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Vast Array of Varmints Sought

The Fourth Annual Lexington Lone Star Varmint Tournament happens this weekend, starting at 12 noon on Saturday and ending at 1 p.m. on Sunday. The meeting will be held at the Lexington Memorial Park on Highway 77 and hundreds are expected to participate.

This is only the fourth year of this competition, but one of the organizers, Tommy Ramsey said, “We expect to have more this year than last year. We started the Varmint Tournament as something to do among friends, but the interest spread fast from the very first year we did it!”

Last year, one hundred seventeen teams signed up and organizers paid out over $12,000 in cash, not to mention giving away three guns. This year, there will be four guns given away, along with other prizes.

The first place winners last year were Long Range of Taylor, who won $4,680 with 340 points. The second place winners were 3C Yote Busters of Gorman, who won $2,340, with 315 points. Taking third were Beer Belly Varmint Hunters of Brookesmith/Gustine, who won $1,755, with 295 points. The fourth place winners were Team Weaver of Hamilton/Austin, who won $1,170, with 275 points and fifth place went to Nuts & Furs of Lee County/Houston area, who won $585, with 275 points.

There were other categories to win cash prizes, including Heaviest Bobcat, Heaviest Coyote, Heaviest Fox, and Mangiest Coyote.

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