Buck Pole

What's Planned for 2018

The 64th annual Mancelona Buck Pole is set for Thursday, November 15 and Friday, November 16, 2018.

 

STARTING FROM THE TOP:

Register your deer for $5.  There is no pre-registration; just bring us your deer (see official rules), pay the $5 registration fee, and you'll receive (while supplies last - a random assortment of the following:)

 

  • Reuseable shopping bag from Spartan Nash (Family) Fare) with random:
  • 2018 Mancelona Buck Pole commemorative year-rocker participation patch (ALL participants will receive patch)
  • 5# bag locally grown Kitchen Farm Potatoes
  • Meat Marinade from Alden Mill House
  • Hunting cap from one of our sponsors
  • Hunting decal from White Tails Unlimited
  • Ink pens, pencils
  • Note pad, lotion, and discount coupons from All Seasons Motel & Resort
  • Wooden Bottle Opener from 4Front Credit Union
  • Key chain bottle opener from 9&10 News
  • Koozie cups, lip balm from TV 7&4
  • Wildlife posters and hunting DVD's
  • and assorted other items
  • Digital photo of hunter and deer, emailed to them after the contest

What else do you get just for registering?  You're automatically entered into the Lucky Hunter drawing (all registration money received, with a guaranteed minimum of $200), regardless of the size of your deer!  Cash prizes for heaviest, most points and widest rack, and first deer hung.  See contest rules for details. (MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN... see official rules page)

 

BONUS RAFFLE FOR THE PARTICIPANTS

Want a chance to win even more, like a Muzzle Loader and a PSE Bow & Arrow package?  Optionally, participants may purchase special raffle tickets for $20 each.  The first name drawn will receive his/her choice of the muzzle loader or the PSE bow & arrow set.  The second name drawn will receive the other.  Then, we will continue drawing names until we have given away other great, valuable prizes including hunting knives, and other prize packages donated by our sponsors.  (MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN... see official rules page).  These tickets will be made available to hunters as they register their deer; may be purchased by contest hunters only).

 

COMMUNITY RAFFLE

Community raffle drawing - is open to anyone and everyone.  Top prize is $1,000 cash.  Second prize is $150 cash, and third prize is $100 cash.  Plus, there are approximately 100 other items to be raffled off.  These tickets are $6 for 5, or $1 each.  You do not need to be present to win these prizes in the community raffle drawing.  Tickets are on sale throughout stores and will be sold at the Buck Pole, too.

 

BONFIRE, CONCESSION STAND, STATS, WARMING TENT AND MORE - The buck pole isn't only for hunters.  Come join us in the warming tent, see the statistics of all the deer.  Gather round the bonfire to keep warm - roast some marshmallows if you'd like!  The Rotary Club of Mancelona is handling the concessions this year.  Hot food and beverages will be available for purchase both days.

 

LIVE WEB CAM - 186Networks will sponsor the live web cam both days.  Watch our website for a link so you can see everything from your home or office.  The buck pole will be broadcast live on the net.

 

QUESTIONS?
Please call 231-587-5500 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

WE WILL SEE YOU at the 64th annual Mancelona Buck Pole!

 

 

 

 

 

Buck Pole Contest Winners 2018

Here are the results of the 64th annual Mancelona Buck Pole, held November 15 & 16, 2018:

 

HOW IT WORKED:
Each hunter paid $5 to register their deer as they brought them in to the Buck Pole.  Just for registering, each received a commemorative Mancelona Buck Pole Patch/year emblem, and a digital photo.  In addition, while supplies last, hunters who register received (at random; prizes varied, while supplies last) a reuseable Family Fare shopping tote bag, a 10# bag potatoes from Kitchen Farms, seasoning marinade from Alden Mill House, and various other items from local businesses including key chains, bottle openers, fabric face shield masks, lip balm, lotion, pads of paper, pens, commemorative prints, hunting caps, camouflage decals, hunting/pocket knives, koozie cups and much more. (That's a great variety of incentives, just for registering!).  

 

HUNTER PRIZES:
1st Deer hung - $10

Heaviest Deer - $150

Most Points - $100

Widest Rack - $75

Lucky Hunter Drawing - All registration money received; guaranteed minimum $200

 

 

YOUTH PRIZES
Courtesy State Representative Triston Cole

TAXIDERMY SERVICE
Mancelona Chamber of Commerce recommends Grey Wolf Taxidermy. Owner Adam Parkey is a member of the Chamber of Commerce. He has contributed many shoulder mounts and gift certificates to the hunters who participate in the Mancelona Buck Pole.  Reach Grey Wolf Taxidermy at 231-238-4512.

