27th Annual Garden State Outdoor Sportsmen’s & Adventure Show
Edison, NJ –-(AmmoLand.com)- The 27th Annual Garden State Outdoor Sportsmen’s & Adventure Show, January 14th through the 27th, held at the New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center, will be the largest event in its history.
Over 180,000 square feet of exhibit space will be filled with vendors, attractions, seminars, and exhibits that will please all outdoor adventure enthusiasts and their families.
The first major sportsmen’s show of the year, loaded with Charter captains, fishing & hunting guides, outfitters, and lodges from all over the U.S. and several from Canada, South Africa, and Costa Rica, makes it the one to book your fantastic trip of a lifetime!!
Great buys of the latest in fishing tackle, hunting supplies, boats, recreational vehicles, and all terrain vehicles bring thousands of outdoorsmen and women to the largest show of its kind in the tri-state area. The wonderful attractions draw entire families that will enjoy a day with fun filled demonstrations and activities.
Got Attractions???? This show is loaded with them!
- New!!! Cold River Mining Company from Greenfield Massachusetts, features a real working gemstone sluice where participants can sift through a bag of sand and find gemstones, arrowheads, crystals, fool’s gold, and amethyst. The best part is they get to take home their findings!
- New!!! The Arcadia Bird Sanctuary and Educational Center, in Freehold , New Jersey, will display many different species of pet birds, such as parrots, parakeets and lovebirds. This sanctuary was born in the rubble of the World Trade Center. Amidst the devastation and human misery, a call was issued for animal rescue in general and bird rescue in particular. Terri Jones, a Certified Avian Specialist, was called in to help shelter dozens of pet birds, and Arcadia bird Sanctuary was born. Terri will bring some beautiful birds for display and will be on hand to provide accurate information and education to current and future owners of companion birds.
- New!!! Crossfire Kennels and Staton Gun Dogs. The dog training segments at this show have always drawn a large audience. This year will be no exception as Judi and Stephen Ware of Crossfire Kennels illustrate the training of German Shorthaired Pointers. Steve has competed in the show ring, hunt tests and field trials, training and successfully competing with many “bird dog” breeds. John Staton, of Staton Gun Dogs, originally trained Labrador Retrievers and horses, but found his true niche in training after he adopted his rescue pointer, Flash from Judi and Stephen Ware in 1990. As he developed Flash, he realized that he loved training upland bird dogs and Staton Gun Dogs was born! Over the years the two families have bonded and started training dogs together. Jointly they will present the dog training demonstrations all days of the event and will be available for talking to dog owners about teaching the skills necessary to train a solid hunting companion. Don’t miss these informative and interesting sessions.
The Eastern German Shorthaired Pointer Club Rescue group will man a booth with some of their “charges” and be happy to answer your questions and help you in finding a new “family member”. This Rescue Club was formally organized during the 1980’s at the request of the American Kennel Club. During their first year in existence they assisted over one hundred German Shorthaired Pointers in need!!! Through the many years of evolving, today this group is one of the most active and most successful rescue groups on the East Coast and possibly the U.S.
World Famous Hawg Trough is back!!!
This 5,000 gallon aquarium is one of the shows favorite attractions. The audience can receive expert information from witnessing the professionals use various techniques in catching fish right before their eyes.
Considered “one of the top five edu/tainment shows in the world” is Grant Kemmerer’s Wild World of Animals. Grant, and wife Jaimie bring an array of wildlife and present a fast paced, entertaining and educational stage show, featuring a variety of animals, birds, and mammals including: American alligator, alligator snapping turtle, albino monocle cobra, reticulated python, European Eagle Owl, opossum, binturong, spot nose guenon monkey, and an African spotted leopard or hyena. Grant will also present an ongoing display of “Birds of Prey”. Don’t miss this family pleasing attraction.
The WA-XO’-BE Archers Club will sponsor and man the Archery Range, that will be open to the public for a minimal charge. They also do a fantastic job of demonstrating the skills, and form developed in one of mankind’s oldest sports. Members of all ages will help all archers, seasoned and new to the sport, increase their skills.
The New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife’s “Garden State Deer Classic” has been part of this sportsmen’s show since 1999. This statewide competition is open to all New Jersey Deer hunters and is one of the most prestigious contests in the state. The classic draws more exceptional displays each year with several awards given out on Sunday to the most outstanding 2008-2009 entries.
In addition to the Deer Classic, the New Jersey Division of Fish & Wildlife has many departments represented in booths and will also sponsor two informative seminars in the main seminar room: Principal fisheries biologist, Chris Smith, of the NJ Division of Fish & Wildlife, will talk about the excellent bass fishing opportunities in New Jersey and deliver information and updates regarding “Black Bass Management Activities”. He will also provide seasonal tips and techniques, which will make you a more successful angler.
“Deer Hunting in New Jersey”, a seminar given by the division’s wildlife biologists will provide an overview of deer hunting prospects in the Garden State. Topics covered will include New Jersey’s deer harvest, the state distribution of Outstanding Deer entries, deer hunting opportunities and info about deer hunting on public land.
Other informative seminars given by professional sportsmen are ongoing each and every day, they include topics such as: Surf Fishing the Jersey Coast, Deer Hunting, Small Mouth Bass Fishing, Bow Hunting Techniques, New Jersey Wild Turkey Hunting and Calling, Bass Fishing New Jersey, Shad Fishing for 2010, Safari Hunting Namibia, South Africa, Fishing the Delaware, Striped Bass & Blues, Fishing for Tuna and Shark, Deer Dressing, Trout Fishing, and Bear Hunting. Don’t miss these informative seminars they are included with general admission.
There is a great deal offered to all outdoor adventurers at this spectacular event. In addition to the aforementioned there will be ongoing fly casting demonstrations, wildlife art, live wolves, live trout pond, video rifle range, BB gun range, paintball range, outdoor publications, fantastic taxidermy displays, clubs and organizations and many more other related products/services.
Adult admission is $10.00
Women enjoy half price and children under 15 are free when accompanied by an adult paid admission
The 27th Annual Garden State Outdoor Sportsmen’s & Adventure Show
January 14th – 17th, 2010
The New Jersey Convention & Exposition Center
Thursday & Friday 1 to 9
Saturday 9 to 8
Sunday 9 to 6 Visit: www.gsoss.com