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Come watch, learn everything “outdoors” March 25-26 at AZGFD’s Outdoor Expo

Posted March 24, 2017

 

Outdoor Presentations Tent features exciting lineup  

 

 

PHOENIX — So you want to be a better bowhunter. Or maybe you’re looking to pick up a few basic wilderness survival skills “just in case.” And critters? Oh, they’ll be there — up close and personal, too.

Whatever you choose to do at the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s 2017 Outdoor Expo – by the way, admission and parking are free – make sure to swing by the Outdoor Presentations Tent in Area 1 (Family Adventure). That’s where a different expert will share his or her outdoor “specialty” every hour, beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Here’s the lineup – and bring your questions!

 

Saturday

10 a.m. – Improve your bowhunting success. Looking to swing the odds more in your favor? Mike Ornoski of Cabela’s pro staff will have a few tips and tricks for the bowhunter.

11 a.m. – Birds of prey. Come and see a great horned owl and Swainson’s hawk, while AZGFD’s Sam Huselton discusses adaptations and migration.

Noon – Shooting sports for women. Carol Ruh of Arizona Women’s Shooting Associates will be here to support and encourage women to become involved in the shooting sports.

1 p.m. – Venomous reptiles. Spring is here and desert critters like rattlesnakes and Gila monsters are out and about. AZGFD’s Randy Babb will bring them and share some fun facts.

2 p.m. – Wilderness survival. Would you know what to do in an outdoor survival situation? AZGFD’s Jeff Sorensen will offer basic skills that could come in handy if you ever become lost or stranded.

3 p.m. – All about trout. From the hatcheries to Arizona’s high-country waters, AZGFD’s David Insley will “talk trout.” Expect a few fishing tips, too.

 

Sunday

10 a.m. – An introduction to handguns. Interested in handguns but don’t know where to start? Cliff Saylor of Cabela’s pro staff will cover the basics.

11 a.m. — Birds of prey. Come and see a great horned owl and Swainson’s hawk, while AZGFD’s Sam Huselton discusses adaptations and migration.

Noon – Shooting sports for women. Carol Ruh of Arizona Women’s Shooting Associates will be here to support and encourage women to become involved in the shooting sports.

1 p.m. – Improve your dove hunting. There’s more to dove hunting than just showing up at dawn on opening day and hoping for the best. AZGFD’s Johnathan O’Dell will discuss how to improve your odds in the field. He might even share a tasty recipe or two.

2 p.m. — Venomous reptiles. Spring is here and desert critters like rattlesnakes and Gila monsters are out and about. AZGFD’s Randy Babb will bring them and share some fun facts.

 

For the third straight year, the presenting sponsor of this year’s expo is Shikar Safari Club International. Gold sponsors are OneAZ Credit Union and Shooter’s World/Daniel Defense. Silver sponsors are Sportsmen’s Alliance Foundation, Sportsman’s Warehouse, FN America, Cabela’s and Target Factory.

Game and Fish conducts the expo to promote wildlife-related and other outdoor recreation activities. The public’s participation in these activities supports the department’s mission and funding. The department receives no Arizona tax dollars, and no tax dollars are used in conducting the expo.

For more information about the expo, visit www.azgfd.com/expo. A map also can be viewed at https://tinyurl.com/kuopgsw.

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