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International Sportsmen's Exposition 2017
International Sportsmen's Exposition 2017
Girl and Dad react to fish

​​​​​​​​America's Premier Hunting, Fishing & Sportsman 40th Annual Travel Show

Colorado Parks and Wildlife sponsors and coordinates the Youth Fair at the International Sportsmen’s Expo, where more than 500 companies pack three giant halls with outdoor, off-roading, fishing and hunting products and expert presentations. 

​​​​​The huge Youth Fair and Outdoors Colorado Pavilion will offer free activities geared toward young sportsmen and women, including live raptor demonstrations, a catch-and-release fishing pond and archery range. A new addition this year is a mini remote control truck off-highway vehicle course.

Look for CPW signs near the food court located in the northwest corner of the exhibit floor. 

​​Youth under 16 enter Expo for FREE! 
All gear and instructions provided.

Pass on Outdoor traditions by Visiting CPW's Youth Fair Booths​

Some of CPW's featured booths include:

  • State parks campground amphitheater - Join us for ranger-led campfire programs throughout the day. Families will also have the opportunity to explore amazing wildlife species with CPW staff and volunteers plus take a “selfie​​” in front of our beautiful state park backdrop, sponsored by the Friends of Colorado State Parks.

  • CPW careers area - Learn more about conservation careers from actual park rangers and wildlife officers.

  • Kids' fishing tank - Catch and release real fish; all rods, tackle and bait will be provided by CPW’s angler outreach program.

  • Invasive species - Try your hand at the “wac-a-mussel” game and learn about invasive species in Youth learning about wildlife through peltsColorado. 
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  • Fish spawning area - See actual spawning demonstrations with live fish and learn about the role our hatcheries play from egg to catchable size.

  • Boat safety - Color and keep a “boating safely” t-shirt and learn how your family can boat safely while having fun.

  • “Operation Game Thief” trailer - Learn about poaching and how CPW works to bring violators to justice. Visit with wildlife officers to learn about hunting and fishing regulations and opportunities in Colorado. 

  • CPW sales booth - Purchase CPW merchandise, Colorado Outdoors subscriptions, state parks passes and more.

  • Hunter education - Want to pass on your hunting heritage? Learn what it takes to become a hunter education instructor.

  • CPW information center - Be sure to visit this booth to enter in our daily drawing to win a free annual state parks pass. Here you will also be able to meet with CPW staff and learn about our 42 amazing state parks.

  • CPW partner booths - Learn more about trail etiquette with Stay the Trail’s mini remote control truck course (new this year!) and other topics with Colorado Wildlife Federation, Outdoor Buddies and the Raptor Education Foundation, which will have live birds as part of their educational booth.​​​

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Researcher with collared lionResearch Presentation for All Ages​​​​

CPW Wildlife Researcher Mat Alldredge will also present results from CPW’s 10 year study on Colorado’s urban lions​ on Saturday, Jan. 14 at 11:30 a.m. in “Mountain Lions Along Colorado's Front Range” on the International Sportsmen’s Expos Adventure Theatre stage. Alldredge will discuss human-mountain lion conflicts, urban lion behavior and management strategies. Learn more about the project ​​from the Mountain Lion Research​ page. 


For more information about the expo and a complete list of exhibits, visit the International Sportsmen's Expos​​​ition​ website​.