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The 2015 Springfield Sportsmen’s Show

The Springfield Sportsmen's Show is undisputedly the largest “pure” sportsmen’s show in the Northeast! This mega sporting event takes place on February 19-22, 2015 at the Eastern States Exposition, home of the “BIG E,” West Springfield, Massachusetts. The show includes the best of hunting, fishing, boating and adventure recreation that the outdoor world has to offer all bundled together in one great event.  You’ll find everything you need for your next trip!

Exhibitors

People from all over the Northeast love the Springfield Sportsmen's Show, because it is loaded with great show features including educational hunting seminars, fishing seminars, and fun exhibits like our big casting pool, the retrieving pool, and the giant fresh water fish aquarium!  Check out some of the exciting things we have going on this year:

Talons

Come see the amazing birds of the Talons! A Bird of Prey Experience.  This unique opportunity lets you see a wide variety of raptors up close in an exciting and educational exhibit which is overseen by Lorrie Schumacher.  Learn about falconry and the many types of birds of prey including eagles, hawks, falcons and owls.  This is a wonderful opportunity for the whole family to learn about a part of nature that is fascinating, but rarely seen.

Radical Hunter Dick Scorzafava

Dick Scorzafava

The Radical HunterWorld renowned big game hunter and TV star, Dick Scorzafava will arrive at the Springfield Sportsmen’s Show to present his well known Radical Hunting Success Seminar, sign books for his many fans and of course giveaway thousands of dollars worth of hunting gear in Dick’s Big Gear Giveaway!

Dick Scorzafava is “The Radical Hunter.”  Known throughout the industry as an expert in the field, Dick has three books to his name, Radial BowhunterRadical Bear Hunter, and Spies in the Deer Woods!” 

Although Dick is a prolific author and conducts over 75 seminars throughout the country, it’s his amazing skill in the field that has built his reputation as a master outdoorsman.

It is this reputation that allows Dick to giveaway thousands of dollars in hunting gear in his Big Gear Giveaway thanks to his extensive list of sponsors.  Come and learn from “The Radical Hunter!”

 

Captain Bill BrownCaptain Bill BrownCaptain Bill 'Ironman' Brown

Captain Bill Brown returns to the Springfield Sportsmen’s Show!  We are excited to announce the return of the Ironman! When it comes to offshore success, Captain Bill is at the top of the charts.  His special fishing seminars are always in high demand and well attended.  We are thrilled to have him on-board and look forward to seeing him down at the show.

If you want to crank up your level of success on salt water, Captain Bill is the guy to see. 

He is an acknowledged expert for both inshore and, especially, offshore angling where his ability to capture big sharks is legendary!

If you love the thrill of catching record breaking fish, you need to meet Captain Bill Brown

His clients presently hold six State Gamefish Records, including the 506 pound Thresher Shark that won the 2003 Oak Bluffs (MV) Monster Shark Tournament and set a new MA State Record for that species.

You may have seen him on NESN, VERSUS, and ESPN's 'Madfin' series, but now you can meet him in person!  Come down to the show and learn from this fishing expert.

EntHall

This year the Stroh Building will be setup as our Great Outdoor Entertainment Hall.  It will be filled with all types of fun live events for the whole family to enjoy.  See some seminars,  try your luck at the casting pool or watch the dogs work in the retrieving pool. The Hall will have it all.  Lots of fun things to see and do, but that is just the beginning, the Springfield Sportsmen’s Show is a great shopping venue as well.  Once you have explored the Stroh Building, grab a bite to eat in the Better Living Center, then it’s time to hunt!  Hunt for some great gear.  Whether you are looking for lures for your next fishing adventure or apparel for this year’s big game hunt, the Better Living Center will have plenty of vendors showcasing all of the latest hunting and fishing gear.  There will be wide selection of offerings, so plan to spend the day.

Lets take a look at a few more of the folks you can meet while down at the show.

Del Delmastro

Del Delmastro

With years of bow hunting experience under his belt, Del Delmastro has built an extensive repertoire of tips, tricks and techniques on how to take down big game with only a bow. 

This year Del has three special seminars lined up for the avid bow hunter:

  • Archery equipment and tree stand safety equipment
  • Urban bow hunting whitetail deer
  • Effective camouflage

Come down to the show to learn from the bow master: Del Delmastro

 

Dave Pickering

David Pickering - Learn to Catch Trophy Carp

We are excited to have the “Carp King,” Dave Pickering with us at the show.  This year Dave has two new information packed seminars!

Most fishermen have no idea that huge carp of 20, 30 and even 40 lbs. are swimming around in many of the lakes and rivers of southern New England in good numbers just waiting to be caught.  In his all new seminar, “Strategies for Trophy Carp,” Dave will discuss strategies and various topics related to fishing for trophy carp.

That’s not all, Dave will also present a seminar focusing on the tactics to catch striped bass from shore in southern New England.  This one is titled, “Shore Tactics for Stripers.”  If you love fishing in New England, be sure to catch David Pickering at this year’s show.

