Nashville, TN- The Bass Pro Shops Land and Wildlife Expo presented by Ram Truck announced today that John Deere has signed on as title sponsor of the Expo's signature outdoor demonstration area and that GrowingDeer.tv will become title sponsor of the three-day seminar series.
Situated on 105 acres near Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, where the Expo will take place Aug, 9-11, 2012, the John Deere Outdoor Village will house a variety of activities designed for landowners, leaseholders and hunting enthusiasts, including food plot demonstrations, archery and shooting areas and large test tracks where attendees can drive the latest John Deere Gator™ Utility Vehicles and Ram Trucks.
"Partnering with the Land and Wildlife Expo on the John Deere Outdoor Village provides us an excellent opportunity to showcase our latest products just in time for the fall hunting season," said David Gigandet, Marketing Manager for Gator™ Utility Vehicles. "Our team is looking forward to putting thousands of hunting enthusiasts behind the wheels of these new Gators on a test track that has been designed specifically to show off the features and capabilities of our 2013 product line."
The GrowingDeer.tv Seminar Series provides an opportunity to learn from and interact with leading habitat development, conservation and hunting experts who will address a variety of topics including land ownership and assistance programs and advanced hunting strategies.
"The Expo is a great event for the entire family and brings together like-minded outdoor enthusiasts who can take part in indoor and outdoor activities and share knowledge on how landowners and leaseholders can take their hunting experience to the next level," said Dr. Grant Woods, wildlife biologist and host of GrowingDeer.tv.
In addition to the John Deere Outdoor Village and the GrowingDeer.tv Seminar Series, the Expo, held in partnership with the Quality Deer Management National Convention, includes an indoor exhibit hall featuring hunting equipment, a special log home exhibition, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency Big Buck Contest, kids' activities and autograph sessions with celebrity hunters like R.J. and Jay Paul Molinere from the television show "Swamp People."
Admission to the seminar series is $100 in advance or $150 at the door and includes a two-day Indoor Expo and John Deere Outdoor Village pass. Day passes to the Expo are $18 in advance and $20 at the door; two-day passes are $30 in advance and $40 at the door and children 15 and under receive free Expo admission with a paying adult. Active military members and their families also receive free Expo admission. Visit www.LandandWildlifeExpo.com
Seminar Series and Expo passes are included with select QDMA National Convention packages. More information is available at QDMA.com.
ABOUT THE LAND AND WILDLIFE EXPO:
The Bass Pro Shops Land and Wildlife Expo presented by Ram Truck is a family-friendly, destination event for hunting and outdoor enthusiasts showcasing land and resource management technology and hunting techniques from top outdoor retailers and conservation organizations. The three-day event includes indoor and outdoor exhibits, hands-on demonstrations, seminars, banquets and other special events.