Buck pole event to help kick off firearm deer hunting season
Mon, 11/09/2020 - 12:57pm caleb
Hunters can win prizes and display their deer during annual Orangecoat Round-up at Skip’s Sports Shop
Caleb Casey | Managing Editor
The Orangecoat Round-up in Grayling – an event that will give hunters an opportunity to win cash prizes and display their deer at the buck pole at Skip’s Sport Shop – will be held on the first two days of firearm deer hunting season, Sunday, November 15, and Monday, November 16.
To participate in the buck pole event, hunters must have an Orangecoat Round-up button. Buttons are available at Skip’s Sport Shop (located at 5765 W. M-72 in Grayling). Cost is $3 apiece.
The 2020 Orangecoat Round-up – conducted by the Camp Grayling Conservation Club – will feature the same prize categories as in years past: first deer, first 10 deer, first female hunter, youngest hunter, oldest hunter, heaviest buck, and largest rack. Cash prizes will be awarded in those categories on both days of the buck pole event.
The grand prize for this year’s Orangecoat Round-up – awarded to the hunter whose buck has the largest rack over the course of the two-day competition – will be a scoped rifle.
The archery deer season is currently underway.
“People are seeing nice bucks, shooting a few,” said Missy Millikin of Skip’s Sport Shop.
The regular firearm deer hunting season in Michigan runs from November 15 through November 30.
Millikin said she’s not expecting large crowds for the Sunday-Monday kickoff of firearm deer hunting season.
“Thursday, Friday, Saturday are the best openers,” she said.
Millikin said some hunters may have issues getting the ammunition they want due to the current ammo shortage.