The Southeast Wildlife Exposition (SEWE) brings water, wildlife, and outdoor enthusiasts together.
Water, wildlife, and outdoor enthusiasts gather in Charleston, South Carolina, over Presidents’ Day weekend February 16-18 for the biggest outdoor sporting event of its kind in the U.S. The Southeast Wildlife Exposition (SEWE), now in its 36th year, promotes the preservation of wildlife and nature conservation. From a modest beginning of 100 exhibitors and 5,000 attendees, the event has grown to over 300 exhibitors and 40,000 attendees. SEWE holds over 70 events across 5 venues, including dock dogs sporting water trials, thrilling birds of prey flight demonstrations, retriever events, and waterfowl decoy auctions. Artists and vendors attend from every state in the U.S. and internationally from seven nations.
SEWE’s Sporting Village hosts exhibitors showing the latest from outdoor outfitters, boats, and equipment. Fishing, hunting, and outdoor guides will have retriever demonstrations,
fly fishing, fly-tying, and cast net tossing instruction by local experts. Attending SEWE also supports their mission to provide educational opportunities and in-school programs that connect children to the power of the outdoors.
Through art, nature, and science outreach programs, SEWE helps children learn about the exciting outdoor world and the importance of protecting and preserving it forever. If all of this isn’t enough reason to attend, attendees have a chance to win a 2018 Scout 195 Sportfish boat donated by Scout Boats and Ducks Unlimited. Raffle tickets for a chance to win the boat are $100, and only 600 tickets will be sold.
By Bob Arrington Southern Boating February 2018