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Connecticut Convention Center to host Northeast Fishing & Hunting Show

Date: 1/16/2014

HARTFORD, Conn. – The 17th annual Northeast Fishing & Hunting Show presented by STIHL Solutions will take place Feb. 14 through 16 at the Connecticut Convention Center at 100 Columbus Blvd. Show hours will be Friday from noon to 8 p.m.; Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“The Northeast Fishing & Hunting Show features hundreds of booths showcasing the latest products for fishing and hunting enthusiasts and is designed as a great outing for the entire family,” show organizer Kristie Gonsalves, president of North East Expos, said. “More than 50 hours of seminars by national and regional expert fishermen and hunters, demonstrations at a casting pond and fly-tying center, and hands-on activities all are included with admission.

“Attendees will discover the newest fishing, hunting and outdoor equipment by some of the nation’s top manufacturers and can purchase a variety of products,” Gonsalves continued. “They can meet charter boat captains, check out the newest models of fishing boats, watch fly casting and fly tying demonstrations, and enjoy lots of interactive activities.”

New this year will be free expert appraisals of vintage outdoor collectibles, such as antique fishing tackle, decoys, firearms, knifes, artwork and other sporting treasures on Friday and Saturday. The most interesting items will be recorded and shared with viewers of Treasures and Traditions TV, a new show to debut on The Discovery Network’s Destination America channel. Appraisal appointments must be made in advance at

Activities and displays will include: ocean fishing skill testing on a virtual realty fishing simulator; live fishing at a catch and release trout pond – catch a tagged fish and win a child’s rod and reel; Talons! Birds of Prey live animals; NRA laser shooting range; Sportsmen’s Outpost’s archery range; and a kids’ bass casting competition sponsored by the Connecticut Bass Federation Booth.

Admission is $12 for adults; $4 for children age 5 to 12; and free for children younger than age 5, cash only.

For full information, visit or call show producers North East Expos Inc. at 860-844-8461. Appraisal appointments must be made in advance at .