Show Promoter Eric Meyer is very passionate about the tradition of hunting, he took this 8 point on a hunt near his home in Minnesota.
A Show for the Hunting Crowd!
By Eric Meyer Show Promoter
The Minnesota Deer & Turkey Classic held annually at Canterbury Park in Shakopee is a gathering of hunters celebrating the tradition of hunting in Minnesota. The Classic focuses on showcasing the successes in the field by the Minnesota hunter. This is a chance to show fellow hunters your trophy and possibly win some nice prizes and ribbons for the top finishers. This past March we had over 350 antler entries brought in for measuring by the Minnesota Official Measurers; they are volunteers with a passion for scoring these trophies which can be entered into the Minnesota Record book.
There are 36 scoring divisions with the top three finishers winning a ribbon and the first place winner receiving a prize. There is also a drawing on Sunday for those hunters willing to leave their trophy on display for the entire weekend. The impressive Trophy Wall was full during the 2022 event. All trophies are guarded by Canterbury’s security detail along with security cameras covering the entire area.
The show has many features and attractions including the Wild Trails Kids Zone sponsored by the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association and include: Kids Archery Range, Rubber Band Shoot, Trout Fishing and a display of live Hawks & Falcons. The MN Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation has a BB gun shoot supervised by trained instructors; the first 30 kids to their booth each day will receive a slate call.
We have a full line of seminars covering many topics that will improve your hunting success. Exciting News! Lee & Tiffany Lakosky of the CRUSH TV show will make an appearance on Friday March 10. Melissa Bachman of Winchester Deadly Passions TV is back all three days with BONE COLLECTORS Nick Mundt rounding off our celebrity lineup on Friday and Saturday!
Other features include the Minnesota Legends Wall which is a large display of Record Bucks taken over the years in MN including the State Record Typical and Non-Typical bucks, this wall is a sight to see!
The show has grown to 170 exhibits over 2 floors at Canterbury with most of them from the hunting industry along with quality outfitters. The venue is easy to get to, located right off Interstate 169 and there is a great lineup of hotel accommodations located on the frontage road adjacent to the venue if you are in need of overnight accommodations.
Plan to attend the show March 10–12, 2023!