Game Fair concludes Aug. 19-21

Staff Writer
I cover the cities of Andover, Blaine and Ramsey. I have worked at ABC Newspapers since August 2007.

Do not worry if you were unable to make it to the Game Fair in Ramsey last weekend because you can always stop by Aug. 19-21.

In its 35th year, Game Fair is a popular destination for hunters, dog owners and pretty much anyone who loves spending time in the great outdoors.

Game Fair is in Ramsey at Armstrong Ranch Kennels, 8404 161st Ave. NW. Parking and a shuttle bus is available at Central Park on the northeast corner of Armstrong Boulevard and 161st Avenue thanks to the Ramsey Lions Club. You can also park on properties along 161st Avenue; west of 161st Avenue where there are parking attendants.

Tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for senior citizens and free for kids under the age of six. On Saturday and Sunday, the admission fee is $5 for children 6 years old to 14 years old, but these kids get in for free on Friday if accompanied by a paying adult.

Visit www.gamefair.com to print off a coupon for $2 off the admission fee and to see the schedule of demonstrations and competitions.

Gates open daily at 9 a.m. and close at 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 5 p.m. on Sunday.

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Landan Magnuson, 13, of Wells, takes aim at a target in the archery demonstration area. The Game Fair at Armstrong Ranch Kennels in Ramsey began Aug. 12-14 and concludes Aug. 19-21. Josh Miller talks about using an e-collar for dogs, demonstrating on his dog, Gus. Margaux Hylla and her husband Ryan (not pictured), of Albany, gave their 5-year-old son Landyn some pointers on shooting a slingshot. Reno, 7, was a little tentative to leap off this dock, but did get in the water. He is owned by Coon Rapids resident Duane Schilder. Game Fair visitors are welcome to bring their own guns to shoot clay targets whether for competition or personal reward. Guns must be cased when carrying them in, out and around Game Fair. Coon Rapids resident Gary Michalski holds back an anxious Remy, 4, before a long jump off a dock. Freddie Buttenhoff, an 18-month-old from Foley, cheers on the dogs in the long jump competition by his parent’s Heather and Derrek. Neva, 10, goes over a barrel in an obstacle course. Neva is owned by Greg Manthey, who grew up in Anoka but now lives in Zimmerman. Nolan Schlaak, age 5 of Waseca, examines a stuffed lion at the taxidermy competition at Game Fair. The taxidermist who mounted this lion is Savage resident Robert Utne. The 35th annual Game Fair drew good crowds Aug. 12-14 at the Armstrong Ranch Kennels in Ramsey. The Game Fair concludes Aug. 19-21. This 18-month-old dog named Riley, owned by Columbus resident Scott Allie, soared through the air in the long jump contest at Game Fair. Photos by Eric Hagen
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Game Fair visitors are welcome to bring their own guns to shoot clay targets whether for competition or personal reward. Guns must be cased when carrying them in, out and around Game Fair.