Lac du Bonnet Wildlife Association Awards Night

Image of Eric Mullen giving a presentation

The Awards Night turned out well as a program, and everyone had a good time.

A huge shoutout to guest speaker Eric Mullen who was kind to deliver a very informative presentation with some cutting-edge research that was being discussed and was appreciated by the crowd. The topic was on Black Crappie and their survival when angled from deep depths.

Winning Big Game

The Big Game Awards (2021 & 2022) attracted 10 Whitetail Deer Antlers and two Black Bear Skulls. One Moose rack was put on display but was not entered. Raina Pollock displayed some truly beautiful mounts for her trophies.


No Entry

Black Bear

1st Raina Pollock – 20 3/16 inches

2nd Raina Pollock – 17 2/16 inches


No Entry

Non-Typical Whitetail Deer

No Entry

Typical Whitetail Deer

1st Mark Juer – 128 4/8

2nd Sean Pollock – 128 2/8

3rd Mitch Walker – 126 1/8

Youth Whitetail Deer

1st Raina Pollock – 113 1/8

Peter Humble Award for Best Whitetail Deer

1st Mark Juer – 128 4/8

LDBWA Angling Trophy Winners

The Angling Awards (2021 & 2022) featured 40 fish entered, 5 youth entries, and 35 Adult enteries. However these were submitted by only 3 youth and 5 adults. Quality was excellent as 37 of the 40 fish were Master Angler Size.

Northern Pike

1st Bob Molinski – 45.25 inches (114.5 cm)

2nd Jim Spires – 45 inches (114 cm)

3rd Dennis McGuffin – 42 inches (106.5 cm)

Smallmouth Bass

1st Dennis McGuffin – 20.5 inches (52 cm)

2nd Kelsey Joss – 20 inches (50.5 cm)

3rd James Spires – 18.25 inches (46 cm)


No Entry


1st Doug Leroux – 31 inches (79 cm)

2nd Dennis McGuffin – 27.5 inches (69.5 cm)

Yellow Perch

1st Dennis McGuffin – 12.25 inches (31 cm)

Largest Fish: Black Crappie

Dennis McGuffin – 15.75 inches (39 cm)

129.5% of Master Angler Size


1st Sean Pollock – 15.5 inches (39.5 cm)

2nd Dennis McGuffin – 15.25 inches (38.5  cm)

3rd Bob Molinski – 15 inches (38.5 cm)

Black Crappie

1st Dennis McGuffin – 15.75 inches (39.5 cm)

2nd Bob Molinski – 15 inches (38 cm)

3rd Sean Pollock – 13 inches (33 cm)

Common Carp

1st Jim Spires – 33 inches (83.5 cm)


1st Bob Molinski – 21 inches (53.34 cm)


1st Bob Molinski – 30 inches (76 cm)

Rock Bass

1st Dennis McGuffin – 11.5 inches (29 cm)

Channel Catfish

1st Dennis McGuffin – 31 inches (79 cm)

Youth Angling Awards

Northern Pike

1st Charlize Joss – 44 inches (111.5 cm)

2nd Hunter Pollock – 37 inches (94 cm)

Smallmouth Bass

1st Charlize Joss19 inches (48 cm)


1st Hunter Pollock – 15.5 inches (39.5 cm)

Member of the Year Award

Image of a trophy with a Lac du Bonnet Wildlife logo on it.Goes to Stewart Massey for his efforts as the Project Manager for the Outdoor Education Center and Range. Stewart handled the day to day contact with the contractors, and lead the volunteer construction teams that erected the two firing line sheds. Great progress was made over the year and the Outdoor Education Centre has emerged as a truly first class facility. The expression “We couldn’t have done it without him” is so true in this case. The LDBWA is proud to give Stewart Key #1 to the OEC front gate and a season of use.

More Winners

The night featured several contests and draws with a variety of winners.

  • Door prize was won by Lavina Harding,
  • Mystery Trophy Score (120 2/8 inches) was shared by Mark Juer, Lavina Harding, and Aurele.
  • Mark Juer won the Big Game Participation prize,
  • Dennis McGuffin the Angling Participation prize.
  • Charlize Joss won the Youth Angling Participation Prize.
  • Aurele ? took home the Owl Carving
  • Marvin Arneson the Marlin in the two 52 card draws.
  • The 5 Table Raffles were won by several attendees.

Many thanks to: Cherry, Shirley, Kelly, Mike, Stu, Dennis, Gina and all those that I missed, for their help over the evening.