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Big-buck contest leaders

Here's a sampling of leaders in several big-buck contests around the Northland. All weights are for field-dressed deer:

Brimson Sportsmen's Club (Hugo's Bar), Brimson

1. Mike Richards, Finland, 191.2 pounds

2. Matt Sonday, no town listed, 184.6

3. Jim Murphy, no town listed, 182.6

Big doe: Patrick Flanagan, no town listed, 148.0

Buck's Hardware Hank, Grand Marais

(By weight)

1. Wendy Ford, Grand Marais, 215.4

2. Shane Smith, Grand Marais, 212.0

3. Brian Peterman, Big Lake, Minn., 201.0

(By outside antler spread)

1. Shane Smith, Grand Marais, 20¾ inches

2. Brian Peterman, Big Lake, Minn., 19 inches

3. Bruce Carlson, Stillwater, Minn., 18 inches

Crossroads Convenience and Gas, Iron

1. Tory Korpi, Zim, 190.0

2. Bud Mickelson, Twig, 185.6

3. Ed Skaudis, Mountain Iron, 175.6

Big doe: Bob Schley, Iron, 132.2

Deer River Sportsman's Club/Deer River Vets

1. Dave DeLawyer, Deer River, 215.0

2. Nick Villeneuve, Deer River, 181.0

2. Rick Doty, Deer River, 181.0

Big doe: Jeff LeSarge, Grand Rapids, 148.0

Fisherman's Corner, Pike Lake

1. Jacob Waters, Duluth, 217.0

2. Kirk Kinnunen, Duluth, 213.0

3. Shane Smith, no town listed, 208.0

Lawrence Lake Legion, Bovey

1. Wally Brumeister, Bovey, 224.0

2. Mark Stolp, Nashwauk, 208.6

3. Greg Thompson, White Bear Lake, Minn., 150.4

Big doe: Jeffrey LeSarge, Grand Rapids, 141.2

Fredenberg Minno-ette

1. Jim Murphy, Fredenberg, 185.0

2. Forest Overby, no town listed, 179.0

3. Scott Youngstrom, Fredenberg, 175.0

Big doe: Margaret Edberg, Fredenberg, 123.0