The Year End Classic Bass Tournament is this weekend; a young local hunter gets his biggest buck; and see a few scenes of a local wildlife museum (pictured), the biggest in South Georgia in fact – This and more below:
17TH ANNUAL CLASSIC BASS TOURNAMENT
Ernie is making his list and checking it twice!
The Ernie Broughton Blackshear Buddies 17th Annual Year End Classic is this Saturday, December 18th. The Classic is scheduled to begin at the Veteran’s State Park boat dock and is open to the public. There is a $60 charge per boat. Boats leave out at safe light and return at 4 P.M. The limit is five live fish, no less than 14 inches.
A complete list of rules is listed on the tournament application. An application can be emailed to you simply by sending an email request to email@example.com you can fill out an application upon arrival. For tournament info, contact Ernie Broughton at 229-432-9050. Good Luck!
John Stalvey of Sylvester shot this 10-pointer on a solo hunt in Lee County. John said he used a 270 to harvest the 195 pound buck adding, “He was my biggest buck yet.”
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Local Wildlife Museum
If you have never had the pleasure of visiting the Tyson Wildlife Museum in Doerun, WorthCounty, you are missing out on one of the most extraordinary presentations of wildlife from around the world. James Tyson owns the museum and the steel business operated within the same location. He is currently retired and his two sons operate the steel business and museum. Tyson, along with his sons and his wife enjoy a number of hunting trips and have contributed to the Tyson Wildlife Museum’s special exhibits.
Tyson has hunted and harvested large game for several years following hunting trips to New Zealand, Africa, and Australia – to name a few. The few hundred animals at the museum include a leopard, wolves, buffalo, hyenas; displays ranging from fresh water and saltwater fish to a wide variety of land wildlife such as bears, antelope, a hippopotamus , rhinoceros, an array of fowl wildlife, reptiles and a few rare species. These artistic exhibitions bring to life the animals’ natural habitat including carnivore/prey interaction as well as wildlife family interaction.
Taxidermist Bob Nancarrow of Michigan is the creator of the museum’s realistic displays seen at Tyson’s. The museum is open and free to the public. The management of the family owned and operated facility does request that guests of the museum bring a few canned goods when visiting. The food donations collected are distributed to local families in need.
The museum is located at the Tyson Steel Building Products business on 361 Doerun Road. Hours are Monday – Friday, 8 A.M. – 5 P.M. Groups of 10 or more should call ahead, 229-776-7588. See a few museum photos below: