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Buckmasters Expo Begins Today

EXPO 2008
The 15th annual Buckmasters Expo returns to the Montgomery Convention Center Aug. 15-17, and features nearly 300 exhibitor booths.
By Daniel Dye

-- MONTGOMERY, Ala., Aug. 15, 2008 - Deer hunters looking for deals on outdoor gear and wholesome family entertainment need to wait no longer. The 15th annual Buckmasters Expo presented by Yamaha opens its doors today at 3 p.m. at the Montgomery Convention Center and runs through Sunday, Aug. 17.

The Expo will feature a concert by Charlie Daniels and Johnny Lee; a wide array of activities for youngsters in the Young Bucks-themed area; intense action of the Buckmasters Top Bow Indoor World Championship; and truckloads of hunting gear.

Nearly 300 vendor booths will fill every available nook and cranny of the newly remodeled facility for a gigantic hunting sale and celebration of the hunting traditions. Expo admission is one canned good or $1 donation per person, which will benefit the Montgomery Area Food Bank.

"The Buckmasters Expo is a good place to buy the very latest in hunting products and equipment," said Jackie Bushman, Buckmasters founder and CEO. "We have the nation's top hunting manufacturers and suppliers here, and they offer some really good deals, so hunters get the very latest products at special show prices."

Buckmasters Expo Highlights:
-- Buckmasters Expo Outdoor Show
- This is your chance to stock up just before deer season begins. You'll see more hunting gear than you ever thought possible. Many vendors offer their products as special Expo prices. The miles of aisles of hunting items range from ATVs to venison jerky.

-- Buckmasters Top Bow Indoor World Championship - Watch as 49 of the country's best 3-D archers compete for cash, prizes and the coveted title up for grabs.

-- Young Bucks Activities - Kids can participate in activities like archery shooting, Laser Shot hunting and target simulators, with visits from mascots Bucky and Droptine and more.

-- Charlie Daniels & Johnny Lee in Concert - Free Buckmasters MEMBERS ONLY concert at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16. This is an outdoor event so bring a chair.

-- Buckmasters Trophy Records Scoring and Display - Bring your trophy buck to be scored by Buckmasters Trophy Records scorers.  You'll see a jaw-dropping collection of trophy bucks. This is one of the most popular Expo attractions.

-- Celebrity Appearances - Join some of the hottest names in the hunting industry for seminars throughout the weekend. We've invited such experts as Lee and Tiffany Lakosky of "Scent-Lok's Getting' Close," Michael Waddell of "Realtree Road Trips," Larry Weishuhn from Thompson/Center Arms and Fred Eichler of "Easton Bowhunting TV."

-- And Much More!

Buckmasters Expo Schedule
Friday, Aug. 15 - 3 p.m.-9 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 16 - 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 17 - 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Montgomery Convention Center
201 Tallapoosa St.
Montgomery, Ala. 36104

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