IMLAY CITY — If you’re eager to amp up your knowledge of all things outdoors, make plans to check out any one of the seminars, demonstrations and displays at this year’s Woods-N-Water News Outdoor Weekend, happening Sept. 10-12 at the Eastern Michigan State Fairgrounds.
Many familiar names grace the show’s lineup. Among them is Byron Ferguson, considered one of the greatest traditional archers alive. His talent with a bow and arrow will be on display daily.
“His accuracy is so great he qualifies as superhuman,” said Woods’ Editor Tom Campbell.
Also in the realm of amazing is the Foss Brothers’ Locked Antlers display that returns to the 2021 show for all three days.
Big crowds always assemble for Steve Francis’s field dressing demonstrations. This year, Steve, his wife Sue and other Francis family members will be taking the stage on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. for a wide-ranging demonstration that will cover everything from skinning and butchering to big game cooking and sausage making tips.
Other seminar presenters include whitetail hunting experts Tony LaPratt and Adam Lewis and game wardens/brothers John and Bruce Borkovich.
Terry McBurney, Woods-N-Water News staff writer, will answer questions and offer free appraisals for sporting collectibles, especially vintage fishing tackle.
Also returning to the 2021 show are chainsaw carving demonstrations and living history education provided by Reg Pettibone and family who will display artifacts from the Ho-Chunk nation and perform traditional dances.
Show hours are 3-9 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 10; 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept 11 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 12. Admission is $10 per person and kids 12 and under are free.
For more information about presenters and seminars at the 2021 Outdoor Weekend show, visit www.outdoorweekend.net or call (810) 724-0254.