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Tuesday, July 07, 2015

PERRY BUCKARAMA

August 14 - 16, 2015

Georgia National Fairgrounds
Perry, GA

Show Times

August 14-16, 2015

SHOW TIMES
Friday:  1pm - 7pm
Saturday:  9am - 7pm
Sunday:  10am - 5pm

ADMISSIONS
Regular: $8.00
Senior (65 up) and Youth 6-12:  $6.00
Kids (5 and under): FREE
3 Day
Weekend pass:  $14.00
$1.00 Off Coupon
Good with any paid admission.



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Perry Buckarama®

The first Southeastern Buckarama was held at the Atlanta Civic Center in 1984.  In 1987, the show changed locations and moved to the Lakewood Fairgrounds. In 1989, Albany was added to the Atlanta Buckarama, and then Augusta in 1990. In 1991, the Atlanta show moved to the Atlanta Expo Center North, Albany and Augusta locations were discontinued, and the Perry Buckarama  was added at the Georgia National Fairgrounds. The Atlanta Buckarama changed from a three-day event to a four-day event in 1993.  A third Buckarama was again added in Charolotte, North Carolina in 1995 and continued until 1999. The Atlanta Buckarama changed back to a three-day event in 2010. To date, Buckarama tradition remains strong and well attended in both Atlanta and Perry.

The Georgia Wildlife Federation Deer Head Competition has been held in conjunction with the Buckarama since the beginning in 1984. The first GWF Black Powder Shoot, sponsored by CVA, was added to the Perry Buckarama in 1999 and remained in existence through 2006. In 2006, the first Deer Hunters Showdown at High Noon was held in partnership with The Georgia’s Outdoor Adventures Newspaper’s Best Buck Contest. The contest continued under this name until 2008 when it became solely the GWF Grand Shoot as part of the already existing Deer Head Competition.

The show is held on the third full weekend in August at the Georgia National Fairgrounds, Perry, Georgia, I-75 South at Exit 135.  The Fairgrounds are within easy driving distance for over two million people.  Our exhibitors report excellent sales -- some claiming the best ever. Local motels report good business with out of town visitors staying over to attend the show throughout the weekend.

The show is presented by the Georgia Wildlife Federation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and helps fund education and conservation projects benefiting sportsmen.

Show Attractions

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Show Attractions

Alcovy Taxidermy 
Ray’s display will feature eight deer that scored over 190” each — that’s a total of at least 1,520 inches of antlers in one display. He will also be hosting seminars in each show on trophy care.

GA DNR Wildlife Resources Division  A special feature for each show this year will be round table discussions with GA DNR/WRD Game Management officials concerning public land hunting opportunities. Join them on Saturday afternoon at each show to learn the who, what, when and where of public land hunting.

Georgia Predator Hunters Learn from the team how to hunt coyote and other predators.

Joe Kelly’s Whitetail Collection  Joe Kelly has been a fixture at Buckarama for over 20 years. Visit with Joe and view his fabulous whitetail deer display. Joe will be presenting deer hunting seminars during both shows.

GWF’s Whitetail Deer and North American Big Game Competition  Enter for a chance to win in one of ten categories. Drawing for a CVA muzzleloader from all entries.  Any person with a mount for the competition entry will receive free entry to the show for two people. Get all the details.

Kid’s Cove  We have a special section in the show just for kids including a fishing rodeo, BB shoot, archery shoot, Southeastern Reptile Rescue Snake Show, craft projects and more.

Hunter Safety Course  Pre-Registration is encouraged at www.georgiawildlife.com or at the show on Friday afternoon.  Course times are from 6-8pm on Friday, August 14 and 10am - 6pm on Saturday, August 15. All participants must assemble at the Georgia National Fairgrounds north ticket gate at 5:30pm on Friday August 14. Enrollment limited to first 75 people.

Chehaw Education Center  Bird and reptile shows Saturday and Sunday in Perry.

Bobby Brantley of Lizard Lick, NC  Bobby will be appearing daily for a meet and greet. 

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