Arkansas Big Buck Classic
Date(s) - 01/24/2014 - 01/26/2014
Arkansas State Fairgrounds
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The Arkansas Big Buck Classic began with the intent to recognize the quality whitetail deer Arkansas was producing. Before 1990, only those in an immediate local area ever knew about the big deer taken around them. There was occasionally a picture in the newspaper, or stories were told at the local check-in spots, the coffee shops, or at the taxidermy. However, only a few folks actually got to hear the hunter’s story first hand.
At that time, no matter what part of Arkansas a hunter was in, another region received the credit for
producing the biggest bucks. Northern hunters said there were no big deer down south. Some said the
mountains with its acorns didn’t produce big deer like the Delta with its soybeans (or vice versa). Public
land hunters thought all the big deer were harvested in huge private hunting clubs. Since a few hundred
people attended the first Arkansas Big Buck Classic at an indoor archery range in Jacksonville in 1990, practically every long-held myth concerning big deer in Arkansas has been dispelled.
Each January, thousands of people attend the Arkansas Big Buck Classic. Generations of Arkansas hunters get to see quality deer harvested from every region of the state, and hunters have the opportunity to tell their story of the one that did or DIDN’T get away. We hope you will come and enjoy the Big Buck Classic experience and continue the legacy that is hunting in the Natural State.
• Friday, January 24th, 2014 1:00pm – 9:00pm
• Saturday, January 25th, 2014 9:00am – 9:00pm
• Sunday, January 26th, 2014 9:00am – 6:00pm
• Sunday, January 26th, 2014 4:00pm
• Adults $10.00
• Kids 5-12 $5.00
• Under 5 FREE