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Bulletin Board: Drost gets first deer; 50 checked on Day 2

Jennifer Drost shot her first-ever deer on Tuesday and Day 2 of the 2013 Massachusetts shotgun deer hunting season saw 50 deer harvested at the four local checking stations.

Sunderland checked in nine deer from Monday to bring the official Day 1 total to 53, which was still well off last year’s pace of 85. Day 2 saw a rebound in numbers with 50 total deer harvested, matching the exact number from one season ago, and besting the 2011 total by one.

Drost checked a 110-pound, two-point buck into Gould’s Sugarhouse in Shelburne for her first career tag and Gould’s led the way with 19 checks on Day 2. That number also included a 130-pound doe harvested by Thomas Georgantas from Buckland, the heaviest doe of the first two days. Buckland’s Jeff Spencer also got a nice trophy with his nine-point, 125-pound buck he checked at the sugarhouse.

The largest deer collected on Day 2 belonged to Michael Bridges from Sanbornton, N.H., who checked a 185-pound, eight-pointer into the Sunderland Hatchery. It was one of two large deer checked into Sunderland on Day 2, as Gill’s Joseph Michel carted a 177-pound, eight-pointer in on Tuesday. Sunderland finished with 13 checks on the day.

And for the second straight day Grrr Gear in Orange had a large check as Bill Cantrell from Athol brought in the second heaviest deer of the day with a 181-pound, eight-pointer. Grrr Gear finished with 10 checks on Tuesday, while Bitzer Hatchery in Montague added eight more checks.

Here’s the entire Day 2 harvest:

Gould’s (19)

Israel Drost, Greenfield, 109, 2; Josh Boyd, Colrain, 102, 2; David Thibault, Conway, 109, 5; Jeff Spencer, Buckland, 125, 9; Ralph Osgood, Conway, 126, 3; John Mooney, Heath, 115, 5; Edward Silva, Wilmington, 138, 5; Jennifer Drost, Colrain, 110, 2; James Kronenwetter, Andover, 104, 4; Donald Giard Jr., Colrain, 100, 3; Leonard Brown II, Rowe, 97, 2.

Michael Laffond, Rowe, 103, 6; Leon Devine, Colrain, 142, 5; Wayne Buckley, East Bridgewater, 140, 5; Thomas Georgantas, Buckland, 130, doe; Clayton Dodge, Colrain, 103, 4; Nick Rosa, Billerica, 115, 2; Tim Lang, Greenfield, 105, 2; Kevin Clark, Hawley, 104, doe.

Sunderland (22)

Joseph Michel, Gill, 177, 8; Michael Bridges, Sanbornton, N.H., 185, 8; Jimmy Millar, Millers Falls, 112, 2; William Telega, South Deerfield, 127, 5; Craig Davis, Conway, 74, doe; Andrew Williams, Granby, 110, doe; Justin Kosloski, Leverett, 127, 8; Ronald Gamache, Three Rivers, 101, 4; James Keefe, Rochester, N.H., 131, 8; Stephen Terounzo, Turners Falls, 152, 8.

Ronald Baker, South Deerfield, 105, 4; Michael Eugin, South Deerfield, 110, 2; Chet Ziezulewicz, Shelburne Falls, 97, 6.

Monday: Jeffrey Burniske, Deerfield, 100, 2; Andrew Betsold, Whately, 93, doe; Steve Telega, Sunderland, 132, 5; James Duda, South Deerfield, 94, 2; Shane Dion, Hadley, 122, 6; Richard Blajda, Hadley, 96, doe; Wayne Young, Conway, 113, doe; Brian Jarry, Chicopee, 145, 6; Norman Kucinski, Shutesbury, 105, 4.

Grrr Gear (10)

Ryan Piragis, Athol, 132, 8; Lanfraco Scialoia, Melrose, 100, spike; Ronald Rich Jr., Barre, 120, 6; Leon Jenks, New Salem, 110, 6; Bill Cantrell, Athol, 181, 8; Kent Rich, Orange, 109, doe; Curtis Priestly, Orange, 99, 5; Ronald Cormier, Orange, 139, 7; Joseph Powling, Dracut, 147, 8; Richard Williams, Athol, 110, doe.

Bitzer (8)

Jonathan Faneuf, Turners Falls, 114, doe; Todd Richotte, Montague, 111, 2; James Smith Jr., Montague, 124, 4; Robert Lowell Jr., Wendell, 107, 3; Brian Stafford, Montague, n/w; Mark Howard, Leverett, n/w, doe; Lee Gamache, Winchester, N.H., 99, 2; Paul Vallee, West Springfield, n/w, 8.


The year that the old Turners Falls High School burned down was incorrect in the Jaywalking column in Tuesday’s edition of The Recorder. The former high school burned down in 1987.

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