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2006 Deer Classic Winners

The Deer Classic is an annual event showcasing hunter entries in New Jersey’s Outstanding White-tailed Deer Program, which was initiated by the Division of Fish and Wildlife in 1964.

On Sunday, January 15, 2006, a large crowd was on hand for the special awards program held at the 17th Annual Garden State Deer Classic for the top three 2004-2005 entries in each category. The 2006 Deer Classic was sponsored by the Division of Fish and Wildlife, the New Jersey State Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs, United Bowhunters of New Jersey (UBNJ) and the Garden State Outdoor Sportsmen's Show.

Along with the winners present at the Classic, appearing in the photos on this page are, left to right, Jack Spoto, President of UBNJ and Fish and Game Council member John Messeroll representing the Federation. Bureau of Wildlife Mangement Chief Larry Herrighty appears in the background of some photos.

For the complete list and actual scores, see the list of winners below. Click on images to enlarge.

135 Pound Doe Club - Bow
135 lb. Club Winners - Bow
Jason Reed, 2nd Place and
Stan Lysenko, 1st Place
with John Messeroll
135 Pound Doe Club - Shotgun
135 lb. Club Winners - Shotgun
Ryan Stocker, 1st Place, with Jack Spoto
200 Pound Buck Club - Bow
Typical Bow
200 lb. Club Winner - Bow
Dan Deveney, 200 lb. Club 1st Place, Typical Bow 2nd Place
Typical Bow
Typical Bow Winners
Left to right: Dan Deveney, 2nd Place
Eugene Donato, 1st Place
Joseph Buchanan, 3rd Place
Non-Typical Bow
Non-typical Bow Winners
H. Russell Hiles, 1st Place
Paul Fenwick, 2nd Place
Typical Muzzleloader
Typical Muzzleloader Winners
Steve Fodor, 3rd Place
William Hill
, 1st Place
Non-Typical Muzzleloader
Non-typical Muzzleloader Winners
Peter Bell, 1st Place
Typical Shotgun
Typical Shotgun Winners
James Porcelli, 1st Place (tied state record)
William Kurman Jr., 3rd Place
Non-Typical Shotgun
Non-typical Shotgun Winners
Jeff Norton, 1st Place
M. John Layton, 2nd Place
Physically Challenged - Typical Crossbow
Crossbow Winner
Amel Balega, Jr., 1st Place

Category Place Name Score\
County Harvested DMZ Date Harvested
135 Pound Doe Club - Archery 1st Stan Lysenko 160 lbs. Somerset 14 11/3/2004
2nd Jason Reed 136 lbs Cumberland 31 1/10/2005
135 Pound Doe Club - Muzzleloader 1st Robert Chandler 138 lbs. Gloucester 35 11/29/2004
135 Pound Doe Club - Shotgun 1st Ryan Stocker 141 lbs. Warren 5 12/11/2004
2nd Louis Wieben 140 lbs. Hunterdon 12 1/11/2005
200 Pound Buck Club - Archery 1st Dan Deveney 223 lbs. Hunterdon 12 10/13/2004
2nd Eric S. Price 205 lbs. Salem 35 9/13/2004
3rd Gary W. Mood 203 lbs. Salem 27 10/9/2004
Typical Archery 1st Eugene Donato 146 0/8 Cumberland 28 9/28/2004
2nd Dan Deveney 144 2/8 Hunterdon 12 10/13/2004
3rd Joseph Buchanan 143 3/8 Hunterdon 11 11/15/2004

Non-Typical Archery

1st H. Russell Hiles 147 1/8 Salem 29 11/24/2004
2nd Paul Fenwick 146 1/8 Somerset 12 11/18/2004
3rd James Mandaglio 138 2/8 Hunterdon 10 10/29/2004
Typical Muzzleloader 1st William Hill 151 4/8 Warren 7 12/27/2004
2nd Mark Humphreys 140 7/8 Salem 27 1/1/2005
3rd Steven Fodor 137 7/8 Hunterdon 11 12/6/2004
Non-Typical Muzzleloader 1st Peter Bell 152 7/8 Burlington 37 12/22/2004
Typical Shotgun 1st James Porcelli 175 7/8 Monmouth 50 12/9/2004
2nd Harry Lombardo, Jr. 143 4/8 Salem 27 12/8/2004
3rd William Kurman Jr. 141 0/8 Cumberland 29 12/15/2004
Non-Typical Shotgun 1st Jeff Norton 160 5/8 Salem 35 12/8/2004
2nd M. John Layton 135 7/8 Atlantic 42 12/6/2004
Physically Challenged - Typical Crossbow 1st Amel Balega, Jr. 134 0/8 Hunterdon 11 11/9/2004
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