Swamp People stars, outdoors celebrities, coming for Cabela’s grand opening

Two of America’s best-known, ‘gator-hunting, Cajuns are coming to Wichita as part of Cabela’s grand opening celebration.

Swamp People’s Troy and Jacob Landry will be at the store Saturday, March 17, from noon to 4 p.m., according to a Cabela’s press release.

The new 80,000 square-foot store near K-96 and Greenwich opens March 14 at 10:45 a.m.

March 16-18 about a dozen outdoors celebrities will be at the store to meet the public. Most host popular hunting and fishing  television programs. Several state and local outdoors groups are also planning events for the public.

Below is a list from the Cabela’s press release.

SPECIAL APPEARANCES:

Mark and Terry Drury, Cabela’s Ambassadors –  Saturday, March 17,  Sunday; March 18, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days

Melissa Bachman, “North American Hunter” TV host – Saturday, March 17, noon to 7 p.m.; Sunday, March 18, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Tom Nelson, Cabela’s Pro Staff – Wednesday, March 14 through Friday, March 16, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. all days

Babe, Kris and Karlee Winkelman, “Winkelman Productions” – Friday, March 16, 5 to 8 p.m.; Saturday, March 17, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. AND 1:30 to 5 p.m.

Steve Pennaz, “North American Fisherman” TV host – Saturday, March 17, noon to 7 p.m.; and Sunday, March 18, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Don and Kandi Kisky, “Whitetail Freaks” TV hosts – Saturday, March 17 AND Sunday, March 18, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days

CJ Buck, President and CEO of Buck Knives – Friday, March 16, 4 to 8 p.m.; Saturday, March 17, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. AND 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.;  Sunday, March 18, 10 a.m. to noon

 

FAMILY ACTIVITIES – Saturday, March 17 and Sunday, March 18, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days

Tazer and gun-handling basics with the SRT group

Wild game cook-off with Safari Club International

“Skins and “Skulls” with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism

“Nerf Gun Shootout” with Kansas State Rifle Association

Meet-and-greet champion dogs from the Wichita Kennel Club

Ducks Unlimited interactive retrieving with “Bo the Duck Dog”

Displays from Wichita EMS and fire departments

Kids casting contest with Kansas Hunt for Hunger

Interact with birds of prey from Eagle Valley Raptor Center

 

GIVEAWAYS

Enter for a chance to win a 4-day, 4-night fishing trip for two to Hatchet Lake Lodge in Saskatchewan, Canada, valued at $8,190 (includes $1,300 travel voucher and $500 Cabela’s gift card)

Enter for a chance to win a complete Coleman package valued at more than $1,500

March 15 – first 100 customers through the door receive Cabela’s gift card between $5 and $20

March 16 – first 100 receive Cabela’s stainless steel BBQ tool set valued at $39.99

March 17 – first 100 receive Cabela’s ½-watt LED AA flashlight valued at $14.99

March 18 – first 100 receive Cabela’s gift card between $5 and $20