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    Hi folks,

    I just received the seminar schedule for this year's Fairbanks Outdoor Show, which will be held at the Carlson Center in Fairbanks the weekend of April 17-19. Hope to see you there!

    -Mike

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    Friday, April 17th, Stage 1

    4-5

    Float Fishing for Kings: *

    Timing and Tactics for the Gulkana & Chena Rivers

    Richard Mousseau, Blue Moose Rafting

    An expert shows you how to catch king salmon in Fairbanks' local rivers. Photos and discussion on the best tackle and lure presentation, fly gear, put-in and take-out points, and inflatables to use for close-to-home success.

    5-6

    Catching Trophy Rainbows along The Parks Highway

    by Richard Mousseau, Blue Moose Rafting

    Learn where to find slab rainbow trout throughout much of the year in the popular streams and creeks of the lower Parks Highway. Where to fish, what to use, and how to catch them by one of the top anglers in the area.

    6-7

    Secrets of Successful Wildlife Photography

    Didier Lindsey, www.AlaskaWildlifeImages.com

    Tips and advice from one of Alaska's best wildlife photographers. Lindsey who has made a full-time successful career from selling his wildlife photography to clients around the world. Info on cameras, lenses, digital and film, places to take photos and info on how to capture that perfect wildlife image.

    Friday, April 17th, Stage 2

    4-5

    Underwater Secrets of Catching Alaska‚s Trophy Sportfish

    Chris Batin, Alaska Angler Publications

    One of Alaska‚s most knowledgeable anglers, award-winning videographer Chris Batin will show underwater video footage of how and why fish strike, how halibut take bait, why fish reject select lures, how anglers miss strikes, and what to do to increase hookups. See underwater footage of how salmon and trout take lures and flies and tips for increasing your hookups. Learn how fish respond to scents, the proper and improper way of choosing the right size and type of fly or lure, and that lure color and shape does make a difference.*Batin‚s presentation is geared to new and experienced fishermen of all interests from fly to spin. Batin is editor and publisher of www.AlaskaAngler.com and The Alaska Hunter, a contributing editor for Outdoor Life and fishing columnist for Coast magazine. He has covered the Alaska outdoors for over 35 years.

    5-6

    The New Science of Successful Halibut Fishing

    John Beath

    Editor and Publisher, www.halibut.net

    Learn advanced halibut fishing techniques from halibut expert and outdoor writer, John Beath. . Beath will bring some of his custom-designed, high-tech tackle and show effective halibut rigs and lures based on new scientific research that will help anyone catch more trophy fish. His in-depth seminar is based on the successful underwater halibut video, Underwater Secrets of Catching Halibut, Rockfish & Lingcod and includes detailed advice how to find new halibut hotspots.

    6-7

    Care of Big Game Meat & Trophies

    Author & guide Michael Strahan, Lost Creek Company

    From field to freezer, learn the tips and tricks used in the guiding industry to perform a complete, clean salvage of your big-game trophy!

    Saturday, April 18, Stage 1

    11-12

    Pre-Season Checklist and New Technologies for Alaska Jetboats

    Compeau's

    Learn about new bottom treatments, heater technology for boats, how wheel kits work, and maximizing your „cost per mile‰ on the water. Also included in this seminar is an overview of the necessary tips to conduct a pre-season checklist and a look at getting the most out of service agreements.

    Two-Hour Brown Bear Hunting Special

    12-2

    Alaska Brown Bear Hunting with Joe Want

    One of the world's foremost experts on brown bears and brown bear hunting, Joe Want will give a two-hour presentation on what hunters need to know for successful spring and fall bear hunts. He covers equipment, areas, and techniques that include glassing, spotting, and stalking, as well as best firearms and ammo. Of special interest is how to judge size and sex of trophy bears.

    Special Float Hunting Course

    Float hunting expert Mike Strahan will give a three-hour seminar on specific float hunting topics that include the best boats and equipment, techniques for hunting game along rivers, and float hunting hotspots. Strahan is the author of the new 548-page book, Float Hunting Alaska's Wild Rivers, which he will be autographing at the show.

