Think you have the biggest buck? Bring your mount to our 2022 Bethel Wildlife & Outdoor Expo to enter the Trophy Buck Contest. Each buck will receive a B&C Score (if your buck has been officially scored previously, you must bring along your scorecard when you register since bucks cannot be re-scored). Thank you Orscheln Farm & Home (Shelbina, Macon, and Monroe City) for donating a prize for the winner of the trophy buck contest — a deer blind! For questions, contact Larry Smoot, 660-651-0259.

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The 3D archery shoot at the Bethel Colony Wildlife & Outdoor Expo on August 27th opens at 8am, with the last check-ins at 3pm.
No entry fee! The shoot is free, and we’ll have prizes for top adult shooter (ages 15+) and top shooter in kids class (ages 14 & under – if they’re old enough to shoot a bow, they’re old enough to participate).
We’ll also have the coveted “eat your heart out award” for the lowest score which will be a half-dozen cinnamon rolls from the Bethel Bakery. Thanks to Brian Barrick for organizing this great event.
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Amateur photographers… get your nature/wildlife photos ready to enter in the Photography Contest to be held Saturday, August 27th at the Bethel, Missouri Wildlife and Outdoor Expo 2022. An amateur is defined as a person who has not advertised as a photographer in the past year. There is no entry fee for this contest. Photographers may enter no more than four (4) prints. There are two age categories: 16 & older; 15 & younger. Subject Categories are:

  1.  Nature – Landscape, Flowers, etc.
  2.  Animals – Wildlife, Game
Click here for the handout for rules and click here for entry forms. Prizes will be presented for (a) Best of Show (overall), (b) First Place in each category (c) Second Place in each category, (d) People’s Choice
For questions contact Anna Swartzentruber,