Elma Locker & Grocery, Inc.

2015/2016 Deer Contest


Contest Rules:

All photos and deer trim must be from the current deer season and the deer has to be processed at our locker.

To enter you can submit your photo's and stories in person at the locker or via e-mail at elmalocker@iowatelecom.net.

All pictures will be posted on our web page and our Facebook page. We're looking forward to seeing all the entries.

The contest will cover all of the deer seasons: youth, bow, muzzle-loader, and shotgun.  There will be one winner per season for best picture or must unique rack, so it doesn't matter if it is the biggest buck for this contest.


All youth hunters will receive a prize for entering.

If you have any questions call us at 641-393-2287.

Youth Season Winner:

Ryan Kelly

Age 10


Early Muzzle-loader Season Winner:

Craig Fencl

Late Muzzle-loader Season Winner:

Norm Kelly


Shotgun Seasons Winner:

Jim Saltou


Bow Season Winner: 

Dax Lawless


"Stuck Out''

On December 27, 2015 we headed out to do some late season muzzle-loader hunting.  On the way in, there was a monster buck thirty yards from the tower blind that we were going to.  We snuck within 174 yards of it before it ran into the woods.  We got into the tower blind and at 4:15 pm a group of about 10 deer came out.  There was 3 bucks in the group and 1 stuck out.  He stuck out, because of his huge body size.  They were all headed to pass in front of the South window, so we setup to shoot out of that window.  The does came first and at 60 yards they got down wind and went on high alert.  All the deer were passing by South of us, but we couldn't find the one that stuck out.  My dad peeked out the West window, and there he was 24 yards away.  We switched windows and he didn't move.  I aimed and fired.  He ran about 100 yards and dropped in the field East of us.  I finally got one after two years of hunting.  I made a perfect shot through the heart and lungs.  His field dressed weight was 175 lbs. 

Two days later, on December 29, 2015, Grandpa shot what we think is the monster buck we saw during the walk in, which is pictured on the right.  

"Last day, last hour."

October 25, 2015

Early Muzzle-loader 2015 Season

Craig Fencl with his daughters.

Ashley (15 years old) and Abbey (12 years old)

16 point buck shot during shotgun season with muzzle loader, 50 Caliber Knight Rifle. 

December 6, 2015


Dylan Meirick

2015/2016 Youth Deer Season


Isaac Howe

Age 11

Montana Mule 2015

2015/2016 Youth Deer Season


Henry Troyer

Age 11

December 5, 2015

2015/2016 Youth Deer Season

Henry's first deer and the first time hunting with his dad.  His parents are just as proud as he is. 


Steve Peterson 

October 10, 2015

2015/2016 Deer Season


John Koshmeter

November 2, 2015

2015/2016 Bow Deer Season


Jan Rasing

October 2015

2015/2016 Bow Deer Season

"Never to old to start!"

First time ever hunting at age 48.


Brad Voves

November 7, 2015

2015/2016 Bow Deer Season

10 point buck at 20 yards at 2:15 pm on 11/7/15.  Shot buck with my bow along Crane Creek which is East of Elma, IA


Jim Saltou

2015/2016 Deer Season


Jim Saltou

2015/2016 Late Muzzle-loader Deer Season

8 point buck Shot on 1-4-2016 

Elma Locker & Grocery, Inc.

100 Grant Street

Elma, IA 50628

Phone:  641-393-2287

Fax: 641-393-2330

E-mail: elmalockergrocery@gmail.com

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Roger Meirick

2015/2016 Deer Season