Outdoorsman show set for Johnstown

JOHNSTOWN —  The 14th annual Adirondack Outdoorsman Show will take place at the Johnstown Moose Club (109 South Comrie Ave./Route 30A) on Feb. 9 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Feb. 10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The show will be geared towards the tastes of hunters, fisherman and outdoor enthusiasts, with exhibits containing items for sale pertaining to: hunting and fishing gear/supplies, guns, archery, trapping, camping, hiking, snow shoeing, guides and charter services, taxidermy, collectable knives, antique hunting and fishing gear, and Adirondack Furniture.

Many featured guests, authors and industry experts are scheduled to be on hand throughout the weekend discussing outdoor and hunting/fishing subjects with attendees.  Included are book authors Todd Mead and Spider Rybaak and outdoor writer Jerrod Vila. Mead, the author of three books on Deer Hunting will be on hand with copies of his newest book “Pursing Public Land Whitetails.” 

Rybaak, the author of six books on the art of fishing, will be on hand with copies of his newest book “Fishing the Salmon River.”  Vila, is a part of the “Downwinder Outdoors Team” which is the top Eastern Coyote Hunting Channel on YouTube.  Vila also writes for several outdoor publications where he pens tales of his passion for fly fishing and predator calling and hunting.

In addition, the founding father of Bench Rest Shooting Harvey A. Donaldson will be honored and inducted into the Fulton County Baseball & Sports Hall of Fame.  Donaldson created the very first Bench Rest Shoot at the Pine Tree Rifle Club in 1947, leading to the establishment of the sport internationally. The induction will take place on the main show floor at 3 p.m. on Saturday. Members of the Pine Tree Rifle Club will be at the event throughout the weekend with an exhibit on Donaldson and the history of Bench Rest Shooting.  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 & 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 will be $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 protected]

By Paul Wager

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