Sacramento Sports Show begins today at noon |

Sacramento Sports Show begins today at noon

Don Quilici

The 13th annual Sacramento International Sportsmen’ s Exposition begins today at noon at Cal-Expo in Sacramento, Calif., and runs through Sunday evening.

It offers outdoorsmen and outdoors women a wide variety of attractions, exhibits, demonstrations and vendor booths.

The five-day show actually consists of a number of different buildings, each with its own specific outdoor theme.

The sportfishing/boat building contains all of those things involved with sportfishing and boating. Those things include lodges, guides, suppliers, casting ponds, etc. And those booths and exhibits come from places like Nevada, California, Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Alaska, Alberta, British Columbia, the Northwest Territories, the Yukon, Mexico, Russia, etc.

In addition, that building has a large number of sportfishing boats on display and for sale. Those boats run all the way from small dinghies to huge, luxury yachts.

The sportfishing/boat building also includes a large number of vendors with every conceivable kind of fishing equipment on sale.

The fly fishing building contains only those things involved with the world of fly fishing. It has a fly tying theater, casting ponds and vendor booths with offerings from every possible fly fishing supplier or manufacturer.

The hunting sports building is for hunters and contains only those things associated with big game hunting. In addition, it also features a display of mounted heads of world and state record mule deer bucks and Rocky Mountain bull elks.

The show hours are:

Today-Thursday-Friday: 12 noon- 9 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

Sunday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

The cost is:

$9 per person, $5 for seniors (ages 65 and over) and free for youngsters ages 12 and under.

For information, call the International Sportsmen’s Exposition at (360) 693-3700.