Outdoorsman show slated for Feb. 16

JOHNSTOWN – The eighth annual Adirondack Outdoorsman Show will take place at the Johnstown Moose Club on Feb. 16 and 17.

The show will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Feb. 16 and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Feb. 17.

The Moose Club is located at 109 S. Comrie Ave./Route 30A.

The show will be geared toward the tastes of hunters, fisherman and outdoors enthusiasts, with exhibits containing items for sale pertaining to: hunting and fishing gear/supplies, guns, archery, trapping, boating, camping, hiking, snow shoeing, guides and charter services, taxidermy, snowmobiling, collectable knives, antique hunting and fishing gear, wildlife art and books, and Adirondack furniture.

In addition, many featured guests, authors and industry experts are scheduled to be on hand throughout the weekend giving seminars and discussing outdoor and hunting subjects with attendees.

The first featured guest is Adirondack historian and author Don Williams, who will sign copies of his newest book; “Adirondack People and Places.”

The second featured guest will be the Northern Sasquatch Research Society and Brian Gosselin.

Gosselin is the Whitehall police officer who had a 1976 encounter with a “Sasquatch-Like creature.”

They will be sharing pictures and casts taken of the elusive beasts.

The third featured guest will be fishing expert Chuck Booker, holder of 58 catch-and-release world records.

He will show pictures of his record catches and sharing his tips of how, when and where to catch your own records.

The fourth featured guest will be newest Adirondack author Alice Peck.

Peck will sign copies of her book “Peck’s Lake in the Adirondacks”, which chronicles the Peck family’s longtime stewardship of the iconic Adirondack Lake.

In conjunction with this year’s show, the take-me-fishing-and-hunting raffle will take 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 (15 and younger).

For more information on the event, go to the show’s website, www.adkshow.com or call Mike Hauser at 725-5565 or e-mail mhauser@frontiernet.net.