Backwoods Sportsmen of El Dorado Springs, together with Sharp’s Taxidermy Studio of Jerico Springs, hosted their fourth annual Youth Big Buck and Doe Deer Contest for area youth Oct. 31-Nov. 1.  

A total of 50 youth hunters participated by bringing in their deer.

Top prizes for both categories included:  

First place — Savage Axis XP 350 Legend Rifles and two boxes of ammunition.

Second place — Guide Gear 270 Flare Ground Blinds.

Third place — Covert Trail Cameras.

These top six winners also received a personalized engraved contest cup and a barbecue gift certificate.

Every participant received door prizes as they checked in. All youth hunt participants were entered into additional drawings for some donated prize giveaways. Those lucky winners have been contacted.

A fundraiser gun raffle was held this year for the youth contest, as well. All proceeds go towards prizes for the kids. The lucky winner of the Winchester 350 Legend rifle also has been contacted. 

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