    2-3

    Planning Your Alaska Float Hunt (Part One of Three Consecutive Sessions)

    Michael Strahan, author of Float Hunting Alaska's Wild Rivers

    A multimedia presentation featuring five of Alaska's popular float hunting rivers. This session covers pros & cons of successful float hunting, costs, hunt planning timeline and how to find the right river!

    3-4

    Gearing Up For Float Hunting (Part Two of Three Consecutive Sessions)

    Michael Strahan, author of Float Hunting Alaska's Wild Rivers

    Covers boat selection, tents, camping equipment and related river gear. Learn the pros and cons of renting your gear!

    4-5

    Advanced Float Hunting Tactics (Part Three of Three Consecutive Sessions)

    Michael Strahan, author of Float Hunting Alaska's Wild Rivers

    Essential skills for hunting Alaska's "Big Five"; moose, caribou, brown & black bear, and Dall sheep. Learn how to use float hunting skills to hunt more effectively. Multimedia presentation covers river navigation, how to confidently handle whitewater, tracking and hazard avoidance.

    5-6

    Fishing and Hunting Forum

    Bring your questions to the experts on this panel on Alaska fishing or hunting. Moderated by panelist Chris Batin, editor, The Alaska Angler and Alaska Hunter.

    Saturday, April 18, Stage 2

    11-12

    Outdoor Recreation on U.S. Army Lands

    Ken Steinnerd, Natural Resource Specialist, Ft. Wainwright

    Do you know the U.S Army has approximately 2,500 square miles of training lands that are available for your finest outdoor recreation experience? Army training lands in the Interior include the Tanana Flats, Donnelly, and Yukon Training areas. If you have questions about recreation on army military training lands please visit the Ft. Wainwright Natural Resource booth and seminar.

    12-1

    Defending Favorite Places: How Hunters and Anglers Can Stop the Spread of Invasive Species

    Trish Wurtz, USDA Forest Service
    See this excellent new video about the threat of invasive species to hunting and fishing resources in the United States. *Wurtz, an invasive species specialist, will answer questions on the invasive species that have been found in Alaska, and those that are likely on their way here. Learn what you can do to protect Alaska's hunting and fishing resources.

    1-2

    Underwater Secrets of Catching Alaska‚s Trophy Sportfish

    Chris Batin, Alaska Angler Publications

    One of Alaska‚s most knowledgeable anglers, award-winning videographer Chris Batin will show underwater video footage of how and why fish strike, how halibut take bait, why fish reject select lures, how anglers miss strikes, and what to do to increase hookups. See underwater footage of how salmon and trout take lures and flies and tips for increasing your hookups. Learn how fish respond to scents, the proper and improper way of choosing the right size and type of fly or lure, and that lure color and shape does make a difference.*Batin‚s presentation is geared to new and experienced fishermen of all interests from fly to spin. Batin is editor and publisher of www.AlaskaAngler.com and The Alaska Hunter, a contributing editor for Outdoor Life and fishing columnist for Coast magazine. He has covered the Alaska outdoors for over 35 years.

    2-3

    The New Science of Successful Halibut Fishing

    John Beath

    Editor and Publisher, www.halibut.net

    Learn advanced halibut fishing techniques from halibut expert and outdoor writer, John Beath. His in-depth seminar is based on the successful underwater halibut video, "Underwater Secrets of Catching Halibut, Rockfish & Lingcod" and includes detailed advice how to find new halibut hotspots. Beath will bring some of his custom-designed high-tech tackle and show effective halibut rigs and lures based on new scientific research that will help anyone catch more trophy fish.

    3-4

    Dall Sheep Hunting

    Wayne Heimer

    Learn various aspects of Dall sheep distribution and trends in Alaska, Dall sheep biology and its relevance to management and hunting, best hunting areas, what ADF&G is doing to manage populations, and the role hunters play in Dall sheep conservation. Heimer will also answer your Dall sheep hunting questions. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from Alaska's Dall sheep expert.*

    4-5

    What Are Riparian Areas, and Why Should We Care?

