With the way the economy is today, any outdoorsman cannot afford to miss the outdoor shows in your area. Usually these shows take place in larger cities throughout the country. But they are also held in smaller areas as well.
If you get online and type in outdoor shows in your state there will usually be quite a few that pop up. These shows are also a great alternative to spending a lot of money on expensive vacations. There is usually something there for everyone in the family. There are seminars for the novice hunters as well as the seasoned veterans. These seminars are a great thing to take your children to and even your wife, to get them started in hunting.
There are cooking products, every hunting product you can think of, camping items, hunting videos, all kinds of hunting clothing and apparel, even automobiles. The great thing is most of these products are discounted far below than what you would pay at a store. I have bought many supplies at these shows for up to 80% off of retail.
At a lot of these shows you can even show off your trophy or trophies that you have taken over the years. Usually you can enter them in the trophy contest and your admission to the show is your entrance fee into the contest which is actually much cheaper than what you would pay. Plus you get to see all the other contest entries people bring in. These shows are a gold mine of information and they can also save you a lot of money at the register. So get your whole family out there and don't miss them!