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Show Schedule

Friday

4:30pm Hunting 101– with Johnny McDowell
5:30pm Kokanee 101: Targeting Tactics and Presentations
-with Danny Coyne
6:30pm Cooking with Sossy
-with Chef Tammy Wood
7:30pm Trapping in BC

-with Ryan Kole

Saturday

10:30am Filleting Fish like a Pro

-with Jon Crofts from Codfather’s Seafood

11:30am Kokanee 101: Targeting Tactics and Presentations

-with Danny Coyne

12:30pm Cooking with Sossy

-with Chef Tammy Wood

1:30pm Trapline Management focusing on predator management and logging – with Ron Lancour
2:30pm Hunting 101

– with Johnny McDowell

3:30pm Azimuth Solar: DIY Off-grid Solar and Batteries for RVs and Cabins

– with Matt Longman

4:30pm Cooking with Sossy

-with Chef Tammy Wood

Sunday

10:30am Filleting Fish like a Pro

-with Jon Crofts from Codfather’s Seafood

11:30am Kokanee 101: Targeting Tactics and Presentations

-with Danny Coyne

12:30pm Hunting 101

– with Johnny McDowell

1:30pm Cooking with Sossy

-with Chef Tammy Wood

2:30pm Urban Trapping 

-with Pete Wise

Casting/Archery/Skinning Demos

Friday

5:00pm BC Trappers
6:00pm Fly Casting with Savas – sponsored by Trout Waters
7:00pm Okanagan FPV Racers

Saturday

11:00am BC Trappers
12:00pm Okanagan FPV Racers
1:00pm Fly Casting with Savas – sponsored by Trout Waters
2:00pm HardCore Archery
3:00pm BC Trappers
4:00pm Fly Casting with Savas – sponsored by Trout Waters

Sunday

10:15 am Okanagan FPV Racers
11:00 am BC Trappers
12:00 pm Lyndon Walker – Fly Casting
1:00 pm BC Trappers
2:00 pm HardCore Archery
3:00 pm  Lyndon Walker – Fly Casting

Speakers

Danny Coyne -BC Fishn’

Danny grew up in Princeton B.C. on the family farm nestled against the Similkameen River, where he adopted a passion for fishing in early childhood.

Today Danny is very active in multiple B.C. fish and wildlife conservation groups. He loves to share his passion for fishing, which led him to create BCFishn.com, a website promoting the sport of angling to all levels of anglers with conservation first in mind.

Danny travels throughout the province conducting angling seminars on a variety of fishing methods, and helps organize Learn to Ice Fish events with the Freshwater Fisheries Society of B.C. He is a Pro Staff Member for Mack’s Lure, KingFisher Boats, Pro-Cure Baits Scents, McFly and Work Sharp Knifes.

Danny encourages all anglers to share the sport of fishing with the younger generation so they too can have those special moments in life fishing with their fathers, brothers and loved ones.

Tammy Wood – Sossy Outdoors

Tammy Wood is a born and raised British Columbian with a deep rooted passion for hunting, fishing, and creating wild game and seafood recipes for all hunters and anglers to enjoy!

Since her debut on Master Chef Canada, finishing in the Top 10, Tammy has launched herself into the Culinary and Hunting World with Wild Game and Seafood recipes. She does everything from nose to tail, creating sausages, salamis, smoked meats, utilizing as much of the wild game herself and showing her six children that being self sufficient and knowledgeable in nature is of vital importance.

Some of Tammy’s accomplishments were becoming a Pro Staff for Cabela’s Canada, Pro Staff for Bradley Smokers, Wild Game Food Editor for BC Outdoors Magazine, a published cookbook author, and a PR Rep for Arctic Nature Sweden, promoting women in hunting across the globe. You will find her across BC on Celebrity Cooking Stages, teaching Cooking Classes, and always fundraising for important causes.

The newest adventure for Tammy is her own YouTube channel, Sossy Outdoors, which is an instructional wild game /seafood cooking show. This is the base platform for her next venture which is a lifestyle show, featuring Tammy, her kids, and their outdoor passions, embracing everything from hunting, fishing, camping, and the culinary adventures in the rustic outdoors.

