The 21st year of our contest

 NOTICE:  If you get a deer call 392-2046 and I will meet you at the shop. We weigh it for you, score it and put your pictures on the web site. Any deer brought in by a contest shooter that doesn't end up on the board is still in for a $10.00 blind drawing, LIFE  IS  GOOD !       

        A = Adult 19 years old and over
        Y =Young Adult 12 to 18 years old
  WCS = Wooda - Coulda - Shoulda = (Not in contest, but treated the same)
 NOTICE:  CB = Crossbow (This is new)
Ben's comment as of 11/17/17: With 20 deer in total and the contest is over.
                    It is Friday Nov 17th, and the contest is over. I know of at least 5 deer taken by people in the contest that didn't bring em in. All in all, 20 or 25 deer for the number of people in the contest, it was a good season. Only one Pope & Young Buck surprised me and no deer even close to 200 lbs. suprised me with the mild winter we had last year, I expected much larger deer winning. So much for my knowledge. Nelson Crosier's son is bringing in a buck he shot with his to kids with him and I couldn't wait to write that story. The season started out hot and dry. The last two days have been wet & windy with lower temps which brought down the rest of the leaves which really improves visibility. I really thought the last 10 days of the season would bring in a lot more deer. If your treestand is rocking and rolling in the wind go hunt standing corn. If there is a puttle of water in the field there is no reason for the deer to leave it. They have water, food and sex available without leaving the corn. Things are going to explode, soon. The weather doesn't bother the hunters with the bowhunting sickness real bad and they have taken some real nice bucks the very first week, because they know the deer eat, sleep and drink every day just like you do.  BRING EM IN !  & READ ALL ABOUT IT !
The Adults ended up with about a 20% success ratio which is better than the State average.
 NOTICE YOUNG ADULTS:  There are 19 Young Adults in the contest and so far Tim Frisbee and Riley Hirschman and  NOW LAUREN NOWAK  have brought in a deer.  Check her buck out you young adults. It will be hard to beat. Right now Lauren has two 1st places on the Young Adult side of the board, and a 1st & 2nd place on the Adult side of the Contest Board. Get your butts going, especially the girls. It would be super if a young lady wiped all the boys butts. Get it done you youngsters. You know I steal $ from the adults and give it to you youngsters. I think my dream above is coming true. Time will tell. GOOD LUCK YOU YOUNG ADULTS ! The Young Adults ended up with about a 16% success ratio which is better than the State average.
 To see a bowhunters entry - click on the persons name below.

WCS - Aaron Green - 11/11/17 - DOE
WCS - Andy Wegman - 11/0917 - 8 Point 160 lb BUCK
WCS - Bob Bryan - 10/03/17 - 6 Point BUCK
A - Bob Marsala - 11/10/17 - 8 Point 150 lb 110 4/8" BUCK
A - Brian Kurzawski - 10/06/17 - 116 2/8" 8 Point BUCK
CB - Giles Crosier - 11/12/17 - 142 lb 122 1/8" BUCK

A - Jason Graybill - 10/25/17 - 142 lb - 7 Point 41 2/8" BUCK
A - Jeff Coyle - 10/26/17 - 119 lb - 5 Point 64 6/8" BUCK
A - Jim Gutowski - 11/04/17 - 95 1/2 lb DOE
A - Kent Barker - 11/11/17 - 158 lb - 11 Point 131 5/8" POPE & YOUNG BUCK

Y - Lauren Nowak - 11/03/17 - 145 lb - 8 Point 116 0/8" BUCK
A - Matt Mank - 10/01/17 - DOE
A - Mike Roffe - 10/16/17 - 115 lb - 5 Point 50 0/8" BUCK
WCS - Nelson Green - 11/09/17 - 8 Point BUCK
WCS - Paul Shaver - 11/04/17 - 5 Point BUCK
Y - Riley Hirschman - 10/22/17 - 131 3/4 lb - 3 Point 48 4/8" BUCK
A - Shane Price - 11/14/17 - 104 lb DOE

Tim Frisbee - 10/02/17 - 83 lb DOE
A - Todd Lapa - 10/07/17 8 Point1 18 0/8" BUCK
A - Tom Sawyer -10/27/17 - 128 lb - 8 Point 73 5/8" BUCK

A = Adult 19 & Up -
Your name goes here.
Y = Young Adult 12 to 18 - Your name goes here.
WCS - If your name goes here you can't fix it till next year when you get in the 2018 deer contest.

In the contest there are 18 winners (9 Young Adult & 9 Adult) 1st, 2nd
& 3rd for Doe Weight, Buck Weight & Buck Score
If your not in the contest you get treated the same. We just put you
on the Wood'a-Could'a-Should'a list.
Then, when the early Bowhunting season is over, the Contest is over, any
deer not on the winning board that was brought in by someone in the contest
gets their name put in a hat and we have a blind drawings for $10.00

I hope you have the best bow season of your life so far,
with many more to come.               LIFE  IS  GOOD !


