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41st annual Game Fair set near Anoka

The outdoor event focuses on shotgun sports, archery, waterfowl hunting and dog training.

Dog competing at Game Fair
A dog competes at a past Game Fair. This year's Game Fair is set for Aug. 12-14 and 19-21 at Armstrong Ranch Kennels near Anoka, Minnesota.
Contributed / WriteOutdoors.com, Ron Hustvedt
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ANOKA, Minn. — The 41st annual Game Fair, billed as the nation’s largest outdoors sporting event for the entire family, will be held over two weekends coming up — Aug. 12-14 and Aug. 19-21 — near the northern Twin Cities suburb of Anoka

More than 50,000 people and some 4,000 dogs are expected to attend this year’s event which includes archery competition and demonstrations, dog training competition and demonstrations, trap shooting demonstrations and competition as well as vendors, food and entertainment.

Special exhibits include decoys, duck boats, art, dogs, dog accessories, taxidermy and all the latest in hunting equipment for outdoor enthusiasts. Fair-goers are encouraged to bring their dogs (leashed) and their shotguns or bows (cased) so they can participate in the many activities offered over 80 acres on the grounds of Armstrong Ranch Kennels. Activities for children of all ages include slingshots, air rifles, archery and darts.

Game Fair is located five miles west of Anoka, in the city of Ramsey — between Anoka and Elk River on highways 10 West and 169 North. For more information go to gamefair.com

John Myers reports on the outdoors, natural resources and the environment for the Duluth News Tribune. You can reach him at jmyers@duluthnews.com.
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