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Cape Fear Wildlife Expo Press

 


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From:  Star News Online, March 24, 2012
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Outdoors - Call of the Wild Loud and Clear at Expo

At the Cape Fear Wildlife Expo last weekend at the Wilmington Convention Center, the air was filled with wild animal calls.  Some came from real raptors and wolves.  But most were artificial, made by game calls fashioned for hunters.

Fred Cox, who makes Grand Slam Turkey Calls, demonstrates the use of a wing bone turkey call at the Cape Fear Wildlife Expo.

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From: Star News Online, March 31, 2012
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Outdoors - Husband, wife collect lures together

At the recent Cape Fear Wildlife Expo, several tables were filled with glass-paned boxes of old fishing lures.  There were hundreds of lures, so brightly painted they looked like they had just come off a tackle dealer's shelf.

Most passers-by were mesmerized.  Many stopped to visit with their owner, Gene McIntyre of Wilmington, and reminisce about fishing with old lures.  An avid collector, McIntyre collects Bomber lures.

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Every Day is "Youth Day" at the Cape Fear Wildlife Expo, March 16-18, 2012!


Selected as one of Southeast Tourism Society's Top 20 Events!

January 20, 2012

TWO WILMINGTON EVENTS SELECTED AS SOUTHEAST TOURISM SOCIETY TOP 20 EVENTS

Wilmington, NC: Two annual events held in Wilmington, North Carolina have been selected as Southeast Tourism Society (STS) Top 20 Events for the months January through March, 2012. The North Carolina Jazz Festival (February 2-4) and the 4thAnnual Cape Fear Wildlife Expo (March 16-18) make return appearances on the prestigious STS Top 20 Events list. These are examples of the quality annual events that make Wilmington, North Carolina’s Historic River District and the island beaches of Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, Wrightsville Beach a fun year-round destination.

*The 32nd Annual North Carolina Jazz Festival, Wilmington (February 2-4). This year’s North Carolina Jazz Festival kicks off on Thursday night with a concert featuring a “Styles of Jazz” performance. The festival features 15 world-renowned musicians, including Bucky Pizzarelli (guitar), Harry Allen (sax), Herman Burney (bass), Ed Polcer (trumpet/coronet), Kevin Dorn (drums), Nicki Parrot (bass, vocals), John Cocuzzi (vibes/piano), and Bria Skonberg (trumpet/vocals), among others. Cabaret-style seating and all-star musicians distinguish this event as one of the largest traditional jazz festivals in the Southeast. Thursday, Friday and Saturday night concerts take place at the Hilton Wilmington Riverside (301 N. Water Street, Wilmington). On Saturday morning patrons will enjoy an all-star jazz brunch. Special hotel rates are available to festival attendees. For tickets and more information about the N.C. Jazz Festival and this year’s musical guests, call 910-793-1111 or visit www.ncjazzfestival.com.

*4th Annual Cape Fear Wildlife Expo, Wilmington (March 16-18). Friday& Saturday, 9am-7pm; Sunday, 10am-5pm. The 2012 Cape Fear Wildlife Expo is a family event that features wildlife art and decoy displays; book signings by regional outdoor writers; hunting and fishing products; boats and accessories; truck and ATV displays; fly-fishing and decoy-carving demonstrations; conservation exhibits; outdoor sports guides and outfitters. The expo’s mission is to encourage youth to enjoy the great outdoors through hunting, fishing and other outdoor sports and to heighten public awareness of our natural resources and to encourage conservation of these natural resources. Kids will enjoy interactive activities such as Sensory Safari, Aquatic Trailer, Mallard Madness Laser Shoot, Muzzy 200 Club Monster Buck display, and Kids Gone Wild academic workshops. Admission charge: Adult $10.00, Seniors (65 and over) $7.00, Children 10 years and under are free. Location: Wilmington Convention Center, Downtown Wilmington, N.C. 910-795-0292; www.capefearwildlifeexpo.com.

Since 1983, the Southeast Tourism Societyhas been the largest membership organization promoting travel to the Southeast. Each month since 1985, STS selects 20 of the top events across the Southeast and publishes them quarterly. Events selected for the STS Top 20 enjoy widespread publicity and have the honor of being included among a listing of prestigious events and festivals. The Wilmington and Beaches Convention & Visitors Bureau is a member of the Southeast Tourism Society and provides Top 20 event information to local event organizers.