 

2018 RESULTS

# Entries - Day 1 = 27

# Entries - Day 2 = 13

GRAND TOTAL 2018 = 40

 

1st Deer Hung - $10 Cash -  Kauska, Rob

Heaviest Deer - $150 Cash - Doherty, Rick (176#, 8 point, 14.5")

Most Points - $100 Cash - Morris, Michael (12 point, 158#, 18.25")

Widest Rack - $75 Cash - Alger, Steve (19", 146#, 9 point)

Lucky Hunter Drawing - $200 - Sizen, Mike 

Youth Hunter - Michigan Flag from State Rep. Triston Cole *and* free shoulder mount courtesy Grey Wolf Taxidermy - Eric Berry

 

PARTICIPATION HUNTERS ONLY RAFFLE
(Hunters had option of purchasing raffle tickets for a chance at the following)

Pine, Steve - Muzzle Loader

Choptaw, Dave - Compound Bow package
Numerous other prizes were awarded to: Rob Castle, Bob McGee, Mike Sizen, Jeff Spires, Hunter Putz, Mark McCool,
Mark Bottrell, Brad Sumerix, Steve Alger, EJ Castle, Scott Callesen, Chuck Delora, Rob Kauska, Paul Grote, Rick Doherty,

Jason Sprik, Jeff Spires, Dan Williams, Adam Larson, Bob Daronco

 

 

BUCK POLE CONTEST RESULTS
winners highlighted in yellow

2018 Mancelona Buck Pole Contest Results 63rd annual
2018HUNTERTIME REGISTEREDLOCATIONWEIGHTPOINTSSPREAD
1   Kauska, Robert 8:19 a.m. Alba 143 7 13.5
2 Howes, Bob 8:30 a.m. Leonard Rd 128 5 13.25
3 Mann, Hailey 8:40 a.m. Cedar River 137 8 12.25
4 Larson, Adam 9:35 a.m. Kalkaska 145 7 16.25
5 Castle, EJ 10:02 a.m. Charlevoix 128 7 14.25
6 McCool, Mark 10:18 a.m. Bellaire 140 8 15.0
7 Bourassa, Ron 10:36 a.m. Sand Lake 145 6 12.5
8 Bottrell, Adam 11:04 a.m. Bellaire 116 8 12.5
9 DeLora, Chuck 12:15 p.m. Alba 105 6 10.25
10 Doherty, Rick 12:28 p.m. Kalkaska 176 8 14.25
11 Alger, Steve 12:34 p.m. Central Lake 146 9 19.0
12 Anger, Mike 2:23 p.m. E Mancelona 128 8 12.25
13 Spires, Jeff 3:15 p.m. Schuss 144 9 15.0
14 Morris, Michael 4:00 p.m. Kalkaska 158 12 18.25
15 Shoptaw, Dave 5:00 p.m. Starvation Lk 133 10 14.0
16 Champion, Kevin 5:50 p.m. Crooked Lk Rd 103 5 12.25
17 Moeke, Braedon 6:30 p.m. Mancelona 125 8 12.75
18 Callesen, Scott 6:33 p.m. Derenzy Rd 135 8 16
19  Angell, Travis 6:48 p.m. Mancelona 119 6 11.5
20 Sumerix, Brad 6:58 p.m. M66 102 8 12.75
21 Castle, Rob 7:06 p.m. Charlevoix 152 8 15.76
22 Gardner, Shane 7:12 p.m. Ellsworth 113 8 13.25
23 Rielly, Jeremy 7:16 p.m. Alba 139 8 11.75
24 Bottrell, Mark 7:21 p.m. Bellaire 122 5 12.25
25 Strunk, Dennis 7:26 p.m. Lake of Woods 132 7 14.25
26 Holton, Dan 7:30 p.m. Clam Lake 111 6 9.5
27 Daronco, Bob 7:57 p.m. Bocook Road 140 8 17.5
28 DAY 2  McGee, Bob 10:11 a.m. County Line 163 5 16.0
29 Putz, Hunter 10:32 a.m. Atwood 133 8 15.75
30 Pine, Steve 11:36 a.m. Doerr Road 110 6 15.75
31 Post, Steve 12:21 p.m. Sand Lake 124 8 13.0
32 Sizen, Mike 1:00 p.m. Bellaire 110 7 14.25
33 Sizen, Mike 1:05 p.m. Bellaire 131 7 15.0
34 Olds, Matt 2:20 p.m. Otsego 111 7 11.5
35 Grote, Paul 3:15 p.m. Custer Twp 140 4 11.25
36 Sprik, Jason 5:02 p.m. Manistee River 130 8 12.75
37 Berry, Eric youth 5:51 p.m. Boyne Falls 128 7 16.0
38 Williams, Dan 6:11 p.m. Alden 104 7 12.5
39 Huotari, Mary 6:18 p.m. Starvation Lake 114 8 13.0
40 MacDonald, Dan 6:23 p.m. Starvation Lake 163 5 18.0
             
             
             
             
             

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buck Pole Raffle Winners 2017

RAFFLE RESULTS - 2017 Mancelona Buck Pole

(November 15, 16 - our 63rd year)

 

 

RAFFLE -

The raffle is open to everyone. Tickets are $1 each or a book of 6 for $5.  Tickets are on sale throughout Mancelona, and will be sold at the Buck Pole during the contest.  Drawing is November 16, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the Buck Pole (corner of U.S. 131 and M-88, at the traffic light, downtown Mancelona). You do *NOT* need to be present to win.

