Calling All Hunters and Fishermen and Families

See the latest at a newly revamped outdoor show

Jan 06, 2010, 16:21 ET from Brilliant Event Planning, Inc.

DES PLAINES, Ill., Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The 31st Annual America's Outdoor Fishing and Hunting Show takes place from Jan 27 - 31, 2010, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 5555 N. River Rd., Des Plaines, IL. This newly revamped show is under new management, and there are significant improvements including all exhibits in one hall, family-friendly activities, a new lay-out and new pricing.

Show hours are:

2 - 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Jan. 27-29

10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31

"Chicago deserves a great new sports show," said Jim Sugarman, new owner of the show. "After 30 years, this show is back to basics - a fishing and hunting show done right."

Visitors will see the latest innovation and technology in hunting and fishing, U.S. lodges, Canadian lodges, RVs, boats, bait and new products. There will be demonstrations, a drawing for a free four-day trip to a lodge in northern Manitoba, free products and services, interactive dog demonstrations, exhibits, ask the expert sessions, live entertainment, food, kids' activities, free promotional goods, and live radio and television broadcasts.

"Our board of advisors has 100+ years experience in fishing, hunting, camping and lodging to create educational seminars taught by the best lineup of pros in the 30 year history of the show," Sugarman said.

Ken Ingo will conduct a beginner's class on turkey calling, and he invites moms and kids, too. A partial list of speakers includes Piet Steyn on African big game hunting; Dan Keating on Salmon fishing in the Great Lakes; Darrell Baker on multi species tactics for the Fox Chain of Lakes; Jim Sarac on Muskie secrets; Rick La Point on today's electronics and jigging deep water Bass; Babe Winkelman on how to find and pattern fish; Ted Takasaki on Walleye secrets; and for the kids - Dan Armitage.

In addition there will be a Back Country Family Boot Camp where kids can enjoy and participate in safe, educational and fun experiences related to fishing and hunting. Family contests will take place, too.

General admission is $10; a two day pass is $15; admission for seniors is $8, and Ladies Day (Friday) is $5. For more details, visit

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