Department is expanding efforts at upcoming ISE outdoor show

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February 2nd, 2009

Department is expanding efforts at upcoming ISE outdoor show
Invest in your family and reconnect with the outdoors at ISE

The Arizona Game and Fish Department is expanding its presence at the ever-popular International Sportsmen’s Expo (ISE) Feb. 27-March 1 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale.

“This terrific outdoor show just gets better and better each year, which challenges us in a good way to enhance the department’s participation,” said Ty Gray, an assistant director with the Arizona Game and Fish Department.

Once again this year, the Game and Fish Department is operating the Youth Outdoor Sports Fair at ISE, with a kids fishing tank, live wildlife, wildlife assets auction, BB-gun trailer plus many other interesting booths and activities for the whole family.

“In a way, we are kind of overflowing to outside the stadium. For this year’s outdoor show we are moving our increasingly popular introductory archery classes outside the stadium but near the Youth Outdoors area so we can handle even more participants. In that same outdoor area, we will also have our boating and off-highway vehicle experts available,” Gray said.

Gray said that even though economic times are tough, or possibly because of it, it appears that more and more families are looking to enhance their quality of life by re-connecting with the outdoors.

“It could be that tough economic times make us re-think what is really most important, such as family, friends and outdoor pursuits,” Gray said. “With our lakes almost full and our diverse habitats in the state responding to abundant winter precipitation so far, there is no better time for families to re-invest in that valuable outdoor connection.”

In addition to the Youth Outdoor Fair, this year’s 9th annual ISE will once again fill the University of Phoenix Stadium with fishing, hunting and outdoor products and destination experts.

You can also increase the show’s value even more by attending seminars, getting personal lessons from expert instructors, entering a contest, and bringing the kids to the Youth Outdoor Sports Fair.

Don’t miss this valuable opportunity to celebrate the outdoors with family and friends, capture show-priced bargains, and meet face-to-face with guides and lodge owners from nearby and around the world. ISE Phoenix has it all, including:

  • Freshwater and saltwater rods, reels and gear.
  • ATVs, Sport-fishing boats and kayaks.
  • Fly-fishing equipment, try-out areas and instruction.
  • Weekend getaway adventures and dream vacations to fishing and hunting destinations.
  • Fishing guides and hunting outfitters.

One Response to “Department is expanding efforts at upcoming ISE outdoor show”

  1. I’m looking forward to the I.S.E. show. I have a couple of questions to be answered. They have to do with the hunting in this state.

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