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
BORDER BATTLE
GREG ALEXANDER
THE STORY BEHIND THE REMARKABLE 'BORDER BATTLE' SERIES

This year marks the 100-year anniversary that a hunter named John Breen took a great deer in the Minnesota North Woods of Beltrami County. The "Breen Buck" eventually would score 202-0/8 by the Boone & Crockett Club and would be recognized as the first B&C World Record Typical Whitetail Deer. It would hold that title until 1971.

The deer that knocked the Breen Buck from its No. 1 position and would become the next world record typical was taken by a hunter named Jim Jordan. He took his great buck in 1914, four years earlier than the Breen Buck, but for many years the head and antlers had been lost to history. In 1971 they resurfaced and scored 206-1/8 and were declared the new world record typical.

Interestingly, the Jordan Buck was taken along the banks of the Yellow River only a few miles from the Minnesota/Wisconsin border. So there you have it: The first and second world record whitetails taken only four years and just couple hundred miles apart in the great northwoods region of the Upper Midwest.

Crazy coincidence or are there reasons that happened? No one really knows, but there is no doubt that the closeness of these two deer in time and distance fosters comparisons between the two monarchs as well as differing theories - and even a bit of a rivalry - between the deer hunters of the two states.

With this deer hunting history in mind, it seemed inevitable that Michael Sieve, a loyal son of the great state of Minnesota, would team up with Greg Alexander, a loyal resident of Wisconsin, and paint these two massive bucks in an epic confrontation along their common border. Each artist has worked to portray his home state's favorite son (buck) as the more impressive and noble of the two.

In this artistic duel, Sieve believes he has the upper hand. The Breen Buck outscores the Jordan Buck in total inches before deductions and according to Sieve, is clearly the more impressive of the two. Score one for Minnesota.

Greg Alexander counters with the fact that the Jordan Buck knocked the Breen Buck off its throne, a position it perhaps didn't deserve anyway. Tough to argue the facts.

The two artists and friends will be showcasing the new, amazing "Border Battle" series they've co-created that highlights the two legendary bucks. Visit the artists, admire their remarkable artistic collaboration, and view replicas of both recordbook bucks at booth No. 68 all three days of the Outdoor News Deer and Turkey Classic. The event runs March 9-11 at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds Warner Coliseum.


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 from the Outdoor News Booth.

KFAN • CHRIS HAWKEY

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

KFAN • PAUL "MEATSAUCE" LAMBERT

Friday March 9, 2018 - 1pm - 2pm - Meet Paul "Meatsauce" Lambert from KFAN's "The Power Trip Morning Show" at the Outdoor News Trout Pond

K102 • MIKE "MUSS" MUSSMAN

Saturday, March 18 - 12pm - 2pm - Mike "Muss" Mussman host of "The Drive Home" on K102 at the Outdoor News Trout Pond.

THE 4 OUTDOORSMEN

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


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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.