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Fishing, hunting, camping, hiking or hang-gliding, the International Sportsmen's Exposition will have it all this weekend at Cal Expo. Exhibits and demonstrations will stretch four buildings, as hands-on activities cover outside.
Casting competitions and fishing tournaments will be available. Casting tarps stretched 100 feet across the floor of building C, will provide the forum for fellow anglers. A large fish-filledaquarium will be featured for live demonstrations. Prizes include new fishing equipment. Clinics with professional anglers and hunters will be held for the home amateur to learn tricks of the trade. Classes include camouflage, duck calls and hunting laws.
DockDogs will perform daily outside the exhibit halls. Dogs will compete in a long distance jumping competition. Dogs of all breeds will compete in distance, height and endurance competitions. The top two dog winners will earn a spot to compete in theDockDogs World Championship in June 2010.
Fishing poles and reels, bait and boats will all be on sale. Adventure-seeking fishermen will also have the opportunity to sign up for a variety of classes and tours around the world. Hunting safari packages will be available in places such as Congo and Canada.
Hunters with proper identification can purchase a gun from the show, as long as they pass a background check. Fish and game authorities and the Sheriff's department will be on hand to supervise all transactions.
The International Sportsmen's Expo happens Thursday through Sunday at Cal Expo, 1600 Exposition Blvd. Starting at 11 a.m. during the week and 10 a.m. on the weekends, the show runs until 8 p.m. each night, 5 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $15, children 15 and younger are free.
Tickets still available at the box office or on the website.
Editor's Note: Per John Kirk, Director of Communications for the International Sportsmen's Exposition, absolutely no guns will be for sale at the event at Cal Expo.