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Trophy deer pull in the public

March 8, 2014
By GARRY BRANDENBURG , Times-Republican

The recent DEER CLASSIC is now in the history books. Despite severe cold, snow, wind, more snow, exhibitors and the public turned out in force to fill Hy-Vee Hall and the basement of Veterans Auditorium with exhibits. More than 300 booth spaces were rented to vendors with just about everything imaginable related to hunting in one way or another. And when the doors opened at 3 p.m. last Friday, people started to stream in. By the close of the show last Sunday afternoon at 4 p.m., approximately 20,000 people passed through the ticket taker doors.



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