Rome Man Traps 63 Pound Beaver
That's one big beaver. A Rome man trapped a 63 pound beaver and was crowned our Trophy Room winner. See all the hunting trophies from around central New York.
It's hard to explain the family bonding taking place when fathers, mothers, sons, daughters and even grandfathers hunt together. So maybe some photo highlights from our Trophy Room presented by Mayhood's Sporting Goods can shed some light.
Corey Whorrall of Sherburne shares the story of taking a buck on property his wife and 6-year-old daughter developed. He even used a mock scrape built by him and his daughter.
Donal Lockwood of West Edmeston's pic is of his 12-year-old son's first deer.
James Dibble of Blossvale has 3 generations of the family posing with Grandpa's lifetime buck. 78-year-old Earl Dibble bagged a 12 pointer that had a 24" spread and a gross green score of 176" while hunting with his son and grandson.
Our grand prize winner, Marshall Lamphier from Rome has the most unusual trophy in the room, a 63-pound beaver he trapped in the Town of Paris. It was 43" long, the tail alone was a foot long and 6.3-inches wide. While Marshall and his father have trapped for years, it was his first attempt at beaver. He was working with a nuisance permit from the DEC.
Marshall wins a $150 gift card from Mayhoods. Those are just some of the great stories Central New Yorkers shared with us, check out more in the gallery below. Turn on captions in the gallery to read the stories. While the contest has ended, we'd love to continue sharing more photos and stories. Upload pics in the link below the gallery.