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Olean Rec Sports Show Jan. 17-18

Whether coming off the big game season, enjoying winter sports, gearing up for spring fishing or looking to spend a fun day with family, everyone will enjoy the sixth annual Greater Olean Area Outdoor & Rec Sports Show. It brings the whole of great outdoors under one roof!  The Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce (GOACC)  is hosting the show at the Good Times of Olean Events Center, 800 East State Street, Saturday, Jan. 17, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, Jan. 18, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Exhibits will include camping, paddle sports, hiking, cycling, all-terrain vehicles, hunting, snow and water-skiing, snowmobiling, bird watching, fishing, and more!

CUTCO Cutlery Corporation, Ka-Bar Knives, Ron’s Gun Shop, Premo Limo, Leisure Time Powersports, Country Squirrel Outfitters, and Microtel Inn & Suites of Olean, WPIG-FM and Colonial Media & Entertainment have signed on as show sponsors.

Forty-eight vendors that have signed up to date include: Adventure Calls Outfitters, Air Ivanhoe, Allegany / Cattaraugus County Pistol Clerk, Allegany Mountain Resort, Allegheny National Fish Hatchery USFWS, Bendigo, Elk, & Kinzua Bridge State Parks, Bobcat of Kane, Braymiller Builders, Broad Horizons Guide, Burning Asphalt/Twisted Vine Gardens, Cast Away Fish Charter, Catt Co. Tourism, Cattaraugus County Scope, Chuck’s Creation, Colonial Media & Entertainment, Corydon Township Vol. Fire Dept., Country Squirrel Outfitters, Cutco KA-BAR Visitor Center, Duke’s Honey / Outdoor Writing, Eagle Dream Rehab Center, Ench Mtn Chap. National Wild Turkey Federation, Foxy’s Knives, Future Forest Consulting, Inc., Glarob Blade, Inc., Gourmet Creations by Kim, GT Hydrographics, Hy-Haven Criations, J&D Scuba Shop, Jim Coast Sales, JP Anderson Jerky, KR Communications, Leisure Time Powersports, Lester’s Shoe Fly, Luckless Clothing, Microtel Inn & Suites, MIDA, Olean Times Herald, Pacific Mountain Farms, Premo Limo, Red Barn Gun Shop, Reloaders Anonymous, Rod Crafting, Sister Act, Spectacular Sports, Stretch Bottle Art, The Call Outdoors, The Woods at Bear Creek, Troop/Pack 621 of Olean, and WPIG-FM.

Entertainment will be provided by The Call Outdoors. Representatives will discuss some of the biggest mistakes they have made in the woods and will show how to avoid repeating them. They will include many tips from scouting to harvesting and will also show some misses they have caught on film, as well as take guests through all the calls of the wild turkey.

Country Squirrel Outfitters from Ridgway, Penn. will be the show’s official outfitter. They will bring kayaks, bicycles, hiking supplies, snowshoes and cross country skis, as well as hunting accessories.

Leisure Time Powersports of Limestone will be the show’s official snowmobile vendor. They will bring their product lines of snowmobiles and ATVs and accessories, and give show goers the opportunity to demo their snowmobiles (weather pending) and ATVs.

The Cattaraugus County Pistol Clerk will be on the floor both days.

The GOACC is hosting a raffle during tthe show. The raffle includes a chance to win one of three prizes: grad prize— Savage M-11 7mm-08 Trophy-XP with Nikon 3-9X40 Scope (retail value $595); second prize — Emotion Glide Recreational Kayak, the 9’7” orange featherweight polyethylene hull construction kayak is winner of the 2010 Outside magazine “Gear of the Year” award (retail value $569.990: additional prizes—KA-BAR Zombie Swabbie (retail value $172.12); KA-BAR Becker Crewman (retail value $127.52); KA-BAR USMC Utility Knife (retail value $107.77); Gut Hook Hunting Knife (retail value $107.00).  Tickets are $5 each or five for $20 with a limit of 500 tickets.  The drawing will be held Jan. 18.  Tickets can be purchased now at the GOACC and at the show in January.

Admission to the show is $3 adults and $2 students/seniors.  Children 12 and under are free with an adult.

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