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The 2016 Springfield Sportsmen’s Show

The Springfield Sportsmen's Show is undisputedly the largest “pure” sportsmen’s show in the Northeast! This mega sporting event takes place on February 19-21, 2016 at the Eastern States Exposition, home of the “BIG E,” West Springfield, Massachusetts. The show includes the best of hunting, fishing, boating and adventure recreation that the outdoor world has to offer all bundled together in one great event.  You’ll find everything you need for your next trip!


People from all over the Northeast love the Springfield Sportsmen's Show, because it is loaded with great show features including educational hunting seminars, fishing seminars, and fun exhibits like our big casting pool, the retrieving pool, and the giant fresh water fish aquarium! 

Sun Africa SafarisThe new 2016 show contract has been posted and exhibitors are already booking their space for our 33rd season of this amazing show!

Each year we have a great line up of exhibitors showcasing their products and services for outdoor enthusiasts from all over and this year will be no exception.  Just take a look at our featured exhibitor who will be coming all the way from South Africa.  Sun Africa Safaris provides the ultimate adventure for big game hunters from around the world.



While we’re working on the upcoming show, feel free to check out our content from last year’s show.


All of the information below is from the 2015 Springfield Sportsmen’s Show


Entertainment Hall

This year the Stroh Building will be setup as our Great Outdoor Entertainment Hall.  As you explore our show website, look for the compas and it will guide you to all of the fun events taking place in the hall.  This all new special feature of the Sportsmen's Show will be jam packed with fun and educational features for the whole family.  From educational sporting seminars to live action events; the hall has it all!  Check out the Great Outdoor Entertainment Hall now and find out more about this exciting new venue at the show.


Inside the Stroh building you can see the Talons! A Bird of Prey Experience.  This unique opportunity lets you see a wide variety of raptors up close in an exciting and educational exhibit which is overseen by Lorrie Schumacher.  Learn about falconry and the many types of birds of prey including eagles, hawks, falcons and owls.  This is a wonderful opportunity for the whole family to learn about a part of nature that is fascinating, but rarely seen.

Radical Hunter Dick Scorzafava

Dick Scorzafava

The Radical HunterWorld renowned big game hunter and TV star, Dick Scorzafava will arrive at the Springfield Sportsmen’s Show to present his well known Radical Hunting Success Seminar, sign books for his many fans and of course giveaway thousands of dollars worth of hunting gear in Dick’s Big Gear Giveaway!

Dick Scorzafava is “The Radical Hunter.”  Known throughout the industry as an expert in the field, Dick has three books to his name, Radial BowhunterRadical Bear Hunter, and Spies in the Deer Woods!” 

Although Dick is a prolific author and conducts over 75 seminars throughout the country, it’s his amazing skill in the field that has built his reputation as a master outdoorsman.

It is this reputation that allows Dick to giveaway thousands of dollars in hunting gear in his Big Gear Giveaway thanks to his extensive list of sponsors.  Come and learn from “The Radical Hunter!”


Captain Ralph Wilkins

We are excited to announce our special guest of this years Sportsmen’s Show, non other than Captain Ralph Wilkins! 

Fishing enthusiasts, reality TV fans, and sportsmen and women alike will be thrilled to meet this well known local New England fisherman.  Captain Wilkins was made famous while working on his boat, the Odysea.  He was part of the original cast of the extremely popular National Geographic TV show aptly named, “Wicked Tuna!” 

Come meet this Bluefin expert in person and learn all about deep sea fishing.  Captain Wilkins has a ton of knowledge to share which he gainned out on New England’s open sea waters.

Be sure to ask the Captain about some of his record catches like the 1,048 pounder in got in 2009.


Big Buck DisplayBig Buck DisplayThe Northeast Big Buck Display

One of the special features of the show is the Big Buck Display.  This is a remarkable display put on by the Northeast Big Buck Club can be found in our all new Outdoor Entertainment Hall.

The Big Buck Club is a non-profit organization dedicated to  Northeast hunters and outdoorsmen. 

Each year hundreds of volunteers measure trophy bucks from MA, CT, VT, RI, ME, NH, NY and PA.

Come and see their amazing display of trophy winning racks.


Captain Bill BrownCaptain Bill BrownCaptain Bill 'Ironman' Brown

Captain Bill Brown returns to the Springfield Sportsmen’s Show!  We are excited to announce the return of the Ironman! When it comes to offshore success, Captain Bill is at the top of the charts.  His special fishing seminars are always in high demand and well attended.  We are thrilled to have him on-board and look forward to seeing him down at the show.

