Adirondack Outdoorsman show readies for 15th year

JOHNSTOWN — The 15th annual Adirondack Outdoorsman Show will take place at the Johnstown Moose Club, 109 S. Comrie Ave., on Saturday, Feb. 8, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 9, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The show will be geared toward the tastes of hunters, fisherman and outdoors enthusiasts, with exhibits containing items for sale pertaining to hunting and fishing gear/supplies, guns, archery, trapping, camping, hiking, snowshoeing, guides and charter services, taxidermy, collectable knives, and antique hunting and fishing gear, according to a news release.

Featured guests will be New York state’s “First Family of Deer Hunting — the Salerno Brothers,” as well as book authors Dan Wos and Robert Elinskas.

Wos is a nationally recognized Second Amendment advocate who is a contributing writer for many publications and appears on national radio stations across the country. He is the author of the “Good Guy Bad Gun” book series and will be at the show unveiling his newest book titled “Exposing Anti-Gun Politics.”

Elinskas, the author of nine books related to Adirondack hunting, returns with his newest book titled “Adirondack Clubs and Camps.” The book features a chapter on the Ridge Runners Camp that is located in Bleecker.

In addition, the Salerno Brothers will be showing off their display of the more than 200 pound Adirondack Whitetails they have shot in New York’s north country.

All three featured guests will have copies of their books and hunting videos available for purchase. In addition, many other authors and industry experts are scheduled to be on hand throughout the weekend discussing outdoor and hunting/fishing subjects with attendees.

Attendees are also encouraged to bring in their old fishing lures and antique outdoor equipment for a free appraisal by Johnny Appleseed Antiques. In conjunction with this year’s show, the Take Me Fishing and Hunting Raffle will be taking place with the prizes consisting of guided fishing and hunting trips with professional guides throughout the state. Door prizes of gear and equipment will be given away throughout the weekend.

Admission to the event is $5 for adults and $1 for children younger than 16. For more information on the event and featured guests, go to or contact Mike Hauser at (518) 725-5565 or [email protected]

By Kerry Minor

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