Outdoors chat transcript: Outdoors Editor Ed Godfrey talks with Dale Welchel, show director of the Backwoods Hunting and Fishing Expo

On the outdoors chat Friday at H&H Shooting Sports, Oudoors Editor Ed Godfrey's guest was Dale Welchel, director of the Backwoods Hunting and Fishing Expo, which is coming to the state fairgrounds Feb. 28-March 1. Here is the full transcript:
by Ed Godfrey Modified: February 7, 2014 at 12:12 pm •  Published: February 7, 2014
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Ed Godfrey 11:25 a.m. We will be getting started in a few minutes with Dale Welchel, show director of the Backwoods Hunting and Fishing Expo, which will be held at the state fairgrounds Feb. 28-March 1.


Ed Godfrey 11:30 a.m. Let's get started with questions for Dale and the Backwoods Show, which this year will be the 27th year of the outdoors show.
Bobby J. 11:30 a.m. What is going to be at the show? Anything new this year?
Dale Welchel 11:33 a.m. I have several new things. Big E TV, a big outfitter out of Wisconsin will be there. He sets up a booth and brings in different outfitters with him who specialize in big game hunting in North America. There will be several opportunities to book some outstanding hunts. The Sportsman's Channel will be there. It will be there first time back in six or seven years.
Mark 11:33 a.m. How long have you been producing the show?
Dale Welchel 11:36 a.m. I have been involved with it for 13 years 100 percent. I have been involved with it since the second show for 26 years. I started out just helping the show director, just on the payroll, whatever needed to be done then I had a chance to buy half of it and a few years later bought the other half. It's been very enjoyable to work with the outfitters and the people who enjoy the outdoors. I love being around the people that work in this industry. I am a hunter and an outdoorsman too and they are the salt of the earth. I will have three other television shows also out there: Fired Up Outdoors, Vital Obsessions and Okie Wild.
John T. 11:36 a.

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Ed Godfrey was born in Muskogee and raised in Stigler. He has worked at The Oklahoman for 25 years. During that time, he has worked a myriad of beats for The Oklahoman including both the federal and county courthouse in Oklahoma City for more...
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