The great outdoors moves indoors this weekend

Statesman staffFebruary 27, 2014 

The Idaho Sportsman Show at Expo Idaho opens at 5 p.m. Thursday and runs through Sunday. Admission is $5 for adults.

Bugling bulls in February? Not exactly, but you can hear the best two-legged imitations in the state at the Idaho Sportsman Show on Saturday as the best buglers in Idaho square off for the state championship.

And if that doesn’t get you fired up about elk, Boisean Corey Jacobson, world champion caller and founder of Elk101.com, will hold seminars on hunting herd bulls. He is one of many world-class outdoorsmen and local experts who will share their expertise.

If you killed a trophy big game animal, bring the antlers and have them scored in the Big Horn Trophy Contest, and youth can learn safe shooting (air rifles) with the Idaho Hunters Education Association. Hunters can also talk to Idaho Department of Fish and Game officials about the upcoming big game seasons from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28.

Anglers won’t be left out of the fun Friday, and they will have a choice between where to fly fish in Idaho by the Northwest School of Fly Fish and stillwater fly fishing taught by member of Fly Fishers of Idaho. A casting contest throughout the show is hosted by local bass fishing clubs, and the always popular live trout pond.

You will also see your favorites at the show, including outdoor gear from fishing lures to RVs, kayaks to African hunting trips, cooking lessons to bear hunting.

Hours are 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Here are more events:

FISH AND GAME OPEN HOUSE

Friday: 6 to 8 p.m.

KIDS ARCHERY SHOOT

Saturday: Noon to 5 p.m., by the Nampa Bow Chiefs.

DUTCH OVEN COOKING by Cee Dub

Thursday: 6 p.m. Getting Started.

Friday: 6 p.m. Quick and Easy.

Saturday:

Noon: Getting Started.

2 p.m. All About Salmon.

4 p.m. Quick and Easy.

Sunday:

12:30 p.m. All About Salmon.

3 p.m. Breads and Desserts.

FLY CASTING DEMONSTRATION by Northwest Fly Fishing School,

Saturday: 3 p.m.

Sunday: 1 p.m.

ELK CALLING CONTEST

Saturday: 7:30 p.m.

FISHING SEMINARS

Saturday:

12:30 p.m. Southeast Idaho Fishing secrets by Dave Langston.

1:30 p.m. Fly fishing 101 by Tom Claycomb III.

2:30 p.m. Fishing from a Kayak by Ed Anderson.

3:30 p.m. Columbia River Fall Chinook Fishing by Pro Escobedo.

4:30 p.m. Fly Fishing 101 by Tom Claycomb III.

5:30 p.m. Fly Fishing for steelhead by Michael Bantam.

6:30 p.m. Fly Fishing Secrets of the South Fork of the Boise River by Mike Sandifer.

Sunday

12:30 p.m. Southeast Idaho Fishing Secrets by Dave Langston.

1:30 p.m. Fishing from a Kayak by Ed Anderson.

2:30 p.m. Fly Fishing 101 by Tom Claycomb III.

3:30 p.m. Columbia River Fall Chinook Fishing by Pro Escobedo.

HUNTING SEMINARS

Saturday

Noon: Backpacking 101 by Tom Claycomb III.

1 p.m. Elk Hunting Herd Bulls by Corey Jacobsen.

2 p.m. DIY Hunting and Fishing Videos by Dave Langston.

3 p.m. Knife Sharpening/Choosing Proper Knife by Tom Claycomb III.

4 p.m. Second-hand, Alter or Repair: Cool tips before you buy your DIY Gear by Karl Findling of Oregon Pack Works.

5 p.m. Intro to Archery Hunting by T.J. Hofhines.

6 p.m. Bear Hunting in the spring by Tom Claycomb III.

Sunday

Noon: Backpacking 101 by Tom Claycomb III.

1 p.m. Second-hand, Alter or Repair: Cool tips before you buy your DIY Gear by Karl Findling of Oregon Pack Works.

2 p.m. DIY Hunting and Fishing Videos by Dave Langston.

3 p.m. Knife Sharpening/Choosing Proper Knife by Tom Claycomb III.

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