1st Annual Battenkill Classic

Game Fair and Expo

Covey & Nye presents the First Annual Battenkill Game Fair & Expo. This event will take place September 24th, 2016 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on the magnificent grounds of the exclusive Dutch River Club. There will be many activities and workshops for all levels of outdoor and country lifestyle enthusiasts. Learn to shoot a shotgun, cast a bamboo fly rod and dog training. Brown Enterprises will have a large selection of UTVs for utility vehicle safety and driving classes. Shooters can bring their guns and check how it patterns and fits. Then attend the gun fitting seminar by nationally and internationally recognized instructor and gun fitter, Lars Jacob. Clay venues such as our 12 station world class sporting clays course, wobble trap, high tower and quail walk will be open for experienced shooters and shooting instruction will be available for all levels of shooters.

A walk through the exhibitors area will find tents full of town and country attire from Musto and Dubarry as well as Hunter Boots. Rugged field coats, luggage and soft gun cases by Filson and shooting accessories by Boyt. Smith glasses will be showing the leading edge in eye protection and target enhancement. B. Rizzini Fine Shotguns will have guns on display for sale and demo. To make shooting even more fun, RST will have their amazingly soft shooting shotshells available.  Special pricing and package deals will be available for game fair attendees.  Food and Beverage will be available.

Lastly, limited private tours of the Dutch River Club will be available upon request. Stunning hilltop views, manicured bird covers and wildlife rich ponds. See why people say this is a place you have to see to believe.

Our List of Events and Times:

  • Learn the Art of Casting a Bamboo Fly Rod (10am-4pm)
  • First Time Shooter workshop (10am-2pm)
  • Sporting Exhibits such as Filson, Musto, Dubarry, Boyt, Smith Optics, Hunter Boot, B. Rizzini, RST, Sporting Classics (10am-5pm)
  • B. Rizzini Test Center (10am-4pm)
  • Brown’s Equipment with UTV Demos (10am-4pm)
  • Dog Training Seminars (11:30am & 2pm)
  • Gunfitting Seminar by Lars Jacob (1pm)
  • Shooting Instruction available (9:30am, 10:30am, 1pm & 3pm)
  • Quail Walk (9am-3pm)
  • Sporting Clays Course available (9am-3pm)
  • High Tower & Wobble available (9am-3pm)
  • Club Tours available (Hourly)
  • Pattern Your Gun (10am-4pm)
  • Raffle Prizes
  • 20% Off Sporting Classics Subscriptions and Complimentary Issue

Distance and Travel Options:

  • Address: 198 Allen Road, Salem, New York 12865
  • 35 minutes from bucolic Manchester Village, Vermont
  • 55 minutes from Saratoga Springs, New York
  • 60 minutes from Albany International Airport
  • Four hours from Manhattan and Boston
  • FBO services in Rutland, Vermont, Saratoga County, New York and Albany, New York
  • Dutch River Club has an on-site helipad