Adirondack Outdoorsman Show set for Johnstown

JOHNSTOWN – The 15th annual Adirondack Outdoorsman Show will take place at the Johnstown Moose Club (109 South Comrie Ave./Route 30A on Feb. 8 and 9.

The show will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Feb. 8 and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Feb. 9.

The show 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.

“Featured Guests” will include the New York States ‘First Family of Deer Hunting — the Salerno Brothers,’ as well as book authors Dan Wos and Robert Elinskas. Wos is a nationally recognized second Amendment advocate who is a contributing writer for many publications and appears on national radio stations across the country.

He is the author of the “Good Guy Bad Gun” book series and will be at the show unveiling his newest book titled “Exposing Anti-Gun Politics.” Elinskas, the author of nine books related to Adirondack Hunting, returns with his newest book titled “Adirondack Clubs and Camps.”

This book features a chapter on the ‘Ridge Runners Camp’ that is located in Bleecker.

In addition, the Salerno Brothers will be showing off their unique display of the 200-plus pound Adirondack Whitetails they have shot in New York’s north-country.

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 on hand throughout the weekend discussing outdoor and hunting/fishing subjects 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 the 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 16-and-younger.

For more information on the event and featured guests, go to www.adkshow.com or contact Mike Hauser at (518) 725-5565 or e-mail him at mhauser@frontiernet.net.

2020 Featured Guest Biographies

Dan Wos — second amendment/gun rights author

Dan Wos is a nationally-recognized second amendment advocate and Author of the “Good Gun Bad Guy” Series. He speaks at events, is a contributing writer for many publications and can be found on radio stations across the country.

Wos has been a guest on the Sean Hannity Show, Armed American Radio, NRATV and several others.

Speaking on behalf of gun-rights, Wos exposes the strategies of the anti-gun crowd and explains their mission to disarm law-abiding American gun-owners. Wos recently launched the third book in the series called ” Exposing Anti-Gun Politics.”

He will be at the event both days and will have copies of all three books from the series available for sale and autographing.

Robert Elinskas — hunting author

Robert Elinskas has spent over half a century hunting the Adirondacks, and telling great tales of the Adirondacks by writing books.

Past works include; A Deer Hunters History Book/Hunting Central NY Whitetails and Other Wild Adventures/The Old Days in the Adirondacks & On Tug Hill/Adirondack Camps and Hunts/Adirondack Hunters and Trappers/In The Woods With Adirondack Sportsmen/A Taste Of Wild Alaska/and In Camp With Adirondack Hunters. Elinskas recently released a ninth book called ” Adirondack Clubs and Camps.” This work records the history and adventures of a dozen Adirondack camps, including the “Ridge Runners Camp” that is located just north of the event site in Bleecker.

Elinskas will be on hand for both days of the event with copies of all nine of his works available for sale and signing.

There may even be a member (or two) of the ” Ridge Runners” hanging out by his booth during the event.

The Salerno brothers

New York State’s first family of deer hunting

When people talk about the Adirondack Mountains and Deer Hunting, one name becomes obvious -The Salerno Brothers. Pat and Tony Salerno have been hunting the rugged Adirondack Mountains since knee-high to their dad Pat Salerno Sr. who taught them the art of still hunting, an art they call their own due to the tremendous success they have achieved by taking some of the biggest bucks of the Adirondacks. North American Whitetail Magazine had this to say about the brothers, ” years of experience have placed the brothers among the premier trackers in the Adirondacks and it’s because no two hunters will make the effort and sacrifice to hunt the way they do.” Look for the brothers on PBS Television and Fox 44’s outdoor hunting show ” The Outfitter”.

Maybe one of the Adirondacks’ best kept secrets, the Salerno family, has been taking big bucks from the Adirondack Mountains since the late 1940’s. 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.

The Salerno Brothers will be at our event the entire weekend, showing off their unique display of the 200-plus pound Adirondack Whitetails they have shot in New York’s north-country. They will also have copies of their Video; ” How to Hunt Trophy Whitetails of the Adirondacks” available for sale and signing.

To learn more about this dynamic deer hunting family, visit www.salernobrothers.com


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