 

GRAND PRIZE - $1,000 Cash -- Jeff Borst

SECOND PRIZE - $150 Cash -- Kirk Beebe

THIRD PRIZE - $100 Cash -- Charles Dickie

FOURTH PRIZE - Bernie Blackmore Memorial (hand made wooden crate filled with a variety of items) -- Shane Crawford

 

 

RESULTS ARE BELOW
If you put your mailing address on the stub, your prize will be mailed to you.  If not, you'll need to pick it up. Please call the Chamber of Commerce, 231-587-5500.

 

PRIZES ARE LISTED IN Alphabetical Order by Winner's Last Name:

 

2017 Mancelona Buck Pole Prizes / Winners in ALPHABETICAL ORDER
NumberDonated byPrize 2017Winner
75 Traverse City Record-Eagle 3 month subscription Allen, Gloria
6 Shirley's Café, NRA $10 Gift Card, NRA Cap Anton, Pete
96 Meadowpond Pet Resort, McDonalds A Dog's Purpose DVD, Meals Barnett, Dan
2 Mancelona Chamber $150 Cash Beebe, Kirk
1 Mancelona Chamber $1000 Cash Borst, Jeff
30 Iron Skillet $15 Gift Card Brooks, David
107 9 & 10 News Gray Soft Cooler, hat Burdo, Patrick
66 Mancelona Chamber of Commerce $20 Chamber Bucks Carroll, Dan
65 Derrer Oil $25 Gift Card Chamber, Becky
106 DiRosa Welding Tool Box with tools Cool, Chris
4 Mancelona Chamber Bernie Blackmore Memorial Crate Crawford, Shane
44 DEK Realty $20 Chamber Bucks Crawford, Shane
5 Ellsworth Farmers Exchange $15 Gift Card Crawford, Shane
61 Polar Equator NAPA $25 Gift Card Culp, Mark
79 QDMA One Year Membership Culp, Mark
68 True Value Hardware/McDonald's $15 Gift Card, Meals Davenport, Scott
62 Matt's Underground $25 Cash Dennis, David
3 Mancelona Chamber $100 Cash Dickie, Charles
77 Pelican's Nest $25 Gift Card Dirosa, Jeff
25 Ellsworth Farmers Exch / McDonalds $15 Gift Card, Meals Donaldson, Mike
43 Bella Flowers, McDonald's $20 Gift Card, Meals Donaldson, Teri
95 Mancelona Sports $25 Gift Card Farmer, Dave
36 Polar Equator NAPA $45 Gift Card Feher, Jim
103 Duerksen Turkey Farm $50 Turkey Bundle Fields, Art
14 Derrer Oil $25 Gift Card Flynn, Dawn
35 Settings Restaurant $15 Gift Card Flynn, Dawn
20 Sheri's Shear Shack, Subway Haircut, Sub Flynn, Jim
22 Pelican's Nest $25 Gift Card Flynn, Jim
46 Save a Lot $25 Gift Card Flynn, Jim
87 Alden Mill House 4-pack assorted seasonings Fraley, Kim
109 9 & 10 News Draw String Bag, Hat Frank, Carol
83 Settings Restaurant $15 Gift Card Gilbert, Claudia
93 Ellsworth Farmers Exchange $15 Gift Card Gilbert, Claudia
17 Family Fare $25 Gift Card Godfrey, Deanna
50 Mancelona Hardware $25 Gift Card Godfrey, Deanna
7 Bingham Insurance $25 Cash Griffore, Tyeson
26 Shirley's Café $10 Gift Card Grote, Gina
54 Mancelona True Value/McDonald's $15 Gift Card, Meals Grote, Gina
27 Fred's Mini Storage Fleece Camo Blanket Hittle, Duane
56 Champu Hair Salon, Subway Haircut, Sub Hittle, marie
55 Duerksen Turkey Farm $50 Turkey Bundle Hunt, Darlene
64 Mancelona Hardware $25 Gift Card Hunt, Fred
100 DEK Realty $20 Chamber Bucks Jerome, Mark
57 Antrim Review/McDonald's 1 year subscription, Meals Kerr, Christa
33 Save a Lot $25 Gift Card Kerr, Hunter
19 Gills 'n Thrills Tackle Box & Lures Kerr, Lyle
94 Mortensen Funeral Homes $25 Cash Kerr, Lyle
21 Mancelona True Value Hardware $15 Gift Card Kler, Donald
31 Mancelona Hardware $25 Gift Card Kler, Donald
45 Mancelona Sports $25 Gift Card Kler, Mark
84 Mancelona Chamber of Commerce $20 Chamber Bucks Knowles, Carlina
90 Duerksen Turkey Farm $50 Turkey Bundle Knowles, Dave
32 Antrim Review, McDonald's 1 year subscription, Meals Knowles, David
