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2012-13 Florida Buck-of-the-Year Contest

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1st Place: Bruce Holley

Madison County produces Buck of the Year!

Bruce Holley of Spring Hill, Florida killed the 2012-13 “Florida Buck of the Year” Nov. 3, 2012 on private property in Madison County, Florida... (Read more)

2nd Place: David Locascio

Alachua 9-point is #1 Archery and #1 Typical

With one perfectly-placed arrow, David Locascio took the new all-time Pope & Young record bow buck for Alachua County... (Read more)

3rd Place: Robert Frier

#1 Youth Buck is #3 overall!

Robert M. Frier III was 16 when he killed the #3 overall buck (#2 typical) taken in the state of Florida last season... (Read more)

4th Place: Chad Burnsed

Chad Burnsed took the #4 overall buck in Florida

Chad Burnsed of Okeechobee, Florida took the #4 overall buck in Florida last season while hunting a private lease in Jackson County on Nov. 23, 2012... (Read more)

5th Place: Hunter Combs

14-year-old harvests #1 Public Land Buck

Fourteen-year-old Hunter Mathew Combs of Sanderson, Fla. was running dogs when he killed the 5th-place “Buck of the Year” and the top-scoring buck taken on public land in 2012-13... (Read more)

6th Place: Matt Montana

Montana’s Kissimmee WMA buck is #6 overall

Kissimmee Chain of Lakes WMA produced the #6 “Buck of the Year” for Matt Montana of Kissimmee, Fla... (Read more)

7th Place: Dale Grubb

3rd season’s the charm for So. Florida bowhunter

The third year was the charm for Dale Grubb of Sebring, Fla., who hunted the same big buck for three straight seasons before finally sealing the deal... (Read more)

8th Place: Jeremy Land

Jackson Co. produces #8 buck

Jeremy Land of Cottondale, Fla. killed the #8 entry in the 2012-13 Florida “Buck of the Year” contest on Nov. 23, 2012 while hunting on his father’s farm in Jackson County... (Read more)

9th Place: James Hurst III

Hurst’s 8-point is #9

James Hurst’s monster Polk County 8-point scored 141-1/8 inches gross and netted 137-1/8 inches to finish as the #9 buck killed in Florida last season... (Read more)

10th Place: Phil Hoover

Bartow buck is #10

Phil Hoover of Bartow, Florida harvested this awesome 160 lb. 8-point buck at 9:15 a.m. on Dec. 4, 2012 in Polk County, Florida using a .308 rifle... (Read more)