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Big Bucks Highlight Rendezvous Event

October 8, 2012
By Larry Claypool , Ohio Valley Outdoors

SALEM, OH - The 9th Annual Woods -N- Waters Rendezvous - presented by Ohio Valley Outdoors magazine and Mark Thomas Ford of Cortland, OH - featured several big bucks from the region. The whitetail deer were showcased as part of the Deer Scoring event and Big Buck Contest held September 15, 2012 during the Rendezvous event at the Saxon Club in Salem, OH.

Forty-two deer were scored during the event with 23 scoring at least 140 (gross). Eighteen of those bucks netted scores above 140. Scoring for the event was done by members of the Buckeye Big Buck Club, led by Jerry Weingart.

Justin Boehm, of Canfield, OH and John Bucher, of Salem, OH were the top winners in the Big Buck Contest. Boehm's buck claimed non-typical honors with a 174 5/8. The buck also was the top Ohio deer in the competition and won the muzzleloader category. The deer was harvested in Carroll County, OH. Bucher's deer scored 168 5/8, tops in the typical class, and was taken with a crossbow in Columbiana County, OH.

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John Bucher, of Salem, OH, won the typical class with a 168 5/8 score.

The mounts were displayed for public viewing after they were scored. Big Buck Contest winners were determined in eight different classes and certificates were awarded. The winners were: Bucher (Typical and Bow Divisions); Boehm (Non-typical, Muzzleloader and Ohio); Brandon Rapp (Gun, 159 7/8); Rich Bartoletti (Pennsylvania, 160 5/8) and Kimberly Waterhouse (Female, 121 4/8). No West Virginia or Youth division awards were given. Photos of the winners will be printed in the November/December issue of Ohio Valley Outdoors magazine.

Also featured during the event was a gun auction, taxidermy contest, Archery Tag, dead-eye archery contest; kid's fishing clinic; kid's archery shoot; vendor booths and seminars.

See the Ohio Valley Outdoors Facebook page for more results and photos.

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The whitetail deer were showcased as part of the Deer Scoring event and Big Buck Contest held during the Rendezvous event at the Saxon Club in Salem, OH.

 
 

 

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