Boats and bucks were filling the halls of Rushmore Plaza Civic Center on Thursday as crews got ready for the 36th annual Black Hills Sports Show and Outdoor Expo.
The three-day event features dozens of vendors and activities catered to those who like to hunt, fish, camp or just like to get outside. The show opens at noon today and closes at 4 p.m. Sunday.
The expo features three seminars this year, all of which will take place Saturday. Kevin Robling will speak about non-meandering waters and impacts on public use at 11 a.m., Hans Stephenson will give a introduction to fly fishing techniques class at 12:30 p.m. and Brian Bashore will talk early season walleye at 2 p.m.
Black Hills Archery is once again hosting the indoor Archery Shoot Out on Saturday and Sunday. Youth age 8 to 10 start at 9 a.m. Saturday with ages 11 to 13 starting at 2 p.m. On Sunday, ages 14 to 18 start at 9 a.m. and adults will start at 1 p.m. Shooting is free for youth and $15 for adults, but shooters need to register in advance.
For the kids, there is a 24-foot climbing wall, a pellet gun, BB gun and rubber-band shooting range, a Nerf hunting adventure zone, Strider bike obstacle course and much more to keep them entertained all day long.