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Thursday, February 23, 2012

25th Western Virginia Sports Show at Augusta Expoland Feb 24-26

The 25th Western Virginia Sport Show is this weekend at the Augusta Expoland. The show will feature hunting and fishing celebrities including Harold Knight, co-founder of Knight & Hale Game Calls. Country music sensation Aaron Tippen will be performing Saturday. Charlie O'Brien - from Mossy Oak's Deer T.H.U.G.S. TV Show will share his decades of experience spent managing, tending, growing and hunting whitetail deer. National Champion Turkey Caller and home town favorite, Lance Hanger, will be on hand to demonstrate his winning techniques and give tips on hunting a big gobbler this Spring. Howard and Jason Caldwell will demonstrate Falconry featuring their "Raptors Up Close" program for conservation education of these fascinating birds of prey.
This is a  family friendly event where you can view the latest hunting and fishing equipment, purchase a dream hunting or fishing trip, enter contests, catch rainbow trout, participate in the latest interactive activities, enjoy dozens of game displays, shop with over 200 vendors, eat great food, and enjoy a variety of free seminars by well know celebrities and TV personalities. There will be seminars, exhibits, demonstrations and contests promising fun and exciting new activities for everyone in the family. Experienced and novice sportsmen can try the latest in new equipment and learn about new places to enjoy Virginia 's great outdoors. The show features activities for kids to spark their interest in outdoor adventures. See the latest in specialized equipment and partnership programs offered by sportsmen's organizations.
The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF) will have Conservation Police Officers and Hunter Education Safety and Complementary Work Force Volunteers on hand to answer questions and provide information on hunting and fishing opportunities and Agency programs to manage fish and wildlife resources. Visit the show's website for all the details.

Hat tip to the DGIF Outdoor Report.

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