Louisiana Sportsman Big Buck Contest to highlight trophy deer from past two seasons

All entrants eligible for drawing for Yamaha 350 Grizzly ATV.

Deer hunters dream of that big buck stepping into their sights, and if you’ve been lucky that dream has come true in the past couple of years.

If that is the case, you’ll definitely want to enter the rack in the 2012 Louisiana Sportsman Big Buck Contest, to be held at the Louisiana Sportsmen’s Show in March.

This year’s contest will feature seven categories:

• Best Louisiana Gun
• Best Louisiana Bow
• Best Out-of-State Gun
• Best Out-of-State Bow
• Ladies
• Youth
• Muzzleloader/Crossbow

In addition, all deer entered in the contest – no matter how big or small – will be included in a random drawing for a Yahama 350 Grizzly.

The highest-scoring Louisiana Gun buck and Louisiana Bow buck will also each win a free executive hunt at Mississippi’s McKenna Ranch.

Since the contest occurs so soon after the deer season, many hunters will have to retrieve the horns from their taxidermist before the event, and that shouldn’t ever be a problem. Taxidermists don’t typically install the antlers until very late in the mounting process.

All deer will receive official Boone & Crockett scores.

Bucks killed during the 2011-12 season are eligible for entry. Additionally, bucks killed during the 2010-11 season that have not been officially scored are also eligible.

Bucks killed during prior seasons may be brought in for scoring and display, but they are not eligible for contest prizes.

Be sure to read the full contest rules.

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