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Bill Komorowski of Lava, right, had success on opening day, Saturday, Nov. 20 by taking this nice 7-point buck in the Town of Tusten. The buck scored 52.75 in the Democrat measuring system. Joe Grisafi, left, was hunting with Komorowski that day. Komorowski shot the male bear, which he estimated weighed 130 lbs., during the recent bear season. “I had a New York Grand Slam this year,” Komorowski said. “I got a spring turkey, a bear and a deer.”

Tom Price and Jerry Dagostino remain the leaders in Big Buck Contest

By Rob Potter
CALLICOON — December 10, 2010 — The 2010 regular firearm deer hunting season is down to its last couple of days.
The season ends on Sunday here in Sullivan County, while tomorrow is the final day of the season in Wayne County, Pa.
When the respective New York and Pennsylvania seasons end this weekend, it will also mark the close of the 37th annual Sullivan County Democrat Big Buck Contest.
As of yesterday, the leaders in the Big Buck Contest’s two divisions – Biggest Rack and Heaviest Deer – remained the same. Tom Price of Monticello is in first place in the Biggest Rack division and Jerry Dagostino of Rock Hill leads the Heaviest Deer division.
Back on Saturday, Nov. 20, which was the opening day of the season here in Sullivan County, Price shot a 10-point buck in the Town of Thompson. He took the buck to Cannie D’s in Neversink, which is one of the official measuring stations for the Big Buck Contest. The buck scored 77.5 in the Democrat measuring system.
The Democrat system includes the length of the two main beams, the width from outside to outside of the beams and the number of points that are at least 1 inch long. Those four numbers are added together for a total score.
Also on opening day, Dagostino shot a large buck and took it to Neves Taxidermy in Bethel, which is one of the official weigh-in stations for the Big Buck Contest. The buck tipped the scales at 175 lbs.
Bob Kackos of Neversink is in second place in the Biggest Rack division. He shot a 12-point buck on opening day which scored 77.25 in the Democrat measuring system.
Liberty resident Mike Chanov and Geoffrey Sheppard of Cochecton are currently in second place and third place, respectively, in the Heaviest Deer division.
On Nov. 20, Chanov shot an 8-point buck which weighed 170 lbs. Sheppard shot a 5-point buck on Nov. 21 that tipped the scales at 165 lbs.
The winner of the Biggest Rack division receives a $100 prize and a free mount of their buck courtesy of Rod’s Taxidermy in Callicoon. The runner-up will receive $50.
In the Heaviest Deer division, which is for a buck or doe, the winner will receive a $100 first prize. The runner-up will receive $50 and the third place hunter will receive $25.
Remember, the Democrat Big Buck Contest is open to hunters who legally take a deer here in Sullivan County or Wayne County, Pa. during the regular firearm season.
Hunters can enter their buck in the Biggest Rack division at one of the official measuring stations: Cannie D’s in Neversink, Neves Taxidermy in Bethel, Rod’s Taxidermy in Callicoon, The Sportsmen’s Den in Callicoon, TK Taxidermy in Jeffersonville, Tom’s Bait and Tackle in Narrowsburg and the Democrat office in Callicoon.
Hunters who want to enter the Heaviest Deer division can do so by having their deer weighed at one of official weigh-in stations: Cannie D’s in Neversink, Neves Taxidermy in Bethel and The Sportsmen’s Den in Callicoon.

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