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Post Falls, ID (March 24, 2017)-Buck Knives is pleased to announce the sponsorship of Pro Angler, Drew Benton from Panama City, FL. 

Benton began his fishing career in 2009 as a Co-Angler in the Rayovac FLW Series. Benton has multiple accomplishments, including FLW Tour Champion and FLW Tour Rookie of the year. He is sponsored by many top brands including, Bagley, Phoenix Boats, Costa, Power-Pole, Millennium Marine, Nichols Lures, Phenix, Lowrance, Yeti Coolers, and Lew's.

Benton is an avid outdoorsman alternating his time on the water and in the tree stand. "Whether I'm in the woods or on the water, Buck Knives makes a product that gets the job done and makes me more efficient," said Benton. "What's even better is they are proudly built in the USA!" Benton joins other Buck's Pro Staffers, Bill Lowen, Brandon Palaniuk, Mark Rose and Bill McDonald.

Benton will be at the 2017 Bassmaster Classic March 24-26 in Houston, TX.

"We are excited to work with Drew," said Bob George, Vice President of Sales and Business Development for Buck Knives. "His experience and passion for the outdoors are a great fit for Buck. I am confident he will be an outstanding ambassador for Buck Knives and our brand."

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About Buck Knives:
Behind every Buck knife is over 100 years of experience and craftsmanship. The very best materials and state-of-the-art technology are used to create knives that meet the exacting demands expected of a high-quality knife. Buck stands behind every knife made with their famous Forever Warranty.

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About Drew Benton:
2016 marks Benton's fourth season on the FLW Tour. A native of Panama City, FL, Benton started fishing the Rayovac FLW Series in 2009 as a Co-Angler and has quickly moved up the ranks as a professional. Benton successfully claimed his first FLW Tour title Lake Okeechobee. He shocked the rest of the field by winning his first Tour-level event as a rookie. Introduced to the outdoors by his mother and father at a very young age, Benton has spent countless hours in the deer stand and on some of the most pristine bass waters all over the southeastern U.S. Ever since his first bass tournament at the age of 16, Benton has been consumed with a passion for the sport. Benton says he's always been a competitor, competing in athletics all the way through college where he played college baseball. Upon graduating from Florida State University, Benton set a career goal to become a professional bass fisherman. The dream has now become a reality, as Benton qualified to fish the FLW Tour and now gets to enjoy his fantasy coming to life.

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