Well it is almost time for the second annual Monster Buck Classic We Are Kansas deer hunting show, it will be held January 25-27 at the ExpoCentre in Topeka Kansas. It should be a great weekend for the whole family, last years show was awesome and this years show should be even better. There will be a lot of great activities and great vendors and plenty of fun activities for the children. It will be a great show for all of us who love deer hunting.
Monster Buck Classic
Monster Buck Classic deer hunting show Topeka Kansas.
Here are some of the great things you can enjoy at this years show.
Monster Buck Contest: The announcement of each category winner for the 2013 deer hunting season will be Sunday and they could crown a new King of Kansas Typical or Non-typical should someone enter, qualify and win. Last year the first ever King of Kansas Typical and Non-Typical bucks were crowned. Lucas Cochren’s 242 inch brute is the reigning King of Kansas Non-Typical and Rachelle Karl’s 182 1/8 inch bruiser is the reigning King of Kansas Typical. Will they keep their crown for another year or will one or both of these Monster Bucks will be overcome by a bigger buck? It will be exciting to see!
Professional hunter appearances and seminars:
Lee and Tiffany Lakosky “The Crush”
Dan Thurston “Drury’s Bow Madness”
Zac Cooper “Little Man, Big Dreams”
Troy Landry of the television series “Swamp People”
The Antler Collector- The world’s largest free range shed collection
Dave’s West Texas Rattlesnake Show
Jerry Boyles 3-D Bow Range and Pop Up Course
Awesome kids venue:
Tim Wright and the Pellet Range
The Monster Buck Classic tattoo parlor
New for this year is the Bunge Trampoline and Giant Super Slide (these attractions have a fee to participate)
Russell Whiles Entertainment presents Laser Shot Shooting Simulator and Paintball Target (there is a fee to play these games)
Glenna Cane face painting (small fee for this)
T.H.E. Kids Bow
“The Redneck A Blind A Day Giveaway”:
They will be giving one away each day of the event. During the 2013 Monster Buck Classic each attendee will have the opportunity to take home a Redneck Blind, a $3,000.00 value.
As you can see it is going to be a great weekend of deer hunting fun, so if you get a chance come on out and enjoy the show. I am ready to see some big ole Monster Bucks! For more information on the show please visit the official website Monster Buck Classic.
The GoPro is great little video camera. I highly recommend you check out these awesome little cameras and get you one for filming your hunts.
GoPro HD Hero2 video camera is awesome.
I have put out some mineral lick sites in the last few weeks and deer are really hitting them pretty good. Now is a great time to put out those minerals, the does will be having their fawns before too long and the bucks will be growing their antlers before you know it so it’s good to give them those minerals now. Also it’s time to plant those warm season food plots for deer, turkey, and rabbit. I just love the spring time turkey season is well under way and the fishing is cranking up, but my preparations for next deer season are already under way and I have got some work to do to get ready for next season. I am getting my equipment ready early this year I have got a few things I need to get for next year like some stands and trail cameras and new arrows and broadheads etc.
It has been a busy last few weeks for me, I have been doing some intense four hour physical therapy on my shoulders to get me ready to return to work after being out quite some time for two major shoulder surgeries. I can now pull my Mathews Z7 back without the intense pain like before the surgeries.It sure is a lot better now than it was this time last year, there were times where I didn’t know if I would ever be able to bow hunt again. And for someone who loves bow hunting as much as I do that is a scary thing to think you might not be able to do something you love so much. A big thanks to the doctors and physical therapist you guys are awesome.
I also want to ad a little video I filmed at the first annual Monster Buck Classic We Are Kansas deer hunting show in Topeka Kansas. It was a great show and we are already looking forward to next years show. Talk about some big bucks, Kansas is no joke when it comes to monster whitetails.
The Disease Spotted Shed Hunting was fibroma where warts can be bad on the affected deer.
A disease spotted shed hunting turned out to be fibroma. I have been getting pictures of a doe that has spots all over her body, she doesn’t look good at all.
A Disease Spotted Shed Hunting
I was asking wildlife biologist Grant Woods of GrowingDeerTV what he thought it was and he said it looked like Fibroma, a wart like growth that is a disease in deer. He sent me this link on Fibroma and I found it really interesting. Fibroma disease in deer isn’t that common for does to get it occurs more often in bucks. Someone on Facebook asked if this doe should be taken out of the herd if given the chance, and even though in most cases the warts dry up and fall off I would take her out if I could. This particular doe has a nasty looking sore on her back that she has had for some time. I just think she should be taken out but then again you never know she might be just fine in the long run.
Big Buck Sheds Mike found on a recent trip.
I have seen a lot of nice bone being found lately shed hunting. I got out yesterday and checked my camera and put out trail cameras and some corn for the whitetails behind the house . I had one picture of a small looking buck that looked liked he had shed and a few small bucks that still had their antlers. Sometimes it feels like you are looking for a needle in a haystack. I concentrated on field edges and bedding areas and I would have bet money I would have found at least one but that’s the way it goes. It may still be a little early but when you see all those big antlers being found everywhere it makes you think the bucks in your area have dropped too but you never know. I had a great day out in the woods never the less. I am planning on doing some more shed hunting this week. I am determined to find some bone, I have got a lot of walking to do yet. There is a big cedar thicket right behind my house that I want to check out really good. It is a prime bedding location and I would just about bet I’ll find something in there hopefully a big set of massive antlers.