Saturday’s CNY Sportsman Show Features Attractions for All Ages


Pictured: Utica Zoo caretaker Justin Horender entertained the crowd with a variety of animals at the 2011 CNY Sportsman Show.  The Utica Zoo will return to Oneida’s Kallet Civic Center on Saturday, Feb. 4 for the 2012 CNY Sportsman Show.

(Oneida, NY – Feb. 2012) For most outdoor enthusiasts, their love for hunting, fishing, or just spending time in the great outdoors began at a young age.  That is why the Central New York Sportsman Show (CNYSS) has always dedicated a portion of the show to family-friendly attractions that will delight children.  There is no admission charge for kids 12 and under.

On Saturday, Feb. 4 the Utica Zoo will return to the CNYSS with a live show at 11am featuring mammals, birds and reptiles from NY State and around the world.  Children can get up-close – and even touch some animals – following the presentation.

Marathon native “Dan the Snakeman” Chase will give kids the ultimate educational reptile experience with his amazing collection of snakes, tortoises and other reptiles, large and small.

Kids can enter a “barnyard” petting area throughout the show, and try their aim at a laser-simulated shooting gallery.  This year, a mounted polar bear is sure to get their attention, and they can check out the many deer and fish mounts on the main stage.

The 8th Annual CNYSS will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Kallet Civic Center, 159 Main St. Admission is $6, and children 12 years and under are free.

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