In the 2019 KY Sport, Boat & Recreation Show, we have multiple seminars lined up for all your outdoor needs.



Bill Carman, Kentucky Wild Outdoors 

Bill Carman harvested his first whitetail deer with a bow and caught his first trout with a fly rod over fifty years ago. He has bowhunted and fly fished all over North America, but his first loves are hunting whitetails with a recurve bow and fly fishing for smallmouth bass right here in his native Kentucky. In 2006 Bill became the first modern hunter to harvest a Kentucky elk with a traditional bow. He recently retired after ten years as Regional Director for the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, and he is a licensed hunting and fishing guide. Bill is a successful outdoor writer and his stories have appeared in Traditional Bowhunter Magazine, TradArchers’ World, Primitive Archer, and Bugle Magazine. His book, Feather Sticks-Bowhunting and Fly Fishing Adventures was released in the summer of 2018 . He regularly conducts seminars on elk hunting, fly fishing, and hunting simple. He and his wife live in Lexington, KY.


Craig Caudill, Nature Reliance School

Craig is the Founder and chief instructor of Nature Reliance School in Winchester, KY. Nature Reliance School was founded to provide enriching and educational experiences in, or about, the outdoors.  He has taught backcountry skills as a contractor to the US military, federal, state and local first responders, and for 13 different university wildlife manager programs. He has spent weeks in the wilderness with nothing more than a knife “living off the land”. Craig is the author of three books (Extreme Wilderness Survival, Ultimate Wilderness Gear and Essential Wilderness Navigation),is an avid writer for several national magazines, and has a weekly newspaper column in The Winchester Sun.  Craig will share what he has learned on the following topics:

  • 7 Myths that will get you killed in the backcountry.
  • 5 Important items that all outdoorsman should carry for hunting, hiking, and camping.
  • Top 5 most statistically likely injuries in the backcountry and how to fix them.
  • How best to maintain your knives to keep them functional and sharp.