78 Iron Skillet $15 Gift Card Kortier, Chris
99 Mancelona Vet Hospital / McDonalds Boarding for Pet, Meals Kulongowski, Jason
37 Traverse City Record-Eagle 3 month subscription Lenz, Amanda
98 Matt's Underground $25 Cash Lenz, Amanda
16 Antrim County Title Co. $25 Gas Card Lobes, Jeff
48 Tim's Tire & Offroad, Subway Oil Change, Sub Lobes, Jeff
11 QDMA & Kulongowski 52-week Raffle Ticket Loney, Joshua
58 Back to Basics Massage Therapy Massage Malbouef, Monica
34 Merchandise Outlet $20 Gift Card Mason, Ruby
59 9 & 10 News Blue Cooler, Water Bottle, Phone ch Mason, Ruby
47 Shanty Creek Resort/McDonalds Two Ski Passes, Meals May, Sarah
60 Iron Skillet $15 Gift Card Musall, Richard
39 Mortensen Funeral Homes $25 Cash Needham, Terry
86 Iron Skillet $15 Gift Card Nicolie, Cordie Jr.
12 Short's Brewery & Tim's Tire $10 Gift Card, Oil Change Ouvry, Gary
15 Mancelona Chamber of Commerce $20 Chamber Bucks Ouvry, Gary
18 Flynn Orchards $20 Gift Card Ouvry, Gary
41 Antrim County Title Co. $25 Gas Card Ouvry, Gary
70 Whole New You, Short's Brewery Haircut, $10 Gift Card Parsons, Gregory
29 American Waste/McDonalds Trash Removal 3 months, Meals Pecar, Rose
49 R & S Auto $25 Cash Pecar, Rose
51 Alden Mill House 4-pack assorted seasonings Pecar, Rose
52 Alden State Bank $25 Cash Pecar, Rose
81 Mancelona Sports $25 Gift Card Peters, Jean
72 Pizza Shoppe $25 Gift Card Pixler, John
9 Champu Hair Salon, Subway Haircut, Sub Pruitt, Casey
104 Papa K's Pizza Putz, Phil
89 Sheri's Shear Shack / Rooted Hair Cut, $15 Gift Card Rau, John
108 C & K Inc $25 Cash Shady, Dave
69 Duerksen Turkey Farm $50 Turkey Bundle Shady, Dave
88 Mancelona Hardware $25 Gift Card Shady, Dave
105 C & K Inc $25 Cash Sherwood, John
97 Pizza Shoppe $25 Gift Card Sherwood, John
82 Rooted $15 Gift Card Sizen, Sierra
80 Matt's Underground $25 Cash Smith, Fern
24 Matt's Underground $25 Cash Srunk, Ron
91 Alden State Bank $25 Cash Stanley, Ralph
42 Back to Basics Massage / McDonalds Massage, Meals Strunk, Ron
8 Brad Moore Mowing Service Cooler filled with Junk Food Tanner, Gale
101 Rooted / Short's Brewing $15 Gift Card, $10 Gift Card Tarbutton, Alyse
71 Alden State Bank $25 Cash Thompson, Burt
63 Meadowpond Pet Resort, NRA, McD's A Dog's Purpose DVD, NRA Cap, Meals Tobias, Aaron
10 Mancelona Sports $25 Gift Card Tobias, Tim
74 Papa K's Pizza VanBlooys, Richard
53 Family Fare $25 Gift Card VanWagoner, Jim
85 Derrer Oil $25 Gift Card Vanwagoner, Jim
38 Derrer Oil $25 Gas Card Velden, Joe
13 Polar Equator NAPA $25 Gift Card Verhamme, Ken
28 Alden Mill House 4-pack assorted seasonings Verhamme, Ken
102 Alden State Bank $25 Cash Vesey, Ryan
73 Moore Plumbing / Shirley's Café $10 Gift Card, Maple Syrup Vesey, Ryan
23 PNC Bank Duffle Bag w/gear Walsh, James
67 Alden Mill House 4-pack assorted seasonings Walsh, James
76 Tim's Tire & Offroad Oil Change Walsh, James
92 Papa K's Large Pizza Zimpfer, Gary
40 Green Lantern, NRA Food Baskets, NRA Cap Zych, Jane

Buck Pole Raffle Winners 2018

RAFFLE RESULTS - 2018 Mancelona Buck Pole

(November 15, 16 - our 64th year)

 

 

RAFFLE -

The raffle is open to everyone. Tickets are $1 each or a book of 6 for $5.  Tickets are on sale throughout Mancelona, and will be sold at the Buck Pole during the contest.  Drawing is November 16 at 7:00 p.m. at the Buck Pole (corner of U.S. 131 and M-88, at the traffic light, downtown Mancelona). You do *NOT* need to be present to win.

