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ISE show coming up

By John Higley
12/30/14 -- Here we go again. Winter is upon us and the annual sports shows are about to begin. These are the shows that entice hunters, anglers and others to wander the aisles daydreaming about new stuff to buy and trips to take to exotic places in search of fins, feathers, antlers and horns.

John Higley talking about turkey hunting in the Adventure Theater at the ISE show.
Yours truly talking about turkey hunting in the Adventure Theater at the ISE show. This is something I’ve done for many years.

Get out your credit cards kids.

The first major show of the year in California is the International Sportsman’s Exposition (ISE) at Cal-Expo in Sacramento. It starts on Thursday January 8 and runs through Sunday the eleventh. The show’s exhibitors include manufacturers of everything from boats to fishing tackle and most everything else you need for hunting and fishing. Many of the booths will be manned by guides and outfitters from western states including Alaska. Some booths will feature fishing and hunting trips to other far away places such as Africa and South America.

Redding resident Parrey Cremeans talks about wild game cookery with Wild Eats’ John McGannon at the ISE show.

Redding resident Parrey Cremeans talks about wild game cookery with Wild Eats’ John McGannon at the ISE show.

Fishing and hunting seminars, which take place in several locations, are also part of the show. As a matter of fact, I’ll be speaking on turkey hunting in the RMEF Adventure Theater on Thursday at 4:30 and Friday at 12:30. If you come to either of the presentations let me know you saw this message online. Also, drop by the My Outdoor Buddy booth (#3438) in the Fishing Pavilion.

The ISE show is attended by thousands of hunters, anglers and all around outdoors men and women

The ISE show is attended by thousands of hunters, anglers and all around outdoors men and women.

Hours for the show are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Hope to see you there.

Author and writer John Higley is a resident of Palo Cedro, CA. His articles have appeared in Outdoor California and other fishing and hunting journals. He is the author of two books: “Hunting Wild Turkeys In the West” and “Hunting Blacktail Deer.”

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