International Sportsmens Expo

March 8, 2009



Info taken from Salt Lake International Sportsmen’s Exposition website.

Get ready to escape to the outdoors. It’s closer than you think! Remember the good times and prepare for more….

The region’s most popular fishing and hunting event–Utah’s largest sportsman’s show–is the Salt Lake International Sportsmen’s Exposition, presented by KUTV2. The 11th ISE spotlights the products and services of more than 400 companies.

Increase the show’s value even more by attending seminars, getting personal lessons from expert instructors, entering a contest, and bringing the kids to the Youth Outdoor Sports Fair, presented by Utah Department of Natural Resources.

Don’t miss your once-a-year chance to celebrate the outdoors with family and friends, capture show-priced bargains, and meet face-to-face with guides and lodge owners from nearby and around the world. ISE Salt Lake has it all:

  • Rods, reels and gear.
  • ATV’s, Sportfishing boats, motorcycles, snowmobiles.
  • Weekend getaway adventures and dream vacations to fishing and hunting destinations.
  • Fishing guides and hunting outfitters.

Show Dates:
Mar. 12-15, 2009 (Thursday to Sunday)

Show Hours:
Thursday,Noon to 9:00 pm
Friday, Noon to 9:00 pm
Saturday, 10:00 am to 9:00 pm
Sunday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

South Towne Exposition Center
9575 So. State Street
Sandy, UT 84070

$12.00 General Admission
$6.00 Youth (Ages 13 – 17)
FREE – Children 12 years and under · Show tickets
Parking Options:

  • Free parking at South Towne Exposition Center
  • Ride TRAX to the Expo Center Station
  • Free shuttle from Rio Tinto Stadium

Seminars & Events:

# Back by popular demand: Splash Dogs water-jumping contest
# New ISE’s 3D Pop-Up Shoot, hosted by Humphries Archery; prizes valued at more than $3,400
# New Yellowstone Bear World baby bears are back! See them, or have your photo taken with the cubs. See them now!
# New Fishing Workshop, led by fishing experts–up-close, hands-on demos
# New Safari Club International free trophy-measuring service
# New Eastmans’ Trophy Deer Display
# New handloading clinics with author Dave Campbell
# New high-tech, long-distance hunting seminars by Aaron Davidson, Best of the West TV
# New sportsman’s IQ talks with author and local radio-show host Tony Abbott
# 2nd Annual Frost Bite Challenge” Barbecue contest, hosted by Brian Brinkerhoff of Backcountry Radio Network
# Utah DNR’s huge Youth Fair with hands-on fishing, wildlife and boater safety education
# Hunt Utah panel discussion, hosted by Adam Eakle of KUTV2’s Roughin’ It Outdoors television show
# Fishing and camping seminars at the Campfire Theater
# Hunting seminars at the Eastmans’ Journals Adventure Theater
# Learn from local experts and celebrity guests at Utah Trout Unlimited’s Fly-Tying How-To Center
# Free fishing simulator, hosted by Utah Anglers Coalition and Division of Wildlife Resources

Contests & Competitions:
Whether you want to watch the experts or test your own skills, be sure to catch these exciting competitions:

* The NEW Splash Dogs water-jumping contest is an event not to miss. $1000 in cash prizes. Get the schedule and rules or enter right now
* The Best of the West Distance Fly Casting Competition finishes its tour with the Western Finals, where the winners from all five BOTW tournaments shoot-out for prizes and        bragging-rights.
* The Frost Bite Challenge BBQ cook-off, presented by ISE and the Utah BBQ Association, is Utah’s first event of the season. Check out the schedule and rules.
* Elk callers can participate in the finals of the ISE Elk Calling Competition, hosted by former World Champion caller Chad Schearer.
* For the seventh year, ISE hosts the Utah Duck Calling Championship , presented by and hosted by Carl Taylor. There’s also a contest for goose callers.
* Watch the magic of Dutch-oven cooking at the World Championship Cook-off, with final teams chosen on Thursday and Friday for Saturday’s big event. On Sunday, ISE is proud to present the Chef’s Challenge, hosted by Terryl and Clyde Miller, former world champion cooks.

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