HEART OF TEXAS BIG BUCK CONTEST

 Contest Award Categories

  • Low Fence division:
    • Longest Spike
    • Eight Point buck
    • Non-Typical Buck
    • Widest Spread Buck
    • Overall Biggest Buck
  • Youth Division Largest Buck
    • Longest Spike
    • First Place
    • Runner up
  • High Fence division:
    • Overall Biggest Buck
    • Longest Drop tine

 

Rules and Regulations

  1. Registration cost is $5 per hunter including youth.
  2. The Contest is for the 2021 white-tailed deer rifle hunting season.
  3. The contest has three divisions: Low Fence Division, High Fence Division, and Youth Division.
  4. The Youth division will begin on Oct 30th while the regular contest for adults will begin with the start of the season on November 6th. Both contests will end on the final day of the adult season on Jan. 2, 2021.
  5. Low Fence Division- animals that are harvested from property without game proof fencing, or property that has at least one mile of its perimeter with low fences.
  6. High Fence Division- animals harvested from property that is completely fenced with game proof fencing or has less than mile of low or no fencing.
  7. Youth Division- All hunters that are 15 years old or younger as of Dec. 31, 2021 will automatically be in the Youth division.
  8. Hunters must register before the registration period expires on a date to be determined by The Heart of Texas Big Buck Contest to be eligible to win prizes.
  9. All hunters must have a current valid hunting license before hunting and entering a harvested buck into the contest.
  10. All State, Federal and local laws must be followed.
  11. Participants can register at any of the authorized registration locations as posted at https://koxe.com/big-buck-registration-locations/.
  12. All deer must be killed in the State of Texas.
  13. All bucks must be brought in to an authorized scoring sponsor location by the person that killed it during normal business hours.
  14. All bucks brought in for scoring MUST, at a minimum, have the cape attached to the head. No skull cap and antlers only submissions will be accepted.
  15. After getting your buck measured by an authorized scoring location, hunters must keep the horns or make them available to The Heart of Texas Big Buck Contest in the event of a tie or discrepancy.
  16. If the deer is taken to a taxidermist, the hunter will need to provide The Heart of Texas Big Buck Contest with the name, address and phone number if requested.
  17. Animals may only be brought to one authorized location for measuring/scoring.
  18. All Winners must agree to submit to a polygraph lie detector test if requested. Failure to comply will result in disqualification from the contest.
  19. Ties will be decided by a random draw from a hat by an authorized representative.
  20. Out of state contestants must have a valid Texas Drivers license.
  21. All scoring will initially be done by designated scoring sponsor locations but will not be considered official until verified and finalized by The Heart of Texas Big Buck Contest’s official scoring team.
  22. The Heart of Texas Big Buck Contest reserves the right to amend the official rules at any time. The most current rules are posted here: https://koxe.com/big-buck-contest-rules-regulations/
  23. The Heart of Texas Big Buck Contest reserves the right to disqualify any deer entered into the contest at their sole discretion.

The Heart of Texas Big Buck Contest is offered through a partnership between BuckMasters of Central Texas and Brown County Broadcasting Co.   All questions and inquiries should be directed to Brown County Broadcasting Company.