The indoor part of the Land and Wildlife Expo is bustling.
Hundreds of gear companies, like Hunter Specialties, many outfitters, like Whitetail Properties, state agencies, like the Tennessee Wildlife Agency, and retailers, like Bass Pro, have pretty much covered up every corner of the 113,000-square-foot room inside the Opryland Convention Center.
And if there isn’t a vendor making a footprint, there are hundred if not thousands of attendees walking from booth to booth with heavy swag bags nearly dragging on the floor.
These folks are land owners, hunters, land managers and just folks who want to make their property better.
One of these find people is Bill Campbell who came from Rockvale, Tenn., with his wife and three kids. They own a few acres, and they wanted to get ideas to attract more wildlife. The kids were loving the National Wild Turkey Federation display where they got to shoot Daisy airguns.
“This is a very good event,” said Bill of the Expo. “We’ll be back next year and every year.”
Seems to be the general consensus among people from as far away as Texas and Maine.