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Husband and wife win in Mt. Jewett contest

November 29, 2011

Photo Credit
Ted Lutz

Jeff Leto (left) and his wife, Yvette (right) won two major prizes Monday in the annual "Big Buck Contest" at the Mt. Jewett Sportmen's Club on Division Street Extension. Jeff had the overall biggest buck with his 10-point entry that has an inside spread of 17.25 inches. Yvette won the prize for the buck with the widest spread. Her 8-point buck has an inside spread of 15.875 inches. (This spread is second best, but won the prize because hunters can win in only one category). The couple are from McKees Rocks near Pittsburgh and have hunted from a camp on Division Street Extension near Mt. Jewett for 38 years. Yvette shot her buck at 10:30 a.m. on Monday. Jeff shot his buck at 4:20 p.m. Both bucks were shot in Hamlin Township. Jeff's buck weighed in at 138 pounds. His wife's buck weighed 137 pounds. There were seven entries in the "Big Buck Contest," which has been held at the club for more than four decades. Jeff is the only known repeat winner of the "Big Buck Contest." He also shot the biggest overall buck in 2007. Steve Peterson and Lance Sluga are co-chairmen of the contest.

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