It was a two-day outdoor extravaganza with a gun show and gear swap and awards for men, women and youth in the eight annual Big Buck Contest Friday and Saturday in Spearfish.
Winners from all over the area were on hand Saturday night for trophy presentations.
The competition began in Marc Casavan's garage as a bit of fun for customers at Mark's Old School Barber Shop in Spearfish he worked with his father. The different spellings of father and son are as correct as their interest in hunting and outdoor sports in the Northern Hills.
Scoring for this year's harvest was handled at a table in the Spearfish Holiday Inn Convention Center as booths for the gun show were being dismantled.
Overall, Casavan said, well over 1,000 people were at the two-day celebration of outdoor and shooting sports.
Although some winner names were spelled differently on awards, the final handwritten tallies include:
Men's rifle elk, first Ryan Harrison, second Tyler Brown.
Men's bow elk, first Joe Gray, second Jared Inhofer, third Josh Stadler, fourth Ark Beues.
Men's rifle mule deer, first Bill Clendenen, second Rod Rantapa, third, Jason Hamill, fourth Randy Crotteau.
Men's rifle whitetail deer, first Mike Swanson, second Bob Speirs.
Men's bow whitetail deer, first Darin Peters, second Dan Ridgway, third Dave Engelhardt, fourth Lane Speirs.
Youth age 14 and under rifle elk, first Connor Speirs.
Youth age 14 and under rifle whitetail deer, first Mathew Peterson, second Carson Hamill, third Kyler Clark and fourth Calvin Stanley.
Youth age 14 and under bow whitetail deer, fisrt Mathew Peterson.
Youth 14 and under rifle mule deer, Zachry Shown.
Women's rifle elk, first Jessie Rantapa.
Women's bow elk, Cori Engelhardt.
Women's bow whitetail deer, first Gina Dikoff, second Terri Weber.
Women's rifle mule deer, Brynn Crotteau.
Women's rifle whitetail deer, first Marcy Horak, second Shannon Deboer, third Andi Karns.