 

GRAND PRIZE - $1,000 Cash -- Liam Cool

SECOND PRIZE - $150 Cash -- Peter Stumm

THIRD PRIZE - $100 Cash -- Bryon Morell

FOURTH PRIZE - Bernie Blackmore Memorial (hand made wooden crate filled with a variety of items) -- 

 

 

RESULTS ARE BELOW
If you put your mailing address on the stub, your prize will be mailed to you.  If not, you'll need to pick it up. Please call the Chamber of Commerce, 231-587-5500.

 

PRIZES ARE LISTED IN Alphabetical Order by Winner's Last Name:

This will be updated immediately following the drawing:

 

 

2018 Mancelona Buck Pole Raffle Prizes and Winners (in Alpha Order by Last Name)

 

 

NumberPrizeDonated By:Winner
64 $20 Gift Card Pelican's Nest Allison, Michael
89 Large Pizza and $25 Toward Services Papa Ks and Dana's Hair and Nails Anderson, William
61 $15 Gift Certificate and Chicken Strip Basket Rooted and Green Lantern Bar Barnett, Dan
113 $25 Cash Alden State Bank Batterbee, Marv
41 $15 Gift Certificate and $20 Gift Card Iron Skillet Restaurant and Merchandise Outlet Beckner, Don
29 Tackle Box and Custom Lures and $10 Gift Cert Gills 'n Thrills Custom Lures and Settings Rest. Beebe, Kirk
5 Thermos, Water Bottle, Piggy Bank and Meals PNC Bank and McDonalds Blackmore, Jason
50 Two Night Stay in Room or Suite All Seasons Hotel & Resort Bourn, Diana
39 $15 Gift Certificate and Haircut Mancelona True Value and Sheri's Shear Shop Burdo, Pat
93 $25 Chamber Bucks Mancelona Chamber Burnette, Kenny
51 $25 Chamber Bucks Mancelona Chamber of Commerce Chambers, Becky
82 $25 Gas Card and Gift Bag Antrim County Title Chapman, Ron
43 $20 Gift Card Ellsworth Farmer's Exchange Cherette, John
33 $10 Gift Certificate and Haircut Short's Brewery and Champu Hair Salon Clark, Joe
79 $25 Gift Card Family Fare Clark, Joe
1 $1,000 CASH GRAND PRIZE Mancelona Chamber of Commerce Cool, Liam
6 $50 Turkey Bundle Duerksen Turkey Farm Cowles, Bob
11 $20 Chamber Bucks DEK Reality Crego, Doug
45 $25 Gift Card Mancelona Do It Best Hardware Curtis, Bob
103 Monthly Water Oasis Package and $25 Gift Cert All Seasons Hotel and Polar Equator Napa Daronco, Bob
36 (2) One Day Super Lift Tickets Shanty Creek Resorts Davenport, Addison
94 $25 Cash Tarbutton Legal Services Dedoes, John
47 $25 Cash Bingham Insurance Agency Deveneau, Sharyl
86 $25 Gas Card Derrer Oil and Propane Deveneau, Sharyl
77 $50 Gift Certificate Toward Charter and Meals Fish Fly Charters and McDonalds DiRosa, Jeff
115 $25 Gift Card Pelicans Nest Dzwik, Isadore
106 $25 Gift Card Save a Lot Kalkaska Fales, Sherry
96 $25 Gift Card Family Fare Fales, Sue
7 Two Man Ice Fishing Trip Fishin' With Jim Outfitters Feher, Jim
28 30 Minute Massage and Meals Back to Basics Massage Therapy and McDonalds Feher, Jim
32 Two Night Stay In Room or Suite All Seasons Hotel & Resort Flynn, Jim
102 $25 Chamber Bucks Mancelona Chamber Flynn, Jim
98 $25 Gift Certificate Polar Equator Napa Frank, W
107 $25 Cash Matts Underground Gajda, Brandon
48 30 Minute Massage and Fire Extinguisher Back to Basics Massage and Fred's Mini Storage Gajda, Larry
24 $15 Gift Certificate and Meals Mancelona True Value Hardware and McDonalds Gajda, Robert
52 $15 Gift Certificate and Meals Mancelona True Value Hardware and McDonalds Galantowicz, Jerry
116 One Year Subscription TCRE Galantowicz, Jerry
109 $25 Gift Certificate Flynn Orchards Gibson, Robert
71 Cooler with Junk Food Brad Moore's Mowing Gilbert, Claudia
35 $25 Cash Alden State Bank Greenman, Jim
92 $25 Cash Mortensen Funeral Homes Grody, Chip
9 $10 Gift Certificate and $15 Toward Meals Shirley's Café and Iron Skillet Restaurant Harvey, Tony
42 $25 Cash C&K Inc. Hinchliffe, Marlene
111 $25 Cash Matt's Underground Hittle, Eli
108 One Year Subscription Antrim Review Hudson, Kim
65 $20 Gift Certificate and Meals Bella Flowers and McDonalds Jacobs, Marie
54 $100 Gift Certificate Toward Charter Fish Fly Charters Johnson, Howard
99 $25 Gift Card Save a Lot Kalkaska Kauska, Paisleigh
56 $20 Chamber Bucks DEK Reality Kauska, Robert
12 Four Pack Seasonings and Michigan Flag Alden Mill House and State Rep. Triston Cole Kauska, Robert
