For 17 years, Creasey has kept the famed Coca Cola Duck Club running smoothly as a manager and guide. He learned almost everything he knows about operating a business and calling ducks from his uncle Harvey Shue, who oversaw the club for 40 years. Creasey has put both skill sets to work as a sales rep for Echo duck calls and competing in the World’s Championship Calling Contest. He placed 12th in 2010 and 16th in 2011 out of more than 70 qualified callers. Creasey also enjoys turkey hunting, bow-hunting whitetails and hunting squirrels. He has a passion for sharing his hunting knowledge and skills with others through DVDs and YouTube videos.
Chad Belding, “The Fowl Life TV”/Banded — Belding’s name is synonymous with a passion for the hunt. Belding’s father was his mentor and inspiration, introducing him to the outdoors at a very early age. In 1995, Belding began hunting predators, followed by waterfowl hunting in 1997. Two years later, he became involved in competitive duck and goose calling. He has worked with the best in the hunting industry, and his dedication led him to help create the Banded brand. Banded is a full line of clothing, waders, boots, gloves and accessories that debuted in 2012. Belding originated and hosts the “Fowl Life” television series, which began in 2008. In 2018, he launched the “This Life Ain’t For Everybody” podcast.
The Delta Waterfowl Duck Hunters EXPO is presented by Federal Premium Ammunition. Among its many attractions, the EXPO features an 80,000-square-foot exhibit floor including decoy carving demonstrations and exhibits. There are also a duck dog parade and duck boat parade for all to enjoy. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit deltawaterfowlexpo.com.
Delta Waterfowl is The Duck Hunters Organization, a leading conservation group working to produce ducks and secure the future of waterfowl hunting in North America. Visit deltawaterfowl.org.