State-record North Carolina archery buck among 2010 Dixie Deer Classic winners


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Delaine Babb's 164-inch 8-point was among the winners of the 2010 Dixie Deer Classic. Babb's buck was named best Virginia Typical (gun) deer.
Photo by ANDY CRAWFORD
Delaine Babb's 164-inch 8-point was among the winners of the 2010 Dixie Deer Classic. Babb's buck was named best Virginia Typical (gun) deer.
The 2010 Dixie Deer Classic is wrapping up, and the category awards have been finalized.

More than 750 deer had been scored with three hours remaining until the close of the show, an increase from 714 deer during all of last yearís show.

Included in the deer was a 166 6/8-inch animal that was awarded both the best North Carolina bow kill and Best of Show. The buck, killed by Andrew Kerman in Guilford County, also set the state typical archery record, according to show officials.

Click here for a video interview in which Kerman discusses the hunt.

Joining Kerman on the leaderboard, along with county or state in which the deer were killed and official net scores, were:

• North Carolina Typical (gun) – David Boroughs, Moore County, 162
• North Carolina Non-typical (gun) – Mark Ware, Bertie County, 168 5/8
• North Carolina Typical (muzzleloader) – Ashley Honeycutt, Ashe, 160 2/8
• North Carolina Non-typical (bow) – David Schnack, Franklin County, 161 3/8
• Best North Carolina Female (bow) – Ashely Prevatte, Chatham County, 114
• Best North Carolina Female (muzzleloader) – Linda Draheim, Wake County, 136 5/8
• Best North Carolina Female (gun) – Mary Preddy, Granville County, 142 7/8
• North Carolina Youth (uzzleloader) – Ashley Honeycutt, Ashe County, 160 2/8
• Best Youth (gun) – Trey Golden, Person County, 148
• Best Non-Hunting – Travis Manuel, Forsyth County, 147 6/8
• Physically Challenged – Michael Helbert, Caswell County, 167 6/8
• Virginia Gun (typical) – Delaine Babb, Virginia, 164
• Best in Virginia – Delaine Babb, Virginia, 164
• Best Non-North Carolina – Gregory Malpass, Ohio, 190 6/8
• Presidentís Award – Brent Marshall, Forsyth County, 160 5/8
• Presidentís Award – Chris Hensley, Kentucky, 175 2/8

A full photo gallery of the hunters with their deer will be posted tomorrow, so be sure and check back.

Click here to view more than 150 of the deer measured during the three-day even, and several videos from the show can be found here.




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