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Wildlife Attractions Highlight Delta Wildlife Expo

The Monster Whitetails of Arkansas ARKANSAS' NO. 1 hunting attraction, the Monster Whitetails of Arkansas, will be displayed at this year's 2000 Delta Wildlife EXPO. Each deer in the exhibit was killed either in Arkansas or the Southeastern United States.

Ken Young took this display over by ownership in 1994. Today the popular display travels thousands of miles each year and is seen by more that 1,500,000 people annually. Dick Idol, a big buck authority, said, "This display is as impressive as any of you will ever see anywhere."

The display itself is a source of pride for the owners of the heads displayed and an educational tool that promotes quality management. Three of the Monster Whitetails that will be shown are currently ranked at the top in the world. Other deer on display include the two highest scoring bucks ever taken in the Southeast.

The "Arkansas Roadkill" is one of only eight whitetails in the world with a legitimate 30-inch spread. The "Medusa Buck" is recognized by Buckmasters as the No. 1 whitetail of all time. "Goliath" is the largest Natural State buck on record, weighing 324 pounds. The "Sparks Buck" is the Arkansas State Record Typical at 189 B&C Points. The "Lockley Buck" is the largest southern whitetail ever killed with a bow, measuring 215 4/8 P&Y Points. The "Harris Buck" scores in at a whopping 223 1/8 Net B&C and is the World Record Crossbow Kill. The "Copeland Buck" is the World Record 8-Point, measuring 185 7/8 B&C Points. These bucks and others will all be on display.

As a part of the Monster Whitetails exhibit, Ken Young will also be selling raffle tickets for a brand new 4-wheeler, which will be given away. The 4-wheeler will be on display beside the exhibit. You don't want to miss these impressive bucks. Nor do you want to miss a chance at winning a brand new 4-wheeler.

The Rock The latest craze in sport climbing is going to be at this year's Delta Wildlife EXPO. "The Rock" is a three-sided climbing wall standing 24-feet high. It simulates the face of a mountain and provides a similar challenge to climb. "The Rock" safely accommodates three climbers at a time.

This rock-climbing wall allows "kids" of all ages to climb safely because of its installed auto belay system. After being strapped in, climbers can climb safely to heights of 28 feet. The harness attaches to a cable and centers the climber over the climbing path. This helps balance the climber.

As the climber gets higher, the cable is automatically retrieved and keeps unnoticeable tension on the climber at all times. Once climbers reach the top, they can simply repel down the mountain with the hydraulic belay system or be lowered to the ground automatically.

Even though "The Rock" is complete safe, and there is no possibility of falling, it will still provide climbers with plenty of adrenaline and fear. So come on and take the challenge, don't be afraid. Climb "The Rock."

The Traveling Fish Tank Get ready for some excitement because "The Traveling Fish Tank" will arrive at the Washington County Convention Center November 3, 2000. This 12-foot tall, 42-foot long glass mobile aquarium will stocked by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks with largemouth bass, crappie, and bluegill from Lake Ferguson in Greenville.

Just to view fish in their natural environment is entertaining enough for most people. But the "Traveling Fish Tank" will be used for more than our simple viewing pleasure.

"The Traveling Fish Tank" is a teaching tool that is designed to show the movement of specific lures and the reaction of fish to those movements. This is also a great opportunity for parents and kids to learn about fishing and fish biology.

Phillip Hain and his father Gary have traveled through the U.S. participating in many fishing tournaments as well as giving fishing demonstrations. Teaching fishing is one of their trademarks, and Phillip will teach techniques that will help us all put more fish in the boat.

Phillip Hain will give seminars all weekend and actually demonstrate fishing techniques that will help improve your success on the water. Visitors can see how the fish react to specific baits and presentation techniques.

Come out and see all the fish and learn how to catch more fish at the 2000 Delta Wildlife EXPO. Just look for the giant aquarium, you can't miss it.

Daisy BB Gun Shoot There is nothing more exciting than seeing the face of a child light up. And it is twice as special when the smile comes from a little girl who beat 20 other boys at the same game.

Last year, Delta Wildlife, Daisy BB Guns, and the Mississippi State University Extension Service hosted a BB Gun Shoot for children. The event was a success as more than 6 children walked away with brand new Daisy Air Rifles won during the competitions.

This year, Delta Wildlife, Daisy BB Guns, and the Mississippi State University Extension Service has teamed up again to host the Daisy BB Gun Booth.

Children aged 14 and under may shoot at the Daisy BB Gun booth during the entire weekend of the EXPO. Supervision will be provided by certified hunting and gun safety instructors with the Mississippi State Extension Service and 4-H. Children may shoot all day, free of charge. This will give parents and children alike the opportunity to learn more about shooting, gun safety, and proper gun handling.

In addition to casual shooting, there will also be two Daisy Air Rifle Tournaments. Children can sign up at the Daisy BB Gun booth and compete for a new air rifle. The Tournaments will be held Saturday at 4:30 p.m. and Sunday at 3:00 p.m.

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