20th Annual Big Game Hunt Results
The Anson County Chamber of Commerce hosted the 20th Annual Big-Game Hunt Tournament on November 24 and 25 at Ansonville Volunteer Fire Department.
Brad Little of Marshville, and Cody Zimmerman of Denton, earned top honors in the buck and doe categories, in the tournament held Thanksgiving weekend. Both of them earned prize money of $800 each.
Little’s 10-point, 178.8 pound buck was shy of the record by 5.9 pounds set 5 years ago by Bron Hyatt, 184.7-pounds and 10 points.
Dane Edwards of Peachland, placed second with an 6-point 162.2-pounder and pocketed $475, followed by Joshua Deaton of Wadesboro, 8-point 162.0-pounds, $400; Jordan Taylor of Charlotte, 10-point 157.8-pounds, $225; Ricky Godwin of Monroe, 6-point 155.2-pounds, $100; and Lynn Clodfelter of Norwood, 8-point 154.4-pounds received a free 2018 tournament registration plus $25 daily prize money.
Zimmerman weighed in a 100.8-pound doe to earn $800 in total prize money. Amos Carpenter of Wadesboro placed second with a 99.4-pounder for $500, followed by Myron Baucom of Peachland, 98.6-pounds, $375; Raymond Perrero of Indian Trail, 98.4-pounds and $225; Jordan Lowery of Morven, 96.4-pounds, $100; and David Thomas of Marshville, 96.2- pounds, $25 daily prize money and a free 2018 Big-Game Hunt registration.
In the youth buck category, Jordan Williams of Polkton won top prize money of $325 with an 8-point, 135.2-pounder. Will Thomas of Marshville took second place in the buck category winning $175 with a 4-point at 131.4-pounds followed by Cameron Cox of Marshville, 8-point 114.6-pounds $100; fourth place was Garrett Sikes of Lilesville, 8-point at 113.0-pounds and $65 in prize money; and Johnathan Albertson of Matthews with an 8-point, 104.0-pounder $75 daily prize and a free 2018 Big-Game registration.
Mallory Sikes of Wadesboro, won the youth doe category with a 88.0-pounder worth $325. The record for the youth largest doe of 115.3-pounds was set by Elizabeth Tarlton of Wadesboro in 2008.
Mason Dennis of Albemarle, placed second with an 83.8-pounder and won $175, followed by AJ Harrington of Morven, 80.6-pounds, $150; Lane Thomas of Polkton, 77.4- pounds, $75; and Brendan Fulcher of Midland who received $15 daily prize money and a free 2018 registration for his 76.8-pounder.
New to the tournament this year was a division for a Four Person Team. Hunters had to be registered as an individual in the tournament, and pay an additional $200 per team for the team division. The combined weight of the four heaviest does for each team, determined the winners. First place was Piney Woods Thrashers whose team won $1,000. Team members were Dwain Henson, Caleb Watson, Ethan Henson and Joe Sikes Jr. Second place went to team API who won $600 and team members were; Richard Allen, Brian Allen, Anthony Taylor and Bud Ratliff. The third place team to finish out the winnings was Bates Farm, who won $400. Bates Farm team members were Alvin Bates, Dane Edwards, Jake Edwards and Eric Hicks. There were a total of 11 teams entered in the tournament. The 2017 weigh-in breakdown listed 50 buck’s and 79 doe’s for grand total of 129 deer.
The entire bay area of the Ansonville Volunteer Fire Department was available for the tournament and there was still standing room-only at the banquet held on Saturday night. Winners of the drawings include: Hunter Williams, youth gun donated by Robbie Hill; Youth Crossbows donated by Whitley Power and Equipment and Reel Determined Outdoors went to Erin Lookabill and Will Dawkins. Raffle ticket winners, Amos Carpenter won the 9mm Smith & Wesson donated by Hyatt’s Gun Shop; Lisa Loflin won with a Full Shoulder Mount donated by Hill’s Taxidermy and Eric Diggs won $100 cash. There were two Pick Board games this year. Winners for both boards were; Sen. Tom McInnis who won a YETI Cooler donated by Quality Equipment; the CM Mini Hoist went to Tebo Dixon; Whitney Scarborough won a Hornady Security Rapid Safe 2700KP donated by Village Pawn & Gun Shop; Dane Mullis won a guided hog hunt donated by 704 Outdoors; a Muzzleloader CVA Optima V2 donated by Aaron Bates was won by Mike Walters and Curt Howell won a Field & Stream Outpost Ladder Stand donated by Megan Sellers. Stretch Arm Strong winners were Randall Gaddy who won a Wildlife Game Camera Vision 8 donated by Tyler Fitzgerald and a Feed Cart Wheel Barrel donated by G&M Sales. Ryan Mullis won a Hornady Security Rapid Sage 2600KP donated by Shelby Emrich. There were two guns up for grabs with the Split the Deck game. The Ruger American Rifle 6.5 Creedmoor donated by Jeremy Taylor and Plank Road Realty was won by Bryan Medlin, and the Marlin 336C 30-30 Lever Action donated by Robbie Hill and the Chamber of Commerce, was won by Kendall Griffin. A ladies basket with various donated items was won from the highest sealed bid. The winner of the basket was Keelie Hill.
