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Sportsmen’s Show opens Wednesday

PORTLAND — Hundreds of displays featuring hunting and fishing, seminars on outdoor topics and more are on tap beginning Wednesday at the 35th annual Pacific Northwest Sportsmen’s Show.

Hours for the event at the Portland Expo Center at 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Feb. 13 and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Feb. 14.

The center is at 2060 N. Marine Drive. Admission is $10 for adults, and $5 for juniors ages 6 to 16. A two-day pass is $15. Coupons for a $2 discount are available online at www.otshows.com.

Parking costs $7. Carpools of three or more passengers are $6. Overflow parking is available at Portland Meadows and Portland International Raceway with shuttle bus.

Guides and outfitters will have booths featuring their services and destinations, a youth trout-fishing pond will be available and camp cooking demonstrations are planned.

Dozens of sport-fishing boats will be on display.

Hunter education class scheduled

WOODLAND — A youth hunter education safety class will be offered in March at Woodland High School, 800 Third St.

The course will be from 5 to 9 p.m. on March 8-11. The cost is $20, but the money is refunded upon completion of the class. All sessions must be attended.

Registration is online. Go to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife site at http://wdfw.wa.gov/hunting and follow the links.

Topics will include safe handling of firearms, conservation principles, survival skills and more. Passage of a hunter education course is required for a young hunter to buy a state hunting license.

For more information, contact Michael Ward at safehunter@live.com.

Fly-tying class begins Feb. 16

Registration is open for the Clark-Skamania Flyfishers fly-tying class beginning Feb. 16 at the CASEE Center, 11104 N.E. 149th St.

The course costs $25and is limited to 16 participants, Class hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. for six days. Students will learn to tie about a dozen trout patterns.

To register, contact Wayne Bigelow at 360-601-8464 or by e-mail to big@pacifier.com.

Local CCA chapter to meet on Tuesday

CAMAS — The Southwest Washington chapter of the Coastal Conservation Association will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Camas Meadows Golf Club, 4015 N.W. Camas Meadows Drive.

A no-host buffet dinner is at 5:30 p.m.

Several fishing guides will have informal displays at the session