|Posted on 10/19/2016 8:37:00 AM.|
(Seguin) -- The horns are on their way up for this year's 31st Annual Buck Fever. The event is slated for tonight and Thursday from 5:30 to 10 p.m. at the Seguin Coliseum. Buck Fever President Rodney Bargfrede says Buck Fever is Seguin and Guadalupe County's celebration of the great outdoors.
"Buck Fever was developed because of a group of individuals loved the outdoors wanting to help the youth and to teach the youth about outdoors. So what we've done with farmers group, and it's to promote youth. All of our money goes go to youth outdoor activities. A lot of it goes to the Outdoor Learning Center which was originally why it was started to help out the Outdoor Learning Center," said Bargfrede.
The featured draw each year is the annual Whitetail Horns contest. Entries for that contest will continue to be accepted today between 7 a.m. and noon. Bargfrede says the contest, which includes 14 categories, gets bigger and bigger each year.
"Its grown a lot especially the way we've increased the amount of categories we have. We normally have about 150 horn entries which is when you walk in there, you see these walls of horns -- a lot of horns from Guadalupe County and most (from) people from around Guadalupe County are bringing them in. We've been doing this for 31 years. It just seems we get more and more and more quality, more bigger quality animals throughout the years," said Bargfrede.
Bargfrede says today's events will welcome back a special presentation.
"At 7:30 p.m., we'll have Gator Country come in and do a presentation. Gary Saurage of Gator 9-1-1 -- he's going to bring some big alligators out here, bring some snakes out. He does a presentation on them -- how to catch them, how to hold them. We'll also have activities for the kids. We'll have a rock climbing wall, pellet gun shoot, fish tank and a few other things. We will have Next Door Catering, they'll have meal options for you. So you can come down and eat supper with us and have a good time viewing all the booths. It's a hunting show. We'll have different vendors in there, but not only just hunting vendors. We'll have others. There will be something for everybody – something for kids, something for the ladies. I know there some jewelry, clothing, things like that. Like I said, there's something for everybody down here," said Bargfrede.
Events continue on Thursday with the awards presentation slated for 6:30 p.m. Buck Fever will also welcome back its silent auction plus various drawings -- one of which includes a 31 gun raffle.
"We have our 30 Gun Raffle. You can buy tickets for $10 each, six for $50 or you can get 12 for $100. If you get the 12, you get a bonus ticket with a chance at a gun safe. We also have donated by Restless African Safari -- they donated an African Safari hunt. On that one, we're only selling 100 tickets and they're for $100 a piece. We're also having our bucket raffle and silent auction also," said Bargfrede.
Cost is $6 adults and $3 for students. Children under the age of six are free.