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North America’s Top Speakers — the names you know and respect. We are proud to host many of North America’s finest outdoor speakers and television personalities presenting seminars on a wide variety of hunting and outdoor topics on three continuous stages.
Iowa’s Biggest Big Buck Contest
The biggest bucks taken in the last couple years will be on display for your eyes only. This is the contest all Iowa Hunters are striving to win. Many different categories to compete in including Firearm, Bow, Muzzleloader, Historical, Youth, Crossbow and Ladies categories, all broken into Typical and Non-Typical divisions! If you took a trophy whitetail in the past two years, we certainly encourage you to enter! There is a historical division for bucks taken before Fall 2015 season. Your $20 Big Buck Contest entry fee includes official Boone & Crockett or Pope & Young measuring of your trophy and a chance to win a Hoyt bow! The contest and display will be in Hall A – Hy-Vee Hall.
Sponsored by: Budweiser/ Doll Distrbuting.
For more Information go to the “BIG BUCK CONTEST” page
Iowa Whitetail Hall of Fame!
Each year we invite every Boone & Crockett whitetail that has been entered in our Big Buck Contest to be part of the legendary Iowa Whitetail Hall of Fame. This creates an overwhelming wall of over 100 Boone & Crockett caliber trophies… an amazing tribute to Iowa’s quality whitetails,
located in Hall A – Hy-Vee Hall. Sponsored by: Sportsman’s Warehouse.
Monster Shed Antler Contest –Hundreds of monster sheds from all across whitetail country will be on display for the weekend in this great contest sponsored by the North American Shed Hunters Club! Whitetail sheds can be brought in and entered into our contest for awards and prizes creating a spectacular display showcasing the great finds of shed hunters. A fitting display for a pastime which is so quickly growing in popularity. The Shed Antler Display has expanded to occupy over 100 feet of shed antlers! The shed contest will be held in Hall A – Hy-Vee Hall.
For more Information go to the “SHED CONTEST” page.
Antlers by Klaus Whitetails appearing at the Iowa Deer Classic!
The World’s Greatest Whitetails, presented by Antlers By Klaus, will make a three-day appearance as the featured attraction at the 2017 Iowa Deer Classic in Des Moines, Iowa on March 3-5th. Their amazing and ever-changing display includes record-breaking trophies, in life-sized full-body presentation – including the Monkey Mountain Monster, a giant from nearby Missouri, and the Brinegar Buck, officially scored, but never entered, 200” typical whitetail rarely seen in public before. If it had been entered, it would be the Iowa State #1 typical of all time!
Antlers By Klaus is the worlds’ most prestigious and largest antler replicator with over 600 in its collection representing most of the world, state and provincial records. Klaus Lebrecht, owner of Antlers By Klaus, is the current and two time world champion of antler replicas, defending his title at the 2015 World Taxidermy Championships. Of his collection, Lebrecht says, “Our unique display is truly one-of-a-kind. Most of the original deer represented in this replica collection remain in private ownership and are not available for public viewing — anywhere. We are honored to bring them together to present to the hunters across North America.”
Sign up to shoot the Legendary Classic 300 Tournament! — The Mid-Iowa Archers and the Iowa Deer Classic
are excited to bring you this 3-day Vegas-Style 300 Round Tournament to be held in Hall A – Hy-Vee Hall of the Iowa Events Center.
All proceeds will benefit the Mid Iowa Archers.
Amateur Tournament Entry Fee is only $10, and cubs (kids age 8-11) are only $5. Professional shooter Entry Fee is $50 with an 80% payback!
Trophies awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in 12 Divisions!
For more information go to “300 TOURNAMENT” page.
Shoot the Team Bowmasters 3D Pop-Up Shoot! — Bowmasters 3D Pop-Up Challenge is a simulated bowhunting environment for archers of all proficiency levels. The experience educates the shooter while testing their bowhunting skills and equipment. Pop up and Walk-Out 3-D Target Stations, plus stationary Decoy Targets, keep the hunter thinking — never knowing which target is coming next, or what the distance will be. It’s fast, fun, educational, and the experience will test any bowhunters skills.
For more information go to “3D POP-UP” page.
Kids Archery Range–
Raised at Full Draw and National Archery in the Schools Program will offer Free youth archery lessons and free shooting.
Members will help instruct young archers how to shoot a bow & arrow. All equipment will be provided. Located next to the 300 Range in Hall A.
BB Gun Shoot – All Three Days, youth 17 and under can come test their skills in the National Wild Turkey Federation‘s “Take Aim” BB gun shooting booth. Come learn about how much fun the shooting sports can be. Volunteers will assist youth in their introduction to safe BB gun handling. This safe and enjoyable environment is designed to build individual confidence while promoting the shooting sports.
BB guns and safety equipment are provided.
Friday-Saturday and Sunday — Bear Cubs
Buy a picture of you or your kids with live baby bear cubs.
Friday-Saturday and Sunday — Face Painting
Door Prizes! Door Prizes!
Buy a ticket to the show, enter the Big Buck Contest or 300 Tournament and be eligible for Hoyt Bows:
More daily drawings for Delta Targets and Beman Arrows!
Along with concessions located throughout Hy-Vee Hall enjoy the food court in Hall A – Hy-Vee Hall. That means more food and beverage choices and less waiting!