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Arizona Game and Fish Department 2007 Outdoor Expo

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  1. ysr_racer

    ysr_racer

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    http://www.azgfd.gov/outdoor_recreation/showcase.shtml

    Arizona Game and Fish Department 2007 Outdoor Expo

    Saturday, March 31, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Sunday, April 1, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

    Ben Avery Shooting Facility
    4044 W. Black Canyon Blvd.
    Phoenix, Arizona 85086

    Exit I-17 at Carefree Hwy. - exit 223;go west ½ mile to Long Shot Drive

    Event information:
    (602) 789-3241

    Free admission and parking!

    Take your family and friends to enjoy this year’s free Expo full of fun activities and exhibits about the great outdoors!

    The Arizona Game and Fish Department invites you, your family and friends to the 2007 Outdoor Expo. Formerly known as Arizona Game and Fish Department’s Shooting Showcase, this year’s exposition has expanded to include activities, demonstrations and exhibits in the areas of hunting, fishing, recreational shooting, archery, off-highway vehicle (OHV) and watercraft recreation, conservation and wildlife education, camping and other outdoor elements. Many vendors, sponsors and exhibitors will be available to demonstrate and sell new products, seek public participation and conduct informative workshops about a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities. More specifically, outdoor enthusiasts will:

    Try out the latest firearms on the shooting range

    Observe shooting demonstrations by firearm manufacturers and dealers

    Visit with outdoor, conservation and sportsman’s organizations

    View OHV and all-terrain vehicles on display

    Learn about off-road riding and safety

    Tour the latest RVs and boats on display

    Learn about watercraft safety and boating

    Participate in kids outdoor activities, including fishing, shooting and using remote-controlled boats

    Watch Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) Commissioner’s Cup for sporting clays competition

    Attend workshops about critter calling, outdoor cooking and hunting with dogs

    Watch Archery in Schools (AIS) & Arizona State University collegiate archery competitions

    Acquire archery tips

    Enjoy refreshments from on-site food vendors

    Attend hunting workshops

    Traverse hunter education field courses and trails

    Observe fishing demonstrations

    Learn about wildlife management and conservation

    View live animals, ncluding birds and reptiles from Arizona Game and Fish Department's Adobe Mountain Wildlife Center

    Watch Arizona Wildlife Views television series

    The Expo will be held at the world-renowned Ben Avery Shooting Facility, the largest public-operated shooting facility in the country.

    Free event trolley transportation throughout the 1,690 acres will enable you to explore all of the action at the Activity Center, the Airgun and Smallbore ranges, the newly improved and managed Clay Target Center, and archery ranges.

    For more information, please e-mail outdoorexpo@azgfd.gov or call (602)-789-3241.


    Exhibitors and Sponsors
    More than 10,000 visitors are anticipated. Exhibitors will be able to sell merchandise and memberships. Don't miss this opportunity for statewide exposure and educational outreach. Become an exhibitor or sponsor by registering online, e-mailing outdoorexpo@azgfd.gov or calling (602) 789-3241. Hurry or you'll miss deadlines affecting pricing and publicity opportunities!


    Protect wildlife habitat, stay on roads and trails.
     
  2. zagula

    zagula Huh huh..member

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    The 2006 Expo was excellent and this year will be even bigger.

    Ruger, Smith and Wesson, Glock were all there with a number of demo firearms and we had a blast trying out some different rifles, pistols and archery gear. There is a nominal charge for ammunition.

    The Expo is how I got introduced to competition. Our pistol silhouette club (Paloma Ferrea) will be out again and I've volunteered to help out for a while.

    This is a great way to get a taste of different types of firearms and competition if you haven't done that before.

    Fish and Game has some very informative lectures / wildlife demos, and other clubs like the varmint callers are there to share their knowledge as well.

    This is also a very kid / family friendly event.

    This is well worth your time - hope you can make it! :thumbsup:

    Zag
    Paloma Ferrea Pistol Silhouette http://www.irondove.net
    Cactus League (Practical Pistol) http://www.cactusmatch.com
     

  3. akapennypincher

    akapennypincher Glock-O-Holic

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    Assume I will be call to work it again? :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked:
     
  4. Matthew26

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    I want to go. See, now I already miss Phoenix.
     
  5. VictorLouis

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    Ruger was hands-down the best-run in that event. Ruger had full-house, factory-fresh fodder for all of their arms. I got to shoot actual .454 Casull in the Alaskan, twice. When I idled up to the S&W table, I was dismayed to find that all they had were wimpy reloads.
    I guess they didn't want to let someone really know what the .500 Mag was all about.

    Ruger also had staff that actually assisted my young in shooting several of the .22s. For them, it was a privilege to help a future product owner. The staffers at S&W were plainly annoyed that my little-guy was with me. At least the Glock crew were ambivalent, or appeared to me.