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International Sportsmen's Exposition (ISE) - Sacramento

ISE Sacramento 2014 is just a few days away
ISE Sacramento 2014 is just a few days away
Courtesy of ISE

International Sportsmen's Exposition


Everything you ever imagined. And more!

Yes, if you don't fish or hunt you might think the annual ISE isn't for you. Yes, if you're squeemish about trophy mounted fish and game you might think the same. My first time at ISE Sacramento it took some time to adjust; then discovered that ISE had many things of interest for an outdoor enthusiast. Not only that, but I ran into many friends from around the state and beyond.

Wear your comfy walking/running shoes. There’s a lot of ground to cover. More than 600 exhibitors. Plus, hands-on special features, contests, 200+ free seminars and demonstrations spread throughout the show's five huge buildings. Displays of bass and sportfishing boats. Guides, outfitters from around the West, Canada, and Mexico. Six hours of fly-tying demonstrations.

For fun, how about Beer Buddy Hoodies and Dog Day Spice Rub? Discover Klamath, Oregon, Hotel Beuna Vista Beach Resort, Convict Lake Resort and David Walley’s for fabulous recreation getaways! Now that’s not so scary. The list goes on: Legacy Forged Millwork & Doors,Tailhunter Restaurant, Zipline Rentals, and Sugar Barge RV Resort & Marina. Is your interest piqued?

Among the many activities there's also a Youth Fair presented by California Inland Fisheries Foundation, California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways. Introduce your kids to the outdoors with interactive and hands-on experiences. The youth fair opens Friday afternoon and continues through the weekend. Everything in the Youth Fair is free, from 18 different organizations. Plus, a rock-climbing wall.

International Sportsmen's Exposition
Cal Expo, State Fairgrounds
1600 Exposition Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95815
January 9 - 12, 2014
Thursday - 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday - 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday - 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sunday - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Adults: $15.00: Children, 15 and under, are free with a paid adult.
Pick-up $2.00 discount at area retailers.