The Salt Lake Sportsmen's Show is currently underway at the Salt Palace.
Features at this year's show include:- Exhibits from 21 states and six Canadian provinces, all centered around the latest fishing, hunting and camping information.
- Special clinics on upland game bird hunting, bugling for elk, deer hunting, calling ducks and geese, and other outdoor topics.
- A trout pond where children will be able to catch and keep up to two trout. Last year children caught nearly 17,000 pounds of trout during the four-day show.
- Indoor sporting dog field trial demonstrations will be held hourly each day.
- Two live buffalo from a ranch in South Jordan will be on exhibit.
- A large pool set up for practice scuba dives.
- A duck calling contest for youngsters 16 and under.
- A fly-tying theater where experts will put on hourly demonstrations under the view of video cameras and monitors.
- And a series of clinics and seminars on a variety of outdoor topics, including fly casting, animal calling, bow hunting and Dutch oven cooking.
The show will run through Sunday. Hours are 2 to 10 p.m. Thursday; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Admission is $6 for adults, $4 for youngsters 6 to 16, with those under 6 free.
A highlight of the show will be the invitation of 330 students from Salt Lake middle schools to take a short course on fishing at the indoor trout pound, and hear a message on the "Get Hooked on Fishing, Not on Drugs" program.