By Brandon Wikman
If you eat, sleep, and breathe whitetail deer; The 3rd Annual Nebraska Big Buck Classic is where you need to be. The event, held in March, is a family fun experience that you will remember for a lifetime.
I geared up, loaded the truck, and prepared to head out to Omaha, Nebraska to set my booth up at the Qwest Center in Omaha, NE. The show is one of the most exhilarating outdoor shows ever held west of the Mississippi River. Three days of anything-and-everything to do with hunting and the great outdoors.
Show owners, John and Jason Schendt, who were born and raised in Nebraska, both share a deep passion and respect for the outdoors and enjoy sharing this passion with those around them.
John and Jason have watched as states surrounding Nebraska have promoted and made deer hunting a more popular sport and decided that it was time that Nebraska does the same. With many states seeing decreases in the number of people enjoying hunting and fishing today, John and Jason want to do their part to ensure Nebraska deer hunting is promoted and taken to the next level.
Below you will find just some of the attractions held at the
Big Buck Classic:
• Antlers, Antlers and More Antlers.... Over 200 feet of display area for all of the trophy deer mounts and antler sheds that attendees will bring in to have measured and displayed for all to see.
• Nebraska’s Big Buck Contest.... Hunters can bring in their deer mounts or antlers to be officially scored by Pope and Young and Boone and Crockett scorers. Many categories to enter into including Archery, Firearm, and Muzzleloader for Youth, Men, and Women for Non-Typical and Typical Whitetail and Mule Deer for the most recent season and the Historical category for seasons of the past.
• Antler Shed Contest.... The North American Shed Hunters will be on hand managing the Big Buck Contest and holding a contest of their own. Bring in your antler sheds for official scoring and display. The NASHC will also have over a hundred Shed antlers on display that you won't want to miss!
• Top Professionals of the Industry will be on hand to pass along their advice and opinions on many different topics.