Grace Community Church is excited to welcome world renowned hunting guide and photographer Wade Nolan to this year’s Christian Sportsman banquet. The event will feature a wild game dinner, exhibits, demonstrations and keynote speaking of Wade Nolan.
While growing up in Western Pennsylvania, young Wade was always outdoors bowhunting and fishing. Although he has traveled the world he says he’ll never forget taking his first Pa. buck. “I still consider bowhunting in the Pennsylvania hardwoods as holding some of my favorite moments,” said Wade. Nolan attended Pennsylvania’s Edinboro University, where he met his wife, Hazel. Her family is from just outside of Jamestown, N.Y.
After college they married and lived in Alaska’s wilderness for 17 years. Wade worked in Alaska’s Denali National Park and with Alaska Big Game Guides filming Alaskan Brown Bears and Grizzlies. Nolan spent more than five years living north of the Arctic Circle where he and his wife led kayak expeditions down a thousand miles of Arctic and wilderness rivers. “I always wanted to go the top of the mountain… the unknown has always drawn me,” said Nolan.
As a professional writer he has combined his love of the outdoors with photography and television production. Nolan has produced over 130 hunting videos, which have sold more than seven million copies. Much of his work has been with white-tailed deer where he has produced over 130 titles including the two bestselling series, Quest Production Group and WhiteTail University. His speaking engagements have taken him into over 200 cities.
At the big game dinner, Wade will conduct a whitetail deer-hunting seminar, which will cover hunting strategies based on deer biology. Nolan’s production company also produces documentaries and videos about wildlife management. He has won five national and international awards for his productions. One production, distributed nationwide, is a deer management education curriculum for high school age students that recently won the Conservation-Education Award from the Wildlife Society and Best of Show at the Outdoor Writers Convention. His international broadcast works include David Attenborough’s “Trials of Life” nature series and coverage of the Alaska Valdez Oil spill on USA Today, Animal Planet and National Geographic. His wildlife documentary work has appeared worldwide on NBC, ABC, CBS and TNT.
“It was a hard decision to leave Alaska and move back East,” said Wade, but when the Nolan’s decided it was time to raise children they moved to Derry, Pa., so the kids could enjoy grandma’s, grandpa’s and extended family. The Nolan’s have three children: Reed, Cory, and Bess.
Nolan will share insights, along with true stories, about survival in the Arctic and tales of grizzly and lion attacks and a Whitetail seminar at the wild game dinner at Grace Community Church at 525 Glenn Ave. in Washington Court House on Saturday, March 5 . Doors open at 4:30 for the exhibits. Nolan’s whitetail seminar will begin promptly at 5:30 followed by the game dinner at 6:15. After the meal, Wade will share some inspirational observations about the world God has created. Door prizes will be awarded at evening’s end at approximately 7:45.
Ticket cost is $6. Children under 12 are free. Tickets may be purchased at the church office, Court House Rental or Clinton Electrical Supplies. Deadline for purchasing tickets is Friday, March 4.
Wade will also be sharing the morning message, entitled “Run To Battle” on Sunday morning, March 6 at 10 a.m. Please come and join us for a wonderful weekend. For any additional questions please call the church office at 740-333-5433.
This article was submitted by Grace Community Church.