Items of Interest at the Palmetto Sportsmen's Classic:
3D Archery Shoot
The Lake Marion Archery Club will be sponsoring a 3D Archery shoot in the Hampton Building on Saturday and Sunday. The Lake Marion Archery Club is one of South Carolinas finest archery clubs. They host shoots sanctioned by the ASA, Bowhunters of SC (BSC), South Carolina Archery Association (SCAA), and their own club Shoots.
American Fly Fishing Schools
Touring nationwide with the "SIMUL-CAST show, the American Fly Fishing Schools offer instruction and seminars for fresh and saltwater casting and fishing. Stop by for one of their daily seminar presentations, 1 hour fly tying demonstrations, or ask for a lesson in between Pond side programs.
There will be a Kids Fly Casting Competition on Sunday,10:30 am - 2:00 pm with an awards ceremony, 2:30 - 3:00. A Complimentary Prize of 1 hand tied fly for all the contestants!
- Grand Prize winner gets a SHU~FLY complete fly fishing outfit rod, reel, line. leader, backing, rod carrier.
- 2nd Place winner - WILD WATER Fly Rod and Tube
- 3rd Place winner - SHU~FLY Max Drag Fly Reel
- 4th place winner - 1 year subscription to Wings & Waters Magazine
- 5th place winner - Box of 6 A.F.F.S. custom tied flies
Archery in the Schools Program 2014 State Tournament
The Archery in the Schools Program 2014 State Tournament will be held on Thursday, March 27 and Friday, March 28 in the Hampton Building.
Come see a 5,500-gallon aquarium stocked with largemouth and striped bass, featuring fishing seminars and casting demonstrations by Keith Johnson.
BASS TUB website
Bwana Jim’s Wildlife Show
Bwana Jim specializes in reptiles such as snakes, alligators, and turtles, and other animals such as armadillos, wallabies and exotic birds. He has a rare gift for handling animals and shares his knowledge in an incredibly fun and entertaining way.
Inflatable BB Gun Range
Daisy Outdoor Products' unique inflatable BB Gun Range is coming to the Classic! National Wild Turkey Federation instructors will teach gun safety rules and marksmanship skills to young people. The shooting range will be located in the Ruff Building. Ask about the National Wild Turkey Federation's Take Aim program. NWTF has an aggressive goal of tripling the annual number of youth shooting participants at JAKES (Juniors Acquiring Knowledge, Ethics and Sportsmanship) events.
In its 31st year, the Outdoor With Joey Mines TV show has become one of the longest running outdoor shows of all time. Joey brings a sense of humor and “country charm” to the show that audiences from all around the world can relate to. Seen weekly on The Walk TV, over 93 million households tune in to watch Joey as he interviews local sportsman and takes his audience on the adventure with him. You can meet Joey Mines in the Cantey Building!!!
Hunting Retriever’s are soaring in popularity. Retriever World’s demonstrations are highly educational for those who seek to learn more about how to train their retrievers. This seminar shows you how to develop all of the skills that are necessary for your dog to become a super-hunting retriever. You will see some of the amazing steps used to start puppies with basic obedience, teach hand signals, and see the skills needed to train a top-notch hunting dog. Retriever World will be bringing Hunting Retriever Champions to this year’s 30th Palmetto Sportsmen's Classic. Professional Retriever Trainer, Roy Coffey will be present all weekend to speak with you about training your own dog. Make sure you don’t miss the dogs in action. The kids will certainly love to see the dogs perform. Retriever World is a nationally known company and will be offering Sporting Dog Training Equipment at the Classic. You will see some of the most highly advanced training supplies and equipment used today and learn why and how they are used.
SC Youth Bass Fishing Championship
The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources will be teaming with a variety of fishing partners to host the SC Youth Bass Fishing Championship for anglers from The Bass Federation Junior and Student Angler Federation Clubs as well as the B.A.S.S Junior Bassmasters Clubs.
The tournament will be held on Lake Murray March 29, 2014 with the weigh in at the Palmetto Sportsmen’s Classic at the SC State Fairgrounds. The weigh in will be held in the Stadium (behind the Ellison Building) on Saturday afternoon.