Fishing poles and hunting gear, dreams of bass and big ole deer, a big outoor gathering is almost here! On Saturday, August 23rd, Pecos Valley Baptist Association will present its Sixth Annual Sportsman’s Gathering of Southeastern New Mexico. The event will be from 10:00am to 1:00pm at First Baptist Church Total Life Center located at the corner of Roselawn and Richardson in Artesia. The cost is $10 per person or $30 per family of four, payable at the door. The cost includes lunch, live country music by Jim Hamblen, sporting demonstrations, activities for kids, door prizes, grand prizes, and special speaker Bryan Houser(pictured).Exciting demonstrations will include gun cleaning and sighting, varmint calling, turkey calling, bass fishing, casting pool, fly knot tying, Centershot Archery, outdoor camp cooking, and many more. There will be displays from Safari Club International, New Mexico Trappers Association,New Mexico Trappers Association, Taxidermy from Africa, New Mexico Game and Fish, and a display of what’s new in firearms. The Sportsman’s Gathering has proven to be a great time for sportsmen and families alike.