2017Mississippi Wildlife Extravaganza

August 4-6 at the Mississippi Trademart

Come gear up and have fun at the 31st edition of the MWF Wildlife Extravaganza. More than 200 exhibitors from all over North America will be at the ‘Ganza as we kick off the hunting season with demonstrations, events and more. As the MWF’s largest fundraiser you’ll also be supporting our efforts to preserve Mississippi’s Wildlife Legacy.

Admission:

Adults $10; Children 6-12 $5; Children 5 and under Free; Weekend Pass $20; FRIDAY – KIDS DAY – Children 12 and under FREE;

  • Friday, August 4, 2 p.m. – 8 p.m., Kid's Day
  • Saturday, August 5, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 6, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
 

2017 Ganza Program & Seminar Schedule

2017 'Ganza Floor Plan

Request a Booth Space

2017 'Ganza Volunteer Form

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Volunteer Form

Return to Mswildlife.org

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Meet Jim Shockey

Jason Reynolds Fetch N' Fish
and High-Flying Retrievers

Jason Reynolds is a nationally recognized entertainer and dog trainer. Jason puts on a family fun dog show that is aimed at getting the kids involved. “We just get the kids involved. All about getting kids involved in the outdoors.”

Families show up by the hundreds for this event, so be sure to get there early to ensure you will have a spot near the Fetch-n-fish tank. This is a show you won't want to miss.

The highlight of the show, Jason says, is obviously the dogs. His trained labs will warm your hearts and bring joy to you when you see them fly through the air into the Fetch-n-Fish tub.

The dogs show off on the ground and in the water taking a splash in the giant tub. Jason's trained retrievers follow close instruction and can jump more than 30 plus feet into the water — It is amazing! Jason also uses live fish during the demonstration at the fish tub seminars to teach visitors casting and a variety of fishing techniques.

Come meet Cheeto, Dorito, Frito, Jackpot and Boondock and enjoy Jason's fishing seminars throughout the Mississippi Wildlife Extravaganza schedule.

Big Buck Contest 2017

BIG BUCK RULES AND REGULATIONS

All white-tailed deer taken legally within Mississippi during any prior hunting season are eligible to participate in the Magnolia Records Program. Only those deer taken during the 2016-2017 hunting season are eligible to participate in the Big Buck Contest.
  1. Mount must be registered under the name of the hunter who took and recovered the deer. Mounts not registered under the name of the hunter will be disqualified.
  2. Mounts must be brought to the Trade Mart between 2:00 and 8:00 p.m., Friday, August 4th, or between 9:00 and noon Saturday, August 5th. Mounts may be removed only between the hours of 3:00 and 5:00 p.m. Sunday, August 6th, NO EXCEPTIONS.
  3. Official Boone & Crockett scorers will determine typical and non-typical classes during the scoring process. The minimal score for the purpose of the Magnolia Records Program is as follows:
    •125 – Typical
    •155 – Non-Typical
  4. When you register you will be given a weekend pass to the show (one per person, not per deer) and a receipt for your deer mount. That pass will allow you to pick up your mount on Sunday, August 6th, between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.
  5. All entrants of the Magnolia Records Program and the Mississippi Wildlife Extravaganza’s Big Buck Contest will receive a Certificate of Participation and will be entered into a drawing for these prizes:

    • $500 Gift Card donated by Academy Sports and Outdoors
    • Millennium Treestand donated by The Sports Center
    • Double Bull Deluxe Blind donated by Primos
    •$250 gift certificate from Dan Heasley for shoulder mount.
    •Lit Torch TS-600 52qt Cooler donated by Lit Coolers
    •Remington 700 Mag 30-06 with Scope from Guns-N-Gear
    •$250 Cerakote Certificate donated by Five Guns
    •Game Camera donated by The Sports Center
    •Osprey CP3-9x42IRF Scope with Long Eye Relief
    •Remington 700 Rifle 270 donated by Robbie's Small Engines
    •Yeti Hopper Cooler donated by Robbie's Small Engines
    •Pursuit Range Finder donated by Bass Pro Shops
    •Buckmasters II 3-9x40 BDC Scope donated by Nikon
    •One-day guided morning duck or deer hunt & afternoon deer hunt at Magna Vista Plantation in Issaquenna County donated by Backwoods Land Co. and Magna Vista Plantation

    In order to win a prize, you must be present at the drawing on Sunday at 4 p.m.

