Caleb Albertsen of La Porte City will be presented a 2012 Trophy Buck Print Award during the 38th Annual Eastern Iowa Sportshow at the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls, March 16-17. The award recognizes trophy bucks taken in Iowa and registered with the DNR for the 2011/2012 deer-hunting season. Albertsen harvested a deer in Appanoose County that scored 143 ⅜ points in the Bow – Typical category.
“Trophy Buck” awardees will receive a signed and serialized print by artist Greg Bordignon commemorating the Trophy Buck registered in 2012 with the Department of Natural Resources.  Bordignon will personally present awards at the show on Saturday and Sunday.
Nearly 400 Iowans harvested a trophy buck during the 2011-2012 Iowa deer-hunting season and registered it with the Department of Natural Resources.  To qualify a buck’s rack must meet or exceed specific minimum scores as determined by the Department of Natural Resources.
The Sportshow is scheduled for March 15-17 at the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls. Hunting interests at the show include hunting outfitters, equipment, seminars, and antler scoring.  Other exhibits include boats, RVs, fishing camps, resorts, tourism, tackle, camping, and outdoor exhibits.
Continuous fishing and hunting seminars will run throughout the show.  Headlining the family features this year will be Aussie Kingdom stage show and native Australian wildlife exhibit in the McLeod Center.  More features include live trout fishing, BB gun range and antler scoring and whitetail display.
Trophy buck hunters receive a complimentary pass to this year’s show plus their signed and serialized Trophy Buck Print.