Winners racked in prizes at Big Buck Night

The annual Cherry Grove Big Buck Night was a huge success with a multitude of trophies going out to hunter’s prize kill of the season. Organizer Dan Iverson says it was a great year, with over 87 people entered and some records broken. Notably, Shawn Hanes brought in Moose antlers stretching an impressive 191 2/8, which was an all-time high score.
“The Cherry Grove Big Buck Night Committee would very much like to acknowledge the support we have gotten from our sponsors. Many of them have been with us for the entire 9 years the show has ran.” Iverson says there is a strong following for the event, “people who believe in what we are doing should take the time to support our sponsors as they have supported us and therefore the community as a whole.

We will continue the show and plan to work with our sponsors to make the show bigger and better as we move to a new venue for the 2018 show and 10th anniversary at the Cold Lake Ag building on Dec 15th 2018.”

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2017 Winners 
  • Moose – Shawn Hanes 191 2/8 (All time high score, ATHS)
  • Ladies NonTyp Mule – Sarah Martin 195 6/8(ATHS)
  • Mens NonTyp Mule – Teryn Strueby 226 5/8
  • Ladies NonTyp Whitetail – Paihge Meneer-Ronney 164 3/8
  • Men NonTyp Whitetail – Kerry Lubemsky 184 6/8
  • ELK – Jon Hamilton 304 6/8
  • Ladies Typ Mule – Kim Mytz 160 5/8
  • Men Typ Mule – Jared Dohms 184 6/8
  • Youth Typ Mule – Sam Fairless 146 5/8
  • Ladies Typ Whitetail – Rehan DeBusschere 167 2/8
  • Men Typ Whitetail – Peter Dziwenka 184 5/8
  • Youth Typ Whitetail – Keisha Pollock 164 6/8
  • Youth NonTyp Whitetail – No entry

The event also featured a rifle raffle and silent auction with all proceeds going to the 2nd Chance Trail Ride Organization. At the time of this publication totals for the raffle, auction and event had not yet been tallied. To give you an idea of how much is typically raised through Big Buck Night, last year the evening raised $5,000 in 2016 for Hayin’ in the 30’s and $5,000 in 2015 for 2nd Chance Trail Ride.