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Monday, March 15, 2010

International Sportsmen's Expo Comes To Utah

The International Sportsmen's Expo will open Thursday at the South Towne Expo Center, 9575 So. State Street, Sandy, Utah. The major consumer show runs Mar 18-21.

If you are interested in information on hunting and fishing guide services, this is the place to look. You'll also find info on lodges and resorts, along with all kinds of merchandise relating to outdoor recreation. There will be demonstrations, educational booths, food and fun.

The Expo gives people the chance to learn about and handle new products from many manufacturers. Whether you are in the market to buy, or if you just want to see and dream, the Expo is a fun experience.

There will be a kids outdoors fair sponsored by Utah's DWR and State Parks.

The International Dutch Oven Society will hold its World Championship Cookoff at the Expo.

The Expo provided the highlights mentioned below. See the Expo website for more information.

- NEW: DockDogs Water-Jumping Contest

- Back by popular demand--Yellowstone Bear World's baby bears! Come help name the 10 baby cubs. There’s free viewing, plus the opportunity to have your photo taken with a cub (fee).

- NEW: Rifle & Gear Raffle, presented by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. Almost $5,000 in Browning, Remington and Winchester rifles, plus BowTech bow and Sitka apparel will be given away at ISE Utah!

- 3D Pop-Up Archery Range and Contest

- NEW: Wilderness and urban survival clinics

- Safari Club International's free horn measuring

- NEW: Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Great Elk Tour

- NEW: Eastmans’ Hunting Journal Trophy Deer Display

- NEW: ISE's Best-of-the-West Accuracy Fly-Casting Tournament (rules here)

- Utah duck- and goose--calling finals, sponsored by Browning--$2000 in cash prizes

- Western Finals for ISE's Elk-Calling Contest, sponsored by Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and hosted by world champion caller Chad Schearer.

- NEW: AR-15 Rifle Update—the facts. Learn about these increasingly popular hunting rifles from the industry expert—the National Shooting Sports Foundation.

- NEW: Get discount vouchers for camping gear by donating your “lightly used” tent or sleeping bag to Haiti relief (no show entry required).

- NEW: So You Want to Camp–What Next? Where, when and how much tips from Utah State Parks and the KOA Campground Association

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