JOHNSTOWN — The 13th Annual Adirondack Outdoorsman Show will take place at the Johnstown Moose Club on Feb. 10 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Feb. 11 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The show will be geared towards hunters, fisherman and outdoors enthusiasts, with exhibits containing items for sale pertaining to hunting and fishing gear and supplies, guns, archery, trapping, boating, camping, hiking, snow shoeing, guides and charter services, taxidermy, snowmobiling, collectable knives, antique hunting and fishing gear, wildlife art and books and Adirondack furniture.
Many featured guests, authors and industry experts are scheduled to be on hand throughout the weekend discussing outdoor life, as well as hunting and fishing subjects with attendees.
The first featured guest is New York Outdoor news editor Steve Piatt who will be on hand to greet readers and pass out complimentary copies of his publication.
The second featured guest will be book author J. Michael Kelly, who will be signing copies of his newest work called “Trout Streams of Central New York.”
Third, is hunting author Robert Elinskas, who will have copies of his newest book called “In Camp with Adirondack Hunters; Stories from the Adirondack Deer Camps of late October & November.”
Rounding out the featured guests will be former Whitehall police officer Brian Gosselin who had a Bigfoot encounter back in 1976. He returns with the book he recently published about his famous Whitehall encounter called “Abair Road and Beyond.”
In addition, Pine Tree Rifle club member Dr. Richard Maretzo will be honored and inducted into the Fulton County Baseball and Sports Hall of Fame for setting a shooting world record.
At the 1983 National Shoot at the club’s Johnstown range, he placed 10 rounds within a 0.119 inch diameter grouping from 100 yards.
The induction will take place on the main show floor at 3 p.m. on Feb 10. Maretzo will also be at the Pine Tree Rifle Club booth at the event throughout the weekend.
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 New York 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 www.adkshow.com or contact Mike Hauser at (518) 725-5565; or email [email protected]