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Lorain County Gun Show

Lorain County Gun Show

The Lorain County Gun Show data and specifics can be found at the promoters website. Please always check with the promoter before the show for last minute changes.

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Gun Show Dates
Dec 21st – 22nd, 2019
Feb 22nd – 23rd, 2020
Apr 18th – 19th, 2020
Oct 24th – 25th, 2020
Dec 19th – 20th, 2020
Wellington, Ohio
Show Times
Saturday: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Admission
General: $5.00; Children 12 & under: Free

Gun Show Information
The Lorain County Gun Show will be held in Wellington, OH. This Wellington gun show is held at Lorain County Fairgrounds. Check with promoter, Bill-Mar Promotions, for any gun show changes or coupon available.

Promoter
Bill-Mar Promotions
Contact: George Oates
Phone: (440) 986-5004
Email: gmoates@twc.com
Phone: (440) 320-4660

Location
Lorain County Fairgrounds
23000 Fairgrounds Rd
Wellington, OH 44090
Vendor
100 Tables

Please always check with the promoter before the show for last minute changes.
All federal, state and local firearm ordinances and laws must be obeyed.

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Gun ownership is the second amendment to the US Constitution. The fact it is number two identifies just how important it was considered – free speech being number one. If you are a hunter, sport shooter, an outdoors lover, whatever you need to stand up and be counted. Go to enjoy your rights and attend an Ohio gun show. The Lorain County Gun Show like all gun shows require all participants to observe both federal and state gun laws.

We update gun show schedules frequently and add gun shows as new ones are scheduled. We strive to verify all Ohio gun shows and provide information relevant to both potential vendors and participants. When possible, always check the show promoter website for extra information or updates of the gun show we may not yet have on our Ohio gun show websites.

We list gun shows in multiple states. You can check out other gun shows in other states near you. Go to our main page at: https://traderscreek.com/gun-shows/

RK Oklahoma City Gun Show

RK Oklahoma City Gun Show

The RK Oklahoma City Gun Show data and specifics can be found at the promoters website. Please always check with the promoter before the show for last minute changes.

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Gun Show Dates
Dec 14th – 15th, 2019
Jan 25th – 26th, 2020
Mar 7th – 8th, 2020
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Show Times
Saturday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday: 9:00am – 4:00pm

Admission
General: $14.00; Children: $5.00

Description
The RK  Oklahoma City Gun Show will be held in Oklahoma City, OK. This Oklahoma City gun show is held at Oklahoma City State Fairgrounds.

Promoter
R.K. Shows Inc
Phone: (563) 927-8176
Email: rkshows@yousq.net
Website: http://www.rkshows.com

Location
Oklahoma City State Fairgrounds
Modern Living Building
3001 General Pershing Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK 73107

Vendor
450 Tables

Please always check with the promoter before the show for last minute changes

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Gun ownership is the second amendment to the US Constitution. The fact it is number two identifies just how important it was considered – free speech being number one. If you are a hunter, sport shooter, an outdoors lover, whatever you need to stand up and be counted. Go to enjoy your rights and attend an Oklahoma gun show. The RK Oklahoma City Gun Show like all gun shows require all participants to observe both federal and state gun laws.

We update gun show schedules frequently and add gun shows as new ones are scheduled. We strive to verify all Oklahoma gun shows and provide information relevant to both potential vendors and participants. When possible, always check the show promoter website for extra information or updates of the gun show we may not yet have on our Oklahoma gun show websites.

We list gun shows in multiple states. You can check out other gun shows in other states near you. Go to our main page at: https://traderscreek.com/gun-shows/

Belleville Gun Knife Show

Belleville Gun Knife Show

The Belleville Gun Knife Show data and specifics can be found at the promoters website. Please always check with the promoter before the show for last minute changes.

