The 20th Annual Yankee Sportsman’s Classic Show Celebrate Vermont’s Hunting and Fishing Heritage

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The 20th Annual Yankee Sportsman’s Classic Show, sponsored by NBT Bank and Myers Containers, will be held at the Robert E. Miller Expo Center in Essex Junction, Vermont. The three day, 100,000 square foot event brings together 15,000 sportsmen, women and their families from all over, to celebrate Vermont’s hunting and fishing heritage.

During this long weekend, attend free seminars, check out the latest gear, boats, trucks, ATVs, take advantage of show specials, talk with wildlife and fisheries experts, and book the hunting or fishing adventure of a lifetime. The kids can visit the Talons Birds of Prey Experience and the Rainforest Reptile Show, try their luck at the catch, and release trout pond, take part in the kids archery shoot, BB gun shoot and casting competition or climb the 20ft rock wall. Feel the laughter at the Bassmeister’s Fishing for Laughs Comedy Show. With nearly 175 exhibitors, there is something for everyone.

With over 50 free seminars, you’re sure to have a great time.. Whitetail hunting will be presented by nationally acclaimed hunters such as The Benoit Brothers, Hal Blood, Scott Kirkpatrick, Ken Hammel, Dave Hentosh, and others. Expert gun dog trainer Alec Sparks, BWB bear hunting Prostaff, Professional Bass Angler Curt (The Bassmeister) Strutz, famed Quaker Boy Turkey caller Joe Judd, top predator hunter Dick Drysdale, Fishing gurus Dave Genz, Jamie Vladyka, Bob Howe and Scott Brauer among others will all be on hand to share their secrets. Show off your skills at the NWTF turkey calling competition, Saturday of the show at 10 AM and get answers to your questions at the Celebrity Whitetail Symposium starting at 2PM Saturday.

With one in five Vermonters taking to the fields and streams and spending $258 million annually, hunting and fishing is very important to Vermont’s culture and the rural economy. Gather your family and friends and come be a part of the celebration. Show times are Friday Noon – 8PM, Saturday: 9AM – 7PM and Sunday 9AM – 5PM. For more information visit yankeeclassic.net or call 802-238-7501.

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