Pete Wise -Wise Wildlife Control Services

Pete is the owner/operator of Wise Wildlife Control Services specializing in urban wildlife conflict and management, predator identification and management, injured animal rescue and wildlife education. Pete is an active instructor for the BC Trappers Association as well as the Western Director for the Wild Fur Shippers Council (WFSC). He one of the founding creators of the Wildlife Conflict Operators Course. In addition, Pete is involved in the following:

  • Master Instructor for the BC Wildlife Federation Conservation Outdoor Recreation Education Program (CORE Program)
  • Certified Instructor for the Federal Firearms Program (PAL)
  • Lifetime Member (54 years active) of Vernon Search and Rescue (VSAR) including various positions held within VSAR as well as instructor level for Search Master, Tracking, Swift Water Rescue, Survival and Wilderness Survival
  • Certified Wilderness Survival Instructor for both the Justice Institute of BC (JIBC) and BC Institute of Technology (BCIT)

Johnny McDowell 50 year hunter, 14 year presenter, and inventor

John McDowell otherwise known as Johnny Mac, has 50 Years of hunting success and 14 years experience at doing these shows. He has learned a lot of tricks along the way that led to success at the game of hunting, He trick’s the big game with sight, sound and scent to bring them in, Elk & Moose is what he goes after. Johnny will go into all aspects of having success at the hunting game.

Johnny has been on the Dragons Den with his inventions for calling in big game, while he didn’t make a deal his products still work great. Come out and see how Johnny keeps his freezer full with harvested Elk and Moose, and he can make your hunts more successful too.

Jon Crofts – Codfathers Seafood Market

Jon believes passionately that Seafood should not be treated as just another mass produced protein, and that it should have special status as one of the few remaining foods that have to be hunted and gathered. As a family business Codfathers has always been aware of the importance of conserving our amazing ocean resources and using them thoughtfully so that future generations can enjoy them too.

Ryan Kole 

Ryan has spent his entire life in the outdoors enjoying hunting and fishing. Trapping was a crucial part of his family legacy, but it had skipped two generations before being introduced back into the family. Now being an active trapper for the past 10 years, he has completely immersed himself in lifestyle – taking a break from being a fulltime Registered Nurse each winter to run his trapline in the North Thompson, and here in the Okanagan. Trapping experience also includes being a mentee instructor with BCTA, animal damage control specialist with Wise Wildlife, sitting on the executive board of directors for the British Columbia Trappers Association (BCTA), and currently the president for Region 8 BCTA local. Ryan has a passion for preserving future trapping for our youth, as he has travelled internationally with the International Fur Federation as member of the Fur Futures program. This passion has increased evermore with the anticipated arrival of his and his partner Katie’s two new trappers this spring.

Ron Lancour

Ron is a war baby born in London England and coming to BC at the age of eight months of age. His father was a trapper and his grandfather a trapper and fur trader. After graduation from school in Merritt BC he worked for the BC Forest Service for 20 years, leaving forestry as the District Protection Officer and wildfire technician in 1981 to work full time in the fur industry as a depot manager and manager of Trappers International for the next 10 years. Ron was president and vice president of the BCTA for a period spanning almost 11 years, and a trapping instructor for 10 years. He is once again an active instructor for the BCTA. He participated on many national and international committees over the years with regards to trapper education and the fur industry. A trapper for over 50 years, Ron is semi retired and still works as a Fire Warden for the Ministry of Forests, continues to trap on his registered trap line on the back side of Big White, and does a little consulting work for NAFA. Camping and fishing on the Cariboo Plateau with his wife Sheila take up any spare time in the summer. He is dedicated and passionate when it comes to his love for trapping and trappers.

Savas Koutsantonis

Owner/Founder of Trout Waters Fly and Tackle in Kelowna.  Savas has been fly fishing since he was 8 years old. Savas will be on hand to present some fly casting tips, followed by instruction. Come and try some rods with Savas.