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Gun Show Dates
Oct 5th – 6th, 2019

Belleville, Illinois
Show Times
Saturday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday: 9:00am – 3:00pm

Admission
General: $6.00; Description

Gun Show Information
The Belleville Gun Knife Show will be held in Belleville, IL. This Belleville gun & knife show is held at Belle-Clair Expo Center

Promoter
ECA Hunting and Trade Shows
Contact: Bob Leckrone
Phone: (618) 495-2572
Email: bobleck202@gmail.com
Website: https://www.facebook.com/ILLINOISECAGUNSHOWS/

Location
Belle-Clair Expo Center
200 S Belt E
Belleville, IL 62220

Please always check with the promoter before the show for last minute changes

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Gun ownership is the second amendment to the US Constitution. The fact it is number two identifies just how important it was considered – free speech being number one. If you are a hunter, sport shooter, an outdoors lover, whatever you need to stand up and be counted. Go to enjoy your rights and attend an Illinois gun show. The Belleville Gun Knife Show like all gun shows require all participants to observe both federal and state gun laws.

We update gun show schedules frequently and add gun shows as new ones are scheduled. We strive to verify all Illinois gun shows and provide information relevant to both potential vendors and participants. When possible, always check the show promoter website for extra information or updates of the gun show we may not yet have on our Illinois gun show websites.

We list gun shows in multiple states. You can check out other gun shows in other states near you. Go to our main page at: https://traderscreek.com/gun-shows/

Flounder With Tomato Caper Salsa Recipe

Flounder With Tomato Caper Salsa Recipe

Flounder With Tomato Caper Salsa recipe is simple to make. The flounder can be broiled in an oven or grilled over the BBQ. Just keep it simple and for this recipe stay away from breading and frying the fish.

Ingredients:

2 Plum Tomatoes                                 1 shallot chopped
1/3 cup chopped Kalamata olives    ¼ Tsp. of crushed red pepper
3 Tbsp. capers                                      1 Tbsp. olive oil
3 Tbsp. chopped bell pepper             4 flounder fillets
1 Tbsp. of lemon juice

Directions:

Salsa: In a medium bowl add the tomatoes, Kalamata olives, capers, bell pepper, shallot, and crushed red pepper. Drizzle with the olive oil. Mix well, salt and pepper to taste. Set aside – it’s all done

Flounder: Preheat your oven on a low broiler setting. Spray a pan with non-stick spray (Pam) Place flounder fillets on pan and pour the lemon juice over. Salt and pepper very sparingly. Place in broiler – stay with it the flounder will cook fast.
When the fish is white and flakes take it out. Pour the salsa over and…Bon Appetite.

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Lake Whitefish – Coregonus clupeaformis

General: Lake Whitefish, Coregonus clupeaformis, commonly called the Grlake whitefish is a species of freshwater whitefish from North America. lake whitefish is a large silver or gray colored fisheat Lakes Whitefish, are freshwater fish found in northern parts of the United States and much of Canada, inhabiting cold, deep lakes, including all of the Great Lakes. This pale, reclusive member of the Salmon/Trout (salmonidae) family is known for its exceptional flavor and tendency to school, resulting in its huge popularity amongst commercial and sport fisherman. The Lake Whitefish is also considered the most economically valuable species native to the Great Lakes, a mainstay of commercial fishers since this area was settled1.

Description: A member of the Salmon/Trout family, Lake Whitefish can be identified by the signature torpedo shape and adipose fin (a small fin located on the back in front of the tail)2. Lake Whitefish also have two dorsal fins, a blunt nose, and a forked tail. This species is deep-bodied with a relatively small head. Older fish sometimes develop a “fleshy bump at the shoulders”3. Features unique to the Lake Whitefish include a sub-terminal mouth (meaning the snout overhangs the lower lip) that is small and delicate compared to trout and salmon4, and larger scales than other members of the salmonidae family. Adults typically reach lengths of 17” to 22”, but may exceed 30” if conditions allow. Typically, adult Lake Whitefish weigh between 1.5 to 5 lbs. but may reach upwards of 15 lbs5. Historically, Lake Whitefish lived approximately 25 years and grew to over 20 lbs. However, due to changing fishing trends, Lake Whitefish now have diminished life expectancies, and therefore, reach smaller sizes6.