                                                               BRING EM IN !

  Buck Weight Adult   Buck Rack     Adult   Doe Weight Adult   Buck Weight Youth   Buck Rack Youth   Doe Weight Youth
 1st Kent    Barker  1st Kent     Barker  1st Shane Price  1st Lauren Nowak  1st Lauren Nowak  1st Tim
 2nd Bob  Marsala 2nd Todd   Lappa  2nd Jim Gutowski   2nd Riley Hirschman  2nd Riley Hirschman  2nd No Entry Yet
 3rd Lauren Nowak  3rd Brian Kurzawski  3rd Tim   Frisbee  3rd No Entry Yet  3rd No Entry Yet  3rd No Entry Yet

                                                     WCS = Wooda, Coulda, Shoulda = Not in contest   

  Buck Weight Adult  WCS   Buck Rack Adult  WCS   Doe Weight Adult  WCS   Buck Weight Youth  WCS   Buck Rack Youth  WCS   Doe Weight Youth WCS
 1st Nelson    Green  1st Bob
 1st Aaron Green  1st No Entry Yet  1st No Entry Yet  1st No Entry Yet
 2nd Paul Shaver 2nd Paul
 2nd No Entry Yet  2nd No Entry Yet  2nd No Entry Yet  2nd No Entry Yet
 3rd No Entry Yet  3rd  No Entry Yet  3rd No Entry Yet  3rd No Entry Yet  3rd No Entry Yet  3rd No Entry Yet

                       BLIND DRAWING $10.00 WINNERS FOR 2017 WILL BE BELOW:
     Mike Roffe & Jeff Coyle are the $10.00 Blind Drawing winners which were drawn
           by Jacob Merkel at the 450 Vegas League. There were 5 people eligible.

       This is a Morgan County Ohio, Crossbow Buck taken this season, I thought you might enjoy seeing.
                         Look at what happens when you let them grow up. It's a BUCK OF A LIFETIME !

               Below are the contest boards from 2016:

             This is the Age 12 to 18 Young Adult Board                    This is the Adult Board Ages 19 & Up



If your interested, here are my political views read on. If your not interested,
like I say below, you deserve what you get and have, and don't read them.

47% of the people in this country do not pay taxes and probably voted for
Obama, because life works for them just fine. Of the 53% majority left, only
65% of them vote because the other 35% of them don't vote because politics
has them upset for one reason or another. YOU DO THE MATH! We all know
the definition of insanity is not changing anything and expecting a different
result. The average family income is down OVER $4800.00 from two years ago.
If that doesn't get your attention, then you deserve what you get. What
matters, the only thing that matters is we need a change. Who knows what,
who did what, who said what, who promised what, doesn't matter, WE NEED
A CHANGE, and if we don't get it, well it's not like me to say, but,
Four days before the election I had a typical
non-voter in the shop and I kind of got in his face. He said he never voted
unless the person he wanted was running. I said who do you want? He said
Ron Paul, but he's so pissed off at politics in general he is not going to go
write in Ron Paul's name. I don't get it. He sure had a whole bunch of opinions
for a person that doesn't vote.

(Get your butt out and vote - some of my relatives
and yours gave there lives for your right to vote - cherish it.)

They say on the internet, I'm opinionated. Yes I am. I
try real hard to make this a better country and run my
business correctly. Life must suck to be a "Post turtle".


While suturing a cut on the hand of a 75 year old rancher,
who's hand was caught in the gate while working cattle,
the doctor struck up a conversation with the old man.
Eventually the topic got around to Obama being our president.
The old rancher said, 'Well, Ya know, Obama is a "Post Turtle''.
Not being familiar with the term, the doctor asked him what a
'post turtle' was. The old rancher said, 'When you're driving
down a country road and you come across a fence post with a
turtle balanced on top, that's a 'post turtle'.

The old rancher saw the puzzled look on the doctor's face so
he continued to explain. 'You know he didn't get up there by
himself, he doesn't belong up there, and he doesn't know what
to do while he's up there, and you just wonder what kind of
dumb ass put him up there to begin with'.

It is not a NEW WORLD now, but it is a world where BAIL OUTS should
have a country that we need to protect and cherish, The Constitution
of the United States and our Bill of Rights. OUR FREEDOMS.

I'll keep my country just the way it was, my freedoms the way they were
when I was growing up, and you can keep all the CHANGE in a dark and
unsanitary place.       
There is no freedom without capitalism and there is no

capitalism without freedom. I'm concerned about Small
Business. I'm concerned about my kids future. I'm really
concerned about my five grandchildren. And most of
all, I'm concerned about are countries future, because of
the current leadership, if you can call it that.
***************   GOD *** BLESS *** AMERICA    ***************
**************FREEDOMS *** ONLY *** HOME  ***************

PRAY for our people in the Armed Services - They are the
only part of our government I personally trust.



In November you have the choice to be part of the
problem or part of the beginning of the repair of our