Same show, new location for the 44th Annual Louisiana Sportsman Show

The original, highly anticipated Louisiana Sportsman Show is in a new location for 2024! This year, the one and only Louisiana Sportsman Show will be held at the Raising Cane’s River Center in Baton Rouge March 1-3. There will be lots of special events and treats. Show times are Friday, Noon – 7 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., and Sunday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. The show is once again presented by Shell.

The annual Big Buck Contest will return. This year the categories are Best Louisiana Gun, Best Louisiana Bow, Best Out-of-State Gun, Best Out-of-State Bow, Best Muzzleloader/Black Powder and Best Youth. Deadline for entries is Saturday, March 2, at 3 p.m. All entrants can send in a photo with their buck for a chance to be on the cover of Louisiana Sportsman magazine in the fall of 2024. The Big Buck Contest is sponsored by Louisiana Land Bank.

The Hawg Trough, America’s No. 1 Pro fishing attraction, will be at the show with its 4,000-gallon tank full of fish. There will be fishing demonstrations scheduled throughout the show.

The Wetlands Watchers will be back again this year after a highly successful debut last year. The Wetland Watchers bring an opportunity to touch and learn about animals native to Louisiana. The students invite young and old alike to hold baby alligators and learn more about preserving the fragile Louisiana ecosystem. They will be at the show on March 2 from 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

The Baton Rouge Zydeco Ice Hockey Team will kick off their spring season Friday, March 1, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 2, at 7:00 p.m. immediately following the show. The team plays in the Arena of the River Center. Come check out the show and stay for the game.

The Sportsman Show has partnered with several hotels within walking distance to the River Center that have given great rates for the weekend, including free parking. There are also many great restaurants in the area within walking distance to complete your visit. 

Vendors from across Louisiana and other states will be on hand as usual, offering great deals and a look at the new and exciting products out there on the market for sportsmen. Make plans to attend the one and only Louisiana Sportsman Show!

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