Bone Collector and gear bring crowds for NRA Great American Hunting & Outdoor Show

Bone Collector Michael Waddell poses for picture with fan at NRA's Great American Hunting & Outdoor Show

Frederick, Maryland - The NRA Great American Hunting & Outdoor Show is well into its second day. Halls swell with would be patrons and customers — perhaps a result of the Eastern Sports and Hunting show cancellation — as the vendors settle in. With only one day left, there’s still plenty time to check out the more than 150 exhibitors here at the Frederick Fairgrounds.

Doors stay open until 7 p.m. tonight. So pack up the wife and kids and head on down. There's literally something here for the whole family. Check out the album below for to see for yourself.

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From hobbyist to vendor at the NRA Great American Hunting & Outdoor Show, Gobbler Getter gets it done

Gobbler Getter Turkey Calls at NRA Great American Hunting & Outdoor Show in Frederick, Maryland

Frederick, Maryland - Now in its fourth year, the NRA Great American Hunting & Outdoor Show has a lot of familiar vendors who are veterans of the show. But the expo is always growing. Year after year we see plenty of new faces — like Rick from Gobbler Getter Turkey Calls.

Based out of Enola, Pennsylvania, Rick Harro started selling turkey calls about seven and a half years ago. As a lifelong hunter, and an avid woodworker, Rick found a way to combine his two passions ... making calls for as long as he can remember.

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Guns, gear and more from the NRA hunting show's first day

Trophies from the Mason/Dixon Big Buck Contest at the NRA Great American Hunting & Outdoor Show

Frederick, Maryland - Feast your eyes on some photos of the NRA Great American Hunting & Outdoor Show's first day. Hopefully these are just previews of what you'll be seeing in person today or tomorrow. If you unfortunately cant make it, these shots and our coverage throughout the weekend will have to suffice.

This show has it all. Held in seven buildings on the Frederick Fairgrounds, there are over a hundred vendors with anything an outdoors enthusiast could want. Guns, bows, feed, taxidermy, clothing, optical gear, jerky, calls, tractors and more. There's plenty of fun for the whole family between the LaserShot video game, scavenger hunt, or just plain hanging out.

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Frederick, Maryland hosts your NRA-filled weekend of hunting and outdoor gear

A wolf on display at the NRA Great American Hunting & Outdoor Show in Frederick, Maryland

Frederick, Maryland - It may be snowing, but the doors are open for the NRA Great American Hunting & Outdoor Show here at the Frederick Fairgrounds. A little inclement weather isn't stopping the outdoor enthusiasts of the Mid-Atlantic from pouring through the doors and getting their fill of the industry's latest gear, or booking a great hunt through one of the many outfitters.

Throughout seven buildings are over a hundred vendors selling just about everything. Guns, bows, retriever training, taxidermy, clothing, optical gear, jerky, summer camps, tractors and more. It's all here - really. A lot of them are even raffling away free gear and services! Why are you not here already?!

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Frederick, Maryland hosts 4th annual NRA hunting show Jan 25 - 27

The Bone Collector Michael Waddell to appear at NRA's Great American Hunting & Outdoor Show
Michael Waddell (on right) headlines the 2013 NRA Great American Hunting and Outdoor Show.

Fairfax, Virginia - Tomorrow marks the return of the NRA Great American Hunting & Outdoor Show to the Frederick Fairgrounds in Maryland. If you call yourself a hunting or outdoor enthusiast, live in the mid-Atlantic region and don't make it out... we don't know what to tell you. With vendors and activities for the whole family, you'll have to come up with a pretty good excuse to miss this one.

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NRA Membership booth at Eastern Sports & Outdoor Show

Fairfax, Virginia - The Eastern Sports & Outdoor Show is one of the largest outdoor and hunting shows on the East Coast. Attracting patrons from as far south as Virginia and as far north as New York, their numbers promise to smaller this year due to their decision to ban a number of firearm related vendors.

Typically, the National Rifle Association has three booths at the Eastern Show. One for Membership, one for Hunter Services and one for NRAblog. This year we will have zero.

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Come one come all to Frederick, Maryland for the 4th Annual NRA hunting show

2013 NRA Great American Hunting & Outdoor Show

Fairfax, Virginia - We're just over a week away from the 4th Annual NRA Great American Hunting & Outdoor Show. Returning to the Frederick Fairgrounds in Frederick, Maryland, the show definitely bigger and even better than last year. If you're a hunting and outdoors enthusiast in the mid-Atlantic states, you're going to want to be in line January 25th. The show is also a great place to bring the whole family; it's free for kids 9 and under.

Several of our great NRA programs will have booths at the show, like Women On Target Hunts, the NRA Training Department, the National Firearms Museum, Maryland Friends of NRA and more. This may be our show, but we aren't the only ones there. On the floor you'll also find firearms manufacturers, guide services, outfitters, hunting equipment, taxidermists just to name a few. Between all the booths and seminars lined up, there's something for everyone.

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Hunting & Outdoor Icon Michael Waddel booked for NRA Show

bone collector michael waddell Fairfax, Virginia - The fourth annual NRA Great American Hunting & Outdoor Show takes place next January at the Frederick Fair Grounds in Maryland. There you will see a few hundred exhibitors, tons of hunt/outdoor gear, and thanks to the hard work of the staff, the Outdoor Channel's Bone Collector Michael Waddell.

"We're talking about one heck of an expert there my friend," said show manager Bob Davis.

Debuting in 2009 on the Outdoor Channel, Bone Collector hit the air with a mission to document the culture of the hunter, the brotherhood of sportsmen and effort to show "the warts and all" in their adventures across the globe. They also managed to win last year's Fan Favorite Best Hunting Golden Moose Award at the SHOT Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Your chance to see the latest hunting & outdoor gear in Maryland

NRA Hunting & Outdoor show returns to Frederick, Maryland Yes, yes it's early. Probably too early for most. As a constant procrastinator, I know it's too early for me. But I've been told that a lot of you like to plan in advance so here you go. If you're in or around the Washington, DC Metro area at the end of January then you need to add Frederick, Maryland to your itinerary. That's where you'll find the NRA's Great American Hunting & Outdoor Show. January 25th through the 27th at the Frederick Fairgrounds ... wait until you see what's in store.

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