NEVERSINK -- With the results of the Sullivan County Democrat Bow Hunters Big Buck Contest tallied, Neversink's Forest Darder takes the top prize of a mount from Shewolf Taxidermy in Roscoe and a …
NEVERSINK -- With the results of the Sullivan County Democrat Bow Hunters Big Buck Contest tallied, Neversink's Forest Darder takes the top prize of a mount from Shewolf Taxidermy in Roscoe and a $100 gift card to Travis Archery. He bagged a beauty on opening day in his hometown that had 10 points, a 20.5-inch spread and a score of 72.5.
Darder went out for an evening sit on opening day and after a couple of hours took the trophy buck from about 15 yards out at around 5 p.m.
He was assisted by his friend and expert tracker Fred Moore. And around 11 p.m. that night, he went back out with his son Jack, and Moore to find the buck.
Of winning the contest, Darder said, “It's great. Everyone enjoys seeing the bucks in the Sullivan County Democrat.”
Roger Ebert takes second place and the $50 prize with his North Branch buck that scored 68.
In the youth division, Evan Ernst took first with a buck he took in Youngsville that scored 59.5. He will be receiving a dozen arrows courtesy of the Federation of Sportsmen Clubs of Sullivan County. Gabriella Goldsmith came in second in the youth division and wins $50.
While we did not have a Wayne County youth bow division, we were impressed by two bucks taken by Gavin Hubert and Tyler Greis, and wanted to recognize them on a successful hunt. Good job boys!
Prize winners should call the Democrat's Callicoon office at 845-887-5200 and ask to speak to Co-Editor/Sports Editor Joseph Abraham.
Bow contest results
1. Forest Darder 72.5
2. Roger Ebert 68
3. Jason Leewe 65.25
4. Megan Andersen 64
5. Shane Cunningham 62.75
6. Brandon Hummel 60.5
7. Evan Ernst 59.5
8. Scott Stevenson 56.5
9. Gabriella Goldsmith 56
Youth results NY
1. Evan Ernst 59.5
2. Gabriella Goldsmith 56
Youth results PA
1. Gavin Hubert 81.50
2. Tyler Greis 81.25