Unicoi 2017

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M Sharpe

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Here is the latest on the show. As it stands right now, we have the 3rd floor and the 2nd floor rented. We have until 90 days out to relinguish the second floor. We've had a growing number of people asking about wood suppliers and other materials, choke tubes and this such a thing. This second floor will be used for such as this. If you know of someone wanting to do this show and is a custom made item that pertains to hunting and the outdoors, contact us here about a vendor space. There will be NO turkey calls on this floor. There will be no flea market items here!!! All things must be hunting related!! No camo bags that are mass produced, no camo clothing, none of this type of stuff!! All must be CUSTOM made!!! If you build holsters for box calls, if you build turkey totes, and etc., etc., then this area is for you!!

Also, I've been on the phone with a lot of the guys about an idea that Drew Garrett had. It is a box call makers round table. This will be a seminar about how the calls have changed down through the years and a chance to ask these guys questions about box calls. As of now, that list of call makers is Russell Beard, Lamar Williams, Darrin Dawkins, Steve Mann,Bob Harwell, Billy Buice and Marlin Watkins. I've still got a couple to contact on this subject. We want some from all different style of box calls.

The doors to the show will open at 9:00 am-5:00 pm Friday & Saturday.
 
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Gaswamp

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love the round table seminar idea
 
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M Sharpe

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We elected to cut the vendor list off at 60 this year. That was the same as we had last year. We've got a few new ones this year, but for the most part, all of the ones that were there last year will be returning! For you guys that are on the alternate list, if something comes up that one of these guys can make it, then we will pull from that list again. Here is the list of custom call makers coming to Unicoi next year for the show:




Al & Josh Shoemaker, Anthony Ellis, Billy Buice, Bob & Michael Buckner, Bob Harwell, Brandon Washington, Brian Lawter, Chad Scruggs, Dan Harris, Daniel Kinsey, Darrell Gibson & Darrell Gosey, Darrin Dawkins, David Anderson, Dean (Red Beard) Mundhenke, Del Crow & Billy Macallister, Dickie Champion, Donnie Richards & Wesley Whitaker, Doug Morgan, Ed Jenkins, Fred Cox, Gene Gardner, Gerry Bramblett, Harold & Derick Fowler, Hoyt Brown, Irving Whitt, Jamey Rex, Jeff Lacey, Jeff McKamey, Jeremy Safford, Jerry Wilkins, Jody Harrison, John Dangerfield, Joseph Martin, Kelly Puckett, Ken Martin, Kevin Cantrell, Kevin Dorsey, Kevin Farr, Kyle Osborne, Lamar Williams, Lee Chadwick, Lon Trice, Mark McPhail, Mark Prodhomme, Mark Sharpe, Marlin Watkins, Matt McLain, Melvin Newman, Mike Lapp, Olin Humphries, Richard Hudson, Russell Beard, Robert Glover, Scott Vieting, Steve Mann, Steve Torman, Tim Sandford, Wayne Hendrix, Wendell Lancaster and Will Dutton.




That's quite a line up of call makers!! This is an opportunity to get some of the finest turkey calls that money can buy!!




We are still looking for folks that make custom made accessories and supplies to fill up the second floor of the show. If this is you, or you know of someone, please message us here. The cut-off on this second floor is October.
 
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M Sharpe

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We've got a GA DNR biologist lined up to do a seminar on the decline of the turkey population lined up this year.

Sum-Toy choke tubes will be there. As will Darrell Gosey with his recurves, longbows and his knives.
 

Gut_Pile

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Sounds great Mark! Really looking forward to the round table. If all goes well, I'll be sitting by the fire with everyone Friday night at the lodge.
 
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M Sharpe

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Unicoi will be here before you know it. This year we have elected to have vendors on the second floor as well. These vendors WILL NOT be call makers!! This floor will be made up of people that custom make a hunting related item. EX: box call holsters, choke tube makers, wood suppliers, longbow and re-curve bow builders, turkey totes and etc. We will not have production camo bags, production slings, camo clothing and etc. Everything must me custom made. No flea market stuff!

If you know of anyone that fits this bill and is interested, please have them to contact me at 912-531-1845.
Thanks, Mark Sharpe
 
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M Sharpe

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Ok, here's the scoop!! Unicoi has 46 rooms for Thursday night, 15 rooms for Friday night and 17 rooms for Saturday night!! If you want a room you'd better move now!! Come December those rooms will be gone!!!!

Also, we are going to do the buffet again Friday night!! Ms. Chambers has told me they have a new cook, a better cook, than last year. She assured me the issue with the other room not being opened and the running out of food will not happen this year!!! They have the capability of seating about 180 people there. She is offering the same deal as last year...$14.95/person plus tax. I would like to get a head count of those wanting to partake in this buffet! I wish all vendors would show their support atleast one night to Unicoi for helping make this happen!!!

Also, you new guys that were coming to set up downstairs, will be set up in the lobby on the same floor as the call makers. Ms. Chambers neglected to hold the downstairs. She had told me she would until 90 days out. When I called to tell her we were wanting it as well, she said she had you guys set up in the lobby of the third floor. I think you will like this better any way!!!

We will still be holding the box call makers round table downstairs though!!! We will have a premier lineup of call makers there for you to ask questions of and for them to give their thoughts on how box call making has changed down through the years!! If you see Andy (Drew) Garrett at the show, thank him for this idea!!! I'm looking forward to it myself and looking forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones come January!!
 
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M Sharpe

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Foks, when you call Unicoi State Park and Lodge to reserve a room, be sure to tell them you are coming for the Unicoi Turkey Show. I called tonight like I was reserving a room. They told me no rooms were available. I asked how could that be because I had talked to Ms Chambers and knew exactly how many rooms were left. I was told it was because those rooms were blocked out for the show!! So...if you need a room, be sure to tell them Unicoi Turkey Show. This also gets you the discounted price!!
 
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M Sharpe

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Updated the vendor list this morning.

Would like to remind everyone about the seminars going on that weekend.
Duncan Dobie (author), Fiday @ 10:00 am & Saturday @ 2:00pm.

Kevin Lowery (GA DNR) will do one Saturday @ 10:00 am

Larry Proffitt has agreed to do one on fall turkey hunting, Friday @ 1:00 pm.

Box Call Round table discussion is looking like it will be Friday night after the supper.

We will have the location and the times posted in the lobby area.
 

Gaswamp

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Updated the vendor list this morning.

Would like to remind everyone about the seminars going on that weekend.
Duncan Dobie (author), Fiday @ 10:00 am & Saturday @ 2:00pm.

Kevin Lowery (GA DNR) will do one Saturday @ 10:00 am

Larry Proffitt has agreed to do one on fall turkey hunting, Friday @ 1:00 pm.

Box Call Round table discussion is looking like it will be Friday night after the supper.

We will have the location and the times posted in the lobby area.
dang it....hate that I'm going to miss the call seminar....hope yall can video it
 

donblfihu

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It's a long time to wait till you can hunt, might as well come out and enjoy yourself with some other turkey hunters. Get those new calls now, you'll have them working right by then. These calls aren't made in China.
 

WFL

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Will up Friday and Saturday. Will have most the normal stuff but if need something odd hit me up.
 

Jayin J

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I checked out the show today, lots of vendors set up and some very nice unit's........

JC Outdoors
Helen, Ga.
 

Gaswamp

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Mark any updates on the callmaker discussion video
 
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