Big buck contest begins Saturday

By Staff, 11/9/17 9:41 AM


PRESCOTT – For the second year, the Prescott-Nevada County Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a “Big Buck Contest” for hunters.

Friday, Nov. 10, at 10 p.m. is the last day to enter, as the contest begins Saturday morning, Nov. 11. Bucks will only be scored on three days, Nov. 28-30, from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. behind the Prescott City Hall, with Prescott Mayor Terry Oliver scoring the kills.

Hunters will need to bring the rack, check-in number and the customer ID number on their hunting license to be scored.

The rules are simple. Deer can be harvested either with a modern gun or archery during the contest period. However, they must be harvested in Nevada, Lafayette, Columbia, Ouachita, Clark, Pike or Hempstead county. Any violation of Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (AGFC) regulation will result in automatic disqualification.

There are four tiebreakers for the contest: first is the inside spread; next is the one-inch points; third is the total of both bases; and fourth is the total of both eye guards. The Chamber is not liable for any hunting accidents or incidents that may occur during the contest dates.

All deer must be harvested free range. Any deer killed behind a high fence will not be eligible for judging.

The entry fee is $20, and hunters must be at least 16-years-old to enter. The winner will receive 60 percent of the total amount from entries, with the Chamber keeping 40 percent. Entry forms can be picked up at the Chamber office.

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