2024 Louisiana Sportsman Show Big Buck Contest

(Photos by Anna Gourgues)

The number of entries in the Louisiana Sportsman Show Big Buck Contest was less than in recent years, but the quality of bucks killed was excellent! Youth hunter turn out was good and Hunter Hoffman from Springfield won first place with a huge 241 1/8 Non-Typical buck that he killed on a Hunt of a Lifetime Hunt in Alabama. This buck had 25 points, a 26 6/8 inch inside spread and main beams that were 28 inches long. The buck will qualify for the Boone and Crockett Big Game Record Book.

Hunter Hoffman

This buck was also recognized as the Best Buck in the Contest. Congratulations to Hunter who killed a buck of a lifetime!

Samuel Ward III from Port Allen killed a 167 4/8 Typical buck in East Feliciana Parish and won second place with his 12 pointer. This buck will qualify for the Boone and Crockett Recognition Program. Drake Burchfield of Walker took third place with a 133 5/8 buck killed in Concordia Parish.

Samuel Ward III
Drake Burchfield

Other youth hunters included Lane Stogner who killed a 126 3/8 typical in Concordia Parish; Layla Robinson of Maurepas killed a 120 3/8 typical in East Baton Rouge Parish; and Ethan Beatty of Walker killed a 110 typical buck in West Feliciana Parish. Congratulations to all our youth hunters who are the future of deer hunting in Louisiana.

Winners of the other divisions are as follows:

Louisiana Bow

Kade Lanoux of St. Amant- 109 7/8 typical killed in Ascension Parish

Louisiana Gun

First Place- Chase Sonier of Schriever- 162 1/8 Typical killed in Lafourche Parish

Chase Sonier

Second Place- Derek Domingue of Thibodaux- 139 6/8 Typical killed in St. Martin Parish

Derek Domingue

Third Place- Jay Hatcher of Gonzales- 126 6/8 Typical killed in Concordia Parish

Jay Hatcher


First Place- Duke Ehrhardt of Covington- 131 2/8 Typical killed in West Feliciana Parish

Duke Ehrhardt

Second Place- Eathan Beatty of Walker- 123 1/8 Typical killed in West Feliciana Parish

Eathan Beatty

Out of State- Gun

Keith Richard

First Place- Keith Richard of Baton Rouge- 164 4/8 Typical killed in MS

Second Place- Keith Scharwark Jr. of Erwinville- 134 3/8 Typical killed in MO

Third Place- Joel Cornett of Gonzales- 120 7/8 Typical 6-point in KY

Many thanks to the Louisiana Land Bank for sponsoring the contest. Special thanks to David Moreland for heading up the contest as well as Tony Vidrine, Jonathan Bordelon, Keith and Mitzie LaCaze and Brad Kennon for scoring deer. These guys are official B&C measurers and are always willing to take time off from their busy schedules to score deer for the record books.

The Louisiana Sportsman Show is proud to recognize these outstanding deer. Thank you to everyone who participated.