Some of the most interesting, bizarre and freakish whitetails of all time will make their debut appearance in Iowa at the third annual Deer Classic, Feb. 16-18, at the Polk County Convention Complex in Des Moines.
When it comes to interesting whitetails, there are two kinds that turn hunters on - Monsters and Freaks. While legendary whitetails typically tour North America with some of the largest, most famous trophy bucks in the world - this year they are bringing their freaks to the classic - 32 of them to be exact in a 100 foot long display, featuring some of the most unique, interesting, twisted and bizarre racks ever seen.
All the legendary whitetails are the real thing - no replicas. The famous hole-in-the-horn buck anchors the display. Its 328 2/8 Boone and Crockett points ranks it the number two non-typical of all time. Sammy Walker's "Louisiana Freak" is the most bizarre deer ever. Harvested in a backwater bayou, this deer never shed its antlers. Year after year of antler growth built up to create an unscorable monstrosity.
Stories of monster bucks locked in a battle to the death have drifted through hunting camps for years and proof of such a battle will be on display.
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