2016 Palmetto Sportsmen's Classic Attractions
John Godwin from A&E's Duck Dynasty
John Godwin grew up hunting deer with his father, but once introduced to the world of waterfowl, he became captivated by duck calls. He placed 3rd as a teenager in his first calling contest after Phil Robertson "tuned up" his call to make it ready for competition (Phil happened to be one of the judges).
John has worked for Duck Commander since 2002. Some of his duties include building duck calls, managing supplies, and overseeing the shipping department. During the duck season, however, John's main title is decoy technician. He figures out the exact spots the decoys should be placed, and works on all equipment after the hunt to make sure it is ready to go for the next day's hunt.
John said, "Working for Duck Commander has been a blessing. I am one of few full-time employees outside the family. I will definitely say that the Robertsons are very giving and passionate people, and I have become family through Christ." John can be seen on Duckmen 7-18, as well as The Art of Commanding Ducks, Best of the Duckmen, and the popular television show A&E's Duck Dynasty.
Extreme Raptors Show
They're fierce, feathered and fantastic, winging your way in an avian extravaganza that captures the spirit of the wild. Extreme Raptors is the premium wildlife production, featuring birds of prey like you've never seen them before. Eagles, Hawks, Falcons and Owls are cleared for takeoff!! The show, produced by Raptor Project Inc. of New York hosts the largest travelling tour group of raptors in the world. Audiences will witness up close and personal the beauty and charisma that these predators have long symbolized to mankind as master falconers and skilled handlers guide the way.
Keith Johnson and his Bass Tub
Keith is the owner/operator of Bass Tubs by Hurt Promotions. The Bass Tub is a 4,000 gallon mobile aquarium that travels in the country performing at over 25 sports, fishing, boat hunting and outdoor expos.
Keith is perched on top of a mounted boat on the end of the Bass Tub. You are able to see the fish swimming and chasing the lures. Each fishing demonstration will include a variety of baits and presentations, and be packed full of professional angler tips and tactics.
Keith has bass fished professionally for most of this adult life. He has 7 wins and 48 top tens to his credit in B.A.S.S. Opens, the FLW Tour and FLW Series, Stren Series, Wal-Mart BFLs, Triton Team Trail, Ranger Team Trail, Fishers of Men Team Trail, Angler's Choice Team Trail and many other regional tournaments.
Keith currently lives in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma with his wife of 20 years Jennifer. They have 7 children, 4 grandchildren and a dog.
W.O.W. (World's Outstanding Whitetails)
W.O.W.(Worlds Outstanding Whitetails) is a stunning collection of 16 of the biggest Whitetail Deer ever on display. These Whitetails are the absolute most monster Deer to ever walk the planet. We have the first Whitetail to score over 500 the X-Factor, World Famous Hole in the Horn, Kansas King, Amish Buck and many others. It's total "Shock and Awe" to view this quality and beautiful Whitetail Display. Come see Goliath and the Giants at this years 31st Palmetto Sportsmen's Classic.
In its 31st year, the Outdoor With Joey Mines TV show has become one of the longest running outdoor shows of all time. Joey brings a sense of humor and "country charm" to the show that audiences from all around the world can relate to. Seen weekly on The Walk TV, over 93 million households tune in to watch Joey as he interviews local sportsman and takes his audience on the adventure with him. You can meet Joey Mines in the Cantey Building.