84 $25 Chamber Bucks Mancelona Chamber of Commerce Kerr, Lyle
18 Hair Cut and Burger Basket Green Lantern Bar and Sheri's Shear Shop Kosiara, Todd
67 Monthly Water Oasis Package and $15 Gift Cert All Seasons Hotel & Resort and Iron Skillet Leeth, Dwight
34 $25 Gift Card Derrer Oil and Propane Lobes, Kathy
30 $25 Cash R&S Auto Lockman, Michael
15 $25 Cash Matt's Underground Lorenz, Courtney
38 $50 Turkey Bundle Duerksen Turkey Farm Louis, Linda
19 $25 Chamber Bucks Mancelona Chamber of Commerce Malcolm, Brian
70 $25 Cash Alden State Bank Malcolm, Brian
60 Oil Change and Meals Tim's Tire and McDonalds Manhire, Rebecca
114 $25 Gift Card Pelicans Nest Maynard, Ted
68 $25 Gas Card and Gift Bag Antrim County Title McTaggart, Joan
73 $25 Cash Tarbutton Legal Services Meeder, Shelly
22 $25 Gift Card Mancelona Do It Best Hardware Moore, Robert
97 $15 Gift Certificate and Meals Rooted and McDonalds Moore, Walt
72 $15 Gift Certificate and $10 Towards Meals Rooted and Shorts Brewery Moran, Kyle
76 $20 Gift Card Ellsworth Farmer's Exchange Morell, Bryon
3 $100 Cash Mancelona Chamber of Commerce Morell, Byron
13 $25 Cash Alden State Bank Morris, Shyla
20 $25 Cash Matt's Underground Nedwick, James
91 $25 Gift Card Mancelona Do It Best Hardware Nichols, Leonard
44 (2) Six Inch Subs and Meals Subway and McDonalds Orman, Elmer
101 $50 Turkey Bundle Duerksen Turkey Farm Osbourne, Alice
88 $45 Gift Certificate Polar Equator Napa Parsons, Greg
37 $25 Chamber Bucks Mancelona Chamber of Commerce Parsons, Greg
25 $10 Gift Card and Haircut Shirley's Café and Champu Hair Salon Parsons, Gregory
78 $25 Gift Certificate Polar Equator Napa Peters, Mike
8 $20 Gift Card Ellsworth Farmer's Exchange Peters, Pearl
53 $25 Gift Certificate Mancelona Sports Post, Steve
90 $20 Gift Card and Meals Ellsworth Farmer's Exchange and McDonalds Post, Steve
104 $25 Cash Mortensen Funeral Homes Richards, Bonnie
81 $25 Gift Card Merchandise Outlet Richards, Doug
21 One Large Pizza Papa K's Ricksgers, Brenda
23 $25 Gift Card Derrer Oil and Propane Robbins, Monica
46 One 8 to 10 lbs. Turkey Biehl's Turkey Farm Roote, Cathy
66 $25 Gift Card Mancelona Do It Best Hardware Ruthenberg, Michael
40 Monthly Water Oasis Family Package for 5 All Seasons Hotel & Resort Ruthenberg, Michael
110 One 8 to 10 lbs. Fresh Turkey Biehl's Turkey Farm Ruthenberg, Michael
75 Oil Change and (2) Six Inch Subs Tim's Tire and Subway Sandy, Erin
100 $25 Cash C&K Inc. Sayers, Kelly
87 Monthly Water Oasis Family Package for 5 All Seasons Hotel and Resort Seabolt, Larry
74 $25 Chamber Bucks Mancelona Chamber of Commerce Sherwood, John
55 Gift Certificate Kiss Carpet Sherwood, John
59 $10 Gift Card and $15 Gift Certificate Short's Brewery and Mancelona True Value Sherwood, John
10 $15 Gift Certificate and Meals Rooted and McDonalds Shoptaw, Dave
63 Weekend of Boarding for Your Pet Mancelona Veterinary Hospital Shoptaw, Dave
112 $25 Gas Card Derrer Oil & Propane Sloan, Meaghan
4 Bernie Blackmore Memorial Crate Mancelona Chamber of Commerce/Shadys/Etc Spires, Archie
69 Four Pack Seasonings Alden Mill House Spires, Jeff
49 $10 Gift Card and Haircut Shirley's Café and A Whole New You Salon Squires, Sam
17 $20 Gift Card Pelican's Nest Storm, Amber
57 One Year Subscription Antrim Review Strunk, Lisa
2 $150 Cash Mancelona Chamber of Commerce Stumm, Peter
85 Four Pack Seasonings Alden Mill House Thomas, James
105 Water Bottle, Piggy Bank, Thumbdrive and Meals PNC Bank and McDonalds Tipton, Tiffany
62 $25 Chamber Bucks Mancelona Chamber of Commerce Turner, Scott
80 Four Pack Seasonings Alden Mill House Vanderploeg, Dave
26 $25 Gift Certificate Mancelona Sports Watson, Frank
58 One Large Pizza and $10 Gift Certificate Papa Ks and Settings Restaurant Weidman, Randy
16 $100 Gift Certificate Toward Charter Fish Fly Charters Weidman, Rick
95 $25 Gift Certificate Mancelona Sports Wolschon, Sue
14 $15 Gift Certificate and Meals Iron Skillet Restaurant and McDonalds Wolschon, Sue
31 $45 Gift Certificate Polar Equator Napa Wolschon, Sue
27 $50 Gift Certificate Toward Charter Fish Fly Charters Wolschon, Sue
83 $50 Turkey Bundle Duerksen Turkey Farm Young, Ben

