As hunting season approaches, thousands gathered at the Clyde Muse Center in Pearl for the 36th annual Wildlife Extravaganza over the weekend.
The first floor of the convention center housed dozens of hunting and fishing vendors across multiple rooms. There were wildlife displays, speakers, children’s activities and more outside.
Southern Traditional Archery’s range was one of the most popular and unique booths that offered children and adults the chance to test their archery skills. Instructor Robert Daley said the most of the shooters are children and working with them is what he enjoys most.
“I work with them a little bit. I get them to shoot the bow. They start shooting the target after awhile and some fun,” said Daley. “They get a smile on their face. When they leave her holding their head up with smile on their face, I feel I’ve served a good purpose that day.”
On the top floor, Guests also had the opportunity to meet their favorite celeberties from the Sippi Girls organization and the History channel series, “Swamp People”. Ashely “Dead Eye” Jones represented the show at the booth.
“Everyone just loves taking pictures with the alligator hide, skulls, the hooks and how big they are,” said Jones. “It’s great for them to see it in person and talking to everybody about how we hung alligators in a different way from Mississippi to Louisiana.”