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"The Great Northwest Outdoor Expo" comes to the Idaho Center

Posted: 6:07 PM, Jun 08, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-09 23:46:58Z

BOISE, ID — The Great Northwest Outdoor Expo was a place for all lovers of the outdoors this weekend at the Ford Idaho Center in Nampa.

With more than 100 vendors, live demonstrations and exhibits, the expo features a little bit of something for anyone who loves the great Idaho outdoors.

Put on by "Ducks Unlimited", the event wrapped up on Sunday and featured cooking seminars, a 3-D archery tournament and several contests.

One of the most popular events at the expo this year partnered people with their four legged friend in a dock diving competition.

The unique event is fun for dogs and owners alike, as spectators see how far these dogs can jump.

While dock diving is a fun time for everyone, there's serious competition involved. The championship round took place to 4:00 Sunday afternoon.

The expo also works to highlight conservation efforts.

The Foundation for Wildlife Management set up a booth to educate people about wolves and how packs have spread throughout the Gem State.

The foundation recommends hunters pick up a wolf tag when they go out hunting other game because that might be their best chance to kill a wolf--plus it could come with a big bonus.

The foundation says the wolves are decimating the elk herd and the state has concerns over livestock.

Governor Brad Little signed a law this year to continue the "Idaho Control Board Running" thay pays a federal agency hundreds of thousands of dollars a year to kill wolves.