The Ultimate Guide to the Yankee Sportsman Classic

If you, your friends, or your family enjoy the outdoors, including hunting and fishing, then you should consider checking out the 23rd Annual Yankee Sportsman's Classic. It will be held this year from January 16 through 18 at the Champlain Valley Expo at 105 Pearl Street in Essex Junction, VT, which is about a 15-minute drive from the University of Vermont campus in Burlington. About 50 seminars have been planned for the event, and we've listed them below so you can decide which ones you may like to attend. 

Hours for the event vary each day, from noon to 7 pm on Friday, 9 am to 7 pm on Saturday, and 9 am to 4 pm on Sunday. Tickets cost $11 for adults and $5 for kids ages 3 to 12, while kids 3 and under get in for free. You also can purchase a three-day pass for $18 if you plan to attend the whole weekend. Parking is free for this event. 

This year's exhibitors include local Burlington businesses such as Goss Dodge Chrysler, Machia Wilderness Camp, and The Land Guy along with Taxis River Outfitters, Snowbound Kennels, The Nature Conservancy, Tioga Ranch, Vermont Clothing Company, the Vermont Bowhunters Association, and the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department. The title sponsor of this year's event is the H Team, while other notable sponsors include 98.9 WOKO and Channel 5 WPTZ. 

During the three-day sportsman's classic, there will be plenty of events for the kids, including a 20-foot rock climbing wall, pellet gun shoot, shooting simulator, rainforest reptile show, trout pond, Pelkey's kids archery shoot, lure making and knot tying, and live hunting dog training demonstrations. 

Speakers at this year's event include Bob Howe, Joe Judd, Dean Vanier, Joe DiNitto, James Vladyka, Jim Massett, Alec Sparks, Hal Blood, Andrea Bolduc, Matt Trombley, the Benoit brothers, and Michael Ralbovsky as well as a representative from Vermont Fish and Wildlife. 

Among the seminars that will be held on Friday, January 16, including some not offered on the other days, include the following:

  • 2014 Big Buck Adventures
  • Calling All Whitetails
  • Tracking Mature Whitetail Bucks
  • Hunting Bog Wood Bucks
  • Trout and Salmon Tactics on Champlain and Ontario
  • Vermont Trapping 101
  • Advanced Turkey Hunting Tactics
  • Predator Hunting
  • Ice Fishing Q&A
  • So You Don't Think Women Can Hunt? 

New seminars to be held on Saturday, January 17, include the following:

  • Human, Nature: VT's Sporting Community
  • Women Hunters Q&A
  • Vermont's Deer Herd, Issues and Answers
  • NWTF Vermont Turkey Hunting Symposium
  • Hunting for Wild Mushrooms 

Sunday, January 18 will feature some of the same seminars that will be held on Friday and Saturday. Due to the schedule setup, some seminars are scheduled simultaneously on the same day, which may prevent you from attending all of the seminars that you're interested in. 

It's not every day that some of the most skilled hunters and fishermen are just a few minutes from Burlington and right in Chittenden County. To get the most out of your money and the 23rd Annual Yankee Sportsman's Classic, go for the three-day ticket so you won't miss a thing!

If you, your friends, or your family enjoy the outdoors, including hunting and fishing, then you should consider checking out the 23rd Annual Yankee Sportsman's Classic. It will be held this year from January 16through 18 at the Champlain Valley Expo at 105 Pearl Street in Essex Junction, VT, which is about a 15-minute drive from the University of Vermont campus in Burlington. About 50 seminars have been planned for the event, and we've listed them below so you can decide which ones you may like to attend. 

Hours for the event vary each day, from noon to 7 pm on Friday, 9 am to 7 pm on Saturday, and 9 am to 4 pm on Sunday. Tickets cost $11 for adults and $5 for kids ages 3 to 12, while kids 3 and under get in for free. You also can purchase a three-day pass for $18 if you plan to attend the whole weekend. Parking is free for this event.

This year's exhibitors include local Burlington businesses such as Goss Dodge Chrysler, Machia Wilderness Camp, and The Land Guy along with Taxis River Outfitters, Snowbound Kennels, The Nature Conservancy, Tioga Ranch, Vermont Clothing Company, the Vermont Bowhunters Association, and the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department. The title sponsor of this year's event is the H Team, while other notable sponsors include Goss Dodge Chyrsler, 98.9 WOKO and Channel 5 WPTZ.

During the three-day sportsman's classic, there will be plenty of events for the kids, including a 20-foot rock climbing wall, pellet gun shoot, shooting simulator, rainforest reptile show, trout pond, Pelkey's kids archery shoot, lure making and knot tying, and live hunting dog training demonstrations. 

Speakers at this year's event include Bob Howe, Joe Judd, Dean Vanier, Joe DiNitto, James Vladyka, Jim Massett, Alec Sparks, Hal Blood, Andrea Bolduc, Matt Trombley, the Benoit brothers, and Michael Ralbovsky as well as a representative from Vermont Fish and Wildlife. 

Among the seminars that will be held on Friday, January 16, including some not offered on the other days, include the following:

  • 2014 Big Buck Adventures
  • Calling All Whitetails
  • Tracking Mature Whitetail Bucks
  • Hunting Bog Wood Bucks
  • Trout and Salmon Tactics on Champlain and Ontario
  • Vermont Trapping 101
  • Advanced Turkey Hunting Tactics
  • Predator Hunting
  • Ice Fishing Q&A
  • So You Don't Think Women Can Hunt? 

New seminars to be held on Saturday, January 17, include the following:

  • Human, Nature: VT's Sporting Community
  • Women Hunters Q&A
  • Vermont's Deer Herd, Issues and Answers
  • NWTF Vermont Turkey Hunting Symposium
  • Hunting for Wild Mushrooms 

Sunday, January 18 will feature some of the same seminars that will be held on Friday and Saturday. Due to the schedule setup, some seminars are scheduled simultaneously on the same day, which may prevent you from attending all of the seminars that you're interested in. 

It's not every day that some of the most skilled hunters and fishermen are just a few minutes from Burlington and right in Chittenden County. To get the most out of your money and the 23rd Annual Yankee Sportsman's Classic, go for the three-day ticket so you won't miss a thing.

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