[The All-Canada Show will return to the Pheasant Run Resort Mega Center in St. Charles, highlighting fishing, hunting and outdoor adventures.]
Tomell: You're also one of the seminar presenters?
McCreight: I'm doing one on moose hunting. Talking mostly about the habitat of moose, how they live with other animals, how bears eat a lot of moose calves. In Canada, not in the metropolises, but in the northern communities … the moose hunt has nothing to do with sport. They do it for meat. There's no Safeway [grocery] up there. They need that for their winter meat. [It's the] same as caribou [hunting] farther north.
Tomell: On the fishing front, tell me about the Eppinger Dardevle 2018 lure being given away the opening evening of the show.
McCreight: It's a commemorative spoon [lure] approximately 3 inches long. A lot of people collect them.
Tomell: Hunting and fishing is front and center at the All-Canada Show, but is ecotourism also highlighted?
McCreight: [One example would be] canoe outfitters in the Canadian Heritage Rivers System.
If you go
WHAT: The 35th annual All-Canada Show
WHERE: Pheasant Run Resort Mega Center, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles
WHEN: 5 to 9 p.m. Jan. 11; 3 to 9 p.m. Jan. 12; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 13; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 14
COST: $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and free for people age 17 and younger; it's free for veterans Jan. 14. Discounted tickets are available online.