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Best Buck Contest 2017

Midwest Sports Center owner Josh Harris stands by a new 2017 Can Am Outlander 450 ATV which will be part of the prize package for the winner of this year's Daily Journal Best Buck Contest 2017. The machine is valued at more than $7,200. 

Who could use a free brand new ATV? How about $1,500 to spend however you wish?

The big winner will take home a new Can Am Outlander 450, a $1,000 gift card and another $500 gift card.

Sound too good to be true? Last year Kory Schweiss, a coach at Central High School, took home a new Suzuki ATV and $1,500 in gift cards as the winner of Best Buck Contest 2016. That contest saw more than 50 successful hunters enter pictures and several thousand readers cast votes over a couple week period. 

Now, for the second year in a row, the Daily Journal has teamed up with three area businesses to offer the prize package to the top winner of our Best Buck Contest 2017. The winner will be determined by the number of votes received for photos submitted to our online contest at

More than 120 local hunters have entered a picture of their buck harvested this fall. Now it's up to the public to vote and decide the winner, which will be announced on Dec. 9. 

So what exactly will the winner take home?  

From Midwest Sports Center in Farmington ( a new 2017 Can Am Outlander 450. The machine retails for $7,299. 

The second sponsor, Hoods Discount Home Centers (, will provide a $1,000 gift card to be used for the purchase of merchandise at any Hoods retail outlet.

Sam Scism Ford Lincoln ( has once again donated a $500 gift card for use wherever credit/debit cards are accepted. You can use it however you desire.

It's a "winner takes all" prize package. The buck entry with the most votes takes all the prizes.

Additionally this year, each person entering a buck in the contest will receive a certificate for a free Little Caesars pizza. 

Visit for more details and to vote. Then watch Dec. 9 for the name of the winner.


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