BIG BUCK CONTEST FIRST PLACE WINNER Photo by Batesville Pawn Shop
David Taylor of Como won The Panolian’s 2001-02 Big Buck Contest with this buck, which measured 66.25 inches. Taylor won a Ruger M77 270 rifle from Batesville Pawn Shop, who measured and accepted entries for the contest.
Everett Kirby (r), of Sardis, accepts his certificate for second place in The Panolian’s 2001-02 Big Buck Contest from salesperson Amanda Edwards. The buck, which was killed on December 24, 2001, measured 63.75 inches. Kirby won the "l" Man Vision Tree Stand from Viney Creek Outdoors, who measured and accepted entries for the contest.
Cameron Wilkes, 12, of Batesville, caught this large mouth bass in a farm pond on Curtis Road.
Nine-year old Mitchell Russell killed this 11-point buck December 22, 2001, while hunting in Panola County. He was using a 7mm.08.