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Portland, Ore. — This February 10-14, the Pacific Northwest Sportsmen’s Show and Sport Fishing Boat Show, presented by Federal Premium Ammunition and Bushnell, returns to the Portland Expo Center in its 41st year! This is more than an event. It’s more than a pastime. It’s a true Northwest tradition where there’s always something new to see, to learn, and to pass on. This year’s show features dozens of exciting and educational activities for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages, including:
The World’s Only Indoor Steelhead River: Discover the latest tools and techniques as expert anglers don their waders for hourly on-the-water presentations in the world’s only indoor Steelhead River, presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods. The 50-foot water feature is stocked with steelhead and simulates a natural river, with pools, rocks, stumps, riverbank and obstacles that force the two-foot-deep, clear current to flow in a realistic manner.
New Outdoor Survival Expert: New for 2016, Brett Stoffel will bring exciting seminars and tips for outdoor survival training to the show. Presented by your local Toyota dealers, Stoffel’s free outdoor survival training seminars are a must-see for all ages, providing show attendees with invaluable knowledge and survival solutions that are affordable and effective. These seminars cover a variety of topics, from lost person behavior to survival myths and misconceptions.
Legendary Angler Roland Martin Comes to the Show: For the past two decades, legendary angler Roland Martin has given viewers of his NBC Sports show, “Fishing With Roland Martin,” the scoop on how to outsmart a variety of game-fish. And this year, he’s coming to the Sportsmen’s Show! Fishing enthusiasts won’t want to miss his seminars, “Pitching & Flipping for Bass” and “How to Pattern Fish for Bass,” which take place all five days in the Casting Pool and Blue Theater areas of the show.
Million Dollar Ammo Sale: Back by popular demand, Bi-Mart will be offering amazing deals for hunters and shooting sports enthusiasts. This huge on-site sale offers big savings on small count bricks of .22 shells and a variety of centerfire rifle, handgun, 5.56, .17 and shotgun shells.
Smokehouse Camp Cooking Demonstrations: With down-home flair and a dose of humor, these camp cooking experts share tasty recipes for easy-to-prepare meals. This year’s show is packed with new demonstrations and recipes the whole family will love. Herb Good is hanging up his apron – don’t miss the last chance to watch this camp cooking favorite at the show. Tiffany Haugen, Dutch oven guru “Cee Dub” Welch, and Roger Neufeldt, aka the Smokehouse Sausage Guy, will also present throughout the five-day show, demonstrating their craft and sharing samples! Learn everything from the basics to gourmet techniques at the ever-popular Smokehouse Camp Cooking Demonstrations, sponsored by Franz and Camp Chef.
Head & Horns Competition: The 2016 Pacific Northwest Sportsmen’s Show, sponsored by Federal Premium Ammunition and Bushnell, invites the public to bring head and horns or antlers to the 2016 show to vie for records, bragging rights and valuable prizes provided by Danner, Fort Knox, Simmons, Ruger, Gerber, and Primos at the highly anticipated Head & Horns Competition. Bring your trophy, past or present, for official measurement! Entrants pay a $25 deposit that’s refunded to those whose entries don’t make the official record book.
Northwest Tour of Big Game Animals: Appearing at the show’s Head & Horns area, don’t miss Portland’s debut of this new display featuring the largest non-typical Rocky Mountain elk ever recorded in Oregon. This enormous, 423 0/8 B.C. elk was harvested by Delwyn Hendrickson in Umatilla County. The incredible trophy eclipsed the old record established in 1930 of the 411 0/8 B.C. bull commonly known as “Taft.”
Free Kids’ Trout Fishing Pond: The Kids’ Trout Fishing Pond is one of the show’s most popular attractions, and it’s completely FREE, courtesy of Baxter Auto Parts. Unplug for the day and join us at the Portland Expo Center, where kids ages 12 and under can try a hand at catching up to two live trout to keep or release. Over the years, thousands of children have caught their first fish at the show with the support of Multnomah Anglers and Hunters Club, a nonprofit organization that’s volunteered at this family-friendly feature for more than 40 years. So bring your camera, and don’t miss out on a truly memorable experience.
Fresh Water Demo Tank: The 30-foot-long, 3,000-gallon tank, sponsored by Bi-Mart, will feature seasoned experts sharing their knowledge of the Northwest’s best freshwater fishing opportunities and the latest techniques for catching bass and panfish. Expert anglers, along with members of the OSU Bass team, will demonstrate fishing strategies and techniques in hourly “through-the-glass” presentations.
Lowrance Learning Center: Grab a front row seat at the Lowrance Learning Center and learn about the latest advances in cutting-edge GPS products. This year’s edition, “New Features and Techniques for Better Fishing,” gives show-goers a hands-on opportunity to check out the company’s newest products. Expert Larry Hutchens’ presentation on “Insight Genesis Mapping” includes the High Definition System (HDS) Gen3 fishfinder/chartplotter series – the next revolutionary step forward for the top-selling and award-winning multi-function display.
Free Seminars and Theaters: Dozens of experts will be on site, sharing their years of experience and knowledge on topics such as archery, elk bugling, fly fishing, casting, and the latest in boating and navigation technology. Experts from leading regional organizations including the Lowrance Learning Center, Englund Marine, and Amato Publications will lead top-notch seminars for pros and aspiring outdoorsmen. See a complete list of seminars and demos at www.thesportshows.com.
Archery, Panning for Gold and other Family Fun Activities: Kids and adults alike will enjoy learning archery in a safe environment. Sylvan Archers staff will provide expert instruction and supervision in a fun setting. Kids and parents are also invited to the Northwest Mineral Prospectors Club booth. Panning for gold is fun and easy to learn. Who knows, maybe your kids will strike it rich!
Purchase New Licenses, Tags and Apply for Special Draws: Visit the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife (ODFW) to get your hunting and fishing licenses, and apply for your 2016 draws. Plus, stop by the Oregon State Marine Board to get information on preventing aquatic invasive species, boating licenses and more!
Many More Features, Displays and Attractions for Every Age and Interest: Additional attractions at the 2016 show include guides and outfitters to help you plan your next outdoor adventure – here in the Northwest and beyond. Find RVs and boats; tons of camping gear; clothing and accessories; the wildlife art gallery; food and drink; and so much more!
The 2016 Pacific Northwest Sportsmen’s Show, sponsored by Federal Premium Ammunition and Bushnell, takes place February 10-14 at the Portland Expo Center. For more information, please visit www.thesportshows.com.
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, February 10, 11, 12 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday, February 13 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday, February 14 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
WHERE: Portland Expo Center
2060 N. Marine Drive
Portland, Oregon 97217
Two-day Pass $18
Juniors (ages 6 to 16) $5
Ages 5 and under FREE
*Credit cards are welcome. A $1 fee will be charged per credit card transaction.
Stop by Baxter Auto Parts, Les Schwab or Bi-Mart for a $2 discount coupon for all weekday shows.
Parking at Portland Expo Center is $8 per space, per entry without in and out privileges. Carpools of three or more are $7. Off-site parking at Portland International Raceway and Portland Meadows is $6 and includes free shuttle service to the show.