Antler Show At Outdoor Blast

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GON's 2017 hunting show will feature the new World Record and two Georgia State Record bucks, plus the top bucks of last season.

If seeing the amazing racks that will be on display at this year’s Outdoor Blast doesn’t get you fired up for deer season, you might want to trade in your camo for a golf shirt—or check for a pulse.

Just announced is that the Buck Ashe mount will be on display at the 2017 Outdoor Blast. Shot in 1961, this 16-point megabuck weighed more than 300 pounds and the rack netted 191 4/8 typical B&C points. It is still Georgia’s state-record typical. Outdoor writer Duncan Dobie is bringing the Buck Ashe mount for display.

Already scheduled to be on display at the Outdoor Blast is the world record non-typical buck, a 47-pointer killed last November in Sumner County, Tenn. The mount will be at the J&S Scents booth, and so will the hunter, 26-year-old Stephen Tucker. Tucker killed the world record buck with a muzzleloader while hunting private land. The rack’s net score was 312 3/8 inches.

The J&S Scents booth will be in the center atrium located between the two main vendor halls and near the entrance to the Jim & Nicks Bar-B-Q area and beverage garden.

Also on display at this year’s Outdoor Blast will be Billy Joe Padgett’s Telfair County non-typical, a 38-point buck killed in 1998 that is the Georgia state record buck with a net score of 248 4/8 inches.

The Wall of Fame display will include the best bucks killed last season in Georgia. Among the mounts expected at this year’s Outdoor Blast are the Shannon Sledge Buck, a Worth County non-typical that netted 200 3/8; Daryl Mund’s Colquitt County typical that netted 168 3/8; and The Amazing Eight—a Crisp County 8-pointer killed by Jeff Davis that nets 166 5/8.

The GON Outdoor Blast, the annual kick-off to hunting season, will be July 28-30 at the Infinite Energy Center in Gwinnett County.

 For more info on this year’s Outdoor Blast, click here or call 800.438.4663.

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