Wilmington, North Carolina’s historic river district and the island beaches of Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, and Wrightsville Beach is a place where families and friends can bond as they enjoy being outdoors and engaging in a variety of activities from the river to the sea. Wilmington, N.C. & Island Beaches is a convenient drive along US74 (from Charlotte) or I-40 (from Greensboro and Raleigh). For a free Official Visitors Guide, call 1-866-266-9690 or visit www.GoWilmingtonAndBeaches.comwhere you’ll find visitor information and a complete event calendar.

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Selected as one of Southeast Tourism Society's Top 20 Events!

The Cape Fear Wildlife Expo is a "must see" for every serious sportsman - Please mark you calendars and pass the word!

2011 Cape Fear Wildlife Expo will feature  interactive activities & seminars, wildlife art and decoy displays, book-signings by regional authors, hunting and fishing products, boats and accessories, truck and ATV displays, fly-fishing and decoy-carving demonstrations, conservation exhibits and booths featuring hunting and fishing guides and outfitters.  Click here to read more from the QDMA

 


 

    
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July, 2010

Welcome to the 3rd annual Cape Fear Wildlife Expo to be held at the new Wilmington Convention Center on the waterfront in downtown Wilmington, North Carolina.  The 2011 Expo will be a three day event beginning on Friday, March 18 through Sunday, March 20.  The hours will be Friday from 12:00 noon until 6:00 pm, Saturday from 9:00 am until 6:00 pm, and Sunday from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm.

Many new seminars are being planned for our youth.  We will bring back the Scavenger Hunt that was so successful last year for kids of all ages and we can't forget the Duck Calling Contest.  There will be Hunting and Fishing Seminars and Fly Fishing Demos for all ages.  There are several new activities in the planning stages.

We are expecting 100+ exhibitors that will be showcasing the latest hunting, fishing and outdoor equipment along with many local artisans that will showcase their creative works of art such as decoy displays, wildlife art, hand carved turkey calls, jewelry and many more.  There will also be displays of boats and accessories, trucks and ATV's.

The goals that we want to continue to accomplish by having the Expo are:

  • Hunter retention
  • Encourage our youth to enjoy the outdoors through hunting and fishing
  • Heighten public awareness of our natural resources and to encourage conservation of these valuable resources

Sponsorships are still available.  Contact the Expo office for additional information on exhibitor space and/or sponsorship.
 

February, 2010

PRESS RELEASE

 Contact:  Connie Nelson,                                           FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wilmington/Cape Fear Coast CVB                         
February 12, 2010
910-341-4030, ext. 121                                                                                              

 2ND ANNUAL CAPE FEAR WILDLIFE EXPO:

FAMILY-FRIENDLY EVENT SHOWCASES 100 OUTDOOR EXHIBITORS

Outstanding fishing, hunting, boating, and camping opportunities in Wilmington & North Carolina’s Cape Fear Coast provide an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise. On March 20-21, the 2nd Annual Cape Fear Wildlife Expo comes to Wilmington, North Carolina. During the 2-day expo, more than 100 exhibitors will showcase products and services for outdoor enthusiasts. Billed as a family event, the expo will feature wildlife art and decoy displays; book signings by regional outdoor writers; hunting and fishing products; boats and accessories; truck and ATV displays; fly-fishing and decoy-carving demonstrations; conservation exhibits; outdoor sports guides and outfitters.

The Cape Fear Wildlife Expo encourages youth to enjoy the outdoors through hunting, fishing, and other outdoor related sports and events. The expo’s goal is to heighten public awareness of our natural resources and to encourage conservation of these natural resources. Interactive kid-friendly stations are designed to connect families with nature, test their outdoor skills, and educate about wildlife conservation. Back by popular demand, the N.C. Bass Federation Team Bass Master returns with its kids’ casting contest and the N.C. Bow Hunter’s Association brings back its Archery Alley for demonstrations and target practice. There’s also a ‘Glitter Gulch Mine’ station where kids can ‘mine’ for gem stones. Mobile exhibits include the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission Sensory Safari (a 36-foot wildlife exhibit-on-wheels) and Aquatic Trailer (an aquarium with two 300-gallon tanks). Other exhibits include a wildlife and conservation display, courtesy of the N.C. Quality Deer Management Association.

