Louisiana Sportsman Show will be held March 1-3 in Baton Rouge

The Louisiana Sportsman Show will be held at the Raising Cane's River Center in Baton Rouge.

The 44th annual Louisiana Sportsman Show, produced by Boutte-based Louisiana Sportsman magazine and presented by Shell, will be held at the Raising Cane’s River Center in Baton Rouge from March 1-3.

“The Louisiana Sportsman Show gives us an opportunity to promote something that is special to this state,” Rochelle Touchard, Shell Corporate Relations, said. “Many of our more than 3,000 Shell Louisiana employees are outdoor enthusiasts. Hunting, fishing, and water sports are a deep and embedded part of our culture. It’s a great opportunity for Shell to connect with the communities in which we operate.”

“America’s Favorite Fisherman” Jimmy Houston, will be on hand Sunday, March 3. The Shell Rotella Bass Boat will also be on display at the show all weekend.

Famous angler Jimmy Houston will be at the show on Sunday to meet with visitors and sign autographs.

The St. Charles Parish-based 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. You can visit with the Wetland Watchers on March 2 from 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

There will be lots of other special events and treats at this year’s show.  Show times are Friday 12-7, Saturday 9-7, and Sunday 9-4. There will be a huge array of fishing and hunting gear, boats, tractors, golf carts, ATVs, and much more. 

The Hawg Trough, America’s No. 1 Pro fishing attraction, will be at the show with its 4,000-gallon tank full of fish and fishing demonstrations will be scheduled throughout the show. And it won’t be just for fishing instruction. Legendary Cajun duck call maker and hunter Dale Bordelon will have a booth at the show this year and will give duck calling demonstrations at the tank. He’ll also be displaying his handmade cypress dugout canoe, handmade cypress duck decoys and handmade cane calls — showing that keeping it old school is cool.

The annual Big Buck Contest, sponsored by Louisiana Land Bank, is also back. 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.  All bucks will be officially scored. All entrants can also send in a high-quality photo with their buck for a chance to be on the cover of the Louisiana Sportsman magazine in the fall of 2024.  

St. Charles Parish’s own Wetland Watchers will be at the show again this year.

There will be a 24-foot, 4-person, Rock Wall for the kids to climb.

The Baton Rouge Zydeco Ice Hockey Team will kick off their spring season Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 7 p.m.  immediately following the Sportsman Show. Everyone who comes to the Louisiana Sportsman Show will get $3 off a ticket to the hockey games that weekend. Zydeco Hockey players and Roux their mascot will also be at the show to play floor hockey with kids on Saturday.

Follow the Louisiana Sportsman Show Facebook page or  visit the show’s website at www.louisianasportsmanshow.com for more information.