Sportsmen Gear Up for Show


Pictured is Chad Ellerson with an 18 point buck that will be on display at the CNY Sportsman Show.

(Oneida, NY – Feb. 2012) The Central New York Sportsman Show will be held on Saturday Feb. 4 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Kallet Civic Center, 159 Main St. in Oneida. The show will feature outdoor businesses and clubs from the Central New York area.  A large collection of mounts from area hunters will be displayed, along with Chad Ellerson’s 18 point buck.

Returning again this year are the Adirondack mountain hunters, the Salerno brothers who were recently featured in North American Whitetail Magazine.  Also present will be Bass Angler of the Year Jamie Hartman, and wildlife artist Tom Lenweaver.

Popular New York State authors of topics ranging from hunting, fishing and hiking will be present for book signings, along with outdoor writers.

Throughout the day experts will give seminars and demonstrations on hunting, fishing, and other outdoor related topics.  A complete schedule can be found at

The Utica Zoo will give a live presentation of wild N.Y. State animals. Children will be able to see and touch animals throughout the day. Dan the Snakeman will present an interactive reptile program.  An additional attraction for children is a laser simulated shooting range.

The public is invited to bring in any deer, caribou, elk, moose, or antelope to be measured by Brian Dam of the N.Y. State Big Buck Club.  A prize will be awarded to the largest unscored buck entry. There will be raffles for items such as a muzzle loader, fishing trip from Family Style Fishing Charters, and other outdoor items.  Free door prizes will be announced throughout the day, and refreshments will be available.

The show’s Outdoor Wall of Fame will feature outdoor photos of local sportsmen at their proudest moments.  A highlight of the event will be the announcement of the winner of the CNY Sportsman of the Year award.

Admission is $6, 12 years and younger are free. Proceeds will benefit Holy Cross Academy in Oneida.  For more information call 363-1669, or visit



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