View Full Version : Sportsman show Who's going?
02-28-2007, 01:52 PM
Red Deer sportsman show start this Fri. & goes till Sun.Looks to be a great lineup this year.Moose calling seminar, Main door prize is a quad,sausage making classes & some speakers I don't remember the names of.
I'll be helping out in the F&G booth so stop on by & say hello.
02-28-2007, 03:04 PM
Just pm'd you bobcat!
02-28-2007, 06:35 PM
will be going as usual, I wanna meet Bentley Coben and gerhard,
hope not to be too disapointed by tons of RVs and 36' triple slide 'hunting shacks'.
02-28-2007, 06:50 PM
can't make that one, but hoping to get to the one in edmonton
02-28-2007, 07:42 PM
Does any one know if there is a schedule of the talks and seminars? The wildlife photography sounds good. Is Bentley Coben doing a talk, or is he just selling videos at a booth?
02-28-2007, 09:10 PM
I'll be there with a booth set up.
Come by and say Hi,
02-28-2007, 09:22 PM
I'm going to be working at Three hills, but am hoping to come back up for an evening to check it out
02-28-2007, 11:46 PM
Seems like everytime I sit down here something comes up & I need to leave.
Anyway, to answer a couple of ?
Bently is speaking at 10 AM & 5 PM on Sat & Sun at 11 AM & again at 2 PM.
Mike Gelina does his thing Fri at 6 PM. He's on again Sat. 1 PM & 7 PM Sun at 10 AM & 1:30 PM.
I don't know about the others.
Not to dissapoint anyone but as far as I know there won't be any RVs.
03-01-2007, 12:29 AM
I'll be there running the Alberta Outdoorsmen booth.
So stop in and say hi.
03-01-2007, 08:37 AM
I'll be checking it out on Sunday. I wonder if that young Schwanky guy has anything going on at the show?
03-01-2007, 10:29 AM
tbark, which booth??
yay! no RVs, just for gits and shiggles, what are the hours??
03-01-2007, 10:30 AM
What time does it open on friday.Cant make it sat.
03-01-2007, 11:15 AM
Hey Slipbobber, I won't be in Red Deer this but it looks as though they have some excellent presenters.
03-01-2007, 04:57 PM
We'll be in with the Hunter Ed group once again.
Not a lot of room at this show, just the one table,
but we'll have one or 2 more tables, better display in Edmonton.
Red Deer Times are...
Fri 4 - 9,
Sat 9 - 9.
Sun 9 - 5.
03-02-2007, 12:07 AM
i will probably be there on sunday!
03-02-2007, 12:20 AM
I'm going on Sat afternoon with the wife and a few friends.
03-02-2007, 12:57 AM
Just got back from the westerner ,saw 1 Rv & it's part of a display. there 's some quads, boats & argos there already along with some other booths already set up.
I'm kinda surprised nobody has mentioned the archery shoot going on next door.
03-02-2007, 01:58 AM
Can't make it to RED DEER too busy at work can someone tell me the exact times dates for the one in Edmonton? I want to try to make it up from cowtown, haven't missed one in years....I think it starts Mar 15 anyone thanx
03-02-2007, 02:11 AM
March 15-18 kanon......
03-02-2007, 02:17 AM
whew guessed right took off three days so I could go up, I assume your there Sheep? Ford set up like last year? I will buy the first beer, I will be the large guy with the FREE THE BLACK GUN THREE tshirt :rollin
03-02-2007, 01:07 PM
Hours same as last year I assume?...thanx for the info
03-02-2007, 01:08 PM
Hours and all info is there.
We'll have the demonstration pool there but it's being sponsored by the World Fishing Network this year. I'll be the guy in the bright orange jersey...well the guy with hair. The angry looking guy with the shaved head is 209...cya there!
03-02-2007, 10:09 PM
HEY!! I smiled at Calgary once this year, or was that last year.....:rollin
03-03-2007, 02:49 AM
Hey whitetrail If your there early Sun. say 10AMI'll be making sausage & after that I'll be hanging at the F&G booth Stop by & say hi. Rob knows where we are & he is 3rd booth on the left as you come in. May be jerky samples.
