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. Speaking of turkeys, to find out what is in store for wild turkey enthusiasts at the 2018 Outdoor News Deer and Turkey Classic, click here.


FEATURED BUCKS

Five of the more outstanding trophy deer mounts that will be on display will actually be replicas with interesting backstories behind them. To read more about the bucks on display at the Outdoor News Deer & Turkey Classic, click here.

JIM WACKLER 31-POINT BUCK

Come see Jim Wackler's 31-point buck on display at the 2017 Outdoor News Deer & Turkey Classic.


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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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KINSLEY BUCK

This 9-point Meeker County buck measured 183⅞ typical, and it is the world's largest 4 by 4 framed deer. "It's the only known wild deer to (gross) score more than 200 inches three years in a row," Nola Lebrecht said. "The gross in the frames are just mammoth." How mammoth? Come see for yourself at the Outdoor News Deer & Turkey Classic.

MINNESOTA'S #1 NON-TYPICAL

Mitch Vakoch shot this 43-point buck in 1974. The all time ranking on the MN State Record is 24th in the world, the antlers scored 268⅝ net. This buck will be on display at the Outdoor News Deer & Turkey Classic.

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.

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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.

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

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MILLER SHEDS

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

TWO-HEADED FAWN

See the two-headed fawn from Southeast Minnesota on display at Booth 68.


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.


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GAMES FOR KIDS

Pellet Gun Shoot, Trout Pond, Rubber Band Shoot, Archery Range, TIP Antler Ring Toss game and identification skills tests on turkeys and wildlife.

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.

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

LIVE WOLVES

Fur-Ever Wild will be bringing an exhibit of two live wolves and a fisher to the show!