Dodge Truck Northeast Fishing & Hunting Expo Feb. 13-15, 2009 at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford

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For Immediate Release
January 16, 2009

Dodge Truck Northeast Fishing & Hunting Expo Feb. 13-15, 2009 at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford

NESN, ESPN 2 and World Fishing Network’s “Mad Fisherman” Charlie Moore and Many Others Experts

HARTFORD, CT – January 16, 2009 – The 12th annual Dodge Truck Northeast Fishing & Hunting Expo is coming Friday, February 13 through Sunday, February 15, 2009 to the Connecticut Convention Center on 100 Columbus Ave. in Hartford, Conn.

The 2009 Expo features hundreds of booths showcasing the latest products for both fishing and hunting enthusiasts, and is designed as a great outing for the entire family. More than 70 hours of seminars from nationally known fishermen and hunting experts are included in the cost of admission. The full schedule and more information can be viewed at

Expert Fishing presenters include: NESN, ESPN 2 and World Fishing Network’s “Mad Fisherman” Charlie Moore; Fly-fishing expert Dave Brandt; Robert Mead; Tom Baltz; Capt. Rich Tenreiro of TV’s Northeast Angling; Capt. Bill Brown; Al Gag; Capt. Lynn Smith; Capt. Jim White; Capt. Blaine Anderson; Marla Blair; Bruce Marino; videographer Mike Laptew; Capt. John Planeta; and Capt. Bruce Millar.

Expert Hunting presenters include: Kate and Peter Fiduccia a/k/a The Deer Doctor, host of Outdoor Channel’s “Wood n’ Water” series; Del DelMastro; and Hal Blood.

“Attendees will discover the newest fishing, hunting and outdoor equipment by some of the top manufacturers and can purchase a variety of products,” explains Event Organizer Kristie Gonsalves of North East Expos, Inc. “They can meet charter boat captains, check out new models of fishing boats, watch shows about falconry, raptor biology and conservation featuring live owls, hawks and falcons at ‘Talons! A Bird of Prey Experience’, enjoy the Northeast Big Buck Club’s Score Your Rack exhibit, view one of the world’s largest antlers at ‘Odie Sudbeck’s Awesome Antler Collection’, pan for gemstones, and see many demonstrations on fly casting, fly tying and archery.”

Hands-on activities include: skill testing on a fishing simulator, fishing at a Catch & Release Trout Pond – if you catch a tagged fish, you win a Shakespeare rod and reel, a Laser Shooting Range, and Kids’ Bass Casting Competition sponsored by the Connecticut Bass Federation Booth. On Saturday and Sunday, the Sagittarian Archery School will offer free Archery Lessons.

“Dodge Truck Northeast Fishing & Hunting Expo” at the Connecticut Convention Center, 100 Columbus Blvd. in Hartford, Conn. (Exit 29A off Interstate 91, take Columbus Blvd. Exit and Convention Center is on your right).

Hours: Friday, February 13 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, February 14 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, February 15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission: $10 adults; $2 for Children 6 to 12; and Free for children age 5 and under. Admission Payment by Cash Only.

This event is sponsored by Dodge Truck and the Coalition of Connecticut Sportsmen. Media sponsors are On the Water magazine, WFSB Channel 3, and Country 92.5 WWYZ.

For more information, including schedule of free seminars and events and driving directions, contact North East Expos, Inc. at (860) 844-8461 or visit