J.O. Teel of Greenville picked up his grand prize from North Carolina Sportsman's Bag-A-Buck contest at the Dixie Deer Classic in Raleigh last Saturday, promising to waste little time in trying out all of his winnings.

Teel received a Designated Marksman's Rifle from Barnes Precision Machine in Apex and a complete optics package from Leupold consisting of a 3x9x50 Vari-X I scope, an RX-600i rangefinder and a pair of BX-2 Cascades binoculars.

Teal's entry of a buck he killed on a permit hunt on the Roanoke River National Wildlife Refuge and Game Lands last fall was drawn as the grand-prize winner in the annual contest out of hundreds of entrants.


Before Teal was drawn as the grand-prize winner, four monthly winners were drawn from September, October, November and December to receive gift certificates to the Sportsman's Outdoor Store.