2016 Outdoor News Deer & Turkey Show Showcases MN Bucks
Don’t Miss the 2016 Outdoor News Deer and Turkey Show!
Plymouth, Minn. — Outdoor News Inc., publisher of fishing and hunting outdoor newspapers in seven Great Lakes states, will host the Outdoor News Deer and Turkey Show in St. Paul this month. See the best showcase of Minnesota bucks under one roof Friday through Sunday, Feb. 26 to 28, at the upgraded Warner Coliseum on the Minnesota State Fairgrounds in St. Paul.
“Minnesota deserves a top-notch deer event, and the Outdoor News staff aims to deliver the best whitetail show the state has ever seen,” said Rob Drieslein, company president. “We view the event as an opportunity for readers to share and view the best bucks from 2015, meet our staffers, and celebrate the fantastic deer-hunting culture that defines our state’s outdoor lifestyle. Above all, it’s going to be fun.”
Headlining the family-friendly event are Minnesota-based TV hosts and expert deer hunters Pat and Nicole Reeve, of The Outdoor Channel’s “Driven TV.” Other confirmed speakers include popular Outdoor News columnist Gary Clancy as well as hunter and shooting aficionado Ron Spomer, host of “Winchester World of Whitetails.” Bowhunter Magazine equipment editor and regular Outdoor News columnist Tony Peterson will offer archery seminars, and Twin Cities-based Melissa Bachman, host of the “Winchester Deadly Passion” TV show, will bring her upbeat hunting message to attendees as a headlining seminar speaker.
Other attractions include free antler scoring by the Minnesota Official Measurers, with entry into the show’s top buck contest, which will award ribbons and a gift card to the top entry in each category. Attendees also can view some the greatest whitetails ever taken in Minnesota, including the Kreidermacher buck of 2013, or participate in a National Wildlife Turkey Federation-sponsored turkey-calling contest. The Outdoor News Wild Trails Kids Zone will have opportunities for youth, including an archery and pellet range, plus laser shot, and a trout pond.
Eric Meyer, Outdoor News advertising sales executive and Deer and Turkey Show manager, is coordinating booth sales and sponsorships for the new event. Confirmed sponsors include deer and turkey outfitters from across the United States and Canada, plus new and innovative hunting products from across the country, food plot equipment, and wildlife artists.
“We have a ton of exhibitors who have signed contracts, and though a few spaces remain, I fully expect this event to sell out,” Meyer said. “We’re very excited about this inaugural event. It’s going to be huge.”
Show hours are 2 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26; 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 27; and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 28. Tickets are $12 for adults or $10 for Outdoor News subscribers (must provide mailing label from your current edition). Active military (with valid ID) is $10, youths age 10 to 15 are $5, and kids 9 years old and younger are free. For more information on the Outdoor News Deer and Turkey Show, visit http://mndeershow.com