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RHO Big Buck Contest Rules

Welcome to the Ridge Hunter Outdoors Big Buck Contest! Contest details and rules are listed below.


Please read all rules and regulations before entering your buck.


First Prize - Ruger American Ranch 350 Legend, Invite to guest on the Ridge Hunter Outdoors Podcast

Second Prize - Free Shoulder Mount of Buck Entered


Raffle Prize 1 - Bushnell Engage 1300 Rangefinder

Raffle Prize 2 - Tenzing Pace Day Pack

Raffle Prize 3 - Bushnell H20 10x42 Proof Prism Binoculars

All contestants will receive:  Ridge Hunter Outdoors Big Buck Contest T-Shirt

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Rules and Regulations

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  • Only 100% wild, fair chase whitetail deer may be entered

  • You may enter up to two deer in the contest

  • Competition will be open until January 14, 2024

  • You must register to enter and pay entry fee before October 10th

    • No deer taken prior to registration will be accepted​

  • Entry fee of $30 will be required upon registration

  • Deer harvested with any legal method during the appropriate season are eligible to enter

  • Prizes will be given for the two biggest bucks

    • First prize must be picked up at Mel's Sporting Goods in Flora, IL (directions will be provided)​

    • ​Second prize must be brought to Clark's Deer Processing in Wayne City​

  • Three additional prizes will be given away via raffle

  • One raffle prize may be awarded per contestant​​

    • Raffles will be drawn as follows: Raffle 1 - October 15, Raffle 2 - November 15, Raffle 3 - December 15​

  • Raffle winners will be notified within 24 hours of drawing and announced on RHO social media

  • Bucks taken must be verified by video and/or photo

    • You must be in the picture with your tagged buck to verify your entry

    • Photos will be submitted to page admin for verification

  • Bucks must be taken during the 2023-2024 Deer Season

  • Any Buck that cannot be clearly verified by video and/or photo will not be allowed entry into the contest

  • Scoring will be done by the Boone & Crocket Club system

  • At the end of the competition, all bucks qualifying for prizes will be scored by a member of the Ridge Hunter Team, in person, to authenticate winners

  • Winners will then be contacted and awarded their prize

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