Exciting new activities are also planned for this year’s Cape Fear Wildlife Expo. The Core Sound Decoy Guild will demonstrate the art of decoy carving. There will also be a Junior Duck, Swan & Goose-Calling Contest on Sunday at 10am for ages 17 years and younger (registration begins Sunday at 9am). Kids will also have the opportunity to participate in fun and educational scavenger hunts with the chance to bag some prizes. By solving wildlife riddles, children will learn about conserving natural resources. They’ll also learn why deer shed their antlers every year; how many white spots are on a whitetail fawn; how much a 9-foot long Atlantic sturgeon weighs; why fire can actually help wildlife; and much more. Two hunts will be offered: one for kids under age 10 and another for ‘tweens and teens. Scavenger hunt gear will be available at the information desk at the entrance. All this and more awaits visitors who attend the Cape Fear Wildlife Expo.

Want to go? The Cape Fear Wildlife Expo will be held March 20-21 in downtown Wilmington at the New Wilmington Convention Center.  Expo hours on Saturday are from 9am until 7pm and on Sunday from 9am until 5pm. Admission charge is $8 for Adults and $5 for seniors over 65.  Children 10 years old and younger get in free when accompanied by an adult.  Ample parking is available at nearby parking lots and garages. For more information about the Cape Fear Wildlife Expo, visit www.capefearwildlifeexpo.com or call 910-795-0292 or 910-327-0309.

For a FREE Visitors Guide to Wilmington & North Carolina’s Cape Fear Coast please call 1-866-266-9690. For a complete Calendar of Events, packages and specials, and more information, please visit www.gocapefearcoast.com.                                                

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PRESS RELEASE

 

Contact:  Connie Nelson,
Wilmington/Cape Fear Coast CVB                                       
                                       FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

866-266-9690                                                                                                                 

 INAUGURAL CAPE FEAR
 WILDLIFE EXPO:

FAMILY-FRIENDLY EVENT
 SHOWCASES 100 OUTDOOR
 EXHIBITORS

Outstanding fishing, hunting, boating, and camping opportunities in Wilmington & North Carolina’s Cape Fear Coast provide an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise. On March 21-22, the inaugural Cape Fear Wildlife Expo comes to Wilmington, North Carolina. During the 2-day expo, more than 100 exhibitors will showcase products and services for outdoor enthusiasts. Billed as a family event, the expo will feature wildlife art and decoy displays; book signings by regional outdoor writers; hunting and fishing products; boats and accessories; truck and ATV displays; fly-fishing and decoy-carving demonstrations; outdoor sports guides and outfitters. Attendees will also have the opportunity to learn about conservation, home décor (mounts, decoys), and hunter safety certification.

Interactive kid-friendly stations are designed to connect families with nature, test their outdoor skills, and educate about wildlife conservation. The N.C. Bass Federation will stage a kids’ casting contest and the N.C. Bow Hunter’s Association will set up an archery range for demonstrations and target practice. There’s also a ‘Virtually Hooked’ sport fishing simulator and a ‘Glitter Gulch Mine’ station where kids can ‘mine’ for gem stones. Mobile exhibits include the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission Sensory Safari (a 36-foot wildlife exhibit-on-wheels) and Aquatic Trailer (an aquarium with two 300-gallon tanks). Experts will demonstrate fly-fishing, fly-tying, and call-maker techniques. Other exhibits include a wildlife and conservation display, courtesy of the N.C. Quality Deer Management Association. All this and more awaits visitors who attend the Cape Fear Wildlife Expo.

Want to go? The Cape Fear Wildlife Expo will be held March 21-22 in downtown Wilmington at the Schwartz Center (610 N. Front Street) and at the Coastline Conference & Event Center (501 Nutt Street).  Expo hours on Saturday are from 9am until 7pm and on Sunday from 9am until 5pm. Admission charge is $6 for one day or $10 for both days.  Children 10 years old and younger get in free when accompanied by an adult.  Ample parking is available. For more information about the Cape Fear Wildlife Expo, visit www.capefearwildlifeexpo.com or call 910-794-0292.

The Cape Fear Wildlife Expo encourages youth to enjoy the outdoors through hunting, fishing, and other outdoor related sports and events. The expo’s goal is to heighten public awareness of our natural resources and to encourage conservation of these natural resources.

For a FREE Visitors Guide to Wilmington & North Carolina’s Cape Fear Coast please call 1-866-266-9690. For a complete Calendar of Events, packages and specials, and more information, please visit www.gocapefearcoast.com.                                                

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