Well that sounds scary, but no this isn’t a horror flick nor a Halloween gimmick, this is actually pretty cool opportunity to meet a legendary outdoorsman. You have all heard of the Pee Dee Deer Classic, which as you know is South Carolina’s largest outdoor and hunting expo. Well this year marks the 21st anniversary for the Deer Classic so event coordinators wanted to make sure they brought in some big guns (big name talent that is). One of this year’s special celebrity guests is none other than Michael Waddell, a.k.a. The Bone Collector.
The Bone Collector will be making appearances and interacting with the crowd during the Deer Classic. Michael Waddell, host of The Outdoor Channel’s “Bone Collector” and creator of “Realtree Road Trips” will be available for meet and greet opportunities at select times during all three days.
With a name like “Bone Collector” I had to find out more, so I threw on my boots and my camos, packed my gear, climbed into a tree stand, then searched the web from my smartphone. I know… I’m a pretty extreme hunter. Anyhow, here’s what I found…
Michael Waddell was born in Booger Bottom, Georgia and has over 35 years of hunting under his belt. He got his start in the hunting industry by winning a Realtree turkey calling contest, and from there he started guiding and filming hunts. Before too long, he was running cameras for Realtree all over the country. Now he is the host of The Outdoor Channel’s “Bone Collector” and creator of “Realtree Road Trips”. The Bone Collector now has a fairly large line of products and gear which have become immensely popular across the U.S.
So he’s a pretty big deal, but there’s a ton of other reasons to visit the Pee Dee Deer Classic too. They’ll have a full lineup of deer hunting merchandise, camo items, tree stands, archery equipment, taxidermy, sports vehicles, fishing boats and more. There’s also a 3-D bow tournament, snake show and a live artic wolves exhibit (insert ferocious howling here).
Here’s a little more info to plan your Deer Classic weekend.
When? July 25-27, 2014
Where? Florence Civic Center
Hours? Friday 1pm-9pm, Saturday 9am-7pm, Sunday 10am-6pm.
Cost? Adults $10, Kids 7-12 years $3, Children 6 years old and under are free.
More? Visit http://www.florenceciviccenter.com
And bring the biggest truck you got because the parking is always free!
Crowds at the 2013 Pee Dee Deer Classic