Lake Whitefish are greenish-brown in color, shading to silver on the sides and belly. Fins are often clear or nearly clear7.

Habitat: Lake Whitefish are a reclusive species, schooling in deep, gloomy waters of the Great Lakes. Lake Whitefish may live in depths up to 200’ (seeking these depths when summer temperatures climb,) feeding along lake bottoms and often escaping the reach of sport fisherman.

Location: Lake Whitefish are found in deep, cold waters in northern parts of North America, most notably in the Great Lakes (Superior, Michigan, Huron, Ontario, and Erie.) They school in these well-oxygenated waters and are abundant in many areas, despite their steady popularity amongst commercial fishers.

Diet: Lake Whitefish feed near or on lake bottoms and have limited diets due to the petite size of the mouth. These fish feed on insects and larvae, small fish and fish eggs, freshwater shrimp, mollusks, and other small bottom organisms.

Reproduction: Lake Whitefish spawn during early winter in waters less than 25’ deep. These fish may spawn in the fall if water temperatures drop below 50°F8. Females spread their eggs across reefs or in shallow basins on rock, gravel, or sand beds. Thick winter ice protects spawning areas from being disrupted by winds, increasing spawning success9, allowing the eggs to hatch the following spring. Some eggs will be lost due to predatory species including yellow perch, ciscoes, and other whitefish. Young fish may fall prey to predators including lake trout, northern pike, and walleye. The surviving young grow rapidly, and leave the protective waters for deeper areas by early summer10.

Fishing Facts: Lake Whitefish have always been popular amongst commercial fishers, but only recently have they caught on with sport anglers due to their reclusive, deep-water living habits that require special fishing techniques11.
Lake Whitefish have been a staple of the Great Lakes commercial fishing industry since settlement. Over the last four decades, over two million pounds of Lake Whitefish have been commercially harvested annually in Green Bay and northwestern Lake Michigan alone12. Commercial fishers use trapnets and gillnets to troll deep waters for schools of Lake Whitefish while sport anglers have found success using small hooks (appropriate for this species small mouth) baited with fish eggs13.
This species is known for its mild, sweet, light flavor which lends itself to many preparation styles. Fresh, this fish may be refrigerated and used within two to four days, and frozen, this fish is known for its flavor and nutritional retention14.

This flavorful fish is a high-quality, low cost, nutritional powerhouse, packed with:
More Omega 3 fatty acids than both pink and sockeye salmon
Vitamins A, E, B6, B12, niacin, thiamin, riboflavin, and folate
Minerals, including phosphorus, selenium, potassium, calcium, iron and zinc15

Notes of Interest: The largest recorded Lake Whitefish weighed 42.67 lbs. and was caught from Lake Superior in 191816.

Because of its mild flavor, Lake Whitefish offer an excellent alternative to those who do not like that “fishy flavor” of other species.
The Lake Whitefish is known by several alternative names, including: Sault Whitefish, Gizzard Fish, Attikmaig (Native American,) and Grande Coregone (French)17.

Footnotes
1. http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-153-10364_18958-45680–,00.html
2. http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/Home/species_a_to_z/SpeciesGuideIndex/lakewhitefish/tabid/6670/Default.aspx
3. http://www.greatlakeswhitefish.com/
4. http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-153-10364_18958-45680–,00.html
5. http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/Home/species_a_to_z/SpeciesGuideIndex/lakewhitefish/tabid/6670/Default.aspx
6. http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-153-10364_18958-45680–,00.html
7. http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-153-10364_18958-45680–,00.html
8. http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/Home/species_a_to_z/SpeciesGuideIndex/lakewhitefish/tabid/6670/Default.aspx
9. http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/Home/species_a_to_z/SpeciesGuideIndex/lakewhitefish/tabid/6670/Default.aspx
10. http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-153-10364_18958-45680–,00.html
11. http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-153-10364_18958-45680–,00.html
12. http://www.seagrant.wisc.edu/greatlakesfish/lakewhitefish.html
13. http://www.greatlakeswhitefish.com/
14. http://www.greatlakeswhitefish.com/
15. http://www.greatlakeswhitefish.com/
16. http://www.greatlakeswhitefish.com/
17. http://www.seagrant.wisc.edu/greatlakesfish/lakewhitefish.html

