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The 2017 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 24-26, 2017 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 big trip!


Massachusetts has had a change in their Turnpike Toll system.  Please be sure to learn about these changes before traveling to the show.  All of the info on these changes can be found at the Mass DOT website.





2017 Contract

Exhibitors start planning for the 34th season of this amazing show!

While we’re working on this year’s event, feel free to check out content from last year’s show.



All of the information below is from the 2016 Springfield Sportsmen’s Show

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 and retrieving pool!

Alex Wetherell
B.A.S.S. Pro Alex Wetherell

Local fishing pro Alex Wetherell of Middletown, Connecticut will be on the all new Cabela’s Sportsmen’s Stage.

Come meet this B.A.S.S. Pro and listen in as he talks about the techniques he uses to catch trophy winning fish!

Alex recently won the 2015 Old Milwaukee B.A.S.S. Nation Eastern Divisional and  he has his sights on many more big wins in his future.


If you love fishing, the Cabela’s Sportsmen’s Stage should be one of your first stops when you enter the show.

Bass Roundtable at the Cabela’s Sportsmen’s Stage

Bass Roundtable

Alex Wetherell, Bill Decoteau, Chris Flint and Joe Kowalski Jr. will be doing a Bass Roundtable at the Cabela’s Stage.  Come and meet the Bass Pros and learn the secrets they use to catch trophy winning fish. 

Don’t worry, there will be plenty of action for the hunters at the show.  As always, our good friend, Dick Scorzafava will be sharing his hunting expertise.

Dick Scorzafava
Radical Hunter Dick Scorzafava

World 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!”  Come and meet him at the show.

Mike Wagner




Mike Wagner - Dusty W. GSPs

Professional dog trainer, Mike Wagner of Dusty W. German Shorthaired Pointers will be doing hunting dog demonstrations on the Cabela’s Sportsmen’s Stage.  Mike’s belief is that all dogs should be trained in a stress free environment with lots of positive reinforcement.  By making the training process fun for the dog, Mike draws the full potential out of each one.  Stop by the Cabela’s Sportsmen’s Stage and see Mike Wagner’s impressive “Pointing Dog” Demos. 



Dean Vanier



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.



Sportsmen’s Fashion Show
All American Productions

Joe Kowalski sure looks happy out there on the water.  We all know he has a passion for fishing, but sometimes you have to take a break!  When you are surrounded by the beautiful women of All American Productions, how can you focus on fishing?

These lovely ladies will be running a special Outdoor Fashion Show on the ‘NEW’ Cabela’s Sportsmen’s Stage.  Come and see the Sportsmen’s Fashion Show on Friday, Feb. 19th at 6pm, Saturday, Feb. 20th at 3 pm and Sun. Feb. 21 at 1 pm.

The women of All American Productions will showcase a wide selection of stylish clothing for the outdoor enthusiast.

Jurie Meyer and Jurie Jr.

Jurie Meyer

We are pleased to have Jurie Meyer of Jurie Meyer Safaris with us at this year’s Sportsmen’s Show.

On the left you can see Jurie and his son after a successful hunt. 

If you have ever considered going on an African Safaris, you’ll want to be sure to attend Jurie’s seminar, “Hunting Dangerous Game in Africa.”  

Going on an African Safaris is a once in a lifetime experience.  Radical Hunter, Dick Scorzafava knows all about big game and enjoyed his time at Jurie Meyer Safaris.  If you want to know more his experience in Africa, ask him at the show.


Bill BrownBill Brown

Captain Bill 'Ironman' Brown

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 seminars are always in high demand and well attended.

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

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.


Skip Bryant

Skip Bryant

Trophy Bass await!  All you need is the knowledge, techniques, and skill to get them in your net.  Skip Bryant is here to help you do just that. 

Come meet Skip Bryant at the Cabela’s Sportsmen’s Stage. 

Skip will be sharing his knowledge along with other Bass Pros during the show.  Don’t miss out.  Head over to the Outdoor Entertainment Hall and check out the full line up of both fishing and hunting seminars.



Admit One
It’s time to start fishing!

Lots of fun awaits the whole family over at the Trout Pond.  Located in the Great Outdoor Entertainment Hall, this well stocked pond is the perfect spot to catch your first fish! 

To let more kids experience the joy of fishing, we have created a special coupon.  As you enter the show, one coupon will be given to each child.  Turn it in at the Trout Pond and enjoy some free fishing on us. 


MA Fish & Game Round Table


Commissioner George Peterson, Director Jack Buckley and Jim Legasy of Angler Education


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.

Wildland Adventures

Wildland Adventures of Maine

New in the Great Entertainment Hall, located in the Stroh Building with be the ‘Tipi Village’ created by Wildland Adventures of Maine.  Enter the authentic Native American style tipi and be amazed by its structure and beauty.

This is an actual ‘’working tipi’ that houses campers for a real adventurer with Wildland Adventures in the wilds of northern Maine!

Meet the guides or just enjoy their great campsite.




Dr. Harold C LyonDr. Harold C. Lyon, Jr.

Author and avid fisherman, Dr. Harold C. Lyon, Jr. will be at the show with his recently published book, “Angling in the Smile of the Great Spirit."   Come see him at booth number 437

Dr. Lyon’s book was named, “Best Book of the Year” by the New England Outdoor Writers Association and is filled with information from 15 master anglers!  READ MORE


Sun Africa SafarisSun Africa Safaris

We are excited to have Pierre Moolman with us at this year’s show.  If you are ready to plan a big game adventure, you need to stop by the Sun Africa Safaris booth.  They offer a true safari hunting adventure with over 45 species available in beautiful South Africa! 



These are just two of the many great exhibitors you’ll find down at the Springfield Sportsmen’s 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.   Our show hall is filled with a diverse selection of exhibitors that offer everything you’ll need to make the most of your outdoor adventures.


Joe JuddTalking Turkey with Joe Judd

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!

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.  Get all of the details about the Massachusetts State Calling Championship.



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


The Massachusetts Environmental Police will be registering ATVs, snowmobiles and boats at the show.  Be sure to stop by and see them on Friday and Saturday while you are at the show. Registrations will be done at the mobile van.  The registration process is simple and can be done right at the show, so be sure to stop by the mobile van, get your paperwork, and get registered while you attend the show.

Learn more about the Massachusetts Environmental Police



Northeast Big Buck ClubThe 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.

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.



Jack Houghton


Jack Houghton

If you love fishing for Striped Bass, you don’t want to miss this special fishing seminar by the co-owner of Daddy Mac Lures

Jack has years of experience out on the water and we are looking forward to his seminar, “Vertical Jigging for Striped Bass - It’s the Little Things.”

This educational talk is filled with information on how to catch Striped Bass. 

Come down to the show and learn something new from Jack Houghton.



Al Gag

Come and meet the inventor of the now famous 'Whip-It Eel!'

Fishing enthusiasts love the custom molded head, life like eyes and unique shape that adds a natural swimming action to this jig.

This is a lure made to catch fish.  Al has spent many year’s designing custom fishing lures.  Now you can meet Al in person down at the Springfield Sportsmen’s Show.


I Love New York

Visit the New York Experience Aisle

Come see the best that New York has to offer in the New York Experience Aisle.  This special section of the show is filled with posibilities.  It features NY's finest hunting and fishing locations and all the greatest places to see in the Empire State.

Visit the New York Experience Aisle and discover the many places you can visit from the Adirondacks to the Catskills.



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 EnglishCome see live hunting dog demonstrations with expert trainer Geoffrey English.

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 happening throughout the weekend at the show.

Mark your calendar for February 24-26, 2017.  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!