Annual Great Rockies Sportshow Brings the Great Outdoors to Bozeman
By angelamontana

snakeguy3The Great Rockies Sportshow in Bozeman is the largest presentation of fishing, hunting, boats, RVs, travel and outdoor products/services in Southwest Montana

March 25, 2016 – Three days of summer fun in April?  That’s what’s happening in Bozeman.  The Great Rockies Sportshow returns in 2016 with more fun and adventure than ever before.   The annual three-day event is the largest presentation of fishing, hunting, boats, RVs, travel and outdoor products in Southwest Montana.   Not only can visitors buy outdoor-related products they can also book their next vacation to Alaska/Canada/Africa or buy a new boat or RV.   Door prizes include free Alaska fishing vacation, Steelhead Fishing package plus an assortment of outdoor gear.

Lots of children and family activities all weekend.  Highlighting the weekend’s entertainment is Rattlesnake Dave and his West Texas Rattlesnake Show.  Dave will be entertaining audiences from the snake pit daily with the rattlesnakes on display in between shows.

snakeguy4More fun kids activities include the Kids catch and release Trout Pond, Yankee Joe’s Gemstone & Fossil Mining, Kids Corner, courtesy of Montana Trappers Association (kids corner, trackID/stamping, color/activity book giveaway, hands on pelt display).  The first 300 kids participating and completing Walleyes Unlimited Passport to Adventure will receive a nice new fishing pole!

The first Boat and RV sale of the season rolls into the Brick Breeden Fieldhouse too as part of the Great Rockies Sportshow.  Meet with reps, shop and compare RV’s and boats in one place.

snakeguy2Learning is a fun part of the show and seminars are going on all day long. Seminars include Learning Elk Language by Dan Kloer, Dutch Oven Cooking with Colleen Sloan, Fishing the Spring Pre-Spawn Walleye Bite with Dale Gilbert, Furbearer Identification by Fran Buell.  At the fly casting pool and fly tying theater will be Arnie Gidlow of Missouri Riverside Outfitters & Lodge and Bob Jacklin of Jacklin’s Fly Shop in West Yellowstone.  Bob Jacklin will also do a seminar entitled, Tactics on Fly Fishing.  Arnie Gidlow will hold an informative seminar entitled, Improving Your Dry Fly Skills.  Kit & Trevor Johnson from Kits Tackle will be holding multiple seminars (FridayJig Fishing with Cutbait, SaturdayFishing Rock Creek on Fort Peck, SundayFishing the Land of Giants on Holter Lake).

Seminar times can be found online at


April 1, 2, 3, 2016


Friday 5:00 – 9:00

Saturday 10:00 – 6:00

Sunday 10:00 – 4:00



Brick Breeden Fieldhouse

1 Bobcat Circle

Bozeman, MT 59717


Kids 5 & under are free,

Juniors 6-16 $3.00

Regular price is $6.00 (or $5.00 with PRINTED coupon which can be found at

snakeguyWhat to See & Do:

– Book your next vacation to Alaska, Canada, Africa

– Buy a new BOAT, RV, ATV

*NEW!  Rattlesnake Dave and the West Texas Rattlesnake Show.  Multiple shows daily.

– Yankee Joe’s Gemstone & Fossil Mine. Mine for gems and fossils and keep what you find!

– Alaska Fishing Vacations door prize courtesy Prince of Wales Eagle Lodge

– Steelhead Fishing trip courtesy Steel Dreams Guide Service

–  Big Buck Contest.  Win gift cards up to $50 in value (see website for details)

–  Outdoor Writer’s Association National Photo Contest Winning Entries Exhibit

–  Kids Trout Pond

– Wall of Fish

– Fly Tying Theater

– Fly Casting Pool and demos

– U.S. Forest Service Low Impact Camping Display

– Fishing & Hunting Seminars

– Kids Corner – sponsored by Montana Trappers Association

Plus a world of Outdoor Products and Services available such as:

*Hunting and fishing guides and outfitters

*Fishing tackle and products

*Travel, vacations

*Outdoor Art

*RVs, campers

* and so much more…