February 10-13, 2022

La Crosse Center

Show Features

Every year we bring unique features, entertainment and education to our shows as an added value to you! Check out the lineup below and click the links for more details on each!

Wild World of Animals

The Best in Wildlife Entertainment and Education! The Wild World of Animals show is one of the premier grounds act in the entertainment industry. Its unique blend of animal diversity and environmental messages coupled with originally scripted non-stop laughter, especially an opinionated pig, makes for an enjoyable time for the whole family.

Have you ever held a 13-FOOT, 100-POUND PYTHON, starred into the eyes of BRUTUS, or unknowingly worn a safari vest filled with CREEPY CRITTERS? Our volunteers get to do that and much more!

The Wild World of Animals show is fast-paced and full of energy! The animals in the show range from arthropods, amphibians, reptiles, birds and finally mammals. Our audience learns interesting animal facts, laughs at their antics and witnesses their amazing natural abilities. Don’t blink or you may miss an animal running, slithering, jumping or flying across our stage!

Presentation times

Thursday 6 pm | 7:30 pm
Friday
 12:30 pm | 3 pm | 6 pm | 8 pm
Saturday 12:30 pm | 3 pm | 6 pm | 8 pm
Sunday 11:30 am | 1:30 pm

Freedom in a Can

The road beckoned and they answered. Freedom in a Can is the story of Shari & Hutch, two 40-somethings who left their full-time jobs for a mid-lifeventure in their restored, vintage travel trailer. Shari & Hutch will be doing presentations on “Tips & Tricks for Exploring America’s National Parks” and “Gourmet Camp Cooking & Baking.”

Tips & Tricks for Exploring America’s National Parks

Do you dream of exploring America’s national parks with your RV?  Shari & Hutch have been lucky enough to visit nearly all of them while living and traveling full-time in their tiny home on wheels over the past 9.5 years.  They’ll share tips, tricks, and resources for getting the most out of your visit to the parks, accompanied with their stunning images.  Topics include: when to go, how to choose which parks to visit, what to do, where to camp, what to bring, how long to stay, and even how to volunteer. You’ll be ready to hit the road when spring arrives – maybe sooner!

Gourmet Camp Cooking & Baking

Love cooking, roasting, and baking at home? So do they, wherever they are! As experienced road warriors, travelling foodies, and outdoor cooking enthusiasts, Shari & Hutch love to challenge themselves by preparing delicious gourmet meals using the simplest of methods and quality foods. In this seminar, they will share their tips and recipes developed over 9.5 years of living on the road in their tiny trailer. Whether cooking over an open fire or two-burner stove, these methods and recipes are sure to make you a happy camper!

Presentation times

Tips & Tricks for Exploring America’s National Parks

Thursday 6:30 pm
Friday
2 pm | 7 pm
Saturday 12 pm | 4 pm
Sunday 11 am

Gourmet Camp Cooking & Baking

Friday 12 pm | 4 pm
Saturday 2 pm | 7 pm
Sunday 1 pm

Parakeet Landing

Back by popular demand is the Colorful Parakeet Landing.  Make your way upstairs to the ballroom where you will find the Parakeet Landing.  Kids of all ages will enjoy these friendly, colorful birds as they fly around their enclosure landing on arms, hands, shoulders and heads. The young ones are especially amazed as they can see the birds up close. You will want to have a camera ready to capture the looks on their faces as the parakeets elicit wide smiles and oohs and aahs of amazement.

Tim Andrus

Hunting Expert, Tim Andrus has a great passion for the outdoors and hunting.  Tim has been a National Realtree Pro Staff since 1966 and currently is the host of Rush Outdoor TV and The World of Rush Outdoors TV. You won’t want to miss one of these seminars to better your hunt. After every trail camera seminar a lucky attendee will walk away with a new trail camera. You won’t want to miss your opportunity to sharpen your skills.

Presentation(s) times

The Do’s and Don’ts of Using a Trail Camera

Friday 6:30 pm
Saturday 11:30 am

DIY Hunting Trips in the West & Midwest on a Budget

Friday 1 pm
Saturday 2:30 pm | 6:30 pm

Live Trout Pond

It’s Fun, it’s Exciting, it’s Challenging! The Trout Tank fishing experience has become a family tradition with many fishermen and families over the last 43 years. We constantly have people telling us that their kids are experiencing the same excitement that they used to have at the Annual La Crosse Boat, Sports, Travel, RV and Hunting Show Extravaganza. Drop a line, reel in some fun and create some memories!

FREE Measuring & Scoring of Mounts

Bring in your trophy racks for FREE Measuring and Scoring by Boone & Crocket / Pope & Young. While you are at the booth, ask the professionals what to look for on a rack and the various technicalities involved in evaluating each rack brought in.