Big Buck Contest Rules

2016 1st Place Winner Rich H 10pt

All Club Members are invited to enter their harvest into the annual Big Buck Contest. 1st Place winner for each year receives a free shoulder mount from Rod's Taxidermy and 2nd Place winner receives their shoulder mount at half price.

The highest scoring buck within every five year period, shown to the right, receives a free lifetime membership! Scoring must be performed by Rod's Taxidermy, in Calicoon, NY.

 * Antlers are scored based on the
Sullivan County Democrat measuring system. The system adds together the length of the buck’s two antlers, the spread at the widest point between the antlers and the number of points that are at least 1-inch long. The sum of those four numbers represents the deer’s total score.

 ** Winners of 5 year contest that have won free lifetime membership to club

Big Buck Contest Winners

Year Name Points Score * Weapon
1980 GARY PEAKE 8 66 Rifle
1981 RICK HULSE 7 Rifle
1982 BILL COVERT 9 Rifle
1980 TOM BURNS 10 Rifle
1984 LUKE MILK 7 Rifle
1985 DON MECKLE ** 9 75 3/4 Rifle
1986 STEVE HORVATH 8 65 3/4 Rifle
1987 DAVID BEEMER 7 58 7/8 Rifle
1988 BOB FRANKE 8 Rifle
1989 STEVE LAGOS 8 Rifle
1990 JOHN GRAY 8 Rifle
1991 MIKE PACIGA 8 61 Rifle
1992 FRANK VECCHIONE 9 61 5/8 Rifle
1993 RICH ROMMMELE 9 60 1/4 Rifle
1994 STEVE TELLONE ** 8 66 Bow
1995 CHUCK LEMASTER 8 69 7/8 Rifle
1996 ROD SMITH 6 61 Rifle
1997 BRIAN GALLAGHER 8 56 7/8 Rifle
1998 DONATO SOCCI ** 8 64 Rifle
1999 GREG BERG 10 61 Rifle
2000 STEPHEN HANEY 9 70 Rifle
2001 MIKE DARDER ** 8 70 Bow
2002 SAM HON 8 65 3/4 Rifle
2003 ART SEVERT 8 57 1/8 Rifle
2004 TONY ARMENTI 8 56 7/8 Rifle
2005 JOHN MAKA 8 66 Rifle
2006 ELIAS VARGA ** 10 71 1/2 Rifle
2007 TONY ARMENTI 9 59 3/4 Bow
2008 NEIL ZIELINSKI 8 70 1/2 Rifle
2009 JON FORTUNATO 8 70 1/2 Rifle
2010 RANDY SKATES 10 77 1/2 Rifle
2011 SCOTT MULLIGAN 9 72 Rifle
2012 GREG HAWKINS 8 62 Bow
2013 STEPHEN KELLY 8 73 Rifle
2014 NICK HAZEN 10   Rifle
 
2015 STEVE CASPARIE 9 69 1/2 Rifle
2016 RICH H 10 75 Rifle