Expo returns to Rio Grande Valley

Story by Craig Nyhus, Lone Star Outdoor News

The 27th Annual Texas Hunters/Sportsman’s Expo, the original show in the Rio Grande Valley, is coming back to the new McAllen Convention Center July 21- 23.

“We have had solid crowds over the past 26 years, and the show’s attendance continues to grow each year,” said Justin Curl, who directs the show with his brother, Chris. “It really gets better each year.”

 The three-day event will draw several thousand hunting and fishing enthusiasts and visitors from both sides of the Texas/Mexico border.

“We have items for everyone and a variety of exhibits to enjoy,” Justin said. This is the only show of its kind south of San Antonio and North of Monterrey, Mexico.”

The show features guides and outfitters from across the United States, Canada, Mexico and Africa, booking hunts for trophy whitetail, big game, exotics, bear, nilgai, moose, elk, mule deer, turkey, quail, dove, waterfowl, trophy bass and saltwater fishing trips and more.

Manufacturers and dealers will be on hand offering special show prices on hunting blinds, feeders, gun safes, custom knives, hunting vehicles, ATVs, boats, fishing rods and reels, camouflage, ranching equipment, tractors, hunting accessories and more.

Not just for the hunter, fishing guides and camps will be on hand as well to book that fishing trip of a lifetime. Tackle and rods will be specially priced, and huge boat displays, all at special show prices. Looking for a new RV? A huge display will help you decide.

Entertainment for the whole family will be at this year’s show, including Frank Addington , “The Aspirin Buster,” showing his unique archery skills, Joe Martin’s Snakes of Texas, trophy exotic and whitetail exhibits, a taxidermy display, wildlife artists, door prizes and a CCA boat raffle.

“This is a show the entire family can enjoy,” Justin said. “There is something here for everyone, and children under 12 get in free.”

To learn more, call (956) 664-2884 or visit texashunterassociation.com.