However, hunters still have plenty of time as the contest runs through Jan. 22.
Participation in the contest is free, but hunters must register at least 24 hours in advance of taking their deer. Hunters may register at any of the contest sponsors: Army/Navy Store of Tyler, 1201 E.SE. Loop 323; East Texas Seed, Cotton Belt Rail Yard; Lynch’s Food Store, 3400 E. Fifth; Mac s Gun Shop, 213 E. Elm; Noonday Gun Trader, 14674 U.S. 155 South; and Still Life Taxidermy, 1415 E. Tyler St., Athens.
The contest features three adult divisions North Texas, South Texas and Women s and two youth divisions North and South Texas. The youth division is open to hunters 16 years old and younger.
Winners of the youth divisions will receive a shoulder mount of their deer. Second- and third-place finishers will be awarded gift certificates.
All deer to be entered in the contest must be taken to either Still Life Taxidermy or Lynch’s Food Store.