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Fishing and outdoor show runs through Sunday in Schaumburg

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  • Barbara Schmidt, co-founder of The Northern Illinois Raptor Center, speaks to visitors about the barred owl she is holding during the Chicagoland Fishing Travel & Outdoor Expo at Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel and Convention Center. Behind her is a peregrine falcon.

       Barbara Schmidt, co-founder of The Northern Illinois Raptor Center, speaks to visitors about the barred owl she is holding during the Chicagoland Fishing Travel & Outdoor Expo at Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel and Convention Center. Behind her is a peregrine falcon.
    Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer

  • People await a presentation at the 5,000-gallon fish tank during the Chicagoland Fishing Travel & Outdoor Expo at Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel and Convention Center.

       People await a presentation at the 5,000-gallon fish tank during the Chicagoland Fishing Travel & Outdoor Expo at Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel and Convention Center.
    Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer

 
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The Chicagoland Fishing Travel & Outdoor Expo, in its second year at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel and Convention Center, continues through Sunday, Jan. 26, at 1551 N. Thoreau Drive.

Hours are until 7 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $12 for adults, $3 for ages 5-11, free for kids younger than 5. More information is at sportshows.com/index.html.

The show features more than 100 travel-related exhibitors, most of the major fishing tackle manufacturers, local fishing retailers, and almost 100 fishing boats.

The show includes seminars with expert instructors. A 5,000-gallon fish tank loaded with largemouth bass gives pros a place to demonstrate use of various lures.

On Sunday, kids 11 and younger are free and kids' events include a scavenger hunt and CastingKids, open to two age groups, 7-10 and 11-14. It's similar to NFL Punt, Pass and Kick events.

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