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Dixie Deer Classic was a Hit Last Weekend in North Carolina

News Observer

Last weekend, sportsmen and women fled to North Carolina for the 35th Annual Dixie Deer Classic. 

An estimated 25,000 hunters and their family members headed to the State Fairgrounds between Friday Feb. 27 to Sunday March 1 in North Carolina for the 35th Dixie Deer Classic.

Over 1,700 vendors, hunting clubs, and volunteers were at the Dixie Deer Classic offering up advice and programs for the attendees.

One notable hunter attending was Fisher Whitlock, a 10-year-old from Basset, Virginia, who won Best in Show and Youth Non-typical Muzzleloader for his 15-point deer head.

Whitlock spoke like a true hunter as he told reporters, "We were just walking down the road and saw it, and I killed it."

The booths at the Dixie Deer Classic were selling deer stands, turkey calls, and camo recliners. Huntinthewild Inc., a nonprofit based in Dobson, was also at the event spreading the word about their mission to helping disabled and the terminally ill experience the wonders of hunting.

Another memorable attendee was Alex Templeton who is a member of "Dressed To Kill," an all-women's hunting TV show. Templeton advocated for women hunting, telling reporters, that women bring a unique touch to the hunt. Templton had this to say;

Women make great hunters. We're more patient... I know I love sitting in a treestand watching all of the animals."

It was a successful weekend!

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Dixie Deer Classic was a Hit Last Weekend in North Carolina