19th Annual Yankee Sportsman's Classic Show, January 14 -16 2011, Essex Jct, VT
The 19th Annual Yankee Sportsman's Classic Show, will be held at the Robert E. Miller Expo Center in Essex Junction, VT. The three day, 100,000 square foot event brings together 15,000 sportsmen, women and their families from all over to celebrate hunting, fishing, and the great outdoors.
During this long weekend, enjoy free attend seminars, check out the latest gear, take advantage of show specials, talk with wildlife and fisheries experts, and book a hunting or fishing adventure of a lifetime. The kids can try their luck at the catch, and release trout pond, take part in the kids archery shoot, BB gun shoot and casting competition or climb the 20ft rock wall, and practice on the shooting simulator. With nearly 175 exhibitors, there is something for everyone. Feel the shock and awe of the Muzzy 200 Club Display, have your rack officially scored by the Vermont Big Game Trophy Club, enter the NWTF turkey calling competition and learn to fly-fish, or demo equipment at the indoor fly casting pond. The Roots School will be teaching wilderness survival, primitive hunting and tool making techniques
With over 45 free seminars, everyone gets answers to their questions. Whitetail hunting will be presented by nationally acclaimed hunters such as The Benoit’s, Scott Kirkpatrick, Ken Hammel, Joe DiNitto and Jim Massett. Driven TV’s celebrity hunters, Pat Reeve and Nicole Jones will be on hand to share their hunting adventures and expertise. Expert gun dog trainer Alec Sparks, famed Quaker Boy Turkey caller Joe Judd, top predator hunter PJ Clark and waterfowl hunter Bradley Carleton will all be on hand to share their secrets. Vermont’s fly-fishing guru, Bob Shannon will share his proven fly-fishing tactics, Master Maine Guide, Bob Howe teaches how to lure trophy trout, Dave Genz, the Godfather of ice fishing, talks ice fishing done right and Vermont’s own 2011 Bassmaster Classic Qualifier, Sean Alvarez on Bass-to-Basics. Take advantage of the Cannon Gun Safes truckload sale or deals on a new truck, RV or tractor. For information call 802-238-7501.
Champlain Valley Expo Center is located just east of 1nterstate 89 Exit 15 on Route 15, in Essex Jct. Show hours are Friday, Noon-8pm; Saturday, 9am-7pm; and Sunday, 9am-5pm. Tickets prices are $10 for adults, $3 for children under 12, and Free for children under 3. Parking is free.