 

The Northeast Big Buck Display

Special Feature - The Northeast Big Buck ClubOne of the special features of the show is the Big Buck Display.  This is a remarkable display put on by the Northeast Big Buck Club, a non-profit organization dedicated to  Northeast hunters and outdoorsmen. 

Each year hundreds of volunteers measure trophy bucks from MA, CT, VT, RI, ME, NH, NY and PA.

The walls are lined with incredible racks.

After the hunting season, the Northeast Big Buck Club hosts an awards banquet.  Awards are presented to the largest typical and non-typical bucks harvested in the previous year with a bow, gun and muzzleloader.

 

Tim VogelTim Vogel - Adventure Recreation Specialist

Tim is the owner of Tekoa Mountain Outdoors and has over 25 years of experience in the field of adventure recreation.

In addition to teaching individuals about the outdoors, Tim also leads a professional certification program for the outdoor professionals called the Wilderness Outdoor Leadership Fundamentals program (W.O.L.F.)

Do you have an interst in Adventure Travel?  Now is your chance to learn from this world traveler who has lead international mountaineering trips & paddling expeditions into the Andes and Headwaters of the Amazon in Ecuador, South America.

Come down to the show, meet Tim, and find out about the questions every traveler should ask themselves before they venture into the outdoors.  The lessons you learn from this professional outdoor adventure educator and backcountry wilderness guide may save your life!

 

Dean Vanier

 

Dean Vanier

KNIGHT RIFLES Pro Staffer, Dean Vanier of North Woods Common Scents has lots of secrets to share.

Are you ready to increase your hunting success in the woods?

 With over 35 years of successful hunting, Dean’s seminars are in high demand.  He has shared his sure fire hunting techniques at the NH fish and Game Department, Vermont’s Yankee Sportsman’s Classic,  Maine’s Pine State Classic and now you can benefit from his extensive knowledge at the Springfield Sportsman’s Show.

 

 

 

 

Fish simulatorGreg Dubrule

Come meet Captain Greg Dubrule of Black Hawk Fishing and let your kids test their skill on his Big Fish Simulator! 

While at Captain Dubrule’s booth you can see the incredible Great White Shark that made him famous for his record breaking catch.

This massive great white is 16.5 feet long,  10.5 feet in diameter and weighed in at an astounding 3,412 pounds when it was caught back in 1983. 

Now the shark is an impresive display not only for it’s incredible size, but also for the fine workmanship in  this enormous taxidermist mount.

Now when Captain Dubrule recalls that day and tells you, “It was this big!,” you’ll know he was not telling you a tale.

Come down to the Stroh Building and meet Captain Dubrule in person and have some fun with your kids as they take on his Big Fish Simulator.

Get on the Tree Bus!

TreeBus

Scattered Seeds FoundationAll outdoorsmen and women have a great appreciation for the woods.  Our trees are important and the Scattered Seeds Foundation is working hard to teach the next generation of outdoor enthusiasts all about this special environmental resource. 

In order for Scattered Seeds to reach the largest audience, they have customized a school bus and filled it with all kinds of interesting educational materials related to trees.  It’s called the. “Tree Bus!”

The Tree Bus has traveled all over the United States providing educational programing on our majestic trees.  The good news is the Tree Bus will be making a stop at the Springfield Sportsmen’s Show!  This is a wonderful opportunity for the whole family to lean more about trees.

 

Jurie MeyerJurie Meyer

Meet professional big game hunter Jurie Meyer of Jurie Meyer Safaris.  This native of South Africa has developed the ultimate safari experience for the hunter who is looking for that once in a lifetime adventure.  Africa!  You just have to say the word and the incredible imagery comes to mind.  Every trophy hunter dreams of going there some day and Jurie Meyer is the guy who can make your dream come true.  Just ask Dick Scorzafava, he has been on Jurie’s safari and enjoyed his time in Africa so much that he is now the official American contact for Jurie Meyer Safaris.  As you can see from the picture, Dick had a great time. 

Dick Scorzafava

 

 

Jurie has guided clients successfully on all of the Big 5 animals. He has hunted himself as well as with clients in 7 different countries in Africa. He guides clients with any weapon of choice, but specializes in Bow hunts on dangerous game.

This is one pro, you can not afford to miss! We are thrilled to have Jurie with us for this special appearance at the Springfield Sportsmen's Show.

 

Massachusetts Turkey Calling Competition

 

 

The MA Turkey Calling Competition

Watch and listen to area turkey hunters compete in this prestigious competition sanctioned by the National Wild Turkey Federation.  If you have a great turkey call, you may want to enter this competition and try your luck.  Who knows, you may just win a prize. 

 

 

 

Mark your calendar for February 19-22, 2015.  The Springfield Sportsmen’s Show will be held at the Eastern States Exposition, Home of the “Big E’, 1305 Memorial Avenue in West Springfield.  We’ll see you there!