FEATURED ATTRACTIONS

There are plenty of reasons to visit the Outdoor News Deer and Turkey Classic. Listed below you will find all the amazing mounts on display, kids activites and turkey displays.

PAT & NICOLE REEVE HOSTS OF DRIVEN TV

TWO-HEADED FAWN

Pat & Nicole Reeve - Host of Driven TV will be at the show Saturday March 10 for a meet & greet in the MUDDY OUTDOORS booth #300

This rare two-headed fawn, that was found dead by Kevin Serres of Brownsville, MN, will be on display at the Wild Images in Motion booth #214 during the show. Read more about this here.


FEATURED BUCKS

Here are some of the more outstanding trophy deer mounts that will be on display. These will actually be replicas with the interesting backstories behind them.

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DYLAN BEACH-BITTNER BUCK

This 27 point buck was shot in 2012 in Ottertail County and scored 243 net non typical, ranking it in the top ten of Minnesota's Non typical bucks.

BREEN BUCK

Former world record typical! Harvested in 1918, but not scored until 1950, during the beginnings of Boone and Crockett, it was declared the new world record typical with a net 202 0/8" score.

BEN MILLER BUCK

Ben Miller will be at the Outdoor News Deer & Turkey Classic displaying his Minnesota Record Book buck that he dropped in 2009.

 

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WACKLER BUCK

The monster 36-point Wackler buck from Wright County will be on display all weekend. Stop by and meet Jim Wackler Friday and Saturday during the show. Read about it in the Outdoor News.

ALBINO BUCK

Jerry Johnson shot this 10-point albino whitetail near his rural Cambridge home in 1994, and will be displaying it at the Outdoor News Deer & Turkey Classic.

MILLER SHEDS

Excelsior's Jay Miller will have on display a replica of the Minnesota record typical shed antlers.

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KREIDERMACHER BUCK

Certified as a new state record for a non-typical muzzleloader kill, Stan Kreidermacher's 28-pointer with a net score of 248⅝ will be on display at the Outdoor News Deer & Turkey Classic.

THE VELVET BUCK

This 23-point non-typical green-scored 236 (gross) and was arrowed by Chris Warren in Winona County in the 2014 season.

LUZINSKI BUCK

This 24 point buck was taken by Deb Luzinski while bowhunting on Oct. 27, 2006, currently it's the highest scoring buck taken by a woman using archery equipment. The antlers scored 228 2/8 gross & 222 2/8 net non-typical. See the life-size mount on display at the Outdoor News Deer & Turkey Classic.

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WHITEWATER BUCK

Taken in SE Minnesota in 2005 firearm season by Mario Morales. The rack had a 30" inside spread, and scored 1866/8 net typical and 2084/8 net nontypical

OLE WIRE BUCK

Jon Hatleli of Rushford shot this old Fillmore County buck on Nov. 8, 2015

RECORD MINNESOTA SHED

This shed was found on a farmstead near Ada, MN in the spring of 1974. It is the only known shed off the Minnesota State Record Nontypical shot by Mitch Vakoch. The shed has 21 scoreable points, weighs 4 lb 4 oz and officially scores 137 5/8" nontypical, it ranks #3 in Minnesota and 11th largest in the world. Shed Antler Addiction will have the shed on display in booth 800.

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BURGDORF BUCK

This Winona County buck was taken by Mike Burgdorf on Nov. 11, 2012. The antlers scored 202 3/8 gross and 193 1/8 net ranking it 8th largest typical ever taken in Minnesota. The 14 point rack had a 22" inside spread, longest tine was 13 2/8" and main beams measuring 28 3/8".

WALL OF SHAME

The MN DNR and TIP will have the Wall of Shame displayed on the main show floor that shows us some of the resources stolen from the hunting community.


FEATURED ARTISTS

Visit these featured artists at booth #68 and make sure to sign up to win some of their artwork at the front exit when you’re at the 2018 show.

MICHAEL SIEVE

Michael Sieve will join the Outdoor News Deer and Turkey Classic as a featured wildlife artist again in 2018. One of the nation's top whitetail artists, Rushford, Minn.-based Sieve will showcase the new "Border Battle" series he's co-created that highlights legendary recordbook bucks from Minnesota and Wisconsin. Check out his paintings and talk deer and conservation with Sieve in Booth 68.

BORDER BATTLE
GREG ALEXANDER

Wildlife artist Greg Alexander was born in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., and he now resides in Ashland, Wis., with his wife and children. Greg's source of inspiration is the great outdoors, and the area near his home provides more beautiful scenes than he can paint in a lifetime. Comfortable with a range of wildlife subjects, Alexander jumps with ease from fin to fur to feather and back again. Committing at least a third of his time to field research and reference photography, accuracy has become a trademark of Alexander's work. The winner of several conservation stamp competitions, today Alexander ranks as one of the nation's finest wildlife artists. He worked with Michael Sieve to co-create the amazing "Border Battle" series on display at the Outdoor News Deer and Turkey Classic.


WORLD SLAM OF TURKEYS

The world slam of turkey hunting will be on display at the Outdoor News Deer & Turkey Classic. Taxidermy by Jeff McHugh.

Tyler Netter, of St. Cloud, took this rare blond- and rust-colored turkey while bowhunting near his home. The bird had a 101⁄2-inch beard and double spurs.

Rare White Phase Turkey taken by Daniel Williams of Eyota, MN shot in SE Minnesota while hunting with his father Dennis April 22, 2012.


 

MEET RADIO CELEBRITIES AT THE 2018 OUTDOOR NEWS DEER & TURKEY CLASSIC

BOB FM • NEIL FREEMAN

Friday, March 10, 2018 - 3pm - 6pm - We'll be live on the air with a remote broadcast on BOB FM Country featuring radio host Neil Freeman.

KFAN • CHRIS HAWKEY

Saturday March 10, 2018 - 11am - 1pm - From KFAN's "The Power Trip Morning Show": Meet Chris Hawkey

KFAN • PAUL "MEATSAUCE" LAMBERT

Friday March 9, 2018 - 1pm - 2pm - Meet Paul "Meatsauce" Lambert from KFAN's "The Power Trip Morning Show"

K102 • MIKE "MUSS" MUSSMAN

Saturday, March 18 - 12pm - 2pm - Mike "Muss" Mussman host of "The Drive Home" on K102.

THE 4 OUTDOORSMEN

The 4 Outdoorsmen will be live at the show on Saturday, March 10th from 9am to 12pm.


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Q&A WITH TOM LANDWEHR &
LOU CORNICELLI

Minnesota DNR Commissioner Tom Landwehr and the agency’s wildlife research manager, Lou Cornicelli, will answer your questions about white-tailed deer management and other state natural resources issues. Outdoor News Managing Editor Rob Drieslein will emcee the one-hour, question-and-answer-format seminar.

DNR WALL OF SHAME

View some of the confiscated racks on display on the "Wall of Shame" sponsored by Turn In Poachers (TIP), Inc. and the MN DNR Enforcement Division including this Goodhue County 8-pointer that a Red Wing man shot in November 2009. Located on main arena floor.

Other attractions include a turkey mount and a European antler mount from a deer taken illegally by a Maple Lake man in Wright County.

VIEW LIVE ANIMALS

View an exhibit of two live wolves and a fisher in thw Wild Trails Kids Zone.