Outdoor Sports Show continues Sunday in Rosemont

  • Gianna Ponzi, 2, of Joliet, who was with her mom Rachel, goes eye to eye with a bear Saturday at the Chicago Outdoor Sports Show at Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont.

      Gianna Ponzi, 2, of Joliet, who was with her mom Rachel, goes eye to eye with a bear Saturday at the Chicago Outdoor Sports Show at Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Bob Hollis and his son Eric, 23, of Sheridan, Illinois, check out handguns Saturday at the gun section of the Chicago Outdoor Sports Show at Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont.

      Bob Hollis and his son Eric, 23, of Sheridan, Illinois, check out handguns Saturday at the gun section of the Chicago Outdoor Sports Show at Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Anthony Composto, 14, of Mount Prospect fishes for trout Saturday as his dad Dennis fishes with his brother Michael, 12, a little way away at the Chicago Outdoor Sports Show in Rosemont.

      Anthony Composto, 14, of Mount Prospect fishes for trout Saturday as his dad Dennis fishes with his brother Michael, 12, a little way away at the Chicago Outdoor Sports Show in Rosemont. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Jeff Zeilinger and his daughter Samantha, 11, of Wheaton pan for pyrite, known as "fool's gold," Saturday at the Chicago Outdoor Sports Show. Samantha said he will keep her bag of "gold" for memory's sake.

      Jeff Zeilinger and his daughter Samantha, 11, of Wheaton pan for pyrite, known as "fool's gold," Saturday at the Chicago Outdoor Sports Show. Samantha said he will keep her bag of "gold" for memory's sake. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Jessica Nyberg from the TV show "Handguns and Defensive Weapons" on the Sportsman Channel talks about carry/conceal and knowing what is the right handgun for your needs Saturday at the Chicago Outdoor Sports Show at Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont.

      Jessica Nyberg from the TV show "Handguns and Defensive Weapons" on the Sportsman Channel talks about carry/conceal and knowing what is the right handgun for your needs Saturday at the Chicago Outdoor Sports Show at Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

 
 
Updated 1/24/2015 6:56 PM

The 36 annual Chicagoland Outdoor Sports Show was in full swing on Saturday, the fourth day of its five-day run.

Rick Rosalina, show director, said this year promoters added a bigger gun show, which 20,000 people will venture through, along with visiting the hunting, fishing, boats and (kids favorite) trout pond fishing exhibits at the show.

 

Jessica Nyberg from the TV show "Handguns and Defensive Weapons" on the Sportsman Channel was teaching a carry/conceal class about knowing your state laws and choosing the right weapon for your needs. She said that there is a 42 percent rise in women carrying handguns under the carry/conceal program.

Jeff Zeilinger and his daughter Samantha, 11, of Wheaton were trying their luck panning for gold. After panning for an hour, Samantha had a bag full of pyrite or "fool's gold." "I'll save it and keep it for a memory," she said.

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