The Anson County Chamber of Commerce, the tournament’s host, thanked all the hunters who participate each year and support this event. The tournament had a total of 352 registered hunters.
The Chamber could not host this event without the generous tournament sponsors. They are as follows – Four A Loader Work, Title sponsor; Uwharrie Bank, Banquet Sponsor; Gold sponsors; Cobb-Vantress, Duke Energy, Pee Dee Electric, NCEMC and Waste Connections, Silver sponsors; Lynn Thomas Grading, Tyson Foods, Valley Proteins, Inc., Circle 8 Auction, Quality Equipment and Windstream, Bronze sponsors; Anson Health & Rehabilitation, Anson Towing & Recovery, Anson County Farm Bureau, Bates Law Firm, Carolina Farm Credit, D&A Skull Mounts, Devil’s Rib Hunting Preserve, First Financial Bank, H.W. Little & Co., Hill’s Taxidermy, Huntley Oil & Gas, Piedmont Plumbing Group, Plank Road Realty, TLC Paint & Body and Woodsmen Forestry; Youth sponsors; Dale McRae Farms, Precision Saw Works, Whitley Power Equipment and Reel Determined Outdoors, Youth Daily sponsors; Dennis Concrete Finishing and Kiker Resource Management LLC and Program Book Funding: Anson County Tourism Development Authority.
Shelby Emrich the Chamber’s President/CEO thanked all the hunters, sponsors, and those who have done an ad in the program book for 20 years of dedication to the tournament. Emrich stated that, “the Big Game Hunt Tournament is very successful because of all of the great volunteers.” She thanked each of them for their dedication to the tournament and to the Chamber of Commerce. Emrich gave special thanks to the Chamber’s Board of Directors for all their support, to Megan Sellers the Membership & Marketing Director of the Chamber for all her hard work on the event, and to this year’s hunt committee. She also thanked those who donated door prize items; D & A Skull Mounts, Hill’s Taxidermy, H.W. Little & Co., Pee Dee Electric, Duke Energy, Helms Farms, Jeff Griffin, Tractor Supply, Hyatt’s Gun Shop, Sport Cycles, Aaron Bates, Iron Horse Motor Cycles, Diggs Fishing Supplies and Frostie Bottom Treestands. Thanks were also given to Tyson Foods, Coca-Cola, Pepsi, AVI Food Systems, Wadesboro IGA and the Ansonville Volunteer Fire Department for allowing the event to be held at the fire department each year.
The 21st annual Big-Game Hunt Tournament will be held on November 23-24 of 2018. For more information about the tournament contact the Anson County Chamber of Commerce at 704-694-4181 or email@example.com.
Registration is NOW Closed!
The Anson County Chamber of Commerce will hold its 20th Annual Big Game Hunt Tournament on November 24th through 25th, 2017. The Big Game Hunt Tournament is organized by the Anson County Chamber of Commerce and its membership. This event encompasses a five county area including, Anson, Montgomery, Richmond, Stanly and Union counties with exposure to over 15,000+ people. Attendance for the event is estimated at more than 500 people for the two-day event. We recognize your company as being an aggressive, community oriented, and professionally minded company and would like to encourage you to become a sponsor of this exciting and high profile event for our area.
We are excited about the prospect of having you involved with the Big Game Hunt Tournament and hope you will agree it is a great marketing and advertising opportunity. We believe our sponsorship opportunities will assist in name recognition and visibility for your business, as well as the possibility to increase volume through product sales. With a sponsorship commitment your company will be associated with one of North Carolina’s largest and longest running events.
The Anson County Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization. Our success depends on the support from our community and the exceptional generosity of companies like yours.
Download the sponsorship form below where you can find the detailed marketing and advertising information regarding levels of Big Game Hunt Tournament sponsorships. Please call us at our office at (704) 694-4181 or feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. All mail correspondence can be sent to the Anson County Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 305, Wadesboro, NC 28170.
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