If you’re a sportsman or sportswoman and you’re “hunting” for something to do, put the 2019 International Sportsmen’s Expo on your calendar. The big event comes to the Colorado Convention Center in downtown Denver Jan. 10-13. (Tickets) And while hunters will find lots of exhibitors showcasing the latest and greatest hunting gear, other exhibitors will be focused on fishing, Powersports and offroading, taxidermy, knives and accessories, boats and watercraft, archery, camping gear and even campers and RVs. More than 500 exhibitors will participate; here are a few that you don’t want to miss.
Apparel – Colorado Caliber Apparel – Booth 467
If you’d enjoy wearing a long sleeve T-shirt depicting the elusive Sasquatch, Colorado Caliber Apparel can fix you up. But their clothing line has dozens of other designs so you can display your fondness for fly fishing, hiking, bicycling, camping, golfing, skiing, snowboarding and much more.
Boats & Watercraft – Waterline Sports – Booth B703
Waterline Sports is one of the country’s largest distributors of Hobie kayaks and they stock every model including currently popular models like the Mirage Pro Angler 14 and the i11 Inflatable Kayak. They also have Malone MegaSport Base Trailers to tow your kayaks, all kinds of kayak and fishing gear and much more.
Camping, Tents & Gear – Davis Tent & Awning – Booth B2567
Whether you’re looking for a single pole tent or a glamping tent, Davis Tent & Awning are the folks to see. They’ll be making a limited number of Herder tents early in the year and they will take your order for a custom-made tent too. Outhouse tents, tent accessories, stoves and packing gear will be on offer too.
Got all the gear you need but no place to use it? Talk to exhibitors representing Northeast Colorado Tourism (Booth 2818C), Wyoming Outdoor Recreation Office (Booth 2914), Kansas Dept. of Wildlife, Parks & Tourism (Booth 2430), Central Montana Tourism (Booth 2633), Nebraska Game and Parks Commission (Booth 443) and Yellowstone Teton Territory (Booth 542).
Fishing Tackle & Gear – Gene Taylor’s Sporting Goods – Booth B2310
Gene’s brick & mortar outlet is located in Gunnison, CO, near the world-famous Blue Mesa Reservoir, and they are experts with fishing gear. They pride themselves on having a tremendous selection, and they have the basics for beginners and hot new finds for experienced anglers. Also, ask them about Lowrance fish finders and rod and reel repair.
Hunting Gear – Best of the West – Booth 739
Yes, these are the folks who bring you the television program “Best of the West.” Check out their Signature Series Carbon Fiber Rifle System with Huskemaw Optics or the equally impressive Slug Gun or Muzzleloader. Or if you just need a scope to attach to your rifle, the full line of Huskemaw Optics are also sold separately.
Powersports & Offroading – Line-X of Denver – Booth B2557
Stop at this booth to find out about the famous Line-X truck bed liners and all the other goodies for your off-road vehicle, like roll-up and folding Tonneau covers, drop steps, tie-down kits, tool boxes and toolbox liners, jump starters and power banks and expedition coolers.
For more information on the 2019 International Sportsmen’s Expo, including a complete list of exhibitors, go here.