CALENDAR OF EVENTS NOVEMBER 6-9: Jellystone Park Symposium & Trade Show Embassy Suites and Northern Kentucky Convention Center Covington, Ky. Contact: 800-626-3720 ext. 7801, Dean Crawford, [email protected] 7-10: ARVC Outdoor Hospitality Conference & Expo Raleigh Convention Center Raleigh, N.C. Contact: 303-681-0401 15-18: Kampgrounds of America Inc. Convention & Expo Phoenix Convention Center Phoenix, Ariz. Contact: 406-254-7416, [email protected] 19-22: Camping in Ontario Convention & CampEx Deerhurst Resort Muskoka, Ontario Contact: 877-672-2226, [email protected] 27-30: RVIA’s National RV Trade Show November 2017 - 32 Kentucky Exposition Center Louisville, Kentucky Contact: DECEMBER 11-13: Pennsylvania Campground Owners Association Convention and Trade Show Penn Stater Hotel State College, Pa. Contact: 610-767-5026 FEBRUARY 2018 4-6: Carolina’s Annual Member- ship Convention & Expo Beach Cove Resort North Myrtle Beach, S.C. Contact: [email protected] 28: California Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds Spring Getaway Penchanga Resort & Casino Temecula Valley, Calif. Contact: 530-885-1624 MARCH 2-3: Ohio Campground Owners Association Spring Conference and Trade Show Embassy Suites Columbus Airport Columbus, Ohio Contact: 614-221-7748 16-18: Northeast Campground Association 54th Northeast Conference on Camping Double Tree by Hilton Danvers, Mass. Contact: [email protected] WCM county is known for hunting,” said McPeek. Even so, he recommends having a good relationship with the local chamber or visitors bureau. “The local visitors bureau, they do a greatjobofpointingpeopleinourdirection,”he said. “We’re on their website under their hunt- ing category and when people call them for hunting information, they tell them about us.” These happy hunters contribute to repeat business as well, according to McPeek. “Wehavealotoffolkswhocomebackeach yeartogohunting,”hesaid.“Thefirstyearthey kind of get their bearings on where to hunt. There’s 50,000 acres so it takes some time to find the good hunting spots.” It’snotallaboutbringinghomeafreezerfull of meat, though. “Onethingweliketoseeisthathuntersare coming out and having a good time regardless of whether they bag a trophy buck,” explained McPeek.“Alotofthemarethereforsometime away with their friends.” Therepeatbusinessisn’tjustduringhunting season,either.Hunterswhodiscoverthecamp- ground in the fall will come back with their familiesinthesummer.McPeeksaidthatthey’ll evenscouttheirhuntingspotsforthefollowing fall. Hunters and the extended season they pro- videforcampgroundownersaren’tgoingaway anytime soon. It’s a segment of the camping business that can be leveraged by any park owner with proximity to good hunting land. “The hunters are part of our business that we could still develop even further,” said McPeek.“We’vegotmoreideastoattractmore andkeeptheonesthatwe’vegot.Wejustneed to spend the time marketing and getting them outhere.There’sdefinitelygrowthwecanhave with that end of the business.” — Cean Burgeson WCM Hunters —from page 25 CoshoctonKOAfillswithhunters during the fall months.