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CHRIS WOOD OF Equinunk, Pa. brought this nice 8-pointer to the Democrat office in Callicoon on Tuesday. He took the buck near the hamlet of Starlight in Buckingham Township, which is in northern Wayne County, Pa. The buck measured 74 1/4 in the Democrat system and currently sits atop the Big Buck Contest Leaderboard. There are only nine days left in the New York State firearm deer hunting season and eight days left in the Pa. season.

Wayne County, Pa.
8-point Now Leads Annual Big Buck Contest

By Rob Potter
CALLICOON — December 1, 2006 — Just before the 2006 firearm deer hunting season enters its final week, there is a new leader in the Democrat’s 33rd annual Big Buck Contest.
Christopher Wood of Equinunk, Pa. shot an 8-pointer this past Monday, November 27, which was the first day of the deer hunting season in The Keystone State. Wood took his buck, which totaled 74 1/4 in the Democrat scoring system, while hunting in Buckingham Township in northern Wayne County, Pa.
The buck’s two antlers measured 23 1/2 inches and 22 1/4 inches, respectively, while the spread from the outside of one antler to outside of the other antler at the widest point was 20 1/2 inches.
Wood said he took the buck from about 50 yards away.
Currently in second place is Steven Casella of Rhode Island.
On November 18, which was the opening day of the season here in Sullivan County and throughout the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s Southern Zone, Casella shot a 10-pointer near Narrowsburg.
The buck scored 71 in the Democrat measuring system.
Please see the official Big Buck Leaderboard on page 7B of the Sullivan County Democrat.

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