FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For more information, please contact
Mark Kaiser at (262) 243-6021
Iowa Deer Classic 2001
Calendar of Events Information
Event: Iowa's Premier Hunting & Outdoors Show
Dates: February 16-18, 2001
Times: Fri., Feb. 16 (4-10pm) * Sat., Feb. 17 (9am - 7pm) *
Sun., Feb. 18 (9am - 5pm)
Admission: Adults $9, Youth $5 (ages 7 to 12), Under 7 Free
Friday Night is Family Night (kids under 16 admitted Free)
Location: Polk County Convention Complex
5th & Grand in Downtown Des Moines
Attractions: Iowa Whitetail Hall of Fame
Iowa's Biggest Big Buck Contest
Hundreds of Trophy Whitetails
Hundreds of Outdoor & Hunting Exhibitors
Legendary Whitetails Freak Collection
World Class Speakers
Wildlife Art Contests & Displays
Archery Tournament & Shooting Events
Parking: Free on Saturday & Sunday
$1.00 on Friday Night
Connected via downtown's modern skywalks.
Information: Iowa Deer Classic Hotline 1-800-875-9453
or on the internet at www.iowadeerclassic.com (http://www.iowadeerclassic.com)
Looking for Iowa's Young Wildlife Artists!
Wild Wings Third Annual Youth Wildlife Art Contest
February 16-18, 2001 in Des Moines, Iowa
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE┼* Budding wildlife artists, bring your work to
the Iowa Deer Classic and enter into the Wild Wings Third Annual
Youth Wildlife Contest, February 16-18, 2001! A special area of the
Polk County Convention Complex has been set aside just for you.
Publishers and artists from Wild Wings, the nation's leading
publisher of wildlife art, will be on-hand to judge and critique
entries in all flat mediums - oil, watercolor, pen & ink, pencil
sketches, lithographs and even photographs can be entered. Contest
entry is FREE with paid admission.
Entries will be accepted at the show beginning 4:00 pm Friday and
close at 11:00 am Sunday. Hundreds of dollars in prizes and trophies
will be awarded in several categories, including a framed edition of
Rosemary Millette's newest print, "In The Storm - Whitetail Deer."
The Awards Program will be held on Sunday afternoon at 3:30 pm;
however, you do not need to be present at the Awards Program to win.
This exciting contest is a great way for Iowa's youth to showcase
their skills to the over 20,000 attendees of the Iowa Deer Classic,
and to have their work critiqued and reviewed by experienced wildlife
art publishers. The contest is open to youth ages 18 years and under
only. Artists should bring their work to the Information Booth on
the Lower Level to enter. All work will be returned after 3:00 pm
on Sunday. Entries should not be framed.
At the Classic, contest participants will be able to meet and talk
wildlife art with several accomplished and published wildlife artists
from Wild Wings. Proud sponsor of this great opportunity for Iowa's
young artists, Wild Wings opened its doors in 1968 as one of the
first American publishing houses of wildlife and sporting art. Wild
Wings has been fortunate to work with some of the most talented
artists in the history of the genre; currently representing over 35
artists of wildlife, nature and Americana from across the country.
Wild Wings distinctive products, including original artwork, limited
edition prints, sculpture, collector plates, decoys, home
furnishings, apparel, and gifts are available worldwide through
catalogs, corporate and franchise galleries, and authorized dealers.
There is no cost for entering the contest, other than a General
Admission ticket to Iowa's premier hunting event┼* the 2001 Iowa Deer
Classic, where attendees will be treated to a full days worth of
activities including world-class seminar stages, wildlife art
displays, tons of outdoor & hunting exhibitors, taxidermy displays,
archery events, shooting events, hundreds of door prizes┼* and we
haven't mentioned the bucks!
Attendees will marvel at Iowa's finest Boone & Crockett whitetail
deer in the Whitetail Hall of Fame, and the Big Buck Contest draws
hundreds more quality trophies! Plus, the breathtaking Legendary
Whitetails Freak Collection will be on display - 32 of the most
unique, interesting, twisted and bizarre racks in the world┼* never
before seen in Iowa.
The exhibit floor is a wealth of great products, goods and services
for the whitetail hunter and enthusiast. This year's speaker line-up
includes North America's finest including Byron Ferguson's archery
trick shooting, Brenda Valentine from Bowhunter magazine, Sam
Collora, Stan Potts and Pat Reeve from H.S. Pro Staff, and many more!
Plus, the Polk County Convention Complex is a state-of-the-art
facility in the heart of downtown's modern skywalks. Visitors walk
from parking to the show without concern for weather or security.
The 2001 Iowa Deer Classic is proudly produced by Classic Productions
LLC and sponsored by Bass Pro Shops Inc., Redhead, Wild Wings, Knight
Rifles, Knight & Hale, Code Blue, Easton, Beman, Budweiser & Bud
Light, Big River Outdoors, Hunter's Specialties, iowawhitetail.com,
Robinson Labs & Scent Shield, and Mathews Solo-Cam. Truly the
greatest whitetail show on Earth!
For more information, call the Iowa Deer Classic Hotline at
1-800-875-9453 or find them on the internet at www.iowadeerclassic.com. (http://www.iowadeerclassic.com.)
First Time Ever in Iowa!
Legendary Whitetails Freak Collection showing in Des Moines
JANUARY 19, 2001. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ┼* Some of the most
interesting, bizarre and freakish whitetails of all time will make
their debut appearance in Iowa at the upcoming Third Annual Iowa Deer
Classic, February 16-18, 2001 at the Polk County Convention Complex
in Des Moines.
When it comes to interesting whitetails there are two kinds that turn
hunters on - Monsters and Freaks. While Legendary Whitetails
typically tours North America with some of the largest, most famous
trophy bucks in the world - this year they are bringing their freaks
to the Classic - 32 of them to be exact in a 100 foot long display,
featuring some of the most unique, interesting, twisted and bizarre
racks ever seen.
All the Legendary Whitetails are the real thing - no replicas. The
famous Hole-in-the-Horn buck anchors the display. Its 328 2/8 Boone
& Crockett points ranks it the #2 non-typical of all time. Sammy
Walker's "Louisiana Freak" is the most bizarre deer ever. Harvested
in a backwater bayou, this deer never shed its antlers. Year after
year of antler growth built up to create an unscorable monstrosity.
Stories of monster bucks locked in a battle to the death have drifted
through hunting camps for years. Well, proof of such a battle will
be on display. Back in 1995, the aftermath of a what must have been
the fight-of-the-century was found in Dallas County, Iowa. See the
two bucks, scoring 178 1/8 and 193 2/8, forever locked in combat.
Others include the Rhino Buck with a third antler growing from the
nose bridge, the Unicorn Buck that grew his antlers from a common
base, and the 18-Point Midget with an incredible variety of drops and
oddly shaped tines. This collection of natures' oddities is in Iowa
for three days and can be viewed for free with general admission to
The Iowa Deer Classic also features hundreds of trophy whitetails,
world class seminar speakers, archery & shooting events, hundreds of
exhibitors, contests, door prizes, great food & fun. Admission is
just $9.00 for adults, and $5.00 for youth (age 7 to 12) - with kids
under 7 admitted free. Friday night is family night when kids under
16 get in free and the first 200 people through the door receive a
free gift. Extended show hours are Fri. 4:00pm to 10:00pm, Sat. 9:00
am to 7:00 pm, and Sun. 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. For more information,
call 1-800-875-9453 or visit www.iowadeerclassic.com. (http://www.iowadeerclassic.com.)
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