Photos: Enthusiasts hunt for a good time
Members of the Marks family, from Grantsville, look at the display of mounted deer heads. From left are Buck Marks, Brandon, 8, Jacob, 5, Tina and Buck III.
Scores of people lined up to register with the National Rifle Association, which has found itself at odds with the Obama Administration over proposed new gun control measures. The group was offering $10 off the regular $35 annual membership fee, plus free admission to the show at the Civic Center. David Belcher, a 42-year-old volunteer recruiter of 15 years, said the NRA is seeing an uptick in interested members because more people feel their Second Amendment rights are under attack. He said 700 to 1,000 people either signed up or renewed their membership over the weekend.
Chris Patton, founder of Woods, Wheels and Water, holds Sophia Hawkins, 8, over the world record white tail deer rack on display at the KG Deer Ranch booth. Patton was raffling a hunting trip at KG Deer Ranch to raise money for his organization, which provides hunts for disabled people. The deer that produced the rack is actually still alive and the antlers were simply put on a different mount.