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C Spire Wireless is official partner of 27th annual Mississippi Wildlife Extravaganza set for August 2-4 at the Mississippi Trademart in downtown Jackson

Three days of activities, demonstrations and events mark unofficial start of 2013 hunting season in Magnolia State for hunters and outdoor enthusiasts

Jackson, Miss. (July 31, 2013) – Thousands of hunters and outdoor enthusiasts will get to discover the latest in hunting and fishing gear and methods at the 27th annual Mississippi Wildlife Extravaganza, which opens at 3 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 2 at the Mississippi Trade Mart.

The three-day show, which signals the unofficial start of the 2013 hunting season, will feature over 200 outdoor exhibitors across the U.S. and Canada with displays on the latest hunting and fishing gear, supplies and clothing along with a variety of how-to demonstrations, activities and programs.

Special events include the Magnolia Records Big Buck Contest on Friday and Saturday, the Cutest Camo Kids Contest at 2 p.m. on Sunday, youth archery all three days, and Hand-Grabbin’ Katfishin’ Kids where children are taught how to hand grab catfish.

Other special guests and demonstrations include Snakes of Mississippi by Terry Vandeventer, Talking Turkey with Preston Pittman, Turkey Calling Made Easy for Beginners by Paul Meek, Hawks with David Hall, The Basics of Bowfishing and Fetch Tub with Jason Reynolds and his High Flying Retrievers. Several programs have been designed especially for children.

The show also will feature Greg and Jake Miller, hosts of the popular “In Pursuit TV” hunting program, with demonstrations on hunting trophy whitetail deer.

The annual event is the Magnolia state’s largest wildlife exposition and the primary fundraiser for the non-profit Mississippi Wildlife Federation, the state’s largest and oldest private conservation education and advocacy organization.

C Spire Wireless’ Outdoor division is the official wireless partner of the Mississippi Wildlife Federation and will feature some branded promotional items and co-branded hunting calls with Primos Hunting. “Our mission is to help hunters stay connected while in pursuit of their passion,” said Jim Richmond, vice president of Corporate Communications for C Spire Wireless.

“We want to be your wireless partner at home, at work and outdoors,” Richmond said. “Because we are locally based, no other wireless provider knows how to give you better coverage where you live, work and hunt.” The company also will have details on the best outdoor related apps for smartphones as well as information on new unlimited plan options and its superior network coverage.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children 6-13 with free admission for children 5 and under. Weekend passes are $20 per person and Friday is Kids Day where children 12 and under receive free admission. ‘Ganza hours are 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 3 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 4.

About Mississippi Wildlife Federation

The mission of the private, non-profit MWF is to conserve Mississippi’s natural resources and protect its wildlife legacy. Established in 1946, it is the oldest and largest nonprofit conservation organization in the state, representing over 20,000 hunters, anglers, and outdoor enthusiasts. For more information about MWF, go to www.mswildlife.org.

About C Spire Wireless

C Spire Wireless is a diversified wireless communications company passionately committed to helping customers by personalizing wireless services designed just for them. The company is the first wireless provider in the U.S. to personalize customers’ experience by offering apps that fit who they are, services that anticipate their needs, and rewards for using their phone in new ways – all with seamless ease and at amazingly fast speeds. This news release and other announcements are available at www.cspire.com/news. For more information about C Spire Wireless and its products and services, visit www.cspire.com or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cspire or Twitter at www.twitter.com/cspire or Google + or www.pinterest.com/cspirewireless