Big Buck contest culminates in awards banquet

Photo by Amy Cherry –– Hunters throughout the region gathered at the Johnsonburg Fire Hall on Wednesday evening for a banquet and awards ceremony as part of the 14th Annual Big Buck Contest.Photo by Amy Cherry –– An array of buck racks were on display from area hunters during Wednesday’s 14th Annual Big Buck Contest at the Johnsonburg Fire Hall.
Amy Cherry
Staff Writer

A large crowd of 350 hunters attended the 14th annual Big Buck Contest on Wednesday evening at the Johnsonburg Fire Hall.
The contest is a collaboration of all three local newspapers, The Daily Press, The Ridgway Record and The Kane Republican. This year 153 buck were entered into the contest.
A special keepsake edition is being published on Wednesday, Jan. 16 in all three local newspapers including stories on each of this year’s first-place winners. Additional copies of the tab may be purchased at local newspaper offices.

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