Clayton, NY - Grizzly bears (rugs, that is), canines, knifemakers, gunsmiths, radio control boats and planes, and more have been added to the August 15-16 Clayton-1000 Islands Gun and Sportsmen's Show at Clayton Recreation Park Arena.Bill's Bear Rugs & Taxidermy of Lake George, NY, is bringing the rustic Adirondack tradition of decorating with animal pelts and mounts to the Clayton Gun Show. A large table and wall display will include bear skin and wolf rugs, buffalo hides, moose and elk mounts, game pelts and skulls, bear claw necklaces, and bison powder horns. Canine rescue dogs and the Clayton Police K-9 will be attending the 2009 show that is Northern New York's largest gun and knife exhibition. A private collection of radio control boats and planes will be demonstrated and on exhibit. Ohio knifemaker, Blind Horse Knives, attends shows across the U.S. and is returning to the Clayton show for their second year with unique, custom-made knives. Long-time vendor United Cartridge will have ammunition supplies among the 75-plus exhibitors with new, used and collectible firearms, knives, archery and sporting goods. Gunsmiths, including Mary Van Tassel of Evans Mills, NY, will share the most up-to-date information on firearms. NCIS checks are required for all firearm sales/purchases. Products for sale include muzzle-loading firearms, flintlocks, in-line discs, ammunition, scopes, sights, binoculars, cleaning kits, decoys; fishing tackle; knives; leather goods; and books. Hunting guides and collectors/sellers of military memorabilia are available to answer questions. Dealers buy, sell and trade goods. The Clayton-1000 Islands Gun and Sportsmen's Show is an Operation Yellow Ribbon Event for military personnel and their families. Active and retired military personnel and family members with military ID receive $1.00 off the $5 admission on Saturday 8:30 am to 5 pm and Sunday 9 am to 4 pm at the Clayton Recreation Park Arena. Operation Yellow Ribbon is a program of the Northern New York/Fort Drum Chapter of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA). The funds raised by the show support the Rotary Club's community, scholarship and international projects. Clayton Recreation Park is south of the Village of Clayton on Route 12. For more show information, contact Rotarian Tony Pisarski at 315.783-6917.
Photo caption: Hunting dog with decoy at Clayton-1000 Islands Gun and Sportsmen's Show. The August 15-16 event has added rescue dogs and the Clayton Police K-9. Contact: Tony Pisarski, 315.783-6917