By Kerrin Brinkman | December 23 2009 12:02

The NRA Great American Hunting and Outdoor Show is just a month away, and NRAblog has the inside scoop on the all your whitetail news for the event. A variety of impressive whitetail deer mounts will be featured at the show thanks to the Great American Whitetail Collection and the NRA Mason/Dixon Big Buck Contest.

NRA’s Great American Whitetail Collection is a traveling exhibit displaying 50 of the largest and highest-scoring whitetails in the world. The massive first generation reconstructions of actual trophies have typical and non-typical bucks to awe even the most seasoned hunter.

NRA Great American Whitetail Collection Whitetails will also be featured in the NRA Mason/Dixon Big Contest, where any paying attendee can enter their impressive buck free of charge. Any antlered deer (Whitetail, Coues, Mule, or Sika) taken in North America will be accepted with a valid field or check tag attached to the mount. Sheds will not be accepted. All deer will be scored, but only free ranging deer will be awarded. Following judging and evaluation, awards will be presented for the top state entries in both the typical and non-typical categories. Top entries in the Youth and Women categories will also be awarded.

“The NRA Mason/Dixon Big Buck Contest is a great way for hunters to compare their whitetail trophies to others from surrounding communities,” said Bob Davis, Manager of NRA’s Hunter Services Department. “They also have the opportunity to see how their harvest stacks up against mounts from the Great American Whitetail Collection.” 

Entries will be accepted beginning on Friday, January 29, from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday, January 30, from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. All mounts entered will be displayed during the show until 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 31. At that time, all entries must be picked up with matching entry stub and valid driver’s license.

The NRA Great American Hunting and Outdoor Show will be held January 29-31, 2010, at the Carroll County Agriculture Center - Shipley Arena in Westminster, Maryland. For more information on the NRA Great American Hunting and Outdoor Show, booth space sales, or entering the NRA Mason/Dixon Big Buck Contest, call (703) 267-1524 or send an email to rpeak@nrahq.org. Click here to view floor plans, a list of exhibitors, seminar schedule, and other show information.

The event will be held January 29-31, 2010, at the Carroll County Agriculture Center - Shipley Arena in Westminster, Maryland.

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