The 2022 Dixie Deer Classic was held March 4-6
The 2022 Dixie Deer Classic was held March 4-6 at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds after taking 2021 off due to Covid. The Wake County Wildlife Club didn’t want to leave hunters from the 2020 season without the recognition they deserved, so the awards ceremony was a double event.
Vincent Clark won the coveted Best in Show Award for his Avery County brute that officially scored 203 inches. Clark also won the Male Gun Nontypical category.
A total of 32 awards were presented to North Carolina deer hunters, along with four awards for black bears. All these award winners appear in the following pages.
Twenty-three males won deer awards (10 for the 2021 deer hunting season including four youth hunters and six adults, along with 10 for the 2020 season including three youths and seven adults.) The final three males won awards for black bears.
Female hunters walked away with 13 awards. Eight killed deer during the 2021 hunting season. Another four killed deer during the 2020 season, and one female won a black bear hunting award.