http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-153-10364_18958-45680–,00.html
http://www.greatlakeswhitefish.com/
http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/Home/species_a_to_z/SpeciesGuideIndex/lakewhitefish/tabid/6670/Default.aspx
http://www.seagrant.wisc.edu/greatlakesfish/lakewhitefish.html

Pumpkinseed sunfish – Lepomis gibbosus

Pumpkinseed

General:

Pumpkinseed sunfish (Lepomis gibbosus) are one of three small to medium sized species of true sunfish, along with bluegills and fishing Pumpkinseed sunfish are a great way to introduce children to the sportredbreasts. The species common name was earned because of its distinctive body shape. Pumpkinseeds are often recognized for their eagerness to bite at bait and their catchability, making them popular amongst novice fishermen and children (especially when nothing else is biting.) But anglers beware, pumpkinseeds have sharp spines along their fins that can be painful if handled incorrectly. An abundant species, they fulfill an important intermediate role in their ecosystems and are a common site in shallow waters along the edges of ponds, lakes, and slow running streams or rivers. While easy to catch and quite tasty, their petite size prevents pumpkinseeds from being a sport fish.

Description:

Pumpkinseeds are small to medium, freshwater fish that reach an average mature length of 4” to 8” (but may reach 10” in length) and a mature weight of .35lb. to .65lb. They have laterally compressed, deep-bodies typical of sunfish, which are likened in shape to pumpkinseeds, earning them their common name. They have small mouths and protective spiny, rayed dorsal, pelvic and anal fins.

Pumpkinseeds are colorful fish. Their bodies are olive, brassy yellow or brown in color and densely mottled with copper, gold, orange, blue-green, or red spots. Irregular, crescent-shaped blue or emerald streaks are present on the cheeks and gill covers. The rear portion of the dark gill cover is marked with a crimson spot contained within a pale crescent-shape. Their bellies range from yellow, to bronze to red1.

Juveniles have vertical banding on their sides and pale spots on their gill flaps (called opercle flaps2.)

Pumpkinseeds are most active during the day, feeding and hiding amongst vegetation in schools. At night they rest below cover along the bottom of shallow, fresh waters. Their home ranges average .5 to 2.75 acres.

On average, wild pumpkinseeds live five to six years but may live as long as eight years. In captivity, these fish have lived as long as twelve years3.

Habitat:

Pumpkinseeds live in cool to warm fresh waters, preferring depths of 3’ to 6’ and a temperature of 70° to 75°F. They tend to school in the shallow waters close to the shores of lakes, ponds and slow moving streams or rivers where ample vegetation provides cover.

Within their native habitats, pumpkinseeds are prey to largemouth bass, pike, perch, pickerel, walleye, freshwater eels, other sunfish, cormorants, herons, mergansers, and humans, to name a few. In addition to hiding in aquatic vegetation for cover, pumpkinseeds are equipped with spiny fins that are used for protection from predators. When threatened, pumpkinseeds spread these spines, making them harder to swallow4.

Location:

Pumpkinseeds are found throughout eastern Canada and the United States, with ranges reaching as far north as New Brunswick, as far west as North Dakota and southeast Manitoba and south to South Carolina and Kentucky. Their native range includes the Great Lakes, the Hudson Bay, and upper portions of the Mississippi River. Pumpkinseeds have been introduced in other areas of the United States as well as in South America, Africa and Europe, where they are considered invasive pests5.

