Get Ready For Fun And Excitement – It is Outdoor Expo Time

Get Ready For Fun And Excitement – It is Outdoor Expo Time

Arizona Game and Fish Department
Arizona Game and Fish Department

Arizona – -(AmmoLand.com)- Get ready for fun, excitement and lots of action during Arizona’s biggest hands-on outdoor expo this weekend at the largest public shooting complex in the nation.

The Arizona Game and Fish Department’s Outdoor Expo from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 28-29 promises to be the largest and most exciting ever. Last year, this dynamic outdoor event that sprawls across the 1,650-acre shooting complex attracted 26,000 people. During these tough economic times, the price is right – the event is absolutely free.

Bring the family and come catch a fish, hike a nature trail, shoot all types of firearms, see live wildlife, watch exciting rock crawler and ATV demonstrations, refine your archery skills or witness exciting mounted cowboy shooters.

Be sure to wear a fun-in-the-sun hat and prepare to spend a full day because you can:

Try out firearms from Sturm, Ruger & Co., GLOCK, and Smith & Wesson in a safe, supervised shooting range setting * Have your kids catch a fish at the large kids fishing pond * See lots of live wildlife demonstrations from birds of prey to amazing reptiles * Take an archery class or try out 3D archery on a walking course through the desert * Kids can shoot .22s and air guns while learning more about firearm safety * Try your hand at different specialty shooting disciplines, such as cowboy action shooting, black powder, tactical pistol, plus rifle and pistol silhouette * Learn everything you wanted to know about off-highway vehicle recreation and the latest laws. View quads, side-by-sides, and 4x4s, plus see rock crawler, trial bike and ATV demonstrations. * Visit with more than 100 exhibitors—sportsmen’s organizations, conservation groups, shooting clubs, government agencies, and commercial vendors of outdoor products and services * See hunting dog demonstrations * Hike a nature trail/field course * View exciting shooting competition by the cowboy mounted shooters at the brand new cowboy action arena * Attend informative workshops on fishing, hunting, and wildlife conservation * Get fishing tips from local tournament anglers and fishing guides at the huge fish demonstration tank * Visit the enhanced Clay Target Center and shoot skeet and trap in a supervised environment * Learn about all kinds of outdoor skills, including Stone Age camping (for more information about workshops and demonstrations at the Expo, see the article further down in this newsletter)

One segment expanded this year is the Family Adventure area. This area was a big hit last year. Game and Fish is adding some new attractions, such as a fishing demonstration tank with local experts sharing their secrets on various fishing techniques.

So you don’t miss a thing, trolley transportation is available throughout this huge shooting complex, which is located on Carefree Highway, ¼-mile west of I-17. Just follow the signs.

Admission and parking are free – bring a little money for food and beverages, or for the nominal ammunition fee if you want to try out firearms on the range.

Gold sponsors for this year’s Outdoor Expo are Pierce Bullet Seal Target Systems, the Weatherby Foundation, and the American Red Cross, Grand Canyon Chapter. For more information about the Outdoor Expo, visit www.azgfd.gov/expo.