2018 Louisiana Sportsman Big Buck Contest Rules

  1. Legally killed bucks shot during the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons are eligible for entry in any of the eight categories: Best Louisiana Gun, Best Louisiana Bow, Best Out-of-State Gun, Best Woman, Best Out-of-State Bow, Youth, Muzzleloader/Crossbow.
  2. Bucks entered in any previous Louisiana Sportsman Big Buck Contest are not eligible for the category prizes, but are eligible for the draw prize.
  3. All bucks beyond the 60-day drying period will receive an official B&C score.
  4. Any buck killed within the previous 60 days will be scored and entered in the contest, but the score will not be official.
  5. Only free-range whitetails from any of the 50 U.S. states are eligible.
  6. Bucks killed with primitive arms that aren’t true, front-end-loading muzzleloaders will be entered in the Gun categories.
  7. Youth category entrants must have been 15 or younger at the time of the kill.
  8. Bucks killed before the contest periods (2017-18, 2016-17, and 2015-16 seasons) may still be brought in to be officially scored, but will not be eligible for the category prizes, but will be eligible for the draw prize.
  9. Bucks must be brought in during show hours Friday or before 6 p.m. Saturday to be eligible for the contest and random drawing.
  10. Racks must remain at the show until 2 p.m. Sunday, and may not be removed before then.
  11. Louisiana Sportsman reserves the right to add or alter rules at its discretion.
  12. All entries must be free-range deer. Deer killed inside high-fence properties are not eligible.
  13. Louisiana Sportsman is not responsible for damage to deer. Entrants with mounts featuring non-traditional mounting systems are encouraged to bring mounting system to the contest.

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