Big Bucks Contest:  Man finally bags buck he stalked for most of the year

Joss Tuenge said he had been stalking this deer he called “Pinchers” for most of the year. After a change in strategy, he finally bagged this buck during archery season.

“I had several encounters with this buck that I nicknamed “pinchers” all year but he always seemed to be two steps ahead of me, never in bow range. After making a change in strategy, I was finally able to outsmart this old buck and made a clean shot at 20 yards with my bow. It was a good season with great memories,” Joss Tuenge said.

For those who enjoy hunting, the Star-Herald is looking for your entries in its Big Bucks Photo Contest. The contest has been a popular one in the past, with three categories: archery, firearm and muzzleloader. Make sure you upload your entry to the correct category.

Submit your photo and you could even grab yourself some extra hunting gear. Each category winner will be determined by public voting and win a gift card to Cabela’s/Bass Pro.

The hunter with the most overall votes will be our grand prize winner. The grand prize winner will receive a $100 gift card.

Photos can be submitted online in the contest, which is already underway at Keep coming back and submit photos from your hunting adventures until Jan. 8.

Entries must include the entrant’s name, address, email address and phone number, a photo title and caption, date and county in which the animal was taken and submit your photo. Remember that by submitting to the contest, you are giving the Star-Herald permission to re-print your photo. We’ll feature an entry from the Big Bucks contest each Monday on and in Tuesday’s print edition, starting Oct. 21.

The public will select the winners in each category, during a voting period from Jan 9 to Jan. 15. The Star-Herald will announce the winners in an ad on Jan. 19. We’ll also highlight the winners in a follow up article.

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