Chamber hosting Big Buck contest

Chamber hosting

Big Buck contest

GLOVERSVILLE -The Fulton-Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce will host a 2016 weekend-long Big Buck Contest and Wild Game Dinner, Nov. 19-20, with all activities taking place at Loopie’s Pub, 410 Mohawk Drive, Tribes Hill.

The contest takes place during the opening weekend of southern zone deer season: rifle, shotgun and crossbow.

The chamber is partnering with Tom Georgia, Brent Phetteplace and a host of volunteers to help promote the great hunting resources and related businesses in our region.

“Fulton and Montgomery counties have some of the best year-round hunting and fishing opportunities in New York state,” Georgia, the event chairman, said. “Partnering with the chamber offers access to the many great businesses that support our outdoor resources.”

Weigh-ins, lunch and dinner will all take place at Loopie’s Pub, 410 Mohawk Drive, Tribes Hill. Participants are invited to enjoy a free lunch each day from 11a.m. to 3p.m. at Loopie’s Pub.

The contest’s wild-game dinner will also take place at Loopie’s Pub for participants at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20. Keynote speaker will be state Sen. George Amedore.

Prizes will be awarded at the dinner and raffles will take place at that time. Paid participants will also be entered into a drawing for six guns and hunting-related table prizes.

There will be cash prizes totaling $1,200 including: heaviest buck; heaviest doe; most points (1 inch or more); largest outside spread; tallest spike horn; and closest deer (buck or doe) to 125 pounds without going over.

The entry fee is $25 for adults 16 and over, and $20 for youth ages 14 and 15.

Entry forms can be found on the chamber website, www.fultonmontgomeryny.org (under the News and Events tab); at the chamber’s offices in Gloversville, 2 North Main St.; in Amsterdam, 1166 Riverfront Center; and at the following Chamber member businesses

– Frank’s Gun Shop, 3549 State Highway 30, Gloversville;

– Fuel-N-Food, 3006 State Highway 30, Gloversville;

– Jim’s Bait Shop, 118 Ext. Second Avenue, Mayfield;

– Loopie’s Pub, 410 Mohawk Drive, Tribes Hill;

– Pine Tree Rifle Club, 419 Johnson Avenue, Gloversville;

– Runnings, 233 Fifth Avenue Ext., Gloversville

Frank’s Gun Shop is the main event sponsor. Other sponsors include Runnings, Judith-Ann Realty, state Sen. George Amedore, Mohawk Valley Firewood, Brown’s Ford, Kingsboro Lumber and Loopie’s Pub.

For more information about the contest or sponsorship opportunities, contact Tom Georgia at [email protected] or call 258-9448; or Terry Swierzowski at the Chamber, 725-0641 or [email protected]– gomeryny.org.

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