Friday, February 12, 2010

Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show

Well I was finally able to make it to the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show in Harrisburg, PA after all of the heavy snow that hammered the East Coast. The show was amazing as always. I was able to meet and talk with Lee and Tiffany Lakosky from "The Crush" on the Outdoor Network. Great TV show, great people, and lots of fun if you are a deer hunter. The Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show has everything you could think of. Do you want to book a hunt or a fishing trip of a lifetime? This is the place to do it. Most guides offer "Show" discounts and have many pictures and taxidermy mounts at thier booths. Guides from all over the world come to this show. The waterfowl section had many big names such as Tim Grounds, Sean Mann, and Zinks. I was able to talk with Sean Mann for a while about how great the season went for the both of us. Sean reported that his duck numbers in Canada tripled and it was also his best season ever for geese. When I asked about how his hunting in MD was this year he told me that the goose hunting was good and the duck hunting was okay. If you want to get on huge numbers of geese and ducks in the same day then you need to book a trip with Sean Mann when he is up in Canada. I then visited with Tim Grounds. He is a great man to talk to when it comes to calling geese. He is very helpful and will take phone calls if you are having problems learning how to call. Jimmy Wren from Zinks is also a great person to chat with about hunting and calling. Now of course I could not leave there with out buying a few new calls. I added the Tim Grounds Acrylic SuperMag and the Zinks Acrylic PH-1 to my growing collection of calls. This show happens around the same time every year. If you have not been to it then I highly suggest going. Get to the show early and plan on spending all day there. The show ends on February 14th but there is always next year. Mark it on your calanders.

Ryan Smith
Duck Junkies Pro Staff
West Virginia

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