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Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Tyler Schenk, 14, got his first buck while hunting in Macon, Miss., during a visit with family friends last month.
He is the son of Janet and Barry Schenk.
The seven-pointer was his third deer of the season. He got one doe and one buttonhead that he killed with a 20-gauge shotgun using double-ought buckshot near his home here in Salisbury.
“Tyler and his Dad enjoy making and eating deer jerky. Even though his Dad is proud of his hunting skills, he is ready to clean something little smaller for awhile,” his mother said in an e-mail.
“We have plenty of deer meat now in the freezer to eat. I have already made a meatloaf and it was wonderful.”
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The 2008 Fishers Of Men Tournament schedule includes an open event Memorial Day Monday at High Rock Lake Tamarac Marina.
The regular tournament schedule includes two-member team events on Saturdays. Legacy division teams will feature one member who is 19 or older and one member younger than 19. For more information, contact tournament director Mike Sides of Rockwell at 704-239-4097 or visit www.fompiedmont.com.
2008 schedule: Belews Creek Feb. 23 at Carolina Marina; Lake Wylie March 22 at Southpoint; Lake Norman April 19 at McCrary Creek; High Rock Lake May 17 at Tamarac Marina; Memorial Day at High Rock May 26 at Tamarac Marina; Badin Lake April 14 at Uwharrrie Point
2008 Legacy schedule: Lake NormanApril 5; High Rock May 3; Legacy South Championships June 18-21; Legacy Central July 16-19 and Legacy North Aug 6-9.
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The Piedmont North Carolina Division Of the National Fishers Of Men Trail is offering a fishing essay competition to anglers from 8 to 19 1/2.
Send your essay to Director Mike Sides at 562 Cornelius Rd., Rockwell NC, 28138.
Every entrant will receive a prize. The winner gets an all-expense paid entry to fish two tournaments in The Legacy Series, which is a new Child Adult Competition.
Essays are to be postmarked by March 11 or sent in an e-mail from www.fompiedmont.com .
The essay must answer the following questions in essay form: What is your favorite fish and favorite bait, why do you think you should win and what does Matthew 4:19 mean to you?
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Evin Stanford, a surveys and research biologist with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, has been chosen as the N.C. Bowhunters Association’s wildlife biologist of the year.
“He was instrumental with the introduction of an urban archery deer season in North Carolina.” said Ramon Bell, president of N.C. Bowhunters Association. “He monitors the deer population throughout the state and makes recommendations beneficial to the health of the herd. He’s a true sportsman himself, going bow and gun hunting.”
Stanford has been with the Commission since 1998, when he began as assistant small game project leader. He became the Commission’s deer biologist in 2001 and now serves as a surveys and research biologist, primarily focusing on deer and wild turkey.
Stanford will receive the award at the March 29 banquet, part of the activities of the 22nd annual N.C. Bowhunters Association convention, March 28-30, at the Kerr Scott Building at the State Fairgrounds in Raleigh. More information is available by calling 919- 477-7184 or online at www.ncbowhunter.com.

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