    Bob Henszey, Tanana Valley Watershed Association and Joni Scharfenberg, Fairbanks Soil and Water Conservation District

    Tanana Valley Watershed Association will show river processes eroding streamside property, costs associated with fighting erosion, and the value of riparian (streamside) areas for fish and wildlife habitat. This is the first in a series of meetings as TVWA formulates a riparian management plan for the Borough's consideration.

    5-6

    Tips and Tactics for Trophy Grayling in Interior Rivers

    Richard Mousseau, Blue Moose Rafting

    The arctic grayling is a prized trophy, and this seminar will show you how to catch them on spinning or fly tackle. Learn about grayling feeding habits and behavior, and where to find easily-accessible hotspots on a variety of the Interior's best rivers and streams.

    Sunday, April 19, Stage 1

    12-1

    Float Fishing for Kings: *

    Timing and Tactics for the Gulkana & Chena Rivers

    Richard Mousseau, Blue Moose Rafting

    An expert shows you how to catch king salmon in Fairbanks' local rivers. Photos and discussion on the best tackle and lure presentation, fly gear, put-in and take-out points, and type of inflatables to use for close-to-home success.

    1-2

    Dall Sheep Hunting

    Wayne Heimer

    Learn various aspects of Dall sheep distribution and trends in Alaska, Dall sheep biology and its relevance to management and hunting, best hunting areas, what ADF&G is doing to manage populations, and the role hunters play in Dall sheep conservation. Heimer will also answer your Dall sheep hunting questions. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from Alaska's Dall sheep expert.*

    2-3

    Planning Your Alaska Float Hunt *

    Michael Strahan, author of Float Hunting Alaska's Wild Rivers

    A multimedia presentation featuring five of Alaska's popular float hunting rivers. This session covers pros & cons of successful float hunting, costs, hunt planning timeline and how to find the right river!

    3-4

    Care of Big Game Meat & Trophies

    Author & guide Michael Strahan, Lost Creek Company

    From field to freezer, learn the tips and tricks used in the guiding industry to perform a complete, clean salvage of your big-game trophy!

    Sunday, April 19, Stage 2

    12-1

    The New Science of Successful Halibut Fishing

    John Beath

    Editor and Publisher, www.halibut.net

    Learn advanced halibut fishing techniques from halibut expert and outdoor writer, John Beath. His in-depth seminar is based on the successful underwater halibut video, Underwater Secrets of Catching Halibut, Rockfish & Lingcod and includes detailed advice how to find new halibut hotspots. Beath will bring some of his custom-designed high-tech tackle and show effective halibut rigs and lures based on new scientific research that will help anyone catch more trophy fish.

    1-2

    Underwater Secrets of Catching Alaska's Trophy Sportfish

    Chris Batin, Alaska Angler Publications

    One of Alaska‚s most knowledgeable anglers, award-winning videographer Chris Batin will show underwater video footage of how and why fish strike, how halibut take bait, why fish reject select lures, how anglers miss strikes, and what to do to increase hookups. See underwater footage of how salmon and trout take lures and flies and tips for increasing your hookups. Learn how fish respond to scents, the proper and improper way of choosing the right size and type of fly or lure, and that lure color and shape does make a difference.*Batin‚s presentation is geared to new and experienced fishermen of all interests from fly to spin. Batin is editor and publisher of www.AlaskaAngler.com and The Alaska Hunter, a contributing editor for Outdoor Life and fishing columnist for Coast magazine. He has covered the Alaska outdoors for over 35 years.

    2-3

    Secrets to Easily Using GPS

    Dylan Townsend

    Sportsman's Warehouse

    Instruction on taking the guesswork out of using your GPS unit, and using it for a variety of tasks in the outdoors. Overview of basic features, and tips on how to establish routes and using it with a topo map.

    3-4

    Outdoor Recreation on U.S. Army Lands

    Ken Steinnerd, Natural Resource Specialist, Ft. Wainwright

    Do you know the U.S Army has approximately 2,500 square miles of training lands that are available for your finest outdoor recreation experience? Army training lands in the Interior include the Tanana Flats, Donnelly, and Yukon Training areas. If you have questions about recreation on Army military training lands please visit the Ft. Wainwright Natural Resource booth and seminar.
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    Thanks for the heads up.

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