11/22/09 — Deer tourney deadline is Monday

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Deer tourney deadline is Monday

By From staff reports
Published in Sports on November 22, 2009 1:50 AM

The Boy Scouts of America Tuscarora Council would like to remind hunters that the deadline to register for the innaugural Deer Hunting Tournament is Monday at 4 p.m.

The council will not be able to accept any late registrations.

"We have had a lot of interest from hunters around the area and we are going to have a large field," Boy Scouts District Executive Mark Metzler. "For being a new idea, we have really gotten a lot of good feedback and we are looking forard to getting started."

The official hunting dates will be Nov. 26-28 and hunters are welcome to hunt anywhere in the state. Weigh-ins will be done at Camp Tuscarora in Four Oaks on Nov. 27-28 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

All rules and regulations imposed by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission apply to all hunters taking part in the tournament.

The top prize in the open division is $2,500 for the biggest buck and $1000 for the largest doe. In the youth division (ages 7-15) a $250 top prize will be awarded in each category.

The cost to enter the open division is $75 while the youth division is $10, and each hunter may only participate in one division.

For more information, or to register, call the Tuscarora Council at (919) 734-1714.