Photos from Chicagolands Biggest Outdoor Show - The Tinley Park Show

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Jillian Gill, Cabela's in Hammond, IN, Austin Goody, Outdoor Kid of the Year, and Director Marc Miller of the Illinois DNR

Below is a series of photos from the Tinley Park Fishing and Outdoor Show that was held last weekend.  It was a great show, well attended and enjoyed by all. 

To the right is Austin Goody, 14 of New Lenox competed in the Outdoor Kid of the Year Competition at the Tinley Park Fishing and Outdoor Show last weekend and won the bragging rights for a full year.

At the show, Goody started by taking a 30 question test with questions on fishing, hunting, wildlife identification and the outdoors.  Also in the competition was bow shooting and casting.  The final phase offered to the kids who scored in the top ten was an oral question and answer session with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources Director Marc Miller and Promotional Manager of the Hammond Indiana Cabela's, Jillian Gill.

Several of the children who were asked questions in the final phase froze, but not Goody.  When his questions were asked, he just nodded his head, turned toward the audience and gave the best answer that he could.

The Tinley Park Fishing Show Outdoor Kid of the Year Competition was sponsored by the Hammond, IN Cabela's store.  Each of the Top Ten competitors received a $25.00 Cabela's gift card and a Cabela's soft tackle bag.

By winning the Outdoor Kid of the Year Competition, Goody won a $500.00 Cabela's gift card, a fishing charter on Lake Michigan with Captain Ron Miltzow of Wake N Sea Sportfishing Charters out of East Chicago Indiana, and the opportunity to have that fishing trip taped for airing on an Illinois Outdoors television show.


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