Bows and Arrows, Bears, and Camouflauge Filling the Boone County Fairgrounds

6 years 3 months 2 weeks ago Saturday, March 03 2012 Mar 3, 2012 Saturday, March 03, 2012 11:49:00 AM CST March 03, 2012 in News
By: Heather Trumpfheller
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BOONE COUNTY- The Missouri Deer Classic is being held this weekend at the Boone County Fairgrounds. There are vendors to buy hunting equipment for deer and turkey season, there is a 1500 pound live kodiak grizzly bear named Brody, and trout fishing for kids. Around 8,500 people will be attending the 25th annual classic this weekend.

Vendors are there selling discounted guns, knives, outdoor product and equipment, taxadermy animals, and much more. An archery tournament is even going on. Also, if you're wondering how big those antlers are that you've shot...you can bring them down to the classic and they can score them for you. Many contests are also going on throughout the weekend, including door prizes.

Classic chairman, Ron Roper, said this classic is a great way to encourage young kids to go outdoors and get away from the television. The classic runs Saturday, March 3rd, from 9-6 p.m., and Sunday from 9-4 p.m. Admission is $8 for adults, and $5 for children ages 6 and up.

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