Throughout deer season, The Forest-Blade had an online contest on emanuelcountylive.com where hunters could submit photos of their kill. There were two categories for entry and $100 was given away in each category. A third entrant was also randomly selected for a $100 prize. The winners are as follows:
Scrap Scarboro, Adult Category: Scrap, a resident of Swainsboro, bagged a massive non-typical 15-pointer on Nov. 16, 2020 in West Reydon, Texas. He was accompanied by his mother, Wanda, who downed an 11-pointer; cousin Gage Hooks, who got a 9-pointer; and father, Wayne, who harvested – well, better luck next time, Wayne. Gage was gifted the trip from his parents, Tracy and Chandra Hooks, because he will graduate from Swainsboro High School and East Georgia State College at the same time this year.
Peyton Free, 16 & Under Category: This was Peyton’s first kill ever. Not only did she kill one buck that day, she bagged two. She was hunting with her father, Bill Free, on private property. Peyton is also the daughter of Haylee Free. She is a 10th grade student at David Emanuel Academy.
Lake Woods, Randomly Selected Winner: Lake got his kill while hunting on private property owned by his Papa Joey. Lake said he eyed another BIG BUCK but was not able to get a shot at him before he ran. Lake is a 5th grade student at David Emanuel Academy. He is the son of Tracy and Luke Scott and Timmy Woods.