Take Your Pick: 2016 Great American Outdoor Show Preview

by
posted on February 6, 2016
gaos_2016_preview.jpg

Reasons to visit central Pennsylvania in the dead of February: rabbit hunting (there are a few windy weeks left in the season); ice fishing (your fingers probably won’t stay frozen forever); and testing your four-wheel drive (not just in snow but ice, too). If none of these causes you to jump off the couch and enter winter-warrior mode, consider booking the elk hunt of a lifetime; trying the trigger on Smith & Wesson’s new pistols; getting expert advice on decoy spreads; and celebrating your Second Amendment freedoms—all at one place, at one time. No matter what gets you into the field, on the range or on the water during the warmer months, the Great American Outdoor Show, held in Harrisburg, Pa., has it covered in February.

Presented by Outdoor Channel, the Great American Outdoor Show runs nine full days, Feb. 6-14. NRA produces the largest outdoor sport show in the world to include more than 1,100 exhibitors that fill nearly 15 acres of floor space at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex, showcasing firearms, bows, hunting gear, fishing tackle, tents, boats, ATVs, artwork and more. There is an entire hall devoted to outfitters, as well as a Family Fun Zone, an air gun range and a trout fishing pond for the kids. Learn a new whitetail tactic at one of the daily seminars, spend a rowdy Saturday night with NRA Country artist Justin Moore, and support the future of our outdoor traditions through raffles, auctions and The NRA Foundation Banquet. All told, there are plenty of reasons to make the Great American Outdoor Show your top destination in February.

For more information and to buy tickets, go to GreatAmericanOutdoorShow.org.

Latest

Hammer IHEA USA Gladney Davidson Memorial Award Lead
Hammer IHEA USA Gladney Davidson Memorial Award Lead

Marion Hammer Receives International Hunter Education Association’s Gladney Davidson Memorial Award

At its 51st annual conference, the International Hunter Education Association (IHEA) bestowed its highest honor—the Gladney Davidson Memorial Award—on Marion Hammer for her significant contributions to hunter education.

Shadow Hunter Introduces Marksman 6X6 Blind

Shadow Hunter’s most popular multi-hunter blind, the Marksman 6X6 Blind can carry hunters from solo archery sits to rifle hunts with friends.

First Look: Davidson's Exclusive Savage 110 Magpul Hunter

The Savage 110 Magpul Hunter gets the Davidson’s Exclusive treatment in the latest offering from Davidson’s.

Hardware: Prime Inline 5

Prime’s new Inline 5 is aggressive and fast, but it is also easy to shoot and superbly consistent.

#SundayGunday: Franchi Instinct Sideplate

Get a closer look at the Franchi Instinct Sideplate, the latest addition to our #SundayGunday series.

Know-How: Sharpen a Knife

Other than a gun or bow, a knife is about the most important tool a hunter may carry. Of course it must be sharp to be useful. Here’s how to put a good edge on it.

Interests



Get the best of American Hunter delivered to your inbox.