Open Season Sportsman’s Expo: Announces Tom Petry & Nick Ventura of Become 1 will host ‘After Hours’ film release

WISCONSIN DELLS, Wisc. (March 17, 2022) — Tom Petry and Nick Ventura of Become 1 will be hosting an ‘After Hours,’ Film Release Party on Saturday, March 26 at the Wisconsin Open Season Sportsman’s Expo at Kalahari Resorts & Conventions in the Wisconsin Dells, for their film, The Old Bull. The ‘After Hours’ event will take place in the Marula Room, from 7-10 p.m., with the film starting at 8 p.m.

The Old Bull is a 1-hour feature film made for the whole family to enjoy. Entry to the Film Release is Free, but attendees must have a ticket, which can be picked up at the Become 1 Booth (A305). A limited number of tickets will be available.

Attendees can also pre-Register for tickets by contacting Petry at [email protected] (list “The Old Bull” on the subject line) along with full name and how many tickets to register in the body of the email.  

Those who pre-registered can either pick up tickets at the Become 1 booth during the Expo or at the door the night of the event. Tickets are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis.

As part of the Film Release attendees can enjoy Free Appetizers/Finger Food as well as Free entry for Door Prizes and Giveaways.

The Old Bull is a story that takes place in the mountains of Colorado chasing bull elk.
As is usually the case, a hunt is about much more than the hunt itself. This story started many years ago with Nick’s Grandmother, Ohmie, who gave him a gift of his first elk hunt, along with his Dad and Grandfather, Joe.

Now, all these years later, as Ohmie was sick and in her final days, she gifted yet another elk hunt. Only this time, it was for Nick and his Dad to take his Grandpa Joe on what could be his last elk hunt. Everyone knew this hunt meant the world to Ohmie, which was the driving factor for Grandpa Joe as he climbed the mountain each day. “But in the end, it became a hunt and a story that means the world to all of us.”

Petry and Ventura will also be part of the Seminar Speaker Series at the Wisconsin Open Season Sportsman’s Expo. Petry will host a pair of seminars entitled “Filming Your Hunt,” while Ventura will host a seminar on “Working in Outdoor Television.”

The pair co-owns Outdoor Media Group, producing their own show called Become 1 on Sportsman Channel, as well as four other Outdoor TV shows across the major networks. They also co-own Film The Hunt, an outdoor production education company.

Petry has over 20 years of experience in producing and over 10 years as an educator. He possesses a wealth of knowledge that can help both the ultimate beginner, to the individual with a few years under their belt looking to take it to the next level.

Ventura has produced shows on almost every outdoor network and has a knack for creating stories and pulling out emotion that draws in an audience. He has made his living as a field producer and editor in the outdoor industry and has worked with some of the top shows in the business.

For more information on the Wisconsin Open Season Sportsman’s Expo and to purchase discount tickets in advance online, visit

The Wisconsin Open Season Sportsman’s Expo is sponsored by Busch Light, I-39 Supply, Leaf Filter, Mad City Windows & Baths, McFarlane Manufacturing Co., Toys for Trucks and Wisconsin RV World.