Like many professional animal callers, Vedrinski, 56, discovered his talent early. "I've had the God-given gift to mimic sound since I was little," he says. "My whole family is musically inclined. I make animal noises." And it's paid off over the years. Vedrinski co-owns a company that makes turkey-calling devices and hosts seminars and workshops around the country. "Make it a point to know the sounds and habits of the animal you're pursuing," he advises.
Visitors will get an earful of Vedrinski at the weeklong outdoor show, which also features such notable folks as champion bow hunter Chuck Adams, tournament-winning fisherman Doug Strickland, and an Elvis impersonator from Medina. The latest reels, rods, and hunting equipment will also be on display.
But it's the hands-on sessions, like the one Vedrinski will be conducting, that offer the most valuable experiences. He claims he can make anyone sound like a turkey, duck, or elk and so convincingly that animals'll be dry-humping your leg in no time. "I don't let them get that close," he laughs.
Sundays, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, 3-9 p.m.; Wed., March 15, 12-9 p.m. Starts: March 12. Continues through March 17