Skip to comments.NRA runs it, but new outdoors show features much more than just guns
Posted on 02/08/2014 9:00:27 PM PST by smokingfrog
That lousy groundhog has doomed us all.
As much as I'd love to write about the top groundhog-hunting techniques, the hunting pressure would just force the meteorological marmot underground and doom us to an even longer, colder winter.
Even if you wanted to brave the cold and the snow to get in the woods this week, there were days when it was downright dangerous. After weeks like this, I don't need to tell you it's been a harsh winter. That's bad news for the area's outdoors enthusiasts, but great news for the folks behind the Great American Outdoor Show, which is taking place in Harrisburg this week and runs through Sunday.
You may recall the fierce debate that erupted just over a year ago. The Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show was the largest expo of its kind. Folks flocked from all over the world to attend. But then its organizers banned the display or sale of so-called assault rifles. Scores of top vendors and countless attendees abandoned the event. Eventually it was canceled and the company that hosted the show decided to permanently cancel it.
This year, the National Rifle Association has stepped in. The pro-gun group now provides the area's sportsmen with one of the biggest offerings on the continent. The nine-day expo is packed with seminars, celebrity appearances, vendors, outfitters and, of course, plenty of gun displays.
(Excerpt) Read more at yorkdispatch.com ...
The last day is tomorrow.
Old coot like me gets both York papers delivered daily.
Oh good, you could go to the Great American Outdoor Show tomorrow and give us a first person dispatch.
Man we got nailed by ice Wednesday, most of us are still recovering.
I was passing through York one time and got a great sandwich at Isaac’s...wish they would open a place down here in Virginia.
Attendees never had a chance to abandon the event. So many vendors pulled out that the event was canceled last year.
Listening to Cam and Co. on NRA News, people are saying that the quality of the vendors are way up, and the "flea market" feel is gone.
I’ll give you one. We took the boys in our Trail Life USA Troop last week. All had a great time. hundreds of vendors offering many hunting and fishing related things. All kinds of guide services were there from local, to national to African safari’s. Lots and lots of guns and knives too. It was well worth going.
This is the same show that was canceled last year, isn’t that correct? If your an ole patriot, I guess I’m one too then and I don’t get either of the papers. lol
Hey, their tomato soup is really good also, just saying. Next time I go in, I’ll get a bowl for you.
Tomato soup! I think that’s what I had with it...now I’ve got to find an excuse to drive up there. Let’s see, maybe Cabela’s and the Pinnacle Ridge Winery in Kutztown. Saw it from the Interstate once and went in for a tasting. Good wine.
Sounds like fun.
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