Boone and Crockett pros available at annual Gun and Horn show
By Colin Anderson
Outdoor enthusiasts will again have the chance to swap stories, do a little shopping, and maybe even show off their most recent successful hunt at the Gun and Horn Show. The Boundary County Fairgrounds will host the annual event the weekend of February 11 through the 13. “It’s a family friendly, fun experience that not only lets you see your friends and neighbors in the coldest, darkest part of the year, but you support the Kootenai Valley Sportsman Association (KVSA) and local charities,” explained promoter and KVSA President Kevin Dye.
Hours for the show are 9am to 6pm Friday and Saturday, and 9am to 2pm on Sunday. You’ll find an array of vendors offering new and used firearms, accessories, ammunition, and a few other odds and ends. It’s been nearly 30 years since the first show, and several of these vendors have been coming back each time.
“There are still some vendors who were the original promoters in attendance,” said Dye. “We aren’t trying to make it a big city show. We appreciate our roots and plan to stick to them for as long as possible.”
Daily admission or a weekend pass are available, and tickets can be purchased onsite. Hunters can also bring in their horns and have them measured by professional Boone and Crockett scorers. Once you’ve got your score, you can see how you stacked up against other hunters in the region.
At the show you can also purchase a membership to the Rifle Pistol Club or the Kootenai Valley Sportsman’s outdoor shooting range. Some of the funds raised during the show will continue to go to programs supported by the KVSA—something that’s at the heart of the organization.
“The KVSA quietly supports many different hunting and kids’ groups in the area yearly with training, funds and mentorship, and this show gives us a chance to meet everyone, check in on our old-timers, and generate funds which go directly back into our community,” Dye said.
If you’d like more information, you can visit KVSportsman.net.