Bear cubs to visit Outdoor Sports Show

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News release from the Outdoor Sports, Lake & Cabin Show:

Bear cubs visit Outdoor Sports Show St. Patty’s Day weekend

Meet four brown bears up close and personal March 16-18, St. Patrick’s Day weekend, during the Outdoor Sports, Lake & Cabin Show at the Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave., in Fort Wayne.

On behalf of Berne Apparel, Jeff Watson of J&L Bruins will have 2-month-old cubs on display, and available for rare photo opportunities as he educates attendees on bear behavior and safety in the wilderness.

As part of the three-day event, the bear expert will share tips on how to properly store food in bear country, how to handle a surprise encounter and share his experiences, bound to prove beneficial to any active outdoor enthusiast.

The bear cubs set to make an appearance—Bronson, Screech and two unnamed—were born in Georgia and Ohio and were recently given to Watson, who has trained bears for over 20 years now.

Watson owns a preserve in Spencer, Ind., home to four adult bears including Brody, a 1400 pound brown bear featured on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” the horror film “Grizzly Park” and on the cover of National Geographic magazine.

The 3rd annual Outdoor Sports, Lake & Cabin Show runs March 16-18 inside Fort Wayne’s Coliseum. The annual total-lifestyle expo offers over 150 exhibitors with show-only specials, thousands of dollars in luxury product and excursion giveaways, and over 50 seminars, demos and clinics focusing on Vacation and Travel, Hunting & Fishing, RVs and Motor Sports, Boats and Water Sports, Biking, Hiking, Camping and Fitness, and Cottage Living.

Show hours are Friday, noon to 9 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Adult admission is $10, valid for the entire weekend; children 12 and under and hunters providing a deer mount solely for display are free.

For detailed information about the show including online discounts, seminar schedule, special events and daily giveaways, log on www.SportsAndCabinShow.com.

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