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Deer take numbers to be released this month

The deer was dropped at 43 yards with a Bowtech Mighty Mite Bow and a 100-grain Muzzy broadhead. Bjorn, according to Johndrow, hunted a total of 60 days last fall.

Colby Classic

The Saranac Lake Fish and Game Club will host the 26th annual Colby Classic Ice Fishing Derby the weekend of March 6-7. The derby starts at 7 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m. each day.

Contestants can pre-register for the derby at the Blue Line Sports Shop in Saranac Lake, or on derby days at the Lake Colby beach house across from the Adirondack Medical Center on Route 86. Derby day registration begins at 6:45 a.m. each day.

The registration fee is $7 per adult for both days. Youths under 16 years of age can register for $3 per day or $5 for both days.

Contestants will be eligible to win prizes in the trout, salmon, perch and northern pike categories with separate prizes awarded to adults and youths. The tournament grand prize is a charter-fishing trip for two with Fish Doctor Charters of Mexico, NY. Door prizes and raffles will also be awarded.

Fifteen tagged fish will also be stocked in Lake Colby by the DEC. A $100 prize will be awarded to anyone who catches a tagged fish.

For information call derby chairman Cecilia Martin at 201-4009 or co-chairman Patrick Ferrell at 891-3319.

John Gereau is managing editor of Denton Publications and an avid outdoorsman. He can be reached at johng@denpubs.com.

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