Virtual outdoor show? It's a real thing

The North American Sportsman Show is a free, online “exposition” featuring just about anything you might find at an actual sportsman’s show, minus the convention center corn dogs and the $20 parking bill.

It is “show season” after all, with expos, fly tying shows, fishing shows, boat shows, RV shows and the like hitting expo centers all across the country. Through the online interface, visitors can move about the virtual “expo hall,” download catalogs and purchase everything from boats to tackle to fishing and hunting adventures. There’s also a “Wildlife Art Hall” where visitors can sort through prints and photographs and order pieces for eventual delivery.

And, no, the show didn’t forget about conservation. Trout Unlimited, along with other conservation groups, is represented in the “Conservation Hall.”

If you haven’t had the chance to get out, or if the winter weather is keeping you cooped up, the North American Sportsman Show is a great way to get your fix without leaving the recliner by the fire.

— TU Staff

By Chris Hunt.