Pictured is famous mountain hunter Tony Salerno. The Salerno brothers will return to this year’s Central New York Sportsman Show held Feb. 2 in Oneida.

(Oneida, NY – Feb. 2013) The ninth annual Central New York Sportsman Show will be held on Saturday Feb. 2 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Kallet Civic Center, 159 Main St. in downtown Oneida. The show will feature more than 45 outdoor businesses and clubs from the Central New York area.

Returning this year are the famous mountain hunters, the Salerno brothersTony Salerno.  Also available for Meet n Greet are renowned Adirondack trackers Jim Massett and Joe DiNitto.

Popular New York State authors of topics ranging from hunting, fishing, cooking and hiking will be present for book signings.  A large collection of mounts from area hunters will also be on display.

Award winning artist Deborah Brosen will offer original wildlife paintings and prints.  The self-taught artist uses wild turkey feathers as her canvas of choice.  The 2011 “Artist of the Year” has been selected to paint by several outdoor organizations and publications.

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

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.

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 a fishing trip from Family Style Fishing Charters, along with 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; children 12 years and younger admit free.

Proceeds will benefit Holy Cross Academy in Oneida.

For more information call 363-1669, or visit www.holycrossacademy.com.



By martha

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