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Outdoor show season starts

Sun., Jan. 18, 2009, midnight

The boat, RV and sportsmen’s show season is under way, giving outdoor enthusiasts a chance to see the latest products from manufacturers and learn sporting techniques at seminars.

Following is a regional list of top upcoming shows:

Inland Northwest RV Show, Thursday-Sunday, at Spokane County Fair and Expo Center. Info: (509) 466-4256;

Washington Sportsmen’s Show, Wednesday-Sunday, at Western Washington Fairgrounds in Puyallup, sponsored by O’Loughlin Shows. Info: (503) 246-8291; www.oloughlin

Seattle Boat Show, Friday-Feb. 1, Qwest Field Event Center and on the water at South Lake Union. Info: .

Spokane National Boat Show, Jan. 30-Feb. 8 at Spokane County Fair and Expo Center. Info: (509) 991-1002;

Great Western Sportfishing Show, March 6-8, at Spokane Convention Center. Info: (509) 697-8208; .

Big Horn Outdoor Adventure Show, March 19-22, Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, sponsored by Inland Northwest Wildlife Council. Info: (509) 487-8552; .

North Idaho Sportsmen’s Trophy Measuring Event, to be scheduled sometime in March at North Idaho Fairgrounds, sponsored by Idaho Fish and Game Department. Info: (208) 769-1414.

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