Saturday, August 23, 2008

2008 Buckmasters Expo Quick Facts

Admission price was one can of food per person. This generated 40,867 pounds of food for the Montgomery Area Food Bank.

Three hundred exhibitor booths were present at the Expo.

A panel of Buckmasters Trophy Records master scorers measured 90 whitetail racks, 26 of which were entered into "Buckmasters Whitetail Trophy Records."

The Charlie Daniels Band and special guest Johnny Lee entertained approximately 2,100 Buckmasters members at an exclusive concert at the Train Shed on Saturday night.

Alabamian Skipper Booth (Tuscaloosa) won the Buckmasters Top Bow Indoor World Championship, defeating Tom Boatwright of Perdido, Ala., 162-137 in the final round. His prize was $25,000 from Buckmasters and $10,000 from Mathews bows – a personal sponsor. The championship will air Sept. 6 on "Buckmasters" on The Outdoor Channel.

Buckmasters launched the Takin' Heroes Huntin' program – an initiative to assist retired or honorably discharged veterans with hunting opportunities across the country. A total of $43,515.00 was raised for the program through donations at the door, raffles throughout the weekend, and gifts from Buckmasters sponsors Federal Ammunition, Napa Auto Parts and Yamaha.

If interested in participating in the 2009 EXPO event, please contact Donna Gross, Director of Sponsor & Expo Sales, 334.215.3337 or .

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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Buckmasters Expo 2008 A Success!

The 2008 Buckmasters Expo came to a close on Sunday, August 17. It was a buyers show of shows with an attendance of approximately 30,000 eager hunters coming through the doors, bringing 40,867 pounds of food for the Montgomery Area Food Bank with them.

The Expo offered something for everyone – a Young Bucks kids area with games just like the ones seen on "The Jackie Bushman Show," the thrilling Buckmasters Top Bow Indoor World Championship, 300 exhibitor booths offering preseason deals on hunting gear, seminars by renowned hunting experts Michael Waddell, Larry Weishuhn, Lee & Tiffany Lakosky, and Fred Eichler, a members-only concert featuring the Charlie Daniels Band and Johnny Lee, and a wall of whitetail racks scored by certified antler measurers.

We measured roughly 90 whitetail deer heads with about 26 making the record book. Several of these deer will be featured in a later post here.

The fifth edition of the BTR Record Book was unveiled during the Expo. Be sure to go to and order your copy today. Tell them Jack sent you.

Branson Lock-Up A Success!

The Muscular Dystrophy Branson Lock-Up on Tuesday, August 19 was a huge success. The fundraiser made over $75,000 in this one day event.
This one particular event was held at Rocky's Italian Restaurant in Branson, Missouri the past 20 years. During the past 20 years at Rocky's, the MDA has been able to raise over $1.1 million.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Wormy Apple

What's worse than finding a worm in your apple? That's finding half a worm in your apple!