LAS VEGAS, Nevada, January 15, 2013 —The second annual International Sportsmen’s Exposition (ISE)–growing from three to four days–is coming February 28 through March 3 to the Las Vegas Convention Center’s South Halls. ISE has already set the bar as Nevada’s largest-ever consumer event for fishing, hunting and adventure travel. The ISE will again be co-located with the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation annual Elk Camp. Nevada Department of Wildlife returns as sponsor and host of the expo’s large youth-activity area.
More than 15,000 outdoor enthusiasts will attend the ISE, seeking the latest products, services, destinations and expert advice about fishing, hunting, off-roading and adventure travel within Nevada, across the West, as well as destinations in Mexico, Canada, Alaska, South America and Africa.
The show’s 200,000-sq.-ft. space will spotlight more than 350 exhibiting companies with over 600 booths, including: manufacturers, lodges, resorts, guides, outfitters, tourism groups, State departments of wildlife, television shows, and book, magazine and website publishers. Conservation organizations will educate outdoor enthusiasts on local, regional and national environmental and political issues. Clubs and groups will detail local outdoor opportunities, serving as ideal networking sources for newcomers to Nevada.
Also within the expo, nearly a dozen interactive features allow attendees to enter or watch a contest, get hands-on instruction, and learn from and meet the outdoor industry’s top experts and celebrities. Free to show-goers, these features accommodate first timers and experts alike, young and senior.
Show special features include a 4,500-sq.-ft. Youth Fair, packed with hands-on activities for youth five to 15, and hosted by the Nevada Department of Wildlife. One highlight will be the 40-ft.-long catch-and-release fishing pond. With waterfalls and 4-ft.-high see-through sides, the fish-filled pond allows youth an eye-level view of swimming creatures. NVDOW will again provide guides and all the gear, but parents can assist their children. There’s no charge to young anglers, and all youth 15 and under enter the ISE for free.
Other show-activity highlights include: Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Great Elk Tour; Eastmans’ Journals Trophy Deer Display; Midway Laser Shot Range; rock-climbing wall; 8,000-sq.-ft. three-dimensional-pop-up-target Archery Range; Adventure Theater; 40-ft.-long, fish-filled Aquarium Demo Tank featuring western bass pros and local-water experts; and a new, giant casting pond, which will also host an accuracy-casting contest that’s free and open to the public—all gear provided.
The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s annual World Elk-Calling Championship will again be held during the expo on Saturday. Other special events at the ISE include the Boy Scouts of America “Scouting Challenge,” and RMEF’s live auctions and raffles to raise money for conservation efforts in Nevada.
A few of the many special guests include Scott Leysath, host of The Sportsman Channel’s hit series, “Dead Meat” and Randy Newberg, just named “Sportsman of the Year.”
Thursday, Friday and Saturday: 10:00 AM— 6:00 PM; Sunday 10:00 AM —5:00 PM
$12 for adults; youth 15 and under are admitted free of charge, as are active members of
the military with military identification. Tickets can be purchased online at (www.SportsExpos.com) or at the door.
Attendees can also receive $ 2.00 OFF the price of admission by bringing a donation of unexpired food items or household products for Boys Town Nevada, a local nonprofit organization committed to effective care for today’s at-risk youth.
For more general information, please go to www.SportsExpos.com or www.facebook.com/SportsExpos.