Non Typical King of Kansas Whitetail Crowned

It was a great deer hunting show in Topeka January 24-26 at the Monster Buck Classic, the big news was a new non typical king of Kansas whitetail was crowned. The big buck is a beautiful whitetail that all deer hunters dream about taking some day. The Monster Buck Classic had some impressive bucks brought in over the 3 day event. It is always fun to see all the monster Kansas bucks brought in to be scored and some entered into the Monster buck contest.

Non Typical King of Kansas Whitetail

Cade Hays King of Kansas Non-Typical

Non Typical King of Kansas Whitetail

The reigning champ Lucas Cochren’s 238 4/8″ King of Kansas Non-Typical fell to the new reigning King of Kansas Non-Typical buck killed by Cade Hays with a gross Boone & Crockett score of 247″ and net score of 239 7/8″, only a slight difference of  1 and 1/8 inches! Talk about close. Cade had a video from a trail camera of the big brute rubbing a tree and had the actual tree as a pedestal to hold the mount, it was really impressive.

Both Lucas and Cade’s bucks are amazing bucks and are once in a lifetime bucks. Congratulations to both of them for taking such beautiful bucks!

King of Kansas Typical

Don Parr’s King of Kansas typical.

Don Parr’s Typical King of Kansas another amazing monster buck held on as the King of Kansas typical (194 6/8 net) for at least another year. What a stud typical buck, congratulations to Don for retaining the King of Kansas typical once again. To see this buck in person is just really impressive, the G2’s and 3’s are just crazy long.

It will be fun to see how long the King of Kansas bucks can hang on to their crowns. One thing is for sure when it comes to monster bucks Kansas has them. So you never know what you might see show up at the “Monster buck Classic We Are Kansas” deer hunting show next year.

Lucas Cochran's King of Kansas non-typical

Lucas Cochran’s former King of Kansas non-typical

Kansas Monster Buck Classic Big Deer Heaven

Kansas Monster Buck Classic

2014 Kansas Monster Buck Classic

It’s time once again for the third annual Kansas Monster Buck Classic, and this years show promises to be a great event. The show will be held in Topeka Kansas January 24-26 at the ExpoCentre.  You need to try and make it to this years show if you love big deer. There will be a lot of great activities and great vendors and plenty of fun activities for the children. It should be a great show for all of those who love deer hunting.

Kansas Monster Buck Classic

Professional Hunter Appearances and Headliners

  • Michael Hunsucker from the hit TV show Heartland Bowhunter that airs on The Outdoor Channel.
  • Jessie Duff Recognized as one of the most accomplished competition shooters in the world.Matt and Jesse Duff
  • Matt Duff is a former Major League baseball player for the St. Louis Cardinals, and is an owner and co-host of Major League Bowhunter the hit TV show that airs on The Outdoor Channel. Matt and his wife Jessie Co-host Friends of the NRA on the Outdoor Channel.
  • Theresa Vail Miss Kansas 2013
  • Grant Woods World renowned whitetail biologist and Growing Deer Tv Host
  • Dan Thurston from the Outdoor Channel hit tv show Drury’s Bow Madness that airs on Thursday nights.Dan Thurston Bow Madness
  • Zac Cooper “Little Man Big Dreams”
  • Torry Cook World Champion Predator caller and speaker
  • Steven Fuller Host of “The Huntin Grounds”
  • Marian Kincaid of the TV series “Mudcats”

Event Times
Friday: 3 PM – 9 PM Saturday: 9 AM – 7 PM Sunday: 10 AM – 4 PM

Event Admission: Paid admission good for the entire weekend so attendees can come and go as they please! Every paid general admission will receive a wristband that must stay attached to arm to be good for all weekend. Buy your tickets at the box office when you arrive at the ExpoCentre.
Children 8 and under: Free 14 and over: $12.00 Youth (9 – 13): $8.00
Active and Veteran Military: $8.00 – Active or Veteran Military ID required at time of admission.
Group/Corporate Ticket Pricing available. For group sales contact Brian Smith at 479-409-6252 or briansmith@mossyoakproperties.com

There will be many different great attractions and a fan favorite is the Monster Buck Contest. There are sure to be some huge Kansas bucks brought in again this year. Can anyone dethrone the current kings? It will sure be fun to see.

Monster Buck Classic main event will happen at 2PM on Sunday.
Friday: 3 PM – 9 PM Saturday: 9 AM – 7 PM Sunday: 10AM-Noon

Attractions

  • Hunting Film Tour
  • The Antler Collector The world’s largest free range shed collection
  • Kids Zone
  • .H.E. Kids Bow
  • Tim Wright and the Pellet Range
  • The Monster Buck Classic tattoo parlor
  • Kansas Department of Wildlife Parks & Tourism Laser Shot
  • Russel Whiles Paintball Target (small cost to play)
  • Red Neck blind a day giveaway
  • and many others

As you can see it is going to be a great show so come on out and bring the family and friends and help us make this years show better than ever. We hope to see you there.

For more information please visit the official website for the Kansas Monster Buck Classic.

Deadly Disease EHD Information

deadly disease EHD

The deadly disease EHD may have been the cause of this bucks death.

Here in Kansas whitetails were hit hard by the deadly disease EHD and it made for some tough deer hunting. Although I didn’t personally find any dead deer I did get several different reports from local farmers and hunters that found many dead deer. It seems our area was on the outer edge, getting worse as you go north of here of what was supposedly one of the hardest hit areas in Kansas. I talked to an outfitter who found seventeen bucks in one small pond. That had to be heart breaking. I also talked to a friend who was hunting WIHA (walk in hunting access) land that found several big bucks when they were hunting in November, the biggest being aroud 170″. You just hate hearing the stories of all the dead deer being found.

What is the deadly disease EHD? What causes it? Can it be prevented? These are just a few of the questions I had when I heard that it was the cause of the dead deer everyone was finding around here. So I started trying to learn as much as I could about this deadly disease EHD, and these are a few of the things I learned from various sources.

Deadly Disease EHD

  • Epizootic hemorrhagic disease the deadly disease EHD is caused by viruses that affects white-tailed deer, mule deer, cows, and sheep, but is worse most often for the white-tailed deer
  • most commonly occurs during the late summer and early fall usually ends after the first frost
  • characterized by extensive hemorrhages
  • closely related to the blue-tongue virus
  • very high mortality rate
  • transmitted by a virus transmitted by a small biting fly genus Culicoides, some call them gnats, midges, no-see-ums, they are a small fly, three species are the primary transmitters of the viruses, the most significant transmitter is Culicoides sonorensis
  • high fevers lead deer to water where they lay in it to cool off because of the high fever they eventually become unconscious and die
  • not known to infect humans
  • worse in abnormally hot, dry summers
  • occurs in places that are ideal midge breeding areas – warm, shallow, murky, exposed to direct sun, with muddy bank that is often visited by deer, cattle, or feral hogs

Can EHD Be Prevented?

I found that there are some things you can do to help slow EHD and I’m all for that. I found a great article by Quality Deer Management Association that has some awesome information on ways to help slow EHD in your areas, please go and read this QDMA article and learn ways to help prevent EHD.

EHD is a terrible disease for the white-tailed deer and can really have a huge impact on a herd in certain locations hit hard. If you love whitetails as much as I do it would be smart to learn what can be done to help slow this disease and help spread that information to local farmers, neighbors, hunters, land owners and such.

Links for more Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease Information

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