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2019 Expo Seminar Speakers & Schedule

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Speaker Topics
Larry Dostal
Fly Fishing
Ben Garver
Walleye Fishing in Nebraska
John Howard Gundog Nutrition 101:
Keeping Your Bird Dog in the Game
Marty Hughes Kayak Fishing
"Hutch" Hutcheson Fishing & Hunting in South Dakota & Iowa
Tersh Kepler
Morel Mushroom Hunting
Wade Kisner Training Basics:
Getting Your Pointing Dog Ready to Hunt
Courtney Lamb "Kill It and Grill It" in the Great Canadian Outdoors
Nelson Reddekopp
Canadian Outdoor Adventures

Topic: Fly Fishing
Speaker: Larry Dostal
Phone: 402-277-0879
E-mail: creekychub@gmail.com
Instagram: instagram.com/larrydostal
Blog: cornhuskerflyfishers.org

Larry Dostal had a passion for fishing instilled in him since childhood, cutting his teeth on the urban fisheries of the Omaha Metro with his dad. Fishing the heartland for the better part of 30 years, Larry has become an accomplished multi-species angler and die-hard fly fishing enthusiast. Over the last few years, Larry has helped pioneer the booming carp fly fishing movement in Nebraska, developing innovative fly patterns and a few unorthodox techniques along the way. Larry is the current president of the Nebraska Fly Fishing Club, the Cornhusker Fly Fishers. As a guide and fly fishing mentor, Larry assisted our nation's veterans at the first annual Great Plains Golden Bonefish Invitational in the summer of 2018. As a fly fishing fanatic and entertaining speaker, Larry enjoys sharing his experiences and introducing aspiring anglers to his style of fly fishing.

Reach out to Larry on his Instagram page for his latest fishing tips, reports, and insights at instagram.com/larrydostal, and check out some of Larry's original fly patterns on the Cornhusker Fly Fishers blog cornhuskerflyfishers.org. If you're interested in a guided fly fishing outing or have a question about fly fishing, feel free to drop Larry an email at creekychub@gmail.com.

Be sure to stop by the Cornhusker Fly Fishers table and learn about fly fishing opportunities right here in the heartland. If you are interested in helping our nation's veterans enjoy the outdoors, the local chapter of Project Healing Waters will be at the Cornhusker Fly Fishers booth.

Larry Dostal's Seminars
Day Time Topic Room
TBA TBA Fly Fishing  

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Topic: Walleye Fishing in Nebraska
Speaker: Ben Garver
Phone: 402-890-3057
E-mail: walleyeguy@windstream.net
Website: www.nebraskawalleyeguide.com

Ben Garver, owner of www.nebraskawalleyeguide.com, has been fishing Nebraska waters his entire life. He grew up in central Nebraska, fishing on several of the area’s irrigation reservoirs with his family. His passion for walleye has grown over the years and his name can often be found at or near the top of tournament results in and around Nebraska. He’s been a local Pro Staff member for Bass Pro Shops in Council Bluffs, Iowa since 2007. Garver also owns and operates Jolly Ann Marine Electronics and has an extensive knowledge of using today’s high-tech electronics to locate and catch more fish. Garver has been guiding on Nebraska waters since 2006 and spends time each summer guiding on several different bodies of water across Nebraska, from Lake McConaughy to Lewis and Clark Reservoir.

He considers his summer home to be Sherman Reservoir in Central Nebraska, where he spends over 150 days on the water each year. Garver took top honors in 2015 fishing the Nebraska Walleye Trail circuit claiming Team of the Year honors. Be sure to make a list of questions and stop by his booth to talk walleye.

Ben Garver's Seminars
Day Time Topic Room
TBA TBA Walleye Fishing in Nebraska  

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Topic: Gundog Nutrition 101: Keeping Your Bird Dog in the Game
Speaker: John Howard
Phone: 563-506-4704
E-mail: john@kineticdogfood.com
Website: www.kineticdogfood.com

John is the Co-Owner of Kinetic Performance Dog Food, an owner and trainer of hunting Labrador Retrievers and an occasional upland hunting guide.

In addition to more than 30 years of experience in upland hunting, John has been directly entrenched in nutrition for working and sporting dogs for more than a decade. When he’s not in the field with his Labrador Retrievers, you’ll most likely find him working on new products and programs to improve canine performance.

John has been featured in publications and events such as Gun Dog, Pheasants Forever, American Working Dog, Police K-9, K-9 Cop and Schutzhund USA.

To learn more about John and Kinetic Performance Dog Food, you can visit their website at www.kineticdogfood.com.

John Howard's Seminars
Day Time Topic Room
TBA TBA Gundog Nutrition 101:
Keeping Your Bird Dog in the Game

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Topic: Kayak Fishing
Speaker: Marty Hughes (Kayakjak)
Phone: 308-883-2526
E-mail: kayakjaknebraska@gmail.com
Website: www.kayakjak.com

Considered the "Godfather" of Midwest kayak fishing as he started kayak fishing back in the 90's. Kayakjak’s passion for fishing started as a youngster fishing small freshwater ponds and combing area beaches with a surf rod in Southern California. Growing up as a military child often put him in new environments with unique fishing challenges. He has lived in Nebraska since 1976 graduating from college with a teaching degree which he has put to good use educating youth the last 35 years. His kayak fishing enthusiasm has spilled over to hundreds of clients he has hosted with his Kayakjak’s Outfitters service over the years. Kayakjak's Outfitters is considered the "premier kayak fishing resource" in Nebraska. “There is nothing like witnessing the excitement of someone catching a fish from the kayak for the first time!”

