Silver Spur Trade Shows is proud to build on last year's success in sharing great speakers with our attendees at the 2017 Midland Great Outdoors Expo! We've worked hard to bring a diverse and interesting slate of speakers and events to this year's show. It is our hope that beyond having a lot of fun at our expo, you might leave knowing some helpful new information for your next outdoor excursion.
This page will be updated periodically with our latest additions, so please check back often! If you or someone you know would like to share specialized outdoor knowledge as a future Expo speaker, please contact us!
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Who needs to take Hunter Education?
Every hunter (including out-of-state hunters) born on or after Sept. 2, 1971, must successfully complete hunter education. Minimum age for certification is 9 years and cost is $15.
If you were born on or after September 2, 1971 and you are:
- under 9 years of age, you must be accompanied*.
- age 9 through 16, you must successfully complete hunter education, OR you must be accompanied.
- age 17 and over, you must successfully complete hunter education; OR purchase a “Hunter Education Deferral,” and you must be accompanied.
Dr. Cleatus Beaker - Hill Billy Science Spectacular
Take a dash of science, a blob of humor, throw in a hillbilly, and what do you get? You get the explosive good time of the Hillbilly Silly Science Spectacular Comedy Show!
Give audiences the opportunity to witness the crazy antics of Dr. Cletus Beaker, MD as he puts a unique twist on the world of science and experiments. Using his high level of intellect and scientific training skills, watch as this back-woods boy demonstrates his entries for the next upcoming science fair at his local elementary school (he's determined not to get beaten by the 4th graders again)! Anticipating crowds will laugh, learn, and have a rootin tootin good old time as you learn a brand new meaning to the old term: “Weird Science!”
Joe Martin - Snakes of Texas
Joe Martin's snake show is about more than just shock value. The Duo of Mr. Martin and his girlfriend Sherilyn Gembler want to educate the public about snakes and let them know how to stay safe around them. They want to teach you how to distinguish between the poisonous coral snake and the non-poisonous milk snake, which have a similar coloration.
Justin Foster - Feral Hog Management 101
Justin Foster is a Wildlife Biologist and Research Coordinator at Kerr Wildlife Management Area
Dr Bob Dittmar, State Vet for TPWD - Chronic Wasting Disease CWD
A fifth generation Texan raised on a working livestock ranch in Gillespie County, Dr. Dittmar still actively ranches with his family partnership. He is a 1979 graduate of TAMU College of Veterinary Medicine and has worked in mixed animal practices in Weslaco, Hondo and Kerrville. He is active in the Texas Farm Bureau, Texas Wildlife Association, Texas Brigades, Texas and Southwest Cattle Raiser’s Assn., and has served in various officer positions and directed both the Doss and Harper Wildlife Management Associations.