Troy Thompson

Troy Thompson Bird Down Retrievers Jan. 24-26

About Troy:

Troy, along with his wife Luann, live in Milford, Ohio, and have 3 daughters – Juli, Clara and Valerie. Troy can’t remember a time when he hasn’t been addicted to the outdoors. Troy has been labeled as a “Serial Hunter” by friends and family. Daughter Valerie is quickly following in her dad’s footsteps. Both are “Pro Staffers” for Buck Gardner Calls.

Troy is a graduate of Hocking College with an Associates Degree in Law Enforcement Recreation and Wildlife and is a retired O.D.N.R. Officer after 28 years of service. Troy has been an avid waterfowl hunter for 30 years and training dogs for over 20 years. He is the owner/operator of “Bird Down Retrieve3rs.”

Troy also serves as the Acting Chairman for the local Delta Waterfowl Chapter. Troy’s experience on various outdoor hunting T.V. show and presentation and seminar skills developed over his career with DNR were the perfect combination to direct him to branch out and start performing hunting retriever seminars for the general public.

Troy acquired “Tanker” – a male lab from Torg’s Labs in Minnesota out of 2004 NFC FC AFC HR NATIONAL FIELD TRIAL CHAMPION DEWEY’S DRAKE of MOON RIVER. Tanker has earned his UH Upland & HRCH HUNTING RETRIEVER CHAMPION TITLES and MASTER HUNTER TITLE as well as a 2011 MASTER NATIONAL QUALIFIER. Troy and Tanker took a First place Champion at Waterfowler’s Bootcamp Retriever Competition in Ohio. Tanker also holds NSJ and SRT titles in Dock Dogs competitions.

COVID-19 Update

For 68 consecutive years, Renfro Productions has been committed to providing our show attendees with the experience of excellence that has become synonymous with our name.

Due to the world-wide pandemic, the State of Ohio has imposed restrictions on events. As a result of those restrictions and constraints specific to the Duke Energy Convention Center, it has become evidently clear our show would not be able to perform and meet the exceedingly high standards we set for each Renfro Production. For this reason, we have come to the difficult decision to postpone the following shows for the first time in our company’s history:

  • The 2021 Ford Cincinnati Boat, Sport & Travel Show
  • The 2021 Cincinnati Golf Show
  • The launch of the 2021 Cincinnati Fishing & Tackle Expo
  • The launch of the 2021 Cincinnati Deer, Turkey & Waterfowl Expo

Look for our return with Cincinnati’s beloved long-standing events and two new shows in 2022! The Ford Cincinnati Boat, Sport & Travel Show, the Cincinnati Golf Show, and all new Fishing & Tackle Expo will arrive at the Duke Energy Convention Center on January 14, 2022, and the all-new Deer, Turkey, & Waterfowl Expo will arrive on January 21, 2022.

Rest assured, the health and safety of ALL are our top priority.

Checkout Our Shows in Indianapolis

Show Hours

Jan. 14-16 & 19-23, 2022

Fri. 14  –  5-9pm

Sat. 15  –  10am-9pm

Sun. 16  –  10am-5pm

Mon. 17  –  CLOSED

Tues. 18  –  CLOSED

Wed. 19  –  3-9pm

Thurs. 20  –  3-9pm

Fri. 21  –  3-9pm

Sat. 22  –  10am-9pm

Sun. 23  –  10am-5pm

Mid-Show Ticket Special:

Save $4 off box office price Adult Admission for Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday when you purchase tickets online!

Are your weekends crammed full of things to do? Do you want to attend the Ford Indianapolis Boat, Sport & Travel Show but not sure when to go? Let us help you out with that.

You can buy tickets online to use only on Monday Feb. 17, Tuesday Feb. 18 & Wednesday Feb. 19. When you purchase your adult admission ticket online, you can save $4 off the box office price per adult ticket! That’s just $11 per adult admission ticket!

So grab some friends, head to the Indiana State Fairgrounds, and come enjoy the show! The show is less crowded on the week days. It’s a great time to go and spend some quality time with your favorite Exhibitors! Tell everyone you know!

— This special ticket price is only good for tickets purchased ONLINE – no discount tickets will be sold at the box office!
— AND, the Mid-Show Specials tickets may only be redeemed on Monday Feb. 17, Tuesday Feb. 18 & Wednesday Feb. 19. They will NOT scan any other days of the show.

Grand Prize Drawing


At kiosks and on signage throughout the show, visitors can enter to win the Grand Prize Package! Either scan the QR code and complete the form or fill out a ballot at the kiosk. It’s that simple!

Trip for 2 Rafting Prize Package

Courtesy of 

  • 2 Passes for a Rafting Trip on either the Upper or Lower New Gorge River – Your Choice!
  • You can choose when to take your trip!
  • Rafting trip includes all necessary gear
  • A guide will be along to help navigate
  • Winner receives a 2-night stay in one of the Sportsman Cabins
    • 24×16 ft cabins are equipped with the basic amenities
    • Full bathroom with shower
    • Air conditioning and heat
    • Cable TV
    • Wi-fi
    • Microwave
    • Refrigerator
    • Coffee maker
    • Covered porch
    • Picnic table and fire ring
    • Bed linens and towels included
  • Winner’s certificate includes all trip details

One entrant chosen at random after the show. No purchase necessary. Only one entry per person. Renfro Productions, owners of the Ford Indianapolis Boat, Sport & Travel Show value your privacy. Your email will NOT be shared with any outside party; it is strictly for use by Renfro Productions and their sponsors. Your participation in this drawing will add your name into our attendee list and will be used to communicate special show announcements and exhibitor specials. As always, you may unsubscribe at any time.

Click Here to View Contest Rules

Group Sales:

2022 Ford 64th Annual Cincinnati Boat, Sport & Travel Show; 25th Annual Cincinnati Golf Show; the Cincinnati Fishing & Tackle Expo, and the Cincinnati Deer, Turkey & Waterfowl Expo.


$11.00 for Adult (ages 13 and above)

Don’t forget that you must order at least 15 tickets! Orders for less than 15 tickets will not be processed.

Please contact Candice Geyer at to place your order.

Orders must be received by February 1, 2022.

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