The 2023 Wildlife & Outdoor Expo (sponsored by Historic Bethel German Colony) will highlight a variety of educational seminars, exhibitors and vendors showcasing such items as hunting products and accessories, equipment, and outdoor related crafts for purchase.
This will be a family oriented event as there will be lots of games and activities for kids and adults. Please make plans to attend this educational and entertaining event August 26, 2023. 9:00am to 4:00pm. (VISIT OUR FACEBOOK PAGE FOR MORE DETAILS)
FREE ADMISSION! (We do welcome donations to the Historic Bethel Colony to help preserve our historic landmarks.)



➸ 9:30-10am Mike Mansell – Species Identification

➸ 10-11am Youth Turkey Calling

➸11-11:30am Managing Habitat: Jamie Ebbesmeyer
➸ 11:30am-12pm Deer Population Management: Ted Seiler
➸ 12-12:30pm
➸ 1-1:30pm Back Country Horseman
➸ 1:30-2:15pm Antler Repair
➸ 2:30-3:30pm Drone Demonstration



➸ Trophy Buck Contest
➸ Wildlife & Outdoor Photography Contest – (entries must be received by 8:30am) Click Here to Download Forms.
➸ 3D Archery Shoot (FREE, courtesy of Barricks) 8am to 1pm, PLUS… Archery Long Range Gift Certificate Shoot starts at 1pm
➸ Youth Archery
➸ BB Shooting Booth
➸ Kids Build a Free Birdhouse with Missouri Naturalist (lumber donated by Simson’s Lumber, Shelbina MO)



➸ Drone Demo for Food Plot Management
➸ Arrow Heads
➸ Honey Production
➸ Wildlife Crafts
➸ Furs
➸ Fishing & Outdoor Equipment
➸ Greenhouse Plants
➸ Electric Co-Op
➸ Missouri Department of Conservation – The Missouri Department of Conservation will have several offerings at the Bethel Wildlife and Outdoor Expo. Kids will enjoy participating in Bass in the Backyard as they learn to improve their fishing and casting skills. Visitors can stop by the booth and learn about native snakes, the diversity of insects in Missouri, and hunting and fishing opportunities in the area. There will also be a presentation available for those interested in learning more about our natural resources.
Hunting and other outdoor activities are very popular in this part of the country. It is our hope that this expo would offer something for the entire family. We want to offer interesting things to see, education on a variety of outdoor topics, and entertainment for everyone attending. If you are interested in being an exhibitor, vendor, or donating for the prize drawings, contact Larry Smoot at 660-651-0259 or