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      Nature Report: 24th Annual Sportsman's Expo

      If you are looking for a fun family outing this weekend then the biggest hunting and fishing exposition south of San Antonio is the perfect place to go. The 24th annual Texas Hunters and Sportsman's Expo is set for July 18th, 19th, and 20th at the new McAllen Convention Center where there will be more than 300 exhibitors with something for everyone. Chris Curl, Expo Co-owner says, "It's all under one roof, that's what makes it kind of neat. You get to stop by one place and you get to spend the day out there, see your friends, because everyone knows everyone in the Valley. It's just a fun place to go and find some of the latest equipment that is not on the market locally at stores." There will be everything from the latest models of boats on display to outfitters offering worldwide hunting and fishing expeditions. Curl says, "For the first time we are bringing the largest whitetail display, and also Conroe Taxidermy out of Houston Texas has signed a contract with us. They are coming down, and they are going to bring the largest North American and African animal trophy display. So, that is something different that has never been here in the Valley." And even if you are not a hunter or fisherman there will be plenty to interest everyone. Curl says, "Bring your children, your whole family, children under 12 are free compliments of L&F Distributors and Academy Sports. It's a family event|what makes it different from other shows is thatwe try and cater to the whole family|so while the guy is shopping for that camouflage dune buggy or camouflage 4x4 or he is looking to book a hunt, his wife can be shopping too for some sterling silver, and we have stuff for the children too." With your Nature Report I'm Richard Moore