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buck Pole Contest Winners 2017

Here are the results of the 63rd annual Mancelona Buck Pole, held November 15 & 16, 2017:

 

HOW IT WORKED:
Each hunter paid $5 to register their deer as they brought them in to the Buck Pole.  Just for registering, each received a commemorative Mancelona Buck Pole Patch/year emblem, and a digital photo.  In addition, while supplies last, hunters who register received (at random; prizes varied, while supplies last) a reuseable Family Fare shopping tote bag, a 10# bag potatoes from Kitchen Farms, seasoning marinade from Alden Mill House, a cap, Whitetails Unlimited calendar, 9 & 10 News magnetic clip, TV 7 & 4 auto cell phone charger, hunting bumper sticker, Whitetails Unlimited decals, ink pens from several local businesses, 4Front Credit Union koozies or mini tool kits, Crain Communications energizer drinks, Whitetails Unlimited commemorative pins, magnifiers, Mancelona Chamber of Commerce post cards.  (That's a great variety of incentives, just for registering!).  

 

HUNTER PRIZES:
1st Deer hung - $10

Heaviest Deer - $150

Most Points - $100

Widest Rack - $75

Lucky Hunter Drawing - All registration money received; guaranteed minimum $200

 

PLUS (these items change each year, based on donations received)
by random drawing, included just for registering:
Binocular & Camera harness

Cookbooks & Videos

Gun cleaning kits

Orange "rutt wipe" TP rolls

Turkey call

White Pine Stampede t-shirts

Michigan Out of Doors Magazines

Mancelona Chamber of Commerce t-shirts

Whitetails Unlimited Shirts

Rock FM Hat

Photography by Joanie Moore Buck Pole Poster, pic with deer

 

 

PARTICIPATION HUNTERS ONLY RAFFLE
(Hunters had option of purchasing $20 raffle tickets for a chance at the following)
Bergara Accura 50 cal CVA muzzle loader with Durasight Dead On Scope, Case

CVA Camo/SS Wolf Rifle with scope, case

Hoyt Defiant Turbo Compound bow with arrows, whisker biscuit

Range Duffle Bag

Stealcamp Z14 FX trail cameras

Remington Shotgun Sling

HME Clothing Storage Bags, Scent Free

Bear Edge Knives

Camo soft gun case

Tan soft gun case

 

YOUTH PRIZES
Courtesy State Representative Triston Cole

Camo container filled with a variety of hunting accessories

 

 

2017 RESULTS

# Entries - Day 1 = 18

# Entries - Day 2 = 16

GRAND TOTAL 2017 = 34

 

1st Deer Hung - $10 Cash -  Bob Weesner of Mancelona

Heaviest Deer - $150 Cash - Alexis Kelly, Youth, SSM - 170 #

Most Points - $100 Cash - Todd Ritt (10 pt.) 

