How The Weeks Were Won: First Half Of 2018 Shoot-Out Finalists

Truck-Buck 2017-18: In this big-buck contest, qualifiers compete in a pellet-rifle test of nerves for big-time prizes, including a new 4x4 pick-up.

GON Staff | June 11, 2018

For the next two issues of GON, we’re going to be featuring the 42 weekly and wildcard winners from the 2017-18 Truck-Buck contest. In the annual “How The Weeks Were Won” articles, you can learn more about the hunters and the bucks that earned them their spots in the Shoot-Out.

The Shoot-Out is GON’s annual pellet rifle competition where we’ll award two grand prizes—a new 4×4 Chevy pick-up truck and a customized Beast hunting cart.

The event is full of drama, and it’s a blast to watch. If you’ve never seen the excitement that comes with winning a brand-new pickup truck, make plans to attend this year’s Shoot-Out.

The preliminary North vs. South heads-up matches are Saturday, July 28. The Truck-Buck finals are Sunday, July 29. The Shoot-Out is at the Infinite Energy Center in Duluth during GON’s Outdoor Blast, a hunting and outdoors vendor show.

The best shooter among our weekly and wildcard qualifiers will earn a new truck from John Megel Chevrolet. The second place shooter will take home the Beast hunting cart.

The shooters who win their heads-up matches on Saturday also earn a bow from Mathews, a Browning X-Bolt Stainless Stalker rifle or a CVA muzzleloader, while the weekly winners who lose preliminary matches win Hunter Safety System (HSS) harnesses and Tink’s prize packages. All contestants win shirts from Realtree.

Week 1 North: Nathan Crowder, of Atlanta

Week 1 South: Ben Bishop, Ball Ground

Week 2 North: Jay Maxwell, of Monroe

Week 2 South: Jonathan Siskey, of Albany

Week 3 North: Justin Clack, of Bogart

Week 3 South: Glenn Garner, of Pine Mtn.

Week 4 North: David Roos, of Atlanta

Week 4 South: Ben Childers, of Perry

Week 5 North: Dale Henson, of Bethlehem

Week 5 South: Hunter Green, of Columbus

Week 6 North: Mack Brown, of Royston

Week 6 South: Paul Aimar, of Savannah

Week 7 North: Marty Hays, of Loganville

Week 7 South: Jason Yoder, of Montezuma

Week 8 North: Riley Huff, of Buckhead

Week 8 South: Earl Janney, of Valdosta

Public-Land Wildcard North: Kaleb Hyde, of Cartersville

Public-Land Wildcard South: Larry Yoder, of Montezuma

Youth Wildcard North: Luke Fulcher, of Jefferson

Youth Wildcard South: Jacob Dillard, of Enigma


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