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By John Kruse
For The Sentinel 

The Washington Outdoors Report

 

January 8, 2020

CUSTOM MADE: Carl Mendenhall makes custom firearms for hunters and exhibits at sportsmen shows.

The new year marks the kick-off to sportsmen's show season in the Pacific Northwest, and there is no shortage of them in the Evergreen State. The shows have evolved over the years. It used to be crowds went there to book trips with the outfitters, guides, resorts and lodges who are exhibitors. Another reason: to get great deals from retailers along with boat and RV dealers who all have significant "show pricing" discounts.

These things are still true, but today, many people go to sportsmen's shows to learn or to take the family out for a fun day where the outdoors comes indoors! When it comes to the kids, there's a lot more than trout ponds at most of these shows. Many of them have multip...



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