Steve Pharr and Blake Pace, both of Monticello, were the big winners in Union Bank’s Big Buck contest on Saturday. They had the top scoring antlers in their respective division. Pharr, who won the adult division, took home a Polaris ATV, while Pace, the winner in the youth division, took home a Rossi Trifecta Rifle.
Keanon Reep, of Warren, placed second in the adult division and Grant Barnes, of Monticello, placed third. In the youth division, Joshua Nicholas placed second and Justin Lee placed third.
There were more than 20 vendors displaying hunting clothes, boots, hunting gear, art, jewelry, deer stands, four-wheelers, boats and trucks. Several taxidermists displayed their extravagant work. Arkansas Game & Fish had their fish tank, archery and other games for the children.
Steve “Wildman” Wilson from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission was the emcee for the contest.