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 appearanceâ€”Bronson, Screech and two unnamedâ€”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.