Sacandaga Sportsmen’s Day 2017

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The area’s most informative day for local hunters, fishermen and outdoors lovers is just around the corner. The eighth-annual Sacandaga Sportsmen’s Day is set for Jan. 7, 2017.

Registration begins at 9:45 a.m., when vendors, displays and refreshments will be available. The day includes seminars, the all-you-can-eat Sportsmen’s Buffet featuring commercially raised game meats, and door prizes, including several firearms. The cost is still just $20. Tickets will be available at the door.

The guest speaker is Brian Holloway of Non-Typical Ministries. Brian is a pro staff member for Realtree, whose hunts are filmed for Realtree Outdoors TV and the Realtree Monster Bucks DVDs, as well as a pro staff member for Stratos Boats. He tours and fishes on the Professional Anglers Association and Bass tournament trails. He is the pastor of Timberlake Church in Johnson City, Tenn.

Seminars are scheduled to included:

• Trapping, with local trapper John Sawyer.

• Adirondack deer hunting, with hunter and author Todd Mead
• Fishing deep for cheap, with fishermen Roger and Melanie Houck.
• Moose in the Adirondacks, with state Department of Environmental Conservation biologist Melissa Neely.
• Ice fishing techniques and strategies, with guide Steve George.
• Backyard wildlife, with retired DEC officer and outdoors columnist Bob Henke.
• Tickling trout with a fly, with Paul Tremblay.

• DEC rules and regulations, with conservation officer Shane Manns.

The all-you-can-eat game buffet menu will include Utica-style pheasant riggies, wild boar goulash, New England-style perch chowder, and other dishes made with rabbit, duck, elk and bison. The meats are supplied by Fossil Farms of New Jersey.

For more information, email the office or call (518) 883-3713.

For a photo gallery from last year’s event, please click here.