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Annual Adirondack Outdoorsman Show 2/8-2/9
Feb 5, 2020 08:56 ET

(Reprinted from above link)

JOHNSTOWN –The popular Adirondack Outdoorsman Show hits a milestone this year with the 15th annual event on Saturday and Sunday at the Johnstown Moose Club, 109 S. Comrie Ave.

According to show organizer Mike Hauser, this year’s show will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Moose Home.

A news release states this year’s event will be geared towards the “tastes” of hunters, fisherman and outdoors enthusiasts, with exhibits containing items for sale pertaining to: hunting and fishing gear/supplies, guns, archery, trapping, camping, hiking, snow shoeing, guides and charter services, taxidermy, collectable knives, and antique hunting and fishing gear.

“In keeping with our great tradition of bringing you the industry experts, we are once again very proud of the ‘featured guests’ who will be on hand to meet/greet/interact with all of our attendees this year, the release says.

Featured guests this year will include the Salerno Brothers — New York state’s “First Family of Deer Hunting” — as well as authors Dan Wos and Robert Elinskas.

The Salerno Brothers will be showing off their unique display of the 200 plus pound Adirondack Whitetails they have shot in New York state’s North Country.

Maybe one of the Adirondacks’ best kept secrets, the Salerno family, has been taking big bucks from the Adirondack Mountains since the late 1940s. Each Salerno has successfully taken a buck weighing more than 200 pounds and some as much as 232 pounds dressed. The consistent harvesting of large bucks has always been a tradition for this Adirondack family.

Some of the Salerno hunting skills and tactics have been featured in the Northeast Big Buck Club and New York Game and Fish Magazine. Many publications and television shows refer to them as “New York State’s First Family of Deer Hunting” — a title they modestly accept despite their incredible feats. When the Salernos are asked how they achieve such success, the answer is always the same, “It’s the old fashion way, we earn it.” The consistent harvesting of large bucks has always been a tradition for this Adirondack family.

Wos is a nationally-recognized Second Amendment advocate, and contributing writer for many publications who appears on national radio stations across the country. He is the author of the book series, “Good Guy Bad Gun,” and will be at the Adirondack Outdoorsman Show unveiling his newest book, “Exposing Anti-Gun Politics.”

Elinskas is the author of nine books related to Adirondack hunting and returns with his newest book, “Adirondack Clubs and Camps.” The book features a chapter on the Ridge Runners Camp located in Bleecker.

All three featured guests will have copies of their books and hunting videos available for purchase. In addition, many other authors and industry experts are scheduled to be present through the weekend discussing the outdoors and hunting fishing with attendees.

Attendees are also encouraged to bring in their old fishing lures and antique outdoor equipment for a free appraisal by “Johnny Appleseed Antiques.” In conjunction with this year’s show, the “Take Me Fishing & Hunting Raffle” will be taking place with the prizes consisting of guided fishing and hunting trips with professional guides throughout New York state.

Door prizes of gear and equipment will be given away throughout the weekend.

Admission to the event is $5 for adults and $1 for children under 16.

For more information on the event and featured guests, go to; or contact Mike Hauser at (518) 725-5565, or