North Dakota’s outdoor opportunities trigger interest at regional sports shows

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Bismarck, N.D. – Interest in North Dakota’s outdoor adventures is on the rise. Outdoor enthusiasts in the region are attracted to the abundant camping, fishing and hunting opportunities North Dakota offers. Mike Jensen, outdoor promotions manager with North Dakota Tourism, recently finished the 2014 sport show season after exhibiting at six shows in the northern United States.

More than 8,100 people visited the North Dakota Tourism booth during the sports show season, an increase of 39 percent from 2013.

“There is a lot of excitement about North Dakota for the coming travel season among outdoor enthusiasts,” Jensen said. “The type of questions asked and large amount of promotional materials given away are very encouraging.” 

North Dakota Tourism promoted the state with a booth at The Great Rockies Sport Show, Billings, Mont.; The International Sportsmen’s Exposition in Denver, Colo.; The Sioux Falls Sportsmen’s Show in Sioux Falls, S.D; The Northwest Sportshow, Minneapolis, Minn.; The National Pheasant Fest and The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Sport Show, both in Milwaukee, Wis.

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