311 Judges Rd Ste 11-A Wilmington NC 28405
910.795.0292 | WC@CapeFearWildlifeExpo.com
2018 Expo: March 16-18

2016 Cape Fear Wildlife Expo Attractions

2016 Cape Fear Wildlife Expo Attractions

 Joey Nania

Joey Nania

  • Started tournament angling in 2004 (age 13)
  • Mark’s Outdoors Champion 2014 (468 teams)
  • The only Two-Time Junior Bassmaster World Champion (2005 and 2008) and 6-Time State Champion
  • 2010 BASS Federation Washington State Champion
  • 24thin 2010 BASS Federation National finals
  • Last 24 months ranked by Bassrankings.com
    | 32ndBASS Southern Opens; 20thBASS Central Opens | finished in top 1/3 of pro anglers in 10 out of 15 key pro events.
  • Best pro finishes since 2010
    | 9thLake Amistad Central Open 2010 | 5thBASS Central Open Arkansas River 2011 | 19thoverall PAA 2011 | 18thBASS Southern Open 2015
  • Ranked 26th (out of 204) in BASS Southern Opens 2015


Carolina Antique Tackle Collectors

Gene McIntyre

We are excited to welcome another new exhibitor, Gene McIntyre and guests with Carolina Antique Tackle Collectors.

They will be displaying antique tackle and fishing accessories at this year’s expo. They will also be available to do appraisals on antique tackle, rods, reels, tackle boxes, etc



Southern Backwoods Life

Southern Backwoods Life

Since 2004, Michael Lee and Kevin Knighton have been blessed enough to bring outdoor television into the homes of loyal viewers each week.

Woody Sullivan

Woody Sullivan

The Backwoods Life® shows even more of an inside look into who Michael, Kevin, Woody, and the rest of the Backwoods Life Crew are on a more personal level all while showing the great hunts they journey into each year.

Michail Lee - Backwoods Life

Michael Lee





My passions growing up were fishing, hunting, and baseball. I was going pro in something, just didn’t know what yet! Hey, when you like to shoot stuff you stay in the woods all the time! ~ Michael Lee




Kevin Knighton

Kevin Knighton














Captain Jot Owens

Capt. Jot Owens - Spider Truck and Jersey

Capt. Jot Owens – Spider Truck and Jersey



Capt. Jot Owens has been in the Southeast North Carolina Fishing industry for over twenty-three years.  Capt. Jot began his fishing career when he was just fourteen year’s old working at a local fish market and commercial fishing.  In 1995 Jot became a mate on some of the local Charter fishing boats out of Wrightsville Beach, NC.  Today Capt. Jot has managed to translate his lifetime passion for fishing and guiding into his own charter business which he began in 1999 with a USGC Captains License 100-ton six-pack.  Capt. Jot is one of the very few local native guides of Southeast North Carolina.

Capt. Jot is a member of the PENN fishing tackle, Berkley Fishing and Spiderwire’s Elite Pro Staff as well as on the research, development and test team for these companies’.  He’s also honored with Pro staff/field staff positions with MirrOlure, Saltwater Assassin, Yeti coolers, Power-Pole, Salt Life Optics, EGO Nets, Betts Cast-nets and recently Eagle Claw Trokar hooks.

Capt. Jot has been featured on TV shows; Bob Redfern’s Outdoor Magazine, National Geographic Wild (NATGEO) and ESPN’s Saltwater Connection.  Capt. Jot has been featured in hundreds of fishing magazine articles in Sport Fishing magazine, NC Sportsman magazine and SC Sportsman magazine just to name a few.  Capt. Jot is a regular speaker on the Saltwater Sportsman National Seminar series with George Poveromo.

Capt. Jot is a State and Federal finfish tagger; tagging Striped Bass, Speckled Trout, Red Drum and Sharks for NCDMF as well as NOAA.  Jot is also on the Cape Fear River Striped Bass Foundation board and NC Sea Grant Advisory board.



Captain Clark Purvis Roanoke River Waterfowl

Captain Clark Purvis – Roanoke River Waterfowl

Captain Clark Purvis

Roanoke River Waterfowl


Captain Clark Purvis career has spanned over twenty-five years and he has been featured in several print and media publications. He has won several calling competitions and he is currently endorsed by Bass Pro, Flambeau and Filson.

His passion for waterfowl is immeasurable and his expertise on hunting waterfowl has allowed him to be featured by Bass Pro Shops to conduct seminars throughout North America. Clark has hunted waterfowl all over the world and he is a certified Master Waterfowl Hunter. He has harvested several Pope and Young, SCI and Rowland Ward trophy records.

Clark is also a licensed Professional Hunter in Africa with SK Safaris.



Chris Tryon - Hook, Line and Paddle

Chris Tryon – Hook, Line and Paddle

Chris Tryon

Hook Line & Paddle

I am an avid fly fisherman and I just love to get out in the marsh with an 8 weight fly rod and work every nock and cranny I can find.

I also do all my fishing solely from a kayak. Some might wonder how you could possibly fly fish from a kayak. Well it’s not as hard as you think it may be.