Game Fair runs weekends through Aug. 18

The call of the wild will echo through Ramsey as sports enthusiasts, anglers and hunting dogs from around the country gather at Armstrong Ranch Kennel for the 32nd annual Game Fair.

The family friendly event, located at 8404 161st Ave. N.W., will run Aug. 9-11 and Aug 16-18.

It is a great place to meet fellow sportspeople and test out new products that can enhance the hunting and sporting experience, according to Nick Johnson, of Fridley.

Johnson is looking forward to defending his first place win in last year’s Duck and Goose Calling Competition and checking out what this year’s exhibitors have to offer for sale.

Game Fair also offers a number of hunting dog events, a $1,000 archery competition, numerous seminars and demonstrations given by expert sportsmen and sportswomen as well as opportunities to try the latest in deer and fowl hunting equipment and fishing gear.

Each weekend also includes exhibition shooting demonstrations by Aaron and Steve Gould Brothers, who replace longtime Game Fair exhibition shooter Tom Knapp, who died earlier this year.

There will also be exhibits for archery, decoys, duck boats, art, dogs, dog accessories, taxidermy and all the latest in hunting equipment for the outdoor enthusiast.

Game Fair admission is $12 for adults, $8 for seniors 62 and old and $5 for children, ages 6-14.

For more information, check out the Game Fair website,