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EVENTS Conference at a Glance - Click Here
Seminars - Main Ballroom Seminars - Junior Ballroom Hawg Trough Schedule Demonstration Stage Schedule
Simul-Cast Pond Schedule A.F.F.S. Theater Schedule Show Attractions Fire & Ice / Hot Sauce Expo
Garden State Deer Classic
The New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife's "Garden State Deer Classic" has been part of this sportsmen's show since 1999. This statewide competition is open to all New Jersey Deer hunters and is one of the most prestigious contests in the state. The classic draws more exceptional displays each year with several awards given out on Sunday at 2:30 pm to the most outstanding entries.

For complete details visit the NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife website. For more information click here:
3-D Archery Tournament & Public Shoot CASH PRIZES!
Open to all Adult Archers 18 or over

STYLES – Who can shoot? Bring Your Own Bow!

The Bow Hunter: Compound Bow, Hunting or Target Equipment Only!
Both Male & Female shoot in the same class.


Open Shoot Schedule: (Come to the show any of the below days to Shoot the 3D Tournament) - Bring your Bow!

Date Start Time End Time
Thursday, January 12, 2016 1:00 PM 7:00 PM
Friday, January 13, 2016 1:00 PM 7:00 PM
Saturday, January 14, 2016 9:00 AM 4:00 PM


(Top qualifiers from the above schedule will face off in the elimination round on Sunday)

Date Start Time End Time
Sunday, January 15, 2016 10:00 AM 3:00 PM

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Fire & Ice Expo

Fire & Ice Expo is the one stop shop for creating the ultimate mancave, camping or backyard barbeque. Here you’ll find a wide variety of products, interact with celebrity chefs, discover new recipes , educate your curiosity with cutting edge seminars from barbequing geniuses and much more. Fire & Ice will be featured area at Garden State Outdoor Sports Show.

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"SIMUL-CAST POND" presented by Captain Mike Corblies

Q. What is the "SIMUL-CAST" Exhibit?

A. Our exhibit is a 50' long casting pond that is 16' wide by 2' deep.

We have large screen T.V. monitors placed along side the pond that are hooked up to our dvd/video camera pa system that shows exciting fly fishing and kayaking video footage related to the techniques we are teaching at and in the pond.

We call it "SIMUL-CASTING" and it takes teaching these sports to a whole new level. Member Pros of AMERICAN FLY FISHING SCHOOLS plus national and regionally known guest Pros give Pond Side Seminars on many topics. Our performances are very interactive with our guests plus we offer individual casting lessons and kayaking tips between presentations.

For more information on the simul-cast show:

American Fly Fishing Schools - 10th Annual Kids Fly Casting Competition

Mike Corblies, national fly fishing personality and Director of American Fly Fishing Schools will Emcee a Kids Fly Casting Competition at the A.F.F.S. "SIMUL-CAST" Pond. It's a fly casting accuracy tournament for kids 10 to 17. Kid’s compete by appropriate age groups and no previous fly casting experience is necessary to participate. All the equipment is provided. This contest for young anglers is to demonstrate and improve their fly fishing skills, have fun and maybe win some great prizes. Thursday, Friday, Saturday - Kids can Register and practice with Capt. Mike and other Pros in between the scheduled programs at the Pond.

2016 Kid’s Schedule Of Events at the Casting Pond
Saturday, January 14, 2016
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Kid’s Sign Up for the Fly Casting Contest and Kid’s Practice Fly Casting Time with Chip Jablonski
12:00PM - 1:00PM Kid’s Fly Casting Competition Hour
2:00PM - 5:00PM Kid’s Fly Casting Competition Hours
6:00PM - 7:00PM Kid’s Fly Casting Competition Hour
Sunday, January 15, 2016
10:00AM - 11:00AM

Sign Up & Kid’s practice time with the Pros

11:00AM - 12:00PM KID’s Competition Hour
2:00PM - 3:00PM Kid’s Final Competition
3:00PM - 3:30PM KID’s Awards Presentation with Capt. Mike Corblies
Prizes to be announced at the pond.

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A.F.F.S. Rolling Fly Shop & Fly Tying Theater
American Fly Fishing Schools has a 30' Rolling Museum and Fly Tying Theater built on a custom trailer that looks like a fishing lodge inside and out. Inside it has a 3 person fly tying bench with big screen broadcast and recording capability. A custom fly line and shooting head work station. Original fly fishing art, a ton of tackle, kayaks and even a fireplace. It is a center attraction of any event that it visits.

