Published by admin on 22 Mar 2010 at 03:41 pm
Aspirin Busting at the Famous Iowa Deer Classic
(Des Moines, Iowa) The Iowa Deer Classic is one of the country’s premier hunting shows. This event is held the first weekend of March and is always a popular show for TV hunting celebrities, well known seminar speakers, and features booths with everything the sportsman needs. You can see trophy whitetail bucks and talk to expert taxidermists, deer hunters, and outfitters. There are also manufacturers at this event.
There were three big seminar rooms and there was a variety of speakers each day. The stage set up at this event was first class. Each show started with Ted Nugent’s “My Bow and Arrow” song playing on the PA system. I like Ted’s “Fred Bear” song but his “Bow and Arrow” song is perfect to play before each performance. We had good sized crowds at each show even though Saturday’s 2 shows were scheduled at the exact same time as my friends Nic and T-Bone with the Bone Collector Crew. My assistant Garrett did a super job tossing targets for me. At the end of the shows I did a Question & Answer session which the audiences seemed to enjoy.
The Bone Collector crew is a great buch of guys and my parents enjoyed having the gang in bear camp last Spring. Nic and T-Bone told me Michael Waddell was at the Dixie Deer Classic in Raleigh, NC while they were in Iowa for this event.
I also ran into Myles Keller, Pat Reeves and Nicole Jones, and several other well known hunting personalities. I also got to visit with Tom Hoffman, a well known bowhunter who took the SuperSlam with his bow. Tom had been the guest speaker at a bowhunter banquet and stopped by the show to look around.
Antler Dog’s Roger Sigler and I had dinner one evening. Roger’s seminars are always popular and he was there Friday night. Roger tells his audience how to train their dogs to find shed antlers. These are entertaining seminars and I always enjoy seeing Roger.
The new Hoyt Formula RX bows are shooting great! The audiences seem to like the six arrow shot, the two balloon shot, and the smaller balloons. During Sunday’s performance I nailed the baby aspirin the second shot and then it was time to wave so long and head for home and get ready for the next show. The Iowa Deer Classic is a legendary show and is a great time. I look forward to getting back to Des Moines and this show. Special thanks to John, Garrett, and the rest of his family & staff for the great time.
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