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Atlanta Chamber of Commerce   hosted


2005 Elk Pole Contest
Tuesday/Wednesday - Dec. 6th & 7th 2005
Located in downtown Atlanta
the Elk Capital of Michigan!


~ Elk Pole Contest Results by Year ~

2011  -   2010  .   2009   .  2008   .   2007

 2006   .   2005  .  2004   .   2003   .   2002



2005 Elk Pole Contest Results
# Time
     Hunter   Hometown Age Sex  Weight Contest
Tuesday 12/6/05
1 12:01pm Eric Haueter Grand Ledge 21 Cow 340 1st Cow In
Trophy, Wood tissue box 
cover w/ elk in woods carving
2 12:30pm Keith Wachter Munising 53 8x7 Bull 590 1st Bull In
Trophy, Antler Framed Mirror
3 12:59pm Edward Chupp Sturgis 52 7x6 Bull 585 .
4 1:15pm Jeff Ash Owasso 34 6x6 Bull 525 .
5 1:58pm Bret Griffis Jerome 46 6x6 Bull 620 .
6 2:55pm Harold Cashin Midland 82 6x6 Bull 560 Oldest Hunter
7 4:00pm Keith Kelly Taylor 40 5x4 Bull 580 .
8 5:30pm Caleb Pierson Temperance 15 6x7 Bull 640 Youngest Hunter
Heaviest Elk
(2) Trophies, $100 check,
bone handle collectors knife,
Atlanta elk paperweight

Wednesday 12/7/05

9 10:58am   Leo Fink  Lincoln Pk 55 7x7 Bull 600 Largest Rack
Trophy,   50 cal. Black 
Powder  Muzzle-loader Rifle,
2 1/2 lb. Big Bull ground Coffee
10 3:45pm Ken Datte Jackson . 6x6 Bull 605 Late Arrival - did not hang
36" spread / 48" beams

M-32 Supply
10799 M-32
Atlanta, MI  49709
Unique Gifts
Batteries & Cables
Tools, Tarps and more!
Trophy & Awards for:
  • 1st Bull Hung on Pole 
  • 1st Cow Hung on Pole
  • Largest Rack  (Grand Prize Winner)
  • Heaviest Elk (DNR weights are final)
  • Youngest Hunter
  • Oldest Hunter
Big Buck Bean Coffee donated by 
North Woods 
Coffee House Gallery
Downtown Atlanta
*  Variety of freshly roasted coffee 
~ beans & brewed 
*    Fine Paintings of  Nature 
*    Evening Coffee and Live Entertainment 
(989) 785-4650
Eric Haueter won the trophy and Elk Tissue Box prize for bringing in the first cow to be hung
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Hap Battery ,
M-32 Supply and the La Fi Corporation helped
in making available the 
Elk tissue box cover,
the Antler style framed mirror and the Elk paperweight.
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Keith Wachter brought in the first bull that won him a trophy and an antler framed mirror 

Prizes from the gift shoppe at M-32 Supply, west of Atlanta.
Largest Rack prize is presented 
to Leo Fink by 
Malcomb , president of the
Atlanta Buisiness Owners Association

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.50 cal. Black Powder Muzzle Loader Rifle prize was made possible by donations from the ABA, EJ Paul Insurance and from Ray's New and Used Guns.
Thank YOU!

Ray's New & Used Guns

22000 Behring Rd
Hillman, MI  49746
Phone (989) 742-4226
Fax  (989) 742-2085
email: rbanks@racc2000.com

$100.00 Check for 
Heaviest Elk prize made available by the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce
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Rick Ferguson presenting Caleb Pierson with $100.00 check and trophy for the Heaviest Elk
Youngest Hunter Prize
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Bone Handle Collectors Knife
Oldest Hunter Prize
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Elk Collectors Pocket Knife

Knife prizes made possible by contributions from Nancy LaFrance


~ Elk Pole Contest Results by Year ~

2011  -   2010  .   2009   .  2008   .   2007

 2006   .   2005  .  2004   .   2003   .   2002


                 Atlanta's Elk Pole Contest is
   hosted by the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce
A sincere thanks to all of those for their generous contributions that made available the prizes  for the 2006 Elk Pole Contest here in Atlanta, the Elk Capital of Michigan!

2005 Elk Pole Contest Prize Donators

  • Largest Rack Grand Prize was a 50 cal. Black Powder Rifle was made possible by a discounted price from Ray's New & Used Guns and donations contributed by those in individual & joint memberships with the Atlanta Business Owners Association and the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce including EJ Paul Insurance, El-Bo Inn, Engleharts Auto Salvage, Ehlers Auto Sales, McLaughlin & Associates Real Estate, PC House Doctor and Northwoods Services & Construction.
  • $100.00 cash prize for the heaviest elk donated by the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce.
  • Elk collectors pocket knife,  Bone handled bowie knife, Elk paper weight, Decorative Elk Tissue Box Cover and Antler Style Mirror  made possible by contributions from Ellen Turkovich, Nancy LaFrance, M-32 Supply & the LaFi Corporation.
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A very special thankyou to father & son, Gordon and Rick Ferguson (picture at left with 3 trophies!)  for the years of running the elk pole. Rick is the Elk Pole Mayor but will deny the glory. Gordon uses his loader and boom to hoist the huge elk from vehicle to pole and back. He even camps out beside the elk pole just to be near 'em. He loves 'em that much. 
Rick had orchestrated our new electrical service for the Atlanta Chamber.  Until this year, Larry Samp of State Wide Real Estate had allowed us to not only use his parking lot for the event, but also his electricity. (Of which we blew many a breaker over the years)

Also a warm Thank You  to De-J's Cafe for providing hot meals for the pole workers. Judy and staff have made a wonderful difference to the pole workers for several years now. Nothing like some fine hot eats to ward off the chill from old man winter.

Last, but certainly not least an appreciative thank you to Mike (last name withheld for witness protection) for helping out hang and takedown the elk.  He gave Rick a break from cruizin' up and down the ladder for both days of the contest.  Thanks muchly Mr. Mike!

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