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By ART HOLDEN Outdoor Editor Published: February 4, 2017 5:00 AM

Sportsman Show drawing winners

Over 500 contestants signed up for a chance to win one of three prizes that The Daily Record gave away at last week's Northeast Ohio Sportsman Show in Mount Hope. The names were drawn from a bowl of 514 contestants.

First-time Sportsman Show visitor Brian Keim, of Mount Hope, won the grand prize, a fishing trip for himself and another with Daily Record Outdoor Editor Art Holden.

The second-place sharpening system was won by Cheryl Raber of Walnut Creek, while the over-the-shoulder fishing tackle box was won by Matthew Garber of Trail.

BBC banquet

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The Buckeye Big Buck Club's annual banquet and awards ceremony will be held in Ashland Ohio at the Ashland University Convocation Center on Saturday, Feb. 11. Tickets can be ordered online. All tickets must be purchased ahead of time and will be held at the door. Adult tickets are $30 and children under 12 are $20.

Agenda

11 a.m. Doors Open

12 p.m. Scorer's meeting

1 p.m. General membership meeting

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2:30 p.m. Mike Tonkovich and Clint McCoy Ohio's Deer Program Update

5:30 p.m. Dinner

6:30 p.m. Awards program

The Buckeye Big Buck Club is non-profit organization whose mission is to increase the appreciation of Ohio's white-tailed deer herd, which due to a comprehensive and successful management program of the Division of Wildlife, and improved habitat, is now at a record high level. The clubs goals are to: encourage trophy hunting by Ohio hunters, establish and maintain a permanent record of Ohio's trophy deer taken in fair chase, foster wise management of this valuable resource, and promote a positive relationship among hunter and landowners.

Each year the club honors hunters who harvest "typical" deer which meet the minimum 140 inch scoring requirement, and "non-typical" deer meeting a minimum 160 inch score requirement. Scores are determined by a series of measurements using the Boone and Crockett scoring system.

The Buckeye Big Buck Club Record Book is available online at: http://apps.ohiodnr.gov/wildlife/bigbuck/

Send in your notes

Any outdoor organization wishing to announce upcoming events can email them to aholden@the-daily-record.com, or call Art Holden at 330-287-1650.


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