Friday, January 10, 2014


The year has turned and is well under way.  To appease the passionate sportsman's soul, winter is outdoor show season.  Some will come and go before I have a chance to write about them; so below you will find a detailed description of those coming soon to a place near you.

Annual Bass and Saltwater Fishing Expo

    The 7th Annual Bass & Saltwater Fishing Expo is returning to the Farm Bureau Center at the new Meadow Event Park in Caroline County January17-19. The family-oriented show is geared to be a fun and educational experience for all who attend. Whether you are a fly fishing enthusiast, a bass fisher, saltwater, lake or river angler, this show has something for everyone in the family.

    Again this year, your admission ticket will allow you to return to the Show another day. There will be conservation organizations represented and an incredible selection of outfitters, fishing charters, boating suppliers, and seminar presenters. Numerous nationally-known speakers will hold seminars to teach skills and share some great stories of their adventures and experiences. VDGIF staff will be on hand to answer questions on agency programs, angling education, special training events, and opportunities to enjoy Virginia's great outdoors. The Outdoor Report e-newsletter will also have an exhibit featuring Fishin' Report contributing reporters answering your questions on where to get the latest "how are they bitin'" info on more that 25 primary lakes and rivers statewide. Volunteers from the VDGIF Complementary Work Force will be on hand describing opportunities for volunteers to assist in carrying out a variety of agency programs. For information visit the Show website.

National Capital Sportsman's Show

    The National Capital Sportsman's Show is coming to the Fredericksburg Expo & Conference center January 17-19.  This traditional sportsman show has something for everyone.  Hunting and fishing outfitters from all over the world, the latest hunting, fishing, and outdoor gear, knowledgeable experts to answer any question, and long time outdoor celebrity Roger Raglin are just a few attractions you will find at the show.   The show is hosting the 2014 NWTF Virginia State Turkey Calling Contest and the 2014 RMEF Virginia State Elk Calling Championship, both of which are open to all wishing to compete.  Youngsters will enjoy fishing in the expansive trout tank or testing their marksmanship in the NWTF's air rifle range.  Come and hear about Virginia's new Elk Relocation Program or hear about finding great public fishing in Virginia.  The National Capital Sportsman show literally has something for all. For more information visit:

Adapted from the Outdoor Report

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