Diet

: Like other sunfish, pumpkinseeds have a diverse diet including insects, insect larvae, snails, leeches, crustaceans, mollusks, small fish and aquatic vegetation. The majority of their feeding happens in the afternoon, although sunfish are known to feed in varying water levels throughout the day6.

Reproduction:

Pumpkinseeds spawn from May through August. During this period, females (of two to five years old) deposit from 4000 to 7000 eggs and males may breed up to once every eleven days. Unlike many species, pumpkinseeds are unique in that males provide parental care to the nests and young during early development while females play no role after spawning.

Male pumpkinseeds build colonies of up to fifteen nesting sites amongst vegetation in shallow, coastal waters. These colonies may contain a variety of species of sunfish, resulting in interbreeding. Males may construct several nest sites that are roughly 12” wide and 2” to 3” deep7. Males habitually fan these sites with their tails in order to remove fine sediment that could smother eggs8. These sites, once established, are aggressively defended by male pumpkinseeds, who charge, chase, bite, and mouth-fight intruding fish. However, when female pumpkinseeds approach from deeper waters to spawn, males will chase them into their nesting sites. During breeding times, males have been observed to change color, which is believed to play a role in breeding. Within the nest, males and females participate in a mating display in which they swim belly-to-belly in a circular motion, until the milt and eggs are released (the eggs released at intervals9.) Females may deposit their eggs in several nests throughout the breeding season and multiple females sometimes spawn with one male at the same time in the same nesting site.

With an optimal temperature of 55° to 82°F, eggs hatch in three to ten days. The young are transparent and have no ocular pigmentation for 48 hours. For the next five days, the young remain in the bottom of the nest, receiving nourishment form their yolks. The adult males guard all their nests and the young for approximately eleven days after they hatch, until the young have dispersed and are free-swimming and capable of feeding on their own (with fully developed mouths and pelvic fins, which are last to develop.) During this time, males continually fan the nests with their tails to keep them oxygenated and clean and have been known to return young to the nest within their mouths if they stray too far. For the first year of life, the young remain near the nesting sites and reach lengths of around 2”.

Pumpkinseeds reach sexual maturity in two years of age.

Notes of Interest: The DEC establishes closed seasons, quantity and size restrictions to protect fish species, particularly during vulnerable life stages, to ensure species survival as well as high quality fisheries for sport fishermen. Popular sport species receive particularly strict regulations, since they often develop slower, and have longer life expectancies. Examples of carefully protected species include small and largemouth bass. Sunfish, on the other hand, are not protected under strict regulations (even though they are a popular catch) as they reproduce rapidly and maintain healthy population numbers11.
Several countries with invasive populations of pumpkinseeds have reported negative ecological impacts due to these small fish. Since this species commonly hybridizes with other sunfish species, their presence often results in rapidly maturing, sterile males that overcrowd waters and stunt the growth of native species.

Pumpkinseeds are often kept as pets in aquariums and are also commonly used as the subjects for scientific studies12.

Pumpkinseeds readily bite at bait and have excellent flavor, but their potential as a game fish is hindered by their diminutive size.

Pumpkinseeds are also called punky, pond perch, sunnies, and sun perch.

Footnotes
1. http://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/7022.html
2. http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/accounts/Lepomis_gibbosus/
3. http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/accounts/Lepomis_gibbosus/
4. http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/accounts/Lepomis_gibbosus/
5. http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/accounts/Lepomis_gibbosus/
6. http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/accounts/Lepomis_gibbosus/
7. http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/accounts/Lepomis_gibbosus/
8. http://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/7022.html
9. http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/accounts/Lepomis_gibbosus/
10. http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/accounts/Lepomis_gibbosus/
11. http://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/7022.html
12. http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/accounts/Lepomis_gibbosus/

http://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/7022.html
http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/accounts/Lepomis_gibbosus/
http://www.dgif.virginia.gov/wildlife/fish/details.asp?fish=010182