Northeastern Sport Show brings adventure indoors for 2009

Exciting educational presentations with a live, 1300-pound Kodiak Grizzly "Brody the Bear," an impressive whitetail display by the Northeast Big Buck Club, fascinating live bird demonstrations by Talons! A Bird of Prey Experience, and the entertaining 'wild and wacky' Bwana Jim's Wildlife Show will be among the highlights of the 2009 Northeastern Sport Show, Friday, Jan. 23 through Sunday, Jan. 25 in the Americraft Center of Progress Building at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse.

They will join a multitude of other show favorites at the 56th annual show, including the hands-on AJ's Archery Range to test bowmanship; Interactive Laser Shot Systems' simulated shooting range; the National Wild Turkey Federation-sanctioned Turkey Calling Contest; Frontenac Fowlers' Goose Calling Contest; the B.A.S.S. "Casting Kids" Contest to gauge youngsters' casting skills; Carpenter's Brook Fish Hatchery's kid-pleasing catch-and-release Trout Pond; and a full slate of seminars by outdoor professionals covering ice fishing, hunting the northeast, retriever training, turkey hunting tips, archery techniques, comparing shotgun shells and chokes, and goose calling.

"It's the only show of its kind for Central New York outdoor enthusiasts," stated

CKH Productions' management. "Whether coming off the big game season, enjoying winter sports in the field, gearing up for spring fishing or looking to spend a fun day with the family, everyone will enjoy the 2009 Northeastern Sport Show. It brings the whole of the great outdoors under one roof."

More than 200 exhibitors will pack 80,000 square feet of floor space with equipment and services available at special show prices. Displays and demonstrations will cover everything from fishing tackle, hunting gear, sportsmen's clubs, archery equipment, game calls, to trucks, boats and ATVs, RVs, taxidermy, wildlife art and much more. Book an outdoor trip of a lifetime with one of the many outfitters from the U.S. or Canada. If it's stalking that prize buck in the Adirondacks or elk in the American West, or landing lunker salmon from a Lake Ontario charter or a fishing excursion into one of Canada's territories, you can experience it all in one place.

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