CNY Sportsman Show features wall of fame

Organizers of the 2009 CNY Sportsman Show are requesting outdoor photos of sportsmen to post on the show's Outdoor Wall of Fame. Photos will be displayed during the show, which will be held Saturday Feb. 7 at the Kallet Civic Center, downtown Oneida.

Photos should consist of sportsmen displaying their trophies, or enjoying hunting, fishing boating, or any other outdoor sport. Pictures can be emailed to maciag@bluefrog.com, or mailed to Holy Cross Academy at 4020 Barrington Road Oneida, 13421. A short caption should be included. Deadline for submissions is Feb. 1.

The show will feature businesses and clubs from the central New York area representing archery, gun shops, charter fishing trips, wildlife artwork, hunting and fishing equipment and other outdoor related categories. A large collection of mounts will also be displayed.

An added attraction will be book signings by popular authors on a variety of topics. The public will have the chance to pick up some of the very popular newly released books as well as meet the authors and have a copy signed.

Bill Ingersoll, author of the "Discover the Adirondacks" series of guidebooks will have a variety of his popular hiking books, which have been recently updated for various regions.

Gary Lee, retired forest ranger and noted naturalist will be signing copies of his recently released book "Adirondack Birding" with descriptions, anecdotes, lists of best locations and photographs.

Local author Bob Elinskas will have his newest book "Adirondack Camps and Hunts," which introduces readers to the characters and experiences of deer hunting in the Adirondacks in the mid 20th century. For the modern hunter, Dan Ladd will be signing his book "Deer Hunting In the Adirondacks."

Turkey hunters should look forward to Mike Joyner's latest book "Tales From the Turkey Woods," which contains tales, tips, and experiences of turkey hunting, as well as his earlier book, "Hills of Truxton."

Nationally known outdoor columnist Dave Henderson will share his expertise in copies of "Modern Shotgunning" and "Shotgunning For Deer" and the Adirondack Salerno Brothers also will be present for seminars.

Admission is $6, children 12 years and younger are free.

For more information call 363-1669, or visit holycrossacademy.com

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