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Smokey’s Buck Pole Contest

Submitted by Darrel Kelly on November 8, 2017 – 11:40 amNo Comment

Smokey’s Restaurant and Tavern’s Buck Pole Contest


Thursday, November 16th.  Entries from 5pm–8:30pm sharp!  Over $1,900 in Prizes!

First 10 Bucks In Receive a Hunting Cap!

Be sure to buy a raffle ticket to get in on the drawing for the carving from Night Owl Chainsaw Carving for $5 each! All proceeds go to the VVA Chapter 583 Operation Toys for Kids!


Great door prizes!


Grand Prize: Advanced Wildlife Designs Shoulder Mount-$575 Value

2nd Place:  $300 Bass Pro Shops Gift Card & Bushnell Scope- $380 value

3rd Place: Smokey’s Pizza for a year, ANK Knife, and Dart Board- $345 Value

4th Place: Dri-Hide Gun Case, deer processing, 100# propane fill, Buck Jam, Lansky Knife, Gun Blue-$219 value

5th Place: Dri-Hide Gun Case, Carry Bag, Puma SGB Knife/Tinks-$109 value

PLACE WINNERS 6 – 10 choose from the following:

a.) Rough Rider Knife, Lighter, Mary Kay Cosmetics Satin Hands pkg $61 Value

b.) Camp Bottle Opener, 2 Engraved Beer Mugs $50 Value

c.)  Buck Jam, Knife & Collector Tin $36 Value

d.) Mossy Oak Knife, Tinks, Wireless Speaker $45 Value

e.) Mason Jar Set, Mobile Phone Battery, Two $5 Michigan Lottery tickets $40 Value

Smokey’s Lucky Buck Pole Contest is sponsored by:


CO-SPONSORED BY: Al Taylor – Nuisance Animal Control, Abend Brothers Collision, Young’s-Art Van, Hubbard Lake General Store, Richardson Auto Repair, Abram Realty, Building Express, Night Owl Chainsaw Carving, Sherryl Kelly-Mary Kay Cosmetics, Vehicle Pride, The Grind Ding Shop, Huron Distributors, and Bucky’s Meats.


2017 Smokey’s Buck Pole Contest Official Rules

• The Buck Pole Contest will be held in the parking lot of Smokey’s Restaurant & Tavern on the east side of Hubbard Lake Thursday,  November 16th.  Entries will be taken from 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM SHARP!

• Bucks MUST BE REGISTERED by 8:30 PM SHARP to be eligible and taken from Alpena and Alcona area .

• Hunters must have a valid Michigan Firearms Deer license and be at least 10 years of age or older (follow DNR protocol.)

• All bucks will be judged by measuring the longest distance of inside spread; adding that to the number of points 1″ or longer.  In case of tie, the outside distance of spread will be measured.  All bucks must be legally taken during the 2017 firearm season.  Decisions from the judges are final.

• Prizes awarded and the hunting stories told at approximately 9:00 PM at Smokey’s Restaurant & Tavern.

. NOTE:  Top 3 place winners WILL NOT be permitted to enter any buck contests in Hubbard Lake and Ossineke.

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