Sunday, January 27, 2013


My brother in Vermont says guys are already thinking ahead to maple sugaring time and that means spring.
It's still a long way from snow and ice, but the New Jersey turkey application period opened Jan. 25 and the booklet on regs is on the division website and should be available now at license agent outlets.
Turkey seasons opens April 23. Youth turkey hunting day is April 21.


The Atlantic City Outdoor Show is set for March 7-10. I don't have the specifics in front of me so Google it and you should find the info.

Sunday, January 20, 2013


March 2-3 are the dates for the revamped Lehigh Valley Sportsman Show at the Allentown Agri-Plex Expo Center with about 75 vendors already lined up according to promoters. It's the first time in a decade the show has been held at the Ag Center.
It follows the mega Eastern Sports and Outdoors Show in Harrisburg, Feb. 2-10.

Sunday, January 13, 2013


Shadman John Punola has brought back his Sportsman's Expo with will run at the PAL Athletic Center in Parsippany Feb. 9-10 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.
This is a more modest show than the extravaganazas going on this time of year, only two rooms of exhibitors, but they the admission fee is just $5 instead of the usual double-digit costs of the much larger events. For info call 973-822-2395.


Two New York gun shows have been canceled, presumably as backlash due to the Connecticut school shootings.
Big Al's Silver Bullet Premier Gun Shows in Poughkeepsie and Suffern, NY will not happen according to our colleague Dick Nelson, outdoor writer for the Hudson Valley newspapers.
No reason given for the former, but an officer for the company that owns the Crowne Plaza in Suffern, said his organization no longer wishes to be associated with gun shows.
I believe the Crown Plaza, just off the NY Thruway, was formerly a Holiday Inn and a watering hole and sometimes stayover spot for us when we attended the annual Suffern Outdoor Show, which is still on next month.