    Winners of the Big Buck Contest will receive a ribbon, a certificate and will be photographed to be included in MWF’s magazine, Mississippi Wildlife. Announcement of the Big Buck Contest winners and prize drawings will be held on stage Sunday at 4 p.m.
  6. If the deer has been officially Boone & Crockett, Longhunters, Pope & Young or Magnolia Records Program scored, bring the official score record with your mount to the show.

Last Year's Big Buck Winners


Typical – Cheri Hillebrant,
Net Score - 177


Non-Typical – Eddie Harrell,
Net Score - 196 5/8

REGISTRATION

All deer will be registered at the Mississippi Wildlife Extravaganza.

 No entry fee is required. You will receive a pass to the show when you present your deer to be scored.

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Free Events for the Kids

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Free Giveaways for the Kids

Free Kid's MWF T-shirts

Free T-shirts for the kids at
the show exit while supplies last.

Fish Grips

Free Youth Fishing Grips

Free to the first 100 Children at The Fish Grip's Booths: #416 & #418 starting Friday at 2 p.m while supplies last.

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Primos

Free Two-Faced Grunt Call

Free to the first 100 Children at Primos Booths: #403 & #502 starting Friday at 5 p.m. while supplies last.

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ESI Supply

Free Zebco Rod & Reel Combo

Free to the first 100 Children at MWF Booth: #200 & #202 starting Friday at 6 p.m. while supplies last.

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Lil' Quackers

Free Lil' Quackers

Free to the first 100 Children at Hayes Calls Booth: #300 starting Friday at 5 p.m. while supplies last.

Hayes Calls

Fetch-N-Fish Tub

and High Flying Retrievers

Preston Pittman

Talking Turkey

Paul Meek

Turkey Calling Made Easy for Beginners

Tony Chachere's Food Truck

Stop by for delicious eats!

Bungee Jump

Rent a ride on a Bungee Jump

Percy King and His Traveling Zoo

Snakes and Alligators

Kids' Casting Area

Kids try their hand casting with helpful guidance from experienced anglers.

Terry Vandeventer

Snakes of Mississippi

Kids’ BB shoot

Kids take aim with BB guns under expert supervision

Youth Archery

Hands-on archery experience

'Ganza Hotel Rates

Make your stay a great one with special offers from Jackson's best lodgings.

Hilton Jackson - Group Code MWFE8
Host hotel accommodations are provided by the Hilton Jackson. Call for rate. Click here to reserve a room. Or you may call 1-800-263-0524. Use group code: MWFE8.
Courtyard by Marriott Pearl
Additional rooms are available at the Courtyard by Marriott in Pearl, MS. Rates are 109.00 per night. Click here to reserve a room.
Holiday Inn Hotel Trustmark Park - Group Code MWF
Host hotel accommodations are provided by the Holiday Inn Hotel Trustmark Park in Pearl, MS. Rates are 109.99 per night. Click here to reserve a room. Or you may call 601-939-5238 and use the code MWF.
Cabot Lodge Jackson North
Host hotel accommodations are provided by the Cabot Lodge Jackson North in Ridgeland, MS. Call for rate. To reserve a room, call 601-957-0757 and ask for the MS Wildlife Extravaganza.

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Mississippi Wildlife Federation
517 Cobblestone Court, Suite 2
Madison MS, 39110-7570
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Office: (601) 605-1790
Fax: (601) 605-1794

Email: mstarnes@mswf.org

Mon-Fri: 8:30am → 4:30pm
Sat-Sunday: Closed

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