03-03-2007, 11:47 PM
bobcatguy1 , what type of sausage are you making and is 10 am the only time for it?
03-04-2007, 01:09 AM
NS yes the only sausage making tomorrow is at 10 AM. I'm making maple breakfast sausage
03-05-2007, 04:14 PM
seems every year i say its the last time i go and yet, im there.
seems the boat market (i mean the $60K ones) are dominating the show space. I finally met and enjoyed bentley cobens presentations would like to see more of that
ive never been to the edmonton one is better than worse or equal to this one?
03-05-2007, 04:46 PM
Edmonton is a much much much bigger show with a good hunting and fishing component and yes...lots of boats and other goodies. I always enjoy Red Deer though.
03-05-2007, 05:05 PM
thanks SH, might have to come up there and check it out too!
03-06-2007, 01:07 AM
Yea gotta agree Ed show is a lot bigger & I heard about another show at the end of March Put on by campers village & the fishing hole. think I'll take that one in this year. Anyone Know about this? varmiter what did you think of this show as compared to last year? How many years you been going? I think it is going to get better over the next few years
03-06-2007, 01:22 AM
Bob I will toss in my opinion on the Ed shows, lots of boats, ski and show, lots of waterports, wetgear etc, tons of display space still light on hunting/fishing stuff imo, they made a mistake letting the village and the hole leave and do there own free show, ( it's a good show but its like a big garage sale for the 2 companies, some other displays outfitters and booths unwilling to pay the Sportsman show prices) I like to go to both, but i usually buy at the free show to be honest.....
03-06-2007, 01:28 AM
They didn't really let them go kanon...it was much more complicated than that and they have done much to try and get them back. The Fishin' Hole is back in Calgary show now. The new show manager is busting her butt to increase the hunting and fishing component in both Edmonton and Calgary but it's going to take time. Trust me, they aren't keeping hunting and fishing retailers and manufacturers out, they welcome them with open arms but you can't force them to come. I see how much effort they are putting in and it is paying off.
03-06-2007, 02:47 AM
hi bobcat ,what booth will you be at?
03-06-2007, 11:24 AM
its on par with years past, ive probably been to 8 out of 10, for $6.00 gate pass, its OK, i guess i just go to see what i want and hope that something else is interesting. it was still way better value than the motorcycle show that was just here...
-There were three chiropractor booths there, what possible connection can they have to the show?
-that stinky old grizz from the "zoo"
-no (limited) guns, gunsmiths, and related.
-nice sized booths and displays,
-its close to home, with good hours
-great networking potential
id like to see a shed antler/ mounted deer collection, from local contributors
03-06-2007, 11:27 AM
Hey whitetrail I was at the show with The RDF&G. I was kind of a floater. worked at our booth, on security & whatever else was needed over the 3 days of the show. I prolly wont be at the Ed. show. RD show is over , attendance was up this year & I heard lots of positive comments on it both from exibitors & the public. Bigger & better next year we hope.
03-06-2007, 11:43 AM
I too wondered about any possible connection with chiropracters. Hot tubs, good filler but would fit the home show next weekend better. That old griz from the zoo drew in crowds all weekend. They also had a black bear there. I too would like more guns & gunsmiths,especially local gunsmiths but maybe they spend their advertizing $ on gun shows. We are working on one of them for next year, gun show.
03-06-2007, 11:46 AM
That would be awesome if you could get the gun guys back bobcat. I remember the old days of the Red Deer Show when there was an entire room of gun tables.
03-06-2007, 12:32 PM
Red Deer #'s appeared to be up, crowded at times, and slow sometimes, just seeing how many cards and brochures went off the table.
Good to have met some of you guys, varmitr and bobcat,
Set up in Edmonton is only 8 days away.
03-08-2007, 01:19 AM
I will be at the Edmonton show selling tickets for Morinville F&G's quad on thur and fri evening.
Hope to see some of you there.
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