2009 Awards

2009 AWARDS

In 2009 MBA members turned in 45 game cards that total 104 big game animals and 2 small game entries.  Members shot 88 Whitetail deer (44 bucks, 44 does), 5 Black bear, 2 Blesbuck, 1 warthog, 1 Impala, 1 Nyala, 1 Common Reedbuck, 1 Bushpig, ! Bushbuck Cape, 1 Wildebeest and 2 Turkeys.  Of the 104 big game entries submitted 3 of the animals made the Pope & Young club record book (2 Whitetail bucks, 1 Black Bear).  Members harvested animals in 11 different states ( CT, MA, ME, NH, PA, RI, NE, NY,NC,MI,CO), two Canadian providences as well as South Africa.

 Members receiving awards:

Bronze Broadhead Award- 5 Big Game Bow Kills

Paul Bullock

Pat Gosselin

Silver Broadhead Award- 10 Big Game Bow Kills

Mark Goodwin

Gold Broadhead Award- 15 Big Game Bow Kills

Rick Hogge

Rick Murphy

Peter  Normandin

John Setterlund

Jim Wheeler

Gary Grace

Special Recognition Awards for Pope & Young Entries

Rick Morrell                129 1/8” Whitetail       MA

Brian Fillebrown          147 2/8” Whitetail       MA                 

Tom Phillips                18 6/16” Black Bear    Canada           

 Bruce Billings Award (largest out of state deer)

John Setterlund           194 LB 8 PT Colorado          

Jim “Boomer” Hayden Big Bear Award

Mark Goodwin           252 LB Black Bear Sow  Nova Scotia, Canada

Largest Massachusetts Deer Award

Rick Morrell                205 LB 14 PT Worcester, MA