If you want to crank up your level of success on salt water, Captain Bill is the guy to see. 

He is an acknowledged expert for both inshore and, especially, offshore angling where his ability to capture big sharks is legendary!

If you love the thrill of catching record breaking fish, you need to meet Captain Bill Brown

His clients presently hold six State Gamefish Records, including the 506 pound Thresher Shark that won the 2003 Oak Bluffs (MV) Monster Shark Tournament and set a new MA State Record for that species.

You may have seen him on NESN, VERSUS, and ESPN's 'Madfin' series, but now you can meet him in person!  Come down to the show and learn from this fishing expert.

RansThomasRans Thomas

Cabela's will be sponsoring one of the nations most knowledgeable wildlife managers Rans Thomas. Stop by the Cabela’s booth and talk food plots with Rans!

Rans is the Senior Wildlife Biologist for Cabela's.  He will be doing  'in display' seminars and talks at the show.  Those interested in starting or maintaining wildlife 'food-plots' are encouraged to bring their ariel photos, deer cam photos and plot plans to go over their own personal situation with Rans.

Rans Thomas has worked with hunting property development across the country for over 20 years.  After managing several hunting plantations in the southeast early in his career he moved into consulting as Director of Tecomate Consulting appearing often on the Bucks of Tecomate and other outdoor TV shows.  Now is your chance to get expert advice on how to manage your food plot and attract record breaking bucks to your property.


Big Fish SimulatorBig Fish SimulatorGreg Dubrule’s Big Fish Simulator

Come meet Captain Greg Dubrule of Black Hawk Fishing and let your kids test their skill on his Big Fish Simulator! 

While at Captain Dubrule’s booth you can see the incredible Great White Shark that made him famous for his record breaking catch.

This massive great white is 16.5 feet long,  10.5 feet in diameter and weighed in at an astounding 3,412 pounds when it was caught back in 1983. 

Now the shark is an impresive display not only for it’s incredible size, but also for the fine workmanship in  this enormous taxidermist mount.

Now when Captain Dubrule recalls that day and tells you, “It was this big!,” you’ll know he was not telling you a tale.

Dean VanierCome down to the Stroh Building and meet Captain Dubrule in person and have some fun with your kids as they take on his Big Fish Simulator.


Dean Vanier

KNIGHT RIFLES Pro Staffer, Dean Vanier of North Woods Common Scents has lots of secrets to share.

Are you ready to increase your hunting success in the woods?

 With over 35 years of successful hunting, Dean’s seminars are in high demand.  He has shared his sure fire hunting techniques at the NH fish and Game Department, Vermont’s Yankee Sportsman’s Classic,  Maine’s Pine State Classic and now you can benefit from his extensive knowledge at the Springfield Sportsman’s Show.




Dave Pickering

David Pickering - Learn to Catch Trophy Carp

We are excited to have the “Carp King,” Dave Pickering with us at the show.  This year Dave has two new information packed seminars!

Most fishermen have no idea that huge carp of 20, 30 and even 40 lbs. are swimming around in many of the lakes and rivers of southern New England in good numbers just waiting to be caught.  In his all new seminar, “Strategies for Trophy Carp,” Dave will discuss strategies and various topics related to fishing for trophy carp.

That’s not all, Dave will also present a seminar focusing on the tactics to catch striped bass from shore in southern New England.  This one is titled, “Shore Tactics for Stripers.”  If you love fishing in New England, be sure to catch David Pickering at this year’s show.


Massachusetts Turkey Calling Competition



The MA Turkey Calling Competition

Watch and listen to area turkey hunters compete in this prestigious competition sanctioned by the National Wild Turkey Federation.  If you have a great turkey call, you may want to enter this competition and try your luck.  Who knows, you may just win a prize. 




Freedom Cycle's RokonsFreedom Cycles’ Personal Collection of Rokons

Jeff of Freedom Cycles in Chicopee Mass has assembled one of the largest collections of Rokon's in the United States.  At this point with over 10 years of collecting, he has accumulated 18 Rokons and 8 different models!  The oldest made in early 60's was called a Pow'R Pony.  It was created by Charles H Fehn.  This powerhouse of a bike was the first All-terrain vehicle of its kind.

I asked Jeff what got him started in collecting these 2 Wheel Drive and very iconic off-road motorcycles. His answer was simple, “It runs in the family,” which took me by surprise. Come to find out his father worked at the factory located in Keene, New Hampshire from 1970 through till 1975 right up till the doors were closed Labor Day of that year.