Widest Rack - $75 Cash - Phil Putz (20 1/4)

Lucky Hunter Drawing - $200   Bob Weesner

Youth Hunter Camo container from State Rep. Triston Cole - Nate Heegeman

Free Shoulder Mount from Grey Wolf Taxidermy - Phil Putz

 

BONUS PRIZES - for hunters who registered a deer

(numerous cookbooks, videos, gun cleaning kit, turkey calls, shirts, magazines)

 

 

BUCK POLE CONTEST RESULTS
winners highlighted in yellow

2017 Mancelona Buck Pole Contest Results 63rd annual
2017HUNTERTIME REGISTEREDLOCATIONWEIGHTPOINTSSPREAD
1 Bob Weesner 9:10 a.m. Central Lake 122 6 11 1/4
2  Phil Putz 11:55 a.m. Bellaire 143 10 20 1/4
3 Donald Kler 12:07 p.m. Mancelona 119 5 9  3/4
4    DQ DQ'd Guy LaCross   2:30 p.m.   Gaylord 129 16 17 1/2
5 Bruce Sabuda 4:40 p.m. Alba 141 7 15 3/4
6 Richard VanBlooys 5:10 p.m. Wetzel Lake 146 8 15 1/2
7  Jonathan Houston 6:15 p.m. Mancelona 138 8 14
8 Tom Busen 6:20 p.m. L/North 152 8 15 1/4
9 Sam Squires 6:25 p.m. Sand Lake 133 8 13 3/4
10 Milo Tobias 6:30 p.m. Sand Lake 122 6 14
11 Dave Dooley 6:40 p.m. Bellaire 120 6 12 1/2
12 Kevin Kanaziz 6:45 p.m. Kalkaska 105 8 11 3/4
13 Josh Fockler 6:50 p.m.    Kalkaska 120 4 13 3/4
14 Nate Heegeman 6:55 p.m.   YOUTH Blue Lake 166 6 14 3/4
15 Bill Stephenson 7:10 p.m. Elmira 143 8 16
16 Dave Campbell 7:15 p.m.   East Jordan 135 9 15 1/2
17 Robert Nichols 9:25 p.m. Fife Lakes 121 6 11
18 Robert Nichols 9:30 p.m. Fife Lake 141 7 12 1/2
19  DAY 2 Mark Stevenson 9:00 a.m. 6 Mile Lake 107 7 14 1/2
20 Patrick Dewitt 9:05 a.m. Echo Township 131 8 17 1/2
21 Evan Busby 9:10 a.m.   YOUTH 1st deer L/North 136 8 14
22  Duane Hittle 11:30 a.m. Del Mason 97 5 9
23 Barry Bethke 12:00 p.m. Coldsprings Twp 141 6 15 1/2
24 Eric Myas 12:10 p.m. Fife Lake 139 8 15
25 Eric Larvick 12:15 p.m. Musser Road 132 8 11 1/2
26   DQ DQ'd Joe Kelly 1:00 p.m. Kewadin 145 10 17 1/4
27 Alexis Kelly 1:05 p.m. YOUTH 1st deer Kewadin 170 8 20
28 Paul Grote 1:16 p.m. Johnson Road 162 7 20
29  Todd Ritt 3:35 p.m. Alba 152 10 17 1/4
30  Mak Kretschmer 5:00 p.m. Echo Twp 137 8 17 1/2
31 Brian Robinson 5:50 p.m. Bellaire 104 7 10 1/4
32 James Gorno 6:00 p.m. Bellaire 142 8 14 1/2
33 Keith Orman 6:20 p.m. Simpson Road 134 8 15 1/4
34 John Gohlke 6:25 p.m. Kearney Twp   115  5  15 1/2
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HUNTER PARTICIPATION NRA RAFFLE 

 

 

2017 Hunter Participation Raffle:
Prize # 2017 HUNTER PARTICIPATION RAFFLE -  PRIZESWINNER
1 Bergara Accura 50 Cal Muzzle Loader with Dura Sight Scope Brian Robinson               
2 CVA Camo Wolf 50 Cal Muzzle Loader with Sight and Case Alexis Kelly
3 Hoyt Defiant Turbo Fully Equipped Compound Bow Paul Grote
4 Hunting Range Duffle Bag Phil Putz
5 Z14 FX Stealth Cam Brian Robinson
6 Z14 FX Stealth Cam Bruce Sabuda
7 Z14 FX Stealth Cam Mark Kretschmer
8 Z14 FX Stealth Cam Robert Nichols
9 Bear Edge Knife Eric Larvick 
10 Bear Edge Knife D. VanBlooys
11 Bear Edge Knife Eric Myas
12 Remington Shotgun Sling Dave Dooley
13 Scent Free Storage Clothing Bag Patrick DeWalt
14 Scent Free Storage Clothing Bag Evan Busby
15 Scent Free Storage Clothing Bag Milo Tobias
16 Camo Soft Gun Case Pat Dewalt
17 Tan Soft Gun Case James Gorno