Big Buck Contest Rules
2018 Louisiana Sportsman Big Buck Contest Rules
- 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.
- Bucks entered in any previous Louisiana Sportsman Big Buck Contest are not eligible for the category prizes, but are eligible for the draw prize.
- All bucks beyond the 60-day drying period will receive an official B&C score.
- Any buck killed within the previous 60 days will be scored and entered in the contest, but the score will not be official.
- Only free-range whitetails from any of the 50 U.S. states are eligible.
- Bucks killed with primitive arms that aren’t true, front-end-loading muzzleloaders will be entered in the Gun categories.
- Youth category entrants must have been 15 or younger at the time of the kill.
- 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.
- Bucks must be brought in during show hours Friday or before 6 p.m. Saturday to be eligible for the contest and random drawing.
- Racks must remain at the show until 2 p.m. Sunday, and may not be removed before then.
- Louisiana Sportsman reserves the right to add or alter rules at its discretion.
- All entries must be free-range deer. Deer killed inside high-fence properties are not eligible.
- 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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