He still remembers going to the Keene factory and seeing a Rochon Trail-Breaker hanging from the outside of the building. I asked him how old he was?  He replied,  “I think I was 10 or 12 somewhere around in there.  I still remember the color, it was red bright red.”

Come see and talk with Jeff about these's one of a kind machines in the Great Outdoor Entertainment Hall!

Joe Judd

Joe JuddReady to talk turkey?

If you love hunting wild turkey, you’re in for a treat!

Joe Judd, will be presenting one of his incredible turkey hunting seminars down at the show. Joe is an award winning turkey caller who has perfected his craft and has over 35 years of hunting experience to his credit.

This highly regarded expert is a member of the Quaker Boy Pro Staff and he is also a member of the hunting Pro Staff for Alpen Optics.

In 2013, Joe was the recipient of the prestigious Roger Latham Award presented by the National Wild Turkey Federation. A National Honor, this is the highest commendation given to a volunteer member by the NWTF.   Come down and learn everything you ever wanted to know about wild turkey from the master himself, Joe Judd!


Get on the Tree Bus!

Tree Bus

Entertainment HallAll outdoorsmen and women have a great appreciation for the woods.  Our trees are important and the Scattered Seeds Foundation is working hard to teach the next generation of outdoor enthusiasts all about this special environmental resource. 

In order for Scattered Seeds to reach the largest audience, they have customized a school bus and filled it with all kinds of interesting educational materials related to trees.  It’s called the. “Tree Bus!”

The Tree Bus has traveled all over the United States providing educational programing on our majestic trees.  The good news is the Tree Bus will be making a stop at the Springfield Sportsmen’s Show!  You’ll find the Tree Buss in the Great Outdoor Entertainment Hall

Del Delmastro

Del Delmastro

With years of bow hunting experience under his belt, Del Delmastro has built an extensive repertoire of tips, tricks and techniques on how to take down big game with only a bow. 

This year Del has three special seminars lined up for the avid bow hunter:

  • Archery equipment and tree stand safety equipment
  • Urban bow hunting whitetail deer
  • Effective camouflage

Come down to the show to learn from the bow master: Del Delmastro


Tim VogelTim Vogel - Adventure Recreation Specialist

Tim is the owner of Tekoa Mountain Outdoors and has over 25 years of experience in the field of adventure recreation.

In addition to teaching individuals about the outdoors, Tim also leads a professional certification program for the outdoor professionals called the Wilderness Outdoor Leadership Fundamentals program (W.O.L.F.)

Do you have an interst in Adventure Travel?  Now is your chance to learn from this world traveler who has lead international mountaineering trips & paddling expeditions into the Andes and Headwaters of the Amazon in Ecuador, South America.

Come down to the show, meet Tim, and find out about the questions every traveler should ask themselves before they venture into the outdoors.  The lessons you learn from this professional outdoor adventure educator and backcountry wilderness guide may save your life!


Randy FlanneryRandy Flannery

Well known outdoorsman, writer, and master guide to hunters seeking adventure in Maine’s deep woods, Randy Flannery will be at this year’s show.  Randy and his family own Wilderness Escape Outfitters.

If you are interested in hunting big bucks, massive moose, and bountiful black bear, then you need to come and talk with Randy.

black bear


While at the show, be sure to catch Randy Flannery’s special hunting seminar.  During it, you will learn many tips from this exceptional northern woods guide.


Geoffrey English

Geoffrey EnglishGeoffrey English

Come see Geoffrey English present hunting dog demonstrations in the all new Great Outdoor Entertainment Hall.

Geoffrey is the founder and editor-in-chief of GundogsOnline.com.  He has titles with numerous dogs from AKC hunting and field events.  He is prolific writer, instructor and handler who has shared his knowledge on National TV shows such as Benelli's American Bird Hunter.  Now is your chance to meet Geoffrey English in person at the Sportsmen’s Show.  

Geoffrey is committed to providing outdoor enthusiasts with the very best information on hunting dogs.

Geoffrey and his dogs will be at the Retrieving Pool in the Stroh building.  Geoffrey demonstrates basic skills through advanced field Work with hunting dogs.

We are very excited to have this well known trainer with us at the show.  Show attendees will learn new skills on how to get the most out of their hunting dogs. Along with Geoffrey and the dogs, you will find many other educational and fun things to do in the Great Outdoor Entertainment Hall.



Mark your calendar for February 19-21, 2016.  The Springfield Sportsmen’s Show will be held at the Eastern States Exposition, Home of the “Big E’, 1305 Memorial Avenue in West Springfield.  We’ll see you there!