Specialty: Kayak Fishing


  • Started Kayak Fishing in 1998
  • Professional Kayak Fishing Guide (Since 2004)
  • Founder of the first Kayak Fishing Tournament Series in Midwest (Kayakapalooza)
  • Instructor for numerous kayak fishing schools and Expos across Nebraska
  • Kayak Fishing Moderator for Nebraska Fish and Game Association Regional
  • Pro for YakAngler.com Emotion Kayaks Pro Fishing Team
  • Bass Pro Shops Kayak Pro Staff (Council Bluffs, Iowa Store)
  • The Boat Dock (Grand Island, NE) Pro Fishing Team
  • Bending Branches Paddles Pro Staff
  • 9 top 5 finishes/awards since 2013
Marty Hughes' (Kayakjak) Seminars
Day Time Topic Room
TBA TBA Kayak Fishing  

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Topics: Fishing & Hunting in South Dakota & Iowa
Speaker: Kent (Hutch) Hutcheson
Phone: 605-220-2844
Email: fishinghutch@aol.com
Website: www.fishinghutch.com

A dedicated South Dakota Lakes fisherman and hunter. Lake Oahe and Lake Sharpe are his playgrounds. Hutch has been both a bass and walleye tournament fisherman, having over 150 top 20 finishes over the last 30 years.

Hutch is a former sergeant in the United States Marine Corps.

Hutch calls Ida Grove, Iowa home.

Hutch Hutcheson's Seminars
Day Time Topic Room
TBA TBA Fishing & Hunting in South Dakota & Iowa  

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Topic: Morel Mushroom Hunting
Speaker: Tersh Kepler
Phone: 402-651-7000
E-mail: globalhunter@cox.net
Website: morelmushroomsupply.com

Tersh Kepler has over 50 years of Morel Mushroom Hunting experience and can teach the most successful techniques and tips to make any level hunter increase their yield in the woods. As a well know morel hunter, Tersh has been contacted by several reality shows interested in creating a TV series on his hunting skills in the woods. Tersh is also the founder of Morel Mushroom Supply specializing in everything a avid morel hunter would need from special mesh morel carry bags to custom morel carvings, hiking sticks and so much more.

Tersh Kepler's Seminars
Day Time Topic Room
TBA TBA Morel Mushroom Hunting  

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Topic: Training Basics: Getting Your Pointing Dog Ready to Hunt
Speaker: Wade Kisner
Phone: 319-560-0166
E-mail: wade@sweetpointsetters.com
Website: www.sweetpointsetters.com

Wade is the owner of Sweet Point Setters and a breeder and trainer of English Setters. With over 50 years of experience in upland hunting with dogs, Wade currently spends a lot of his time working with his dogs and serving as a professional upland hunting guide. The rest of his time is spent as the host and star of the TV program, Sweet Point’s Setter Tales. In Sweet Point’s Setter Tales, the father and sons team of Wade, Travis and Tyler Kisner guide you through unique stories in each episode featuring their two English Setters, Sweet Lou and Adeline, and the younger generations of Setter pups. To learn more about Wade and Sweet Point Setters, you can visit his website at www.sweetpointsetters.com.

Wade Kisner's Seminars
Day Time Topic Room
TBA TBA Training Basics:
Getting Your Pointing Dog Ready to Hunt

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Topic: "Kill It and Grill It" in the Great Canadian Outdoors
Speaker: Courtney Lamb
Phone: 226-977-0074
E-mail: courtneylamb33@gmail.com
Facebook: Courtney Lamb
Instagram: instagram.com/courtlamb_
Website: North Caribou Camps

Courtney is an avid hunter and all round outdoor sports woman with a passion for the the great outdoors. She is a professional Environmentalist specializing in clean water throughout Ontario Canada. She manages North Caribou Camps.

She has hunted deer, bear, and moose along with fishing the Canadian waterways. Courtney and her partner spend their time scouting, hunting fishing and enjoying the great outdoors.




Courtney Lamb's Seminars
Day Time Topic Room
TBA TBA "Kill It and Grill It" in the Great Canadian Outdoors  

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Topic: Canadian Outdoor Adventures
Speaker: Nelson Reddekopp
Phone: 1-306-222-2903
E-mail: willie21@hotmail.com
Address: 201 Crystal Springs Drive Warman, SK S0K0A1

Nelson's passion for the outdoors was ignited as a young child by his dad, it was always a priority of his dad to get the kids outdoors and Nelson has carried on this dedication and loves to take kids hunting and fishing.

Nelson has hunted and fished in many provinces, states and a few different countries. He lives for the adventure of experiencing different cultures, cuisine and the people he meets while on the trail.

Nelson has owned and guided for several outfitting camps in Saskatchewan. Nelson specializes in hunting for trophy black bear and fishing for huge Northern Pike and walleye.

I do not hunt for the joy of killing, but for the joy of living. And the inexpressible pleasure of mingling my life however briefly, with that of a wild creature that I respect, admire, and value.

Nelson Reddekopp's Seminars
Day Time Topic Room
TBA TBA Canadian Outdoor Adventures  

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Show Hours

4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Adults - $9.00
Kids 15 & under - $3.00
3 & under - Free


Mid-America Center

Council Bluffs, Iowa
West of Horseshoe Casino off I-80
Adjacent to Bass Pro Shops parking area

Pottawattamie Pheasants Forever Site

Pheasants Forever Iowa Site