Muhlenberg County Ag & Convention Center
Date: Saturday, August 24, 2013 8am - 4pm
Admission Fee: $5.00 per adult / $2.00 per child
Parking Fee: $2.00 per vehicle
The Kentucky Deer Classic has become known as "the" showcase for Kentucky's avid deer hunter and outdoorsman. Hunters from all over the region look forward to our Kentucky Deer Classic as part of their annual preparation for the upcoming hunting season. The exhibition floor will be filled with the latest hunting and outdoor equipment from the leading vendors in the hunting industry.
The traditional seminars, the "Kentucky Wall of Fame", the 3-D Archery Shoot, and the games such as paintball and BB gun shoot will add to the day's activities. This year's 25th Anniversary celebration will certainly bring special opportunities and excitement for all ages.
Harold Knight is one half of the Knight & Hale team that redefined the hunting industry with innovative products such as the original Fightn’ Purr turkey call and the patented inhale-exhale operation of the EZ Grunter Plus grunt call, which allows hunters to create the hyperventilating tending grunt. Harold has won many national calling contests during his time on the circuit, including the World Goose Calling Championship. Even though he's retired from competing on the circuit, this master of turkey calling is still a judge and a lifetime member of the National Wild Turkey Federation. Harold remains active as both hunter and host of Sheffield Financial’s Ultimate Hunting television show. For 27 years the show has been one of the most popular hunting shows on TV since its inception as Woods and Wetlands. Harold is also a life member of the NRA and is a strong supporter of the second amendment.
Don Bell, founder of Code Blue™ Deer Scents and the hunting industries foremost scent specialist, introduces his newest deer scents; Top Secret and Red Light District. Top Secret is collected without oxygen from the time the deer urinates, through collection, bottling and is oxygen free sitting on the shelf of your favorite retailer. This patent pending collection process is a complete generation above Code Blue.
Thad Cartwright, a resident of Browder in Muhlenberg County, and an avid bow hunter, has received official classification of taking the World Record Buck status.
Cartwright's very large, and very unusual, velvet buck was measured by Steve Lucas of BTR Buckmasters in the Archery Category, and is the new world record buck. This deer had a gross measurement score of 273 2/8 inch. On top of that, Cartwright has also won the Golden Laurel Citation Award in the Buckmasters record books. This award is given for the best buck and best story of the actual hunt. Only one buck per year is chosen for this award across the United States.
Mr. Cartwright's world-record buck will be on display at this year's 25th Annual Kentucky Deer Classic in Greenville.
"Antler hunting has always been an intriguing sport, but it also was frustrating, because we knew that for every one antler we found, there was probably one to ten more near by. Having some background and knowledge of drug dogs, we knew that it was very possible to teach a dog to find inanimate articles. All of a sudden, those antlers that we always missed with just the use of our own eyes could be found with the use of the keen nose of a dog. It was up to us to develop a method of training the dog to find just the one article in the field, woods, etc., that we were looking to find."