Prizes, awards, good food, laughter, visiting and an appreciation of good sportsmanship was the focus at Rimbey Fish and Game Association awards banquet.
Close to 180 people attended the awards banquet, held at the Peter Lougheed Community Centre, March 8.
“It was a great evening,” said president Daryl Hunt. “Everybody seemed to enjoy themselves and a good time was had by all.”
During the evening several awards were given out in the categories of hunting, fishing and photography. The Conservation Award went to Tyler Pletz.
Daniel White won the trophy for typical mule deer rifle with a score of 146 3/8 inches”, the typical white tail deer rifle award went to Adrian Vos with a score of 144 3/8 inches.
The typical whitetail deer rifle youth was won by Chase Makofka with a score of 128 inches. The elk rifle was won by Kevin Trafiak with a score of 162 4/8 inches.
The elk archery prize went to Charlie Makofka with a score of 217 5/8 inches.
The black bear rifle was won by Tyler Pletz with a score of 18 11/16 inches and Daniel Roy won the black bear archery with a score of 20 2/16 inches.
Josh Schultz won the black bear youth with a score of 17 15/16 inches and Kevin Trafiak won the wolf category with a score of 16 4/16 inches.
Rob Schultz won the antelope with a score of 60 inches.
McCoy Groves won the perch youth category with a 15 ounce fish. Charles Allis on won the lake white fish category with a three pound, 10 ounce fish and John Keonig won the rainbow trout youth with a one pound, 14 ounce fish.
Austin Dubielew won the lake white fish youth category with a four pound fish.
In the photography category Ken Holland one first in adult wildlife, Mark Groves won second and Pat Muddle won third. Amy Groves won first in adult scenery and Daniel Roy won second. Deanna Roy won for adult field photographs.
Jesse Koenig won the youth wildlife and McCoy Groves and Garret Groves won youth scenery and field photo respectively.
McCoy Groves also won youth game cam.
In the interclub competition Kevin Trafiak from Rimbey won in the elk category with a score of 332 0/8 inches.
Keith Rowley from Lacombe won the moose competition with a score of 185-0/8th inches and Daniel Roy from Rimbey won the bear category with a score of 20 4/16 inches.
Dave Powell won the antelope competition with a score of 70-2/8th.
Typical mule deer category was won by Tim Sand from Camrose with a score of 182 seven/eighths and Gene Chromik also from Camrose won the non-typical mule deer category with a score of 191-1/8th.
The typical white tail deer was won by Brian Prins from Ponoka with a score of 156 7/8 and non-typical white tail deer was won by Blair Dowling of Ponoka with a score of 158 6/8th.