Big Buck Contest winner claims award

The results are in and the winners have been notified. The 2000-2001 Big Buck Contest sponsored by McShans grocery and Damuth Taxidermy has named this year’s winner and Plano resident Keith Thompson came away as the top winner with his trophy white-tailed deer harvested during last deer season. Using a modified scoring scale, the buck killed by Thompson scored 59. The deer had 18 points that were scored by the contest judges. The top prize for bagging the buck was a Remington .25-06 rifle an a shoulder mount by Damuth Taxidermy. The buck was killed on the H.P. “Jackie” Roddie ranch. Both the first and second bucks in the annual contest were harvested from the same area. Second place in the contest went to Thompson’s son, Lance, also of Plano. His buck scored 57 on the modified scoring scale. Second place prize was a Thermos 110-qt. ice chest valued at $60. Third place was Jeff Dowlen of Grand Praire whose buck scored 51 1/4. He won a case of Remington shotgun shells. Bradyite Geoff Elrod had the top local entry with a buck that scored 51 points. Josh Pitcox, also of Brady, was next with a buck that scored 50 1/2 points.

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