Come see the first ever "FLY SHOP/LODGE ON WHEELS". Sponsored by Regal Vise, Wild Water Fly Fishing, East Coast Fishermen, Fly Fishing in Salt Waters and Florida Sportsmen Magazines and many other top fly fishing products and companies.
World Famous Hawg Trough - Bass Tub
This 5,000 gallon aquarium is one of the shows favorite attractions. The audience can receive expert information from witnessing the professionals use various techniques in catching fish right before their eyes. Bass Fishing Secrets from the experts to help you get the Big Ones!
Crossfire Kennels and Staton Gun Dogs
The dog training segments at this show have always drawn a large audience. This year will be no exception as Judi and Stephen Ware of Crossfire Kennels illustrate the training of German Shorthaired Pointers.

Steve has competed in the show ring, hunt tests and field trials, training and successfully competing with many "bird dog" breeds.

John Staton, of Staton Gun Dogs, originally trained Labrador Retrievers and horses, but found his true niche in training after he adopted his rescue pointer, Flash from Judi and Stephen Ware in 1990. As he developed Flash, he realized that he loved training upland bird dogs and Staton Gun Dogs was born! Over the years the two families have bonded and started training dogs together.

Jointly they will present the dog training demonstrations all days of the event and will be available for talking to dog owners about teaching the skills necessary to train a solid hunting companion.

Don't miss these informative and interesting sessions. For more information click here:
German Shorthaired Pointer Rescue of NJ
The Eastern German Shorthaired Pointer Club Rescue The German Shorthaired Pointer Rescue of NJ group will man a booth with some of their "charges" and be happy to answer your questions and help you in finding a new "family member". This Rescue Club was formally organized during the 1980's at the request of the American Kennel Club. During their first year in existence they assisted over one hundred German Shorthaired Pointers in need!!! Through the many years of evolving, today this group is one of the most active and most successful rescue groups on the East Coast and possibly the U.S.
NJ Division of Parks and Forestry:  K-9 Tracking Dogs

These K-9 tracking dogs are used to help the wildfire investigator by tracking the scent of a suspect from the scene; giving the investigator direction of travel, possible witnesses, and a more defined search area. The mere presence of the dogs has convinced two suspects to admit to lighting wildfires. The K-9 team has been utilized to assist in several wildfire investigations to date. The bloodhounds have also found use in the search for lost persons in rural and forested areas. The K-9 team has been utilized on two searches over the past year.

Another use of these scent dogs is to enhance our public information campaign. Over the past year, the K-9 team has taken part in over 110 informational programs with over 8,800 direct contacts. During the programs, the public receives fire prevention and enforcement education, with the scent dogs being the catalyst for interaction. People love the bloodhounds, drawing larger crowds, and initiating more questions

Trout Pond

The catch & release trout pond is sure to make your heart melt and bring your entire family a lot of joy.   There is nothing better than watching your child catch their first fish.

Wild World of Animals & Live Birds of Prey
Wild World of Animals & Live Birds of Prey

Considered "one of the top five edu/tainment shows in the world" is Grant Kemmerer's Wild World of Animals. Grant, and wife Jaimie bring an array of wildlife and present a fast paced, entertaining and educational stage show, featuring a variety of animals, birds, and mammals including: American alligator, alligator snapping turtle, albino monocle cobra, reticulated python, European Eagle Owl, opossum, binturong, spot nose guenon monkey, and an African spotted leopard or hyena. Grant will also present an ongoing display of "Birds of Prey". Don't miss this family pleasing attraction.

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Thursday & Friday
2:00 pm / 3:30 pm / 6:30pm

Saturday & Sunday
10:30 am / 12:30 pm / 3:30 pm

Wolf Visions

Wolf Visions is a 501-c organization that is dedicated to the education, preservation, and restoration of the wolf. We are here to dispel the myths and legends about the "Big Bad Wolf" and to teach the importance of their role in keeping a balanced ecosystem. The message the wolves howl is: "Little Red Riding Hood Lied!" Wolf Visions has been in existence for over 20 years and has visiting many schools, scouts, libraries, environmental centers and fairs.

Paintball Shooting Range
Paintball Shooting Range

The Pistol Range is the perfect attraction to show off and practice your air-soft and paintball skills with various targets. Never shot before? Learn here, it’s easy!

$$ Paid Attraction

Kids Archery
Kids Archery

Have your kids learn how to shoot a bow with various 3D targets!

$$ Paid Attraction

Kids Zone
Kids Zone

Learn how to cast a rod, mine for treasures and much more in the Kids Zone, fun for the whole family!

NJ Bass Nation
NJ Bass Nation

The New Jersey Bass Nation is hosting a "REEL KIDS" event on Saturday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Sunday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Participation in the event is free and open to children of all ages. During the event, children will be given hands-on instruction on the basic lure presentation techniques of flipping, pitching and casting.

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