Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Elmwood All Outdoors Show

I am only going to be attending one outdoors show this year. Over the last couple years I have traveled the midwest during the winter months setting up booths at various shows and attending all kinds of seminars and workshops. This winter I decided that I am gonna save those advertising funds and expenses of traveling and focus my time close to home just simply taking people fishing, snapping lots of photos and video, and basically just focusing on everything that we already have set up for 2010.

The plan of attack has been working out really good so far. Somehow though I got sucked into doing a show coming up in the first week of March, but I am actually looking forward to it this time. It is real close to home and is going to be alot of fun. Justin and I are setting up a 5,000 gallon indoor pond and are going to be stocking it with rainbow trout and working with the DNR to bring in various other species of large fish. We have lots of volunteers lined up to help run the 'fishing pond' so I will just be hanging close by and talking to whoever wants to come talk about fish, ponds, weeds, aerators, fishing, hunting, politics or really anything.

Along with the Fishing Pond, I will have a simple Herman Brothers Pond Management booth with some literature and a bowl of candy. Also will have a Hooked On Fishing Park booth and my good friend Michael Lutes with Illinois Land Company will have a booth as well. Plus, this is an all outdoors show, so everything is fishing, hunting, camping, or whatever else you do outside. There wont be any siding booths, or shamwows, or any other gimick stuff.

Anyhow, stop on by and say HI! here is some more info about the show:

True outdoor show returns to the Peoria area
New Elmwood AllOutdoors Show is March 6-7 in Elmwood

ELMWOOD – Hunters and anglers will be happy to learn a true outdoors show is returning to the Peoria-Canton-Galesburg area on March 6-7. The focus of the Elmwood AllOutdoors Show is fishing, hunting and the great outdoors. This new event will be held in Elmwood High School on Saturday, March 6 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and Sunday, March 7 (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.). Admission is $5 for adults and free for youngsters 13 and under. Parking is free. Food and drink will be sold.

More than 90 booths are expected and will feature a wide variety of outdoors-related products and services. Visit to see an updated list of vendors. In addition to those fine vendors, other highlights of the show include:

►A Big Buck Contest. For $10 hunters get two show passes and can have their trophy bucks measured by certified Boone and Crockett Club and Pope and Young Club measurers. Deer will be displayed and five top entries will win plaques. There will also be a random drawing for prizes among all who enter deer. So you don’t need the biggest buck to go home a winner.

►A fishing pond for youngsters, courtesy of Herman Brothers Pond Management and the Elmwood Community Foundation. For $3 kids get 5 minutes of fun fishing for trout, giant blue catfish sunfish and other species. If you catch a trout we will clean and vacuum pack the fish so you can take it home for dinner for an additional $2. Prizes will also be awarded for top catches.

►An archery range for youngsters courtesy of the Illinois Bowfishers.

►Seminars from Frank Hyla of the Time on the Water TV show, bass angler Terry Brown of, crappie guides Todd Gessner and Steve Welch, turkey hunter Jerry Nicholson, trophy deer hunter Marc Anthony, DNR fisheries biologists Wayne Herndon, Rob Hilsabeck and Ken Russell, strip-mine bass experts Ron Boyer and Larry Dozard, catfish guide Matt Jones and food-plot expert Phil DeJarnatt.

►A raffle for a unique $2,400 Twin Troller two-man fishing boat, plus many other items. Door prizes will also be awarded throughout the show.

Show sponsors are Farmers State Bank, Country Financial, Elmwood Insurance Agency, Inc., Brimfield Area Men's Club, Camille’s of Canton, Farm Care Realty, Hoss's Hawg Bait, Herman Brothers Pond Management, the Elmwood Community Foundation, Peoria Disposal Co.,, Time on the Water Outdoors and Larry's Fishing Hole.

All proceeds benefit the athletic programs and the students of Elmwood High School. For more information about the show visit, e-mail or call Jeff Lampe at (309) 231-6040.

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