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Christenson has top buck in Verndale Lions contest

Derek Christenson holds the antlers of his 227-pound buck. Courtesy photo

With the wrap up of the 2018 deer firearm season, comes the close of the Verndale Lions seventh annual Big Buck/Big Doe Contest. Check out the top deer weights and their hunters below.

Final standings for 2018 contest

Adult Buck:

Hunter name deer weight in pounds

1. Derek Christenson - 227.2

2. Nick Folk - 225.8

3. Tim Bernstetter - 220.2

Adult Doe:

1. Mark Motschenbacher - 151.2

2. Cory Umland - 146.6

3. Doug Kendall - 143.4

Youth Buck:

1. Matthew Schreiner - 216.2

2. Addison Carr - 194.4

3. Destiny Berg - 192.2

Youth Doe:

1. Hunter Fisher - 148.8

1. Craig Brezina - 135.4

2. Tyce Russell - 124.6

An awards presentation is planned Saturday, Nov. 17 at 6 p.m. at the Verndale Lions Community Center.

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