SHOW TIME! by Montana Grant
By angelamontana


This is the time of year to visit local Outdoor Shows, events, and clubs. The winter snow has kept us in our caves long enough. It is time to venture out of our caves and celebrate our sports.

This is the time of year to visit local Outdoor Shows, events, and clubs. The winter snow has kept us in our caves long enough. It is time to venture out of our caves and celebrate our sports.

The Great Rockies Outdoor Show is coming to Bozeman and Missoula soon.  Other events will be coming to your neck of the woods soon. You will be able to enjoy booths selling new gear, products, destinations, boats, clubs, foods, RV’s, and a wonderful selection of outdoor stuff.

Outdoor shows also present seminars that are well worth the trip. Experts that give seminars on how to fish, tie flies, hunt, call, cast, cook, shoot, pack, or just enjoy outdoor adventures will be sharing experiences, tips, tricks, and ideas. These seminars are a perfect opportunity for you to get excited, entertained, and discover a few new things to make your outdoor adventure more successful and fun.

Seminars are my favorite part of Outdoor Events. These presenters are giving away priceless gems. Take notes and pay attention. No outdoorsman is an expert. There is always something new to learn. The great thing about mastering the outdoors is that you never learn everything. It is a life quest that is never fulfilled.

Try to take away 3 things from every seminar, show, or event that you visit. Put those ideas into your memory bank and give them a try. Share the things that worked with others. Ask questions and engage in the event. Make new contacts and friends.

Outdoorsmen are a family. Mentor new people and share your skills and values with them. The more fishermen, hunters, and outdoorsmen in our ranks, the longer we will have outdoors sports and public wild spaces. If we do not embrace and grow the next generation of outdoorsmen, then hunting, fishing, boating and camping will become the sport of kings. This means that only a minority of wealthy people will dominate and purchase the watersheds, parks, and wild places. Private property will not allow public access.

Outdoor shows are a place where the public can continue to celebrate what we enjoy. Taking new candidates to these shows is a great way to expose them to a new world of fun and challenges. We may not want to do all the sports that these shows offer but can surely find things that we really like.

It is all good! Meet some new friends, see some great presentations, discover new destinations, and buy some new gear. Whatever floats your boat can be found at an Outdoor Show, club event, community fish derby, shooting range, or local sporting get togethers.

See you afield!

Montana Grant

For more Montana Grant, visit his blog at www.montanagrantfishing.com.






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