Tri-Cities Sportsmen Show stars Friday

PASCO -- Start the new year with dreams of outdoor adventures to come at the 17th annual Tri-Cities Sportsmen Show from Jan. 15-17 at TRAC in Pasco.

The show again this year will include an array of daily fishing and hunting seminars and demonstrations on everything from casting and an outdoor cooking camp to the popular lunker lake fishing pond for kids, a 3-D archery range and trout races.

Vendors, outfitters and guides and local and regional outdoor organizations also will staff booths during the show, which again will have a display of Northwest big game trophy antlers.

A series of events for kids are back again this year: The lunker lake fishing pond, where kids can catch specially marked for worth big cash prizes; a free air rifle range and a balloon shoot where they can learn how to shoot a bow.

Cee Dub Welch will talk about Dutch Oven cooking each day, while fly fishing experts daily will discuss patterns in the fly tying theater. And Skip Morris and Paul Anderson will demonstrate fly casting techniques daily at the casting pool.

Seminars each day are to cover a range of fishing and hunting topics.

Guides Bob Adkinson, Bruce Hewitt and Shane Magnuson will share some of their fishing knowledge, while author Wayne von Zwoll will talk about deer and elk hunting techniques.

Hours are 1 to 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. General admission is $7 for adults, $3.50 for kids 6-12 and kids under 6 are free. A one-time daily admission will get you in all three days.

On Friday those 60 and up can get in for $3.50, while Sunday is family day, where two adults and two kids ages 6-12 are admitted for $17.

Door prizes will be awarded daily, and the first 150 people through the door each day also will receive a bonus prize.

For more information and for a complete seminar schedule, visit www.shuylerproductions.com/tcss.php