Sportsmen’s Expo slated

Press Release

The second-annual International Sportsman’s Expo will be held Saturday, April 14 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Evangelical Covenant Church in International Falls.
The event, open to the public, brings together hunting, fishing, and outdoor enthusiasts with vendor booths, games, food, animal mounts, guest speakers, and prize draws throughout the day.
This year’s big prize draws include guns, fishing rods, and a hand-made quilt. Smaller prize drawings include merchandise and gift certificates donated by local businesses.
For a complete list, visit
This year’s seminars will be presented by Dave Csanda of Lindner Media Productions, Bill Hesslegrave (wild game processing), Justin Berg (shed antler collector), and Ryan Anderson (grouse hunter).
As a veteran outdoor communicator whose career has spanned the very formative years of what today is called fishing education, Csanda has fished from Alaska to Australia, Europe to South America, and all across the U. S. and Canada for everything from bass to muskies and panfish to trout.
He will be instructing anglers on the finer points of freshwater angling.
Hesselgrave specializes in wild game processing and fish filleting. At last year’s expo, he demonstrated care and processing of venison, which shows you how to get totally boneless meat cut properly so it will be wholesome, tender, and always good tasting.
This year, Hesselgrave will demonstrate how to fillet the fish you catch so they are whole and totally boneless, including taking the “Y” bones out of the northern pike and lake trout and the pin bones out of walleye and bass.
Special appearances by Minnesota Vikings Mickey Shuler and Frank Youso also are slated.
Mickey Shuler Jr. is a two-year tight end on the Vikings’ current roster, the son of 12-year NFL alumnus tight end Mickey Shuler, Sr.
Youso is an International Falls native and the very first Minnesota Viking signed by the organization.
Youso played two season with the Vikings before moving to Oakland, where he played for the Raiders the rest of his NFL career.
Entry to the event is by free-will offering of non-perishable food items and/or cash.
All admission donations will go to the local Salvation Army food shelf and/or local dialysis project.
While food items are appreciated, monetary donations for the food shelf go further because of the food shelf’s access to discount products and programs.
For more information, visit or call Tom Holt at 1-218-283-9985.