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Hey got back from the Deer Expo down in Indy. Hey I was glad to see some of the gang and I also miss some when I was out of the Deer Scoring area. I seen a lot of good deer heads scorced. WOW the one scored ? 234. What a deer. Also there was a lot and I mean a lot of people, It took me about a half hour just to get to the tackle area and then I did not buy a single thing. What did you think of the EXPO
 

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great time

It was the first time at the expo! My wife and I went down saturday, was neat to put faces with some of the people I chat with and read posts from. I found the deer and turkey expo to be much more intresting than the fishing side, but thats just because I still have that urge to hunt inside me! Hope everyone else enjoyed it also, I would like to see a deer and turkey expo in the fall,anyone else?
 

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Went down friday night with my wife. It was my first time being at the show. I didnt buy too much, bought a whitetail decal for my truck and some "deer cook" seasoning for chili, man was that stuff good. I got a pot of that cooking right now. I listened to Roger Raglin, he was 15 minutes late to the show. My wife thought he was a little rude. I enjoyed listening tough for the most part, except for when he ripped on Peyton Manning at the beginning of the show. The wall of fame was a sight to see. That was the main reason i went, i had to get a look at the biggest bucks in the state.
 

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Went on Saturday, had a good time spending the day with my 8 yr. old daughter and to all the guys I met from this site...It was great to meet you all! The Deer & Turkey Expo was really crowded and don't feel like I saw half of it. The Roger Raglin bit was humorous at times but was not what I had expected. There were a lot of nice deer mounts on display. We probably spent more time walking through the vacation / outfitter area than anywhere else. Talked to several of those folks at length about fishing/bear hunts. All in all had a great time.

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I went Saturday with some of my friends and my brother in law(he is a friend too). Purchased a couple a calls from Turkey Tamer Calls, very nice. The only problem was it was soooo busy it was hard to see everything in the turkey and deer expo hall. The only thing I really missed was the lack of clothing. I didn't see much. We had a great time anyway and really loved seeing the deer racks and people.
 

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I talked at length to a walleye outfitter from Manitoba that really appealed to me. Did anyone check those guys out. They were real close to the scoring area. A couple of younger guys that were real friendly. I liked what i saw of their operation.
 

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I went Saturday. It was gerat to meet several of the guys from this site.

Dean...What did the buck from Decatur County score? Did you wear your new ball cap home ???

I think the show is declining in quality somewhat. The vendors there seem to be more and more of the "outfitter" variety. It looked like the IDHA had some record number deer heads this year.

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couldn't make it

I couldn't make it this weekend to the show, but was just wandering if anyone seen the infamous Morgan county buck?? :hide: No big deal, just curious..

And if it's possible share some more pics from the show.

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JP
 

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DaWG of Indpls said:
I went Saturday. It was gerat to meet several of the guys from this site.

Dean...What did the buck from Decatur County score? Did you wear your new ball cap home ???

I think the show is declining in quality somewhat. The vendors there seem to be more and more of the "outfitter" variety. It looked like the IDHA had some record number deer heads this year.

DaWG
234 2/8...A new No. 3 N.T. all-time in Shotgun category. The quality of racks at the show was just unreal this year. Is the OBR working????? :coco:

You can see a picture of Jack's buck in the photo Gallery!!!!
 

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I couldn't make it this weekend to the show, but was just wandering if anyone seen the infamous Morgan county buck?? :hide: No big deal, just curious..

And if it's possible share some more pics from the show.

Thanks,
JP
Nope, i didnt see it when i was there friday night. I took a few pics, i'll try and get them up this evening. One other thing i enjoyed seeing was the live elk, at one point he had his big empty food bowl on the top of his rack and was swinging it all over the place, he must have been hungry. That was pretty funny to watch.
 

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Went Friday Night. Would Like To See The Deer And Turkey Portion Expanded And Run For A More Than A Weekend. Would Like To See More Hunting Products Vendors And Less Candy, Sunglasses, Ect.. There Seems To Be Alot Of Stuff Being Sold That Has Very Little To Do With Hunting Or The Outdoors.
 

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I saw the deer, turkey's, elk in the cages and expected to see Jimmy Houston somewhere nearby. I checked one of the support poles for a climber stand to see if he may be up there getting ready for a "harvest" but I couldn't locate him. Maybe he was wearing one of those fancy camo outfits they were selling over there. :yikes:
 

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I was out there Friday evening. It was not too busy then. Seems to me that there is less and less to see every year. I'm sure the number of venders has to be down. It was great to see all the big deer being taken in our state. I talked to the DNR guys and bought their magazine. It was a nice time. That's what I like about the show, meeting new people and seeing what they are doing differently than I am. I saw some guy shooting a bow that was about two feet long and had big wheels on it. I thought to myself, what the.....is that thing. He was accurate with it. What are they coming up with next? I guess the next thing you know, they will put a man on the moon, too. :confused:
 

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It was my first trip to the Indy show and a little dissapointing from a kids perspective. I took my 8 year old son and he had a good time, but the Fort Wayne show seems to have more kid orientated stuff like:

A rock wall for them to climb
A pool stocked full of trout for them to try and catch
A mecahanical bull for them to ride
Mini bikes to ride in an indoor circle
Dog trials in water
Lumber jack demonstrations

I must admit I stayed in the building with the deer scoring, but my father took my son around to the other areas. Maybe this type of stuff was there and they just missed it. I couldn't believe how crowded the isle ways were either. Tom, my boy, got a little burned out going to different buildings because he was having a hard time seeing.

I do want to add this, he stayed in the measuring area most of the afternoon. I was measuring a buck and my dad asked him what it would score before I even started. Tom told him 155 typical. When I was done the final score was 154 4/8! Thinking it was a fluke, dad asked him on the next one I measured. Tom told him 162 before I started, it netted at 161 4/8. Not bad huh!
 

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Scott Werstler said:
It was my first trip to the Indy show and a little dissapointing from a kids perspective. I took my 8 year old son and he had a good time, but the Fort Wayne show seems to have more kid orientated stuff like:

A rock wall for them to climb
A pool stocked full of trout for them to try and catch
A mecahanical bull for them to ride
Mini bikes to ride in an indoor circle
Dog trials in water
Lumber jack demonstrations

I must admit I stayed in the building with the deer scoring, but my father took my son around to the other areas. Maybe this type of stuff was there and they just missed it. I couldn't believe how crowded the isle ways were either. Tom, my boy, got a little burned out going to different buildings because he was having a hard time seeing.

I do want to add this, he stayed in the measuring area most of the afternoon. I was measuring a buck and my dad asked him what it would score before I even started. Tom told him 155 typical. When I was done the final score was 154 4/8! Thinking it was a fluke, dad asked him on the next one I measured. Tom told him 162 before I started, it netted at 161 4/8. Not bad huh!
Scooter,

They had the rock wall and a pole for people to climb, a trout pond, dog trials (big air), and lumberjack events, but you are right; there were so many people in such small areas that it was aggravating trying to get to all of these events. Next time you're at the Indy show, make Dean score more than one deer so you can get out and see some of these things! Or better yet, let Tommy score 'em; sounds like he'l do a pretty good job.

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Thanks James, how did you know Weimer only scored 1 deer Saturday?

Thanks Dean, you SOB, before getting me on this web site, no one had ever called me "scooter" before.
 
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