North Dakota's outdoor opportunities garner increased interest at regional sports shows

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Bismarck, N.D. - Outdoor enthusiasts in the region have a growing interest in North Dakota's bountiful outdoor adventures, specifically hunting and fishing. Mike Jensen, outdoor promotions manager with North Dakota Tourism, recently promoted the state at six travel and sports shows across the Midwest.

More than 6,000 people visited the North Dakota Tourism booth during the sports show season, an increase of 14.5 percent from 2012.

North Dakota Tourism promoted the state with a booth at St. Cloud Sports Show, St. Cloud, Minn.; National Pheasant Fest and the Northwest Sport Show, both in Minneapolis, Minn.; Omaha Boat Sports and Travel Show, Omaha, Neb.; Sioux Falls Sportsmen's Show, Sioux Falls, S.D.; and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Sport Show Milwaukee, Wis.

"People from across the Midwest were very excited about North Dakota's abundant outdoor opportunities," Jensen said. "Sports show attendees were very interested in hunting ducks and pheasants, camping, hiking, visiting parks and family attractions, and fishing our waters. Based upon booth traffic and the interest in North Dakota at the sports show, this year's travel season for outdoor tourism should be strong."  

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